Presented by the Orlando Regional Chamber, a core component of the Orlando Economic Partnership

The events of 2020 have been unprecedented in many ways, impacting every aspect of work, life, health and wealth across generations. For many young professionals in the Orlando region and beyond, the future can seem uncertain. However, one thing remains certain – Orlando comes together in the face of great challenge.  

Join YP:NEXT, the Orlando Regional Chamber’s young professionals program, for a virtual discussion with some Orlando’s most impactful, innovative and successful young leaders to hear how Orlando changed their lives for the better.  

Responding to a series of critical and thought-provoking questions, panelists will share why they chose to begin their careers in Orlando, what they love most about being part of the community and how the region has become even more united in response to adversity. 

Registration to open soon.

PANELISTS

Stephanie Smith (Moderator)
Senior Public Policy Manager
Uber Orlando

Anita Boer
Dancer
Orlando Ballet

Adam R. Breed
Engineering Project Manager
TLS Chief Technical Assistant

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Omayra Mansfield, MD, MHA, FACEP
AdventHealth

bios

Stephanie is currently Senior Manager, Public Policy at Uber. Prior to joining Uber, Stephanie was the Public Affairs Director for AT&T Florida & Georgia. For several years, she served as Executive Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs for Governor Charlie Crist. Stephanie’s government experience also includes employment as a Special Events Coordinator for Governor Jeb Bush and a Business Development Liaison in the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.

Stephanie is a member of the Orlando Economic Partnership Board of Directors, the Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates Board of Directors, the YWCA Greater Miami Dade Board of Directors and the CareerSource FL Board of Directors. Smith is a graduate of The Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Born in Baltimore, MD, Anita Boer began dance classes at the age of two, realizing even at a young age that dance was her passion. Anita attended Carver Center for the Arts, Towson, MD, graduating with honors and recognition by the Maryland State Arts Council while simultaneously continuing classical training on scholarship at the prestigious, world renowned Kirov Academy in Washington, DC. After graduating she was accepted on scholarship at SUNY Purchase in NY where she was selected to attend Orlando Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program and offered a company contract in 2006. For the past 13 seasons with the company some of her favorite, featured roles include Vampiress in Robert Hill’s Vampire’s Ball, Red Queen in Arcadian Broad’s Wonderland, Dark Angel in Balanchine’s Serenade, the Stepmother in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story, Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Songs Strangers in the Night Pas, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Prayer in Coppelia.

While being a company member and guest artist, Anita is also a resident teacher at the Mount Dora School of Ballet in Fl and a guest teacher on a national level. Anita has judged dance competitions and coached Olympic ranked gymnasts in ballet technique. She is certified with the ABT National Training Curriculum and recently received her certification in Progressing Ballet Technique, while attending Valencia College toward a degree in Kinesiology. She has developed projects and collaborated with the Orlando Museum of Art, the Orlando Fringe Festival, Orlando Fashion Week, Casa de Mexico and Cirque de Solei. In addition, she has been involved with community outreach programs with the Orlando Public Library, Clean the World and Orange County Public Schools.

Anita is honored to have recently won the first virtual Dance Accelerator choreography competition with a piece that was inspired by the pandemic. She hopes to spread her love for dance to inspire and positively influence future generations.

Adam Breed is an Engineering Project Manager and is the Technical Assistant to the Training and Logistics Vice President of Engineering. Adam is heavily involved in shaping and developing Extended Reality (XR) simulation devices and next generation persistent training environments.

Previously, he was the Engineering Project Manager of Prepar3D®, Lockheed Martin’s flagship commercial flight simulator platform. Adam directed all aspects of the Prepar3D simulation program, including worldwide commercial product launches. In addition, he was responsible for leading multiple defense industry focused training and simulation efforts for the Training and Logistics Solutions (TLS) line of business within the Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) business area, operating out of Orlando, Florida.

During his career at Lockheed Martin, Adam has supported multiple simulation programs, spanning the training spectrum, including efforts for the F-35, F-16, C-130, PC-21, Stryker MGS and Orion. Currently, he is focused on developing the most advanced and immersive virtual reality and mixed reality training experiences for fixed wing and rotary wing environments. Adam’s goals are focused on bringing affordability, scalability, and portability to the defense industry by leveraging the best of the commercial industry.

Adam has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Florida. He has been with Lockheed Martin since 2008.

Dr. Omayra Mansfield is an emergency medicine physician. She is the Chief Medical Officer at AdventHealth Apopka and AdventHealth Winter Garden. She is the immediate past Chief of Staff of AdventHealth Celebration and is a proud graduate of the AdventHealth Physician Leadership and REACH Leadership courses.

Dr. Mansfield co-authored The Trust Transformation, a workshop that helps participants transform and improve the relationships in their lives by building a foundation of trust.  Her primary areas of interest are improving the physician and patient experience as it relates to  improving provider wellbeing, patient adherence to care, and clinical outcomes, and she has lectured extensively on these topics.

She is married to Frederick, a pediatric anesthesiologist with USAP-Florida. Together they enjoy the adventure that is raising their daughter Elizabeth and son Alexander who regularly remind them to savor the little joys in life.  They stay healthy doing crossfit and running together.