Raise the Bar with Skills-Based Hiring

sponsored by JPMorgan Chase

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Grow Your Knowledge, Business and Career as We Build a Brilliant Region Together

Join the Orlando Economic Partnership to learn how to find and retain talent and diversify their workforce to increase their team’s potential by investing in their skills through and interactive workshop.

Presented by Truist Financial Corp., the four-event virtual summit series is designed to actively build a new economy for our region and advance Broad-Based Prosperity™ by focusing on implementation of recovery solutions for businesses, cutting edge talent development strategies and technology that accelerates innovation.

The summit series has already held two sessions. Two consecutive weekly, virtual expert-led sessions remain, including this one on Tuesday, October 20 – each focusing on implementation of recovery solutions for businesses, cutting-edge talent development strategies and technology that accelerates innovation.  


Dale A. Brill, Ph.D.
SVP, Research and The Foundation for Orlando’s Future
Orlando Economic Partnership

Alexander N. Cartwright, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida

Maria Escorcia
Vice President, Program Officer Florida
JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Tony Jenkins
Market President, Central Florida
Florida Blue

Georgia Lorenz, Ph.D.
Seminole State College of Florida

Danielle Permenter
Vice President, Talent & Community Development
Orlando Economic Partnership

Kathleen A. Plinske, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President, Provost & Campus President
Valencia College


WEEK 4 – Tuesday, October 27 | 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Level Up Your Innovation Capabilities powered by the Orlando Tech Council | sponsored by Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
Tackle topics including access to contracts and capital, visibility of the tech ecosystem partners and players, and the public perception of the Orlando region as a hub for innovation.

PREVIOUSLY HELD – Tuesday, October 6 | 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Recovering Our Economy and Securing a New Future for the Orlando Region | sponsored by City National Bank
Be part of the conversation as we discuss the challenges we face together in the current environment and hear from national experts who will share their perspectives on economic development, inclusive economic recovery and then participate in the discovery of new solutions.

PREVIOUSLY HELD – Tuesday, October 13 | 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Rebuild and Renew Your Business Post COVID-19 powered by the Orlando Regional Chamber | sponsored by Fairwinds Credit Union
Get a deeper understanding of the economic impact of the pandemic on the business community, legislation impacting the future of businesses and strategies to move forward and rebuild stronger.

Single Webinar Sessions
$75 | Partnership Investor and Chamber Member, one (1) person
$85 | Non Investor and Non Member, one (1) person

Oct 20 – Raise the Bar with Skills-Based Hiring powered by the Foundation for Orlando’s Future
Oct 27 – Level Up Your Innovation Capabilities powered by the Orlando Tech Council


Advisory Council

Sandy Hostetter, Truist (formerly SunTrust) | Chair
Lainie Fox Ackerman, Orlando Health
Jim Bradley, Acorn Stairlifts Inc.
Michelle Brady-Palmer, SeaWorld Orlando
Earnest DeLoach, Balfour Beatty Construction
Gregory Dryden, Fifth Third Bank
Diedre Keller, Florida A&M University College of Law
Jim Hair, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
Tyler Minton, Quest Relocation Group

JoAnn Newman, Orlando Science Center
Carlos Osorio, Orlando City Soccer Club
Sal Rehmetullah, Fattmerchant
Paul Roldán, AllGen Financial Advisors, Inc.
Adrianna Sekula, Walt Disney
Karen Skyers, Charter Communications
Melanie Stefanowicz, Orange/Osceola County Public Schools
Jeff Tecau, Protiviti


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