William Lee Price
William Lee Price
Company: Owen Realty Services
William (Wil) Lee Price is the director of marketing and operations for the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
As Director of Marketing, Wil promotes the annual fair and its new Orlando Amphitheater. His marketing campaign for the 104th Annual Fair in March of 2016 generated 38 million ad impressions, which lead to an increase in net revenue of 45 percent. His duties as Director of Operations require him to oversee the implementation and execution of more than 145 events annually; hosting an average of 2 million visitors per year; generating approximately $50 million in economic impact in Central Florida.
Prior to joining the fairgrounds, Wil spent seven years with D.R. Horton Homes as a project manager and salesperson. Locally raised, a graduate of Winter Park High School and Rollins College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Management, he attributes much of his career success to training and the Esprit de Corps, which he received in the United States Marine Corps. Wil received numerous commendations including the Navy Achievement Medal (NAM) and was discharged honorably as a Corporal of the Marines.
Title: Vice Chairman
Company: Brodsky and Associates
Mike Brodsky is a financial advisor and managing director with Brodsky and Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial in Orlando.
Mike graduated with an Economics degree from Yale University in 1990, and an M.B.A. from Duke University in 1992. He started in the financial services industry with Smith Barney in 1997. Mike has received the certifications of Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor from the College for Financial Planning. He also has previously worked as a television news producer with the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach and as a producer for America’s Health Network.
He is currently the president of the Yale Alumni Association of Central Florida and the All-Ivy Club of Central Florida. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Distinguished Young Women of Florida and the Jewish Chamber of Commerce and has previously served as a board member for the JCC of Greater Orlando, the Center for Memory Disorders, and the Orlando International Fringe Festival. Mike is also the author of the book, “Incremental Improvements: Change Your Life One Small Step At A Time.”
Mike lives in Oviedo with his wife, Lisa, and his children, Sara and Jake.
Company: Republic Services
Kristen Stone is a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner for Republic Services. In her current role, Kristen supports the company-wide leadership team in shaping organizational development and hiring top talent across the country. She is also a long-standing member of the Orlando Chapter Advisory Board for the Florida Diversity Council.
Kristen was born and raised in Central Florida. She began her career in Human Resources, with a focus on Talent Management and Organizational Development, while working in the field of Education. Kristen managed a local branch of a tutoring company for many years before she accepted a role in Human Resources leadership with Florida Virtual School. From there, she transitioned to working in the waste and recycling industry in 2015 with Republic Services, a Fortune 500 company that is known as one of Forbes Most Innovative Companies and Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Kristen has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, as well as a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida. She also holds certification as a Black Belt in Recruitment and a Black Belt in Diversity & Inclusion through the Social Talent Network.
Kristen is an amateur artist, a foodie, and an avid at-home chef who loves to entertain family and friends. She lives in Winter Park with her husband, Justin, who is a Humanities and Philosophy Professor at Valencia College, their precocious daughter Reagan, and their rambunctious pets Steve and Finnley.
Company: Independent consultant, certified mediator in state circuit and county courts and volunteer mediator at the Orange County Courthouse.
Bruce is semi-retired from civilian legal and military careers spanning 39 years. He served as a prosecutor, defense counsel and judge in state, federal and military courts. He was the senior reserve judge advocate in three Air Force major commands and deployed as the chief of staff and staff judge advocate at the Office of the Defense Representative for Pakistan at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. Notably, for his accomplishments during his tour in Pakistan, the Secretary of Defense awarded Bruce the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Department’s second highest peacetime Joint award. He retired in 2016 from his position as an assistant United States attorney for the Middle District of Florida in the Orlando office. He currently offers his services as an independent consultant and as a certified mediator in State Circuit and County Courts. He also serves as a volunteer mediator at the Orange County Courthouse. He graduated from Duke University with a B.A., majoring in political science and history, and he received his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. Since moving to Florida in 2000, he has been active in annual fund-raising for Food For The Poor, and he was a volunteer patient provider for Hospice of The Comforter, where he also served a term on the Ethics Committee. He is extremely grateful to have been selected to serve a term on The Mustard Seed Board of Directors.
Robert L. Lowe
Robert L. Lowe
Company: JBT Aerotech
Robert (Rob) Lowe is the Director of Human Resources and Corporate Talent Acquisition for JBT Aerotech in Orlando. He joined the company in August 2017. In his current role, he leads the HR function for JBT AeroTech globally, which has operations in North America, Europe and Asia. He also heads Corporate Talent Acquisition.
With more than 20 years of experience, Rob has held leadership roles in Human Resources for several Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining JBT AeroTech, he served as Senior Human Resources Director for The Nature’s Bounty Company based in Boca Raton where held the HR function for the Southeast and West regions, which included multiple packaging and manufacturing plants across Florida, Texas, California and Arizona.
Rob moved to Central Florida after joining Dean Foods in October 2009 where he was the Senior HR Manager for the Florida Division, which was comprised of T.G. Lee Dairy in Central and Northern Florida and McArthur Dairy in South Florida. He also has held HR leadership roles with other industry leaders including Accenture, Cummins Engine Company and Alcoa. In addition, Rob was the founder and owner of HR Pacesetters LLC, which provided Human Resources Consulting to small and medium-sized businesses in the Memphis and Northern Mississippi areas.
Rob also has served on the Board of Directors for various professional and community-based organizations. He served on the Board of Directors for the South Florida Manufacturers Association. He also served as Chairman for the Board of Directors of the Employers Association Forum and as the President of the Orlando Chapter for the National Association of African-Americans in Human Resources. His other past board memberships, include supporting the Business Advisory Committee for Valencia College, the United Way of the Mid-South including the Allocation Committee for Desoto County, the Olive Branch Metro Park Association and the Gift of Swimming in Orlando along with several others. He is a past member of the Society of Human Resources Management for Central Florida and has been a past member of several NBMBAA Chapters. In 2016, Rob was recognized by Legacy Magazine as one of the “50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Professionals in Business and Industry for South Florida.” In 2006, Rob was named “Business Leader of the Year” by the Marshall County School District in Mississippi. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Rob has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master of Science in Human Resources Development both from Indiana State University. Rob holds a SPHR and SHRM-SCP certification. He is also a certified Circuit Court Mediator for the Florida Supreme Court.
Ramces Rouzard Jr.
Ramces Rouzard Jr.
Ramces Rouzard Jr. was born in Naples, Florida at North Collier Hospital. His mother, Viergelie Rouzard, and father, Ramces Rouzard Sr., were both born in Haiti and came to the United States as migrant workers in Immokalee, Florida where they raised Ramces.
Ramces is a singer, songwriter, television host, entrepreneur, business owner and motivational speaker. His unique company, In/The/Mirror, aims to impact, influence and inspire others using the business’s media platforms. Ramces created a one-on-one interview segment called, “The Reflection Show on In/The/Mirror,” in which interviewees share their unscripted stories. Ramces has interviewed successful individuals and asked them questions that spark self reflection.
Ramces has been blessed to interview former NBA player Adonal Foyle, actor Kevin Sorbo, actor T.C. Stallings, director, producer and screen writer David A.R. White and California-based KBLX-FM radio personality Armand Carr, as well as many more. In/The/Mirror creates an experience that can truly affect a person’s life in a positive way.
Ramces is a man of faith and is married to his beloved wife, Jennifer. They reside in Orlando.
Company: Sissine’s Business Solutions
As the General Manager of Sissine’s Business Solutions, Mike Sanguine is responsible for running all facets of the business. He graduated from the University of Florida and has been in the technology space for 15 plus years. He specializes in taking a full assessment of the current situation of a customer’s needs and providing a road map for success in order to accomplish those requirements. He has provided millions of dollars in savings through rightsizing the technology and increasing the efficiency for each situation. The solutions implemented are the perfect fit for executives, managers and office personnel who are tired of spending the majority of their budgets on support rather than on the innovative, state-of-the-art technology that can vastly improve workflow and productivity.
Company: Rollins College
Maria is a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. where she earned a graduate degree in Human Development and a BA degree from DeSales University in Allentown, Pa. She also holds a certificate in the Management Program from Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business. She is a former associate vice president for Human Resources and Risk Management at Rollins College. Prior to Rollins, Maria was employed by Lehigh University as Employment Manager.
She has been active in the College and University Professional Association on Human Resources (CUPA-HR) at the Chapter, Regional and National Level, having served as Chair of the Southern Region CUPA-HR and as a Board member of the National CUPA-HR. She is also a member of URMIA (University Risk Management and Insurance Association).
She is a Board Member of the ICUBA Independent Colleges and Universities Benefits Association. She also is a member of the United Arts of Central Florida HR committee.
Company: Retired sales executive
A New Orleans native and graduate of Louisiana Tech University, Dana began her technical sales career in Southern Louisiana focused in the Petroleum Industry. She relocated to Orlando in 1988 to pursue a new sales career in the Aerospace Industry. She devoted 28 years to Wesco Aircraft Hardware Corporation and retired in 2016. Her career path as a Sales Manager/Executive gave her the most personal rewards in hiring and mentoring talented individuals and witness their success into Management and in some cases VP positions.
Dana’s passion for The Mustard Seed stems from her childhood when her family was devastated by Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and Hurricane Camille in 1969 in South Louisiana. Her family had seven children, and they lost their home and everything they required to survive as a family. Once her parents found suitable housing, the family depended on the generosity of organizations similar to The Mustard Seed to keep the family together. The donations allowed her family to furnish a rental home and all family members had a bed to sleep in; a dinner table and dishes to use for meals; kitchen utensils to allow her parents to prepare a family meal; towels to dry off after a bath; and much needed clothes for seven children! Donations from every organization and individual kept the family together. Additionally, her New Orleans family experienced tremendous suffering during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Dana housed her niece and her family in Orlando. Great ending to that story: Niece and family settled in Winter Garden, FL and found great happiness and success.
Company: KSR, CPA
Kenneth began his career working as an accountant in the time-share industry and transitioned into public accounting, with a concentration in charter schools and not-for-profits. Kenneth has approximately 20 years of experience performing governmental audits. Kenneth has spent many years auditing not-for-profits and governmental entities and has provided hundreds of hours as an independent contractor and consultant.
Company: Intersect Media Solutions
Stephanie is a Digital Media Strategist at Intersect Media Solutions, a media planning and buying agency. Intersect Media Solutions is a subsidiary of the Florida Press Association.
Stephanie started her career in marketing, advertising and media buying in 2010, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida.
Since then, she has marketed for a multi-specialty physician group in south Florida, organized events, fundraisers and marketing efforts for nonprofits and political candidates and was also the former Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator for The Mustard Seed of Central from 2014-2015. This is when she fell in love with the mission of the organization and wanted to help it grow in whatever way she could.
Stephanie has called Orlando home for 12 years and loves her “City Beautiful.” She lives in College Park with her husband, Ryan, and her two daughters, Kylee and Kennedy.
Company: Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Jackie Butler holds the position of Vice President, Human Resources at the corporate offices of
Marriott Vacations Worldwide (MVW) based in Orlando, FL.
In this position, Jackie oversees the Human Resources Operations function for several corporate disciplines including Architecture, Design & Construction, Brand & Digital, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology and
Law. The scope of responsibility spans across the North America, Asia Pacific, Europe/Middle East
and within the Exchange and Third-Party Management and Vacation Ownership business
Jackie and her team of HR professionals provide front line through strategic level HR support to
senior leaders and associates in the areas of employee relations, compensation and benefits,
learning and performance, organization development/change management, and talent
acquisition. Joining MVW in July 2008 as Corporate Director, Human Resources, Jackie has been
with the organization for over 10 years.
With 20 plus years of experience as Business Partner, Jackie’s experience includes serving as HR
Business Partner in the insurance industry with companies like The Hartford Insurance Group and
CIGNA Healthcare. Additionally, she has experience working in the retail management and
customer experience sectors.
Jackie earned a master’s degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and a
bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.
Committed to building professional networks and bridges, she’s an active member of the
National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR), Jack and Jill of America – Orlando Chapter and a past member of the National Black MBA Association.
Jackie is a native of the beautiful island of Jamaica and immigrated to Connecticut in 1989. She
enjoys being a mom to her two beautiful daughters, Kai-Lee and Zoie, traveling, reading, walking
on the beach and spending quality time with friends and family.
Title: Survey Project Manager
Company: Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.
Eric Orndorff is a Survey Project Manager and Florida licensed Professional Surveyor and Mapper with the Geomatics Practice at Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (formerly MACTEC) in Altamonte Springs, Florida. In 2019, Eric and his family relocated from Pennsylvania to Central Florida to be near his wife’s family and her hometown of Maitland.
Prior to joining Wood in early 2019, Eric spent nearly five years working for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which serves 27 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. Eric initially served as the Regional Director-Northern Tier in Williamsport, where he led the expansion of a 13-county sub-region of the Food Bank, doubling food distribution to families in need from $5 million pounds annually to $10 million pounds annually within three years. He led these efforts by overseeing an increase of staff, distribution partners and donors, while strengthening community relationships by establishing a volunteer program and other partnerships.
He also assisted in a $1 million capital campaign to expand the facility and led the team through the facility’s construction. Eric was then promoted to the Director of Agency and Program Services, where he led the teams responsible for delivering education, compliance and development of Youth Programs, Senior Programs, MilitaryShare and FreshExpress mobile programs, as well as traditional food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in all 27 counties. During this time, he also served in a volunteer capacity as the Lycoming County Coordinator for Hunters Sharing the Harvest and promoted this organization’s mission throughout the Food Bank territory.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Penn State University and a master’s degree in Surveying and Mapping from the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida. Eric is an Eagle Scout and has actively served in Scouting as a leader since 2012. He is currently a troop committee member with Boy Scout Troop 787 and assists with Cub Scout Pack 787, both chartered by Willow Creek Presbyterian Church, Winter Springs, Florida. Eric, his wife Stephanie, and their three children, Sophie, Jackson and Carson, live in Maitland with their chocolate lab Nittany. The Orndorff family regularly attends Grace Church, Orlando.