Company: Brodsky and Associates
Mike Brodsky is a Financial Advisor and Managing Director with Brodsky & 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 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.
Mike is currently the President of the Yale Alumni Association of Central Florida and the All-Ivy Club of Central Florida. In addition to being the Chairman of the Board for The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, he’s a member of the Business Board of Directors for World Sports Alumni, the President of the Jewish Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Team Selection Committee for Florida Citrus Sports.
He has previously served as a board member for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, Distinguished Young Women of Florida, the Center for Memory Disorders and the Orlando International Fringe Festival.
He has also covered the last three “week of Super Bowl” events, NFL Honors red carpet, Pro Bowl practices, and golf tournaments for iHeart Radio, Florida National News, and Vegas Sports Daily, and broke a story picked up by ESPN, Bleacher Report, and TMZ.
Mike Brodsky is the author of “Incremental Improvements: Change Your Life One Small Step At A Time,” and “4th Down and Damn: A Lineman’s Story, The Autobiography of Leon Searcy.”
Mike and his wife, attorney Lisa Becovsky Brodsky, live in Oviedo with their children, Sara and Jake, and their dog, Buddy.
Mike’s websites and additional contact information can be found at www.Linktr.ee/MikeBrodsky
Title: Vice Chair
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: Larson Design Group
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: Tepa Engineering Services, LLC
Jason Alphonso is a professional mechanical engineer (PE), a certified mechanical contractor (CMC), and a certified energy manager (CEM) with over 17 years of experience in the following areas: Facilities/HVAC&R/Energy industry in energy consulting, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design, contracting, operations & maintenance (O&M), energy conservation, sustainability, engineering research, and engineering education. Currently, Jason serves as a Program Manager for Tepa Engineering Services growing Tepa by starting the company’s first office in Florida.
Jason has been actively involved as a member and leader since graduate school with a global professional engineering society, AHSRAE. He has devoted much of his spare time to ASHRAE, including serving in multiple leadership roles in the local chapter and the global society. In addition to ASHRAE, he also serves on the mechanical subcommittee of the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES), which is the committee responsible for the PE licensure examination.
Jason’s past appointments also include the Industry Advisory Council for the Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) department at the University of Central Florida. In a 2011 Central Florida region-wide competition involving multiple engineering disciplines (electrical, civil, structural, aerospace, environmental, etc.) Jason was voted Central Florida’s “Young Engineer of the Year- 2011”. He was also featured in 2006 to be ASHRAE’s “Top 5 nominees for New Faces in Engineering”. His volunteerism and leadership experience dates to his undergraduate university and faith-based community. He earned a Masters in Science (M.S) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, with graduate work in the field of HVAC&R.
Most recently, Jason joined the Rotary Club of Altamonte Springs to serve the Central Florida area. He and his wife, Laura, live in Winter Park and are members of First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, where they frequently volunteered prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
Craig Baker is the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at AdventHealth, focusing on strategy development, planning, innovation and strategic partnerships.
With more than 15 years of experience in the health care industry, his responsibilities have included business development, physician relations, marketing and innovation. Previously, Craig served as the director for the Digestive Health Institute at AdventHealth Orlando, which included responsibility for the Center for Interventional Endoscopy and the Institute forSurgical Advancement.
Craig has a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration (with an emphasis in Marketing) from Andrews University.
Company: Law Office of Scott M. Goldberg, PLLC
Company: El-Amin & Associates, Inc.
Cedric El-Amin is an insurance agent and the agency owner of two Allstate Insurance Agencies in Casselberry and Ocoee.
Cedric graduated with a B.S. Degree in Mathematics from The Ohio State University in 1987. He also holds Florida licenses in Property & Casualty, Life Insurance and Series 6. He attended Ohio State on a track scholarship, where his specialty was the 800 meters.
Cedric began his career in the insurance industry in 2019, after spending 27 successful years in the pharmaceutical industry. He started as a field sales representative where he progressed to be promoted to several leadership positions. He has held positions as a district manager, regional sales manager, and a national sales director. His pharmaceutical career was with Merck Pharmaceuticals, Schwartz Pharma, Inventiv Health and Publicis Touchpoint Solutions.
He is currently a member of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce where he is committed to bringing value and integrity to the community and the customers he serves.
Cedric was born and reared in Dayton, OH, but has lived in Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH, Los Angeles, CA, Annapolis, MD and most recently Plymouth, MI. He has been a resident in Orlando since 2018. He believes we hold the power to change our world through our faith and our actions… But first you must believe!
Company: Borealis Investment Group, LLC, retired
Andrea was born and raised in Orlando and has deep roots in the community. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. After a successful 24-year career in Silicon Valley with leadership positions in architecture, real estate, and as co-owner of a residential design-build construction company, she relocated with her family back to Florida in 2016.
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.