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.
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.
Eric Orndorff is an Area Manager of Survey, Geospatial at WGI in Ocoee, 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 WGI in 2020 and working for Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., in Altamonte Springs in 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.
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 for
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: 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.
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!
Stephanie is a Digital Campaign Strategist at ThreatLocker, a developer of cybersecurity tools for networks.
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 two daughters, Kylee and Kennedy.
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.
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.