• October 19, 2016
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Southern Strategy Group would like to congratulate, Kelly Cohen, our Managing Partner of the Orlando office for being honored by the Orlando Business Journal as a CEO of the Year. Orlando Business Journal honored 24 top executives from some of metro Orlando’s renowned companies, startup firms and public agencies for its 2016 CEOs of the Year awards. They recognized these leaders for showing their abilities to innovate, diversify and grow, plus for using their “spare” time in philanthropic endeavors to make Central Florida a better place to live.

Paul Bradshaw, founder of Southern Strategy Group, nominated Kelly and praised the entire Orlando team for their leadership in Central Florida. “The Orlando office, which includes Oscar Anderson and Alex Setzer, is one of our most senior and successful offices in our network,” said Bradshaw. “The Orlando office leads by example. They created a new line of business for our network and based on their success, we replicated their business model in three other offices in Florida. Kelly is incredibly dedicated to not only the growth and success of her office but the entire network. She is always up for a challenge, always willing to engage and always thinking strategically how to better position our team. She is our de facto Chief Marketing Officer and has been the brainchild behind our marketing, branding and social media initiatives throughout Florida. She seems to effortlessly balance her professional and community commitments. She is simply everywhere. While she has received numerous accolades and recognitions, is often a featured speaker, what is more impressive is her deep dedication to volunteering and giving back in Orlando.”

We are honored to call Kelly a partner. We would also like to congratulate the other honorees including, Laura Kelley, the Executive Director of the Central Florida Expressway Authority, Don Fisher, Osceola County Manager, and Representative Jason Brodeur, President of the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce. To learn more and see the full list, go to http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2016/10/14/ceos-of-the-year-24-top-execs-who-help-propel.html.   -Kelly Cohen, Oscar Anderson, and Alex Setzer
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