For the 6th consecutive year, Kelly Cohen, Managing Partner of Southern Strategy Group, has been recognized by Orlando Magazine as one of the powerful leaders shaping their community. We would like to congratulate her, our clients and the other individuals who have received this distinguished recognition.
Political strategist, lobbyist and business marketer, Cohen is one of Mayor Buddy Dyer’s top advisers. She was part of his re-election team last year, and Dyer gave away Cohen at her recent wedding. Over the past year, she worked with UCF and the city to secure state funding for the planned downtown campus, and with Orlando City Soccer on completion of its new stadium. She also is involved in the new, high-tech International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research in Osceola County. “My job isn’t only about advocating; it is essentially about helping businesses, nonprofits and government partners thrive,” she says. Influence Magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in Florida politics, and Florida Trend listed her as a “must know” player in Orlando/Orange County.