Main Street Inclusion Made Official: Orlando Tech To Receive Annual Funding and Hire Executive Director
At today’s city council meeting, newly-formed nonprofit Orlando Tech was approved as the City of Orlando’s first E-Street, a designation through the City’s successful Main Street program. As an E-Street, Orlando Tech will receive annual funding from the City and will hire a full-time executive director.
“Orlando Tech, Inc. will participate in the E-Street Program as a virtual community district with the objective to make Orlando a city where tech companies choose to locate and the digital workforce thrives,” read today’s city council agenda summary.
At last month’s State of the City address Mayor Dyer announced that Orlando Tech would become the City’s digital main street. Since then, the organization has created executive and advisory boards composed of individuals with a wide range of tech experience and areas of expertise.
Board of Directors & Executive Committee
Executive Director: Orrett Davis – Cofounder, Orlando Tech Meetup
President: Carlos Carbonell – CEO, Echo Interaction Group
Vice-President: Josh Brown – CEO, PowerDMS
Treasurer: Donna Chesteen – Founding Member, The Tech Law Firm
Secretary: Necole Pynn – Managing Director, Canvs
Ex-officio Board & Founder: Robb Schiller – CEO, Futura IO
Membership Chair: Matt Broffman – CEO, Bungalower.com
Board of Advisors
Kelly Cohen – Managing Partner, Southern Strategy Group
Kathy DeVault – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Office of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Philip Holt – CEO, SPLYT Analytics
Brooke Myers – President, Emerge Real Estate Ventures
Stephanie Darden – CEO, Prismatic
Kunal Patel – CEO, Phyken Media
Eddie Bradley – Director, Filmscape Productions
In the coming months, Orlando Tech will work to expand operations through membership outreach, program development and coordination, and community partnerships.
About Orlando Tech Association
Orlando Tech is a nonprofit community association representing the digital main street of Orlando. The association works to connect tech professionals and hobbyists across Orlando, encourage tech activity and product development, and provide resources to help tech companies grow their businesses. For more information, visit OrlandoTech.org, or find the association on Facebook or Twitter.
By: Necole Pynn