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