Thomas K. Sittema, CEO, CNL Financial Group
Tom Sittema is CEO of CNL Financial Group, a leading private investment firm providing global real estate and alternative investments. Mr. Sittema leads a platform of diverse real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business development companies (BDCs). Prior to joining CNL, Mr. Sittema had a distinguished 27-year banking career with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. Mr. Sittema is the board chair of the Center for Real Estate for Belk College of Business, University of North Carolina, Charlotte and is on the Board of Directors of the James Madison Institute. Locally, he serves as the 2013 chairperson for the Heart of Florida United Way, and is one of the founders and board chair of LIFT Orlando. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission and is Board Chair of Florida Citrus Sports. Mr. Sittema was the past chair of WorldServe Ministries in Dallas, Texas and Apartment Life, Orlando. Mr. Sittema and his wife Jayne, reside in Winter Park, Florida, and have three married children and three grandchildren.
Sandra G. Hostetter, President, Central Florida, Valley National Bank
Sandy Hostetter, is President of Central Florida, Valley National Bank (previously CNLBank). Prior to joining CNLBank in January of 2002, she spent seven years as CEO of Florida Community Partners, a not-for-profit bank lending consortium specializing in financing for affordable housing communities. From 1982 until 1992, Ms. Hostetter was Vice President of Corporate Banking for Barnett Bank of Central Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from the Crummer School of Business, Rollins College. She has served as the board chair of the Central Florida YMCA Metro Board, is an active member of the University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board and Center for Real Estate Studies, past Chair of the Mennello Museum of American Art Friends Board, and past Chair of the Winter Park Health Foundation. She also serves on the board of the Foundation for Foster Children and is past Chair for the 2010-2011 Heart of Florida United Way Campaign and continues to serve on their board. She is on the Board of Florida Hospital and also serves as a Co-Chair of the University of Florida Regional Council. She was recently elected to the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority Operations Committee and to the LIFT Orlando Board of Directors. Ms. Hostetter and her husband, Blake reside in Winter Park and are the proud parents of a son and a daughter.
Sy Saliba, Ph. D.,Chief Marketing Officer, VP Marketing & Branding, Florida Division - Adventist Health System
Sy Saliba, Ph.D. earned his doctorate degree, in Marketing Management, from Northwestern University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Religion from Andrews University. Employed by Florida Hospital since 1993, Dr. Saliba oversees the implementation of multi-platform marketing strategies, business development, campaign initiatives, media relations, research objectives and promotional activities for the eight-campus Florida Hospital central Florida system, and for the 22-campus Florida region, an Adventist Health System (AHS) Division. He is active in the larger global community by serving as a Board Member of Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica and University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Saliba leads Florida Hospital's community engagement strategy and is involved in a number of initiatives to transform our community into a Healthy Central Florida community.
Bob Miles, President, Bags, Inc.
Bob Miles is President of Bags, Inc., an innovative, nationwide provider of travel and hospitality services, with operations in more than 250 U.S. cities. Prior to joining Bags, Inc., Bob served as Senior Vice President – Strategy, Business Development & External Affairs for Orlando Health. Mr. Miles originally joined Orlando Health in 1993 and served as the Director of Finance until 1998. Prior to that time, he was on the auditing and management consulting staff at Ernst & Young, LLP in Orlando, Florida. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Miles worked for outside organizations as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer both in and out of the healthcare industry. Mr. Miles received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1984 and Masters of Accountancy in 1985, both from Florida State University. He currently serves as a Board of Director for the Florida State University College of Business Emeritus Board, Community Board Member for the Florida State University College of Medicine – Orlando Campus, Board of Director for LIFT Orlando and Board of Director & Treasurer for the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. He became a Certified Public Accountant while working for Ernst & Young LLP, Certified Public Accountants, from 1985 to 1992.
Bishop Allen T.D. Wiggins, Senior Pastor, The Hope Church
Bishop Allen T.D. Wiggins is senior pastor of The Hope Church, in Orlando, Florida, which was founded September 18, 1983, by his parents, the late Dr. R.W. and Beulah Wiggins and celebrates three decades of ministry and teaching. Bishop Wiggins is a proponent of revitalizing urban economies and has played a notable role in aiding residential and commercial growth in the greater Washington Shores community he serves. His most recent development, Hope Center West, serves to provide job opportunities and ultimately spur economic growth within the surrounding area. Bishop Wiggins received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and is a graduate of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative. He has been awarded both an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Apostolic Ministry degree. He was inducted into the General Daniel “Chappie” James Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., and is a two-time Stellar Award winner as part of the inspirational jazz duo, Allen and Allen. Wiggins serves as a member of the board of directors for The First Academy, a private Christian school in Orlando. He is the Coadjutor to the Presiding Prelate Archbishop Leroy Bailey, Jr. of the International Bishop’s Conference, and serves as Vice President of the African American Council of Christian Clergy in Orlando. Bishop Wiggins and his wife, Lady Deborah Wiggins are proud parents of five children: Michael, Brandy, Julian, Allen II, and Jonathan.
Steve Hogan, CEO, Florida Citrus Sports
Steve Hogan is the Chief Executive Officer for Florida Citrus Sports (FCS), a non-profit event management company responsible for producing the Capital One Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, Florida Blue Florida Classic, Orlando Citrus Parade, and other Central Florida-based events designed to attract economic impact and ultimately benefit at-risk children and educational initiatives in Central Florida. After working for McCaw Communications and The New York Times, Mr. Hogan started his employment at Florida Citrus Sports in 1995 working his way up to Events Manager, Assistant Executive Director (COO), and interim Executive Director (CEO). After a nationwide search, he was named CEO in 2006. Mr. Hogan has worked tirelessly for the last decade with community leaders to dedicate funding for the reconstruction of the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Overcoming significant challenges and the recent recession the near $200 million project received approval in 2012 and began construction in January of 2014. Mr. Hogan serves nationally as Chairman of the Football Bowl Association and locally as the current Chair of Leadership Orlando. Other board service includes Orlando Inc., the Buoniconti Fund to cure paralysis, and the Community Health Impact Council. Mr. Hogan graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Mr. Hogan and his wife, Angie, live in Orlando with their two sons, Davis Brownlee and Anderson Hogan.
Scott T. Boyd, Owner/President, Boyd Development Corporation
Mr. Boyd graduated with an Accounting Degree from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. His initial business experience was in public accounting with Ernst & Ernst and Price Waterhouse. He then spent over 8 years with CNL, the final 3 years as President of the development company, CNL Properties, Inc. In 1991, Mr. Boyd formed Boyd Development Corporation where he has been active in the development of anchored retail shopping centers, multi-family projects, mixed-use developments and larger land developments. Currently, the firm is developing Hamlin, a 640-acre mixed-use development along SR 429 in southwest Orange County. The project is entitled for a mix of residential (+/- 1,500 units), commercial, retail and office space (more than 1.5 million square feet of total commercial entitlements). The firm should start construction in early 2015 on two retail developments at the interchange, one a grocery-anchored center and the second a 50-acre, 400,000 square foot development. Mr. Boyd has resided in Orlando, Florida since 1980 and has been married to Jennifer for 34 years. The Boyds have three adult children and are members of First Baptist Church of Orlando. Mr. Boyd serves as the board chair of the First Orlando Foundation, The First Academy (a K-12 college preparatory school), as well as the Orlando affiliate of the National Christian Foundation.
Terry Prather, Chief Operating Officer, LIFT Orlando
Terry Prather is the former President of SeaWorld Orlando. His SeaWorld career started in maintenance and water quality for SeaWorld San Antonio, where he worked from the park's inaugural in 1988 to 1997. Mr. Prather left SeaWorld San Antonio in 1997 to serve as managing director of San Antonio's Witte Museum. He held that position until being named Vice President and General Manager of the park that would become Six Flags New Orleans. He was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Six Flags America in Bowie, Md. in 2006. He returned to SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in May 2008 and led Water Country USA in Williamsburg Va. before moving to Florida in May 2010 when he was named Orlando Park Operations Vice President. Mr. Prather and his wife Shayla have five adult children and nine grandchildren.
Andy Gardiner, Vice President, External Affairs and Community Relations, Orlando Health
Andy Gardiner joined Orlando Health in June 2008. He oversees the strategy for corporate external affairs and is responsible for all community and business relations activities for the organization. Previously, Mr. Gardiner served as president of the Apopka Chamber of Commerce, a position he held for ten years. Mr. Gardiner is the Florida State Senator for District 13, covering portions of Orange and Brevard counties and is President of The Florida State Senate for 2015-2016. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stetson University (1992). Mr. Gardiner’s professional memberships include the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Governor’s Council, the Central Florida Partnership Board of Directors and Orlando Museum of Art Board of Trustees.
William T. Dymond Jr., President, CEO & Managing Partner, Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Bill Dymond is the President, CEO and Managing Partner of Central Florida’s largest law firm, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. A leader in his field, Mr. Dymond counsels and advises clients on the legal issues surrounding hotel, lodging, resort and leisure property development, including timeshare. He has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate transactions, including development, leasing and financing. He also has a passion for sports & entertainment law. Mr. Dymond graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Jefferson College in 1982 and from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1985. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1985 and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He is extremely active in our community and serves on the board of directors for Metro Orlando EDC, is the current board chair for Space Florida, and is the immediate past board chair and current board member for both the Orlando Downtown Development Board and the Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board – City of Orlando. He is a past President and past Chair of Florida Citrus Sports, Florida Citrus Sports Foundation and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, a past Board and Executive Committee Member for Enterprise Florida and Heart of Florida United Way and a recent board member for Visit Orlando.
Harold Mills. Vice Chaiman, ZeroChaos
Harold Mills is the CEO of ZeroChaos, a leading technology and human resources business. Mr. Mills oversees the strategic direction and market development for one of the top global workforce management companies and is attributed with building ZeroChaos from inception to a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in over 15 countries. Prior to ZeroChaos, Mr. Mills held various executive positions in general management and corporate development (mergers, acquisitions, and alliances) with leading solutions companies including human resources outsourcing and internet-based HR technology companies. At AT&T (formerly Ameritech), Mr. Mills was the Director and General Manager of one its emerging technology business units, which led its geographic expansion strategy into 37 states. Prior to Ameritech, Mr. Mills held several management positions with GE as a member of one its world-renowned fast-track management training programs. Mr. Mills received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Mills serves on regional boards including the Florida Hospital for Children, the Florida Minority Business Opportunity Council, Boy Scouts of America and Fifth Third Bank, among others. Mr. Mills resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife and three children.
Lisa Schultz, Chief Services Officer, CNL Financial Group
As Chief Services Officer, Lisa Schultz is responsible for the alignment of CNL Financial Group’s strategy, brand, culture and leadership to accelerate organizational performance. She facilitates the development and communication of CNL’s strategic architecture and integrates those plans with business management systems. In addition, she oversees all facets of the private alternative investment firm’s marketing, communications and human capital management. This includes corporate and product messaging, investor communications, community development, public affairs, brand, leadership development, performance management and total rewards. She also serves as a member of the CNL Financial Group Board of Directors. Mrs. Schultz has more than 25 years of experience in real estate and financial services, she holds a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Appalachian State University.
A strategic and discerning leader, she is passionate about making a difference in the community. Mrs. Schultz uses her unique combination of skills to serve a variety of nonprofit organizations. She currently is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Grace Medical Home, which provides exceptional healthcare to uninsured residents in Central Florida. Mrs. Schultz is the founder of J4 Leaders, a network of encouragement for Christian women leaders. She has previously served on other nonprofit Boards, including United Arts, Lifework Leadership, Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics, and is a past Elder for First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.