Category - Business Leaders of the Year

Chris Jaskiewicz

Chris Jaskiewicz

TOURISM – ICON Park – – By Terry Godbey – Chris Jaskiewicz is leading in a crisis like a giant among giants. He’s president and CEO of the $250 million, 20-acre ICON Park...

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Alex Leitao

Alex Leitao

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT – Orlando City Soccer Club – – By Diane Sears – Alex Leitao remembers the day he knew he’d be a soccer fan for life. Where he grew up, in Rio de...

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Sarah Grafton

Sarah Grafton

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – Grafton Wealth Solutions – – By Terry Godbey – Sarah Grafton took a few turns on her road to vice president and senior financial advisor at her family...

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Pamela Landwirth

Pamela Landwirth

NONPROFIT – Give Kids The World Village – – By Meaghan Branham – Since it opened nearly 35 years ago, Give Kids The World Village has hosted more than 176,000 critically ill...

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Jason Eichenholz

INDUSTRY – Luminar Technologies – – By Meaghan Branham – Posted on a wall of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., the words of George Low, the university’s...

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Tony Jenkins

Tony Jenkins

HEALTH AND WELLNESS – Florida Blue – – By Keith Landry – Battled tested. That sums up 2020 for Tony Jenkins, the market president for Florida Blue’s Central Florida region...

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Lourdes Mola

Lourdes Mola

ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Lourdes Mola Solutions – – By Keith Landry – As an entrepreneur, you have to hold on to hope and believe that something better is just over the horizon...

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Sandra Fatmi-Hall

Sandra Fatmi-Hall

EDUCATION/WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – United Foundation of Central Florida – – By Terry Godbey – A decade ago, after more than 17 years in banking, Sandra Fatmi-Hall was ready for...

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Alex Martins

Alex Martins

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Orlando Magic – – By Diane Sears – At the start of 2020, the Orlando Magic organization was moving forward with plans for a $500 million sports and...

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Garry Jones

Garry Jones

The Arts  – Full Sail University – – By Meaghan Branham – Full Sail University President Garry Jones has always been a dreamer. Before the night of Feb. 9, 1964, those dreams...

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