Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting
Where to Watch
To watch Orange TV’s live stream of the Economic Recovery Task Force meeting, visit ocfl.net/OrangeTV, or Orange TV (Channel 488 on Spectrum (formerly Bright House), Channel 9 on Comcast, 1081 Century Link Prism TV, and 10.2 Digital Over the Air).
In an effort to work on a measured approach to restarting the local economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced the creation of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force on April 17, 2020. The Task Force is co- chaired by President & CEO of Visit Orlando, George Aguel, and President & CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership, Tim Giuliani.The group will focus on recommendations for reopening Orange County, including a phased approach to easing restrictions, while ensuring the safety of employees and the public.
The Economic Recovery Task Force was established to develop a phased approach to reopening business in Orange County that balances the need to ensure the protection of employees and the public while preserving the economic livelihood of our community.
Task Force Priorities
Assist businesses with best practices and data-driven policies to protect the safety of employees & customers upon reopening.
Support small to mid-sized business as they reopen.
Develop a framework that ensures businesses are compliant with safety guidelines.
Revitalize tourism and build visitor confidence.
Task Force Participants:
Orlando Economic Partnership, Tim Giuliani, President and CEO
Visit Orlando, George Aguel, President and CEO
AdventHealth, Scott Brady, MD, Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services
Alfond Inn, Jesse Martinez, General Manager
Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF), Inez Long, President and CEO
CareerSource Central Florida Pamela Nabors, President and CEO
Central Florida Auto Dealers Association, Evelyn Cardenas, CEO
Church Street Entertainment, Doug Taylor, Managing Partner
City of Orlando & Orlando Venues, Allen Johnson, Chief Venues Officer
Darden Restaurants, Dave George, EVP and Chief Operating Officer
Don Julio’s Mexican Kitchen, Florencio “Larry” Rodriguez, Owner
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Kathy Ramsberger, President & CEO
Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Raul Pino, MD, Director
Highwoods Properties, Steve Garrity, Vice President
J Henry’s Barber Shop, John Henry, Owner
John Michael Exquisite Weddings & Catering, Michael Thomas, Owner
Johnny Rivers Grill & Market, Johnny Rivers, Owner
Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, John Newstreet, President/CEO
Lake County Agency for Economic Prosperity, Brandon Matulka, Executive Director
C. Spa & Nail Spa, Mary Chau, Founder and CEO
Mosaic Hair Studio, Mike Van del Abbeel, Salon Owner
National Entrepreneur Center, Jerry Ross, Executive Director
Nelson, Mullins, Wayne Rich
Orange County Public Schools, Barbara Jenkins, Ed.D, Superintendent
Orlando City Soccer Club, Alex Leitao, CEO
Orlando Health, George Ralls, MD, Medical Chief Quality Officer
Orlando International Airport, Phil Brown, CEO
Orlando Magic, Alex Martins, CEO
Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Douglas Love-Ramos, President
Prospera, Augusto Sanabria, President and CEO
Rejoice in the Lord Ministries & President, African American Council of Christian Clergy, Pastor Roderick Zak, CEO
Rosen Shingle Creek, Dan Giordano, General Manager
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Brad Gilmour, Vice President of Operations
Seminole County Government, Tricia Johnson, Deputy County Manager/Chief Administrator for Community Relations and Economic Development
The Mall at Millennia, Steve Jamieson, General Manager
The Trentham Santiago Group, Conrad Santiago, CFP®, MSFS, Private Wealth Advisor
The Vineyard Wine Bar & Healthy Bistro, Deborah Linden, Owner
Truist, Sandy Hostetter, Central Florida Regional President
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Youcheng Wang, Ph.D., Dean
Unicorp National Development, Chuck Whittall, President
Universal Orlando, Rich Costales, Executive Vice President of Resort Operations
VMD Ventures, LLC, Harold Mills, CEO
Walmart, Inc., Monesia Brown, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations
Walt Disney World Resort, Thomas Mazloum, Senior Vice President, Resort & Transportation Operations
WaWa, Inc., Todd Souders, Senior Director Florida Operations and New Market Development
YMCA of Central Florida, Dan Wilcox, President & CEO
Find all Task Force meeting resources, including presentations, meeting minutes, working documents, and more.