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New Podcast ‘Orlando’s Own’ Features the Orlando Region’s Top Business Leaders

Orlando Economic Partnership

The podcast produced by the Orlando Economic Partnership features candid conversations with innovative business leaders, taking listeners behind-the-scenes of the region’s most impactful companies.

Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) announces “Orlando’s Own,” a new podcast hosted by Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani that features candid and thought-provoking conversations with some of the region’s top business leaders. Season one is now available, and each episode gives listeners deep insight into what it takes to grow a thriving business in Orlando along with why the region is so rich with opportunity for established executives and startup founders alike.

The conversations between executives cover a range of topics including what it’s like to acquire a multi-million-dollar company, what it takes to bring a company public, what key skills and strengths make a successful leader and why companies from across the world are continuing to choose the Orlando region to grow their business operations.

“While Orlando might be known for tourism and hospitality, the business leaders whose companies power our diverse regional economy know that assets like our thriving tech ecosystem, deep pool of highly skilled talent and collaborative and open business environment have been key to their growth and success,” said Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani. “Orlando’s Own is an opportunity to showcase how the region’s most successful business leaders are changing the world right from our backyard, helping to change global perceptions of a region that’s way more than just hospitality.”

The podcast seeks to highlight Orlando’s thriving business ecosystem and examine how Orlando has helped each business succeed. Episode topics range from:

  • how Luminar’s Chief Business Officer Scott Farris manages Orlando’s latest unicorn;
  • how Travel + Leisure CEO Michael Brown masterminded a $100 million acquisition;
  • how Ocean Insight President’s Dr. Michael Edwards views the role of leadership; and
  • why UCF President Dr. Alexander Cartwright thinks NeoCity is so important to the region.

“While we may be best known for world-class entertainment, 80 percent of our workforce is rooted in other industries and we lead the nation in technologies like advance manufacturing, biotech, aerospace, defense simulation, and optics and photonics,” said Central Florida Regional President at Truist Financial Corporation and Partnership Board Chair Sandy Hostetter. “This new podcast highlights the many reasons why Orlando is an ideal location to do business by shining a bright light on the diversity of industries and opportunities in our area as well as the strong leaders in our community.”

“Orlando’s Own” is made possible by the support of Bank of America and season two is currently in production. You can listen and subscribe to “Orlando’s Own” podcast by visiting Orlando.org/podcast. For more information, please contact Laureen Martinez at 407-242-3982 or at Laureen.Martinez@Orlando.org.


About Orlando’s Own

Orlando’s Own is brought to you by Bank of America and produced by the Orlando Economic Partnership, a public-private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that works to advance Broad-based Prosperity.

About the Orlando Economic Partnership

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) is a public-private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that works to advance broad-based prosperity by strengthening Orlando’s economy, amplifying Orlando’s story, championing regional priorities, empowering community leaders and building a brilliant region. These five foundational objectives serve to improve the region’s competitiveness while responding to the needs of communities, residents and businesses.

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Diane Sears

A career journalist, author and advocate for business growth, Diane Sears is the CEO, editor and publisher of i4 Business. She is also the founder and president of DiVerse Media LLC, which has handled content marketing projects including nonfiction books, white papers, executive speeches and scripts since 2000. She is co-founder of the nonprofit Go for the Greens Foundation, which helps connect women-owned and minority-owned business owners with growth opportunities internationally.

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