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ATTRACT. CULTIVATE. RETAIN.

What is iGRO?

iGRO is a two-month program by the Orlando Economic Partnership designed to connect and retain our business community’s summer interns and new hires by showcasing the other half of Orlando.

The program is a best fit for interns or new hires (under two years living in the region), and its schedule includes many options to accommodate participants’ work schedules.

iGRO will reconvene in Summer 2022.

What’s In It For Me?

There are many benefits to becoming an iGRO participant including:

• One-on-one time with a YP:NEXT mentor
• Exclusive guide highlighting regional resources that amplify the other half of Orlando
• Opportunities to connect with local leaders through networking and educational programs
• Exposure to Orlando’s unique community assets through cultural and social events
• Build connections with peers and connect with the community
• Participation is complimentary

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“Being a part of iGRO allowed me to explore the city I have always loved. I thoroughly enjoyed the events, especially the panel with Mayor Dyer, Orlando City Soccer games, social activities…”

– Sarah Zets

Account Executive, Poston Communications

What’s In It For My Company?

Your company will benefit from a program that both increases your interns experience as well as boosts the regional talent pipeline here in Orlando.

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    Develops Employees and Improves Retention

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    Access to Resources to Retain Talent

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    Strengthening Our Talent Pipeline

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IGRO COMMITTEE

Members

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Sadie Molinet
Chair
Manager, Field Marketing
Charter Communications

Akins Andrina PPT 21

Andrina Akins
Legal, International Trade Compliance
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Al Wali Lina PPT 23

Lina Al-Wali
Director/DSO, International Admissions, Enrollment, and Student Services
Full Sail University

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Chantal Aybar
Commercial Banker
Truist Financial Corp

Baker Ashley PPT 27

Ashley Baker
Director, Business Development
True Health

Bernstein Liz PPT 29

Liz Bernstein
Assistant Director of Internship Programs
Rollins College

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Deana Celebre
Director of Full Sail Support, Admissions
Full Sail University

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Lynnea Crawford
Director, Volunteer Engagement
Heart of Florida United Way

Cuccaro Danielle PPT 35

Danielle Cuccaro
Project Manager
Solodev Digital US

Estevez Joel PPT 37

Joel Estevez
2020-2021 YP:NEXT Chair
Commercial Banker
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Gresham Carter PPT 39

Carter Gresham
Project Landscape Architect I
S&ME, Inc.

Katz Allana PPT 41

Allana Katz
Associate Director, Corporate Engagement
Orlando Economic Partnership

Kunkle Karlee PPT 43

Karlee Kunkle
Communications Manager
Tavistock Group

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Ricky Ly
Project Manager – Transportation Drainage
Jacobs

McCarthy Brandon PPT 47

Brandon McCarthy
Mechanical Engineer
VoltAir Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Monger LaVell PPT 49

LaVell Monger
Partner, Director of Business Development & Outreach
RTW Photography LLC

Nemes Sarah PPT 51

Sarah Nemes
Public Policy Manager
Embrace Families

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Victoria Parzygnat
Community Relations Coordinator
AdventHealth

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Alexandra Sanchez
Business Development Manager
Elevate Lake County Economic Development

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Zac Starchy
Commercial Associate
Emerson International, Inc.

Walsh Nick PPT 59

Nick Walsh
COO
Envy Labs, LLC

Connect With Us

For more information on iGRO, reach out to Patricia Thomas.

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Patricia Thomas

Associate Director, Programs & Partnerships