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ATTRACT. CULTIVATE. RETAIN.

What is iGRO?

iGRO is a two-month program by the Orlando Regional Chamber 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.

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 Fee:
$100 per person for Orlando Regional Chamber Members/Orlando Economic Partnership Investors
$200 per person Non-Members/Non-Investors

“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 at 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.

  • Develops Employees and Improves Retention

  • Access to Resources to Retain Talent

  • Strengthening Our Talent Pipeline

igro support

Thank You to Our Sponsors

ADP

ADP

Company: ADP

Industry: Professional and Business Services

Key Contact: Gustaf Isaksson – DVP/GM, Orlando & Miami

Phone: (407) 571-4247

Address: 2405 Lucien Way Maitland, FL 32751

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Akerman LLP

Akerman LLP

Company: Akerman LLP

Key Contact: Cecelia Bonifay – Shareholder

Phone: (407) 423-4000

Address: P.O. Box 231, Suite 1200 Orlando, FL 32802-0231

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Arnold Palmer Invitational

Arnold Palmer Invitational

Company: Arnold Palmer Invitational

Key Contact: Wayne Bannatyne – Business Development Manager

Phone: (407) 876-2888

Address: 9000 Bay Hill Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Bank of America/Merrill

Bank of America/Merrill

Company: Bank of America/Merrill

Industry: Professional and Business Services

Key Contact: Steve Alch – C Fla Managing Director/Merrill Lynch Wealth Mgmt & Market President, BoA

Phone: (407) 839-2617

Address: 300 S. Orange Ave., Suite 800 Orlando, FL 32801

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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CBRE – Orlando

CBRE – Orlando

Company: CBRE – Orlando

Key Contact: Jim Gray – Managing Director

Phone: (407) 404-5000

Address: 200 S. Orange Ave., Suite 2100 Orlando, FL 32801

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Clear Channel Outdoor

Clear Channel Outdoor

Company: Clear Channel Outdoor

Key Contact: Craig Swygert – President – GM, Orlando

Phone: (407) 298-6410

Address: 5333 Old Winter Garden Road Orlando, FL 32811-1520

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Company: Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Key Contact: Susan Connelly – SVP, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (407) 245-4000

Address: P.O. Box 695011 Orlando, FL 32869-5011

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Deseret Cattle & Citrus

Deseret Cattle & Citrus

Company: Deseret Cattle & Citrus

Key Contact: Don Whyte – Vice President of Planning

Phone: (407) 892-3672

Address: 13754 Desert Lane St.Cloud, FL 34773

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts

Company: Electronic Arts

Key Contact: Daryl Holt – Vice President / Group COO | EA SPORTS Worldwide Studios

Phone: (407) 386-4000

Address: 1950 Summit Park Drive Orlando, FL 32810-5933

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

Top Job Categories: Software Developers, Software Engineers, Graphics Engineers

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Fiserv

Fiserv

Company: Fiserv

Key Contact: Shane Caldwell – Vice President, Business Development

Phone: (407) 513-5200

Address: 600 Colonial Center Pkwy. Lake Mary, FL 32746

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Florida Citrus Sports

Florida Citrus Sports

Company: Florida Citrus Sports

Key Contact: Steve Hogan – CEO

Phone: (407) 423-2476

Address: One Citrus Bowl Place Orlando, FL 32805

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Company: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Key Contact: Orlando Evora – Co-Managing Shareholder

Phone: (407) 420-1000

Address: 450 S. Orange Avenue, 6th Floor Orlando, FL 32801

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Holland & Knight LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Company: Holland & Knight LLP

Key Contact: Glenn Adams – Executive Partner

Phone: (407) 425-8500

Address: P.O. Box 1526 Orlando, FL 32802-1526

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Company: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Key Contact: Roger Cook – Central Florida Market Executive

Phone: (407) 236-5457

Address: 450 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1000 Orlando, FL 32801-5402

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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The Mall at Millenia

The Mall at Millenia

Company: The Mall at Millenia

Key Contact: Steven Jamieson – General Manager

Phone: (407) 363-3555

Address: Attention: Mall Management Office 4200 Conroy Rd. Orlando, FL 32839

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Mitsubishi Power

Mitsubishi Power

Company: Mitsubishi Power

Key Contact: Donald Daniels – Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer

Phone: (407) 688-6800

Address: 400 Colonial Center Parkway, Suite 400 Lake Mary, FL 32746

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Nemours Children’s Health System

Nemours Children’s Health System

Company: Nemours Children’s Health System

Key Contact: Randy Hartley – Chief Operating Officer

Phone: (407) 650-7000

Address: 13535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center

Company: Orange County Convention Center

Key Contact: David Ingram – Acting General Manager

Phone: (407) 685-9802

Address: 9860 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Orlando Business Journal

Orlando Business Journal

Company: Orlando Business Journal

Key Contact: Donna Dyson – Market President & Publisher

Phone: (407) 649-8470

Address: 255 S. Orange Ave., Suite 650 Orlando, FL 32801

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Regions Bank

Regions Bank

Company: Regions Bank

Key Contact: Chris Hurst – Executive Vice President/Market Executive

Phone: (407) 246-8900

Address: 111 N. Orange Ave., Suite 1585 Orlando, FL 32801

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Stetson University

Stetson University

Company: Stetson University

Key Contact: Neal Mero, Ph.D – Dean and Professor of Management School of Business Administration

Phone: (386) 822-7100

Address: 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8398 DeLand, FL 32723

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Tupperware Brands Corporation

Tupperware Brands Corporation

Company: Tupperware Brands Corporation

Key Contact: Christina Ruiz – Manager, Global Social Impact

Phone: (407) 826-5050

Address: 14901 S. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando, FL 32837

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Valencia College

Valencia College

Company: Valencia College

Key Contact: Stephanie Howell – Senior Director of Community Affairs

Phone: (407) 299-5000

Address: 1768 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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Verizon

Verizon

Company: Verizon

Key Contact: Courtney Barnard – State & Local Government Affairs Public Policy, Law & Security

Phone: (212) 395-1000

Address: 899 Heathrow Park Lane Lake Mary, FL 32746

Chamber Status: Executive member

Investor Status: Ambassador

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IGRO COMMITTEE

Members

Sadie Molinet
Chair
Manager, Field Marketing
Charter Communications

Andrina Akins
Community Relations Manager
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

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

Chantal Aybar
Commercial Banker
Truist Financial Corp

Ashley Baker
Director, Business Development
True Health

Liz Bernstein
Assistant Director of Internship Programs
Rollins College

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

Lynnea Crawford
Director, Volunteer Engagement
Heart of Florida United Way

Danielle Cuccaro
Project Manager
Solodev Digital US

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

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

Allana Katz
Associate Director, Corporate Engagement
Orlando Economic Partnership

Karlee Kunkle
Communications Manager
Tavistock Group

Ricky Ly
Project Manager – Transportation Drainage
Jacobs

Brandon McCarthy
Mechanical Engineer
VoltAir Consulting Engineers, Inc.

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

Sarah Nemes
Public Policy Manager
Embrace Families

Victoria Parzygnat
Community Relations Coordinator
AdventHealth

Alexandra Sanchez
Business Development Manager
Elevate Lake County Economic Development

Zac Starchy
Commercial Associate
Emerson International, Inc.

Nick Walsh
COO
Envy Labs, LLC

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iGRO 2021

If you would like more information on our iGRO 2021 program, complete the short form or contact Patricia Thomas.

Patricia Thomas
Assoicate Director, Programs & Partnerships

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