Mayor Dyer has appointed a task force for the continued revitalization of Downtown Orlando.  Sean Frank, Broker and Owner of Mainframe Real Estate has been appointed to this task force with nearly 70 other influential community leaders.
City of Orlando Press Release
March 26, 2014—Orlando, FL –Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is pleased to announce the appointees of Project DTO – Advancing Downtown.  Project DTO, compromised of more than 70 community leaders, is a taskforce for that will undertake a comprehensive visioning process that will serve as the roadmap for the continued revitalization of Downtown Orlando. The process will emphasize heavy public and stakeholder outreach, including crowd sourcing and interactive public experiences to gain insight into the community’s needs and interests. Additionally, the Project DTO Task Force will be working in coordination with the ongoing Parramore Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan.
Project DTO will build on the recommendations outlined by the Downtown Strategic Transition Team (DSTT), which was launched by Mayor Dyer in 2003.  The DSTT made 166 recommendations of which 136 have been completed or are in progress. In the last 10 years, through these recommendations the number of residential units in Downtown has increased by more than 80 percent; projects like the UCF Center for Emerging Media, the Community Venues, the movie theater and Publix have been completed and Downtown has become a more pedestrian-friendly destination with expanded public transportation options.
 “This task force is unique because it allows people who are passionate about Downtown to have the opportunity to help shape its future,” said Mayor Dyer. “With this type of collaboration we will ensure that Downtown Orlando remains the region’s cultural, economic and social hub.”

 

Name Organization
Ben Noel Executive Director, The FIEA
Brooke Myers President, Emerge Real Estate Ventures, LLC
Ken Goldstone Chief Operating Officer, Full Sail University
Eddy Moratin Executive Director, LIFT Orlando
Eliza Harris Urban Planner, Canin Associates
Danielle Courtenay Chief Marketing Officer, Visit Orlando
John Martinez Director Public Finance, PNC Bank
Karl Hodges Vice President, Orlando Health
Nan McCormick Senior Vice President, CBRE United States
Richard Morrison Senior Vice President, Florida Hospital
Dr. David Swanson Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando
Valerie Mundy Principal, IMDC and Managing Partner at Global One Networks, LLC
Gene Zimmerman Owner, The Courtesy Bar
Greg Reynolds President, Downtown Orlando Condominium Alliance
Jeff Gitto Operating Partner, Vintage Group Concepts
Melissa Schuman Mother Falcon
Paul Ellis President, CNL Commercial Real Estate
Sean Frank Broker/Founder, Mainframe Real Estate & GO3D Expansion
John Cabrera Software Engineer, Orlando Health/ Joca Web Services, LLC
Catherine Price President, Execu-Suites Office Business Centers
Fred Kittinger Associate V.P., Director of State & Government Affairs
John Burden CEO, Old Florida National Bank
Maylen Dominguez Program Manager, Full Sail University
Allyson Meyers VP/General Manger at WOFL-TV Fox 35
Andrae Bailey Central Florida Commission on Homelessness
Bob Orahblo Solar Bears
Kay Rawlins Director of Community Relations, Orlando City Soccer
Lucas Boyce Orlando Magic
Brandon Chandler Owner, Hyppo
Carlos Carbonell Echo Interaction
Christina Pinto Financial Planner, MPC Solid Financial Strategies
Dr. Falecia Williams Valencia
Gregg Pollack Envy, Starter Studio
Maritza Martinez Vice President, Community Relations, UCF
Matthew Alexander Commercial Insurance Agent, Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc.
Mikael Audebert President, MBA Orlando (Metropolitan Business Association)
Phil Holt President & CEO, Row Sham Bow, Inc.
Shawn Seipler President and CEO, Clean the World, Inc.
Gaby Ortigoni Community Relations Manager, OUC and President of Association of Latino Professional in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA)
Julio Rocha CEO, Rocha Financial Group LLC
David Martens President, Lake Eola Heights Historic Neighborhood Association
Lisa Cuatt Director, Thorton Park Mainstreet District
Amanda Day Marketing Communications Consultant, Day Communications Inc.
Michael Taramykin Vice President, Zynga
Eric Jackson President, Total Roof Services
Bobby Jones Founder & CEO at Purple, Rock, Scissors
Cole Nesmith Creative City Project
David Friedrich Grand Bohemian
David Yu Owner, Bento Group
Diane Ketts Orientation & Mobility Specialist, Lighthouse Central Florida
Jason Reynolds Orange County, Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization Division
Jefre Manuel Visionary and Design Director, Studio Jefre LLC
Joe/Rob Nunziata Downtown 2.0/FBC Mortgage
Mitzi Maxwell Executive Director, Mad Cow Theater
Paul Stephens Circle of Friends
Roger Cook Senior Vice President, JP Morgan Chase
Stuart Newmark Executive Vice President & COO, Media Management
Terry Delahunty Attorney, Law Offices of Terence J. Delahunty Jr. P.A.
Jonathan Perry Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Jennifer Quigley Vice President, WBQ Design & Engineering
Shelley Lauten
John Crossman President, Crossman & Company
Michael/Matt Morgan Attorney, Morgan and Morgan
Reverend Larry G. Mills Pastor, Mt Sinai Baptist Church
Doug Taylor Owner, Church Street Entertainment
Jessica Burns R.L. Burns Inc.
Monica May News/Community Affairs Director, Star 94.5/ STAR CARES
Dr. Robert Spooney Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Ann Brown President, Callahan Neighborhood Association
Lynn Nicholson Parramore Community Garden
Shanta Barton New Image, Founder
Thomas Kornegay Chairman, Founder & CEO, TeKontrol
Executive Committee:
Cari Coats President, C2 Advisors, Inc.
Paul Mears President, Hello! Destination Management and Mears Transportation Group
Tom Sittema Chief Executive Officer, CNL Financial Group
Harold Mills CEO, ZeroChaos
Carlos Barrios Partner, Stephens-Barrios
Sarah Kelly Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers
Steve Garrity Vice President, Highwood Properties
Linda Gonzalez Orlando Magic
Jay Berlinsky Found & Owner, SC Advisors
Kelly Cohen Manager Partner, Southern Strategy Group
C.T. HSU President, C.T. HSU & Associates P.A.
Ken Robinson CEO, Dr. Phillips Charities
Bill Dymond President, Lawndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Craig Ustler President, Ustler Development Inc.
Jacob Stuart President, Central Florida Partnership
Phil Rawlins Owner and President, Orlando City Soccer
Vernice Atkins Bradley President/CEO at Votum Construction
Tiffany Moore-Russell Orange County District 6, Commissioner
Wendy Oconnor True Marketing
Roger Chapin Mears Transportation
Vivian Bryant Executive Director, Orlando Housing Authority