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Gary W. Cain

As a proud Boys & Girls Clubs alumnus and motivated president & chief professional officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida for over 18 years, Gary Cain knows the benefits of a Club firsthand. Gary’s involvement with Boys & Girls Clubs began at the impressionable age of 11 at his childhood Club in Panama City, Florida. Gary credits his Boys & Girls Club experience as having a profound impact on his life from the social, educational and emotional standpoints. His deep involvement with Boys & Girls Clubs as a child diverted him from negative activities and influences associated with growing up in an impoverished background as well as motivated him to achieve more than what he was presented with in life.

“In many ways, the wheels were coming off in my family,” Cain says. “My Boys & Girls Club treated me as an individual, taught me about values and sheltered me from the storm that was ongoing in my family.”
It is no wonder why Gary Cain is so passionate about his work and the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Thanks to Boys & Girls Clubs, Gary grew into a driven individual and professional. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tusculum College and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Rollins College. He has also made significant contributions to elevating the overall image and awareness of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida in the areas of financial stewardship and board member development.

Gary began his Boys & Girls Club professional career in Bristol, Virginia, where he served as that organization’s first full-time program director. Before moving to Orlando, Gary served as the assistant regional director of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Pacific Region where he had primary responsibility for providing consultative services to existing Boys & Girls Clubs. In his role as assistant regional director, Gary directly established 23 new Boys & Girls Clubs that now serve thousands of children in need.

President, CPO · Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida · 407-841-6855 · Contact by email

Andrew L. Cameron

I am a candidate for Orange County Judge because I believe that county court judges are the gatekeepers to the judicial system and to the promise of fairness and justice within it. The Orange County judicial system resolves hundreds of thousands of disputes annually, the vast majority of these within the county court. That is why county court is the “people’s court” and is for many the court of first and last resort. The citizens of Orange county depend on their county court judges to be fair, intelligent and efficient, and to resolve disputes that they cannot negotiate on their own. Our community is entitled to select their judges, and to expect them to be experienced, patient and courteous. For 26 years, my diverse criminal and civil law practice has rewarded me with extensive experience in the law and its process, and the satisfaction of advocating on behalf of citizens throughout Florida. From this diverse legal experience I will bring to the court a valuable new perspective for the benefit of the people of Orange County.

Andrew L. Cameron, P.A. · 407-426-7311 ·

Tammy L. Carey

Assistant Banking Center Manager, Bank Officer

American Momentum Bank · 407-367-4332 · Contact by email

Dee Carlson

Dee Carlson is CEO and President of ARCpoint Labs of Altamonte Springs, Orlando West and Orlando East, servicing the greater Central Florida community (Orlando, Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Volusia County and Osceola County). Their locations provide substance identification, expert testimony for drug testing methodology, drug and alcohol testing for both conventional and synthetic drugs in all mediums, BAT (Breath Alcohol Testing) testing, environmental drug testing, and a full range of DNA testing at their locations or at your location. Offering Saturday testing for parents who share custody is one of the benefits ARCpoint offers the legal community and another is that they can leverage their network to provide testing for parents who are outside of the Central Florida community, anywhere in the world.

With strict attention to protocols for Chain of Custody Controls and methods to ensure that specimens are not altered, ARCpoint Labs of Altamonte Springs, Orlando West and Orlando East are your one stop for all your testing needs. Additionally ARCpoint provides only certified technicians for testing and carries an abundance of insurance to protect their clients. To learn more, please check the website: www.arcpointlabs.com/altamontesprings.

Dee is a member of DATIA (Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association) and serves that organization as a member of both the Annual Conference and Education Committees since 2011. She is a graduate of both Leadership Orlando and Leadership Seminole and is a member of multiple Chambers of Commerce in the Orlando MSA. She is also a graduate of Rollins College and remains active in alumni activities. She has been published in multiple publications nationally, regionally and locally regarding the services her company provides and she publishes a blog under: http://www.arcpointorlando.com/. She resides with her husband in the Longwood area and has lived in Seminole County since 1992. She has 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.

President/CEO · ARCpoint Labs of Altamonte Springs, East Orlando and West Orlando · 407-951-7575 · Contact by email

Randy Centrella

Randy Centrella is a process oriented, business builder with over 19 years of experience instituting service and operational models that drive profitability and growth for large corporations and small businesses. Randy focuses on the ‘big picture’, which includes aspects such as workflow, departmental processes, revenue tracking, and employee variables in order to originate improvements and streamline operations. His specializations include business planning, database modeling, marketing and collateral, large scale event logistics, revenue collection, start up operations, event registration, sales reporting, and vendor management.
Randy worked in Revenue Reconciliation and Recovery as Walt Disney Company, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports as a Program Services Manager, and most recently at Hometown Sports, LLC as the Owner and Sales Manager as well as serving as the Business Development Manager at Protechnica Technology Support.
Randy’s commitment to growth, profitability, and sustainability have proven characteristic of his employment of consistency, efficiency, productivity, and reliability.

Business Development Manager · Dytech Group · 407-678-8300 · Contact by email

Paul J. Ciambriello

Paul Ciambriello, Vice President of Guignard Company since 1999, brings with him over 27 years of experience as a surety bond underwriter and surety agent.
Paul started his surety career in 1986. He performed underwriting and surety management throughout New York, Indianapolis, and Florida. His experience includes the handling of bonds for closely held as well as publicly traded companies in the Construction, Energy, Technology, Advertising, Waste Hauling fields, Court and Probate Bonds, along with many other industries throughout the United States. Paul has also worked with companies concerning international bonding needs.
Paul is currently an active member of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers as well as the related Education and Legislative committees. Paul conducts frequent seminars in order to educate the public on bonds. He also educates elected officials on bonding issues.

Vice President · Guignard Company · 407-536-4476 · Contact by email

Frank A Coe

Vice President · Seacoast National Bank · 407-765-9957 · Contact by email

Sonia E. Colon

Ms. Colón is Of Counsel of the firm. Her practice is focused in the area of bankruptcy law, with particular emphasis in creditor’s rights. Ms. Colón has practiced extensively before the federal and state courts, primarily in the area of commercial litigation, including creditor’s rights and bankruptcy, collection actions, breach of contracts, construction law, and bond claims, for financial institutions, bonding and insurance companies, shopping center owners, and manufacturing companies Ms. Colón has represented clients in numerous bankruptcy cases, including out of- court restructurings and all aspects of complex bankruptcy litigation including dischargeability, fraudulent transfers, preference actions, super priority lending, cram-downs and valuation. Ms. Colón has more than 14 years of experience representing clients in insolvency matters. She also advises clients as to insolvency related transactions, such as workouts, restructuration of financial transactions and tracing funds, fraudulent conveyance actions, acquiring bankruptcy assets, and securing diverse types of financing agreements during a bankruptcy case. After working as a law clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico from 1998 to 2001, Ms. Colón joined another major law firm in San Juan, where she became a partner and a member of the bankruptcy practice group. She then has been serving clients in Florida and Puerto Rico in bankruptcy related issues. In addition, Ms. Colon has participated in numerous seminars, in which she frequently speaks on bankruptcy related topics.

Attorney · The Law Office of Sonia Colon · 407-982-7310 · Contact by email

Markita D. Cooper

Markita D. Cooper is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida. Her administrative responsibilities include curriculum oversight and development, course planning and scheduling, and strategic planning and management of the law school. She teaches torts and advanced courses focused on defamation and privacy law.

Markita’s research and professional interests include defamation law; evolving conceptions of privacy in the digital age; examining and challenging law school teaching and classroom culture, diversity in the legal profession, and law school curriculum. Prior to joining the faculty of Florida A&M in 2008, she was a professor at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California for 17 years. Markita’s work at Golden Gate included administrative service, first as Faculty Chair and later as Associate Dean for JD Programs. She also taught as a Visiting Professor at the law schools of the University of California King Hall School of Law in Davis, California, and DePaul University in Chicago.

Markita relocated to Central Florida in 2006. She serves on the Board of Trustees of WMFE, is a former chair of WMFE’s Community Advisory Board, and currently serves on WMFE’s Development Committee. Her service to the legal profession includes being a law school site evaluator for the ABA’s Section on Legal Education and Admissions and to the Bar, serving as Chair, Chair-Elect, and Secretary of the Section on Teaching Methods of the Association of American Law Schools and serving as Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary of the State Bar of California’s Committee on Ethnic Minority Relations.

Markita earned her J.D. degree from University of Virginia School of Law and an A.B. degree from Stanford University. She also received a Kellogg National Fellowship.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law · Florida A&M University College of Law · 407-254-3201 · Contact by email

Daniel D. Copfer

Dan brings 20+ years of strong foundation of experiences and training in graphic arts, visual communication, litigation technology and case management in serving Visual Evidence’s clients. His reputation is built on his ability to create a powerful courtroom communication strategy that conveys critical information and evidence more memorably to juries and courts, and more effectively than opposing counsel.

Dan and his company have consulted throughout the United States on a wide array of cases, offering law firms a highly specialized service with the potential to profoundly impact the outcome of a case. He is a frequent speaker and panelist for legal associations and conferences such as the Demonstrative Evidence Specialists Association (DESA), national, regional and local bar associations, and legal conventions. He has also written articles for a variety of legal journals during his career in the legal industry.

Dan has been recognized by the following organizations:

•Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University

•Outstanding Growth Company Award Winner, 2002

•Technology Committee Member, Cleveland Federal Courthouse

•Crain’s Cleveland Business, “40 Under 40” Awards 2000

Dan has created cutting-edge demonstrative evidence solutions for his clients on matters involving antitrust, bankruptcy, class actions, commercial construction, intellectual property, securities, toxic tort, product liability, white collar crime, patents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, action 1983 – excessive force defense and domestic relations disputes.

Principal · Visual Evidence Co. · 216-406-1204 · Contact by email

Jeffrey B. Cowherd

Jeff is Senior Vice President for First Green Bank. Jeff serves as Sr. Commercial Lender for the Orlando market. First Green Bank has 5 offices in the Central Florida community, Mount Dora (main office), Clermont, Ormond Beach, Orlando and Winter Park. Jeff, a native of Orlando, has been in the banking business for 37 years. Jeff specializes in serving the small business market with lending and deposit services. Jeff has served on several local nonprofit and service organizations including Hospice of Central Florida, New Hope for Kids, HCF Foundation, American Red Cross, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. A graduate of University of Central Florida with a degree in accounting. Jeff is married with 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Senior Vice President · First Green Bank · 407-434-8802 · Contact by email

Kapono Curry

Kapono is the coordinator for the Florida Angel Nexus. He leads the analytics and Due Diligence activities of the Florida Angel Nexus. Prior to his current role Kapono was Lead Underwriter for the top acquisition agent of Blackstone Capital subsidiary Invitation Homes, LLC.

At the Florida Angel Nexus, Kapono leads the vetting team for potential angel investment. While at FAN, they held 5 investment rounds on 3 investments inside 12 months. Kapono has also developed workflow software and analytics o streamline deal flow.

As Lead Underwriter, Kapono built a team 14 analysts, and underwrote over 6,000 residential properties leading to over 280 purchases, deploying over $22 Million in capital in the central Florida real estate market in 2012 and 2013. Kapono received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting with a focus on financial derivatives and capital markets from the University of Central Florida.

Business Development Manager · University of Central Florida - Venture Accelerator · 407-417-0448 · Contact by email