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Diana Tennis

Diana Tennis has been practicing in Orlando since graduating with honors from UF’s Levin School of Law in 1992. After two years with the Public Defender's office in Orlando she opened her own firm focusing on criminal defense and family law. She has authored educational materials on civil procedure, and teaches lawyers in trial practice areas including; trial presentation, jury selection and homicide, 2nd amendment, and death penalty issues. Diana’s first media attention was the pro bono representation of Kenny Taylor, who was wrongfully accused of being “the tourist rapist”. After his exoneration she was compared in the press to Atticus Finch, the lawyer from To Kill a Mockingbird. She has been involved many high profile cases, including a police shooting death penalty trial, a client acquitted of killing both of her parents and the acquittal of Caryn Kelly, accused of shooting her boyfriend in College Park. Diana has given legal commentary to various local and national media outlets, including Fox News, HLN, In Session, CNN, and, until her filing to run for Circuit Court Judge, was the regular legal commentator for Fox 35, covering the Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman trials “gavel to gavel”. Diana is AV Preeminent rated. She is on the leadership team of Central Florida Association of Woman Lawyers, a member of the Family Law Inns of Court, CFACDL, FACDL, and a Rotarian.

Attorney · The Law Office of Diana Tennis, P.A. · 407-246-1100 · Contact by email

Celeste Thomas

I am one of the top Account Directors for NCM Media Networks the nation’s largest digital in-theater network. Helping local/regional agencies & clients showcase their ads to thousands of clients at their local/regional AMC, Cinemark, Regal, Cobb and other leading theater circuits across the country.

I love my job and in my free time I am also passionate about volunteer work and serve on the boards and organizations listed below. Volunteering for Hospice, giving home-bound patient’s haircuts is some of the most rewarding time I give.

I am a proud mother of two sons, both in the Army the oldest is a Ranger currently on his 4th deployment the youngest is a Human Intelligence Collector.

Orlando Breakfast Rotary – PR Chair 2010, Programs Chair – 2011-present; City of Orlando Families, Parks, & Recreation Board Co-Chair 2011 - present; Hospice of the Comforter – Volunteer 2007 - present; AAF - Orlando - Board 2009 – present, Programs Chair 2009; Few- (Florida Executive Women) - Member; Woman’s Executive Council-The Village Transitional Housing – Chair 2010 & 2011; The Village Transitional Housing – Ambassador 2010 & 2011; City of Orlando Vehicles for Hire Appeal Board 2009 -2011; Citrus Club - Women's Executive Exchange (WEE) Committee Member

Account Director · NCM Media Networks · 407-382-2292 · Contact by email

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas directs the communications and public relations activities of Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), the 11th largest district in the United States. Under his charge are a staff of 31 that manages media relations, public information services, sales and marketing, video production and broadcasting, volunteer and business partner relationships, employee recognition, graphic design, web content and collateral media production.

The Orange County Public Schools Public Relations Department is an annual winner of multiple state and national awards for communication materials and campaigns, including the SUNSPRA 2010 Best of Show Award for its “Sales and Marketing Initiative” as featured on NBC Nightly News in October 2011.

Dylan is the past president of the Sunshine State School Public Relations Association (2010-2012). He is often called on to present to professional organizations about OCPS programs. Among them are the Council of Great City Schools audiences of public relations executives (July 2010), and superintendents and school board members (October 2010, October 2012) on the topics of Sales and Marketing and Leadership Orange, an OCPS community engagement project. He has presented a Public Relations Brand Image program to the Florida Association of School Superintendents Conference (Sept. 2011); Florida School Boards Association Board of Directors Retreat (Sept. 2011) and Florida Association of School Administrators (July 2011). He has also shared his Sales and Marketing and Leadership Orange programs with the Central Florida School Boards Coalition in 2011/12. Finally, Dylan serves as a member of the U.S. Army Central Florida Citizens Advisory Board.

Dylan joined Orange County Public Schools in August of 2004 (between hurricanes Charlie and Frances) after more than two decades with Florida Citrus Sports, a non-profit membership organization that hosts two college football post-season bowl games and other sporting events in Central Florida.

Dylan is a Rollins College graduate, Winter Park resident and fourteen-time marathon finisher.

Director Public Relations · Orange County Public Schools · 407-317-3368 · Contact by email

Jason G. Toll

Jason Toll joined NAI Realvest as Director of the Industrial Services Group in June, 2013. Jason brings more than fifteen years of industrial brokerage, land brokerage and development experience to the firm. Prior to his affiliation with NAI Realvest, Jason served as the Industrial Services Group Director of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. Jason also founded Logistic Development Group, L.L.C with the purpose to develop industrial projects in Central Florida serving users of multi modal distribution, build small bay warehouses and invest in existing industrial projects through equity partnership. In addition to performing core competencies of the firm as its managing director, Jason continued his industrial brokerage practice serving industrial clients.

Jason developed his practice as a broker with Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida, utilizing the most current technologies and information to accomplish land use analysis and market research for clients. Property owners rely on his development experience to shepherd intricate projects through municipal development channels. Prior to leading the Land Group at Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida, Jason had a successful practice as an Industrial Broker in the representation of building owners and tenants in the sale and leasing of industrial space in this market.

At the peak of the past decade’s real estate market, Jason followed his interest in land development and accepted a position as Land Acquisition Manager for DeLuca Homes, a production home builder. The responsibilities of this position included identification and acquisition of land sufficient to develop 1,400 lots, development feasibility reporting and management of the land entitlement process.

Director Industrial Services Group · NAI Realvest · 407-949-0716 · Contact by email

Dr. Aileen Trivedi, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Trivedi maintains the highest standards in Dentistry by using the latest techniques and bringing her patients the most up to date Dental Technology. Her commitment to excellence starts from the moment she meets her patient, listens to the patient’s concerns, and comes up with the most painless and long-lasting solution. Dr. Trivedi’s devotion to Dental Health and Professionalism is most evident by her involvement in local Dental Charities and her Professional Awards, including being an Invisalign Premier Provider.

Dr. Trivedi’s patients are privy to having needleless anesthesia for gum treatments and laser whitening. Her skills as a Cosmetic Dentist shine because she goes the extra mile to make customized veneers that deliver a truly natural smile. She actually has a Laboratory Technician visit on-site with the patient, for all of her Cosmetic Dentistry cases. Another Amazing service she offers her patients is straightening of teeth without the use of braces, by using the greatest Invisalign techniques. Dr. Trivedi has earned the loyalty of patients throughout the Central Florida community, as well throughout the entire country.

The secret to Dr. Trivedi’s success is treating her patients the way she would like to be treated,–just like Friends and Family!

Dr. Trivedi graduated from Bishop Moore high school and went to the University of Miami. She completed her Bachelors of Science with a degree in Microbiology. After a brief period as a school teacher she heard her calling, applied and was accepted into one on the most reputable dental schools in the nation, Boston University.

After graduation, and not satisfied with such an accomplishment, Dr. Trivedi continued her education by completing a General Practice Residency at the West Palm Beach VA further expanding her knowledge and expertise.

Dr. Trivedi is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).

Dr. Trivedi continues to grow both personally and academically, providing the best in the field of dentistry. She continues to participate in numerous continuing dental education courses to bring you the most up to date in treatment planning and delivery of specialized care. It does not matter if it is crooked teeth, gum disease, complex crown and bridge or just a simple maintenance, Dr. Trivedi will make sure you are treated with the best in knowledge, technology and pampered care.

Under the wing of Dr. Trivedi, the comfort of home and the welcome and gentleness of family awaits you, at Fine Dentistry of Downtown Orlando.

Dentist/Practice Owner · Fine Dentistry of Downtown Orlando · 407-898-1621 · Contact by email

Joshua H. Truitt

Joshua Truitt works in Technology Transfer at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Office of Technology Commercialization, and is an instructor at UCF for the LEAD Scholars Program. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at UCF in the College of Education with an emphasis on Higher Education and Policy Studies. Outside of UCF, Joshua serves on the board of directors of the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools and the Development Team at A Gift For Teaching. Joshua holds a B.S. in Chemistry from UCF and an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.

LEAD Scholars Instructor · University of Central Florida · 321-948-3160 · Contact by email