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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

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