Orlando CEOs to Know

Orlando CEOs to Know

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October 2, 2019 18 min

For 70 years, Gatorland has created fun, smiles and special memories for the millions of visitors who pass through its world-famous gator mouth entrance.
Founded by the late Owen Godwin in 1949, Gatorland is still privately owned and managed by his family today.

Owen started his business back in 1949 when he purchased a plot of land on Orange Blossom Trail near Kissimmee. With the help of his wife, Pearl, and the...
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We are a family-owned business with a long history in our industry. Our Founder John Arie, Sr has been a part of the entertainment park industry for many years and first got the passion for our industry in 1969. John operated and ran several small tracks from 1969 through 1978. In 1979 John opened Fun N Wheels on International drive, the heart of the tourist corridor in Orlando Florida. Fun N Wheels in Orlando was truly the firs... Read more

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Interview with Ron Rice who is the founder of Hawaiian Tropic and Havana Sun. Joining him also is Matt DiFebo who is the CEO of Havana Sun.

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Dr. Konrad Filutowski of the Filutowski Eye Institute

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January 14, 2019 28 min

Brian Stamey of the International Diamond Center drops in and discusses the future of the valuable gemstone.

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December 28, 2018 10 min

Chris Gent, VP of Corporate Communications at Kissimmee Utilities Authority, drops by and speaks all things power: from its early days to the future of solar.

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December 18, 2018 18 min

Daryl Tol, Senior Executive Vice President of Florida Hospital/AdventHealth, explains the history and future of the hospital.

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November 30, 2018 16 min

U.S. Marine from Sutherlin Nissan talks about how he decided to go into the automotive business and offers insight on business best practices.

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November 19, 2018 22 min

John Morgan discusses his status as a Central Florida icon and what happened along the way to making his personal and professional journey so important.

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October 30, 2018 20 min

We chat with Emily Nickels of Earth Fare and discuss the health benefits as well as environmental impacts of eating as cleanly as possible.

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October 19, 2018 14 min

Yulric Abercrombie speaks about a type of insurance protection all drivers should consider, his background and how he chose to pursue his career, and offers personal glimpses into his thought process along the way. For more info, visit abercrombiepa.com.

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October 16, 2018 24 min

Dr. Patrick St. Germain talks about overall wellness and gives advice on living a healthy life. For more information, visit burnfatorlando.com

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