January 2017  

President's Report

NACE Orlando Newsletter


Orlando Chapter President, Tiffany Carrion


The start of a new year is always so promising. Resolutions made, goals set, and an optimistic outlook for a successful 12 months ahead can breathe new energy into both personal and professional lives. I would be amiss if I didn’t reflect during this time about the past year though. I have shared some amazing memories with all of you and have learned so much about how deep my passion for service is and how lucky I am to have spent this past year getting to know all of you. From our exceptional educational programs to our ever-strengthening joint association efforts with ILEA and others, I feel strongly we are adding value to our industry and to our Memberships. We want you to invest in us as a Chapter and please know your involvement is crucial to our continued successes. If you have any interest in getting involved, no matter how little or how much, we would love to speak with you. Any one of us on the Board can help you find the right fit.


As we look ahead, I want to wish you all a blessed new year! During our Board Retreat in early December I was so excited to hear where we are with the planning process for 2017. We have some wonderful opportunities for our Members in the coming year so please stay connected with us through our website and social media outlets, including our new Linked In page. We are eager to hear from you as well on how we can improve your experience. Please don’t hesitate to email me personally ( or use the admin email listed on our website any time you have a question or concern.


Cheers to you all and THANK YOU for being a valuable part of Orlando NACE!

Orlando NACE LinkedIn Group



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Community Service

I am thrilled kick off the year by accepting the position of Chapter Community Service Director. My passion is supporting the community through childhood development and ending hunger. This year my goal is to diversify the organizations we support and provide opportunity for every NACE member to be involved. I encourage you to approach me with information about organizations that you would love to support in 2017! 


I am looking forward to getting to know you better through membership meetings along with volunteering beside you!

Heather McMillan, CMP 

Catering Sales Manager 

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando phone: +1 407.503.2120

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Welcome New Members

Happy New Year!

Members-Only Virtual HangoutsNew for 2017, NACE members will have an all-access pass to participate in Members-Only Virtual Hangouts. During selected months, you will have the opportunity to discuss issues, share best practices and nationally network with colleagues in various areas of interest without leaving your desk. View the 2017 Virtual Hangout schedule below and click the link to register. All webinars will begin at 2:00 pm EST.


Happy Anniversary to our 1st Quarter NACE members! Your participation as a member directly affects the way you do business, sets you apart as a professional, and elevates the catering and events industry

Ray Alie                                               

Brittney Bouche                              

Gary Bruckner

Samaly DeAssis                

Bonnie Fimiano               

Ashli Hawthorne

Katy Hurtig                         

Chelsea Ibarra                  

Andrew Jones

Brianne Lint                       

Lawrence Lynch                               

Alexis Lytle

Joe Mahoney                   

Nancy Martinez                               

Jane McLean

Pat Mobley                        

Richard Painter                

Tom Pokorny

Anna Rodriguez                              

Charles Savarese          

Cheri Secue

Danielle Silbiger                               

Billy Singleton                   

Ann Taylor

Luna Tolunay                    

Urena Miguelina             

Jeff Verschage

Tiffany Michelle Williams                             




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