UNITED ARTS WELCOMES NEW CHAIR AND SEVEN COMMUNITY LEADERS

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on July 15, 2015

United Arts of Central Florida

 

United Arts of Central Florida is pleased to welcome community and philanthropic leaders to the Board of Directors. New Board members include: Andrea DeLoach, Owner, DeLoach Consulting, attorney; Mark Jones, Sr. Vice President, Orlando Health; Wilson Lopez, Director, Risk Advisory Services McGladrey LLP; S. Brendan Lynch, Partner, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed; Diane O’Dell, Vice President Community & Diversity Relations, Universal Orlando; Daniel O’Keefe, CPA, Partner, Moore, Stephens, Lovelace PA; and Karen M. Sheehan, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Tupperware Brands Corporation join a committed board led by new Chairwoman Jean Grono-Nowry, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Massey Services, Inc.

 

“After serving as the Treasurer of the Board for the last six years, I am honored to be accepting the role as Chair for United Arts of Central Florida,” said Jean Grono-Nowry. “The board has had outstanding leadership under outgoing Chair, Linda Landman Gonzales and I am committed to keep the momentum going.  We are fortunate to live in a community that understands the value of and generously supports the arts and I am very excited to have the opportunity to help make a difference.”

 

New Trustee, 2015:

Alan Ginsburg Family Foundation, founded by Alan Ginsburg. Mr. Ginsburg is a re-engaged trustee for United Arts of Central Florida. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mr. Ginsburg has more than 40 years of real estate experience in the Midwest and Florida. Since moving to Florida in 1981, Mr. Ginsburg founded the CED companies, which specializes in building affordable multifamily communities. Mr. Ginsburg is adamant about giving back to the community – a lot and often.

 

New Board Chair, 2015:

Jean Grono-Nowry, executive vice president, CFO, Massey Services. Ms. Grono-Nowry has a Bachelor in Accounting from St. Thomas Aquinas College and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Education program, “Strategic Finance for Smaller Businesses.” Ms. Grono-Nowry is responsible for all financial matters relating to Massey Services, which include corporate strategy, business integration, planning and budgeting, and overall corporate administrative operations, such as accounting and human resources. Ms. Grono-Nowry has served as the Treasurer for United Arts of Central Florida for the past six years.

 

New Board members, class of 2015:

Andrea DeLoach, owner of DeLoach Consulting, attorney. Mrs. DeLoach has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Spelman College and her Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law. In addition to her now 15-year legal career, Mrs. DeLoach has always sought to serve her local community with an extensive resume of civic engagement and volunteer work. Mrs. DeLoach has always had a love and respect for the arts. Living in Orlando and having frequented its fabulous art venues and collections, she and her husband look forward to sharing the arts with their children.

 

Daniel O’Keefe, CPA, partner, Moore, Stephens, Lovelace PA. Mr. O’Keefe holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Canisius College and a Master in Accounting from Florida State University. Mr. O’Keefe is currently the Orlando Office Managing Shareholder for Moore Stephens Lovelace, PA. Mr. O’Keefe heads up the Firm’s Governmental Practice Group, serves on the Board of Directors, is the Corporate Secretary for the Firm, and is the Dean of MSL University. With over 35 years of public accounting, governmental, and non-profit experience, Mr. O’Keefe is a nationally recognized expert in the area of Governmental auditing and is one of the most sought-after public sector instructors in the state.

 

Diane O’Dell, vice president of Community & Diversity Relations and executive director of the Foundation for Universal Orlando. Ms. O’Dell earned her Bachelor in Journalism from the University of Georgia. From her 20+ years of work experience in the private and non-profit sectors, Ms. O’Dell has amassed an extensive background in community partnership development, fundraising and strategic planning. Currently, Ms. O’Dell serves on the boards of City Year Orlando, Orlando Community & Youth Trust, Orlando Health Foundation, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation and Valencia Foundation.

 

Karen M. Sheehan, vice president & deputy general counsel, Tupperware Brands Corporation. Ms. Sheehan received a Bachelor with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa distinction from Rutgers University and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. As a member of both New York and New Jersey bars, and a certified Authorized House Counsel under the rules of the Florida Bar, Ms. Sheehan, currently, is responsible for managing the law department globally and providing corporate and commercial legal support for Tupperware Brands Corporation.

 

  1. Brendan Lynch, partner, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed. Mr. Lynch has a Bachelor of Echols Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Virginia and Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. As a shareholder, Mr. Lynch represents both commercial and residential property land owners, as well as tenant business owners, in issues of eminent domain/condemnation. Among other accolades, Mr. Lynch has been recognized as a “Legal Elite Up & Comer” by Florida Trend Magazine and a “Florida Rising Stars” by Florida Super Lawyers.

 

Mark Jones, senior vice president of Orlando Health and president of Orlando Regional Medical Center. Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and a Masters in Business Administration and in Health Administration from Georgia State University. He currently serves as a board member of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc., on the Florida State College of Medicine Orlando Community Board, and as a member of the Heart of Florida United Way’s Investing in Results Council. Mr. Jones was recently honored as recipient of the Orlando Business Journal’s 2014 C-Suite Level award.

 

Wilson Lopez, director, Risk Advisory Services McGladrey LLP. Mr. Lopez has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics from Queens College and a Master of Business Administration (International Banking) from Nova University. With more than 28 years of internal audit and risk management experience, Mr. Lopez has served a variety of industries including insurance companies, banks, broker-dealers, and consumer finance companies. Mr. Lopez currently serves as the head of the financial institution risk management practice in Florida.

 

About United Arts of Central Florida

 

United Arts is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, governments and school districts, foundations, arts and cultural organizations, and artists. Its mission is to unite enrich communities by investing in arts, science and history.

 

United Arts serves residents and visitors in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties through more than 50 local arts, sciences and history organizations. It raises and distributes funds for these cultural groups and provides management, administrative and advisory services.

 

Now in its 27th year of service to the Central Florida community and regional host of power2give.org,

the collaborative Campaign for the Arts and OrlandoAtPlay.com, United Arts has invested more than $136 million in local organizations and education since its founding in 1989.

 

More information is available at www.UnitedArts.cc or by calling 407-628-0333. Please email Michael@UnitedArts.cc for comments or inquiries.

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