Monday, November 21, 2011

Brian Watson Elected East Orlando Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman

ORLANDO, Fla.; November 16, 2011 — The Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel is pleased to announce that Orlando Associate Brian Watson was recently elected to serve as Chairman of the 2012 Board of Directors for the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce (EOCC). A Lake Nona resident, Watson currently serves as co-chair of the Southeast Advisory Council and on the Finance Committee.

In addition to his leadership at the Chamber, Watson also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando and sits on the Finance Committee. He was awarded the William Blews service award for outstanding service to the community at Stetson University and has volunteered many hours to the Warrick Dunn Foundation and is an active volunteer in the Give Kids the World Foundation.

A practicing corporate attorney with the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel, Watson is a member of the firm’s Banking and Institutional Lending, Corporate and Securities, and Public Finance and Capital Projects Practice Groups.  He is a member of The Florida Bar and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Seven new board members were nominated and elected at the latest EOCC Board of Directors meeting, and will join the Board of Directors in January, with formal inauguration at the January membership luncheon. 2012-2013 Board of Directors for the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce, include:
  • Brian Watson (Broad and Cassel), Chair
  • Carol Ann Dykes (UCF Business Incubation Program), Chair-Elect & Trustee Representative
  • Sara Brady (Sara Brady PR), Chair Emeritus
  • Mike Bosley (Valencia College)
  • Natalia Cabrero (Florida Hospital East)
  • Jennifer Dobran (Martin Federal Credit Union)
  • Mike Dollar (Sanford Burnham Institute)
  • Courtney Franchio (VA Hospital)
  • Anthony Grabowski (Fairwinds Credit Union)
  • Stephanie Hodson (Avalon Park Group)
  • Jorge Martinez (Martinez and Associates)
  • Adam McKinnon (Suburban Land Reserve)
  • David Mullins (Insight Marketing Group)
  • Sonia Narvaez (Sonia Narvaez, CPA, P.A.)
  • Vonda Sexton (Nemours Children's Hospital)
  • Terry Sible (Krowne Realty)
  • Deborah Siebern (Avalon Home Inspections)
·         Kimberly Suarez (American Heart Association)

Broad and Cassel established its Orlando office in 1975, and it has become the largest office in the firm. The firm’s Orlando attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Affordable Housing and Tax Credit, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Securities, Eminent Domain, Estate Planning, Government Relations, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment Law, Land Use and Environmental Law, Real Estate and Public Finance and Capital Projects. Broad and Cassel, founded on January 1, 1946, has more than 170 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in eight offices throughout the State of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries. For more information, please visit us online at


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