Laurie Sallarulo has a reputation as a strong managerial, development, and financial executive with a deep passion and commitment to improving the lives of children and families. Laurie is recognized as a dynamic leader who strategically moves organizations and community issues to higher levels of sustainability, awareness, and recognition. She utilized her extensive corporate experience when transitioning to the nonprofit sector where she began as Director of Development and Programs at Habitat for Humanity of Broward. (more…)
Tom D’Eri is a strong advocate of the movement to capture the untapped resource that is people with autism. Having seen the struggles that his brother Andrew, a vibrant individual with autism, faced in finding a job, Tom knew that there must be a way to help. He enthusiastically decided to work with his father, John D’Eri, to found Rising Tide Car Wash, a groundbreaking social enterprise and high-quality car wash experience. (more…)
The power of inspiration and creativity. When Tracy Tilson founded Tilson PR, a full-service public relations firm, it was because she loved coming up with ideas and campaigns and then pitching them to clients and ultimately to the media to cover. Now after 25+ years of working in the public relations field with national clients like Staples, Avery Dennison, Liberty Mutual, Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse and a host of other clients from different sectors, she has found that the key to longevity, relevance and success is determination, hard work, integrity and creativity. (more…)
Expert Witness, Inventor, Technology Professional & Entrepreneur
Dr. Edwin Hernandez is an expert witness, an inventor and an entrepreneur with technical expertise in the areas of computer networking, wireless and mobile communications, multimedia streaming, Artificial Intelligence (AI), algorithms, and cloud technologies. He has been part of the entrepreneurship world since 1997 and now provides strategic technical, licensing, and intellectual property advise to startups and even “Fortune 500” companies. (more…)
Chris has been in the hospitality & food service industry for 25 years, working in everything from fast food to fine dining. After opening a deli with his dad right after high school, he worked corporate restaurants as a traveling manager and store opener/trainer. Opening an Italian restaurant with his parents, and then finally coming to Tucker Duke’s with his brother. (more…)
After several years in New York’s fast-paced fashion industry, Florida native Jayson Koss returned home to refocus his energy on creating a better life for himself and those around him.
On a lazy day in 2009, while craving delivery of something other than pizza or Chinese, Jayson and a few close friends realized that sometimes making life better could be as easy as delivering pie. (more…)