March 5, 2015

Central Florida Players - February 2012

Jerry Jackson | 2/1/2012

» Orlando Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide resigned in a corporate shakeup. President Alex Martins was promoted to succeed him as CEO, and more than a dozen staff positions were eliminated.

» Griff Salmon was appointed executive vice president and COO of Orlando-based Enterprise Florida.

» Brian Watson, an associate with the Broad and Cassel law firm, was elected 2012 chairman of the board for the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce.

» Former Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin, Orlando Magic co-founder Jimmy Hewitt and the late real estate investor Hy Lake were inducted into Junior Achievement of Central Florida's Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame.

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