Orange Bowl Committee elects five new members
351 Orange Bowl Members support the community and help drive economic growth to South Florida since 1935 every year.
Miami Lakes, FL (www.orangebowl.org) – The Orange Bowl Committee announces the election of five new Active Members for the 2013-14 year. New member elections were held on March 11, 2013. Melissa Gracey, Trellanee Moore-Adderley, George Pino, Ronald Sanchez-Medina Jr. and Don Slesnick III were all elected as Active Members of the Orange Bowl Committee. With the addition of the five new Active Members, the Orange Bowl Committee has grown to include 351 members.
The Orange Bowl Committee was created in 1935 with the mission of generating tourism and economic development for South Florida through an annual football game and supporting events. 2013-14 marks the 80th Discover Orange Bowl, 20th Annual MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic and 15th season of the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance. The Committee’s continued support of South Florida, through the funding of various youth sports initiatives, scholarships and community improvements, benefits over 16,000 local youth annually. The 80th Discover Orange Bowl Game will be played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on January 3, 2014.
New Active Members
Melissa Gracey, Director of Marketing, Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants. A graduate of Florida State University, Ms. Gracey is currently the Director of Marketing for one of the largest accounting firms in Florida and a top-100 firm in the US. Her years of professional marketing and public relations experience have benefited a number of companies in South Florida, including SunTrust Bank, Thorp & Company and BankUnited. Born and raised in South Florida, Ms. Gracey currently lives in North Miami Beach with her husband, Al Chio.
Trellanee Moore-Adderley, Independent Financial Advisor. A South Florida native, Ms. Moore-Adderley’s professional career has spanned the financial industry for more than 15 years. A graduate of the University of Florida and a member of the alumni association, Ms. Moore-Adderley received her MBA from Barry University. Ms. Moore-Adderley’s passion for community service and involvement matches the mission of the Orange Bowl Committee’s. She is a board member for both the A Plus Foundation and Nat Moore Foundation and has also volunteered her time with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Ms. Moore-Adderley is the daughter of Orange Bowl Committee member Nathaniel Moore and currently lives in Pompano Beach with her husband, Kevin, and their four-year-old daughter.
George Pino, President, State Street Realty. Mr. Pino’s connection to the Orange Bowl Committee dates back to his days as a volunteer driver for participating teams in the early 1990’s. After receiving his degree from Florida International University, Mr. Pino has worked for more than 15 years in South Florida real estate. In addition to being named to the South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Business People to Watch list, Mr. Pino is a three-time recipient of the NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year award for the South Florida Chapter. Born and raised in Miami, Mr. Pino and his wife, Cecilia, reside in Miami with their two daughters.
Ronald Sanchez-Medina, Jr., Co-founder, SMGQ Law. Born in Oriente, Cuba and raised in Miami, Mr. Sanchez-Medina graduated from the University of Miami and received law degrees from Boston College and New York University. Mr. Sanchez-Medina co-founded SMGQ Law, a firm in South Florida that concentrates on commercial litigation and transactional practice. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Sanchez-Medina serves on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations in South Florida. He and his wife, Johanna, live in Miami with their three children.
Don Slesnick III, President and Senior Technologist, DecoNetworks, LLC. Mr. Slesnick was born and raised in Coral Gables, FL. He graduated from the University of Florida and received a master’s degree from St. Thomas University. As President of the Junior Orange Bowl Committee, Mr. Slesnick has served as an Ex-Officio member on the Orange Bowl Committee for the past year. While in college, Mr. Slesnick volunteered with the Orange Bowl Committee and Junior Orange Bowl. Mr. Slesnick and his wife, Cecilia, currently reside in Coral Gables with their daughter. He is the son of Orange Bowl Committee member Don Slesnick II.
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