Embracing and Empowering Women to Serve Central Florida

Speakers in 2016



  • ​August 9: Barbara Jenkins, EdD
  • September 13: To be announced soon!
  • October 11: To be announced soon!
  • November 8: Executive Board Elections

Michelle brady Palmer

Manager, Community Engagement  

SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando

Speakers in 2017

  • ​​Cyndia Morales Muñiz, EdD, Assistant Director of Multicultural Academic & Support Services | University of Central Florida
  • Kari Conley, Director, Community Relations | Orlando Health
  • ​Diane O'Dell, President of Community & Diversity Relations & Executive Director of the Foundation | Universal Orlando
  • Maryann Barry, CEO | Girl Scouts of Citrus
  • Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, Retired Army, Senior Vice President, Global Partnering, Leadership Development & Health Performance Strategies ​| Florida Hospital
  • Michelle Brady Palmer, Manager, Community Engagement | SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando

JULY 12, 2017

Michelle Brady Palmer is Manager of Community Engagement and is responsible for the philanthropic giving for SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. 

Michelle holds a Master of Business degree from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and a Fellowship in Non-Profit Leadership from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. In 2015, the Orlando Business Journal named her one of Central Florida’s top 25

C-Level Executives of Distinction. Other honors include the Women’s Achievement Award from the Women’s Executive Council, named an Agent for Social Change by Harbor House of Central Florida, the Emily Gates Alumna Achievement Award winner by the Tri Sigma Foundation and having a day named in her honor by the City of Orlando for her service to the community.

Michelle began her career in strategic planning and business analysis at the American Automobile Association. She then stepped in as CEO of her family’s business after a devastating fire and led the rebuilding of the 65-year-old business. More recently, Michelle led fund development, marketing, public relations and prevention at Harbor House of Central Florida where she was Chief Development Officer. Michelle is a native of New Orleans and is the proud mother of two children, ages 19 and 15.

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