September 20, 2018
Dymond joins top executives from across the state as one of Florida’s most influential business leaders.
Orlando, FL – Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that CEO and President William T. Dymond, Jr. was named to the Florida Trend 500 “Florida Most Influential Business Leaders” list which recognizes the most influential executives across major industries throughout the state. The Florida Trend selected the executives after conducting hundreds of interviews and months of research, culminating a highly selective biographical guide to the leaders of Florida. A variety of sources were used to produce the lists, including input from top executives of economic development organizations, professional associations and others very familiar with local communities, industries and the state. For more information and to view the full Florida 500 list, please visit: https://floridatrend500.com.
Appointed by Governor Scott, Dymond is currently in his fifth year serving as the Chair of Space Florida’s Board Of Directors. The organization, which serves as the state’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, has partnered with NASA to operate Kennedy Space Center and expanded the state’s ability to dominate the growing commercial space market while creating jobs in this unique sector. He is also the Chair-Elect of the Orlando Economic Partnership (OEP) Executive Committee for the 2018-2019 term. Having previously served on the OEP’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Dymond also chairs the organization’s Business Development Strategy Committee and was formerly the Co-Chair of the Investor Relations and Business Development Committee. Dymond is a long-time supporter of civic and charitable organizations and has served as a board and executive committee member of Enterprise Florida which promotes economic development statewide and was recently invited to join The Florida Council of 100.
As the past Chair of Florida Citrus Sports, Dymond has been instrumental in a number of initiatives in the sports industry, including a leading role in securing the renovation improvements to the Camping World Stadium. The investment has attracted world-class entertainment and sports, including the Rolling Stones and this year’s NFL Pro Bowl. Dymond also served as the lead negotiator in securing multi-year television agreements with ABC and ESPN, and team selection agreements with the Big 10, SEC, ACC, Big East and Big 12 conferences – all big wins for Central Florida. Dymond is also a co-founding board member of LIFT Orlando, a nonprofit organization comprised of business leaders partnering with residents to accelerate community transformation and to break the cycle of poverty through holistic neighborhood revitalization in the shadow of the Camping World Stadium.
Additionally, Dymond serves as the General Counsel to Visit Orlando and sits on its executive committee and board of directors in that role. Dymond’s service to community includes charitable organizations as well, such as Morningstar Charities, Heart of Florida United Way and American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year Council, among others. Dymond is an award recipient of the OEP James B. Greene Award which was named after a visionary leader to Central Florida – a pioneer who shaped the history and defined the future of the community.
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