Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
As President of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce for 25 years, Jacob V. Stuart effected change in a number of strategic areas including healthcare, regional leadership, technology, transportation, international business, regional research and workforce development. Believing that knowledge is power, he has worked to provide lifelong learning opportunities for business and community leaders across the Central Florida region, in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, and Volusia Counties.
The establishment of the Central Florida Partnership in 2007, with Stuart serving as President, included the alignment of four strategic areas of focus – Regional Entrepreneurship, Regional Leadership, Regional Public Policy Advocacy and Regional Research & Resolves – and has provided new opportunities to promote regional stewardship across Florida’s Super Region.
A native of Orlando, Stuart’s commitment to protecting and nurturing the quality of life in Central Florida has led him to pioneer numerous award-winning initiatives that now serve as strategic lines of business of the Central Florida Partnership: Leadership Orlando, BusinessForce, and myregion.org, along with the “Five Star” Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce).