Help celebrate local leaders who have taken the next step in their journey as they graduate from Leadership Winter Park. At this luncheon at the Alfond Inn, you will hear from local leaders with messages to share about how you can make a real difference in our community.
Thank you to Orlando Health for sponsoring Leadership Winter Park Class XXXI.
Tom Lacroix - Full Sail University
Tom Lacroix is a dynamic leader with over 30 years of coaching and training experience. Tom began his career in a leadership development program just after completing his undergraduate degree in business management and computer services. His career moved into sales and customer service management positions, eventually working as the director of a division with a team of over 2,500.
During that time Tom honed his craft, listening to and studying the habits of successful people across multiple industries. As a paid consultant, executive coach and public speaker, Tom brings practical and applicable skills development to groups interested in improving conversational skills, leadership and emotional intelligence.
Currently, Tom is the Vice President of Admissions at Full Sail University. There, he is leading three separate business units and continually improving individual performance by improving customer interactions and developing leaders.
LWP 2021 Community Leader Award
Becky Wilson - Lowndes
Becky Wilson is chair of Lowndes Land Use, Zoning and Environmental Group. She represents property owners, developers, lenders and other development participants with issues related to zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative law, Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs), procurement issues, due diligence and property rights.
As early as 6th grade, Becky advocated for the causes she believed in. Her concern about nuclear waste and water contamination in her hometown of Dothan, Ala. and her thorough research prompted her to press a state legislator with questions in the school auditorium. Having grown up in the south, Becky got in trouble for questioning authority, yet that life experience served her well.
After clerking for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Becky landed in Orlando, quickly building a reputation at Lowndes for being thorough, outspoken and a tireless advocate for clients. She ultimately found her niche in land use, collaborating with architects, transportation engineers and local governments to move her clients projects and Central Florida forward. She became one of the youngest female shareholders at the firm.
Her clients include property owners, developers, lenders and other participants in the development of hotels, planned communities, large power-centers, mixed use projects and more. She also works closely with local government entities to address such client needs as zoning and property rights.
Undoubtedly, Becky's diligence, activism and southern charm were responsible in part for her recent appointment as chair of the Urban Land Institute of Central Florida District Council, a global multidisciplinary real estate organization with more than 40,000 members.
- This will be a masked and socially distanced event with limited capacity. Hand-sanitizer and extra masks will be available.
- Attendees will be temperature-checked before entry is permitted.
- Tables and seats will be socially distanced according to the latest CDC guidelines. There will only be 6 to a table.
- Hotel staff will adhere to all safety precautions and guidelines.