Brigitte Jensen is the Honorary consul of France for North and Central Florida since 1995. The French Government knighted Ms. Dagot as “Chevalier De L’Ordre Du Merite” which is among the highest of distinctions a person may be honored in France. She is also the Dean Of The Orlando Consular Corps. She is an accomplished businesswoman and professional.
Isabelle Tran is a globetrotter at heart. She had resided and worked in France, Japan, the USA and China. Currently, Ms. Tran is the Branch Office Manager of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.
Born in Versailles, France, Sandrine Burke has been living in Florida since 1987. She graduated from University of Central Florida with a BSBA with Major in Marketing. Since 2004, sh works as a Case Manager at SilzerLaw Chartered .
Born in Paris, Celyne Parage-Donadi brought her European fashion flair to Orlando in 1995. She is a talented hair stylist dedicated to the beauty industry.
She owns her salon in Porte Noire.
For over 20 years in France, Laurence Laffont R. has been a successful realtor and interior designer. She is also an experienced event planner. Along with her three sons she moved to Florida in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial journey.
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Alexandre M. Mestdagh is the managing partner of the law firm Mestdagh & Wall, P.A. He has been practicing real estate and business law for more than 10 years. Born in Belgium and fluent in French, he has represented national and international clients in connection with the acquisition, financing, and development of real estate. This includes the sale and purchase of residences, office buildings, shopping centers, vacant land, and businesses.
Born in Beauvais, France, Valerie Perez lived in Florida since 1994.
She owns several franchise stores in the health & fitness industry in the Orlando area and she is the proud mom of 2 sons.
Isabelle Chauffeton Saavedra is a dynamic and seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in event planning and corporate incentive management. With a passion for consciousness research, she is the author of two books on that topic, and co-author a third one with best-selling author Dr. Melvin Morse.
Mrs. Chauffeton Saavedra is married and has two children. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
Originally from France and Switzerland, Dina Lagarde now resides in Orlando, with her husband and two sons. She is a Real Estate Agent, specialized in Second homes and Investment property.
She also owns a property management and vacation rentals franchise.
Born and raised in Peru, lived in Japan, educated in France, Leonardo Vilela, currently working as a Financial Services Professional with New York Life, immigrated to the U.S. to become an investor. After 4 years as a mechanical engineer in Le Mans, he became a chef, worked for Michellin-Starred restaurants in Paris, and served as a sommelier in London. Following his thirst of wine knowledge, he traveled and work as a winemaker and as a vinegrower for prestigious vineyards in France, Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand.
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Virginia Silberstein, owner/Broker of Orlando Expert Realty L.LC, specializing in Residential Sales and Property Management, is native of Paris, France, where she nurtured a 10 year career in the entertainment business, working for multinational companies in Film and French Television Productions for Producer Luc Besson and French TV Host Show Jean-Luc Delarue.
Virginia, fluent in English and French, is a joyous and loving mother and wife, a world traveler, enjoys music, dance, fashion and fine food.
Prior to enrolling in the PhD program at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Louis A. Lenglet was a Director of Development for AccorHotels; a Project Manager for Pullman Hotels, where he specialized in hotel development and re-branding. He has a Master from New York University, is a member of the Explorers Club and holds dual French and the American citizenship.