Keynote Speakers

Keynote Luncheon Speaker

Mayanne Downs, Shareholder and General Counsel for GrayRobinson

Mayanne is Shareholder and General Counsel for GrayRobinson. She served as GrayRobinson’s President and Managing Director from 2016-2019, the first woman to hold that position. She has served as president of the Orange County Bar Association, the Legal Aid Society, the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the 100,000-member Florida Bar. She graduated at the top of her class from the University of Florida, and is a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame. She is City Attorney for Orlando, the first woman to be appointed, and is also a member of the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which disciplines judges. She is proudest of being the first female managing partner of a major law firm in the Southeastern United States and the single parent of Barry, a Nashville musician, and Savannah, a third generation University of Florida law student.

Mayanne served as president of The Florida Bar from 2010-2011. As president, she traveled thousands of miles throughout Florida and the country, speaking to legal organizations and newspaper editorial boards and testifying before the Florida Legislature. She implemented the first direct communication between bar leadership and bar members about legislative matters.

Afternoon Keynote

Orange Appeal’s 2020 Women of the Year: Dynamic Disruptors

Stepahnie Darden Bennett, President + Chief Creative Officer, Prismatic
Marci Doyle,
Chief Operating Office & Tournament Director, Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard
Rosene Johnson,
Executive Director, Pace Center for Girls, Orange
Whitney Laney,
Realtor & Bahamas Disaster Relief Coordinator
Suneera Madhani,
Founder & CEO, Fattmerchant
Maritza Martinez-Guerro,
Associate Vice President for the Division of Partnerships and Innovation, and Director for the Office of Community Relations and Economic Development at UCF
Romie Mushtaq (moderator), MD, MDIHM, Physician, Speaker, Chief Wellness Officer at Evolution Hospitality