2015 Executive Board
The Orlando Young Professionals Executive Board is comprised of a dedicated team of exemplary young professionals who are energized about the growth and direction of the Orlando Young Professionals Leadership Development Group. The executive board works diligently to ensure that all members have access to all the tools needed to foster quality business and personal relationships.
Although I’m not originally from Florida, I have worked in the State and Central Florida for many years before finally relocating to Orlando. I was born and raised in South Alabama, and although my entire family cheers for “that other school,” I graduated from Auburn University in 2002 with a B.A. in Political Science, and in 2004 with a Master of Public Administration. I’m Regional Leasing Manager for Kite Realty Group Trust (KRG-NYSE), which owns and operates retail shopping centers throughout the U.S. Prior to relocating to Orlando, I held positions with a Georgia based real estate developer, and as an Economic Developer in Alabama (I even worked in the Governor’s Office years ago). When I’m not cheering on the Auburn Tigers, I enjoy going for a run around Lake Eola, grabbing some grub at one of my favorite food trucks, and meeting up with friends Downtown.
Tanveer I. Kathawalla
Tanveer currently is a business development manager for Enterprise Florida, the State of Florida’s principal economic development organization chaired by the Governor and led by Secretary of Commerce to bring capital and jobs to Florida. Tanveer works across targeted industry sectors to grow Florida’s economy.
Prior to his current role, Tanveer was a strategy consultant for IBM where he served clients from the Pentagon, the Department of Education, and leading Fortune 500 companies. Tanveer also worked on the historic Apple-IBM partnership and formulated and executed a strategy that grew the partnership in the healthcare space. Tanveer served as an economic analyst at a state government focused think tank focusing on federal policy effects on state budgets. In June, 2013 during a Special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, Tanveer served as a deputy field director for Gabriel Gomez running all campaign operations in the North Shore.
Outside of his professional career, Tanveer focused his efforts on civic engagement. Tanveer was selected to be a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, served as the chairman of social entrepreneurship for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
Tanveer had itinerant childhood, growing up in 6 states between the east coast & mid-west, and finished high school abroad in Paris, France. Tanveer graduated from the George Washington University with Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science.
Christiane currently serves as Branch Manager for Trustco Bank in Orlando. Prior to joining Trustco, Christiane worked as a freelance artist for 2 years. Although she is proud to call Central Florida her home, Christiane was born and raised in upstate New York. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, art, and anything involved with automobiles, especially her Porsche. In addition to her role as Treasurer for OYP, Christiane is involved in several civic organizations here in Central Florida.
Joel Goldstein is a world-renowned speaker, best-selling author and leadership consultant. Joel works with companies to develop systems that allow them to recruit, train & retain future leaders. He has spoken at meetings and conferences around the world training top executives communications strategies to effectively work with younger generations. He has been featured as an expert in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, CNBC and ABC News.