Come join us at Runway to Haiti: The Night Fashion Meets Impact on March 30th!
Runway to Haiti is our annual fundraising event and is a night dedicated supporting our education, job training, and refugee relief initiatives in Haiti. Event highlights include an exclusive Deux Mains Designs runway show, live music, a silent auction, and much more! Our runway show features local influencers, community members, and our biggest ambassadors and will inspire next season’s best trends. Take a moment and meet models who will be ruling the runway this year!
Eileen Louissaint @eileenrosestacy
Leigh Swanson is the Vice President of Community Relations for Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. After graduating from RTS in 2012 with a M.A. (Theological Studies), Leigh began working in student life as the Associate Dean of Students. She transitioned to her new role in January. Leigh also serves on the National Leadership Team of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The Swansons (her husband David is Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando) have three grown children.
Jason Siegel has enjoyed 30 years of success and accomplishments in major and minor league professional sports and intercollegiate athletics and is currently in his first year as President/CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission after serving five years as the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) Managing Partner & President/CEO. Anchored by marquee events such as the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second-Rounds, Copa America Centenario, and Wrestlemania 33, the Central Florida Sports Commission through its 150+ events is projecting to drive more than $300 million in economic impact in 2016 and 2017.
Under his leadership at the Solar Bears, the organization was at the top of the League in game night attendance, hosted the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game televised nationally on Fox Sports and was recognized by the League winning the 2013 ECHL Award of Excellence and 2015 Ticket Department of the Year. Siegel was a finalist for Executive of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and served on the League’s Executive Board of Governors. He oversaw the organization’s business and hockey operations while managing the team’s relationship with its NHL (Toronto Maple Leafs) and AHL (Toronto Marlies) affiliates. Prior to joining the Solar Bears, Siegel served four years as Senior Associate Athletic Director at his alma mater, Binghamton University, where he was co-Executive Director of the department’s Athletics Board.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Jason and his wife Sarah reside in Maitland, FL with their three children, Stephanie (15), Ryder (8), and Bobby (6).
Sarah Grafton, Assistant Vice President/Sr. Financial Advisor, Grafton Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch
Sarah Grafton, Assistant Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor with the Grafton Wealth Management Team at Merrill Lynch, joined the firm in 2007. She is responsible for business development, planning and client relations.Through her role and her personal passions Grafton soon found herself deeply involved in the local Central Florida Community. She is on a numerous local boards included Rollins College Hamilton Holt, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Winter Park Alumni Council, Children’s Home Society, The Polasek Museum, Florida Hospital Golden Gala and also serves on many other committees. She has a passion for small business and serving her local community. She currently serves as the President of the Park Avenue Merchants Association and is President-Elect of the Leadership Alumni Council.
This past year Sarah was recognized by Orlando Business Journal as a “40 under 40” award recipient and a ‘Woman to Watch” Award recipient. The Winter Park Magazine named her, Winter Park’s Most Influential of 2016. The United States President presented her with a President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2013.
Grafton currently resides in Winter Park with husband Jason Siegel and three children Benjamin, Robert and Stephanie. They are very active as a family and spend the weekends traveling between soccer, football and basketball games.
Shea Glenny @fervrco
By trade, Shea is a chief marketing officer driven by financial outcomes and high-impact collaborations. She is guided by a deep understanding of the new rules of the new economy, and is an advisor for economic growth through entrepreneurship.
If you need actionable insights into your customers, market dynamics and key partners Shea systematically leverages technology, empathy and influence to gain this insight, drive revenue and chart sustainable growth. In the community, she is known as a trusted ally in the fight for equality for marginalized groups. Other favorite geek-out topics include her kids, travel, horses and scotch.
Amanda Cox, @_mandybabe_
The Rev. Dr. David D. Swanson is the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. He is also the founder and principal teacher for The Well, a national media ministry focused on presenting the gospel with fresh clarity and passion. He is the author of four books: Everlasting Life, Vital Signs: Discovering the Keys to Abundant Christian Living, Learning to Be You: How Our True Identity in Christ Sets Us Free, and The Essentials, a primer on the fundamentals of faith.
In 2013, after 8 years in management in the banking field, Haitian American Josephine Severe decided to move to Orlando to pursue her dreams. Josie always envisioned herself ultimately becoming a Chief Marketing Officer and working for a company that believed in the power of serving a global community and a company that would empower their employees to serve. In 2014, Josie took her first step and became a Product Manager for Tupperware Brands, a company Josie believes is changing the lives of millions of women and families across the world and in 2015 she took another step and earned an MBA from Rollins College. Josie volunteers regularly in her community, and is inspired everyday by amazing women such as Julie Colombino following her passion and leaving the world a better place. This will be Josie’s second year participating in Runway to Haiti!
A professional model in the 1980s for Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel while living in Milan, Maxine Earhart’s career has always been a mix of fashion, design, business and philanthropy. Maxine moved to Florida in the 90’s first working for Epcot and later on running her own business and pursuing philanthropic initiatives. Today she is now most notably for the popular restaurant Maxine’s on Shine, which she founded with her husband Kurt four years ago. Maxine continues her passion for fashion and philanthropy by contributing her talents Park Avenue Fashion alongside with Kurt and attending fashion shows in New York and Miami. Maxine’s career and dedication to community involvement makes her a perfect addition to our team!
Laila Silva, Laila’s Little Finds
Laila Silva is a TV commerciasl producer for Spectrum Reach by day and writer and blogger by night. She is currently the Fashion Contributor for Artborne Magazine and the mastermind behind the lifestyle blog LailasLittleFinds.com. Her blog reflects her passion for fashion and beauty, while incorporating events, places, and people in the City beautiful. Laila was a finalist for fashion blog of the year, in 2016 by Florida Blogcon and works closely with hundreds of brands around the country. Laila is passionate about traveling to new places and meeting new people, She was born and raised in Mexico, City and uses her platforms to remain close to her roots.
Ted Murphy, IZEA
Ted Murphy is a serial entrepreneur who has founded six companies since 1994. Today he is Founder, CEO and Chairman of IZEA. Ted is largely credited for creating the social sponsorship industry. In Spring 2016, Ted’s entire career and tenure with IZEA led to an up-listing to NASDAQ
Andrae Bailey @andraebailey
Krystle N., The Orlando Girl
The Orlando Girl offers a fresh perspective of the city and was created to inspire the community to go out and have fun. Born and raised in Central Florida, Krystle grew up exploring Orlando with her family and learned how to navigate her way around the city before Google Maps existed. Krystle continues to develop an appreciation for the city as the community grows and enjoys sharing her knowledge of not-so-secret places to explore in Central Florida.