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Elisha González is a strategic and trusted Educator and Public Affairs Executive with an extensive career of strengthening stakeholder relations statewide. Elisha is the Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs and Executive Director of the FAIRWINDS Foundation. In her role, she leads the company’s community affairs initiatives, programmatic activities, strategic philanthropy, team member engagement, market reputation risk, planning and budgeting. González has been instrumental in the new, unified vision for the FAIRWINDS Foundation, where she leads the philanthropic effort to bolster organizations that advocate financial literacy, education and volunteerism by working with FAIRWINDS crew members in the community.  She works closely with line of business executives and market leaders to influence positive outcomes and solutions that impact local communities, managing relationships with key community stakeholders and issues impacting the financial services industry. Elisha is incredibly engaged throughout the state of Florida and is sought out for her expertise in supporting both profit and nonprofits for her genuine engagement, philanthropic advice and results oriented board service. She has worked throughout her career to make the state better through education, appointed by several Florida Governors to statewide committee’s and boards. Over the years, Elisha has served on numerous boards and community-wide efforts, and currently serves on the board of Prospera USA, Florida Chamber Foundation, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, United Arts of Central Florida, Heart of Florida United Way, Junior Achievement of Central Florida.  She is highly regarded for creating successful collaborations and community initiatives. Elisha is well known for bringing individuals, and nonprofits together to get results. Elisha has consistently been recognized for her leadership and business acumen including 2023 Orlando Business Journal Women Who Mean Businesses Executive of the Year Honoree, 2022 Orlando Magazine Women Who Move the City Honoree, 2021 Women of Influence, Orange Appeal Magazine, 2020 Women Who Move the City, Orlando Magazine, 2019 Women of the Year, Orange Appeal, 2019 i4 Business Magazine UP CLOSE feature, 2018 Orlando Business Journal’s, (OBJ), Women Who Mean Business Executive of the Year Honoree, 2018 Orlando Magazine Women of the Year Honoree, 2015 Mexican Consulate Women of Distinction Award, 2014 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando 25 Most Influential Hispanics in Central Florida, 2014 Association of Fundraising Professionals, (AFP), – Embraced By Grace Champions for Children Award, 2014 La Prensa Women of Distinction Award, and Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award. In 2014, she received the prestigious Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando/ Hispanic Business Initiative Fund Don Quijote Professional of the Year Award.

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