Joe La Rosa
Joseph La Rosa is our Founder and has been serving as the Company’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and the Chairman of the board of directors since its inception in 2004. A former police officer in Orlando, Florida, Mr. La Rosa entered his family’s commercial and residential real estate development business in 2001 and became President of La Rosa Development, LLC, a position he holds today. From 2008 to 2010, as President of the Casa Latino group of companies, he co-developed the first Latino real estate franchise throughout the United States, which in 2010 was ranked by the National Association of Realtors as one of the Fastest Growing Real Estate Franchises in the U.S. In 2004, Mr. La Rosa founded La Rosa Realty, LLC and is responsible for its past and current growth into a customer-oriented agent-centric model of real estate brokerage powered by AI-based technology tools.
Thomas Stringer is the National Site Selection and Incentives Service leader at the consulting firm BDO USA, LLP and has been with that firm from July 2015 to the present. Prior thereto, from November 2010 to July 2015, he was the Principal and Practice Leader for Credits and Incentives, Site Selection and Economic Development Services with a national tax consulting firm. From February 2007 to November 2010, Mr. Stringer was the Director of Site Selection and Business Incentives with Duff & Phelps (now owned by Kroll Inc.) and from August 2004 to January 2007 he was the Senior Manager, Business Incentives and Site Selection for BDO USA, LLP. Mr. Stringer has a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University.
Jodi R. White
Jodi R. White has been the Senior Leader, Learning Strategy and Leadership Development at The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), Orlando, Florida, since February 2019. From November 2016 to January 2019, she was the Operations Strategy and Client Engagement Director for FanHero LLC, a white-label, all-in-one live streaming and OTT solution. Prior thereto, from September 2014 to October 2016, she was the Senior Manager, Client Relations for Paylocity Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: PCTY) and previously worked for 12 years in various roles, the most recent of which was Senior Manager of Operations, at The Walt Disney Company. Ms. White attended the University of Pittsburgh and Webster University, majoring in Business Administration.
Michael A. La Rosa
Michael A. La Rosa is currently serving a four-year term as a Governor-appointed member of the Florida Public Service Commission which is responsible for regulating the state’s telecommunications, electrical, gas, water, and transport companies. In addition, he has been a realtor with La Rosa Realty, LLC since 2004. Mr. La Rosa was elected in 2012 to the Florida House of Representatives and served until November 2020. During his tenure, he was Vice Chairman of Energy and Utilities Subcommittee (2013-2014), Republican Caucus Deputy Whip (2014), Regulatory Affairs Committee Vice-Chairman (2015-2016), Gaming Control and Tourism Subcommittee Chairman (2017-2018) and Chairman of Commerce Committee (2019-2020) where he oversaw energy, regulatory and business-related policies. Mr. La Rosa holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida.
Ambassador Ned L. Siegel
Ambassador Ned L. Siegel was appointed a director June 30, 2021. Ambassador Seigel is the President of The Siegel Group, a multi-disciplined international business management advisory firm he founded in 1997 in Boca Raton, Florida, specializing in real estate, energy, utilities, infrastructure, financial services, oil and gas and cyber & secure technology. Mr. Ambassador Siegel has served since 2013 as Of Counsel to the law firm of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. From October 2007 until January 2009, he served as the United States Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Prior to his Ambassadorship, in 2006, he served with Ambassador John R. Bolton at the United Nations in New York, as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Mission and as the United States Representative to the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.