Orlando Regional pro-business stalwart, BusinessForce, has tapped political analyst and government relations consultant, Michelle Y. Ertel, as its new Committee Director. Ertel, along with its Board of Directors, will continue to lead the efforts to promote a pro-business environment throughout Central Florida.
“When government’s focus is on the well-being of its business community, citizens prosper. Candidates who value a warm business climate have long looked to BusinessForce for guidance and I am elated to now be part of the process.”
BusinessForce’s Chairman, Craig Swygert of Clear Channel Outdoor said, “The board is happy to have found a high-energy director whose personal values are so closely aligned with the organization’s mission. We look forward to working with Michelle as we continue to provide support and advocacy to Central Florida.”
BusinessForce is an independent organization composed of regional business and community leaders that represent thousands of businesses and their tens of thousands of employees who are interested in promoting a pro-business environment. Our organization is non-partisan and supports candidates and elected officials in our state and region who endorse the free enterprise system and sound, responsible business practices in government.
Ertel lives in Seminole County with her husband, Michael. She has 2 grown children, Zane and Gillian, both UCF graduates. She is a frequent contributor to various media throughout Central Florida including Spectrum News 13, WOFL Fox 35, 90.7 WMFE and the Orlando Sentinel.