Excerpted from Orlando Business Journal story. The Veterans of Influence Awards recognize metro Orlando veterans in the local business community who through their professional and personal efforts are making a positive impact throughout the community.
This year, 21 individuals were chosen as honorees in Orlando Business Journal’s 2018 Veterans of Influence Awards.
Meet OBJ’s 2018 Veterans of Influence
Here are this year’s honorees in alphabetical order, many of whom shared the top business highlight of their post-military careers.
Kurt Keaton, president of real estate and management services for Franklin Street:
“Joining Franklin Street has afforded me the opportunity to join a strong, well-established firm and be a part of building something from the ground up. In my first two years, we opened a new market in Orlando, as well as a new business line in project management. This experience, working hard to take new ground with a trusted team in a very tight-knit culture, is by far the closest thing to the camaraderie and teamwork that I loved in the U.S. Air Force.”