With an eye focused on the future, Tim Giuliani is advancing the pace of change and altering the perceptions of a region best known for tourism by re-conceptualizing the Orlando region’s economic future. As the President and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership), Tim is leading a multi-year pursuit to create a new model for economic and community development that challenges the status-quo and establishes a new path forward towards broad-based prosperity for all.
Tim oversees the strategic direction of the Partnership’s initiatives which include economic development, advocacy and public policy, advancing transportation solutions and branding the Orlando region as a great place to do business. The organization is home to the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Orlando, The Foundation for Orlando’s Future and the Orlando Film Commission. With core values centered on being visionary, inclusive, collaborative and disciplined, the Partnership is injecting fresh resources and perspectives while harnessing the strength of Orlando’s culture of collaboration and innovation in creating a new future for the region.
Tim’s passion to provoke community impact started at an early age when he helped launch the “Truth Campaign” as a high school student- the most successful youth tobacco prevention effort in U.S. history. After graduating, he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in economics and communication from Florida State University and his master’s in business administration from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida
Tim honed his leadership skills while at the Florida Chamber of Commerce where he helped establish the state’s six pillars for economic growth and the Florida 2030 plan – all while still in his twenties. Tim also played a critical role in the passage of legislation that created the $750 million Florida Growth Fund. He then joined the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Council for Economic Outreach as president and CEO where he improved the city’s business climate through 75 changes in policy and practice along with an innovative collective impact initiative to improve the education system in Alachua County.
Tim then moved to Raleigh, NC to lead the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce where he was a leader of the successful passage of the $2.3 billion Wake County Transit Plan on the November 2016 ballot. Tim was also a leading voice opposing North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” by creating an inclusion campaign titled, “All are Welcome Here.”
Tim is a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). Nationally, he serves on the executive committee for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and is an active participant of the US Chamber Committee of 100. Locally, he is a board member for the Greater Orlando Sports Commission and Visit Orlando. He lives in the Lake Cherokee neighborhood in Downtown Orlando with his wife and three children.