Tue, July 26, 2016
West Orange Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Stina D'Uva recently accepted a position on the Equality Means Business Advisory Board. Equality Means Business is a project of Equality Florida & the Equality Florida Institute. It is the largest civil rights organization in Florida dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, the largest association of businesses representing West Orange County, is committed to: 1) Valuing organizational diversity in our membership including gender, religious, racial and ethnic affiliations, and categories of membership, geographic area, public and private sectors, size of business. 2) The pursuit of equity, inclusion and pluralism in our policies, procedures and business relationships. 3) Seeking opportunities to collaborate with culturally diverse area businesses and/or organizations.
For over 25 years, Agostina “Stina” D’Uva has been an integral leader in the Orlando community. As the President/CEO, her direction has helped grow The West Orange Chamber of Commerce into the driving force of business that it is today. Under her leadership, the Chamber earned the coveted Chamber of the Year award from the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals in 2009, 2012 and again in 2015.
D’Uva’s influence extends deep into the Orange County business community. In 2015, Mayor of Orange County Teresa Jacobs appointed D’Uva to serve as a member of the Orange County Charter Review Commission. Stina also serves as the 2015/16 Chairman of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, the professional development association for the state of Florida for chamber executives and staff.
Stina continues to serve her community today through volunteer service, and cites her recognition as Orange County District 1 Citizen of the Year in 2007 as one of the greatest honors of her career, as well as being awarded the 2013 Central Florida Women’s League Heart of Florida Woman Award. In 2014, she was elected and continues to serve as Secretary of the MetroWest Master Association, and has served as a Board Member of the Health Alliance Family Care Center since 2012.
D’Uva is a proud resident of MetroWest, a master planned community in the city of Orlando, married to Nick to 34 years and has three adult children: the twins, Paul & Steven and Marc.
About Equality Means Business
Equality Means Business was formed to spotlight major employers in Florida that have adopted comprehensive non-discrimination polices and have demonstrated their commitment to valuing and pro-actively including all employees. Our goal is to improve Florida’s national and international reputation as a welcoming and inclusive place to live, work and visit. By highlighting employers who have respect for diversity as a core value, we will encourage and provide resources to Florida employers who understand that diversity brings the skills, perspective and other assets that are essential to establishing a competitive workforce. Membership in our Advisory Board is made up of companies and individuals who are highly respected for their commitment to creating a safe and productive workplace for all individuals including providing protection regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. We believe honoring those companies that set the standard with comprehensive policies is the best way to encourage others to promote inclusivity and to strengthen Florida’s reputation in recruiting and retaining a talented workforce.