2021 Conference Speaker Bios

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Merchon Green

City of Orlando

Merchon Green is a graduate of the Florida State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and a minor in Communications. She also earned a Juris Doctorate in Law at Southern University Law Center.

Merchon is the founder of MDG Advisory Group, a full-service consulting firm. She is also the founder of Pioneering Change, Inc. Dedicated to bettering her community and advocating for equity and equality, Merchon founded Pioneering Change, Inc. in March of 2017 after a series of murders in the Gifford community. Pioneering Change, Inc works to unify citizens; educate them to increase self-sufficiency, as well as show them how to advocate for themselves and ways to better their communities.

Merchon has served on numerous committees advocating for equity, equality, and representation for the underserved. She most recently served as Chairperson for the School District of Indian River County’s Federal Court Mandated Equity Committee. In this capacity, she oversaw the District’s compliance with the 1967 Desegregation Order, as well as made policy, program and service recommendations to remedy inequities in the School District of Indian River County. And today, she is the City of Orlando’s first Equity Official and will be working to ensure equity and inclusion for all in the City Beautiful.

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