Orange County Communications Division

Mayor Demings Announces the Selection of the Chief Innovation & Emerging Technology Officer

Andrea Wesser-BrawnerKeeping to his commitment of being open to technological breakthroughs to serve the needs of residents and businesses

Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings is pleased to announce the selection of Andrea Wesser-Brawner as Orange County’s first Chief Innovation & Emerging Technology Officer.

Wesser-Brawner joins the Mayor’s team from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), where she was the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Partnerships. Prior to joining InBIA, she served as Associate Director of Business Development at BRIDG, as well as held several positions at the University of Central Florida‘s Office of Research & Commercialization, where she assisted local businesses, researchers and students in bringing futuristic technologies to the marketplace.

“With my appointment of Ms. Wesser-Brawner, Orange County will continue to focus and grow as a global leader with, innovative ideas that will take us through the 21st century and beyond,” said Mayor Demings.

Wesser-Brawner graduated with Honors from the University of Central Florida with her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering

In her new role, Wesser-Brawner will build upon the Mayor’s vision of Orange County becoming the “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” and creating a culture of innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness.

Wesser-Brawner will focus on creating public and private partnerships throughout the entire organization to leverage technology to keep up with global trends and position Orange County as a leader in the innovation industry.

Through the development of strategic plans and collaborating with a variety of critical stakeholders, Wesser-Brawner believes Orange County is set to be a regional, national, and international powerhouse of cutting-edge technology through championing large-scale projects bringing positive impacts to Orange County residents and visitors for years to come.

Wesser-Brawner started her new position on November 18, 2019.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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