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