Thought and speech

bubbles unite

Merging their passions for public policy, community, and creativity, Stephanie Darden, President of Prismatic and Kelly Cohen, Managing Partner of Southern Strategy Group Orlando, have combined forces in a collaborative communication forum conceived to explore popular issues and topics through infographics.

KELLY COHEN

Responsible for infographic concepts, research, and content

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KELLY COHEN
"I hope I am remembered for bringing out the best in others, for belly laughs, for being authentic, and for living life with both passion and compassion."
described as a "Jedi in networking"
FAV QUOTE: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." (Maya Angelou)
  • Self Professed Bookworm
  • Finds Bookstores and Libraries relaxing
  • Published Law Review Author
  • Favorite Book: "The Alchemist"
when not bubbling, she is managing partner at southern strategy group
  • "Fear the turtle"
  • Graduated from the University of Maryland
  • Joined ssg in 2005
  • Opened the 1st intra-state / local office for ssg
  • she believes "all politics are local"
she knew 1 PERSON In orlando when she moved there in 2002
(Ironic when you learn about her awards. Hint, check out the star.)
1st political campaign was for buddy dyer in 2002
STUDIED SPANISH FOR 6 YEARS BUT CAN ONLY REMEMBER: "NO HABLO ESPANOL"
PREFERS WALKING EVERY CITY SHE VISITS TO "understand its individual energy"
  • #19 on the list of 2012’s 50 Most Powerful People in Orlando by orlando magazine
  • 2011’s "Outstanding Woman of the Year, top 40 under 40" by orlando business journal
ORIGINAL CAREER ASPIRATION WAS TO BECOME AN ATTORNEY / WRITER/ VETERINARIAN / Psychologist / president of the united states
serves on the boards of:
  • Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
  • Orlando Children's Trust
  • Nap Ford Community School
  • Ronald McDonald House
1st job was working as a cashier & stock girl at her GRANDfather's pharmacy
lives with her boyfriend scott and their 4-legged child, "kitty"
  • Born in Cleveland, OH
  • Moved to Florida at 6 and raised in Fort Lauderdale
  • Oldest of 2 girls
You would never guess it from her larger than life personality but she gets extreme butterflies before she speaks publicly

STEPHANIE DARDEN

Responsible for infographic concepts, visioning, and design

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STEPHANIE DARDEN
"i WANT to be remembered as a mother, friend, philanthropist, and creative who lived out loud with passion AND INSPIRED THOSE AROUND ME TO DO THE SAME."
FAV QUOTE:
"LIFE BEGINS AT THE END OF YOUR
COMFORT ZONE."
  • closet karaoke lover (but she can't hold a tune)
  • performs only in cities where she does not reside
late-night google analytics junkie
  • avid jetsetter
  • averages 36,000+ miles per year
when not bubbling, she is president and creative director at this award-winning branding + marketing agency
created Prismatic at the age of 23
  • CREATED PRISMATIC'S >GOOD INITIATIVE
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
  • URBAN THINK! FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER
  • the crescent city is her 2nd city
  • Prismatic has a 2nd office in nola
  • there at least twice a month
  • more likely to study than party in college
  • top honor grad & summa cum laude at ucf (2000)
RECOGNIZED 3 TIMES AS A TOP 40 UNDER 40 IN ORLANDO
studied japanese for 3 years
  • adaptive reuse fanatic
  • infatuated with nyc's high line
ORIGINAL CAREER ASPIRATION WAS TO BECOME AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON IN SPORTS MEDICINE
Can be found catching toads, lizards, and other critters with her kids around lake davis
  • not afraid of S***
  • 1st job: cleaning kennels at her dad's veterinary clinic
  • Florida native
  • raised in rockledge, fl
  • oldest sister in a family of 4 girls
travels nationally as a public SPEAKER on the topics of social media and real estate marketing
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