Recently inducted into the University of Central Florida Nicholson School of Communication and Media Hall of Fame in spring of 2019, selected as a 2018-19 University of Central Florida’s College of Sciences Distinguished Alumni award recipient, honored as one of Orlando Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business “Women to Watch” and featured as one of the region’s “Women in Business” by i4 Business magazine, Gloria LeQuang has spent her career focused on advancing the local, national and global competitive advantage of the companies where she has worked.
With more than 20 years of experience in marketing and economic development – including project management and sector marketing initiatives for advanced technologies and digital media; foreign direct investment; diplomatic relations; export counseling; tradeshow and event planning; market research; and project qualification – LeQuang’s diverse background has positioned her to take the lead as the Director of Marketing and Community Relations for BRIDG, a not-for-profit, public-private partnership for advanced sensors and next-generation nanoscale systems located at NeoCity in Osceola County, Fla.
Before joining BRIDG, LeQuang worked for the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (now Orlando Economic Partnership) in varying roles, most recently as the Director of Strategic Project Management responsible for managing large-scale transformational initiatives, legislative priorities, and task forces focused on military defense and advanced technologies.
LeQuang’s past experiences also include coordinating marketing and new business development initiatives at CHEP, a leading global provider of pallet and container pooling services, and public relations internships at AAA headquarters in Lake Mary, Fla. and at Pinecastle Records/American Bluegrass Network, a bluegrass record label and syndicated radio show.
LeQuang is part of the Osceola Regional Medical Center Women’s Advisory Council and serves as a member of the Orlando region’s Partnership Branding Council, in addition to the Orlando Economic Partnership’s Investor Relations Committee. She has served on past advisory boards and committees for MicheLee Puppets, Team Orlando (military collaborative alliance of leaders in the modeling and simulation, human performance, and training domains), Orange County Government (Florida Simulation Summit), Orlando Science Center, Orange County Regional History Center, and Visit Orlando.
LeQuang received her bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Central Florida. She is also