Jill Vaughan is the President & CEO of the Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP). Prior to joining the organization in December 2020, she served in a number of senior development and leadership roles with AdventHealth Foundation. Her extensive background in marketing, sales, and fundraising expands and strengthens DOP’s diverse membership, which includes more than 200 of Orlando’s leading corporate, non-profit, and civic organizations.
With goals of shaping the vibrant, dynamic future of the Downtown Orlando business community, Jill is committed to mobilizing DOP’s vision for powering partnerships, uniting common interests, and extending influence. She believes in the future of Downtown Orlando as a premier destination for business, community, and culture.
Jill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University and loves college sports. Although she is a Michigan State alum, Jill’s three sons are all UF Gators, making her one by proxy. In her spare time, the College Park mom enjoys dining out, traveling, and thrifting— especially for mid-century modern finds. She is fortunate for Downtown Orlando’s diverse industry of venues and assets, and relishes her professional role in sharing them.
Brandy Bennett is the Director of Membership of the Downtown Orlando Partnership. As a customer-focused professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Brandy brings with her a truly hospitable approach to doing business and building relationships. Brandy's career extends across business strategies, large scale events, operations, sales, and employee management. No matter the encounter, she takes pride in making every connection memorable.
Although she is a New Jersey native she always dreamed of moving to Orlando since her first visit! Brandy has lived in Lake Nona since 2008 and has been active in the growth and development of the community. She shares her expertise and collaborates with other community builders to strengthen the city as a Board Member for the Lake Nona Chamber of Commerce. Brandy has served as an Ambassador, Director of Events, and Board Chair. She is also a graduate of ConnectDTO's 2022 class and the Mayor's City Academy of 2022. She is an absolute champion for our City Beautiful.
Brandy graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and Minor in Business. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, watching football, cooking, spending time with her Shih Tzu, Grizz, and traveling the world with her husband, Ryan.
Madi Haller is the Marketing & Experience Specialist for the Downtown Orlando Partnership. Originally from Maryland, Madi moved to Orlando in 2021 shortly after graduating college.
Madi earned her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication at Towson University. In her time at university Madi became a published author in the student newspaper, the Baltimore Watchdog. She covered an array of topics ranging from politics and education to the coronavirus pandemic. With her education in writing and marketing strategy, Madi is an excellent resource to building relationships with Orlando’s downtown businesses.
As DOP’s Marketing & Experience Specialist, Madi focuses on event production, member communication, and relationship building within the downtown Orlando community. In her spare time, Madi likes adventuring with her dog, Marnie and exploring everything Florida has to offer with her friends.