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Orlando MBDA Business Center Team Members


Thad H. Joseph, J.D.

Center Director

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Thad Joseph is a consultant, project manager and economic development specialist with more than 15 years of experience. He has a wide range of professional management experience, from government and public relations to corporate and university governance.
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Evelyn M. Lebron

Business Consultant

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Evelyn M. Lebron, has more than 24 years of experience in sales and marketing, including working in key leadership positions for some of the largest media companies in the country.
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Jasmin Branchcomb

Office Manager

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Jasmin Branchcomb is a seasoned administrative professional with more than 13 years of experience. She has extensive capabilities in building customer relationships, providing executive support, and systematically organizing and managing office procedures.
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Team Biographies

Thad Joseph

Center Director

Thad Joseph is a consultant, project manager and economic development specialist with more than 15 years of experience. He has a wide range of professional management experience, from government and public relations to corporate and university governance. He excels at strategic planning and development of policies and procedures for expanding businesses into new markets.
Joseph has developed, managed and executed new business-generation strategies for a variety of firms and projects during his consulting career. He has researched and built relationships with new clients, decision-makers and company leaders/principals. He has also presented to and consulted with mid- and senior-level management on business trends, with a view to developing new services, products and distribution channels.
Joseph holds a law degree from the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of South Florida. Joseph is also is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserve, where he served for six years in the communication field and received an honorable discharge.


Evelyn M. Lebron

Business Consultant

Evelyn M. Lebron, has more than 24 years of experience in sales and marketing, including working in key leadership positions for some of the largest media companies in the country. She has helped launch Hispanic-targeted publications including El Sentinel and El Nuevo Día Orlando and is an expert in Hispanic buying trends, reaching Hispanic audiences, media campaigns, sponsorship sales and sales strategy. She has managed and trained sales and marketing staffs, overseen major marketing events, managed large budgets and been responsible for profits and operations. Evelyn has helped minority-owned and small businesses to grow by further positioning them in their markets. She has expertise in media buying – including TV, print, digital and social media and media campaigns. Lebron studied business administration and marketing at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.


Jasmin Branchcomb

Office Manager

Jasmin Branchcomb is a seasoned administrative professional with more than 13 years of experience. She has extensive capabilities in building customer relationships, providing executive support, and systematically organizing and managing office procedures. The daughter of a Navy veteran, she is able to quickly adapt to working with a diverse group of industries – such as nonprofit, government and small businesses.
Born in Orlando, Branchcomb has resided in the city for more than 10 years, and considers herself an Orlando native. She is currently continuing her education in business administration with a concentration in computer science.

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