Orlando, Fla. – The state’s top emerging leaders recently graduated from Connect Florida’s Statewide Leadership Institute. Among the newest alumni of up-and-comers is Kyle Evans, CEO of REDCON Solutions Group, a professional service company in the UCF Business Incubator near downtown Orlando.
The highly selective annual program helps educate, engage and inspire Florida’s emerging leaders. The Statewide Leadership Institute is designed to enhance leadership skills, provide practical experience in community service, and facilitate opportunities to interact with statewide leaders.
Over a period of 10 months, Evans and the 45 other participants from Class VII of the Connect Florida program traveled around the state to learn about and engage in key issues facing Florida.
“I am honored to have been part of such a dynamic group of young leaders,” said Evans. “This program has helped me develop personally and professionally and has given me the insights and connections to grow as leader in Florida.”
Evans, 34, who retired as a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant after being wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom, founded REDCON Solutions Group in 2014. The Purple Heart recipient’s company provides a range of solutions to public and private entities, including security, training and risk management services.
Since 2015, Evans has been recognized multiple times for his leadership in the community, receiving the Hands of Mercy Award from the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, the Service to the Armed Forces Award from the American Red Cross of Orlando, the Veterans of Influence Spirit of America Award, and the 40 Under 40 Award from the Orlando Business Journal.
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For more information, contact:
Kyle Evans, President, REDCON Solutions Group, 407-601-0567, Kyle.Evans@REDCONSolutionsGroup.com.
Michael Weiss, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubator-Orlando, 321-281-8384, Michael.Weiss@ucf.edu.
Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc., 407-644-4142, Lvershelco@aol.com.
About REDCON Solutions Group
REDCON Solutions Group headquartered in Orlando, Fla., provides superior services to both U.S. Government agencies and commercial entities in the areas of Security, Training and Risk Management Services. As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, REDCON continues to grow and excel by following the philosophy inspired by its founders to always provide the highest quality services to our federal, state and commercial clients; and doing so with an effective management team to adapt to the dynamic federal marketplace. We strive to continuously improve our services and support to keep pace with our clients’ ever changing requirements. Service excellence is the heart and soul of our business and the critical element in our customer relationships. Visit REDCONSolutionsGroup.com.
About the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51 Billion on regional sales and $2.48 Billion on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program. Visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.