Local Business Leader and Entrepreneur Says Bruno Brings
‘Business and Private Sector Experience’ Into Government
Bruno Portigliatti announced today, local business leader and entrepreneur Rob Panepinto has endorsed his campaign for State Representative.
“I am a big proponent for candidates like Bruno who will bring business and private sector experience into government,” said Panepinto. “Two of our biggest state challenges are education and housing, which are the two areas Bruno has focused on professionally. I believe he will be a great representative for West Orange County and Central Florida in Tallahassee. I am proud to support Bruno for State Representative in District 44.”
“Rob Panepinto is an innovative business leader and civic entrepreneur in our community, and I am honored to have his support,” said Portigliatti. “From founding Entrepreneurs in Action to serving on multiple civic and nonprofit boards, Rob has valuable experience helping local businesses and our community thrive in Central Florida and I’m excited to have him on our team.”
Bruno has lived in Orlando, particularly in the Dr. Phillips community and surrounding areas since 1999. He attended Southwest Middle School and Dr. Phillips High School. Upon graduating High School, Bruno attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he double majored in Political Science and Spanish. He went on to law school at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, where he graduated with Pro Bono Honors, and then completed a Master of Business Administration at Florida Christian University in Orlando.
Bruno is a businessman and educator with a strong devotion to his faith. He is currently the President of Florida Christian University, a global-reach institution with over 34 years of existence, and Chief Executive Officer of Excellence Senior Living, dedicated to providing luxury senior living facilities in various communities throughout Central Florida. He is also a licensed real estate agent and manages several real estate properties and developments.
Bruno has been civically engaged in his community for many years. He has served on the Board of the Dr. P Phillips YMCA since 2014, on the City of Orlando’s Women and Minority Business Enterprise Certification Board, where he served as Chair for almost two years, and has been a member of the Dr. Phillips Rotary Club since 2013. In the educational sector, he is the Vice-President of the Council of Private Colleges of America, a membership organization for private degree granting institutions that provide quality faith-based education, in all 50 states and territories of the USA, and is also a Board Member of FAPSC – Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
Bruno is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and lives in Orlando with his wife Stephanie.