Hi, I’m Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. As we move into Pride Month, we take the opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s vast accomplishments and growth over the years. Today, we shift the spotlight to Florida and focus on a few successful LGBTQ+ individuals who are truly making their mark in the business and financial world.

1. Austin Bergman: Master of Luxury Real Estate

First in line is Austin Bergman, an LGBTQ+ titan of the luxury real estate industry in Fort Lauderdale. Austin’s business acumen and commitment to excellence have positioned him as a trusted authority in his field, amassing over $1 billion in career sales since 2004.

Austin’s success lies in his strategic approach to marketing and selling high-end properties, locally and internationally. He has created a broad and influential network over his 19-year career, benefiting from the strength of these relationships to drive his business growth. Austin’s dedication to professionalism and high-quality service is undoubted, reflecting his investment in client satisfaction and financial success.

 2. Lisa Morgan: Powerhouse Real Estate Agent

Our next highlight is Lisa Morgan, an influential LGBTQ+ figure in Orlando’s real estate market. Known for her superior work ethic and dedication, Lisa has accumulated a range of recognitions, including being voted as one of Orlando’s Best Realtors and being certified as a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.

Lisa’s comprehensive real estate services encompass various sectors, including waterfront properties, luxury homes, first-time homebuyers, new construction, and investment properties. This broad range of expertise has contributed to her success and allowed her to become a prominent player in Florida’s financial landscape.

 3. Almeida & Gordy, P.A.: Advocates for Legal Excellence

Lastly, we bring attention to the law firm Almeida & Gordy, P.A. Known for their superior legal guidance; they provide crucial support to LGBTQ+ couples planning for the future. Their legal expertise extends to various areas such as estate planning, adoption, and domestic partnership, directly contributing to their financial success by providing comprehensive legal services.

This Pride Month 2023, we honor these and other individuals in the LGBTQ+ community who are making a significant impact on Florida’s economy. Their contributions not only shape the financial landscape of the state but also inspire and encourage others in the LGBTQ+ community to strive for financial prosperity.

Let’s not just limit our recognition to June. These financial success stories are a testament to the economic strength and diversity of our society that deserves appreciation all year round. Here’s to continued success in Florida’s business sector.