Visit Orlando’s Terry Prather on his blue-to-white collar transition

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Terry Prather worked hard on his way up to white-collar leadership.


Before he was on the boards of many Central Florida organizations, Prather started out as a construction worker in the theme park industry and worked all the way up to president of SeaWorld Orlando, retiring from the theme park in 2015. He then was COO at Lift Orlando from 2016-2023, before becoming chairman/director of the Dr. Phillips Charities and chair of Visit Orlando.

With these fresh positions, Prather spoke to Orlando Business Journal on uplifting his peers and his desire to help make Central Florida’s workforce more equitable.

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