President, The Orlando Hospitality Alliance
One of the 50 Most Powerful Orlandoans. Dominique Greco was the first ever Nighttime Economy Manager for the City of Orlando and only one of ten appointed globally in 2017. While one of Greco’s main functions as a Nighttime Economy Manager was to develop key relationships between zealous industry stakeholders, skeptical local government and possible strategic partners to offer equitable solutions to the district’s imbalance, this was not her first rodeo dealing with these delicate matters. As a city official, Greco brought forward new programs and policies that were mutually beneficial for the authorities and for the vibrant industries that she forever-remains a dedicated advocate for.
Greco has a strong belief in the power of collaboration and what “local and social” businesses mean to the sustainability and livability of any city. She has spoken on the topic to audiences all over the world with relentless passion drawing from her early experiences supporting one of the largest privately-owned nightlife portfolios in downtown Orlando as an operator, to her strategic approach and lessons learned as a public official.
Stepping down as Orlando’s “night mayor,” Greco bet on herself in early 2021 when she committed to serving her industry as a fulltime advocate. This March, Collective Strategies LLC debuted through which Greco now offers valuable support to a book of clients who immediately came to her looking for development strategy advice, guidance to streamline their business structure, support scaling and raising capital, executive coaching and help cutting red tape. These clients and their common needs further set the stage for the bigger goal… the Orlando Hospitality Alliance!
Feeling the impact from having gone without a dedicated advocacy organization specifically to support, promote and protect local and social dining, drinking, nightlife, music and entertainment establishments in Central Florida for too long, Greco and team will launch the Orlando Hospitality Alliance (OHA) later this year! As other successful hospitality alliances have, OHA will do the work needed to promote the actual vitality of the local and social businesses, advocate for meaningful policy reform and utilize innovation and metrics to further demonstrate the critical need to set these industries up for success in the future.
Greco’s stamina and know-how has manifested into multiple publications, speaking engagements and awards; it was no wonder Orlando Magazine listed her on their annual 50 Most Powerful Leaders in 2018. Followed by The Orlando Business Journal naming her one of 24 Women to Watch in 2018 and 40 Under 40 in 2019. Greco lives in downtown Orlando and is grateful to serve her community as the President of the City District Main Street, a founding member of Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board and other local and international organizations.