The second annual Orlando Magazine Power 50 list includes some new names, lots of changes in position and some departures to make way for the new arrivals (Power 50 debuts are indicated with blue numbers).
We asked a group of community leaders to give us their thoughts on who are the most powerful people in Orlando. We received scores of names, then narrowed the list. It was not to be a list of those who made significant contributions to the community, or those who are admired, or those who are the wealthiest. It’s a list of the people who wield the power and can usually get their way. Our criteria are simple: Who would you want on your side in a fight? Who could pick up the telephone and call the governor, or even the president? Who would you not want to cross?
Mary Demetree, Owner and President of Demetree Real Estate Services, Inc., is listed as #34.
“Mary Demetree’s family has a half a century in the construction industry. Demetree Builders has built homes, office buildings and shopping centers around town over the years, and along with other developers has begun building in outlying counties to meet the demands of growth.”