Michelle Chira-Carlton — Past President, Chair Governance

Principal, LCA Development

Michelle is a lifelong resident of Orlando. She spent 13 years in leadership roles with the Junior League of Greater Orlando, serving in the capacity of Vice President twice. Through her direct efforts with the League, the Family Support and Visitation Center was created as a warm, home-like setting for children in foster care to visit with their biological parents, in addition to providing parenting classes and support. It has served over 8,000 families since its inception. In honor of her commitment to the community and volunteerism, the Junior League awarded her the 2007 Outstanding Service Award.

She has served on a number of civic and philanthropic Board of Directors, which include; the City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board, Habitat for Humanity of Orlando and Chairman of the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission. In addition, she is a Leadership Orlando alumnus and has been active in the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce. Michelle is a recipient of the SafeCo Neighbor and Bank of America Community Hero Awards.  She was also recognized in Glamour® Magazines “Best of You 2010″ contest.

She volunteers for the Girl Scouts of America as Troop Leader for her daughters’ 2 troops.

Michelle manages her family’s business and investment portfolio, and she is an alumnus of H. Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University.