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Adrian Kierulf-Velez Named One of Orlando Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40


FAIRWINDS Credit Union Community Relations Manager was selected to receive Orlando Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 Awards.

Adrian Kierulf-Velez Named One of Orlando Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40

FAIRWINDS Community Relations Manager Adrian Kierulf-Velez was selected to join the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2024. This annual awards program recognizes young professionals in Central Florida who are actively making an impact.

From the Orlando Business Journal’s website: “Each year, the 40 Under 40 Awards honor 40 rising stars in the local business world who have distinguished themselves in their companies, their communities, and their industries – all before their 40th birthday. These young professionals are executives, innovators, and entrepreneurs who represent our region’s next generation of business leaders.”

Adrian joined the FAIRWINDS team in 2023, bringing with him more than a decade of social impact and public affairs experience. He most recently spearheaded FAIRWINDS’ employee volunteer program, where employees are provided up to eight hours annually to volunteer.

Committed to making a lasting difference in the Central Florida community, Adrian currently serves on the following:

  • Board member for the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship of Metro Orlando.

  • City of Orlando’s Mayor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.

  • Board member for the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools.

“Adrian’s exceptional experience, collaborative spirit, and dedication to the communities where we live and work make him a welcome addition to this prestigious group of rising stars, “said Elisha González, vice president of community relations & government affairs for FAIRWINDS.

Adrian recently graduated from Leadership Seminole, furthering his commitment to connect with fellow community leaders and to drive change. He is also a proud alum of University of Notre Dame.