Does Your
Compass Work?

Practical Legal Guide for Florida Businesses  

About the Author: Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini, J.D., M.S.B.E.

Ms. Tirado-Chiodini was honored in February 2012 among the "Top 25 Most Influential Hispanics" in Central Florida by the Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando's Vision Magazine.  She was also recognized by the La Prensa newspaper with a "Women Who Make a Difference" award in the Professional Category, and was nominated for the Don Quijote Excellence award.  In 2003, Orlando Business Journal and Orlando Regional Healthcare selected her as one of the top ten "Women Who MeanBusiness" in Central Florida. Her technology company, Intelliorg, was also honored in 2003 with the prestigious ITFlorida State-wide award for Government Leadership Excellence inTechnology and with the Don Quijote award for Small Business of the Year.  The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation recognized her along with her Rollins College Crummer Graduate School Executive MBA class for contributing over 1,200 hrs of community service in a single year. She was also featured by the Orlando Sentinel among the 2006 “Triunfadores” (Achievers).

Ms. Tirado-Chiodini is a Florida Bar-licensed attorney, holds a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School, in Washington, D.C., a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, and performed graduate study towards a M.S. in Space Operations Systems at the Florida Institute of Technology.  She is also a Fellow of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Engineering Studies.  She is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and MARC and SUBE grants.

Ms. Tirado-Chiodini is a former Board Member and Secretary of the Executive Board of Leadership Seminole, and a Past Chair of the Board of Directors and former Legal Advisor of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando.  She is also a past Board Member of the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida (now PROSPERA) and the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund, a former Advisory Board Member of the Shakespeare Theatre, and a former Advisory Board Member of the National Entrepreneur Center. She is also a former Adjunct Professor of Management at the the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, where she taught "Negotiations" and "Legal, and Social Responsibility in Business" during a three-year period.  

She also hosted a radio show, “Pregúntale a Yasmín” (Ask Yasmin), geared to help the community in diverse areas, and she frequently participates in speaking engagements and works with deserving community-serving programs and organizations.

Most recently, she authored a number of books and publications, including her novel "Antonio's Will: A Story of Sacrifice, Love, Tragedy and Injustice" and the legal investigative book "Antonio's Grace: An Island's Plea for a Native Son," about the execution of the first Hispanic on the electric chair in 1916. Her author page describes more information about her writings. 

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Attorney and entrepreneur Yasmín Tirado-Chiodini is an executive with over twenty five years of experience and the author of the book "Does Your Compass Work? Practical Legal Guide for Florida Businesses (published in English and Spanish.)

In addition to offering legal and strategic business advisory services, Ms. Tirado-Chiodini is the founder of Intelliorg, Inc., a technology solutions company, and held engagements as the Director of Global Manufacturing for a top international corporate research firm and as a Manager of Market and Competitive Analysis for a Washington, DC-based Air Force and Homeland Security think-tank.

She was also a full-time Executive Consultant to Apollo and Space Shuttle astronaut T.K. Mattingly at Lockheed Martin Corporation in business and law areas, and held positions in various law firms and the U.S. Department of Justice, focusing on corporate and intellectual property law and a number of regulatory areas. In addition, she was a Space Shuttle Mission Operations engineer with Bionetics at NASA/Kennedy Space Center in Florida, managing life sciences Space Shuttle launch and landing operations for life science programs.

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