Meet Award Recipient for MEDIA LEADER of the YEAR
Ask Ellen Sue Burton if dreams can come true and she will give you a resounding, “Yes.” As Founder and Publisher of DUO “Do Unto Others” Magazine, Ellen has applied her educational training in Drama and English, her professional career as a court reporter, her lifelong commitment to charity and volunteer work, and her networking skills acquired as President of Dynamic Business Network (a one-of-a-kind networking group started in 1984) and her experience as president of her own event planning company to create a lifestyle philanthropic magazine highlighting charities, foundations, unsung heroes, and emerging artists.
Ellen loves being able to check off one more thing from her bucket list…starting a movement that can change the lives of others. The “Little Magazine Making a Big Difference” is doing just that. A facilitator extraordinaire, (as her friends teasingly call her!!) Ellen’s greatest skill is connecting the dots….bringing people together who not only climb mountains, they move them. Her world of creative, courageous and caring individuals is her most precious treasure in helping her to realize her dreams. Winner of the 2009 American Business Women Association Media Leader of the year and Hospitality Chairman on the Board of Women in Commerce, Ellen’s main incentive is to enlighten the community on the importance of compassionate capitalism.
A proud alumnus from the University of Florida (along with husband of over thirty years, Andre Burton, CPA) Ellen dabbles in her favorite hobbies of writing, photography and event-planning, not to mention the pastime she is most devoted to and enjoys the most…being a mother to her fabulous children, UF graduates Michelle and David.