Elisha Pappacoda | 40

Current hometown: Sorrento.

Occupation: CEO and founder of Coda Communications.

My first job: Reporter for a weekly newspaper in Brooklyn.

Greatest career accomplishment: Accepting the Florida Public Relations Association Golden Image Award on behalf of myself and my team for a project which partnered multiple agencies to benefit shelter pets.

Business philosophy: Anyone can have a great idea, but strategy, consistency and execution are the keys to success.

Leader I admire: Condoleezza Rice.

Away from the job, I enjoy: Traveling, kayaking, painting and spending time with my husband and our sweet dog, Lucy.

Hidden talent: Nursing foster pets back to health.

Pet peeve: Indecision and loud chewing!