Our Speakers

Akila Raman
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Akila Raman Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Akila Raman is a managing director in the Americas Financing Group within the Investment Banking Division. Sh

Aliera Peterson
Chief Marketing Officer & Owner, Go Bright Marketing
Aliera Peterson Chief Marketing Officer & Owner, Go Bright Marketing

As a results-driven marketer in the digital arena, Aliera integrates traditional communication tools with emer

Alison Overholt
Editor-in-Chief, espnW & ESPN The Magazine
Alison Overholt Editor-in-Chief, espnW & ESPN The Magazine

Alison Overholt returned to ESPN as the Editor-in-Chief of espnW, in April 2014. In this role, Overholt is res

Amanda Mickelson
Junior, Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California
Amanda Mickelson Junior, Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California

Amanda Mickelson is an activist, an academic, and an athlete. She is a junior in high school at Pacific Ridge

Ashley Tappan
Consultant, Insigniam
Ashley Tappan Consultant, Insigniam

Ashley Tappan’s ability to help clients achieve breakthrough results has earned her several accolades in the h

Audrey Moran
SVP for Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy, Baptist Health
Audrey Moran SVP for Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy, Baptist Health

Audrey Moran is the Senior Vice President for Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy at Baptist Health i

Bonnie Wingate
Partner, Insigniam
Bonnie Wingate Partner, Insigniam

Since 1977, Bonnie Wingate has been a critical interface with executives of large multinational corporations t

CMDCM Michael K. Jackson
Command Master Chief, Navy Region Southeast
CMDCM Michael K. Jackson Command Master Chief, Navy Region Southeast

Master Chief Jackson assumed his present duties as Navy Region Southeast’s Command Master Chief in September 2

Colonel (Promotable) Jennifer G. Buckner
Commandant, U.S. Army Cyber School
Colonel (Promotable) Jennifer G. Buckner Commandant, U.S. Army Cyber School

Colonel Buckner is a native of Downers Grove, Illinois, and graduated from the United States Military Academy

Command Master Chief Laura Nunley
Command Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy
Command Master Chief Laura Nunley Command Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

A native of West Covina, California, Command Master Chief Petty Officer Laura Nunley enlisted as a young m

Darnell Smith
Market President, North Florida Region, Florida Blue
Darnell Smith Market President, North Florida Region, Florida Blue

Darnell Smith is Florida Blue’s market president for the North Florida Region. In his role, Smith is responsib

Deepa Gandhi
Co-founder and COO, Dagne Dover
Deepa Gandhi Co-founder and COO, Dagne Dover

Deepa is Co-founder and COO of Dagne Dover. She began her career at Lehman Brothers as an equity sales trader.

Frances Barlett Kinne
Former President, Jacksonville University
Frances Barlett Kinne Former President, Jacksonville University

Fran Kinne is a former JU professor, dean, president, and chancellor. Kinne was JU’s president for 10 years an

Gerry Laybourne
Serial Entrepreneur & Advocate for Women and Children
Gerry Laybourne Serial Entrepreneur & Advocate for Women and Children

Geraldine Bond Laybourne co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Oxygen Media, a 24-hour cable television

Grace Freedman
Freshman, Ponte Vedra High School
Grace Freedman Freshman, Ponte Vedra High School

Grace is a freshman at Ponte Vedra High School. She is a member of the Ponte Vedra High Girls Golf Team, Scie

Irene Chang Britt
Independent Board Director And Strategic Advisor
Irene Chang Britt Independent Board Director And Strategic Advisor

Irene Chang Britt is a 30-year veteran of the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, having worked at Campbell Soup

Ita Ekpoudom
CEO, Tigress Ventures
Ita Ekpoudom CEO, Tigress Ventures

Ita Ekpoudom is the Founder & CEO of Tigress Ventures, an advisory and consulting firm with a mission to e

Jay Newton- Small
Author & Political Correspondent, TIME
Jay Newton- Small Author & Political Correspondent, TIME

JAY NEWTON-SMALL is a political correspondent for TIME, covering Congress, politics and forei

JeffriAnne Wilder
Associate Professor of Sociology & Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations (SRER), UNF
JeffriAnne Wilder Associate Professor of Sociology & Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations (SRER), UNF

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues

Jessica Swint
Junior, Terry Parker High School
Jessica Swint Junior, Terry Parker High School

Jessica Swint is a junior at Terry Parker High School. She serves as Vice President for the TP Debate team, ca

JulieAnn Weber
Consultant, Insigniam
JulieAnn Weber Consultant, Insigniam

A recognized thought leader, change agent, and creative thinker, with ability to build relationships and lead

Kelly Wallace
Digital Correspondent, CNN
Kelly Wallace Digital Correspondent, CNN

Kelly Wallace is a digital correspondent and editor-at-large for CNN Digital, focusing on family, career and w

Kelly Watson
National Service Group Leader -- Risk Consulting, KPMG
Kelly Watson National Service Group Leader -- Risk Consulting, KPMG

Kelly Watson is the National Service Group Leader of KPMG’s Risk Consulting Practice, leading a team of more t

Kristen Kelley
Licensed Psychologist, Baptist Behavioral Health
Kristen Kelley Licensed Psychologist, Baptist Behavioral Health

Kristen Kelley, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist at Baptist Behavioral Health. Her specialties include stress

Leigh Bradley
General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Leigh Bradley General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Leigh A. Bradley was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 2014, to be Gene

Lisa M. Shalett
Advisor, Angel Investor and Board Director
Lisa M. Shalett Advisor, Angel Investor and Board Director

Lisa Shalett’s career screams agility. She has been the Chief Marketing Officer, and now Advisor, at Odyssey,

Liz Robbins
Owner, Liz Robbins Associates
Liz Robbins Owner, Liz Robbins Associates

In 1977, Ms. Robbins opened the first woman-owned public affairs and Federal government consulting firm in Was

Madeline Scales-Taylor
Emeritus Staff, Mayo Foundation
Madeline Scales-Taylor Emeritus Staff, Mayo Foundation

Madeline Scales-Taylor, Emeritus Staff Mayo Foundation, retired in 2009 after serving over 17 years.  While ac

Melinda Wolfe
Chief Human Resources Officer, Pearson
Melinda Wolfe Chief Human Resources Officer, Pearson

Melinda Wolfe joined Pearson in September 2013, becoming the company’s first Chief Human Resources Officer.  I

Nancy Hogshead-Makar
CEO, Champion Women
Nancy Hogshead-Makar CEO, Champion Women

Nancy Hogshead-Makar is an Olympic champion, a civil rights lawyer, a public speaker, an activist and Jacksonv

Pamela Culpepper
Chief People Officer, Golin
Pamela Culpepper Chief People Officer, Golin

Pamela Culpepper is chief people officer at Golin – a leading global communications and public relations firm

Patrick J. Geraghty
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation
Patrick J. Geraghty Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation

Pat Geraghty is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, a $12 billion, n

Patsy Doerr
Global Head , Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
Patsy Doerr Global Head , Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, Thomson Reuters

Patsy Doerr is the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion for Thomson Reuters. In this role, sh

Paul D. Kalsbeek
EVP & Regional Group Head, Wells Fargo
Paul D. Kalsbeek EVP & Regional Group Head, Wells Fargo

Paul Kalsbeek is an executive vice president and regional group head for the Wells Fargo Regional Commercial B

Rear Admiral Marty Evans (Ret)
U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral Marty Evans (Ret) U.S. Navy

Marty Evans’ career has combined military service and leadership of the nation’s premier non-profit organizati

Rear Admiral Mary M. Jackson, USN
Commander, Navy Region Southeast
Rear Admiral Mary M. Jackson, USN Commander, Navy Region Southeast

Rear Admiral Jackson hails from Wimberley, Texas.  She graduated from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin

Richard E. Lapchick
Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sport Business Management Program, UCF
Richard E. Lapchick Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sport Business Management Program, UCF

Human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, internationally recognized expert on sports and social iss

Sanyin Siang
Executive Director, Duke University Fuqua/Coach K Center On Leadership & Ethics
Sanyin Siang Executive Director, Duke University Fuqua/Coach K Center On Leadership & Ethics

Sanyin is the Executive Director of the Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center (COLE) at Duke University’s Fuq

Sharry Cramond
Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications Southeastern Grocers
Sharry Cramond Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications Southeastern Grocers

Sharry Cramond is executive vice president of marketing and communications for Southeastern Grocers, parent co

Stacy Pendarvis
Program Director, Monique Burr Foundation for Children
Stacy Pendarvis Program Director, Monique Burr Foundation for Children

Stacy Pendarvis is a social worker and educator that has worked for over twenty years to protect children. Usi

Susan Michal
Award Winning Photographer
Susan Michal Award Winning Photographer

Susan Michal has spent over 20 years as a working photographer and is a respected leader and lecturer in the p

Suzanne Townsen
National Managing Partner Human Resources, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility
Suzanne Townsen National Managing Partner Human Resources, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility

Sue began her career with KPMG in the Orange County Office in 1986, was admitted into the partnership in 2000