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2024 Tampa Bay Women in Leadership Symposium

2024 Tampa Bay

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

"Leading With Heart: Empathy, Ethics & Excellence"

2023 RECAP

March 27, 2024
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

1910 N Ola Ave
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Theme
Leading With Heart: Empathy, Ethics & Excellence
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Sponsored By

Bank of TampaCVS HealthEnterprise HoldingsFranklin Templeton InvestmentsGrow Financial Federal Credit Union

The Women in Leadership Symposium is a dedicated event that brings together accomplished women leaders, aspiring leaders, and advocates for gender diversity in various industries. The primary objectives of the symposium are to inspire, educate, and empower women to thrive in leadership roles and to promote gender equity and inclusivity in the workplace. This year's symposium theme is, Leading with Heart: Empathy, Ethics & Excellence," which celebrates and explores the importance of compassion, ethics, and excellence in leadership, particularly as they relate to women leaders. Attendees will gain valuable insights, advice, and connections, making the Women in Leadership Symposium an essential platform for advancing women's representation and influence in leadership positions.


Speakers

Sheri Anderson
Sheri
Anderson
Vice President, Partnerships
Vinik Sports Group
Sheri Anderson
Sheri Anderson
Vice President, Partnerships
Vinik Sports Group

Danni Gallagher
Danni
Gallagher
Vice President of Construction
CVS Health
Danni Gallagher
Danni Gallagher
Vice President of Construction
CVS Health

Danni Gallagher is Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction for CVS Health. Responsible for the strategic direction, planning, design and execution of all enterprise properties, in excess of 11,000 locations. This includes the execution of new store construction, enterprise property expansions and national retail rollout programs that deliver sales through new formats and expanded infrastructure capacity. Support of asset management, procurement and vendor management teams as they relate to all execution efforts. Financial responsibility for the project execution of over $1B in Capital spanning all Business Units, including CVS pharmacy, Aetna, CVS Specialty, Coram and Omnicare, and now Oak Street Health. Danni provides a continued focus on talent development, diversity inclusion for team and vendor resources, engagement and the agility to move through dynamic times, act, adapt and execute. Prior to joining CVS Pharmacy in 2008, Danni held various positions in the architectural field, including establishing and managing satellite offices for an architectural / engineering firm focused on retail design and development. Danni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Design and Theory from State University of New York at Buffalo Danni and her husband Michael have two children and reside in Tampa, Florida.

Sabrina Griffith Jackson
Sabrina
Griffith Jackson
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Ultimate Medical Academy
Sabrina Griffith Jackson
Sabrina Griffith Jackson
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Ultimate Medical Academy

Sabrina G. Jackson, SHRM-SCP, CDP is a higher education professional, DEI practitioner and consultant. With nearly twenty years as a diversity, equity and inclusion educator, Sabrina is proud to be a National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional. Sabrina facilitates training and educational sessions on topics including gender, sexuality, LGBTQ+ allyship, bias, race, colorism, and classism to name a few. Sabrina lends her knowledge to various community and professional groups including serving as an Executive Leadership Council Member of the Florida Diversity Council and president of the Tampa Bay Chapter, board member of several local nonprofit organizations and former chair of the Hillsborough County Diversity Advisory Council. She is also the principal in Griffith Consulting LLC., and her motto is “Encouraging Inclusion is the Solution!”

Lorena Hardwick
Lorena
Hardwick
Chief External Affairs Officer
Feeding Tampa Bay
Lorena Hardwick
Lorena Hardwick
Chief External Affairs Officer
Feeding Tampa Bay

Lorena has lived in Tampa, FL for over 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management. In the last 20 plus years she has worked in both the nonprofit and government sectors. Prior to Feeding Tampa Bay she led BayCare Health System's federal health care policy and government relations work as well as provided community relations outreach in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Prior to that role she helped create and manage Hillsborough County's transit system's local, state and federal legislative platforms. She spent 15 years at the City of Tampa where she served under three mayors in various roles; neighborhood/community relations, Hispanic community outreach, human resources and on the legislative side for Tampa City Council for eight years. She has always enjoyed politics and has played a role in shaping the political dialog of Tampa and the State of Florida through her work in local and state campaigns. Lorena has a passion for volunteer work, she started her career in the nonprofit sector managing volunteer programs that allowed her to interface with other non profit agencies and their clients on a daily basis. She enjoys aligning with other civically-engaged individuals, and hopes that through her civic and professional work, she can help shape the future landscape of her region and beyond. Lorena has a daughter and small poodle mix boy that keep her active and entertained.

Sandra Rosa
Sandra
Rosa
Chief Human Resources Officer
Syniverse
Sandra Rosa
Sandra Rosa
Chief Human Resources Officer
Syniverse

Sandra Rosa is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Syniverse, a global communications technology company headquartered in Tampa, where she brings over 30 years of experience in coaching, talent management, performance planning, employee relations, compensation, and change management. Prior to joining Syniverse, Sandra served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Santander Consumer USA, where she directed the human resources activities for more than 5,000 employees who worked remotely across the country or in Santander’s offices in Texas, Florida, and Arizona. Prior to that, Sandra served as Senior Vice President and Executive Director Human Resources Business Partner at Santander Bank, N.A. in which she supported the largest business areas at the bank. Those areas included Consumer & Business Banking, with over 500 branches and 4,000 employees across the Northeast and Florida, the Operations team and Technology. She later assumed a dual-hatted role as Head of Talent Management for Santander US from July 2019 to May 2021. Before joining Santander in 2017, Sandra was the Head of Talent Acquisition for JP Morgan’s Consumer Bank and Chase Wealth Management businesses. During the 24-year tenure with JP Morgan Chase, she held a variety of senior human resources business partner roles across multiple lines of business such as Head of Consumer Bank Human Resources for the Midwest region, supporting 12,000 branch and wealth management employees in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Sandra also served as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Corporate, Treasury and Securities Services, and Chase Card Services. In addition to her professional duties, Sandra is also very active in the community. In 2024, she will serve as the chair for The Concilio, non-profit organization that builds stronger communities by unlocking opportunities for Latino families. Through her board service, she shares insights about career opportunities and the professional landscape with young Latino professionals. Sandra also serves on the National board for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). NFTE focuses on activating the entrepreneurial mindset in young people in underserved communities.


Moderator

Dr. Luz Randolph, Ed.D.
Dr. Luz
Randolph, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President and Executive Director
City Year
Dr. Luz Randolph, Ed.D.
Dr. Luz Randolph, Ed.D.
Senior Vice President and Executive Director
City Year

Dra. Luz D. Randolph is the Sr. Vice President and Executive Director of City Year Baton Rouge. In this role she leads 11 staff members and approximately 40 AmeriCorps members serving in four partner schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Serve as liaison to the Board and external stakeholders to continue growing the CYBR brand in the community. Providing oversight to a current annual revenue budget of approximately $2.7 million while simultaneously securing the resources necessary to ensure the sustainability, growth, and scale to achieve City Year’s national Long-Term Impact goals. Prior to this she served as Associate Vice President for Diversity at Louisiana State University. She is responsible for coordination of strategic planning and foundation work for the LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to ensure the development and implementation of programs and services that foster a campus community committed to diversity and inclusion. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of Development at St. Petersburg College Foundation where she was responsible for the college-wide fundraising efforts at St. Petersburg College. Since her arrival in January 2020, she guided the fundraising efforts surrounding the recently established Helios Titan Achievement Program (H-TAP) which received an initial funding of $85,000 and upon completion received a final gift of $1.3M dollar from Helios Education Foundation, the Social Justice Institute Microgrant awarded by the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee, the SPC Emergency Fund among other initiatives. Prior to her role at SPC, she served as Assistant Director of Development, Diversity Initiatives. Her primary focus was to assist in cultivating relationships between USF constituents and the Tampa Bay community that would enhance the university’s diverse students’ experiences. She successfully fundraised over $3.5 million for diversity initiatives and assisted in the development and implementation of the Black Leadership Network which aims to provide financial and mentoring support to African American students at the University of South Florida. Before coming to USF, Dra. Luz served as Director of the Candidate Empowerment Center (CEC) at Florida A&M University. In this role her team increased FAMU’s College of Education’s Teacher Certification passage rate by 75%. She also served as Assistant Director of the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Miami where she coordinated services and programs that challenged, motivated, and supported ethnically diverse students in their development at the University of Miami and sought to bring issues of diversity and multiculturalism to the foreground of campus conversation. She is a double alumna from the University of South Florida with a B.A in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, College Student Affairs. She completed her Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Leadership Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation focused on the experience of Latinas in Latina sororities at a predominantly White institution and the impact on their academic persistence. Since, she has presented on topics relating to Latinas and their college experience, philanthropy and diversity, and gender issues and sexual orientation. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Hispanic Services Council, Cetera Florida, and Humanities Amped.


Awardee

Erin Linehan
Erin
Linehan
SVP – Supervision, Dispute Resolution and Senior and At-Risk Clients, and Associate General Counsel
Raymond James Financial
2024 Tampa Bay Woman of the Year Awardee
Erin Linehan
Erin Linehan
SVP – Supervision, Dispute Resolution and Senior and At-Risk Clients, and Associate General Counsel
Raymond James Financial

Erin is the Senior Vice President – Supervision, Dispute Resolution and Senior and At Risk Clients, and Associate General Counsel.  Aside from handling substantive work for these areas of the firm, these teams provide advice and guidance; metrics, data and trending; and education on best practices so the company may benefit from lessons learned. Erin has been involved in developing policies and procedures in these areas for the firm at large.  She is a frequent speaker at company and industry events, domestically and abroad, on lessons learned and best practices for financial advisors, supervisors, attorneys and compliance professionals as well as issues around gender and diversity and inclusion. Prior to this role she was Chief Compliance Officer for Global Functions Compliance, which included Dispute Resolution, Senior & At-Risk Clients; Marketing Compliance, Corporate Functions Compliance, Disclosure Governance, and Operations and Regulatory Reporting Compliance.  Prior to that role, Erin was a litigator in the Raymond James legal department from 2004-2017. Erin was the National Co-Chair for the Raymond James Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) from 2020-2022.  During her time as National Co-Chair, WIN initiated an annual Women’s Conference; a Senior Women’s Mentorship Program; philanthropic partnerships, social networking circles; and laid the groundwork for an allyship program for Raymond James. Erin has also served as a Mentor in the WIN General Mentorship program; the WIN Senior Women Mentorship program, the Black Associate Mentorship Program, and Raymond James Re-Invest Program (a program to assist women who have taken a break from the workplace to re-launch their careers at Raymond James). Erin presently serves as Board Chair for Pace Center for Girls, Inc. – Hillsborough, an organization for which she has served on the Board since 2019.  In 2016, Erin founded and presently sits on board for an organization of over 150 of women lawyers in the Southeast US who work in financial services, Southeast Women in Financial Services (SWIFS). SWIFS is focused on networking, professional development, the advancement of women in financial services and philanthropic efforts to support financial education, professional development and economic security for women and girls through community partnerships, education and advocacy. She served as Co-Chair for SWIFS from 2016-2021. Erin served on the Board for the Florida Securities Dealers Association from 2018- 2020 and chaired Elder Education Committee during that time. After leaving the Board, she Chaired (and founded) the FSDA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee from 2020-2021.  In 2022, Erin was honored as one of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Women of the Year. In 2023, Erin and her 11 year-old son, started a youth volunteer corps where a group of kids volunteer and fundraise for the Homeless Empowerment Program in Clearwater, a shelter she and her son had been serving in the soup kitchen since 2019. Erin received her BS from Cornell University and JD, cum laude from Tulane Law School.  She has her Series 7, 9 and 10 licenses, a member of SIFMA’s Senior Investor Working Group, FINRA’s Senior Investor Roundtable and the FINRA Complaint Initiative Committee.




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