2022 Tampa Bay Women in Leadership Symposium
March 24, 2022
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (ET)
Paragon of Womanhood: Restoration, Reintegration & Reemergence
The Women in Leadership Symposium is designed to bring together a diverse mix of successful c-suite/VP level women leaders in medium-large sized companies who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to move higher in their organizations. The goal of this event is to be the premier resource for women to be able to network, mentor and participate in professional development programs geared toward helping them rise in their careers.
Veronica Cintron joined the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority in April 2020. Prior to joining the Tampa International Airport team as Vice President of Communications, she anchored Spectrum Bay News 9’s weekday evening newscasts for 10 years. The University of South Florida alum has covered major domestic and international stories including the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, Pope Francis’ first ever visit to Cuba, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria days after it made landfall in Puerto Rico and the earthquakes that rocked the island. Her work has earned six Suncoast Chapter Emmy awards, as well as Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists awards and Society of Professional Journalists’ Sunshine State awards. Veronica has been honored with the Tampa Hispanic Heritage Leadership award, USF’s Hispanic Heritage Service award, Watermark’s Favorite News Anchor WAVE award, and has been Grand Marshal of the Viva Polk Fest Parade by the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Polk County. She also volunteers her time to impactful causes and organizations throughout the year. Veronica sits on the Board of Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc., the Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Gala Committee, is a proud member of the Athena Society and the USF Alumni Association and a graduate of the Homeland Security Investigations Citizens Academy. She is married and lives with her husband and 6-year-old daughter in Tampa.
With 25+ years of experience and several prestigious awards, such as the 2021 OnCon HR Professional of the Year Award, Erika Lance is truly a distinguished leader in the Human Resources field. Currently, Erika is the SVP of People Operations at KnowBe4, the world’s largest integrated platform for security awareness training and simulated phishing. Here, she ensures KnowBe4 continues to run properly while maintaining a unique and fun company culture. Under her leadership, the People Operations team has grown from just 10 team members to over 50 team members in 11 countries across 6 continents. Erika is most well known for her radical transparency and her people-centric approach to Human Resources.
Bonnie K. Smith is Chief Information Officer (CIO) of TD SYNNEX. Bonnie is responsible for all aspects of information technology (IT) delivery, bridging into the innovative product lines the company takes to market. Bonnie previously served Tech Data as Executive Vice President and CIO. Prior to joining Tech Data in 2020, Bonnie served in executive IT positions at Lear Corporation, Eaton Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Abbott Laboratories as well as McKinsey & Company, Whirlpool, and DuPont. Bonnie is active in women-centered global philanthropic organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Luz D. Randolph is responsible for the college-wide fundraising efforts for at St. Petersburg College. Since her arrival in January 2020, she has guided the fundraising efforts surrounding the recently established Helios Titan Achievement Program (H-TAP), 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 will enhance the university’s diverse students’ experiences. Since her arrival in 2016, she has successfully fundraised over $3 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, 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 seek 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 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. Currently, she serves as President of the Board of Directors for Hispanic Services Council and a member of the Board of Directors at MacDonald Training Center.
Wiith over 40 years of credit union experience, Victoria G. Lovett is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Suncoast Credit Union. Lovett is responsible for delivering operational excellence throughout the credit union, including lending, care centers, member experience, and various other operational areas. Serving Suncoast’s members since 1981, Lovett progressed through the lending division and spent 12 years as Chief Lending Officer before assuming the responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer in October, 2021. As Chief Operating Officer, Lovett’s area of responsibility includes the operations and support functions of the credit union, critical to the organization’s success. As a large and complex financial institution, Suncoast requires a wide variety of support functions with knowledgeable and skilled staff members to deliver first-class service to our members, which Lovett oversees through her leadership. Beyond her current duties, Lovett is a member of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Lending Council, having served as past chairperson of the Member Resource Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee, as well as a past member of the Leadership Committee of the Florida Credit Union League’s Lending Council. She also was a past member of the Mortgage Cadence LFC Executive Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Hillsborough Community College Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund Board and Finance Committee, and the Hillsborough Community College Business Advisory Committee. A Brandon High School and University of South Florida alum, Lovett earned her degree in psychology and has also received several certifications including Certified Credit Union Executive, Certified Financial Services Professional, Certified Lending Specialist designations, and her CUNA Business Lending Certification. She has also earned her Entrepreneurship and Innovation Graduate Certificate from Stanford University. Lovett is a founding member of the local English bulldog breed club, and when she isn’t helping members save more for life, she can be found serving her community through credit union volunteer projects. Lovett enjoys mentoring others and spending time gardening and cooking. Chief Operating Officer’s Areas of Responsibilities: Lending • Mortgage Operations • Mortgage Originations • Loans and Originations • Loan Administration and Compliance Member Experience • Member Care Center Services • Member Care Production • Member Engagement • ITM Delivery and Internal Support Member Solutions Card Services Deposit Services
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