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2021 South Florida Women in Leadership Symposium

2021 South Florida

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

"Women In Leadership"

2020 RECAP

March 10, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (ET)

Offered Virtually*
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Theme
Women In Leadership
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Sponsored By

FiservNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.Ocean Bank

Panelists

Dr. Simone Arnold
Dr. Simone
Arnold
VP, Global Network Strategy
Fiserv
Dr. Simone Arnold
Dr. Simone Arnold
VP, Global Network Strategy
Fiserv

Simone Arnold is a vice president at Fiserv. Based in Coral Springs, Florida, and with 25 years of Financial Services and Technology experience, Simone serves as the US Product and Program Change Management lead and is a BCP coordinator/resiliency advocate on the COVID-19 taskforce. Previously, Simone championed the lions share of 24.7B transactions, $55.8T dollars in her enterprise business role for the National Automated Clearing House Association (Nacha) and the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Process Compliance, business relationship establishment and growth with Nacha, development, implementation, monitoring, annual audits, risk assessments and performance measurement for ACH process controls. She is known as a people, product, program and relationship builder. Simone embraces her passion to serve while living a life in motion. She is the co-lead for the Women Impact Network and serves as a mentor and sponsor to the Black Leadership Group where her goal is to empower and inspire others to press forward and be vessels for change. Simone is a member of the National Women of Color Empowerment Institute, where she has served as a moderator and panelist. Simone is a member of WNet and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Simone received a BA in Communication from Florida Atlantic University; an MBA from Nova Southeastern University; and a Doctor of Management from the University of Phoenix. Together with her spouse, David, they reside in Florida and raise their three children: Ayanna-Mone’, Naiya Olivia and Ayden Antonio.

Andrea DeMarco
Andrea
DeMarco
Senior Vice President Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & ESG
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Andrea DeMarco
Andrea DeMarco
Senior Vice President Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & ESG
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Andrea DeMarco is Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & ESG for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. She serves as the high-profile face and voice of the organization to Wall Street and business and financial media. DeMarco consistently ranks at the top of the prestigious Institutional Investor All-American Executive Team rankings and was recognized by Wall Street as the #1 Overall Best Investor Relations Officer in the Leisure sector for two consecutive years. Under her direction, the Company’s Investor Relations program swept first place overall ranking across all eight categories including Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Investor Relations Program, Best Investor Relations Team and Best Crisis Management Amid COVID-19, a new category which ranked the effectiveness for communication of a company’s strategy and risk management during the global pandemic. DeMarco joined the company as the Head of Investor Relations in November 2012 bringing with her a diverse background of experience in finance, sales, marketing, revenue management and corporate financial planning and analysis.  She has strong knowledge of the cruise industry with 18 years of experience, and has worked across multiple segments, from Contemporary to Luxury.  She was an instrumental part of the management team that led the company into previously unchartered areas including taking the company public with a highly successful initial public offering along with multiple other capital market transactions including eleven equity follow on offerings, the highly successful acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, Inc., and multiple capital raises amidst the global pandemic, totaling over $15 billion in capital market transitions. Prior to joining Norwegian, DeMarco was responsible for North America charter sales at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., for both the Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises brands. In this role she successfully drove sales and marketing initiatives and increased media exposure for the brands by attracting name brand entertainment including Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, Emmy Award-winning reality TV show Top Chef, Time Warner’s television network Turner Classic Movies, and the popular music and arts festival Coachella.  She partnered with all areas of the business, strengthening her expertise in operations, including hotel, marine, port and food & beverage; legal and contract negotiation; itinerary planning; and public relations.  Previous roles at Royal Caribbean include corporate financial planning and analysis and revenue management, with revenue management experience both inside and outside of the cruise industry.  She served on the Board of Directors as President and Treasurer for the National Investor Relations Institute, Florida Chapter. DeMarco received a Masters in Finance from Florida International University and a Bachelors in Science in Finance from Florida State University.

Terri Lewis
Terri
Lewis
Chief Human Resources Officer
One Call
Terri Lewis
Terri Lewis
Chief Human Resources Officer
One Call

Terri is Chief Human Resources Officer for One Call’s more than 2,000 employees throughout the United States. She is responsible for creating the company’s overarching vision for culture and engagement, diversity and inclusion, communications, and top talent acquisition and development as well as all aspects of HR service delivery. Terri has more than 25 years of experience in human resources. Prior to One Call, she served as senior vice president of global human resources for Pontoon Solutions where she is credited with creating a people-centric organization and positioning the company as a leading ‘Great Place to Work.’ In addition to Pontoon, she has worked in organizations such as PSS World Medical, General Electric, International Paper and Brambles Ltd. She is a recognized global human resources leader who provides strategic HR leadership to build organizations that are client-centric, attract and develop the best talent and drive to create a great place to work for all colleagues. Terri believes every HR professional must have deep business and organizational knowledge in order to develop and implement a people strategy that will deliver. She has broad HR experience from global transformation to start-ups. Terri has been recognized by her peers as a multi-year Global HR Superstar and a National Diversity Council Glass Ceiling Award winner. She is on a number of advisory boards including Kids Chance of FL, the Evanta FL CHRO governing board, and the FL Diversity Council and is an active participant in her local community through Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Leadership Jacksonville, and as a board member for Changing Homelessness. Terri received her Master of Human Resources Management from the University of South Carolina and her Bachelor of Science in Business Management/HR from Clemson University. She lives in the greater Jacksonville, FL area, with her husband Fletcher, son Carter and their puppy Winston.

Keti Mehta
Keti
Mehta
Senior Vice President
Gallagher
Keti Mehta
Keti Mehta
Senior Vice President
Gallagher

Keti Mehta currently serves as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Growth Leader for Gallagher’s NY Metro office, where she manages the firm’s growth initiatives to expand and deepen client footprint across diverse industry segments. Mehta also serves as an Advisor to the inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of the Risk & Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) Advisory Board. For the past eight years, Keti has passionately served as a Board Member on the Tri-State Diversity Council (NY, NJ, and CT). Recognized for being an inspiring growth accelerator, strategic brand promoter, and influencer - Keti Mehta successfully develops high-performing teams and strategic partnerships to unleash organic growth potential. She stands out for being a transformational culture catalyst by building diverse communities of practice that promote inclusion and collaboration. Keti leads by example and is a highly skilled, certified sales activator, leadership development coach, talent enthusiast and evangelist of the Customer Experience. Mehta has also held senior executive leadership roles at Hub International, USI Insurance Services, Dell, and Morgan Stanley. Keti resides in White Plains, Westchester County with her husband of 24 years and their beloved daughter, Karina. Keti is a licensed NY Property & Casualty Insurance Broker. Mehta received a Master of Arts degree in Change Leadership/Business Transformation from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in New York City. Additionally, Keti holds an Executive Coaching Certification from the International Coach Federation.

Deena Piquion
Deena
Piquion
VP/GM Latin America Operations
Xerox
Deena Piquion
Deena Piquion
VP/GM Latin America Operations
Xerox

Deena Piquion currently oversees Xerox’s Latin America Operations which includes all direct and indirect sales activity throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Xerox, Deena was with Tech Data Corporation for 19 years where she most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Latin America & Caribbean where she had full P&L responsibility for the region and led the successful integration of an acquired competitor. Respected as a courageous and decisive leader, risk taker, and sound business partner, Deena earns a seat at the table wherever she serves. She has transformed organizational culture, tools, management systems and leadership teams with focus on higher value, optimized cost structure and improved profitability. With 20 years of experience in the IT channel, Deena takes a corporate vision and makes it reality. She intuitively sees the threads of opportunity in the market and drives material performance and P&L improvements. Deena and her husband Jean-Marc have two children, Mateo (age 13) and Maya (age 11) and live in Miami, Florida. Deena is passionate about leadership, technology, emotional intelligence, personal branding, diversity and inclusion, and health and wellness. Visit www.iamdeena.com for more.


Moderator

Dr. Charlene Rousseau
Dr. Charlene
Rousseau
Divisional Director, Human Resources
ChenMed
Dr. Charlene Rousseau
Dr. Charlene Rousseau
Divisional Director, Human Resources
ChenMed

Dr. Charlene Rousseau (Char) is an Industrial/Organizational Psychology practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in serving her clients with applying practical solutions to business opportunities. Her passion for strategic talent management, development, and learning initiatives have contributed to the growth and development of over 16,000 professionals. As ChenMed leads the way in transforming healthcare for seniors, they’re committed to hiring and developing the very best and brightest, and providing team members every opportunity to succeed and advance in their careers. That said, in her role as Director of ChenMedU, Char is responsible for standing up and leading ChenMed’s corporate university providing a best-in-class, focused, engaging, and interactive learning experience designed to help leaders master ChenMed’s core model, choose a path, and build their future and career at ChenMed. With ChenMed’s hypergrowth business strategy, ChenMedU contributes to the Clinical and Profit & Loss Leadership-Profit Chain aligning Talent Management and Development strategies and providing expertise, advice, and coaching in the areas of: talent identification and succession planning; individual, team and leadership development; facilitation and execution of training programs; as well as needs analysis, diagnosis, and the execution of learning interventions. Char was also the CEO, Co-Founder, and Co-Host of InvestHuman podcast dedicated to reviving the heart of organizations by reigniting the appreciation for the human element of work. The show focused on talent development and talent management strategies to solve workplace problems unique to today and the future of work. Episodes are accessible for free download via www.InvestHuman.co as well as via Apple Podcasts and Google Play! Char continues to serve the development of future leaders in the field of Talent Management, Organizational Development, and Learning and Development as an Associate Professor of Graduate Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Baker College Online. She also serves on the board of advisors for the program with helping to shape the vision and strategy to align with the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology standards for graduate programs in the field and practice application for successful student outcomes. Char also serves on the board of advisors in a similar capacity for Keiser University. Char earned her PhD in I/O Psychology from Capella University and her research interest areas are Adult Learning, Distance and Online Education, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, and Work Life Integration. She has clocked over 30,000 hours in curriculum and training programs design and has over 15 years’ experience in training, facilitation, speaking, psychometrics, coaching, and L&OD consulting in multiple industries including Corporate Settings, Healthcare, Automotive, Sales, Finance, Insurance, Government/Military, University Education, and Call Centers to list a few. In 2016, Char was honored with the National Diversity Council’s Glass Ceiling Award for women who have overcome barriers to climb to the top, achieving personal success while also making it possible for others to more easily follow in their footsteps. She’s also a contributor to the eLearning Guild annual best practices Tips eBook, Training Industry Online Magazine, Rutgers’s Business Review, and is an avid blogger on LinkedIn, writing and publishing articles on topics related to the field.


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