Video Gallery

Below are Executive Mentor Program videos. The most recent videos are posted at the top.


Save money. Manage credit. Plan for the future. 

Fall Financial Bootcamp- 2018 panel discussion on investing, budgeting and managing debt for current and post student years. Moderator: Dr. Doug Waggle, Professor of Finance, University of West Florida. Panelists from Pen Air Federal Credit Union: Casey White, Branch Manager; Debbie Kemp, AVP Credit Resolution; & Steve O'Reilly, AVP & Program Manager of Pen Air Asset Management


 

How to Become the Most Trusted, Most Found Expert in your Industry through Content Marketing

Presentation by Debbie Williams, author and Director of Digital Marketing at Gorilla Group


 

Year-End Ceremony 2018

Bob Ozburn (mentor) speech at the Year-End Ceremony.


 

Year-End Ceremony 2018

Christian Garabedian (mentee) speech at the Year-End Celebration.


 

Year-End Ceremony 2018

John Fritz (mentor) speech at the Year-End Celebration.


 

Year-End Ceremony 2018

Sarah Lee (mentee) speech at the Year-End Celebration.


 

Year-End Ceremony 2018

Val Goncalves, Jr. (mentee) speech at the Year-End Celebration.


 

Debt Do's and Don'ts

Spring Financial Bootcamp (Advanced) - 2018 panel discussion on "Debt Do's and Don'ts" learn how to manage & dig out of debt. Moderator: Dr. Kevin Krieger, Associate Professor, Accounting & Finance, University of West Florida. Panelists from Pen Air Federal Credit Union: Lori Cukjati, Credit Resolution Litigation Supervisor; John Heckmann, Finance & Investments Manager; & David Lancaster, Vice President of Lending


 

Closing Session: Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper

Presented by Karen Moore, Author, speaker, and CEO and founder of Moore Communications Group


 

Panel Discussion: Emerging Leaders: How to be Successful by Embracing Change

Moderator: Mollye Barrows, Media & Marketing Specialist, Levin, Papantonio  

  • Ashley Hodge Harris, Director of Strategic Outreach & Engagement, Baptist Health Care
  • Jennifer Allen McFarren, Community Development Representative, Gulf Power Company
  • Chuntell Patterson, Listing Specialist, Property Management Division, Realty Masters of FL
  • Alison Westmoreland, Director, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Information Center

 

Panel Discussion: Evolving Role of Leading Women

Moderator: Amie Remington, General Counsel, Landrum Human Resource Companies, Inc.

  • Alexis Bolin, Broker Associate, KW Keller Williams Realty Gulf Coast
  • Kara Cardona, Vice President, Greater Pensacola Operations, Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, Director, Center for Cybersecurity, University of West Florida
  • Rev. Susan Sowers, Rector, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and Retired Colonel, US Army

 

Opening Session: How Women Leaders Build Successful Companies and Communities

Presented by Susan Story, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Water Works Company, Inc.


 

Leadership Lessons From Black Hawk Down For Business & For Life

Presentation by First Sgt. Matt Eversmann, Hero of the Epic Film, "Black Hawk Down," and the Battle of Mogadishu.


Fraud, Lies, and Hermes Ties

Presentation by Aaron Beam, author and former co-founder & first CFO of HealthSouth


Practical Tips To Make Sure Your Career Doesn't Go Bust!

Presentation by Michael Ryan, award-winning journalist and business executive.


Year-End Ceremony - 2017

DaCotah Ledbetter (mentee) speech at the Year-End Celebration.


Year-End Ceremony - 2017

Amy Miller (mentor) speech at the Year-End Celebration.


Year-End Ceremony - 2017

Neil Light (mentee alumnus) speech at the Year-End Celebration.


Year-End Ceremony - 2017

Mike Hicks (mentor alumnus) speech at the Year-End Celebration.


Women in Leadership Conference - 2017 Closing Session: "You, Them, Us…Leadership in Practice"

Presented by Bentina Terry, Vice President, Customer Service and Sales, Gulf Power Company


Women in Leadership Conference - 2017 Panel Discussion "Investing In Your Future & Owning Your Destiny"

Moderator: Christina Doss, Managing Director, Saltmarsh Financial Advisors

  • Allison Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Lakeview Center Inc. and Senior Vice President, Baptist Health Care
  • Xia Liu, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gulf Power Company
  • Cecilia Nanni, Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Regions Private Wealth Management
  • Kristine Rushing, Chief Operating Officer, Risk Consultant, Beck Partners

Women in Leadership Conference - 2017 Panel Discussion "Random Thoughts from Insanely Successful Women"

Moderator: Sue Straughn, News Anchor/Senior Editor, WEAR-TV

  • Dr. Kim LeDuff, Dean & Associate Vice Provost, University College, University of West Florida
  • Mary Hoxeng, Owner & General Manager, Cat Country 98.7 FM/NewsRadio 92.3 FM/NewsRadio1620 AM
  • Christy Manderson, Vice President of Sales, Highpointe Hotel Corporation
  • Amy Miller, Port Director, Port of Pensacola

Women in Leadership Conference - 2017 Opening Session: "Propelling Women’s Careers: A Developmental Network Approach"

Presented by Dr. Wendy Murphy, Associate Professor of Management, Babson College


"Basics of Saving" and "5 Smart Investing Principles"

Spring Financial Bootcamp - 2017 "Basics of Saving" presentation by John Heckmann (Finance & Investments Manager of Pen Air Federal Credit Union) and "5 Smart Investing Principles" presentation by Steve O'Reilly (CFP, Assistant VP, Program Manager of Pen Air Federal Credit Union)


Building Advocacy Champions for Business Success

Presentation by Karen Moore (Founder & CEO of Moore Communications Group and Author of Behind the Red Door: Unlock Your Advocacy Influence and Success.)


What Employers Will Look For in New Hires - Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Kristie Abston, Asst Professor of Management, UWF

  • Denise T. McLeod, Vice President of Human Resources & Staffing, Landrum HR
  • Michelle Scaglione, Vice President of Employee Services, Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Marty Tutchtone, Human Resources Director, Gulf Power Company

Mentor & Mentee Interview - 2016

William Hutchison, MBA (mentee) and John Kizziah, Agency Owner, State Farm - John Kizziah Agency (mentor) talk about the Executive Mentor Program.


Mentor & Mentee Interview - 2016

DaCotah Ledbetter, Supply Chain & Logistics (mentee) and Amy Miller, Port Director, Port of Pensacola (mentor) talk about the Executive Mentor Program.


Mentor & Mentee Interview - 2016

Christian Garabedian, MBA (mentee) and John Fritz, Vice President, Southeast Region (retired), Kraft Foods (mentor) talk about the Executive Mentor Program.


Mentor & Mentee Interview - 2016

Tom Murphy, President, Spenser & Associates (mentor) and James Sparks, MBA (mentee) talk about the Executive Mentor Program.


End of the Year Celebration - 2016

Patrick Rooney (mentor) speech at the End of the Year Celebration.


End of the Year Celebration - 2016

Nam Nguyen (mentee) speech at the End of the Year Celebration.


End of the Year Celebration - 2016

Shawn Richardson (mentee) speech at the End of the Year Celebration.


End of the Year Celebration - 2016

Rebecca Boles (mentor) and Morgan Bradley (mentee) speech at the End of the Year Celebration.


Mentor Help Develop UWF Business Students

Morgan Bradley, UWF MBA (student mentee), speaks about the Executive Mentor Program.

Video Credit: Pensacola News Journal


Budgeting for Life After College

Spring Financial Bootcamp - 2016 "Budgeting for Life After College" presentation by John Heckmann (Finance & Investments Manager of Pen Air Federal Credit Union)


Renting vs. Owning: Understanding Your Options

Spring Financial Bootcamp - 2016 "Renting vs. Owning: Understanding Your Options" presentation by Phillip White (AVP of Mortgage Lending of Pen Air Federal Credit Union)


Women in Leadership Conference - 2016 Closing Session: Power and Pearls: A Conversation on Women and Career Advancement

Presented by Dr. Katrice Albert, Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity - University of Minnesota


Women in Leadership Conference - 2016 Panel Discussion "Juggling Whilst Climbing a Mountain"

Moderator: Rachael Gillette, Director, Professional Development, Studer Community Institute

  • Christina Doss, Managing Director, Saltmarsh Financial Advisors
  • Lisa Reese, President & Publisher, Pensacola News Journal
  • Amie Remington, General Counsel, Landrum Human Resource Companies, Inc.
  • Kimberly Wyatt, News Director, WEAR-TV/WFGX-TV

Women in Leadership Conference - 2016 Panel Discussion "Leading Through Innovation"

Moderator: Jennifer Grove, Community Development Manager, Gulf Power Company

  • Debbie Calder, Executive VP, Greater Pensacola Operations, Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Dr. Sharon Heise, Associate Director, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition
  • Dr. Pamela Northrup, CEO, Innovation Institute, and Senior Associate Provost, University of West Florida
  • Dr. Mary Mehta, Chief Medical Officer & Pediatric Cardiologist, Nemours Children's Clinic

Women in Leadership Conference - 2016 Opening Session: Mentorship Experiences that Make the Difference!

Presented by Carol Carlan, President - Sacred Heart Foundation


Leadership vs. Management in Times of Transformation

Presentation by Michael G. Kane (President/Gannett East Group, President & Publisher, Democrat and Chronicle Media, Rochester, NY.)


How to Save for Retirement

Fall Financial Bootcamp - 2015 "How to Save for Retirement" presentation by John Heckmann (Finance & Investments Manager of Pen Air Federal Credit Union)


Understanding Credit

Fall Financial Bootcamp - 2015 "Understanding Credit" presentation by Scott Arkills (Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Pen Air Federal Credit Union)


End of the Year Celebration - 2015

Koal Yuki (mentee) speech at End of the Year Celebration.


End of the Year Celebration - 2015

Mort O'Sullivan (mentor) speech at End of the Year Celebration.


End of the Year Celebration - 2015

Destini Lawrence (mentee) speech at End of the Year Celebration.


End of the Year Celebration - 2015

Doris Young (mentor) speech at End of the Year Celebration.


End of the Year Celebration - 2015

Dr. O'Keefe (Dean, College of Business - University of West Florida) speech at End of the Year Celebration.


Women in Leadership Conference - 2015 Closing Session: Make It Worth It: Find & Do What You Love

Presented by Debbie Ritchie, Chief Operating Officer - Studer Group


Women in Leadership Conference - 2015 Panel Discussion "Willing to Lead"

Moderator: Pam Bilbrey, President, Bilbrey and Associates

  • Brian Baumgardner, President and CEO, West Florida Healthcare
  • Susan Davis, President and CEO, Sacred Heart Health System
  • Allison Hill, Chief Operating Officer, Lakeview Center Inc.
  • Captain Maureen O'Hara Padden, Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola

Women in Leadership Conference - 2015 Panel Discussion "Building and Protecting your Personal Brand"

Moderator: Denise McLeod, Vice President and COO, Landrum Human Resources

  • Jennifer Grove, Community Development Manager, Gulf Power Company
  • Andrea Krieger, President and CEO, United Way of Escambia County
  • Kia Painter-Holland, Vice President of Human Resources, Cox Communications
  • Michelle Scaglione, PHR, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, Navy Federal Credit Union

Women in Leadership Conference - 2015 Opening Session

Presented by Dr. Martha Saunders, Provost and Executive Vice President - University of West Florida


 

BLAB TV: Buzz Ritchie (mentor) and Karleienny Medina (mentee)

Buzz Ritchie and Karleienny Medina talk about the Executive Mentor Program.


Women in Leadership Conference - 2014 Closing Session

Presented by Pam Bilbrey, President - Bilbrey and Associates


Women in Leadership Conference - 2014 Opening Session

Presented by Dr. Judy Bense, President - University of West Florida


 

Women in Leadership Conference - 2014 Panel Discussion "Emotional Intelligence: A Core Competency for Great Leadership"

Moderator: Evon Emerson, retired CEO, Greater Pensacola Chamber

  • Kathy Anthony, Vice President, IMS ExpertServices and Chair, Vistage Florida
  • Debbie Calder, Sr. Vice President, Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Carol Carlan, President, Sacred Heart Foundation
  • Susan O'Connor, Fanchise Owner, McDonalds

 

Women in Leadership Conference - 2014 Panel Discussion "Communication Skill: A Pathway to Career Success"

Moderator: Julie Sheppard, General Counsel, Institute for Human & Machine Cognition

  • Pam Childers, Clerk of the Court & Comptroller, Escambia County
  • Dr. Martha Saunders, Provost, University of West Florida
  • Holly Smith, President, H2 Consulting
  • Debbie Ritchie, Chief Operating Officer, Studer Group 
  • Bentina Terry, VP External Affairs & Corporate Services, Gulf Power

 

UWF Women in Leadership Conference

In February 2014, the UWF College of Business Executive Mentor Program convened its first Women in Leadership Conference - Designing Your Future. About 400 students, faculty, and community leaders attended. 


 

BLAB TV: Buzz Ritchie (mentor) and Michael Dwyer (mentee)

Buzz Ritchie and Michael Dwyer talk about the Executive Mentor Program.


UWF Executive Mentoring Program

UWF's College of Business is pleased to offer a mentor program where undergraduate and graduate students are partnered with business executives to establish connections in the business world and gain valuable insights into issues such as career choice, networking skills and career development.

Mentors are paired with students based on academic and career fields, common interests, and/or availability.

Our vision is for this program to be a great partnership between the UWF College of Business and the Greater Pensacola area business community.