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2017 Conference Agenda

The agenda for the 2017 Women in Leadership Conference is currently a work in progress. Details that are confirmed are below. Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

In the Commons Auditorium Building, First Floor ‌‌‌Sold out button

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM‌

Registration and Check-In for Roundtable Luncheon

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Preconference Roundtable Luncheon
Facilitated by Pensacola Young Professionals

In the Conference Center Building, Second Floor ‌Conf Sold Out - Agenda

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

 Registration and Check-In for Conference

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Opening Remarks/Welcome
Dr. Martha Saunders, President, University of West Florida
 introduced by Dr. Tim O’Keefe, Dean College of Business, University of West Florida

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Opening Session: Propelling Women’s Careers: A Developmental Network Approach
Dr. Wendy Murphy, Associate Professor of Management, Babson College
  introduced by Dr. Sherry Hartnett, Director, Executive Mentor Program, College of Business, University of West Florida

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Panel 1 Discussion: Random Thoughts from Insanely Successful Women
 - Sue Straughn, News Anchor/Senior Editor, WEAR-TV – Moderator
 - 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

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Panel 2 Discussion: Investing In Your Future & Owning Your Destiny
 - Christina Doss, Managing Director, Saltmarsh Financial Advisors – Moderator
 - 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

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

              Closing Session: You, Them, Us…Leadership in Practice
              Bentina Terry, Vice President, Customer Service and Sales, Gulf Power Company
               introduced by Dr. Martha Saunders, President, University of West Florida

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

      Closing Remarks
      Dr. Tim O’Keefe, Dean College of Business, University of West Florida

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.


"I got much more than I originally thought. The speakers were diverse in the experiences, they were forthcoming with information relating to their field of expertise, and I enjoyed their presentations."

Conference attendee