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2020 Conference Agenda

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Friday, February 28, 2020

In the Conference Center Building, Second Floor ‌

8 AM - 9 AM

 Registration and Check-In for Conference

9 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks/Welcome

Dr. Martha Saunders, President, University of West Florida

9:15 AM - 10 AM

Opening Session

Deshauna Barber, Former Miss USA, US Army Captain, STEM Graduate

I Don't Like Being Told "It's a Man's World"

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel 1 Discussion 

Understanding Executive Presence and Your Personal Brand

Pam Hatt, Vice President, Marketing, Pen Air Federal Credit Union - Moderator

Betsy Bowers, VP, Finance and Administration, University of West Florida

Sheila Carpenter, Chief Information Officer, Zix|AppRiver

Janice Gilley, Escambia County Administrator 

Julie Griffin, Senior Vice President, Contact Center Operations, Navy Federal Credit Union

In the Commons Building, Auditorium & Nautilus Market

11:30 AM - 1 PM

Lunch for all registered attendees  

In the Conference Center Building, Second Floor ‌

1 PM - 2 PM

Panel 2 Discussion

Would not-for-Profit work be right for you?

Ildi Hosman, President, Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida - Moderator

Laura Gillam, President and CEO, United Way of West Florida

Tia Robbins, Co-Founder (with NFL husband Fred Robbins), Mr. Robbins Neighborhood

Laurie Rogers, Executive Director, Pace Center for Girls Escambia- Santa Rosa 

Paula Shell, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

2:15 PM - 3 PM

              Closing Session

              Grit and Grace

      Dr. Judy Bense, Florida Women's Hall of Fame Inductee, President Emeritus UWF

3 PM

      Closing Remarks

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

We look forward to your tweets during the conference at:


"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