2017 Fierce Winners


Business in Greater Gainesville Magazine together with our Title Sponsor, D.E. Scorpio Corporation look forward to recognizing the 2017 Fierce Award Winners on Monday, July 10th from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the University of Florida’s Emerson Alumni Hall. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the achievements of this outstanding group of women.


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  • Staccie Allen, Regional Strategic Operations Director, Med-Trans Corporation
  • Carly Barnes Dodd, Assistant Director for the University of Florida Diabetes Institute
  • Tara Blythe, Associate Vice President for Talent Management and Chief Strategy Officer for University of Florida Advancement
  • Dr. Naima Brown, Vice President of Student Affairs, Santa Fe College
  • Joleen Cacciatore Miller, Executive Director, Gainesville Sports Commission
  • Mary Chase, Media Consultant, Cox Media
  • Marcia Conwell, President/CEO, Bread of the Mighty Food Bank
  • Magi Crawford, Communications Director, Gainesville Regional Utilities
  • Deidre Dodd, Program Manager, Girls on the Run
  • Sara Emmanuel, Office Manager/Marketing Manager, Scherer Construction
  • Traci Gresham, City Manager, City of Alachua
  • Amy Howard, Owner, Venture Realty
  • Leanna Iacobellis, Business Development Manager, Regis HR Group
  • Kim Jamerson, Vice President of Marketing, SharpSpring
  • Kathleen Joseph, Mental Health Counselor and owner of Kathleen Joseph & Associates, LLC
  • Melissa Mamatas, Owner/Founder, Mamatas Counseling Associates
  • Amber McClave, Vice President Operations/General Counsel, Info Tech, Inc.
  • Barzella Papa, President & CEO, Community Foundation of North Central Florida
  • Kathey Porter, Director, University of Florida Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations
  • Jenn Powell, Office Manager/Bookkeeper for Car Keys, LLC.
  • Norinda Rosario Yancey, Director of Community Impact, United Way of North Central Florida
  • Rebecca Shinholser, Assistant State Attorney/Juvenile Division Chief, Office of the State Attorney Eighth Judicial Circuit
  • Tiffany Thomas, Co-owner/Broker Associate, Thomas Group Realty
  • Nicole Yucht, Assistant Vice President of University of Florida Communications