Chana Adebowale is now a published author but comes from humble beginnings, growing up in and out of foster homes and homeless shelters. She experienced her first taste of success in the car industry at 18 and went into the mortgage industry in her early twenties. Chana has been in the mortgage industry since then and is ready to give back to people who are struggling with some of the same obstacles she faced in her youth. She is hoping to use the knowledge obtained in her MBA program to establish either a rehabilitation center for at-risk youth or a homeless shelter of her own where she can provide hope for the people by sharing her own story.
Gina is a credit analyst at Swisher International and was recently promoted to Senior Credit Specialist. Prior to working for Swisher, she was a kindergarten teacher in the Duval County school system. She has worked as a real estate loan administrator with Wachovia Bank and a construction loan administrator with First Union National Bank. Gina holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and will complete her MBA in April, 2019.
Jason is a Development Director at Black Knight, Inc., the mortgage and finance industry leading provider of integrated technology, services and data solutions. Jason has 18 years of IT experience and is responsible for Distributed Development in the Servicing Technologies division. His responsibilities span across a multitude of teams, disciplines, and technologies. Jason started his professional career as a Java developer for a DoD contractor immediately following the Y2K push, and cut his teeth on groundbreaking web and security software. Joining Black Knight in February 2005, Jason worked his way into management, leading various teams and groups across the enterprise.
Jason was born and raised in a suburb of Denver, Colorado and moved to the First Coast in 1996. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and a minor in Business. Jason has 18 years of IT industry experience, including web, mobile, app, and security development. He has led development, delivery, quality assurance, business analyst, system administration, and performance testing teams over his career.
Erik has been employed by Fidelity National Financial, Inc., since August 2010. He previously worked in the P&C Insurance industry for 11 years (accounting and financial reporting). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Indiana University (1999), majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Computer Information Systems. He is an Illinois licensed CPA.
Erik is currently responsible for the Statutory accounting and reporting functions for each of the five insurance companies (over $4.5 billion in revenue in 2016) within Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Daniel attended the University of Florida and, upon graduating, he joined the manufacturing industry in procurement and strategic sourcing. He later joined the retail sector with Southeastern Grocers, and has served in diverse supply chain roles for the last eight years - including analytics, project management, and supply chain operations. Daniel currently serves as the Director of Supply Chain Operations where he oversees a retail supply chain that ships over $5 billion in goods annually. He enjoys the challenge of seeking efficient solutions to complex logistics and operations problems while meeting financial objectives.
Amy Waldron is experienced and accomplished in food distribution, marketing, promotions, category management, trade management and recently consumer insights and trends. Amy offers a history of business development resulting in strong sales growth and a solid job progression within the food distribution industry. Amy also has years of experience in team management, creating promotional selling tools, broker management, cross functional work on system conversions and new business on-boarding. Her passion lies within the independent channel with a continued mindset that we should all think globally but act locally.
Hanna has over 10 years of experience working in manufacturing. Currently, she works as a Demand Planning Analyst. In this role, she is responsible for improving products and services for customers by using advanced analytics; standing up big-data analytical tools; creating and maintaining models; and onboarding compelling new data sets. Previously, she was a procurement agent responsible for analyzing data, negotiating and buying parts inside and outside of the USA. Besides her bachelor’s degree in Business Management, she has an AA in Accounting and certificates in Computer Science, Green Belt and Lean World Class.
Ken Young works in the Operations Procurement Department at CSX. In this role, he oversees a $50 million book of business with key business partners including CSX technology, financial systems, and public safety departments. Prior to his current role, Ken oversaw environmental and emergency response operations for the CSX Northeast region, based in Baltimore, managing regulatory compliance and emergency response operations for all facilities between Richmond, Virginia and Quebec, Canada. Ken served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years, with posts at the White House, United States Naval Academy, Camp Lejeune and in Okinawa, Japan. He also spent several years working as a private security contractor in Iraq and later served as a member of the Pentagon Hazardous Materials Response Team. Prior to joining CSX, Ken worked for several environmental management consulting firms after co-founding a successful marine dock construction firm in Annapolis, Maryland. Ken holds a bachelor's degree in emergency management from American Military University.