Amanda Slavin is a renowned educator with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, a Cannes Lion award-winning community designer, and Forbes 30 under 30 honoree. Her Seventh Level Engagement Framework has transformed how we measure learning success and is taught in MBA programs worldwide. Amanda is the author of the best-selling book, “The Seventh Level,” and Co-founder of CatalystCreativ and CatalystU, where she’s increased engagement for top brands like Google and Coca-Cola. Additionally, Amanda is a Co-Founder of Runway Health and is an advisor to 20+ startups, including HubSpot. She has been featured in Inc, Entrepreneur, Adweek, and Fast Company publications. Amanda is a sought-after speaker, with two TEDx talks under her belt, and has spoken at prestigious events such as INBOUND and Summit.
Dana Barrett is a former tech executive, a serial entrepreneur, and an award-winning TV, Radio, and Podcast host. She was a candidate for US Congress in 2020 and was elected to serve as a County Commissioner in November of 2022. She is also a communications consultant and frequent emcee and speaker. Dana has written for Forbes and the Atlanta Business Chronicle and has appeared on Headline News to discuss women’s workplace issues, including pay equity and sexual harassment. A breast cancer survivor, and a long-time advocate for women, Dana serves on several nonprofit boards focusing on these issues. Originally from Philadelphia, she has called Atlanta home since graduating from Cornell University in 1988. Dana is proud to have raised her now full-grown daughter as a working single mom and believes that failure is just a pit stop on the road to success.
2023 Panel Speakers
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kawanza Humphrey serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for VyStar Credit Union. In her role she is responsible for leading the credit union’s human resources efforts, including talent acquisition, employee relations, organizational performance and development, compensation, benefits and culture and belonging.
Since joining VyStar in 2021, Kawanza and her team have prioritized their efforts around talent acquisition, compensation and benefits offerings, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She has helped lead the growth of over 10 employee resource groups, called VyStar Resource Groups (VRGs). These efforts display Kawanza’s passion for creating positive change in the work environment and in the community.
In addition to her role at VyStar, Kawanza is passionate about volunteerism and economic development. She is a member of the Board of Directors for READ USA, Inc. and the University of North Florida’s Foundation Board. She has volunteered with several nonprofit organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Sisters Hospital Foundation and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation’s Program Committee. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Bold City (FL) Chapter of The Links, Inc. Kawanza was named to Buffalo Business First’s Power 200 Women and has been recognized as a Woman of Influence, a 40 under 40 recipient and a Black Achiever in Industry.
Kawanza has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry. Most recently, she served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for the Eastern Region of KeyBank. Prior to joining KeyBank, Kawanza held several leadership positions at HSBC Bank USA, including Retail Management, after completing the organization’s Executive Development Program.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in English/African American Studies from the University at Buffalo and a master’s degree in Executive Leadership and Change from Daemen University. She is a Phi Beta Kappa.
President and Partner of WRW International, LLC
Wyman Winbush is the President and Partner of WRW International, LLC, a company specializing in leadership training, high-performance coaching, and DE&I enablement. As a former 31-year sales leader/instructor with IBM and a 30-year retired naval officer, Wyman leverages his extensive military experience, volunteer service, fortune 50 corporate savvy, and spiritual insights to inspire thousands to exceed their natural abilities and to “Think & Act Big” while enjoying their journey to success. While in the Navy, he served as a helicopter pilot, flight instructor, leadership instructor, and Commanding Officer, among other roles. As a community steward, Wyman served as a Trustee at Florida Community College at Jacksonville (2 yrs. as chairman), a Director at JEA (Jacksonville Electric Authority), and as an Elder in his church.
Wyman continues to serve his country as a member of the Yellow Ribbon Cadre of Speakers, where he is a featured speaker at Pre/Post deployment briefings for our nation’s reservists and National Guard. As at 25+ year member of the National Speakers Association, Wyman has been able to share his professional speaking abilities with recognized companies across the nation.
A native of Kissimmee, Florida, Wyman is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a 1989 MBA graduate of Jacksonville University. He has also earned a Certified in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and is a Certified EQ-I 2.0 Assessor/Evaluator.
Wyman and Rosemary have been married for 34 years and have three adult children.
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of CSX Corporation
Angie Williams is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of CSX Corporation, a leading supplier of rail- based freight transportation. She is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s corporate accounting functions, including financial and regulatory reporting; billing and collections; payroll and other labor services; as well as other accounting areas.
Since joining CSX in 2003, Williams has held various roles of increasing leadership responsibility, including Director of Technical Accounting and Reporting and, prior to her current position, Assistant Vice President and Assistant Controller. Prior to CSX, she worked in the accounting and internal audit departments at Winn-Dixie Stores and was a senior auditor at the accounting firm KPMG.
As a senior leader on the CSX Finance team, Williams played a key role in many of the company’s most- critical initiatives. She was pivotal in the successful integration of two acquired companies — Pan Am Railways in 2022 and Quality Carriers in 2021, leading a cross-functional team that facilitated essential activities including the employee transition; sales and marketing processes; operations and technology integration; as well as purchase accounting and reporting. Williams was named to the 2022 Railway Age Women in Rail for her contributions to the Pan Am and Quality Carriers integrations as well as modernizing financial-related systems and leading the accounting and reporting on the sale of property and property rights in three states worth more than $1.2 billion.
An advocate and influencer of emerging talent, Williams prioritizes employee development and diversity, equity and inclusion. At CSX, she started a coffee series to seek employee input from all levels of the organization, and she serves as executive sponsor of CSX’s Asian Professionals for Excellence business resource group.
In the community, Williams has served on a wide range of professional panels, using her voice to advocate for women and people of color. She has participated on panels for the National African American Women’s Leadership Institute, Women’s Leadership Network Institute of CFOs, and the CSX African American Inclusion Group, among others. Williams is also a member of the United Way Tocqueville society.
Williams is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a certified public accountant. She also attended the Harvard Business School Executive Development Program. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Brant, and her two teenaged sons, Hayden and Hudson.
Theodore B. “Ted” Phillips
JEA Chief Financial Officer
Theodore B. “Ted” Phillips joined JEA as Chief Financial Officer in August 2021 and has served in the not-for-profit utility sector for more than 30 years.
Before joining JEA, Mr. Phillips worked for 10 years with Huntsville Utilities, (Huntsville Alabama) leading teams in Finance/Accounting, MIS, Technical Services, Purchasing, Stores & Warehousing, Fleet, and Facilities. Previously, Mr. Phillips spent 20 years in the public sector in North Carolina and Missouri working for the City of Shelby, the City of Monroe and Mecklenburg County, N.C., and the State Auditor’s office in Missouri.
Mr. Phillips earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. He is an active member in his community, currently serving on The Salvation Army advisory council and has served on the boards of the United Way and The Schools Foundation in Huntsville, Ala., and was a long-term leader in the Boy Scouts of America.
Ted has been married to his lovely wife Carol Rhea Phillips for 25 years. The have two son Ryan (24) and Evan (20).