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Celebrity
Speakers

Celebrity Speakers

The Air Force Super Girl Pro includes a panel discussion featuring successful women from entertainment, sports, media, and business sharing their stories, ideas and leadership tips. Check back to learn about when this inspirational and thought-provoking panel will take place!

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Check out Jacksonville's 2023 Speakers

Check out
Jacksonville's
2023 Speakers

Stefania LaVie Owen

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Stefania LaVie Owen

Stefania LaVie Owen is best known for her breakout role as Dorrit Bradshaw in CW’s The Carrie Diaries opposite Anna Sophia Robb. The hit CW show followed Carrie Bradshaw during her junior year of high school in the early 1980’s, navigating her way through her teen years. Owen received critical acclaim for her performance as Ruthie Carmichael in Katie Holmes’ directorial debut, All We Had, an indie drama based on the best-selling novel of the same name about a fraught mother daughter relationship. Owen can be seen in the Netflix drama Sweet Tooth alongside Will Forte, executive produced by Robert Downey Jr. She is well known for her role in the 2015 holiday-fantasy film Krampus, opposite Adam Scott and Toni Collette. Owen also appeared alongside Matthew McConaughey in Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum. In the Hulu original series Chance, Owen starred opposite Hugh Laurie and Dianne Farr in a story of a forensic neuro-psychiatrist (Laurie) who reluctantly enters a dangerous and violent world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. In January 2017, Owen made her off-Broadway debut alongside Lucas Hedges and Justice Smith in MCC Theater’s adaptation of Yen, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play. Other credits include the coming of age story about finding JD Salinger in Coming Through the Rye, where Owen starred opposite Alex Wolff and Chris Cooper, The Lovely Bones opposite Saoirse Ronan, and in and the Netflix series Messiah, helmed by Michael Petroni. Born in Miami, and raised in New Zealand, she currently splits her time between New Zealand, New York and Los Angeles. She enjoys fashion, yoga and dancing.

Lindsey Jacobellis

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Lindsey Jacobellis

Lindsey Jacobellis is a ten-time snowboardcross X Games Gold medalist, who holds the record for the most X Games Gold medals of any female snowboarder in history. She is also a 5-time member of the US Olympic Team and a 2-time 2022 Olympic Gold medalist.

Donna Orender

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Donna Orender

Donna Orender is a highly respected corporate business leader having led growth and innovation in several high-profile companies. She has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports and one of Newsweeks100 most Influential people in the business of sports and is a best-selling author with her 2018 release of Wowsdom! the Girl’s Guide to the Positive and the Possible. Donna has been a recipient of the March of Dimes Sports Leadership Award and was honored by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Entertainment, Media and Communications Division for her dedication to the community. A Hall of Fame athlete at Queens College, her business acumen and experience make her a sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, teamwork, motivation and gender/diversity issues.

General Trevino

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General Trevino

Gen. Alice W. Treviño serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. She is responsible for all aspects of contracting relating to the acquisition of weapons systems, logistics, operational and enterprise efforts for the Air Force and provides contingency contracting support to the geographic combatant commanders. She leads a highly skilled staff of mission-focused business leaders and acquisition change agents to deliver $825 billion in United States Air Force and Space Force platforms. Additionally, she is the Contracting Career Field Manager for over 8,000 professionals, who execute programs worth ~$70 billion annually for the Department of the Air Force.

Taylor Manson

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Taylor Manson

Taylor is an Olympic bronze medalist who competed in the mixed 4x400 relay in Tokyo 2020. She is a two-time alumna of the University of Florida where she studied Health Education & Behaviors. Her interests in that field are health disparities and epidemiology. During her time at Florida, her many career highlights include Two-time All-SEC Outdoor Second Team (2018, 2019), Two-time All-SEC Indoor Second Team (2019, 2021), 2020 USTFCCCA Indoor All-American (400m & 4x400m) and 2021 Indoor First-Team All-American (4x400m) to name a few. Taylor first represented Team USA in the 2018 World Under 20 Championship in Tampere, Finland where she won the Bronze Medal in the individual 400m, and the Gold medal in the Women's 4x400m relay. In 2021, Taylor made the 2020(one) U.S. Summer Olympic Track & Field Team and helped her team win the Bronze Medal in Tokyo in the 4x400-meter mixed relay. She is now running professionally and training with her same collegiate coach, Coach Mike Holloway, in Gainesville, Florida.

Liz Mercado

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Liz Mercado

Liz Mercado is the Vice President of Operations for CSI's Coding and Clinical Integrity division, helping to drive the company's expansion and resilience in a rapidly evolving market. With over 12 years of experience at CSI, Liz is known for her innovation and relentless leadership. She is currently assisting the company's efforts to expand into new areas of business while successfully navigating the complexities of the healthcare systems, ensuring CSI's services align with client needs. Additionally, she plays a vital role in CSI's initiative to cultivate a pipeline of coders, addressing the growing demand in the industry. Beyond her professional achievements, Liz finds joy in hosting family and friends for gatherings and cherishing time with her two children and husband. Liz's dedication to creating an empowering environment for women is evident in her advocacy for female leadership both within and outside the workplace. Her drive, determination, and commitment continue to inspire her team and peers to strive for excellence in everything they do.

Anne Hoverson

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Anne Hoverson

Anne Hoverson serves as Vice President, Enterprise Digital Transformation. In this role, which she assumed in March 2019, she is responsible for leading digital strategy development and the implementation of digital capabilities for customers, providers, brokers, benefit administrators and GuideWell employees. Hoverson has held a series of progressively responsible roles within the health solutions enterprise in her 10 years of service. Prior to assuming her current role, she was Senior Director, Digital Channels at GuideWell Connect, the enterprise’s health care consumer marketing, sales and engagement company. Previous roles with the company included IT Manager; Senior Manager, Retail Program Development; and Retail Marketing Communications Manager within the Experiential Marketing team. Prior to joining the GuideWell enterprise, Hoverson served as Northeast Florida Regional Marketing Manager and later, Corporate Marketing Services Manager at LandMar Group, LLC/Crescent Resources, LLC, where she created marketing plans and strategies for master-planned communities across Florida and Georgia. She began her career with The St. Joe Company, a real estate development and asset management company. Throughout her career, she has been active in community organizations and currently serves as Executive Sponsor on GuideWell’s Women’s Interactive Network (WIN) Board and is a board member of the GuideWell Political Action Committee (GPAC). Hoverson attended the University of Houston where she studied biology and business administration, and holds certifications in paralegal studies, pragmatic marketing and agile development.

Katie Butchino

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Katie Butchino

Katie was born and raised in the state of Florida and has been with iHeartRadio since early 2017. She has spent most of her time in Tampa where she grew up and recently moved to Jacksonville. Always out at community events and trying new restaurants, she is almost guaranteed to be out in the community doing something. She says her favorite things in life are traveling, food, family and animals, especially her dog! Find Katie on The Big Show with Robbie & John from 5-10am during the week and doing her own midday show from 10am-3PM on 99.1 WQIK.