Heather Geronemus Ultimate Software

Difference Maker

EWLC Leadership Award

Heather Geronemus

Director, Public Relations & Social Responsibility,  Ultimate Software

Heather began her career at Ultimate Software in Marketing in 2010, promoting the company’s cloud based-human capital management and employee experience solutions.  Heather now serves on the Public Relation team for the firm, overseeing Media, Customer & Community Relations. Ultimate is one of South Florida’s most respected technology businesses, supporting customers including the Miami HEAT, Bloomin’ Brands, Feeding America, SUBWAY, and Yamaha Corporation of America.  

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Brett Beveridge EWLC Leadership Awards

Powerful Influencer

EWLC Leadership Award

Brett Beveridge

Founder & CEO,  T-ROC Global

A serial entrepreneur who thrives on building businesses from the ground up and always being at the forefront of technology. T-ROC Global is devoted to the wireless, electronics, software and retail industries, assisting many big-box retailers and Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Sprint, AT&T, Walmart, Comcast and many more. Beveridge believes in combining people and technology to help companies reduce costs and increase sales whilst always exceeding customers’ expectations.

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Penny Shaffer EWLC Leadership Awards

Leading Change

EWLC Leadership Award

Penny Shaffer

Market President South Florida, Florida Blue

Penny Shaffer is the Florida Blue market president for South Florida, responsible for the company’s business operations in an eight-county region from the Keys north to the Treasure Coast. Prior to joining Florida Blue in 2006, Shaffer served as vice president of Global Services for the Americas region at AT&T. During her 26-year career at AT&T, she held various executive positions in sales, service, quality management and global operations. 

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Erik C. Sussman EWLC Leadership Awards

Accredited Investor in Gender Inclusion

EWLC Leadership Award

Erik Sussman

President, Mass Mutual Financial Group

Prior to joining MassMutual South Florida, Erik served as a Managing Partner of John Hancock Financial Network in Miami. Erik has extensive experience developing and increasing the growth and development of companies and financial associates he has worked with. He has received numerous industry awards for his leadership and management skills. Erik entered the financial services industry right out of college with AXA Advisors in the greater New York area, and was quickly promoted into sales management.

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