Fierce 2017

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.


  • 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



2017 Fierce Awards 7.10.17

The 2017 Fierce Awards, presented by D. E. Scorpio Corporation, showcased and awarded important women in the community who excel both in business and in being strong, talented women. You can fine the photos for the event here and the photobooth photos here.