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Event Date:  Thursday, May 30, 2024

Times: 5:30pm – 9pm

Location: Granville Plantation, 760 SW 202nd St, Newberry, FL 32669

Dress: Formal

 

Purchase Tickets: Eventbrite

Ticket Admission: Includes an hour of networking, selection of wine, hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, sit down dinner, the keynote speaker presentation and awards ceremony.

 

Schedule

5:30-6:30 Networking & Cocktails
6:30-7:00 Dinner Begins
7:00-7:45 Keynote Lacey Jones
7:45-9:00 Awards Presentation

 

Appetizers & Dinner: Sweetwater Catering Co

Desserts: Cake Crazzie llc

Beer & Wine: The Good Pour

Ticket Admission Includes:

  • networking hour
  • selection of wine & beer
  • hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour
  • sit down dinner
  • keynote speaker presentation
  • awards ceremony

Lacy Jones

Bio

Lacey Jones is a recognized thought leader in strategic communications and marketing for both public and private companies. Lacey is currently the Marketing Officer and Associate Vice President of Revenue Operations for Infotech. With over 12 years experience focused on building effective teams, she enjoys advancing companies by helping others see the power of strong branding and communications. In 2020, Lacey received national recognition as one of the Top 50 Women Leaders in the software technology industry. Additionally, Lacey is a 2023 Fierce Award recipient, recognized for her outstanding leadership in the Alachua County area.

Lacey holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Florida. She currently lives in Alachua, Fla., with her husband and two young children. In her spare time, she writes devotional content on her Instagram @red.headedboymom, which focuses on encouraging other moms to always choose faith in Jesus.

Keynote Description

Being fierce is both a mindset and a lifestyle. Fierce is knowing you have a great amount of influence and making an intentional decision to use it for good. As a previous Fierce Award winner, Lacey Jones understands the importance of being the best version of yourself so you can help others pursue their full potential. Her story of career growth in a male-dominated industry, becoming an executive by age 30, is a testament to the power of a fierce woman. And, as a full-time working mom who has experienced extreme disappointment navigating unexpected health challenges with her daughter, she understands what it takes to not give up when life gets hard. Lacey will kick off Fierce Awards 2024 sharing her story and what it looks like to ignite the flame of being fierce.

Legacy Award

The annual Fierce Awards showcase women in our community who are influencers, leaders, and game-changers dedicated to improving Greater Gainesville. Fierce presents the LEGACY AWARD. This award recognizes one fierce woman who exemplifies qualities of trailblazing and committing to continuous improvement of the local community.

This year’s winner of the Legacy Award will be recognized for their achievements and hard work toward improving life in Greater Gainesville.

Past Winners

2023- Mary Chance, President/CEO of Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

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2024

Christina Caven
Cynthia W Curry
Dayna Miller
Debbie Frederick
Dr. Tracy Leibach
Heather Parker
Jane Kupfer
Jessica Vander Biezen
Mary Mele
Michelle Lee
Michele Lieberman
Monica Vosilla
Nina Grayson
Sarah Ingley
Shannon Miller
Shannon Reintgen
Michelle Vickers
Stevie Doyle
Taryn Rivera Buckley
Taylor Williams

2023

Staci Bertrand
Addison Bethea
Tatila Brock
Sarah Cain
Dr. Melissa Cere
Mary Chance
Tammy Dygert
Carrie Gratto
Ronna Jackson
Lacey Jones
Jennifer Lester
Melissa Long
Stephanie Marchman
Monica McMillen
Amber Miller
Shereka Nicole
Minde Prince O’Sullivan
Erin Porter
Christina Ramos
Brande Smith
Shannon Sumerlin
Zabel Thur de Koos
Kayla Turner
Dr. Miranda Whitmer

2018

Monika Baldwin
Lesley Banis
Ashley Banks
Carissa Blaser
Kara Bolton
Evangeline Tsibris Cummings
Heather Damron
Billie DeNunzio
Nancy Eckert
Chessie Flanders
Dr. Yvette Godet
Cecile Lynch
Jayne Moraski
Margarita Purvis
Dr. Jennifer Sager
Jeanne Singer
Stacey Steinberg
Usha Suryadevara
Dorothy Thomas
Julie Waldman
Betsy Whitaker
Dr. Heather White
Dr. Miranda Whitmer
Mary K. Wimsett
Marilyn Tubb

2017

Staccie Allen
Carly Barnes Dodd
Tara Blythe
Dr. Naima Brown
Joleen Cacciatore Miller
Mary Chase
Marcia Conwell
Magi Crawford
Deidre Dodd
Sara Emmanuel
Traci Gresham
Amy Howard
Leanna Iacobellis
Kim Jamerson
Kathleen Joseph
Melissa Mamatas
Amber McClave
Barzella Papa
Kathey Porter
Jenn Powell
Norinda Rosario Yancey
Rebecca Shinholser
Tiffany Thomas
Nicole Yucht

2016

Holly Bender
Yvette Carter
Sandy Chance
Melissa Curry
Susan Davenport
Debby Kinman-Ford
Debbie Lee
Virginia MacKoul
Carlee Marhefka
Brenda McDowell
Susan McQuillan
Jamalee Montgomery
Dana Nemenyi
Arpita Oselimo
Bobbie Robinson
Maureen Tartaglione
Jonelle Toothman
JoAnn Wilkes

2015

Jessica McKinney
Stephanie Gordon
Heidi Jones
Michele Brewer
Grace Horvath
Dr. Nicole Mullally
Carissa Blaser
Linda Bennett
June Porter Allen
Stacy Lang
Tarin Acaron
Natalya Bannister
Katheryn Sarantos
Sherry Kitchens
Jodi Hunt
Wanda Robinson
Janna Magette
Roberta Watson
Randi Elrad
Alissa Dragstedt
Kathy E. Viehe
Deborah V. Bowie
Susan Crowley
Alisha Kinman
Sherri Cousins
Sherry Houston
Jacquelyn Brooks
Della M. Tuten
Susannah Peddie
Lisa Magary
Sheena Asbell
Jennifer Denault

2024 NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED