Motivational Quotes from our Honorees


Senior Director of Corporate Human Resources

Steiner Management Service, LLC

“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”

– Dalai Lama


Aaron Greenberg

Director of Employee Services

Lynn University

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.”

– Fitzhugh Mullan


Michele Henderson

Senior Vice President Human Resources

Convey Health Solutions

“Failing to plan, is planning to fail.”

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”


Lynn Hubert

Vice President and Head of Human Resources for The Americas

Silversea Cruises

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

-Maya Angelou


Colin Mcdonald

Senior Director of Human Resources & Talent Acquisition

Cross Country Healthcare

“Achievement never stops, even when you reach the top, high achievers only keep aiming higher.”


Ilene Nelson

Vice President of Human Resources

OPKO Health, Inc.

“Always raise your hand to volunteer.”


Olga Patarroyo

Senior Human Resources Director


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams


Jackie Roca

Director of Human Resources

YMCA of South Florida

“Always do your best, and I treat people how I would like to be treated.”


Lisa-Ann Bannis-Matthew

Director of Human Resources and Recruiting

BMI Elite

“I wish to do something great and wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful.”

– Albert Einstein


Lourdes Rey-Wilson

Director of Human Resources and Recruitment


“Start today with a renewed commitment to excellence and anticipate success”

“To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe.”


Brian Barton

Corporate Director of Human Resources

MDM Hotel Group

“By swimming upstream, against the current, eventually one will reach fresh water.”


Ken Finneran

Head of Human Resources

National Beverage Corp.

“Leadership is not about a title or designation; it’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Strive for these instead to reach your leadership potential.”


Barb Matias

Executive Director of Human Resources

Palm Beach State College

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

― Maya Angelou


Michael Pustizzi

Vice President of Human Resources

Univision Communications Inc.

“Your Work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matter of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

-Steve Jobs


Tony Dinkins

Vice President of Human Resources

Cable & Wireless


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”


Mike Estrada

Vice President of Human Resources

Costa Farms

“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant. ”

(Mark 10:43)


Peter Gloggner

Vice President and

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jupiter Medical Center

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

-Vince Lombardi


Julie Staub

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Jackson Health System

“Begin with the end in mind.”

-Stephen Covey


Jacqueline Torre

Vice President of Human Resources

United HealthCare

“Stay positive, work hard &

just make it happen!!”


Anthony Katz

Vice President of Human Resources

C3/Customer ContactChannels

“The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.”

– Isaac Asimov


Michelle Eisner

Chief Human Resources and Talent Officer

Hollander Sleep Products

“Growing up poor and one of seven children with a single mom, it sometimes was difficult seeing possibilities. I have such gratitude for those that believed in me through the years and encouraged me to dream and achieve personal and professional success. I strive to never forget that and to think about how I do the same for others.”

-Michelle Eisner


Renee Venezia

Executive Director of Human Resources

Nova Southeastern University

“Sometimes leadership is planting trees under whose shade you’ll never sit.”

-Jennifer M. Granholm


Michelle Hedges

EVP, Chief Talent and Knowledge Officer

Power Financial Credit Union

“Words are important, but actions are powerful.”


Barbra Rocha

Director of Human Capital

Gold Coast Beverage, LLC

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Vince Lombardi

Bob Tenzer

Executive Coordinator of

Team Member Services

Whole Foods Market

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.”

– Alan K. Simpson


Dr. Jaffus Hardrick

Vice President of Human Resources &

Vice Provost for Student

Access & Success

Florida International University

“Success is built on relationships”


Milton Rodriguez

Human Resource Manager for

Florida and Puerto Rico


“What we can conceive in our mind; we can achieve in our life. Nobody can stop you from achieving your goals but yourself”


Lori Welch

Director of Human Resources

Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC

“Your actions speak so loudly

that I can hardly hear your words”

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