Current Officers

2018-2019 - Cindy Schmitt President

National speaker and trainer, Cindy Schmitt, has over 20 years of experience in the fields of training, performance management and process improvement. Her experience includes motivational speaking, performance management training, and process improvement consulting for schools, non-profit organizations, businesses and governmental agencies across the United States.Cindy holds a Bachelor's of Professional Studies from Barry University and a Master's in Computer Information Systems from Florida Tech. Cindy has served on numerous boards and committees at local, state, and national levels. Cindy Schmitt's realistic, upbeat, and systematic approach has earned her recognition as a leader in her field. Two such honors include Air Force Space Command Training Director of the Year, and the Air Force Professional Performer Award given to the top 5%.Currently, Cindy is the Senior Director of Continuing Education programs at Florida Institute of Technology, which includes the Applied Behavior Analysis Professional Development Program that is offered live and through distance learning. She is currently involved in research involving instructional technology in the online learning environment. Her passion is discovering and experimenting with new learning technologies.

2018-2019 - Maria Sulick Vice-President

Born and raised here on the Space Coast, Maria graduated from Titusville High School and attended Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College) and the University of Central Florida, where she studied Business Administration.    For a period of about six years, Maria lived in St. Paul, Minnesota where she started a family.  Maria returned to Brevard County in 1998 and moved to Indian Harbour Beach where both her son and daughter attended the local public schools.  Maria was, and still is today, very involved with the Brevard Public school system, where she served in various positions on the Parent and Teachers Organization at Ocean Breeze Elementary, as well as volunteering regularly in the classroom and participating in the mentoring program. 

During this time, Maria and her sisters acquired a small business in which Maria held the position of Chief Financial Officer.  This small business led to her involvement with the Women’s Business Center at FIT, where their company was one of the first to participate in the business mentor program now known as IGNITE 360.  After the sale of their family business, Maria began her career in the Financial Services Industry.  She also returned to school at Eastern Florida State College and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in General Business Management.  Maria holds several Financial Service licenses including the FINRA Series 7 and 66, as well as the Florida State Life and Annuity License.  In her free time, Maria enjoys Bikram yoga, tennis, and spending time with her husband, Bill, and Springer Spaniel, Molly as well as the rest of her family, which is scattered throughout Brevard county and Orlando.  Maria joined ABWA last year and looks forward to serving on the board and participating in an organization that nurtures the professional and personal growth of our local women.

2018-2019 - Tenille Perry Secretary

Born in Dallas, Texas, Tenille Perry moved to Brevard County, Florida in 1990.  She graduated from Palm Bay High school in 1995, and then started focusing on a career in the insurance industry in the year 2000.  Since high school, Tenille has always wanted to do something to help people, but she was at a loss as to what to do until she started in the mail room of an underwriting insurance company.  She soon took to the insurance world like a duck to water.  Within six months of getting into the industry, Tenille was running a division of the auto department then transferred to the state insurance side.  After two years in the underwriting field, Tenille desired to have more opportunity to use the knowledge that she had learned to educate the public, so she migrated into the agency side of the business.

In the agency field, Tenille has worked for State Farm and Allstate for many years, focusing on all aspects of the insurance industry with primary focus on customer relations to show her clients how to fully protect what they have worked so hard for.  Now, as an Account Manager with an independent agency, Mack Insurance Group, Tenille has been able to share her knowledge and broaden the company availability to her clients, with more than 100 companies to offer.  

Tenille’s daughter, age 18, is now old enough to allow Tenille to enjoy additional free time, so she joined the ABWA as a continued avenue to be able to learn a great deal from the brilliant women in the organization, and to further her knowledge in many different areas.

2018-2019 - Christina Glore Treasurer

Christina was born in Raleigh, NC and moved to Florida when her parents were transferred to Patrick Air Force Base. She received her Associates Degree from Eastern Florida State College and completed her education in Orlando, where she graduated from Sanford Brown College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Retail Merchandise Management. Christina relocated to Melbourne in 2017, and currently works as the Learning Management Systems Coordinator for the Florida Institute of Technology, where she builds and maintains online courses in Applied Behavior Analysis for the Continuing Education department of Florida Tech, serving approximately 3,400 students every quarter.Christina joined ABWA in June 2017 and has served as  the Chapter’s Treasurer since August 2018. 

 
 

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