Featured Speakers Dr. Judy Genshaft
President and CEO/Corporate Secretary
University of South Florida
Since 2000, President Genshaft has led USF to become one of the fastest growing research universities in the nation with a focus on innovation. She is one of the region's most well-regarded women leaders, has served as chair of three critical economic development engines: The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Partnership and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100. In 2008, President Genshaft was inducted into the 2008 Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame, recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as the 2007 Business Woman of the Year, and recognized by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Presents Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence Award.
Globally, she has been honored with the Global Leadership Award by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn in Bangkok, Thailand, The Captain of Education Award from Hadassah College in Jerusalem, Israel and as the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate in Literature from Yeungnam University, South Korea.
President Genshaft is a native of Ohio and earned her baccalaureate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and both her Masters and Doctoral degrees from Kent State University. The author or co-author of more than 75 journal articles, edited and authored three books on gifted education and intellectual assessment and also contributed chapters, essays and articles to more than 20 books, journals and publications.
With a Special Introduction by:
Randy Berridge, President
Florida High Tech Corridor Council