Leadership Team

Kari Schori
Network Director

Kari Schori is an experienced IT Leader with more than a decade of exposure to growing and developing the technical side of an IT Department. Kari currently serves as CIO at West Point Insurance Services. Kari has helped to grow SDLC processes at West Point Insurance Services to help ensure on time and on target deliveries while continuing to look for improvements in time delivery. Kari has a passion for data and is always looking for Business Intelligence Improvements and opportunities. Kari is the current Executive Network Director for the WITI Tampa Bay Chapter and is thrilled to bring her expertise in technology and leadership to the group. She hopes to help propel the group to the next level through encouraging all members to contribute and leverage their ideas.

Lindsay Brookins
Registration Chair

Lindsay Brookins is a Senior Business Analyst with West Point Insurance Services, located in Pinellas Park, FL. Lindsay's role with WPIS includes maintaining existing clients' websites, assisting with new client/product implementations as well mentoring Junior Business Analysts. Lindsay has grown in her career over the last decade, at WPIS; starting out as Customer Service Representative, then moving to an Underwriter, and eventually moving to the IT Department. In her transition into the IT Department, Lindsay began as a Quality Assurance Analyst, eventually moving into a Business Analyst role in 2010 which is where she found her niche. Lindsay is the current Administrative/Project Management Chair for the WITI Tampa Bay Chapter and looks forward to being more involved with this amazing network of women. Prior to her involvement with WITI, Lindsay has been an active member with Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay.

Ashley Putnam
Sponsorship Co Chair

Ashley Putnam is an experienced Account Executive for ERPA Group, with a demonstrated history in Information Technology. Ashley has spent her career providing her customers with technology resources and innovative solutions. Ashley is established in the Tampa Tech community. Prior to joining ERPA, Ashley was one of the first employees hired to grow the Tampa branch of Princeton Information. Ashley is passionate about the Tampa Bay Tech community and has been involved with WITI since 2013.

Ashley is excited to join the 2019 leadership team and be a part of the strategic Corporate Alliance team.

Jennifer Whorton
Community Relations Chair

Jennifer is a Data Analyst with West Point Insurance Services. She specializes in business analysis and report development. Prior to joining WPI she got her start in insurance by working her way through industry leaders Mercer and Progressive, where she championed efforts to help consumers better understand insurance products.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Critical Thinking from the University of Massachusetts, and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. While interning at the Library of Congress she discovered a passion for data management and analysis, which she now channels to add value to WPI's business services.

Prior to her involvement with WITI, Jennifer has been an active member of Suncoast Information Specialists and the Florida Library Association.

Jane Barr
Sponsorship/Alliance Chair

Jane Barr is the Author of WiseWoman Leadership, a Speaker and Executive Coach promoting the growth of women leaders in technology. Clients reach out to Jane for fresh thinking, an independent sounding board and decision support. For 30 years Jane lead system re-engineering projects with national retailers such as CVS, GAP and REI. She knows what it takes to deliver projects on time and on budget, to build strong teams and to generate business worth millions of dollars.

Barr's coaching certifications include: iPEC Energy Leadership, High Power Presentations, Relationship Savvy, Dale Carnegie Leadership and Communication, and Perfect Customers.

When not coaching, Jane enjoys time with friends, reading, yoga and the occasional white water rafting trip and sky diving adventure.

Susan Garrett
Membership Chair

Dr. Susan Garrett has had many roles in education: high school teacher, university professor, administrator and executive. Her experience in the corporate world includes: organizational consultant, software designer, trainer, instructional designer, professional development consultant and learning strategist, as well as entrepreneur. Dr. Garrett is currently the Program Director for Industry Certifications in the Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Distributive Education, a Master's of Education in Instructional Technology, and a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Instructional Technology.