Past Pres & BSA/AML Regulator Panel
May 16, 2018
Cyber Security Panel
October 17, 2018

To retain valuable employees and develop future leaders, it is crucial to understand employee career objectives and align them with organizational goals. Managing a multigenerational workforce calls for a Supervisor that understands what motivates his/her team, knows how to keep them engaged and how to address transition and change. By encouraging a positive culture through mentoring, and by knowing the pitfalls that can be detrimental in the workplace, supervisors can ensure that employees take an active role in teamwork and administering best practices throughout their organization. These factors all lead to happier employees and a better retention rate for a stronger, more effective organization.

Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cocktail:  5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm

Miami Airport Hilton
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Early registration on or before 10th Of September at 5:00 pm:

  • Member $65.00
  • Non-Member $125.00

At Door Registration:

  • Member $100.00
  • Non-Member $160.00


Patricia Hernandez, Esq., Shareholder, Avila, Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri, P.A.

A founding partner of ARHMF, Patricia M. Hernandez focuses on corporate and financial services, particularly in counseling businesses, including banks and financial services companies, in varied legal issues. Ms. Hernandez has extensive experience in representing domestic and international financial institutions and other financial businesses in all aspects of regulatory, compliance, lending, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional matters. Ms. Hernandez regularly represents clients before the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and other regulatory agencies and assists banks in negotiating and complying with enforcement actions. She has extensive knowledge in privacy and compliance with the requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and has achieved specific knowledge in lending transactions, including asset-backed, trade-finance, factoring and Ex-Im Bank financing. She also has extensive practice in counseling U.S. and foreign clients on the effects of Regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regarding Cuba and other embargoes. For the last three years, Ms. Hernandez has served as General Counsel to the Florida International Bankers Association. She also serves on the Banking Law Advisory Panel for the ALI-CLE of the American Law Institute, as well as a Board Member of the South Florida Banking Institute. Ms. Hernandez has exceptional experience in other general corporate matters, including acquisitions, formation of entities and review and preparation of contracts for all types of transactions. She regularly counsels foreign businesses who wish to launch their products and services in the U.S.


Ivelices Linares Thomas, Esq., Founder & Chief Executive Officer HR & Beyond

Ivelices Linares Thomas is a results-driven Human Resources Executive, accomplished Labor & Employment Attorney and the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of HR & Beyond, a leading human capital advisory firm specializing in providing organizations with actionable workplace strategies to ensure their HR practices, policies, leadership, talent and culture are effective, compliant and aligned with their business objectives. A proven architect of transformational initiatives critical to business and operational success, Ivelices was recently recognized as one of South Florida’s Most Influential Business Women for 2018 by the South Florida Business Journal. Prior to founding her advisory firm, Ivelices was Vice President and Head of Human Resources & Compliance for GardaWorld Cash Services where she led a national team of human resources and regulatory compliance professionals across the U.S., furthering the organization’s national human capital management strategy in support of executive leadership and growth goals while promoting initiatives necessary to foster healthy workplace culture for over 8,000 employees. A thought leader and continuous contributor to her profession, Ivelices is a frequent speaker on workplace challenges and solutions, and has been a leading contributor to the dialogue on human capital trends as a contributing writer for Forbes Online as well as through her blog where she shares her perspectives and learned lessons of identifying challenges and developing a strategy to resolve them for the betterment of organizations and employees. Ivelices received her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, graduating Cum Laude, and has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Jonathan Beckerman, Esq., Shareholder – Littler, P.A. – Employment & Labor Law Solutions

A go-to resource in complex employment matters, Jonathan A. Beckerman leverages his legal experience and deep subject matter knowledge to achieve successful results on behalf of management-side clients. His proactive counsel helps employers identify and mitigate workforce risks. He also regularly interacts with state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), defending his client’s interests at every stage of the complaint/charge process – from investigations and negotiations to fact-finding conferences and administrative hearings. Mr. Beckerman has a B.A. from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center and was recently named The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018.

Christine Ramirez, Partner and Vice President – Dale Carnegie Training Southeast Florida

As Partner and Vice President of Dale Carnegie Training Southeast Florida, Christine Ramirez drives results for the Southeast Florida Market. She is a sought after speaker and coach in the areas of Sales, Leadership, Executive Presence, Succession Planning, the Multi-Generational Workforce, and Women in the Workplace. In 2017 she was recognized as one of Fort Lauderdale’s Most Powerful Women by Gold Coast Magazine. Christine has been asked to contribute to Dale Carnegie initiatives with Global Impact as an advisor established in 2016. for the 2016 re-branding, member of the Trainer Quality Board, and as a co-chair of the Global Day of Giving She previously served on the University of Central Florida Alumni Association Board of Directors, and the United Way of Broward County Women’s Leadership Council. A University of Central Florida graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Organization and Interpersonal Communication, Christine’s studies also included Leadership Studies and Non-profit Management. Christine worked for the UCF department of Leadership Studies developing and delivering leadership program to college students before joining the Dale Carnegie team in 2008.

At Dale Carnegie, we invigorate your employees by drawing out their natural strengths, building the courage and confidence they need to take command of their role and achieve the unexpected. As we help them excel, your employees will gain the trust and respect of the people around them, creating a culture that works harder for you at all levels of your organization. With more support, your team can take the lead in putting their ideas into action more efficiently, increasing their performance, along with your company’s, by working smarter at every step. For over 100 years, we’ve helped companies of all sizes generate revenue, increase productivity and reduce costs by revealing their bright and resourceful workforce. Together, we’ll set your team in motion and help your entire organization reach new heights, powered by the unique talents of your employees.

Sarah Gillet Couto, PCC, ELI-MP, Multilingual Leadership Coach – Transition & Change Management Expert

Sarah Gillet Couto is CEO and Founder of Gillet Couto Consulting. She’s an International change management expert who provides coaching, consulting and training for banks and financial institutions. She specializes in helping banks thrive through the uncertainty of change such as mergers, regulatory or management transitions as well as internal initiatives.

Her extensive leadership experience in the financial industry encompasses over 22 years of working directly with some of the world’s largest institutions like BNP Paribas, American Express, Standard Chartered Bank, and HSBC among others.

Sarah is as an award-winning executive with multicultural experience and a successful track record in Europe and the Americas.

Sarah has delivered coaching and training programs as well as seminars for organizations such as Americaribe, Banco BHD Leon, Banco do Brasil, Banco Popular, Banco Santa Cruz, BanReservas, Charles Schwatz, Davivienda, Estée Lauder, Florida International Banking Association (FIBA), and HSBC.

In her downtime, Sarah can be found having fun with her amazing three children, cooking, practicing aqua fitness, or volunteering on missionary trips to Cuba and Peru to support the work of local churches.

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