Florida Speakers Association 2021-2022 Board of Directors
Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D.
Rachel Cartwright, PhD, RN, LHRM is an expert on healthcare quality and regulatory compliance. She is a keynote and seminar speaker for the healthcare industry in addition to providing expert testimony in the legal arena.
Peter Palmer is a retired Firefighter-Paramedic that spent over a decade in the Public Safety field. He is a motivational speaker and real estate investment coach nationwide, a realtor specializing in income properties, 1031 tax exchanges, and self-directed IRA investing. He also produces a variety of events, from trade-shows to private (high-end) networking events.
Laura Bonich is all about purpose, people, and performance. She has worked with/for companies such as Burger King, H.J. Heinz, Kerry Ingredients and Campbell’s. She has developed and implemented national/global strategies that increased sales growth 20-50%, spearheaded multi-million-dollar portfolios and led projects from ideation to commercialization. With over 20 years in the Food & Beverage industry, Laura has experience in sales, purchasing, marketing, recruiting and executive coaching.
Alexandra Demosthenes, CPA, CFP
Alexandra has been practicing as a Certified Public Accountant and financial planner for more than 10 years. She works with small business owners to navigate the complicated tax code, reduce their taxes, and gain more clarity around their financial numbers so they can focus on the things they are best at, running their business!
Dean, Speakers Academy
Kim Beckett helps sales leaders move their sales teams from good to great. Through her comprehensive sales program called EVOLVE, she shows sales pros how to leverage up-to-date, research-backed sales strategies that work in today’s virtual environment. The manager module guides managers through a simple coaching accountability process to ensure positive behavior change.
Immediate Past President
FSA Speaker Academy alumni and veteran speaker in the hospitality industry. James is currently the Associate Pastor of Celebration Community Beach Church, one of, if not the largest full-time, outdoor ministries in America.