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February 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$18 – $27
February’s Lunch Program
Kerri Stewart, Vice President & Chief Customer Officer with JEA
Kerri Stewart joined JEA as Chief Customer Officer in 2017, bringing more than 14 years of experience to the organization. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff for Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Lenny Curry, providing policy and public affairs guidance to the mayor.
Prior to returning to the City of Jacksonville, Ms. Stewart was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Infinity Global Solutions. Drawing on her extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, she focused on assisting clients in the areas of government privatization, public infrastructure development, general management consulting and government relations. She also served as interim president of Visit Jacksonville, Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville as part of her management consulting practice.
Prior to joining IGS, Ms. Stewart served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Jacksonville/Duval County, Florida under Mayor John Peyton and Mayor Alvin Brown. In this role, she oversaw day-to-day government operations for the city, including directing a nearly 5,000-member workforce and managing the $1 billion municipal budget and $164 million annual capital improvement plan.
During her first tenure with the City of Jacksonville, Ms. Stewart led several successful privatization studies and implementations, and she has shared her experiences in this area at a variety of conferences and other professional venues. During her years of public service, Ms. Stewart also served as director of the city’s Housing and Neighborhoods Department, created the Office of Operational Efficiency (now known as the Inspector General’s Office), and served as a policy advisor to Mayor Peyton.
Prior to joining the City of Jacksonville, Ms. Stewart worked as a Program Manager for Alltel Information Systems in Leeds, UK and Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida’s Coggin School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, double-majoring in Marketing and Management and holds a certificate in Business Analytics from the Harvard Schools of Business (HBS) and Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).
Stephen Hudson, Digital Mark Company
Stephen began his career with computers in 1985 when he joined the United States Navy as a Data Analyst. He is an Iraqi War “Desert Storm” and “Desert Shield” veteran and retired in 2005 with 20 years of active duty service. He co-founded Digital Mark Company, LLC with his wife Trudy in March of 2016. Their company focuses on providing high quality digital marketing services, which includes SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Social Media Management, Business Listings, Website development and consulting for business owners in all industries. They also provide aerial drone video and photography services. Stephen holds a BS in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a MS in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University and is also an Adjunct Professor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teaching courses in Aeronautical Science and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Stephen is a musician in his free time and also loves to play golf and spending time with his wife and 4 children on the beaches of Florida and is very active in his Church and the local community Digital Mark Company, LLC (904) 547-2736 https://digitalmarkco.com Event Cost: Mandarin Council Members pre-pay– $18 Register Today! Member at-the-door: $27 Please use this link if you are not a member of the Mandarin Council. Non-Members / Visitors / JAX Chamber Members pre-pay– $23 Register Today! Non-Member at-the-door: $27