Katie Tucker currently serves as a Senior Program Manager in Technology & Operations for Cbeyond. In this role, Katie is responsible for program management of building acquisition across all markets. Prior to this role, Katie served as a Marketing Program Manager for Cbeyond. Katie has worked in IT for more than a decade gaining a diverse skill set from various roles and organizations.
Katie gives back to the community where she lives and works by giving her time and talent to multiple organizations. She currently serves as Program Director of Signature Events for the WIT Women of the Year Awards. She has also volunteered in the past through Girls Get IT and served as Project Manager for the Women of the Year Awards. Most recently she took on a new role as Project Manager for the Girls Inc of Greater Atlanta “Strong, Smart & Bold Awards Luncheon”. Katie also serves a co-chair of Events for Cbeyond Women’s Network and on the CWN Member Education & Engagement Committee. She is also an active member of the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association and serves at Project Manager for the Membership Committee.
Katie earned her Bachelors of Business degree in marketing and management from Piedmont College and a Masters of Business Administration in Information Technology Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Ann Jacobs-Long/SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Ann Jacobs-Long is in her second year as Director of the Girls Get IT Program for the WIT Foundation. Ann joined SunTrust Banks, Inc. in December 2006 and holds the position of Group Vice President as Manager of Governance within the Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO). Ann’s management responsibilities include accountability for enterprise investment governance processes and the associated Program and Project Investment Policy, enterprise portfolio inventory and demand management, performance monitoring and executive reporting. Prior to joining SunTrust, Ann worked several years in the telecommunications industry, and has over fifteen years of experience in the project management field, providing senior leadership as a PMO Manager, Program, Project, and Portfolio Manager. Additionally, she has significant industry experience as an Industrial Engineer. Ann has attained an MBA/E-Business, and holds certifications of PMP (Project Management Professional) from PMI and Project Management Masters Certification from George Washington University.
Christina Critzer/SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Christina Critzer, Group Vice President and Delivery Manager with SunTrust Banks, Inc., brings 15+ years of experience in information technology to her Delivery Manager role in Enterprise Delivery Services. Christina leads and inspires a team in the delivery of technology projects with emphasis on Image & Capture to enable the business to better serve its clients.
Prior to joining SunTrust, Christina worked for The Home Depot (THD) providing innovation and deployment of technology to the stores. While at THD, Christina was a founding member of the I.T. Women’s Leadership Forum. Previously at the entrepreneurial, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Christina was an Information Systems Business Manager, acting as liaison to the business on strategic technology initiatives.
Christina’s experience in the technology industry focuses on relationships, program & project management, operations and process re-engineering. Christina has a B.S. in Management Science from Virginia Tech, an M.B.A. from Regis University, is PMP certified with the Project Management Institute and ITIL Service Manager certified. Christina spends her free time volunteering in the Women in Technology (WIT) program and serves on the board of her homeowner’s association.
Ashby L. Kent/Burr & Forman
Ashby L. Kent has practiced in Burr & Forman’s Litigation section since 2003 where she specializes in general commercial litigation. She has handled a wide variety of business disputes (tort and contract) for both plaintiffs and defendants, and her clients range from individuals and small businesses to large national financial institutions, including banks, lenders, mortgage companies and insurance companies.
Ashby represents her financial services clients in a variety of consumer finance and real estate matters, including actions for wrongful foreclosure, predatory lending, consumer protection law claims and other state and federal lender liability claims. In representing her title insurance clients, Ashby has handled numerous matters which involve evaluating and litigating bad faith claims, boundary line and easement disputes, one-half interest defects, lost or unrecorded security instruments issues, disputes over damages and loss valuations and other issues that frequently arise in the title insurance industry.
Ashby has nearly 10 years of experience litigating in Georgia’s state and federal courts, and has tried cases (bench and jury trials) in both. Additionally, she has successfully, efficiently and cost-effectively resolved numerous disputes through effective settlement negotiation and/or participation in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediation and arbitration.