SPEAKER LIST – 2019

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Susy Alvarez-Diaz
University of Miami, Lecturer

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Susy Alvarez-Díaz teaches undergraduate entrepreneurship courses through the Department of Management at the University of Miami Business School and graduate entrepreneurship courses in the MVSIO program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She has been teaching at the college level over the last 15 years. She is the former director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the University of Miami where she more than doubled enrollment, tripled the participation in the annual Business Plan Competition and hosted ABC’s Shark Tank two years in a row, the only university in all of Florida to do so. Mrs. Alvarez-Diaz graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Finance and Marketing. She then went on to complete a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Management. She has almost 30 years’ experience in marketing and corporate communications including public relations, branding, internal communications, public affairs, and community and university relations. As an entrepreneur for the last 17 years, she currently owns ADG Omnimedia, a public relations & marketing firm in Miami, Florida. She served as a coach for Babson College’s inaugural class of WIN Lab in Miami and a mentor at Miami Dade College’s Idea Center. Alvarez-Diaz is regularly featured in national media outlets such as CNN Español and was presented with the Excellence in Teaching award from the Miami Business School in 2018. Currently, she is the faculty advisor for Women in Business and uStart. Previously, Alvarez-Diaz worked for Hewlett-Packard’s Latin America Region launching marketing campaigns and promotions with sales distributors. As the Latin America Region Communications and Public Relations Manager, she then worked on the successful and historic IPO of HP’s spin-off, Agilent Technologies, Inc. She also served as the media and PR consultant to the President and CEO during his VIP visits to the region.
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