Board Members

Vicki Tate – President

Originally from New York City, Vicki has lived in Palm Beach County since 1985  beginning her career as a professional recruiter with a concentration in the fields of Financial and Legal Services.  Her natural ability to connect like-minded women, along with a lifetime of philanthropy, led her to found the Alliance of Women Executives (AWE).  Vicki is Vice President of the Henry Nias Foundation as well as an active member of it’s Board of Directors, a member of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Foundation for Women and Economic Literacy, a past board member of the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, and a board member in her homeowners association.  She has volunteered with Hospice of Palm Beach County, Florida Poodle Rescue, Relay for Life, and is a member of the Cancer Prevention Study -3 as well as a member of Women’s Master Networking.

Terri Dew – Vice President of Finance

Terri Dew is active in Palm Beach County both personally and professionally. She is the Administrator of Abacoa Golf Club and helped create Chip-N-Sip, a group dedicated to growing the game of golf for women in North Palm Beach. She is an owner and office manager of Sports Field Management, a company that manages the athletic fields at Florida Atlantic University. Terri is an active member of the Abacoa Town Council, she serves on the Small Business Advisory Council of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, chairs the Digital Marketing Series Committee and is on the Membership Committee. Terri supports local charities including Relay for Life as a team leader, Friends in Pink, The American Cancer Society and The American Diabetes Association. Terri and her husband actively support Take Stock in Children, the Palm Beach County Golf Association, the Florida State Golf Association and The Society of Seniors.

Barbara Shafer – Secretary

Barbara Shafer came to Palm Beach county in 2000 from the northeast while advancing her marketing/publishing career. She currently works at the Hanley Foundation as Director of Education. Barbara participated in the HGTC Addiction Lecture Series in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2016 and has now made it her mission to help others that have been affected by addiction and/or have lost children to addiction. Barbara has participated in numerous local community organizations including the Palm Beach North Chamber, is a member of Compassionate Friends and an ambassador for Sparking Life and ALwayS for ALS, Inc. Barbara is a member of US Masters Swimming, USA Triathlons, and has competed in numerous marathons and triathlons both locally and internationally.

Sharon McCormick – VP Digital Communications

As a resident of Palm Beach County since 1989, Sharon McCormick has spent countless hours volunteering with several local organizations, including over 12 years of volunteer service with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches. Sharon has also been a member or chair of several fundraising event planning committees that have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local organizations over the years including the Armory Art Center, the American Heart Association and the Center for Information and Crisis Services/211. She is currently the Director of Marketing for Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA), a firm well-known throughout the state for reinventing cities. Her passion for community and making places that people want to call home made her connection to the Alliance of Women Executives a perfect fit.


Roni Gudell Puleo – Director of Development

Roni Gudell Puleo has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Managing some of the largest institutional accounts in the country, Roni is excited to call Palm Beach County her home. She has always made time to be involved with charitable organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Arthritis Foundation, CCALS (Compassionate Care ALS) and IIG (Invest in Girls).

Following her desire to share her professional experience, Roni is excited to be involved with the Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) to help the next generation of women achieve their goals. Serving in the role of Director of Development taps into her heart-felt passion to give back to our community.