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 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.

Sharon McCormick – Secretary

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.

Randy Ballen – Treasurer

Born and raised in New York, Randy Ballen has lived in Palm Beach County for over 20 years. Her background includes Management and Accounting, and she now runs her own bookkeeping firm. Randy has worked with several local non-profits including The Pet Cottage, Wellington Ballet Theatre, aZul for Better Living, and Palm Beach Dramaworks. The mission of the Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) is quite special to her as it combines her passion for empowering women with her love of education. Randy is a member of several local groups including the Chamber of the Palm Beaches, Women’s Master Networking and Women of Worth & Will.

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.

Debbie Wemyss – Director of Communications

A South Florida resident since 1979, Debbie Wemyss (weemz) hails from New England and has a three-decade background in PR, marketing, and fundraising for corporations and nonprofits. She Founded DW Consulting Solutions LLC in 2011 to offer expert coaching to individuals and corporations to use LinkedIn as a powerful branding and marketing tool. Debbie is an active volunteer with SCORE Palm Beach, SCORE Broward and a long-time member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and also belongs to several professional women’s organizations. As an entrepreneur, the mission of the Alliance of Women Executives (AWE) strikes a special chord in Debbie’s heart.