Melanie Shoemaker Griffin, Alpha Sigma-Florida State, is a triple-graduate of Florida State University (Business Finance, 2003; MBA, 2006; JD, 2006). Melanie served as Alpha Sigma Chapter President; represented the chapter at Delta Zeta’s Centennial Convention and on the FSU Homecoming Court, winning Homecoming Princess Runner-Up; helped to found the Pi Alpha Chapter at the University of Florida; and received multiple Delta Zeta and Panhellenic awards and scholarships, including the national Florence Hood Miner and Grace Mason Lundy Awards.

After Florida State, Melanie’s entrepreneurial skills were honed for thirteen years at a prominent Florida corporate law firm where she served as a law clerk and then attorney from 2006-2019, the last five years of which she was an Equity Shareholder and the Managing Partner of the Tampa Office. In 2019, Melanie joined Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, an Am Law 200 firm that is the largest law firm in Tampa Bay, Of Counsel and Shumaker Advisors Florida as Senior Advisor, Business-to-Business Relationships. Since January 2022, she has served as the Secretary for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and leads Florida’s regulation of more than 1.4 million licensees across more than 30 fields of industry.

In 2017, she founded Spread Your Sunshine to effect positive change by offering unique inspirational products in the marketplace and consulting entrepreneurs and small business owners on best practices. As an inspirational speaker in high demand, Melanie has appeared on national and international stages sharing her message.

Melanie's Program: Playing Ball with Others – How Consensus Building Trumps Working on an Island Every Time
From the outside, it can be easy to think that owners and managers always get their way, that they have the luxury of mandating what happens within a team. The truth, however, is that even the highest person in an organization has multiple internal and external stakeholders they must work with and please on a daily basis to successfully run their business. During this reflective, interactive session, we’ll work together to learn:
        •       How to “win” effectively without being confrontational;
        •       The power of listening and the art of doing so;
        •       Mastering pivoting to find multiple ways to accomplish your goals;
        •       Building consensus and fostering collaboration; and
        •       Creating strategic partnerships to help you achieve success.

Tiffany Boyd Adams, Alpha-Miami (OH), is the Owner and President of Cincinnati Etiquette & Leadership Institute, LLC (CELI). CELI offers professional development programs with proven training and consultation resources in modern etiquette and leadership education. Tiffany received her BS in Finance from Miami University and an MBA in Finance at the University of Cincinnati. She is a Certified Corporate Etiquette & International Protocol Expert, Instructor, National & Local Columnist and Public Speaker.

Tiffany is also the author of Amazon bestseller, “Polished: The Guide to Excellence for the Modern Professional.” Modern business etiquette opens the door to a world where employees are empowered to be the finest ambassador of themselves and their employer that they can be. Through the fresh lens of modern business etiquette, her book offers a dynamic learning journey of strategies, tools and real-life applications where readers smartly position themselves for advancement by becoming the very best they can be.