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Susana Klotz is a force to be reckoned with in the corporate world. Armed with her undergraduate degree from Florida International University, she went on to complete her MBA in 2022 with flying colors. Her strategic mindset, sales acumen, leadership abilities, and analytical skills have made her a valuable asset to any team she's been a part of.
Susana's greatest accomplishment is being a devoted wife and mother of four children. As a leader, Susana has always been dedicated to developing and empowering her team. Her ability to think strategically and communicate effectively has earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and employees. Her passion for excellence and tireless work ethic have made her a valuable asset to any organization she's been a part of.
Chanel T. Rowe
Trustee Rowe graduated as the Valedictorian of her College of Law class at Florida International University in 2014. In 2021, she became the first Black woman appointed to the FIU Board of Trustees and the youngest trustee in the history of the State University System of Florida to be confirmed by the Florida Senate. She is also a Founding Member of the FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy’s inaugural Women in Philanthropy Council. Before she was elevated to the Board of Trustees, Ms. Rowe held the roles of Vice President, Parliamentarian, Director, and Committee Chair on the FIU Alumni Association Board of Directors where she founded the Board’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. In the legal community, Trustee Rowe has served on several Florida Bar committees, including the Standing Committee on Student Education and Admission to the Bar, the Grievance Committee, and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a past chair of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Mentoring Committee and previously provided services to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Trustee Rowe is also a graduate of the Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
In terms of career, Trustee Rowe is Founder and Managing Partner at Uriel Law where she represents corporate clients in the areas of securities regulation, bankruptcy, and business law. Prior to founding Uriel Law, Trustee Rowe served as General Counsel and Partner at a leading global FinTech broker-dealer facilitating the sale of over $1 Billion in securities across various alternative asset classes. Before going in-house, Trustee Rowe served as Enforcement Counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Miami Regional Office where she led investigations, negotiated settlements, and litigated actions involving complex fraud and federal securities violations. Prior to joining the SEC, Trustee Rowe was a Judicial Law Clerk to Senior Federal Judge Donald L. Graham of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before joining the federal government, Trustee Rowe practiced law at two AmLaw 100 firms, Akerman LLP and Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P, where she defended Fortune 500companies in complex business and medical product liability actions.
Trustee Rowe’s achievements have been recognized nationally by reputable organizations, including the Miami-Dade Bar Association, Super Lawyers Magazine, The American Lawyer, and the National Black Lawyers.
Hey there, I am Wendy Barba-Tigrett.
Entrepreneur. Digital Marketer. Goal oriented, data obsessed, results driven and a huge advocate for collaborating for value. Podcaster. Author. Educator. Dreamer. Content Creator. Mother of two gorgeous IVFs babies. Passionate in sharing, motivating and helping others grow. I LOVE to learn, work-out, travel and dance in my kitchen to Mr. Worldwide.
My experience has been in building, growing and improving business processes. I graduated with honors from Florida International University with a BA in International Business and Management Information System. I started my career in sales and marketing with Carnival Cruise Lines, General Electric and later Coca-Cola; developing business in Latin America and Hispanic markets.
My strengths have been in strategic planning, digital marketing and management techniques. This is where my MBA in International Business from Nova Southeastern University and certification in Six- Sigma and Commercial Management in GE has paid off. Our team knows I am always implementing something new; an innovative technique or process to help the workflow of our practice with the purpose to improve patient care.
I must admit. I feel very blessed and honored to be working side by side with my husband and our talented team at Modern Endo of Napa. They are always striving for improvement with a smile on their face.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela. Raised in sunny South Florida where I met my husband, Dr. Ryan Tigrett. Destiny and a leap of faith brought us to gorgeous Napa Valley in 2014. I love wine and connecting with others in the digital space so much that I started my own blog and podcast, napavale.com and napavalepodcast.com.