Board Members

Board Members


Evelyn Rickie – President

Evelyn Rickie

Evelyn Rickie is a Human Resources professional with over 35 years in the Hospitality Industry. She started her Human Resources career in Houston, Texas 25 years ago when she moved from Puerto Rico to the United States to live the dream.

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Leonie Timothee – Program Chair

Leonie Timothee

Leonie is multi-disciplined. She is the Talent Development Manager at the InterContinental Miami where she is responsible for the development and other aspects of human resources for the team.

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Olga R. Cruz – Vice President & Events Chair

Olga Cruz

Olga R. Cruz was born in Nicaragua, and moved to the United States when she was 10 years old. After graduating from Coral Gables Senior High School, Olga earned her Associate in Arts Degree in Criminology from Miami-Dade College.

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Josie Podesta Soto, CHT – Membership Chair

Josie Podesta Soto

Josie Podesta Soto is President and Founder of MKT. 2000 plus | Organizational & People Development Consultant.

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Freyda Hyman – Secretary/Treasurer

Freyda Hyman

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Freyda is a graduate of Brooklyn College where she met her husband of 50 years.

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