Leadership Team

Marianne Kirkland

Moving across the globe as a shy 4th grader from Egypt to the United States, Marianne learned at very young age to be agile, to learn, to adapt, and to grow from all life's experiences. It was no doubt her strong family values that fostered her determination and strength to live, learn, and succeed in a whole new world.

Marianne's intelligence and determination were made obvious when as a 15-year-old a middle school student, she leapt straight into the role as a college freshman: being recognized by the state of Connecticut as the youngest student to enter college. As her life experience and education grew, she realized that she loved technology and leadership.

Following her passion for technology, Marianne earned an MIS degree at Central Connecticut State University, and then took her leadership skills and knowledge of technology to serve in a variety of roles within the world of Information Technology for the past 20 years. Having succeeded as a Developer, Programmer Analyst, Team Lead, Senior Product Owner and Corporate Vice President, she eventually landed at Tech Data, where she currently serves as an IT Manager. She is a results-driven servant leader, driven to boost revenues, while cutting company costs through innovative management techniques.

Jane Barr

Jane Barr is the Author of WiseWoman Leadership, a Speaker and Executive Coach promoting the growth of women leaders in technology. Clients reach out to Jane for fresh thinking, an independent sounding board and decision support. For 30 years Jane lead system re-engineering projects with national retailers such as CVS, GAP and REI. She knows what it takes to deliver projects on time and on budget, to build strong teams and to generate business worth millions of dollars.

Barr's coaching certifications include: iPEC Energy Leadership, High Power Presentations, Relationship Savvy, Dale Carnegie Leadership and Communication, and Perfect Customers.

When not coaching, Jane enjoys time with friends, reading, yoga and the occasional white water rafting trip and sky diving adventure.

Lisa Vuolo

Lisa Vuolo is a technology staffing and consulting professional. She has 20 + years' experience in the IT talent solutions and services space partnering with clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Lisa excels in both building new relationships and maintaining existing relationships, connecting people within her network while providing exceptional customer service. With Advantage Technical, she currently serves as a Business Development Executive, based in Tampa. Here, she helped initiate the first Tampa Women in Confidence event with over 100 attendees. Lisa is passionate about connecting people and ideas, learning professionally and personally as well as helping the people in her community become successful.

Kareen Moreland

Kareen Moreland received her B.S. with a concentration in Marketing from the University of South Florida. She has over 20 years of marketing experience managing direct mail campaigns and assisting with lead generation programs. She was Co-Chair for one of her company’s Employee Resource Groups focusing on diversity. Kareen is also a member of the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., where she was recently Co-Chair of the Physical and Mental Health committee.

Emily Perkins

Emily has been an IT professional since 2013 after graduating with her MBA from The University of Tampa. Currently she is an IT Program Manager for Nielsen Media Research focusing on Nielsen's Television Panels. Prior 2013, she was an IT HR and Staffing specialist with some of Tampa's well known staffing agencies including Kforce and Princeton Information. Emily is passionate in expanding her network with other women in technology. In addition to attending many WITI Tampa events over the years, she volunteers with Nielsen's STEM Saturday program. This is an event aimed at helping young women and girls discover careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Emily is excited to join the 2020 WITI Tampa Board to continue to advocate for women in technology.