IECA Fall Conference Speaker Biographies

Shawn Rhodes

A former war correspondent, Shawn Rhodes is an international expert in how the best teams continuously improve pipelines and performance. He’s a Tampa-based TEDx speaker and his work studying teams in more than two dozen countries has been published in news outlets including Time, CNN, NBC, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and Inc. magazine. Rhodes is the author of Pivot Point: Turn On A Dime Without Sacrificing Results, Universal Export: A Guide For Overachievers in Working Less Enjoying More, and his newest book, Bulletproof Selling: Systemizing Sales For The Battlefield Of Business.

Anne B. Kerr

Dr. Anne Kerr, the 17th president of Florida Southern College, began her tenure in 2004. She previously served as vice president at the University of Richmond, vice president at Rollins College, and associate dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Prior to that, she was an assistant dean of students at the University of Central Florida and an educational analyst at the office of the Board of Regents for the State of Florida.

Alberto Carvalho

Alberto Carvalho has served as superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest school system, since September 2008. He is a nationally recognized expert on education transformation and finance. Now M-DCPS is widely considered one of the nation’s highest-performing urban school systems. Carvalho has served as president of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents. He was selected as Florida’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year, as well as the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year, and was recently named by Scholastic Administrator as one of “The Fantastic Five” educators making a difference in America.