Maggie is Vice President of Human Resources at Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Embraer, headquartered in Brazil, is one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world focusing on three market segments – Commercial, Executive and Defense & Security. Maggie is responsible for the strategic HR direction of their North American operation, with nearly 2,000 employees, and sits on the Executive Management Board of the company. Maggie’s HR experience spans over 30 years. She began her career in New York City in 1982 after graduating from Fordham University with a degree in Psychology. She spent eight years at First Nationwide Bank as a Generalist, and three years at Citicorp’s corporate office in New York as an HR Business Partner. In 1993 Maggie joined First Fidelity Bancorporation which was subsequently acquired by First Union National Bank. In 1995, Maggie transferred to Miami, Florida with First Union. During her six year tenure with them she held positions as OD Consultant, HR Business Partner, Regional Recruiting Manager and Director of HR for their Specialty Banking Division in the Southeast. In 2001, Maggie joined Union Planters Bank in Miami as Regional HR Director supporting their operations in FL, LA and TX. Union Planters was acquired by Regions Bank in 2004 and Maggie relocated to their corporate headquarters in Birmingham, AL to create and run a centralized recruiting practice. In 2006, Regions merged with AmSouth Bank and Maggie returned to south Florida, joining DHL as Director of Human Resources for their corporate office in Plantation. She joined Embraer in 2008. Maggie has been active in the community for many years. She was on the Board of The March of Dimes in Miami; co-chaired an HR Committee for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; member and instructor with “If I Had a Hammer” in Birmingham, AL; member of SHRM and the local Broward county chapter; Board member of the FSU HR Center; member of AIA Workforce Policy Council. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Excellence in Human Resources award through the South Florida Business Journal. Maggie lives in Wellington, FL and is the proud mother of two girls, Krysten and Lauren.