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Cyndi Warren is the Managing Member of the Pensacola office of Warren Averett, LLC, CPAs and Advisors. She has extensive experience in individual and corporate tax planning and tax code compliance and also specializes in tax and accounting for the construction and manufacturing industries. Cyndi has been a keynote speaker for several local groups including the Associated General Contractors, American Subcontractors Association and the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP). Additionally, she has been a presenter and panelist for various women’s groups, including the American Society of Women Accountants and the Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Pursue Your Passion Annual Conference.
Cyndi is passionate about giving back to the community where she lives and thrives and about leading and mentoring the next generation to be one of generosity. She is actively involved in Momentum Church, is the president of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area and treasurer for the PACE Center for Girls Escambia/Santa Rosa.
Cyndi and her husband Scott live in beautiful Pensacola and they have three children.
Warren Averett, LLC
Our passion for our clients underscores why we do what we do. That passion remains at the core of our promise and mission to help you thrive and accomplish more of what’s important to you, always. We do that by being on and at your side—helping you make the most of opportunities to create, grow and protect value.
As the region’s largest and most resourceful accounting, tax and advisory firm, we’ve expanded to keep pace with client demand across the Southeast.Our Firm recognizes that our clients and the environment in which they operate have become more complex and challenging. Our strategy is to provide them the resources to thrive in this environment.
Resourceful, inventive, accountable, spirited, and yes, competitive. Clients say we share many of their defining traits. We’ll treat your business like our own—from the advice we give, to the commitment we demonstrate and the service we deliver. Winning matters to you and to us. We’re driven to add measurable value with ideas, advice and capabilities that help achieve the results you demand of yourself and others. We have exceptional talent throughout our Firm, and we are focused on making sure each and every client across our organization experiences that value consistently and comprehensively.
We welcome the opportunity to be a part of your success.
James W. Cunningham, CPA
Warren Averett, LLC
Kolleen Chesley – PWGC / Founder
ANNOUNCING MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS FOR POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE GULF COAST!
Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast has formerly existed for 3 years providing benefits to women in business looking to grow personally and professionally. In addition to the monthly meetings in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze and an annual conference, we also publish a quarterly print magazine. However, during this time many of our attendees have requested more opportunities to become more active and gain more exposure within our organization. We also see value in creating a unified front of supporters who are willing to stand together to support women in business. For many reasons, Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast recently announced membership options. Anyone interested can apply for either Traditional Membership or Premier Membership at first year introductory rate offers.
Traditional membership includes the following benefits for $30 per year: Simple listing in PWGC Member App (view online at www.powerfulwomenapp.com), personalized PWGC name tag, recognition at Pursue Your Passion conference, and eligible to be drawn for PWGC Meeting Sponsor role at monthly meeting.
Premier membership includes the following benefits for $15 per month: Premier listing in PWGC Member App (view online at www.powerfulwomenapp.com including member discount offer & clickable buttons for website, pictures, direct dial phone number & direct email), personalized PWGC name tag, recognition at Pursue Your Passion conference, discount at Pursue Your Passion conference, member spotlight in PWGC Magazine annually, and eligible to be drawn for PWGC Meeting Sponsor role.
Men and women can apply and attending the monthly meetings is not a requirement to be eligible for membership.
“The PWGC Member App and the opportunity for a member spotlight in the PWGC Magazine are both examples of great opportunities to be visible within our organization that didn’t exist before we rolled out membership,” said Kolleen Edwards Chesley, Founding Director, Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast. “We wanted affordable options that weren’t tied to having to attend our meetings but still gave members exposure and inclusion in our group.”
For more details or to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kolleen’s personal mission is to “be the change you want to see in the world” (Gandhi) and she believes that if we all did what we were most passionate about, the world would be greatly changed. Last October, Kolleen took a leap of faith and left a 25 year career as a Financial Advisor to pursue her passion, running Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast full time. “We are excited about the collaborative culture we have built and can’t wait to see where it takes us and how we can support women in business.”
Angela M. Bottesini RN, CHPN / Executive Director of Major Gifts
Covenant Hospice, Pensacola Fl
My nursing career has proven to be very diverse and unique. The skills that have been most effective for my success are the ability to understand the growth and development of health care as a business and the passion for service excellence in clinical care settings. I have learned to manage multimillion dollar budgets as well and grow strong experience teams, do more with much less, and embrace change for moving into the future of a “new health care environment.” Building empowered and passionate team members/leaders shows to be one of my greatest strengths. I have served under and been mentored by strong, committed, successful and well established leaders in healthcare/ hospice industry.
Covenant Hospice has been providing care for more than 30 years, serving as many as 6,000 patients each year throughout Northwest Florida and South Alabama. Our mission is to ensure our patients live as fully and comfortably as possible, without regard to their ability to pay. We fulfill this mission by providing specialized care for those with a life-limiting illness, offering hospice services wherever the patient considers ‘home.’
For patients who are unable to remain in their own homes, Covenant Hospice partners with more than 200 area nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We are proud to provide a special kind of care at both of our Inpatient Palliative Care Centers – housed at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida and at Bay Medical Center – Sacred Heart Health System in Panama City, Florida – along with the Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence in Pensacola, Florida.
Our teams have developed exceptional care plans for end-stage cardiac disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Beyond traditional medical care, Covenant Hospice offers specialized programs and services to meet the needs of our patients and families, including the “We Honor Veterans” program; Children and Family Support Services; the award-winning Volunteer “Tuck-In” Program; chaplain services and bereavement care. Covenant Hospice is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing excellence in compassionate care when it counts the most.