As vice president of the Network for Women Advisors, Michelle is responsible for helping to retain the more than 850 existing Raymond James women advisors through education, practice management and coaching programs. In addition, she works with regional directors, branch managers and recruiters to help attract new women to the firm. Prior to this role, Michelle served as the marketing director of account services, overseeing all marketing initiatives for the Private Client Group (PCG). She joined the Raymond James marketing department in 2004 and then went on to be vice president and director of marketing & communications for Eagle Asset Management in 2006. At Eagle, she was responsible for overseeing all functions of marketing, advertising, branding, public relations and internal communications.
Prior to joining Raymond James, Michelle was a marketing and public relations manager at AAA Auto Club South working with their retail, insurance and financial services business units. She’s also held marketing and public relations roles at Busch Gardens and United Landmark advertising agency.
Michelle is a cum laude graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a master of business administration (MBA) degree, with honors, from Emory University, Goizueta Business School.