The ITEN WIRED Team

Sena Maddison

Marketing Committee

Director of Communications, FloridaWest EDA

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Sena is currently the Communications Director for FloridaWest, responsible for the messaging and maintaining cooperative relationships with elected officials, media and community representatives and business leaders. Along with creating marketing and promotional materials, Sena develops long-term communication strategies to increase visibility and provide information to stakeholders and the public.

Since she started as a radio announcer at the age of 15, Sena has had many different roles in the media as an on-air personality, advertising copywriter, radio and television producer, journalist and magazine editor. Moving to Pensacola in 2007, she held the position of Executive Producer at News Radio 1620 from sign on until she joined the Sheriff David Morgan’s staff when he took office in January 2009. At the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Sena served as the as a Public Relations Coordinator and Protocol Officer for four years and then took on the role of Public Information Officer in 2013. For her service, she was awarded the ECSO Medal of Commendation for her work with the media during the 2009 Billings Double Homicide Investigation as well as a Medal of Meritorious Service for media and community relations.

Sena earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in Education from the University of South Alabama in 1996, and she spent several years in the Mobile County Public School system as a Language Arts teacher. She is also a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington. Sena serves on the executive board of FavorHouse and is a graduate of the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2011. In 2019, Sena served on Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson’s Transition Team, researching Transparency, authoring a Mayoral Transition Report on transparency, public information and information accessibility for the City of Pensacola.

Join us on the #CyberCoast

ITEN WIRED: GROWING THE CYBER COAST

ITEN (Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Network) WIRED Summit is the Southeast’s premier cybersecurity and IT conference to connect, collaborate and build community with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and educators on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship topics.

The three-day event highlights the area’s cybersecurity, information technology and entrepreneurial communities and explores emerging technology and innovators in start-up tech, artificial intelligence, robotics, and emerging technologies on the national scene.

The summit, which began as an economic development initiative in 2008 by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, is now hosted by IT Gulf Coast.

ITEN WIRED is a not-for-profit, technology-focused conference.  Proceeds from the event are used to support IT Gulf Coast's local STEM initiatives, including endowments to the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College.

The next ITEN WIRED Summit will take place on October 5-7, 2022.

Meet the Team

The ITEN WIRED planning team is composed of volunteers from IT Gulf Coast, Florida West Economic Development Alliance, and other members of our local IT, tech and entrepreneurial community.

Jim Rhodes

Community and Public Relations Director
University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity
Director

Jay Smith

Managing Partner
Data Revolution
Sponsorship Chair

Sean O'Brien

Program Director
GDIT
Programming Chair

Amelia Dixon

Enterprise Architect
Navy Federal Credit Union
Sponsorship / Logistics

Emily Cone

Account Manager
TEKsystems
Programming

Michelle Sims

Lead Employer Engagement Specialist
Public Consulting Group
Programming

Terry Enos

AVP Data Center Strategy
Navy Federal Credit Union
Programming

Patrick Rooney

Director
Co:Lab Pensacola
Sponsorship / Programming

Dean Davis

President and Co-Founder
Navigate Firm
Sponsorship / Logistics

Samantha Miller

Account Manager
Duncan McCall Advertising
Marketing

Marie Perry

Cyber Security Analyst/Vice Chair
Navy Federal/IT Gulf Coast

Stephen Hopkins

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Computer Help
Programming

Paris Harman

Intern/Grad Student
Navy Federal/Embry-Riddle
Public Relations

Laura Campbell

CEO
Sales & Operations Consulting, Inc.
IT Gulf Coast