Industry Elites

Bridgette Lumpkins, CAIA, is the Head of Business Development for Investment Analytics Miami, an asset management company employing a systematic strategy to invest in global stocks.
After earning an MBA from Wharton as a Mitchell Fellow, Brigette managed relationships with hedge funds, pensions, and other institutions invested in European equities for Lehman Brothers and Barclays. She later marketed private equity funds of funds for Hamilton Lane before joining Goldman Sachs. There, she advised families on diversified investment portfolios and estate planning.
A passionate philanthropist, Brigette serves on boards for The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade and the Florida Memorial University School of Business. She earned a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan as a Rackham Fellow and a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College, summa cum laude.
Robert Garrick is a Director of Stores for a Fortune 500 company.  As Director of East Coast operations for dd’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores Inc., Robert is responsible for stores operating in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  With over 25 years of management experience in the retail industry Robert is highly skilled in Customer Service, Sales, Strategic Planning and Multi-Unit Management.  He is a strong professional with a B.A. focused in Economics from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration.
Kerry Ann-Royes, is CEO of YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade. A 20-year veteran of the social sector, founded Arrow Consulting where she worked with organizations on corporate social citizenship, non-profit strategy, and collaborative community development issues, all with a passion for improving the lives of families and children in South Florida.
Prior to launching Arrow Consulting, Royes served as executive director of Community Advancement for the YMCA of South Florida, where she was responsible for leading the strategic direction of its Children’s Advocacy Center. Her work resulted in strong, multi-sector alliances that created extended learning opportunities to address academic achievement gaps, graduation disparities, and summer learning loss for thousands of children.