UberMENTOR: Ride and Learn from Jacksonville’s Best and Brightest

This week, Uber is offering entrepreneurs, students, and aspiring executives the chance to meet and learn from Jacksonville business leaders.

On April 21, riders can request UberMENTOR for the opportunity to ride with top leaders from Jacksonville. Get career advice, pitch an idea, or just glean as much wisdom as you can.

Pro Tip: Get the most out of your session by being prepared for your trip. Have your resume available or a clear list of goals you’d like to discuss during your ride.


HOW IT WORKS

  • On Thursday, April 21, enter the promo code JAXMENTOR to unlock the special MENTOR option within your app
  • Between 12-3pm, students on UNF’s campus can request using the MENTOR option within the app (next to UberBLACK)
  • If successful, you will be randomly matched with a mentor and picked up curbside for a free 15-minute mentorship session
  • At the end of your trip, you will be dropped back off at your pickup location
  • Demand will be high, so availability may be limited

MEET THE MENTORS

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Tyra Tutor | Adecco

Tyra Turo is Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Adecco Group North America. In addition to community affairs and internal communication, Tyra participates in strategic planning and lead implementation of projects for the Chief Executive Officer. Tyra has spent over 13 years working at publicly-traded staffing firm, MPS Group, prior to joining Adecco Group in January 2010 after the merger with MPS Group. At MPS Group, she was a member of the executive team, spokesperson for the company and head of investor relations, board relations, marketing, public relations, community affairs and other strategic matters. After graduation, she spent five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Daniel Davis | Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Davis assumed his role as the JAX Chamber’s president and CEO on July 1, 2013. Daniel is committed to small business and innovative leadership. He has in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business issues, and he is dedicated to further growing our local economy. He is the former executive director of the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA), Florida’s largest local membership trade association representing the building and construction industry in Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. He grew and enhanced the membership of NEFBA during one of the most economically-challenging times in our history. At the height of difficult economic times, NEFBA succeeded – even thrived – under Daniel’s leadership. Daniel previously served on the Jacksonville City Council and was elected President of the Council in 2007 – the youngest person to serve in this capacity. In addition to leading the JAX Chamber, he served in the State House of Representatives representing District 15 which encompasses parts of Duval County.

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Tracey Evans | Jacksonville Jaguars

Tracey Evans is Director of Events and Entertainment for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tracey has more than 30 years of facility and event management experience, including nine Super Bowl games, five US opens, the Katrina reopening of the Superdome, three NCAA tournaments, 20 Florida Georgia games, 20 Gator Bowl games, and 35 major stadium events. Prior to working with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tracey held senior positions with Everbank Field and the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville and the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. In 2010, Tracey was recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal with the Women of Influence Award for her work as a facility manager.

Doug Leeby | Beeline

Doug has more than 20 years of management experience in both the consumer products and staffing sector. Doug joined Beeline in 2002 as Product Manager. After eight months of overseeing and facilitating the strategic direction of Beeline’s suite of solutions, Doug assumed responsibility for the sales organization. In 2005, Doug gained additional responsibility by overseeing business development, marketing, and the talent management business unit as Senior Vice President. In July 2010, Doug assumed the role of President of Beeline. Doug has been included on Staffing Industry Analyst’s list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Staffing’ every year since 2012. He attended Vanderbilt University where he received a Masters in Human Resources and a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Cindy Craig Johnson | CSX 

Cindy Craig Johnson is Associate General Counsel at CSX with over 20 years of experience. In addition to her work at CSX, Cindy has served as member of many organizations including, the Pennsylvania, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonville Bar Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors, Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Co-Chair Jacksonville Bar In-House Counsel Section, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards, and Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida Advisory Board.

We’ll be adding more Mentors throughout the week—be sure to check back for more details.

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