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Velma Monteiro-Tribble is currently the Director of Grants and Programs at the Florida Blue Foundation. In her executive position, she is responsible for carrying out the vision, mission, strategic direction, management and supervision of the philanthropic giving decisions and investments across the state of Florida for the Foundation and Florida Blue. Prior to this position she was the Chief Operating Officer and Assistant Treasurer at Alcoa Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA and New York, NY directing all facets of the business with a $500 million dollar global budget. Velma also served as an executive with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation working primarily on initiatives and partnerships in Latin America and South Africa.
Velma has received numerous awards for her work, among them, the Urban Bankers Leadership Award and the National Woman of Achievement Award from the National Business and Professional Women Association. A respected author she is currently under contract to complete her book on women aspiring to take on leadership roles in the Corporate Suites.
Currently Velma serves on several nonprofit boards, including Florida State College System Foundation, Jacksonville Urban League, Jacksonville Women’s Giving Alliance, and the Jacksonville Ritz Chamber Players. She is past chair of the Advisory Board for the Morehouse College International Leadership Center and has served on the boards of Seton Hall University, Highmark Foundation, Tampa Bay Community Foundation, and WQED Public Broadcasting, and other local, national, and international boards.Velma holds a B.S. degree from Stillman College, and a nonprofit management certificate from Case Western Reserve.