Florence René

Florence René embodies resilience, empowerment, and continual growth across her 20-year tenure in financial services. A tech enthusiast and adept project/product manager, she holds an MBA and a B.S. in Marketing with a Minor in Women’s Studies. Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Florence blends expertise with passion seamlessly.

Beyond her career, Florence is a dedicated volunteer, lending her expertise as a Virtual Build Events Volunteer with 48 in 48, supporting nonprofits in establishing impactful online footprints. Serving as a Board Member for the Project Management Institute-Central Illinois Chapter, she leads Publicity/Sponsorship as Vice President, enhancing the chapter’s reach and fostering member education.

Originating from Haiti and now based in Illinois, Florence embraces self-improvement, cherishing family time alongside her love for reading, DIY projects, and the arts.