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Chief Melissa Hyatt joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1997. Her previous assignments include Chief of Staff to the Police Commissioner, Chief of Patrol, Area Commander, District Commander of Central District, Executive Officer of Southeastern District, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), district patrol (Northwestern, Southwestern, and Northeastern) and citywide operations.
In her current role as Chief of the Special Operations and Development Division, Chief Hyatt commands the Special Operations Section, the Professional Development and Training Academy, Recruitment/Background, and Communications. She serves as the departmental liaison for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics of Maryland and on the executive board of the Inner Harbor Project. She also manages the Bridging Officers and Students with Swimming Program with Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ Aquatics Division. Chief Hyatt also served as the departmental director of the Parks and People Foundation’s Baltimore Middle School Lacrosse League.
Chief Hyatt was the law enforcement liaison for the planning and grand opening of the Horseshoe Casino. She has been the Incident Commander for multiple special events, including Star-Spangled Spectacular, Grand Prix, the Baltimore Marathon, and the Army-Navy game. Additionally, she frequently conducts safety briefings for businesses and assists in emergency planning.
Hyatt’s education includes a BA in Criminal Justice from University of Delaware and a MS in Management from Johns Hopkins University. She attended the 250th session of the FBI National Academy and The United Nations Police Commanders Course. Hyatt also completed the University of Maryland University College Police Leadership Program and is currently enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leaders Program and the Major Cities Chiefs Police Executive Leadership Institute. Chief Hyatt was selected by Baltimore Sun Magazine as ‘50 Women to Watch’ in 2013 and by Baltimore Magazine as ‘40 under 40’ in 2013.
Author, Speaker, Life Coach & Entrepreneur Andrea M. Smith, empowers others through the promotion of self-love and encouragement. Her mission is to help those with emotional hurt to successfully breakthrough and overcome oppressive struggles. She believes it is not the validation of others that you should crave, just give yourself the permission to succeed." Reading Andrea's books and using her Position Yourself To Heal Coaching program, you will learn the why of your challenges, understand their purpose and view with clarity what these pressures are really preparing you for.
A nurturing mother, successful entrepreneur and author, Andrea moves through her healing by embracing the strength and determination to live in peace and continual hope. She is motivated to advocate, teach and counsel so that others may discover who they were created to be.
Victory Ram is a female entrepreneur who is on an international mission to empower others to rock their own world! Having already published her first book on Amazon and being the founder of two other successful businesses, Victory is leading the way when it comes to educating others about the importance of personal empowerment and defining success in your own terms.
Victory started in entrepreneurship at the age of 18, when she began coaching and consulting young women in pageants, helping them to develop the interview skills and confidence necessary to not only capture the crown, but to also be victorious in everything that they do. More specifically, Victory is taking her 13+ years as a pageant competitor, model and actress, national pageant winner, pageant judge and coach to an entirely new level as the founder of the International Empowerment Academy and First Impression Solutions, a professional and personal development consultancy.
With a Masters degree in Communications and Public Relations and her Bachelors in Political Science and International Relations, Victory is set to make an international impact, empowering the hearts and minds of millions, for years to come.
As a Wardrobe Stylist and Image Consultant for the Doncaster Collection, Robin Finnell helps women create the image they want to project, whether it's for their professional life, social occasions, or free time. She builds her client's confidence and credibility by selecting clothing that fits properly and is appropriate for their coloring and body type.
The Doncaster Collection is a stunning designer clothing line made from fabrics, leathers and suede from some of the finest mills in Italy and around the world. Their design offices are located with the rest of the fashion industry, in New York City, with additional offices in London and Milan. Robin shows their collection by appointment only, assuring that her clients have her full attention. In addition, she will organize her client's closets so they can more easily shop inside it. The Doncaster Collection carries Petite, Missy and Women's sizes 0-24W.
Robin has also worked as a volunteer stylist for the past 20 years, styling clients at Suited for Change. SFC is a Washington, DC nonprofit that provides low-income women, who are coming out of job training services, with clothing for their interviews and jobs. Robin takes great pride in helping these women create a look that is professional and desirable, especially from the perspective of would be employers.
Robin speaks to corporations and groups about professional dress, and how the right wardrobe can help you stand out among your competition and propel you up the corporate ladder.
Martine Foreman is a speaker, writer, certified health coach and the founder of CandidBelle, a lifestyle blog dedicated to helping moms build better relationships and live healthier, happier lives.
Through speaking engagements, workshops, digital products, insightful content and coaching services, Martine strives to help women find courage, build confidence, focus on wellness, make better choices, and live healthier, happier lives.