Monique Akanbi, SHRM-CP, is a SHRM Field Services Director with over 15 years of broad-based experience in senior leadership and all aspects of HR in both, the public and private sectors. A Miami, Florida native, Monique earned her degree in Public Administration with a specialization in HR from Barry University. As a strategic change agent, Monique is credited with decreasing employee turnover, increasing employee engagement & satisfaction, and improving organizational culture. Monique is also a Master Examiner and Mentor with the Florida Sterling Council Board of Examiners, visiting organizations throughout the state across all industries to assess their leadership system and organizational performance through the National Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence model.

In her volunteer role, Monique has been an active SHRM Chapter leader serving in various roles including Chapter President and District Director with HR Florida. In addition, she serves on various local non-profit boards. As a high energy, creative thinker, team builder, and problem-solver, Monique has a passion for service and assisting others in their purpose, potential, and professional development through meaningful connections.