Rhonda Vetere

Woman of the Year

Rhonda is a seasoned global leader and has done over 23 mergers and acquisitions. She combines STEM and Sports to bring technology and joy to the world, making her the perfect match for her latest role as a board member for Laureus Sport For Good. Across industries, Rhonda has worked in global executive positions at Herbalife Nutrition, Santander Bank, nThrive / Pamplona Capital Management, Estée Lauder Companies, AIG, HP Enterprise Services, Barclays, Bank One / JPMorgan Chase, and several telecommunications companies.

She has lived and worked internationally – in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, and across India – and has managed teams of up to 20,000 people. Vetere is also the co-author of an HP special edition book, “Enterprise Service Management for Dummies”.

Rhonda contributes her perspective and knowledge by serving on boards for professional and educational institutions, including Laurus Sports for Good, Longwood University Advisory Board, and George Mason University Board of Directors. In October 2022, she was inducted as the Global STEM Ambassador by Meghalaya Chief Minister and the Chancellor of the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM), India.

Rhonda has been recognized for her leadership and influence, notably as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council in 2019 and 2020. In 2021, she was one of the Most Influential Businesswoman in Technology by Corporate Vision Magazine, Top CIO/CTO by the 2021 Tech Inclusion Conference, and Top 100 DEI Leaders in 2021. Rhonda is the Information Technology Awards Judging Committee Chair for the 20th Annual American Business Awards (2022 & 2023 Stevie Awards).

Outside of work, Rhonda is very active as an athlete — she regularly competes in IRONMAN 70.3 triathlons (among other events) and is a member of Winged Foot Golf Club along with her husband, who works for Titleist and is also a sports fanatic (they are both avid football fans).

Rhonda has run 55 miles across the Serengeti 3x as part of a girls and women’s empowerment fundraiser. Rhonda is an ACCF Ambassador for the African Community & Conservation Foundation. Rhonda is passionate about mentoring athletes, veterans, and first responders.