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Division E Area Directors

Area E50 Director Sandra L. JacksonArea E50 - Sandra L. Jackson, ACB, CL

Sandra L. Jackson is a human resources manager in the Employee Development Unit of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. In 2014, she joined MIA Tarmac Speakers Club of Toastmasters International for professional and personal development. As a two-term club president, she led MIA Tarmac Speakers to President’s Distinguished (2014-2015) and Distinguished (2015-2016). Sandra competed in area and division humorous speech contests in 2015 and served as Division E contest master in 2016. She is striving to become a Distinguished Toastmaster by 2019. The theme of Area E50 is “Aim to be Exceptional.”

Sandra graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree and from Barry University with a master’s degree. She is a member of W.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc.; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Miami Central Class of 1982 Committee; and other organizations. 

Area E51 Frank TorresArea E51 - Frank Torres

Frank Torres is a property and casualty insurance agent for Central Insurance Advisors. As an 11-year insurance veteran, Frank came to Toastmasters International looking to improve himself and his business by developing his communication skills. Frank started the Toastmasters journey in August 2015. As a result of his work with Toastmasters, Frank was selected as the National Spokesperson for Allstate's Holiday Home Hazards campaign last December, and was invited to be a guest speaker at the 2015 Miami New Construction Show. 
Frank graduated from the University of Florida, cum laude, in 2005 and is an active member of the Doral community.

Area E52 Director Espy MeadArea E52 - Esperanza "Espy" Mead, ACB, ALB

Besides serving as Area 52 director, Esperanza “Espy” Mead is treasurer of Miami Advanced Toastmasters and a member of South Dade Toastmasters. She was treasurer of South Dade Toastmasters in 2015-2016. Her goals are to become Distinguished Toastmaster by 2017, contribute to developing the communication and leadership skills of others and apply those skills to her real-life job. She loves the energy, passion and fun in Toastmasters.
Espy is president of Actuarial Factor and has over 21 years’ actuarial experience. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She has extensive experience in property and casualty, personal and business, accident and health, and life in the United States and Latin America. 

Area E53 Director Jimmy VarnadoreArea E53 - Jimmy Varnadore ALB, CC


Area E54 Director Denise NedimyerArea E54 - Denise Nedimyer, ACS, ALB


Area E55 Director Michelle BallingerArea E55 - Michelle Ballinger, ACB, CL