Industry Insider Florida Member Briefing with the Department of Transportation and Florida Gaming Control Commission Banner


Join your colleagues at this in-person exclusive briefing for Industry Insider – Florida members with the CIO of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the CIO of the Florida Gaming Control Commission (FLGAMING).

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is an executive agency and directly reports to the Governor. FDOT’s continuing mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of Florida’s environment and communities. This mission is accomplished through planning and development of Florida’s robust transportation system to move people and goods through multiple modes including highways/streets, air, rail, sea, spaceports, transit, and ever-expanding deployment of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. FDOT is the second largest department with a FY 2024 budget of over $15 billion.

The Florida Gaming Control Commission is a five-member regulatory body that is responsible for exercising all regulatory and executive powers of the state with respect to gambling, including pari-mutuel wagering, cardrooms, slot machine facilities, oversight of gaming compacts, and other forms of gambling authorized by the State Constitution or law, excluding the state lottery.

The CIOs will be speaking about their respective IT organizations, current projects, innovation, future priorities and how they work with industry partners.

Immediately following the Briefing, join us for a Member Mixer sponsored by Dynatrace

A message from our Keynote Speaker


Glendora Fortune, PMP, CPM, CSM, FCCM

Glendora Fortune, PMP, CPM, CSM, FCCM

Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Florida Department of Transportation

Glendora was named as the FDOT Chief Information Officer (CIO) in June of 2023. Before taking on the role of CIO at FDOT, she served as the CIO of the Florida Legislature, Office of Legislative IT Services. Prior to her time with the Legislature, Glendora spent almost 10-years at FDOT, leading efforts to expand data infrastructure and management capabilities and to establish and execute cloud infrastructure and development strategies, helping accelerate FDOT’s move to a cloud environment, while also furthering development of enterprise services, service management, and enterprise architecture.
Glendora began her career as a computer programmer at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). From DHSMV, she moved to take on additional opportunities with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). In total, she spent more than sixteen years with these two agencies, gaining skills and knowledge with each promotion.
Glendora is a collaborative leader, who is committed to building and strengthening relationships, while also working hard to ensure that technology is utilized to best support business needs. 
Glendora graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Management Information Systems. She also maintains professional certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Public Manager (CPM), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM).

Susan B. Whitmire, PMP

Susan B. Whitmire, PMP

Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Florida Gaming Control Commission

Susan Whitmire serves as the Chief Information Officer for the newly formed Florida Gaming Control Commission, fulfilling a career-long goal of being a CIO in the great State of Florida.   Serving Florida for over 37 years, Susan has held many roles in technology including the State Director of Project Assurance and Chief of State IT Strategy Management. 
A certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and certified Scrum Master (CSM) with experience planning and managing all components of complex projects Susan enjoys managing programs with high impact and risk components but finds her greatest joy in developing her team.
Susan says her greatest accomplishment is the leaders that she has nurtured and grown.  These leaders are her resume.  Taking risks on people and growing new talent ensures continuity for the future, a lesson she learned early on from great leaders who took a chance to help her succeed.
Susan loves to travel, but this past year Susan’s adventure has been closer to home building a new agency from the ground up.  While she had planned to retire at the end of 2023, she is having so much fun, she is sticking around to finish what she started. Retirement will have to wait.



Wednesday, June 26

2:30 pm Eastern

Registration check-in

3:00 pm Eastern


4:00 pm Eastern

Member Mixer

AC Hotel Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol, Cascades Ballroom I & II

801 S Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Event Date: June 26, 2024

This event is open to Industry Insider members only.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance, contact:
Abigail Suiter
Industry Insider - Florida
Phone: (916) 932-1405

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AC Hotel Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol, Cascades Ballroom I & II

801 S Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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  • Day parking with venue valet is $15.
  • Public garage across the street is $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour.