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Janet Waite


Corporate Vice President, Information Technology, New York Life Insurance Company

Location: Tampa, FL/USA


Certified ScrumMaster



Janet Waite has more than 20 years experience in the insurance field and has held positions such as Life/Health Insurance Agent, Quality Analyst, Business Analyst and Project Manager within the business and within the Information Technology department.  More recently she was a Portfolio Manager for two large portfolios focused on sales and enhancements and managed a team of Project Managers.  In the last year, while adopting the Scaled Agile Framework, she is the Release Train Engineer and manages a team of 8 people who fill varying roles within the organization ranging from ScrumMaster, Product Owner, to Technology Delivery Managers.

Her passion for Project Management led her to build the project lifecyle for the Information Technology department and has grown into being a champion for Agile and Scrum practices.  She is active in the Project Management and Agile communities.

She holds the following:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) from August 2011 - Present
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) from December 2011 - Present
  • SAFe Practitioner (SP) from July 2014 - Present
  • SAFe Agilist (SA) from July 2014 - Present

As an active member in a Toastmasters corporate club since June 2009, she has achieved her Competent Communicator and Competent Leader designations.  She is currently working towards her Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze designations.  She has held the following Officer positions:

  • President - multi year from July 2011 - 2012; July 2013 - 2014; July 2014 - 2015
  • Vice President of Public Relations from July 2010 - 2011
  • Treasurer from July 2012 to 2013

Janet's natural strengths (see Strength Finders) are:  Input, Relator, Learner, Arranger, and Responsibility.   Her DISC profile is Di (Dominance and Influence) with a tendency toward Conscientiousness (Accuracy).   She enjoys learning, taking action, getting results, generating enthusiasm, and ensuring accuracy.  As a lifelong learner, she continues to gather skills and experiences to enhance her work.


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