CEO, EMPOWER Consulting Partners
Dre Garcia is the Founder and CEO of Empower Consulting, a National PEO brokerage firm, based in Boca Raton, Empower provides customized business solutions to include payroll, health insurance, workers compensation, and HR for a wide variety of clients, creating successful strategies for growth and true partnerships driven by a service philosophy.
Dedication to service has been a driving force for Dre throughout her career as well as in her personal life. Dre has been married to her husband, Rich, for 16 years, and together they are raising their two children, Ryler, 10, and Briella, 8. Whether talking about Dre’s career trajectory or her diverse and passionate service to the community, every project she takes on has to meet the following criteria: Can she manage it without infringing on family time, is she providing a service that is close to her heart by empowering others, and, of course, is it fun? This philosophy and mental checklist has helped her achieve career AND volunteer goals over the last 20 years.
Dre has been a fierce advocate in her community for most of her adult life. She has been involved with the Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) for over 15 years, has served as President, and held numerous board, chair, and advising positions. Currently, as a member of the Diaper Bank Task Force, she is helping the JLBR transition its Diaper Bank to its own 501c3.
Additionally, Dre serves on the George Snow Members Scholar Committee and the advisory board for KidSafe Foundation, where leaders within the organization have called her “instrumental” in helping the organization grow by more than 30 percent in one year. She is a past appointed member of the City of Boca Raton Education Task Force, a Leadership Boca graduate, and has assisted her church’s children’s ministry for many years. Dre is honored to have been awarded the Soroptimist International Woman of Distinction, Mother of the Year by Healthy Mother Healthy Babies, and has been named to Boca Life’s Top 40 under 40.
While clearly Dre’s volunteer and charitable work spans multiple organizations, the George Snow Scholarship Fund has been a high priority. She has been on the Members Scholars committee for over eight years reviewing scholarship applications. She considers it not only an honor, but also an inspiration to read about the struggles, triumphs, and vision for the future these high school seniors exhibit as their drive for greatness in education continues. Now is she is excited (and maybe a bit terrified) to add dancing to her volunteer resume, with the goal of raising the most money to help the leaders of today impact tomorrow.