Victoria Vangalis Zepp, DPL is a veteran Capitol insider whose career spans both inside government and in the world of technology. Her executive-level expertise over the past 30 years in telecommunications, Information Technology, and systems integrations bring unique leadership and experience to the One Eighty Consulting team. Back in the 1990’s Victoria joined Tampa-based Intermedia Communications that grew from an entrepreneurial start-up local telephone company to the publicly traded, third-largest data carrier in the country. Her advocacy influenced landmark competitive telecommunications in Washington, DC, as well as their 27 state footprint. Her company enabled Florida State government to migrate from analog technology to high-speed digital technology. In 1996, with Governor Lawton Chiles (D) and Education Commissioner Frank Brogan (R) she chaired the Florida NetDay project that retrofitted every public school across the state for technology. Victoria was a founding member of what today is the Florida High Tech Corridor Council to boost technology-based economic development. As a pioneer, she was named inaugural Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for the Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the world’s largest accredited online high school operating in multiple countries.
In 2001, Victoria founded Clarity1st Consulting, Inc., a government and business consulting firm engaged in both federal and state sectors. She represented an impressive list of Information technology clients such as IBM, MCI, HP, Tipping Point, UPS, Pearson Digital, School.net, Tenet Healthcare, and Comcast. Victoria also led the Florida TaxWatch Center for Competitive Florida as Executive Director publishing research on issues affecting port security, legal visa immigration, and economic stability. She is currently in her third term as a governor’s appointee to the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, and served four terms as the Florida Office of the Chief Financial Officers’ appointee to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. There she was appointed by First Lady DeSantis to serve as chair of the Technology Integration Workgroup whose members include Secretary’s, CIO, CDO and business executives from state agencies represented on the Cabinet.
Her experience in Information Technology, Child Welfare, and Health and Human Services is unmatched. Well-respected in the capital city and nationally, she is one of less than 150 to hold the distinction as a Designated Professional Lobbyist in the country. For decades, Victoria has professionally and personally served to improve opportunities for persons with differing abilities and formerly homeless or foster youth to enable all children a chance to reach their human potential. Victoria is a long-time Tallahassee resident, mom to an amazing son, foster-mom to many beloved youth, and a die-hard Green Bay Packer fan!
Victoria V. Zepp, DPL
President & CEO