Sonia Clayton

Sonia is the president and CEO of Virtual Intelligence Providers, LLC (VIP), “America’s Most Recognized Consulting Firm” and recipient of 20 awards of excellence, since inception to date, including White House and State recognition (Governor Rick Perry’s Recognition). Sonia’s background includes 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Information Systems management, ERP Systems, Training and e-Learning platforms. She has visited and conducted business in over 40 countries and speaks 4 different languages. Sonia is a co-author of “Corporate Bold,” a multi-year project now published in - Corporate Bold outlines a strategy for Business-corporate success and Best Seller Book.

After 10 years in the Airline Industry, in 2001 and just 2 weeks after 9-11, Sonia created VIP (Virtual Intelligence Providers, LLC), in an effort to help all of her former employees and colleagues, who had lost their jobs due to the economic downturn that followed those tragic days. Today, VIP is a global consulting firm serving more than 90 corporations with a large international footprint, in 5 continents. VIP is a Business Technology Service Provider specializing in IT project & solutions Management, SAP Business Process Documentation, Corporate Training, Technical writing, e-Learning and Staff Augmentation.

Sonia gives generously to the Houston community; hence she has created and benefits 3 non-profit organizations:

1. The VIP Education Foundation – Benefiting IT/IS Programs - US Colleges and Universities. Also benefiting the Houston unemployed assisting them with career-path changes and job searches.

2. The Alba Navarro Foundation – Cancer Foundation, benefiting woman with breast and liver cancer.

3. The Angels for Soldiers Fund – Retraining & job hunting for soldiers coming home from deployments and wars.

Sonia is also a financial contributor and benefactor of the “The Fallen Heroes Found” - A leader in supporting the men and women of the US Armed Forces returning from Afghanistan and Iraq - .

Higher Institution Fellowships & boards include:

• Brigham Young University – Marriott School of Business –Information Systems’ Houston Chair. First, Female, Hispanic Member of the Board

• ITT Technical Institute - Curriculum Board

• Stanford University – Curriculum Board

• MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) – Information System Curriculum – Hispanic, Female on the Technology Board

• Better Business Bureau (BBB)– Board of Education