Toni Eberhart works in Corporate Communications at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing – a $1.6B joint venture automotive plant in Huntsville, AL. Throughout her career she has used her specialties in strategic communications, community engagement, and corporate brand development to empower companies across diverse industries such as medicine, energy infrastructure, manufacturing, higher education, and government. Toni is a nationally recognized leader in entrepreneurial ecosystem building initiatives, often advocating for burgeoning business & technology communities. Since 2016, Toni lead Huntsville-based nonprofit Urban Engine to support the launch and growth of more than 100 startups and serve close to 10,000 people through programs including CoWorking Night, the International NASA Space Apps Challenge Main Stage, HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge and Mercedes-Benz US International Innovation Challenge. She is a graduate of the Drexel University LeBow College is Business in Philadelphia, Penn. She currently serves on the non-profit boards of Urban Engine and Startup Champions Network and the Huntsville STEAM Works Development Committee.