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Circle of Influencers - Entrepreneurs, C-Suite Executives, Influencers

William H. Castle 151Vision to INSPIRE.

Bill Castle Mission to CHANGE.
Chief Diversity Officer & VP, HR Business


The University of Memphis

Oris Stuart 152Vision to INSPIRE.

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at National Mission to CHANGE.
Basketball Association (NBA)
Duke University
Greater New York City Area

Global diversity, inclusion and business executive whose visionary
leadership and strategic execution led to the formation and
growth of Global Novations, the world’s preeminent diversity and
inclusion consultancy and training firm. Dynamic and skilled
facilitator who positions directors, CEOs, CDOs, senior executives,
leaders and individual contributors of many of the world’s leading
organizations to champion the inclusion agenda for their

Extensive track record of building comprehensive strategies that
drive deeper customer relationships, spur innovation, increase
employee engagement and strengthen community partnerships.
Outcome oriented, analytical, creative and collaborative.

Giselle Stewart 153Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Energetic and highly skilled professional with a passion for partnering with stakeholders
at all levels to advance key business initiatives. Proven ability to develop strategies and
programming that improves organizational effectiveness, drives bottom line profitability
and positions the company as an employer of choice. Record of managing projects in
fast-paced environments that require an ability to meet deadlines in short timeframes.

Global Diversity & Inclusion, Project Management, Training & Development, Relationship
Building, Cross-Cultural Communication, Strategy Development, Research & Data
Analysis, Employee Engagement

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Global Diversity and Inclusion at
The Boeing Company
• 1 of 5 University of Phoenix (UOPX) employees (out of 300) nationally recognized for Texas A&M University
establishing the most community partnerships for the fiscal year.
• Recipient of UOPX leadership award in 2013 for development and implementation of Charleston, South Carolina
annual diversity roundtable series.
• Created diversity initiative for international programs office to attract more
underrepresented professionals to pursue global education opportunities. Resulted in a
10% increase in enrollment from previous academic year.
• Developed over 200 community partnerships which led to an increase in Census
participation in King County from previous Census.
• Led recruitment and engagement strategies to increase enrollment in university degree
programs. Resulted in 80% increase from the previous year and led to development of
first specialized academic program in Seattle market.
• Founded event management company and organized monthly networking events for
multicultural professionals, which attracted up to (400) attendees per event.

Paul J. Richardson 154Vision to INSPIRE.

Paul J. Richardson Mission to CHANGE.
SVP, Human Resources, ESPN & Chief Diversity Officer,

he Walt Disney Company
ESPN, Inc.

University of Southern California Law School
Greater New York City Area

Senior Vice President, Human Resources,
ESPN & Chief Diversity Officer, The Walt Disney Co.
Since joining ESPN in 2007, serving as SVP, Human Resources
helping to guide ESPN’s people strategies across 50 different
business units and nearly 8,000 employees worldwide.

In February 2011, added the role of CDO for The Walt Disney
Company. In that capacity, working with diversity, HR and business

leaders of Disney to enhance our workforce diversity, workplace
inclusion and engagement, and marketplace reach and relevance

with our global consumers.

Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the Human
Resources function at ESPN, including Compensation, Diversity &
Inclusion, Learning and Organizational Development, Recruiting,

Employee Relations and our HR Business Partners practice.

Nzinga Shaw 155Vision to INSPIRE.

Nzinga Shaw Mission to CHANGE.
SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Atlanta

Hawks & Philips Arena
Atlanta Hawks

University of Pennsylvania
Atlanta, Georgia

The National Basketball Association's (NBA) first Chief Diversity
& Inclusion Officer. Experienced executive with extensive hands-
on experience and knowledge of diversity & inclusion, change,

talent acquisition, organizational planning, employee relations,
branding, and community engagement.

Grace Figueredo 156Vision to INSPIRE.

Grace Figueredo Mission to CHANGE.
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Aetna

University of Hartford
Hartford, Connecticut Area

Damien Hooper-Campbell 157Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Damien Hooper-Campbell
VP, Chief Diversity Officer at eBay

Harvard Business School

San Francisco

Susan Johnson 158Vision to INSPIRE.

Susan Johnson Mission to CHANGE.
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion at The

The Hartford
Cornell University
Greater New York City Area

Sandy Harris 159Vision to INSPIRE.

Sandy Harris Mission to CHANGE.
Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion at Sodexo

University of Virginia
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Highly qualified Senior Executive and global thought leader respected for the
ability to create diverse, inclusive and high-performing work environments.
Demonstrated career success (25+ years) directing Global Diversity &
Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and Leadership Development initiatives for
various international companies. Forward-thinking visionary with an
exceptional capacity for leading strategic advancement and implementation
of integrated global diversity and inclusion strategies across functional areas
within multinational organizations. Proven leadership capabilities rewarded
with progressive responsibility during tenure in significant corporate HR roles
with six prominent global Fortune 500 companies. Results-driven
collaborative leader with keen ability to effectively partner with business and
HR leaders across multiple segments and geographic regions to provide
insights, resources, tools and actions that increase the attainment of business
diversity goals aligned with the overall organizational plan.

Areas of Impact: Global Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement Strategies,
Multicultural Workforce Management, Global Diversity Centers of Excellence,
Cultural Change, HR Management, Talent Acquisition and Leadership /
Employee Development, Training & Development, Organization Development,
Consultative Sales, Business Systems Deployment and Global Mentoring

Melissa Harper 160Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Melissa Harper is the Vice President of Global Talent and Inclusion & Diversity. Board of
Directors/Governance experience.

In this leadership role, Melissa is responsible for developing, transforming and executing
holistic talent strategies that drive a high-performance culture of innovation and inclusion
and diversity. As the end-to-end talent leader, Melissa partners with executives, as well as
external stakeholders, to drive acquisition, development, culture, and performance for
nearly 70 countries across 400 worldwide locations.

During her 8 years with Monsanto, Melissa has developed a global function responsible Melissa Harper
for attracting talent, development, ensuring an inclusive environment, shaping a digital Chief Talent Officer/Chief Inclusion
culture, and delivering talent needs that align to strategic business goals and
preparedness for the future workforce. Through best in class operational capabilities and Officer
analytics, she has led enterprise wide talent transformation. As VP-Talent/HR, she leads Global Human Resource Leader
Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Analytics/Operations, Inclusion & Diversity,
University Relations, Employment Branding, Talent Pipeline/Sourcing, HR Compliance, Monsanto
Contingent Workforce, Shared Services and Organizational Capabilities. Keller Graduate School of

Melissa’s expertise includes executive search, inclusion, global transformation of talent Management
strategies, assessment, development, and culture design. Greater St. Louis Area

Melissa is from Chicago, IL, and received her BA in Psychology from Roosevelt
University, and her MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She is on the
Board of the St. Louis YMCA; member of the International Association of Corporate and
Professional Recruiters; Board Member, Diversity Awareness Partnership; and a St. Louis
Mosaic Steering Committee member.

Marty Belle 161Vision to INSPIRE.

Marty Belle Mission to CHANGE.
Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Inclusion &

W.W. Grainger
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Greater Chicago Area

Business Executive with expertise in shaping a people strategy
aligned with the business strategy to deliver bottom line results.

Extensive international and domestic experience in business
management, operations and multiple site human resources
leadership in diversified global Fortune 500 corporations. Solid
accomplishments and expertise in building high performance teams,

re-engineering business processes, and leading cultural
transformation including change management and diversity initiatives
at the plant, division and corporate levels in both union and non-union


Specialties: Mergers and Acquisition, Union Negotiation, Change
Management, Executive Compensation, Lean Manufacturing, High

Performance Teams, Distributed Leadership

Ken Charles 162Vision to INSPIRE.

Ken Charles Mission to CHANGE.
Vice President, Global Inclusion & Staffing

General Mills
The University of Kansas
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Serves dual role of Chief Diversity Officer and Global
Talent Acquisition Leader. Leads Global Inclusion and
Staffing, a unique team with the mission:
* attract competitively superior talent that reflects our
markets and consumers
* retain top talent and develop all employees to reach
their fullest potential
* deliver a culture and environment that allows all
employees to thrive and achieve their personal best

Gregory D. Jones 163Vision to INSPIRE.

Gregory D. (Greg) Jones Mission to CHANGE.
Chief Diversity Officer
United Airlines
Stanford University
Chicago, Illinois

Darlene Slaughter 164Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Darlene Slaughter
VP, Chief Diversity Officer at United Way

United Way Worldwide

American University
Washington D.C. Metro Area

Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history
of working in the non-profit organization management
industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Career
Development, Analytical Skills, Coaching, and Diversity

Training. Strong business development professional with
a M.S focused in Human Resource

Management/Organizational Development from
American University

Lisa M. Coleman, Pd.D. 165Vision to INSPIRE.
Mission to CHANGE.

Lisa M. Coleman, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer and Special

Assistant to the President
Harvard University
Denison University

Deborah Stanley-McAulay 166Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Deborah Stanley-McAulay
Chief Diversity Officer at Yale University

Yale University
Greater New York City Area

Anthony Carter 167Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Chief Diversity Officer
Johnson & Johnson
Fordham University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Anthony P. Carter is the Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, and Chief Diversity Officer for Johnson &
Johnson. In this capacity, Anthony is responsible for building a strategy that enhances the Johnson & Johnson
vision to be a world class, benchmark company for diversity and inclusion and aligning this critical business
process with the Corporation’s strategic business objectives. In this position, he reports directly to the Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson and works closely with the Worldwide Vice President and
Executive Committee Member for Human Resources and the Worldwide Human Resources Executive Council.
Anthony is a member of the Corporate Group Operating Committee and a Member of the Human Resources
Executive Committee.

Anthony joined Johnson & Johnson in 2002 as Director, Corporate Communications and was promoted to Vice
President, Corporate Communications in 2005. In this role, he was responsible for organizational communications,
executive communications, and all communications for Human Resources and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion
on a global basis. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, he was Senior Director of Culture and Diversity for Bristol-
Myers Squibb Company and the former Director of Public Affairs. He is the former Assistant Press Secretary to
Mayor David N. Dinkins; former Director of Public Affairs for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission,
and served for 10 years in Corporate Communications for Avon Products, Inc. In 1983, he served as Press
Secretary to Congressman Edolphus Towns of Brooklyn.

Anthony is Member of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Board and a Member of the Executive Committee
of the Board of Visitors of Howard University. He is a Member of the Georgetown University Chief Diversity
Officers Consortium and is a Board Member of National Medical Fellowships. He serves as a Co-Chair of the Task
Force for the Center for Talent Innovation.

H Walker 168Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Director, Global Diversity,
Inclusion & Strategic Engagement at McDonald's Corporation

Roosevelt University
Greater Chicago Area

I am a collaborative thought leader who embraces the human condition. I position myself both as a consummate student
and as a leader in the transformation of organizations in a way that is relevant, loving, sustainable and profitable.

I am a Global Diversity, Inclusion & Corporate Culture practitioner, business strategist and futurist. I lead teams to
collaborate with core departments on the integration of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in business strategies, plans and

I promote and secure the inarguable business case that D&I improves financial performance, emboldens the CEO's vision
and most endearingly; stimulates corporate and community excitement. The enculturation of D&I sends a clear and spirited
message that we are a people business that values and respects our customers, employees and all those with whom do
business and serve. This corporate way of life translates to customers and employees that our goal is to do good and earn
their love for our service, services, products and brand.

Transformation is a constant that requires leadership, humility, and expertise. My extensive experience in leading and
transforming organizational culture is the result of decades of learning, humility, accountability, and collaboration with
global brands that achieved the results they desired.

I believe the role of leaders is to be caretakers for the human condition, desiring the efficacy and vitality of cultural
customized people development, and unflinching advocates of community engagement with a compassionate and selfless

It takes unbridled energy and love for the brand, customers, and employees. It takes bold thinkers with big hearts ready to
change the world. This is me, this is who I am.

Wendy Lewis 169Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Chief Global Diversity Officer and
VP Community Engagement
McDonald's Corporation
Greater Chicago Area

Wendy Lewis is responsible for guiding McDonald's Global “Diversity IS Inclusion “efforts
across all McDonald’s Corporation business functions. Her responsibilities include
developing a platform that enriches the organization’s history and culture of opportunity,
growth and economic impact within diverse communities and strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining McDonald’s, Wendy spent almost 30 years at Major League Baseball (MLB),
where she developed and implemented numerous innovative and successful metric-driven
strategies and initiatives throughout the League and the sports industry. She designed
MLB’s Diversity Economic Impact Engagement. The “DEIE” model was developed to
advance MLB’s workforce and supply chain engagement levels, league-wide.

She has been recognized as a pioneer and global leader and is the recipient of numerous
awards and recognitions. She has been featured in a variety of publications and is a highly
regarded key note speaker and subject matter expert.

Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin,
Oshkosh and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Mark King 170Vision to INSPIRE.

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Kellogg Company Mission to CHANGE.
High Point University

Raleigh, North Carolina

Proactive, strategic, and versatile HR & Corporate Affairs professional
with a demonstrated ability to contribute to the bottom line by
cultivating relationships, fostering teamwork, driving internal and
external engagement, and focusing on value-added actions that
advance organizational goals and objectives. Dedicated to producing
thoughtfully conceived and well-executed solutions.

Specialties: Organizational Development, Diversity & Inclusion
Management, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement,
Communications, Strategic Planning, Coaching/Mentoring, Succession
Planning/Talent Management, Performance Management, Public
Relations, Relationship Management, Community Engagement,
Project Management, Media Relations, Community / Industry
Relations, Customer Service

Lee Gill 171Vision to INSPIRE.

Lee Gill is the Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the Mission to CHANGE.
President for Inclusive Excellence at Clemson University.

Prior to Gill's appointment at Clemson University, he served as Chief
Diversity Officer at The University of Akron. He also served as chief
executive officer of the Stratus Group Consultants of Berrien Springs,
MI. Prior to that, Gill was dean of the Institute for Diversity and
Leadership/Professional Development and the affirmative action officer
at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, MI.

Gill earned a bachelor's degree in political science and sociology from
the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the Chicago Kent
College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The vision for the Office of Inclusion and Equity at Clemson University
is derived from the University’s aspirational statement regarding
inclusion, which reads as follows: “Clemson University aspires to create
a diverse community that welcomes people of different races, cultures,
ages, genders, sexual orientation, religions, socioeconomic levels,
political perspectives, abilities, opinions, values and experiences.
Clemson University will strive to reflect these differences in its
decisions, curriculum, programs and actions. The institution will seek to
ensure that underrepresented groups have equal access to the
education and resource opportunities available at the University. Policy
and procedures are carefully scrutinized to sustain an inclusive and
productive environment.”

Michelle (Garfield) Cook 172Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Michelle (Garfield) Cook
Chief Diversity Officer

The University of Georgia
Duke University

Snellville, Georgia

Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton 173Vision to INSPIRE.
Vice President/Associate Provost &
Mission to CHANGE.
Chief Diversity Officer at
Auburn University

East Carolina University
Auburn, Alabama

Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton is Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

and Chief Diversity Officer at UNC-Chapel Hill. In this capacity, Dr. Clayton serves students,

faculty, staff, community, visitors and alumni. Dr. Clayton is the designated executive
administrator for coordinating the university’s diversity and inclusion strategy and is the

principal advocate and adviser to the Chancellor, Provost and Senior University Leadership on
issues of diversity and inclusion. Dr. Clayton serves on the Chancellor’s Cabinet and the

Deans' Council.

Prior to serving as UNC’s Associate Vice Chancellor, Dr. Clayton served as Associate Provost

for Equity, Diversity and Community Relations and Chief Diversity Officer at East Carolina

University (ECU) in Greenville, NC where she reported to the Chancellor and Provost and

provided institutional leadership on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Dr. Clayton also led
the Chancellor’s Diversity Leadership Cabinet and its specialized commissions.

Dr. Clayton received a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from the UNC-Chapel Hill,

a Masters degree in Arts Administration from The American University in Washington, DC and

a doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University. She also completed
Harvard University’s Institute for Higher Education Management Development Program.

Dr. Clayton is known nationally for faculty diversity recruitment and retention, strategically
positioning and integrating diversity and inclusion in higher education institutions, building
corporate partnerships and translating corporate diversity and inclusion best practices for
useful application in higher education. She is the convener-elect of North Carolina Diversity
and Inclusion Partners, an Educational Associate with The Conference Board, and a member
of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education and the American
Association for Affirmative Action.

Robert Grasty 174Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Robert Grasty
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Inova Health System
Inova Health System
Villanova University

Washington D.C. Metro Area

Executive level professional with over 25 year of business experience in designing and
executing human resources strategies in both US domestic and international organizations
in various industries.

Specialties: Leadership Development and Training: Organizational Transformation; Talent
Management/Full Life Cycle; Culture Transformation; Performance
Management/Succession Management; Mergers and Acquisition, International
compliance, HR Strategy & Branding; Organizational Design & Development; Executive
Coaching; Change Management

Jon Muñoz 175Vision to INSPIRE.
Senior Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion at Hilton Worldwide
Mission to CHANGE.
Hilton Worldwide
Southern Methodist University
Washington D.C. Metro Area

Jon Muñoz is senior director of global diversity and inclusion for Hilton. Muñoz leads Hilton's diversity management
practice focused on culture, talent and marketplace initiatives. Muñoz is responsible for leading external
engagement strategies with diverse strategic non-profit partners, consulting with internal diversity stakeholders,
launching and executing Team Member resource group strategies, and developing diversity training initiatives.

Prior to joining Hilton, Muñoz served in diversity roles for Sprint and multicultural marketing roles for Nextel
Communications, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.

Muñoz actively serves in leadership roles at a number of non-profit organizations including: Friends of the American
Latino Museum Board of Directors, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Vice Chair of the Board of
Directors, League of United Latin American Citizens Corporate Alliance, National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People ACT-SO Advisory Council, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Corporate Advisory
Council Co-Chair and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board.

Muñoz is co-founder of the National Hispanic Corporate Council Corporate Executive Development Program (CEDP)
offered in partnership with Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. The CEDP is an innovative
executive development experience for high-potential mid-level Hispanic managers from Fortune 1,000 companies.
The CEDP is dedicated to advancing Hispanic managers to executive positions in global enterprises.

Muñoz was recognized in 2011 by Hispanic Business Magazine on their list of the Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics.
Muñoz holds a Bachelors of Science in communications and advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.

Specialties: Diversity & Inclusion Management, Multicultural Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Non-Profit
Management, Community Relations and Public Affairs

Daniel Ellerman 176Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Daniel Ellerman, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director, Diversity & Inclusion and HR Strategic Operations at Northrop

Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation
University of Maryland University College

Washington D.C. Metro Area

As the Director for Global Diversity and Inclusion with Northrop Grumman, Dan's focus is developing and executing
programs that support the company's D&I strategy. The strategy is focused on attracting diverse talent, developing
leadership capability, and increasing workplace inclusion and employee engagement. This includes aligning D&I
priorities with business objectives; supporting the company's 14 ERG's; designing the company's D&I education
strategy; leading the company’s Wounded Warrior inclusion program (Operation IMPACT), and providing guidance to
HR and business organizations on issues related to diversity and Inclusion and overall workplace effectiveness.

Dan is a certified Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR) by the HRCI and a SHRM-Senior Certified
Professional (SHRM-SCP) and holds a Master's of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland
University College. Dan has more than 14 years of HR experience and has held various roles in HR, including Talent
Management, HR Business Partner, Employee and Labor Relations, EEO/AA Compliance, and Diversity and
Inclusion. Additionally, he has facilitated the SHRM PHR and SPHR preparation courses at Marymount University in
Reston, VA and at the SHRM headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Some of Dan’s outreach activities include serving as a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for the USBLN and
as a Board Member for the DC MetroBLN

Gloria Goins 177Vision to INSPIRE.

Gloria Goins Mission to CHANGE.
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Bon Secours Health System
Mercer University

Marriottsville, Maryland

Dynamic senior executive with unique background in corporate social
responsibility, business, marketing, diversity, human resources,
community affairs and law. Proven track record in creating award
winning diversity and inclusion programs from their very inception at
two Fortune 50 companies. One of the few diversity officers in the
country that has created initiatives that resulted in profitable sales.

Specialties: Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing, Diversity &
Inclusion, HR, Community Affairs, Legal

Michelle (Garfield) Cook 178Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Michelle (Garfield) Cook
Chief Diversity Officer

The University of Georgia
Duke University

Snellville, Georgia

Kevin McDonald, J.D., Ed.E 179Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer &
Vice Chancellor for Inclusion
Diversity and Equity
University of Missouri System
University of Rochester
Columbia, Missouri

Executive Academic Leadership | Diversity & Inclusion:
* 17+ years of transformational contributions toward organizational
equity, diversity, and inclusion goals.
* Keen record of fiscal accountability with repeated success
building partnerships with external stakeholders and alumni to fund
diversity and inclusion programs during periods of limited
institutional support.
* Recognized subject matter resource for developing and
implementing frameworks that meaningfully connect diversity and
inclusion efforts with various areas of organizational functioning.

Barbee Oakes, PhD 180Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Barbee Oakes, PhD
Chief Diversity Officer at Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

Provides executive administrative leadership to advance strategic planning and execution of institutional diversity and
inclusion initiatives under the supervision of the Provost and the Office of the President. Confers with the Cabinet,
Deans, governance boards, and the larger campus community on issues that shape and impact the university's
progress on inclusive excellence initiatives. Collaborates with a myriad of campus units to raise the visibility of the
university's policies, programs, and services to foster equity. Conceptualizes and operationalizes strategic diversity
goals; and provides expertise on issues of access, equity, diversity, cross-cultural engagement and inclusion.
Provides leadership to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and its leadership units in their support of diversity, equity,
and inclusion initiatives throughout the university.

Dawn Frazier-Bohnert 181Vision to INSPIRE.

Dawn Frazier-Bohnert Mission to CHANGE.
SVP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

at Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts

Brian Johnson, Ph.D 182Vision to INSPIRE.

Brian Johnson, Ph.D. Mission to CHANGE.
7th President, Tuskegee University

W.E.B. Du Bois Scholar;
Higher Education Administrator;

Tuskegee University
University of South Carolina

Auburn, Alabama

Tyronne Stoudemire 183Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Tyronne Stoudemire
Vice President Global Diversity and Inclusion Hyatt Corporation

Wayne State University
Greater Chicago Area

Tyronne is a nationally recognized executive, experienced in advancing diversity and
inclusion. His unique talent creates extraordinary strategic networking opportunities for the
benefit of individuals and organizations. He develops strong inside tracks and grassroots
movements, troubleshoots, reengineers and turns around poor or underperforming
organizations and business units in the space of D&I. As evidenced by the many panels,
keynotes, board placements, leadership roles in external diversity councils, and the
recognizable awards he receives, there is ample evidence that Tyronne has deep
expertise in D&I and is effective at sharing it.

He works in highly productive ways with officers, CEOs, executive leadership teams and
line employees on unique and complex issues. His head knowledge on diversity
translates into heart actions. He knows in his bones that in the end D&I is about the one-
on-one connection. Tyronne’s extensive global network within the diversity profession
existed Pre-Linkedin but continues to gets larger and deeper each year.

The connection with the Obama network is particularly valuable; United Negro College
Fund, HACE, National Urban League, National Hispanic Executive Summit, Menttium
100, Chicago-United, Diversity Best Practices, Working Mother Media, Congo Square,
Fraser-net, Music Institute, Historically Black Colleges and Universities…

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil 184Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil
SVP U.S. Strategic Community Alliances

and Consumer Engagement

Purdue University
Greater Chicago Area

Dynamic communications strategist and tactician with a diverse portfolio of capabilities including: strategic
communication planning, change management, message alignment and integration. Extensive mass
communications experience spanning consumer packaged goods, television, community and government
relations, and non-profit industries. Significant accomplishments working successfully with local and national
media, decision-makers and power-brokers replete with existing relationships and contacts. Outstanding
communicator with the experience and presence to represent companies externally as spokesperson, with a
positive reputation for working with diverse teams to develop cohesive solutions. Outgoing, personable and
collegial with a palpable drive for excellence. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and
Government Relations at The Nielsen Company.

Specialties: Strategic Planning, Branding and Identity, Public Speaking, Government Relations,
Communications, Crisis Planning, Public Affairs.

Angela Talton 185Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Angela Talton
Chief Diversity Officer at Nielsen
Northwestern University - Kellogg School

of Management
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North

Carolina Area

Strategic leader with significant P&L operating responsibility experienced in diversity &
inclusion, call center management, IT system development, accounting and financial
reporting disciplines. Additionally, experienced in building, developing and leading teams,
which accelerate sales and profit growth, enhance productivity and create business
efficiencies. Skilled in crafting a vision and roadmap to galvanize leaders and employees to
achieve goals while leveraging technology and innovative concepts to reduce costs and
streamline processes.

Specialties: Diversity & Inclusion, call center operations, mergers and acquisitions, contract
negotiation, outsourcing, IT process improvements/system enhancements, etc.

George Hill 186Vision to INSPIRE.

George Hill Mission to CHANGE.
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and
Inclusion and Professor and Chief Diversity

Officer at Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

George C. Hill, Ph.D. is the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity
and Inclusion and Professor and Chief Diversity Officer of
Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN. Reporting to Chancellor
Nicholas Zeppos, he is responsible for implementing the
Chancellor's vision for Vanderbilt becoming a leading educational
institution implementing broad diversity in a equitable and
outstanding educational environment.

Dr. Hill will be responsible for advocating for institutional change,
working with university stakeholders to set goals and institutionalize
accountability, and ensuring that diversity efforts are coordinated
throughout the university. He will be responsible for articulating the
importance of equity, inclusion and diversity to the broader
educational mission of Vanderbilt.

Susan Gordon 187Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Susan Gordon
Chief Diversity Officer
U.S. Department of the Army
Northeastern University - Graduate School of Business

Washington, District Of Columbia

Accomplished Diversity & Inclusion Executive with over 25 Years of strategic Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resources, and
Talent Managment, experience, an MBA from Northeastern University, and SPHR Certification. Effective leader highly
experienced in providing effective Diversity & Inclusion solutions to senior leaders at Fortune 500 companies. Strong
leadership development, coaching, collaboration, business management, employee relations, team building, and talent
management skills - practical hands-on experience in all areas of Diversity and HR management. Demonstrated leadership
and organizational skills; detailed and results oriented, Recognized by Management citing: “energetic and motivated
professional..mature, intelligent and goal-oriented business person.. exceptional leadership skills..analytical in nature
and understands what it takes to make an organization successful. Unique ability to tie the human side to the business
side” A dedicated, flexible, resourceful and pro-active professional.

MBA - Northeastern University (International Business)
Society for Human Resources Management - SPHR Certified
HR Negotiations Skills Certificate - Harvard/Tufts/MIT
Former Florida State Director of Diversity & Inclusion - HR Florida
Former Regional Diversity Director - International Association of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals
Designed, developed, and implemented diversity/leadership development
programs including:
The Business Ready Women (TM)
The Business Ready Professional (TM)

The Business Ready Workplace ™

Elizabeth A. Morrison 188Vision to INSPIRE.

Vice President Diversity & Inclusion Mission to CHANGE.
Live Nation Entertainment

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Los Angeles, California

Building Corporate Value and ROI through Inclusion, Engagement & Talent Optimization

Building Corporate Value and ROI through Communications, Collaboration and Multiculturalism
Highly-motivated, naturally energetic diversity, inclusion, and communications professional with more than 17 years of
success in engaging internal and external audiences to deliver business results. Leverages change management expertise,
innovative learning and development programs, strategic communications and the ability to ignite synergies to create
dynamically diverse and inclusive high performance cultures. Recognizes the necessity of diversity and the power of
inclusion as catalysts that drive innovation, engagement, productivity and profits.

Collaborative and cohesive team builder and skilled manager with the ability to identify and leverage cross functional
partnerships, inspire team members, influence leaders and engage grassroots audiences. Skilled broadcast, media and
event and project planner, social media savvy.

Areas of Expertise:
• Strategic communications and engagement
• Diversity & Inclusion
• Talent Attraction
• Change Management
• Writing (messaging platforms, ad copy, articles, interviews, research and web copy)
• Multi-media campaign planning and execution (video, audio, online and graphic)
• Marketing/Branding
• Social Media
• Research/Evaluation Platforms (metrics, surveys, analytics, focus groups)
• Budget planning and reporting
• Leadership Counsel and Development

Yulonda Burris 189Vision to INSPIRE.

Yulonda Burris Mission to CHANGE.
VP; Diversity & Inclusion Manager at BB&T

North Carolina State University

Charlotte, North Carolina

Yulonda Burris Vice President and Diversity & Inclusion Manager
BB&T Yulonda Burris is responsible developing and implementing all
diversity initiatives and programs at BB&T. She also takes a visible and
strategic leadership role representing BB&T both internally and
externally to establish connectivity with other groups or efforts
focused on diversity and inclusion.

Prior to joining BB&T, Yulonda worked as a diversity and inclusion
program manager for 8 years in various lines of businesses within
Bank of America managing D&I efforts from a global perspective.
Yulonda is an avid runner, volunteer and proud member of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC, with
her daughters Kennedy and Kiera.

Erika Irish Brown 190Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Erika Irish Brown
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at

Bloomberg LP
Columbia University - Columbia Business

Greater New York City Are

Chris Michel 191Vision to INSPIRE.

Chris Michel Mission to CHANGE.
Senior Vice President and Head of

Diversity & Inclusion
Brown Brothers Harriman
City University of New York City College

New York, New York

Highly qualified and passionate senior HR executive with significant experience in leading
talent management programs in multinational organizations. Extensive familiarity with
global Diversity & Inclusion matters in addition to proven track record of success in broad-
based talent initiatives including Employee Resource Group management, recruitment,
training, community engagement, program development and senior management
advisement. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to positively influence outcomes.

Salvador Mendoza 192Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Salvador Mendoza
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Chicago State University

New York, New York

Highly qualified and passionate senior HR executive with significant experience in leading
talent management programs in multinational organizations. Extensive familiarity with
global Diversity & Inclusion matters in addition to proven track record of success in broad-
based talent initiatives including Employee Resource Group management, recruitment,
training, community engagement, program development and senior management
advisement. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to positively influence outcomes.

Jimmie Walton Paschall 193Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Jimmie Walton Paschall
Executive Vice President, Head of
Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion and

Strategic Philanthropy,
Wells Fargo and Company

Howard University

Janese Murray 194Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Janese Murray
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion at

Exelon Corporation
Baltimore, Maryland Area

Paul Martin 195Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Paul Martin
Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity
Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment
USC Gould School of Law
Greater Los Angeles Area

A strategic executive with over 20 years of experience in talent identification, executive search
and program design. A strong record of strengthening organization capabilities through
building a culture of inclusive innovation and by driving leadership accountability for
identifying, developing and advancing global talent at all levels. In depth experience in
designing programs that leverage diverse strengths, cultures and perspectives in order to
advance an organization’s strategic business objectives

Steve Pamon 196Vision to INSPIRE.

Steve Pamon Mission to CHANGE.
Chief Operating Officer at Parkwood

Parkwood Entertainment

Stanford University
New York, New York

Comprehensive, executive-level, operating experience across some of the
world’s most prestigious companies, including Parkwood Entertainment, JP
Morgan Chase, National Football League (“NFL”), Home Box Office (“HBO”), and

McKinsey & Co

Catrice Monson 197Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Catrice Monson
Senior Vice President, Corporate Diversity

& Inclusion at CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation

UCLA School of Law
Greater Los Angeles Area

Ariel Johnson 198Vision to INSPIRE.

Ariel Johnson Mission to CHANGE.
Vice President, Sports & Entertainment

Marketing at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Spelman College
New York, New York

Vanessa Ho-Sing-Ming 199Vision to INSPIRE.

Mission to CHANGE.

Vanessa Ho-Sing-Ming
Entertainment Diversity and
Communications at CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation
University of California, Los Angeles

Studio City, California

Celeste Warren 200Vision to INSPIRE.

Celeste Warren Mission to CHANGE.
Vice President, Human Resources and
Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of

Excellence at Merck
Carnegie Mellon University
Greater Philadelphia Area

Senior Leader within Merck Human Resources organization Specialties: Change
Management, Organizational Development; Diversity and Inclusion; Staffing; HR

Analytics; Culture Change; Labor Relations;

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