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Corporate Advisory Board (CAB)

CAB Member Profiles

The USBLN® Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) was launched by the USBLN® Board of Directors on January 1, 2009 to draw upon members for their expertise and wisdom to advance the mission of the USBLN. The CAB is comprised of 30 USBLN member companies that are appointed by the USBLN Chairperson in consultation with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Each company is invited to name two company representatives for the CAB.

The Corporate Advisory Board provides strategic direction to USBLN programs, ensuring a focus on relevant and realistic activities and goals. The CAB contributes an awareness of the business environment, including reports on competitive activities, strategies, and directions to Board and staff. The CAB also provides a forum for its members to discuss and define their collective company needs in the areas of disability employment, disability marketing and disability supplier diversity, along with identification of emerging trends in these fields.

CAB appointments are for two years. In addition to periodic telephonic meetings, the members meet in person at the USBLN Annual Meeting.

For additional information, please contact Maggie Roffee, Senior Corporate Relations Manager, at

Robert (Bob) J. VetereROBERT (BOB) J. VETERE
Senior Workplace Accommodation Specialist, Global Corporate Responsibility, Northrop Grumman
Corporate Advisory Board Chair, US Business Leadership Network

Bob Vetere previously served as an EEO/Diversity specialist at Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems Sector. He is currently Senior Workplace Accommodation Specialist for Northrop Grumman's Global Corporate Responsibility organization. In this role, Vetere assists in providing a harmonized approach to the reasonable accommodation process across the Enterprise.

Vetere recently celebrated his 35th anniversary with Northrop Grumman. During his career he has held a variety of roles. He created the Victory Over Impairment & Challenge Enterprise Employee Resource Group at Northrop and has a passion for serving both his community and corporation. He has served on the USBLN's Corporate Advisory Board since 2011 and was an invited speaker at the Maryland & Virginia Governor's forums on employing people with disabilities. Vetere attended York College of Pennsylvania where he pursued an accounting degree.

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Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Manpower Group

Regina Blair is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for ManpowerGroup U.S. She partners with company leadership to ensure that ManpowerGroup attracts, develops and retains the very best diverse talent, and implements diversity best practices within the ManpowerGroup culture.

Since accepting her position in 2011, Regina has launched employee resource groups within ManpowerGroup, introduced a diversity scorecard for senior management, brought diversity training to people managers, and leveraged industry best practices to improve internal and external compliance reporting capability. In addition to overseeing a corporate diversity recruiting plan, Regina leads the organizations' strategic partnerships with local and national diversity organizations.

A native of Philadelphia, Regina holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master's degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School and Public and International Affairs. Regina lives in New Jersey with her husband and two sons. She serves on the Pohatcong Township Board of Education, where she chairs the personnel and finance committees. She is an active member of the Lehigh Valley Women's Executive Group, and offers interview, resume, and personal development workshops for the Warren County African American Chamber of Commerce.

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Director, Diversity Communications, Comcast Corporation

Cecilia Isaacs-Blundin joined Comcast in 2012 as Director of Diversity Communications, responsible for communications regarding the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives spanning governance, workforce, procurement, programming, and community investment. She works extensively with Comcast-NBCUniversal's external Joint Diversity Advisory Council. Cecilia also serves as Co-Lead of OUT@Comcast, an LGBT-focused Employee Resource Group (ERG), and was previously Co-Lead of Comcast's Abilities Network, an ERG focused on disability inclusion.

From 2006-2012, Cecilia practiced law as an associate with Ballard Spahr LLP. She represented clients in a range of industries, focusing on commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, export control, and data security.

Cecilia is a graduate of Penn State University's Schreyer Honors College, where she earned a B.S. in Spanish (Business emphasis), B.A. in English, and International Studies minor. She earned a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and was Articles Editor of the George Washington University International Law Review.

Cecilia serves on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia's SeniorLAW Center. She has completed three marathons, is a published poet, and holds an FCC amateur radio license.

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Partner, KPMG, LLP

Chris Brown is an audit Partner in KPMG's US Banking and Finance practice with over 18 years of experience serving clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 entities. Chris is currently based in Orange County California and work with banks, mortgage companies, auto finance lenders, trading entities and other commercial entities that require audit, advisory or other services.

Prior to his current role Chris spent two years in New York with KPMG's Department of Professional Practice in KPMG's Practice Advisory / SEC Group which has principal responsibility for responding to inquiries from engagement teams on accounting and financial reporting matters, and on rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Chris is the co-chair of KPMG's Abilities in Motion Committee, the group charged with developing and supporting a network for KPMG's employees with disabilities or caregivers of those with disabilities. Chris is a founding member of the Emerging Tocqueville society for the Orange County United Way and is actively involved with KidWorks, an organization supporting youth in Santa Ana, California. Chris earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Washington. Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of CPAs.

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Jason BrynJASON J. BRYN, J.D.
Workforce Disability Compliance and Inclusion Programs Manager, BAE Systems, Inc.

Jason Bryn has over 20 years EEO, ADA and disability program experience that spans the federal contractor, private industry, county government, non-profit, government enforcement agency and public university sectors.

In addition to leading BAE System’s disability compliance and inclusion strategy and programs, Jason has served as outsource ADA compliance officer to hundreds of small and mid-size companies, ADA attorney in private practice and county government, ADA grievance mediator for a state enforcement agency, EEO consultant, EEO investigator and workforce inclusion program director for the largest U.S. employment program for people with blindness and low vision.

Jason leads BAE Systems’ Abilities Beyond Limits and Expectations (ABLE) Network Employee Resource Group.

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L. Jay Burks, PhDL. JAY BURKS, PhD
Manager of Supplier Diversity, Comcast Corporation

L. Jay Burks, PhD, is the Manager of Supplier Diversity at the Comcast Corporation where he is responsible for implementing policies and procedures to increase opportunities for diverse owned businesses in procurement. Prior to joining Comcast, he served as Executive Director of the State of Delaware's Office of Supplier Diversity.

Dr. Burks has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses for nearly ten years as an adjunct professor at Lincoln University. He especially enjoys sharing with his students his professional work experience that also includes responsibility for sales and marketing at some of the nation's most recognizable corporate brands. Dr. Burks has held board positions, authored grant proposals, and presented at several conferences on multiple entrepreneurial topics, but his passion remains in higher education.

Dr. Burks received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College, a Master of Business Administration from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a PhD from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.

The title of his PhD dissertation was Examining the Relationships Between Entrepreneurial Orientation, Procedural Justice, and Entrepreneurial Leadership with the Reward and Performance Expectancies of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in Government Contracting.

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Global Program Lead, Diversity & Inclusion, Hewlett-Packard

Jesse Cortez is a Global Program Lead in Hewlett-Packard's Global Diversity and Inclusion office reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer. In his role, amongst other responsibilities, he is charged with providing global leadership and governance for programs focused on Persons with Disabilities.

Throughout his career, Jesse has focused on talent and diversity, fostering an inclusive environment for our people to succeed. He has extensive experience in leadership talent acquisition, large scale diversity initiatives and working with non-profit organizations over the past 13 years.

He currently sits on the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) Advisory Board and frequently participates and contributes to a number of other partner organizations.

Originally from Chicago, Jesse holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Strategic Management and an MBA with a focus in Strategy, both from the University of North Texas. Jesse lives in the Dallas area with his wife, son and daughter.

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Vice President, Human Resources, Anthem

Jenn Crenshaw is vice president of Human Resources at Anthem, Inc. In this role, Ms. Crenshaw oversees strategic human capital planning, employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, and leadership development for associates supporting all of Anthem's Commercial and Specialty Business Division, as well as the Government Business Division.

Ms. Crenshaw has extensive human resources management experience in the health care, information technology and hospitality industries. Among previous leadership positions, she served as vice president of Human Resources, North America, for the Burger King Corporation and as Chief Human Resources Officer at New Signature, a Washington, D.C.-based technology solutions integrator.

Ms. Crenshaw earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Society of Human Resources Management. She is a graduate of the Center for Leadership program at Florida International University, earned her Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development from Villanova University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Messiah College.

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Associate Director, Contracts and Supplier Diversity, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

Joyce E. Eriksen Eggers, Associate Director, Contracts and Supplier Diversity for Takeda Pharmaceuticals International is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has over 25 years' experience as a Contracts Manager for various industries, including 11 years in procurement at Takeda.

Her current responsibilities include leading Takeda's Strategic Sourcing Contracts Group in Cambridge, MA and the Supplier Diversity program for Takeda in the US. Joyce works closely with the Takeda's Strategic Sourcing Groups to develop and maintain partnerships with Diverse Suppliers who meet their requirements for excellence and innovation, and are competitive in their offerings.

Joyce represents Takeda as a board member of Diversity Alliance for Science, GNEMSDC, and most recently joined as member of CAB of USBLN. She is also a member of the NMSDC Healthcare Industry Group, and 2012-2014 Co-Chair of the ISM Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum.

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Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Northrop Grumman Corporation

As the Director for Diversity and Inclusion with Northrop Grumman Corporation, Dan's focus is developing and executing programs that support the company's D&I strategy. Northrop Grumman's strategy is focused on attracting diverse talent, as well as, increasing workplace inclusion and employee engagement. This includes aligning D&I with the business; supporting the company's 14 ERG's; designing the company's D&I education strategy; and providing guidance to HR and business organizations on issues related to diversity and Inclusion

Dan is a certified Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR) by the HRCI and holds a Master's of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland University College. Dan has more than 12 years of HR experience and has held various roles in HR, including Learning and Development, Employee and Labor Relations, EEO/AA Compliance, Talent Acquisition, and Diversity and Inclusion.

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Abilities Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young

Lori Golden is Ernst & Young's Abilities Strategy leader, driving efforts to build an enabling, inclusive environment for people of all abilities. She advises the firm's over 1,000 member AccessAbilities professional resource network and its Abilities Champions leaders network. Lori leads initiatives to enhance ergonomics and accessibility in Ernst & Young offices, communications, meetings, trainings and technology, educate EY people on abilities-related issues and create new diverse abilities recruiting strategies and employment models. She also consults on accommodations and career development issues for EY people working with differing abilities.

Lori serves on the US Department of Labor's Circle of Champions, the NYC Mayor's Office People with Disabilities Business Development Council, the NYC Mental Health Alliance, served on the Board of Directors of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), serves on the USBLN Corporate Advisory Board, and is Vice Chair of the Board of TransCen.

She's been with Ernst & Young 17 years and is a graduate of Harvard University.

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Global Business Talent Acquisition Leader - Cloud and HP Labs, Hewlett-Packard

Jeff Gray is the Global Business Talent Acquisition Leader for the Cloud, Labs and Software businesses for Hewlett-Packard.

With nearly 20 years of talent acquisition, he's held leadership positions with companies such as Cisco Systems, St. Jude Medical and HP. Academically, he holds two MS degrees - Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management.

Jeff is also visually impaired and is highly passionate with respect to disability and diversity hiring.

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Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Capital One Financial Corporation

Stephanie Miller Halish currently serves as Director, Diversity and Inclusion for Capital One, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. One of the nation's top 10 largest banks based on deposits, Capital One Bank serves banking customers through branch locations in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

In this role, Ms. Halish leads all Diversity and Inclusion reputational and regulatory efforts for Capital One to support a long standing commitment to diversity and inclusion and ensure the company's employment practices and programs foster a diverse workforce and culture of inclusion. A key accomplishment in this role was launching Capital One's CapAbilities (Individuals with Disabilities) and Military Associate Networks, which provide support in the form of programs, resources and tools that enable Capital One's associates to achieve their full potential in an environment that values the differences we all bring to the workplace.

Since joining Capital One in 1993, Ms. Halish served in various roles for the company in areas including Human Resources, Risk Management and Employment Law.

Ms. Halish is a graduate from Roger Williams College with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. She also holds a Master's Degree in Human Resource Development from George Washington University.

An active member of the community, Ms. Halish has served as an Executive Committee Officer on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Business Leadership Network. In January 2014, Ms. Halish accepted the Co-Chair position for the Richmond Industry Liaison Group. She also sits on the CEO Council of The National Organization on Disability. Ms. Halish also participated in and supported national and state initiatives around disability and diversity inclusion practices including the National Governors Association 2013 Chair's Initiative "A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities'" and Virginia's Executive Order 55 Summit.

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Senior Oncology Sales Specialist, Novartis

Adrian Hawkins began his twenty four year career at Novartis as a Marketing Systems intern. Today he is a Senior Oncology Sales Specialist after transitioning through several Novartis sales divisions. He has demonstrated ongoing leadership in driving Diversity and Inclusion initiatives at Novartis and in the community earning multiple CEO Diversity & Inclusion awards. Mr. Hawkins is Co-Chair of the Novartis' disability ERG, CapABLE, and Chair of Novartis' Oncology Field Diversity Council. He also is a Board Member of the NJ Metro Chapter MS Society and the LIONS Club of Summit, New Jersey, as well as President of the NJ/NY Chapter of the National Sales Network.

Adrian Hawkins has the execution expertise and passion to be involved within the greater community and strives to "make a difference." He is originally a native of Newark, NJ, currently resides in Berkeley Heights, NJ, and holds a B.S. degree in Information Technology from Kean University.

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CEO & Founder, inQUEST Consulting LLC

Scott Hoesman is CEO & Founder of inQUEST, a forward-thinking collective of Diversity & Inclusion thought leaders developing strategic and pragmatic initiatives for a transforming marketplace. The company's work is based on the belief that in order to be competitive in today's global economy, organizations must capitalize on their people to drive innovation and business performance.

CEO Scott Hoesman is an accomplished and sought-after speaker, executive facilitator, author and senior organizational strategist. He is most known for his ability to implement full-scale, long-term people strategies across a wide spectrum of industries and geographies. His approach is based on three strategic pillars that he believes are critical components for sustained success: include, engage and innovate.

Scott's personal D&I subject matter expertise centers around workplace inclusion for people with disabilities, LGBT employees and those of all generations. inQUEST is a certified minority business as a certified LGBTBE through the NGLCC.

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Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion Practice Management, Microsoft

Tisa is a visionary leader with purposeful passion who believes being a diversity and inclusion leader is a privileged obligation. She's a respected strategist, disruptive thought leader, speaker, community builder, and business leader. Tisa has received several personal accolades and for her employers including DiversityInc's Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity, Global Organization for Leadership & Diversity's Bridge Builder Award, and Emerson College 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Throughout her 20 year career she has been a key architect in the creation and transformation of Diversity & Inclusion strategies & functions, provided global strategic direction & consultation for the Americas, Asia, the Oceania, and/or Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions, managed human capital departments (e.g., Recruitment and Organization Development), developed & implemented community development & branding programs, built internal & external consortiums, conceived & executed employee engagement initiatives, and deployed training & development programs.

Her work has been performed for diverse companies ranging from Global 100 and Fortune 35 to start-ups and non-profits in the software, gaming, internet, semiconductor, financial services, telecommunications, and management consulting industries including Deloitte, What's Up Doc?, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and the Y.W.C.A. of the West End.

Tisa's work has been featured the Wall Street Journal and HR Magazine, and others. Her columns have been published in Diversity Journal, addressing topics such as cultural competency, market intelligence, creating a training plan, and the future of Diversity & Inclusion.

Her volunteer leader positions include the Global Organization for Leadership & Diversity, Millennium Momentum Foundation, California State University at Los Angeles Professional & Global Education Advisory Board, STEAM Coders, and Department o Rehabilitation Diversity Employment Source.

Tisa holds a BS in Management and Organizational Behavior and Political Communications from Emerson College in Boston, MA.

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People Manager, ADA and Career Transitions Resources Program, Southwest Airlines

Marji joined Southwest Airlines in March, 1989. She worked with the Customer Support & Services Department for 19 years in several different roles before moving into the People Department.

She currently manages the ADA and Career Transitions Resources Team. The Team works with applicants, candidates, and Employees to provide reasonable accommodations.

The Team also works with Employees who are transitioning their careers, by helping them prepare for their next step.

They are dedicated to building awareness for inclusion strategies to enhance the workplace experience and the Culture of Southwest Airlines.

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Senior Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Microsoft

Katy Jo Meyer is a Senior Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Microsoft. As a part of the Global Diversity & Inclusion team, she partners with Business and HR Leaders across the company to attract, retain, and develop diverse talent for Microsoft.

Meyer has been with Microsoft for fourteen years. Prior to working in Global Diversity & Inclusion, she spent seven years building and launching Microsoft's integrated worldwide platform for managing and developing people. Katy Jo spent her first five years at Microsoft within the Staffing organization, where she developed a Disability Toolkit designed to provide recruiters with guidance around recruiting candidates with disabilities.

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North America Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Dow

Greg works at Dow’s corporate headquarters in Midland, MI and has been in his current role since April 2015. Greg started his career in Public Affairs as a PA Specialist for Dow’s Feedstocks and Energy Division in 2012 after graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and interning in Public Affairs during the summer of 2011. Greg later served as the Public Affairs Manager for all six Dow sites in Louisiana. During his time at Dow, he co-founded Dow’s Project SEARCH program which provides meaningful employment skills for transitioning students with developmental disabilities. He also represents Dow on the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN’s) Corporate Advisory Board.

At RIT Greg served as the first re-elected deaf Student Government president (campus population – 18,000 students). Greg currently serves as Board of Directors for the Disability Network of Mid-Michigan (Board Vice-President), the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID’s) National Visiting Committee (NVC) and is Vice President of the NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Greg was appointed by Governor Snyder to Michigan’s ‘Barrier Free Design’ Board. He has been featured on Lt. Governor Calley’s ‘Hidden Talents Tour’, ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’ on the employment of deaf & hard of hearing people and is a frequent keynote speaker, including events such as the commencement address at the Michigan Career Training Institute (MCTI), Bay City High School and Disability Mentoring Day in the Great Lakes Bay region.

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Lead Systems Analyst, Business Intelligence, Information Technology
Chair, Starbucks Access Alliance
Starbucks Coffee Company

Cori Pudelko is Lead Systems Analyst, Business Intelligence, Information Technology for the Starbucks Coffee Company. Cori also chairs Starbucks Access Alliance. Cori's Starbucks career journey began in October of 1999 in support of their partners (employees) and customers around the world.

On July 27th 2012, Cori had a brainstem stroke and embarked on a mission to reinvent herself while living with a condition known as Wallenberg's Syndrome (aka Lateral Medullary Syndrome).

In February 2015, she joined the Starbucks Access Alliance leadership team to share her experiences and to look for ways to support the Starbucks partner community through partner engagement and inclusion. This opportunity provides a unique platform to serve others, increase awareness of the broad spectrum of disabilities, and, most importantly, to constantly expand accessibility.

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Annette F. RostaANNETTE F. ROSTA
Associate Director, Recruiting Diversity & Compliance, Experienced Hire Recruiting, KPMG LLP

Annette has been with KPMG for over seventeen years during which she has supported the recruiting team in various aspects. Initially executed full life-cycle recruiting across the practices, Annette currently develops and executes innovative diversity strategies and processes to drive top quality talent pools. She also develops and implements recruiting compliance policies, procedures and internal controls to ensure all recruiting activities are conducted in full compliance with applicable laws, OFCCP and EEOC regulations and firm's policies. As a member of DirectEmployers Association, Annette is a Board of Directors member since 2008. Annette is also an alumni member of the National Labor Exchange Steering Operations Committee (NLX) and co-leader of the Recruiting Regulatory Compliance Committee. Based in northern New Jersey, Annette is a member of Abilities in Motion, KPMG's disability ERG, holds her PHR, received her bachelors degree in Human Resources Management from Kings College and is the proud parent of three children.

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Military & Disability Affairs, McKesson Corporation

Greg Rutherford is the Military & Disability Affairs Strategist for McKesson Corporation and is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for both the Military & Disability groups within a Fortune 11 Company with over $170 billion in annual revenues.

Prior to his current role, Greg spent time with Health Mart, McKesson's independent pharmacy franchise, in a variety of roles including: Director of Data & Analytics (2014), Director of Franchise Administration (2011-2013), and Franchise Manager (2009-2011). Greg joined McKesson in 2008 (-2009) as a Six Sigma Black Belt within the Distribution Operations segment of US Pharmaceutical.

Prior to joining McKesson, Greg spent 4 years at Orion International Consulting working to provide employment assistance and coaching for veterans seeking employment upon completion of their military service.

Greg is a former Armor Captain in the US Army and received a BA from Binghamton University. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Meghan, and his three children, Kellen (5), Liam (3) and Finley (1).

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Talent Acquisition Manager, Human Resources, Boehringer Ingelheim USA

Danielle Scesa serves as the recruiting specialist for the Research, Development and Medicine (Clinical Development/Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Global Pharmacovigilance, Biometrics and Data Management, Quality Management and Clinical Operations) areas for all operating units in the US at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. She ensures adherence to Talent Acquisition identified recruiting processes and oversight of relationships with our third-party recruiting partners (inclusive of RPO). Danielle designs, delivers and oversees the customized recruitment strategy and business plans, competitive and needs analysis and participate in talent review and workforce planning discussions with the Human Resources business contact and/or the business. Danielle is also an active member of 2 Business Resource Groups at BI, CABS (Combining Abilities for Business Success) and WLI (Women’s Leadership Initiative).

Prior to joining BI, Danielle spent 4 years as a recruiter in the RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) industry directly supporting BI. Leading up to this experience Danielle brings a wealth of agency recruitment experience. She provided support for R&D, marketing roles within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and also general administrative and finance roles.

Danielle is also very active in community service. She and her husband created the East Coast Chapter of Wiggle Your Toes ( which provides resources, education and funds to the amputee community in the Northeast. Our mission is to empower those who have lost a limb to move forward, take action and get back to the life they want.

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Manager Inclusion & Diversity, GSK

Rick has worked in the field of Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) for 15-years. He is responsible for driving alignment of GSK's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) with business strategies, expanding I&D communications, providing oversight for the Outreach strategy, and facilitating benchmarking and research opportunities.

Prior to joining GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), he was with Campbell Soup Company, Shell Oil, and provided consulting services to BP, and Lockheed-Martin. He began his career in I&D in 1998 with Shell Oil Company.

Rick authored "Finding The Energy - Coming Out In Corporate America", which captures key learnings and observations leading up to his decision to come out in the workplace in 1994 and the journey that followed.

Rick has degrees from Idaho State University (ISU) and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Arts & Letters at ISU. In addition to the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Corporate Advisory Board, Rick is also a member of the Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee - a joint venture between USBLN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

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Senior Manager - Corporate Affairs, Constituent Relations, Walmart Stores Inc.

Russell Shaffer is Senior Manager - Corporate Affairs, Constituent Relations for Walmart Stores Inc. and has responsibility for the company's national stakeholder engagement for the people with disabilities and aging communities. He joined Walmart in 2006 and has held a variety of roles managing global internal communications and benefits communications.

His career as a professional communicator spans nearly 15 years and includes roles in advertising, corporate communications, marketing, print journalism and public relations. Russell has held positions at May Department Stores, The Timken Company and The Ohio Optometric Association.

He previously served as Chair for Walmart's Advocates for Disability Awareness and Education (ADAE) resource group and has been a board member of Sources for Community Independent Living in Fayetteville, Ark. since 2012. Russell is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and holds a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and communication arts. He resides in Bentonville, Arkansas, with his wife, Jessica, and their children, Sophia and Brady.

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Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, Boehringer Ingelheim

Betsy Silva serves as the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for Boehringer Ingelheim. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the overall vision and execution of the company's US diversity and inclusion strategy, for managing external relationships and partnerships and for strategically aligning business resource groups with associated business units to ensure value and support from the business.

Betsy has more than 20 years of senior-level operations, human resources and global diversity leadership experience. Most recently, Betsy served as Senior Director of Diversity for Sodexo with responsibility for learning, employee business resource groups, client consulting in North America and for the Diversity and Inclusion strategy in Central, South and Latin America. She led the development and implementation of a multi-year strategy that contributed to Sodexo being ranked as the #1 and #2 Best Company for Diversity by Diversity, Inc. for the past four consecutive years.

Betsy has also served as the Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. As the company's first Chief Diversity Officer, Betsy successfully led a business growth study focused on multicultural marketing and implemented a process to operationalize a company-wide cultural competence strategy.

Her prior experience includes leadership roles with American Express, Freddie Mac and Sara Lee Hanes Branded Apparel Group. Betsy is a former Board Member of the Winston-Salem, North Carolina Urban League and a commissioner for the Winston-Salem, North Carolina Human Relations Commission. She has served as Chair of the Hispanic League of the Piedmont Triad and is a co-founder of the Hispanic League.

Betsy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Inter-American University in Puerto Rico. She earned a Leadership Coaching certification from Georgetown University, is a 2005 National Hispana Leadership Fellow and completed a leadership program at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Vice President, Senior Recruiting Manager - Specialty Recruiting, Talent Management & Human Resources Division, PNC

Amanda joined PNC in June 2010, as an Assistant Vice President for PNC Campus Recruiting team. Amanda was responsible for managing the campus recruiting efforts for PNC's Corporate Services businesses, in addition to managing PNC's Campus Diversity Recruiting strategy.

In August 2011, Amanda was asked to lead PNC's enterprise Diversity & Inclusion Recruiting Strategies as PNCs' D&I Recruiting Manager.

In September 2013, in her addition to her responsibilities as the Diversity & Inclusion Recruiting Manager, Amanda was asked to lead PNC's Campus Recruiting Team for PNC's Development and Summer Internship Programs.

In September 2014, she asked to lead PNC's Specialty Recruiting. She is now responsible for managing of all functions which provide recruiting support across the enterprise. These functions include: Corporate Diversity Recruiting, Executive Recruiting, Performance Enablement, Contingent Labor, Recruiting Marketing, Sourcing and Internal Placement Recruiting teams.

Prior to joining PNC, she was an Assistance Vice President of Citi's Investment Banking Graduate Recruitment Team. Amanda began her career at Mentor4/Aerotek.

Amanda obtained her bachelors degree from Elon University, NC in Business Administration. Amanda currently resides in Hoboken, NJ and actively works in New York, NY for PNC.

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Supplier Diversity Manager, Global Procurement Services, Capital One Financial Corporation

Kimberlee Sours currently serves as Supplier Diversity Manager for Capital One, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. One of the nation's top 10 largest banks based on deposits, Capital One Bank serves banking customers through approximately 900 bank locations in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

In this role, Ms. Sours assists in leading all Supplier Diversity efforts for Capital One. In addition, she is the Liaison for the Asian, Disability, Latino and LGBT Business Community and manages the Supplier Diversity Tier II Program.

Since joining Capital One in 1998, Ms. Sours has served in various roles for the company, in areas including HR, Finance and Accounting, IT, and the TPM Card Risk Office. Prior to joining Capital One, Ms. Sours served as a sales rep for WorldCom along with holding a Management role in the Limited Corporation.

Ms. Sours is a graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also holds a real-estate license in the State of Virginia.

An active member of the community, Ms. Sours has served as a member on both the National Gay and Lesbian Corporate and Procurement Councils, along with being a committee member on their Certification Committee, Development and Engagement Committee and volunteering for site visits. In October 2012 Ms. Sours accepted the Vice Chair position for the National Gay and Lesbian's Corporate Council. She has also participated on the conference board for both Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council and the US Pan American Asian Corporate Council as well as Certification Committee for the US Business Leaders Network. She is also an active volunteer with the Central Virginia Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement.

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Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton

Emily Sylling is a Lead Associate on Booz Allen's Diversity & Inclusion Team where she manages the LGBT and disability work streams. In this position, Emily collaborates with LGBT and disability diversity leadership teams and ERGs to recruit, develop, engage and enable LGBT+ staff and individuals with disabilities. Emily manages and leverages Booz Allen's LGBT and disability external partnerships, and collaborates with colleagues across the firm to design and implement high-visibility events and programs. Her secondary roles include advising seven additional ERGs, 35+ local employee engagement programs, and market teams on their D&I activities.

Prior to joining the D&I team, Emily was a member of Booz Allen's internal talent management team for 2.5 years, working to fill open positions and identifying new opportunities for available staff. Emily previously spent 10 years supporting Booz Allen's clients. Emily's background includes project management, talent management, business process reengineering, change management, strategic communications and strategic planning.

Emily holds a BA from the University of Richmond and lives in the Seattle area with her spouse, daughter and two Golden Retrievers.

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Vice-President, Global Diversity Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Elizabeth Daly-Torres is Vice-President, Global Diversity Manager for JPMorgan Chase. In this role, she consults with various lines of business and key stakeholders across JPMorgan Chase globally on diversity strategy, processes and practices in alignment with business objectives.

Beth also partners with external organizations and internal stakeholders on marketplace recognition for the firm's workplace and workforce diversity efforts and accomplishments. Beth started her JPMorgan Chase career with Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco, CA in 2000 in a Learning, Development and Diversity role and re-joined the firm in 2005 in New York.

Before joining the Global Diversity team in 2011, she worked in the Asset Management Technology & Operations Risk group. She is certified in video production and film editing and received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Wheaton College and earned a Master's in Comparative Political Science with a focus on Public Policy and Social Movements from the University of Kentucky.

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Global Disability & Inclusion Program Manager, IBM

Yves Veulliet started his career in IBM in 1992 and in his current position as Program Manager & Workforce Diversity Leader - Europe Major Markets, his responsibilities include global disability and inclusion, identifying existing inhibitors to a successful work experience, and leading diversity for BeNeLux (Belgium / The Netherlands /Luxembourg).

One of the key programs he manages is the "Academic Partnership" which facilitates the professional integration of university students with disabilities in scientific and IT curricula. Yves is also a published author whose book, "Les Roues de l'Infortune," explains, through his own experience, what it means to become disabled after an accident, the psychological consequences and the impact on the social and professional life. He also explains how to make other people, including employers, disability confident.

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Vice President HR Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management, Kaiser Permanente

Yvonne Webb joined Kaiser Permanente in 2003 and has served in numerous roles at Kaiser Permanente which include the Controller for Procurement & Supply, the Assistant Controller of Internal Controls and Financial Policies, and the Director of Financial Governance and Fraud Control for the California Division. In these roles, her primary focus is strengthening the internal control environment and minimizing organizational risk from fraud, waste, and abuse.

Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Yvonne served as an external consultant to Kaiser Permanente, Agilent Technologies, Hewlett Packard, and California State Auto Association. Additionally, Yvonne held various roles in Finance including Controller/Director for the Northern California Shared Services Operations of the nationally-recognized employee placement firm, Manpower; CFO/Controller for various organizations - Relocation Services, Consolidated Publications, JC Paper, and Seaboard Paper Company; Finance Manager for the high-tech firm Silicon Graphics; Finance Manager with Mead Corporation in Dayton, Ohio; and auditor and tax associate with Deloitte.

Yvonne received her BS in Accounting from Bowling Green University, an MBA with a concentration in tax from the University of Michigan, and earned her CPA in the State of Ohio. She is also a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).

In 2012 Yvonne was awarded the Role Model Mentor Award by Kaiser Permanente Women in Technology.

Yvonne served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention in San Mateo from 1995 through 2002 (Board Chair in 2001) and as County Commissioner for the Commission of the Status of Women for San Mateo County from 1993 to 1997 (Commission President in 1997).

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Medical Director, Drug Safety & Epidemiology, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Dr. Richard Weitzman is a Medical Director in Novartis' Drug Safety and Epidemiology group working primarily on products in the neuroscience therapeutic area. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and practiced both as a community and hospital based physician prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry in 2001.

Dr. Weitzman offers the unique perspectives of being a physician with a disability, and is committed to education, opportunity, and equality in the workplace. He has served as the co-chair of the Novartis ERG for people with disabilities.

Dr. Weitzman obtained a BA in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and MD from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed residency training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He is an author on published research in hypertension and kidney disease.

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Director, Equal Opportunity Programs, Lockheed Martin

Marina Williams, Director, Lockheed Martin Equal Opportunity Programs, is responsible for the Corporation's EOP and Affirmative Action Programs mission and strategy, as well as interpreting, developing and implementing EOP and affirmative action initiatives. Marina joined Lockheed Martin as Director, Diversity Programs and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) leading the diversity and inclusion program as well EEO efforts across the Lockheed Martin IS&GS business area. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Marina served as the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Lear Corporation. In this role, Marina was responsible for implementing and executing the company's diversity strategy.

She spent three years as an instructor with Cornell University Diversity Management Studies Program where she developed and delivered courses on diversity management. Marina has a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Hampton University. In addition, she is a Six Sigma Black Belt and has held certification as an advanced practitioner in diversity management through Cornell University.

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Talent Acquisition Specialist, Dow

Tim Williamson has been specialized in talent acquisition for over twelve years and has been in a national talent sourcing role with Dow for 2.5 years. He started his recruiting career in agency staffing before becoming a specialized certified diversity recruiting and sourcing expert.

With over 10 years of experience recruiting in a manufacturing setting, he also acts as the Diversity & Inclusion Co-Lead for Workforce Planning. In addition, he also acts as the strategic leader for Dow's NA disability hiring efforts and is heavily involved with many diversity-based affiliations and memberships.

Tim currently lives and works virtually in Toledo, OH with his wife, Andrea. They keep very busy with their four children ages 14, 12, 5, and 2 and two bad dogs.

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