Dana Jackson – Legg Mason
Dana Jackson Managing Director, Global Information & Business Solutions Legg Mason Global Asset Management Who inspires you? What did they motivate you to achieve or accomplish? When I think about who inspires me, so many people come to mind. The saying “it takes a village” really resonates with me.... Read more
Stacie Burks-Garcia – MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Stacie Burks-Garcia Vice President & Business Client Advisor MUFG Union Bank, N.A. What do you consider your greatest strength, and how do you think it benefits your business? My greatest strengths are that I have a solid work ethic, and am a relationship builder with high integrity. I am... Read more
Chidi Ofoma – MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Chidi Ofoma Vice President, Business Client Advisor, Business Banking Group MUFG Union Bank, N.A. What do you consider your greatest strength, and how do you think it benefits your business? My greatest strength is persistence. As a business advisor, I’ve learned to overcome objections, be patient, and persist—it may... Read more
Vincent Davis – PG&E
Vincent Davis Senior Director, Energy Efficiency Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) What do you consider your greatest strength, and how do you think it benefits your business? I think one of my greatest strengths is my ability to assess situations and then make fact-based decisions with a touch... Read more
Richard Bynum – PNC Financial Services Group
Richard Bynum EVP, Head of Business Banking PNC Financial Services Group How do you motivate others? I believe the greatest motivation comes from within. So when I’m trying to inspire or motivate others, my first question is, “What’s in this for you?” It’s important, because if I can understand... Read more
Cheryl Spruill – Prudential Financial
Cheryl Spruill Vice president, Risk Management Prudential Financial Who inspires you? What did they motivate you to achieve or accomplish? There are so many people who have been great motivators for me, but I’m inspired by people who are bold and fearless enough to make tough choices that may... Read more
Matthew B. McFarlane – Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Matthew B. McFarlane Principal & Co-Chair, Diversity Committee Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. What do you think is the greatest issue or dilemma facing the African American community today? In my mind, one significant challenge for the African American community is having the space to embrace our own... Read more
Dr. Charlita Shelton – University of the Rockies
Dr. Charlita Shelton President and CEO University of the Rockies How do you motivate others? I believe in leading by example. I try to stay positive, keep a balanced perspective, and stay calm—even when faced with extremely difficult situations. As leaders we are always watched, especially by our subordinates.... Read more
Charles W. Bernard – Walgreens
Charles W. Bernard COVP/Group VP, Pharmacy & Retail Ops (Southern US, Puerto Rico, and the USVI) Walgreens What do you consider your greatest strength, and how do you think it benefits your business? I believe that one of my greatest strengths is the ability to examine a particular problem... Read more
Tara D. Elliott – WilmerHale
Tara D. Elliott Partner WilmerHale What do you consider your greatest strength, and how do you think it benefits your business? I believe that my greatest strengths are my work ethic and intuition. I am highly motivated to get things done and to get them done right. Growing up,... Read more