Sue Townsen – KPMG
Sue Townsen Chief Diversity Officer KPMG Headquarters: New York, NY Business: Professional services CEO: Lynne Doughtie Website: www.kpmg.com CDO SUE TOWNSEN Shares Her D&I Views I&D’s Importance “Inclusion and diversity is both a critical talent and business issue. To be an employer of choice, and to have fully engaged... Read more
Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia – Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia Partner Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo Headquarters: Cerritos, CA Business: Legal Services Website: www.aalrr.com PARTNER ELIZABETH ZAMORA-MEJIA Shares Her D&I Views “When a company commits to seeing itself and the world through the lens of diversity, everyone benefits. When a workplace encourages a culture of conformity,... Read more
Vincent Cohen – Dechert LLP
Vincent Cohen Partner Dechert LLP Headquarters: New York, NY Business: Legal Services CEO: Henry N. Nassau Website: www.dechert.com CHAIR, BLACK AFFINITY GROUP VINCENT COHEN Shares His D&I Views Making an Impact “When I took over leadership of Dechert’s Black Affinity Group, on my arrival at the firm in January... Read more
Joseph Searles – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Joseph Searles Corporate Director, D&I Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Headquarters: Rochester, New York Business: Health Insurance CEO: Christopher C. Booth, Esq. Website: www.excellusbcbs.com CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & WORKFORCE INCLUSION JOSEPH SEARLES Shares His D&I Views “Diversity and inclusion are important priorities because we want our employees to be their... Read more
Lynne Walker – First Horizon National Corporation
Lynne Walker EVP and Director of Affinity Strategy First Horizon National Corporation Headquarters: Memphis, TN Business: Financial Services CEO: D Bryan Jordan Website: www.firsthorizon.com EVP AND DIRECTOR OF AFFINITY STRATEGY LYNNE WALKER Shares Her D&I Views “Our philosophy centers around a simple equation: Diversity + Affinity = Inclusion. Through... Read more
Kristine McKinney – Fish & Richardson
Kristine McKinney CPDO Fish & Richardson Headquarters: n/a Business: Legal Services CEO: Peter Devlin Website: www.fr.com CPDO KRISTINE MCKINNEY Shares Her D&I Views “Fish has built a phenomenal D&I program that supports recruiting, retention, and advancement of individuals from all backgrounds. The firm also has a history of tremendous... Read more
Shandarese Garr – GCG
Shandarese Garr SVP, Communications GCG Business: Legal Services SVP, COMMUNICATIONS SHANDARESE GARR Shares Her D&I Views “Malcolm Forbes said, ‘Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.’ This quote really speaks to my philosophy that dedicating ourselves to raising awareness and educating our employees regarding diversity and inclusion, while embracing... Read more
Lesley Slaton Brown – HP
Lesley Slaton Brown CDO HP Headquarters: Palo Alto, California Business: Technology CEO: Dion Weisler Website: www.hpe.com CDO LESLEY SLATON BROWN Shares Her D&I Views “At HP, we embed diversity and inclusion in all we do. It’s both how we operate and a mindset. We all play a role, we... Read more
Marlon Moore – The Huntington National Bank
Marlon Moore SVP and CD&IO The Huntington National Bank Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio Business: Financial Services CEO: Stephen D. Steinour Website: www.huntington.com SVP AND CD&IO MARLON MOORE Shares His D&I Views “At Huntington, we hold tight to the most important thing: people. It’s why we’re in business. It’s how we... Read more
James E Page, Jr. – Johns Hopkins Medicine
James E Page, Jr. VP and CDO Johns Hopkins Medicine Headquarters: Baltimore, MD Business: Health Care CEO: Paul B. Rothman Website: www.hopkinsmedicine.org VP AND CDO JAMES E PAGE, JR. Shares His D&I Views “Diversity makes the difference between mediocre research and groundbreaking discoveries that can prolong life and alleviate... Read more