Elevate National ERG Summit & Leadership Forum

Exponential Intelligence:  Your Quest, Your Journey
June 3 & 4, 2021

The Elevate National ERG Summit & Leadership Forum features the opportunity to engage with executives and ERG leaders who champion talent development, community, and marketplace advancement, as well as inclusive workplace cultures.

This is an invitation-only, signature annual event for those identified as leaders in a diverse cross-section of industries. There are no vendors allowed, so you can more freely share collective insights with fellow practitioners.

Honored Speakers

2021 Speakers

Corinne Abramson

National Director of Diversity
Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Tinisha Agramonte

Chief Diversity Officer
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Iesha Berry

Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
Slalom

Steven Brown

VP of Diversity & Inclusion
Molson Coors Beverage Company

Kayla Campbell

VP, Total Talent, Diversity & Enterprise-wide Development
Pernod Ricard North America

Marvin Davenport

Vice President & Chief Diversity Officerr
VSP Global 

Dr. Jennifer Farmer

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Riqueza Feaster 

Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Executive Global Employee Networks and Global D&I Awards
Bank of America  

Andres Gonzalez

Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

Sandy Grace

Vice President, Governmental and External Affairs
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

Juanita "Nita" Hendrickson

HR Leader, Biosciences
Becton Dickinson (BD)

Clarence A. Johnson

Director, Diversity Management Operations Center
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R))

Edna Kane-Williams

Chief Diversity Officer
AARP

Wil Lewis

Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer
Experian

Angela Morris Lovelace

Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Officer
Silicon Valley Bank

James E. Page, Jr.

Chief Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

The Nature Conservancy

Corie Pauling

Senior Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
TIAA

Stephanie Piimauna

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive

Seminole Hard Rock

Adam Raskoskie

Director, Business Resource Groups Program
TIAA

Gefferie Yee-Madera

Vice President of Engineering,

Strategic Space Systems
Northrop Grumman Space Systems

HONORED SPEAKERS

National Director of Diversity
Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Chief Diversity Officer
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
Slalom

VP of Diversity & Inclusion
Molson Coors Beverage Company

VP, Total Talent, Diversity &
Enterprise-wide Development
Pernod Ricard North America

Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
VSP Global 

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Executive Global Employee Networks and Global D&I Awards
Bank of America

Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

Vice President, Governmental and External Affairs
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

HR Leader, Biosciences
Becton Dickinson (BD)

Director, Diversity Management Operations Center
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R))

Chief Diversity Officer
AARP

Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer
Experian

Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Officer
Silicon Valley Bank

Chief Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
The Nature Conservancy

Senior Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
TIAA

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Executive
Seminole Hard Rock

Director, Business Resource Groups Program
TIAA

Vice President of Engineering,

Strategic Space Systems
Northrop Grumman Space Systems

Note: The speakers’ titles reflect role at the same time of speaking

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Partners & Advisory Board

2020 NATIONAL ERG SUMMIT OPENING VIDEO

2020 National ERG Summit Speakers

  • Heather Ainsworth | Advisor, AARP and CEO Workable Concept AARP
  • Bharat Amin | Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Huntington Ingalls  
  • Ajit Apte | Vice President of Technical Services Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE)
  • Karen A. Ashley | Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, American Electric Power
  • Steven Brown | VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Molson Coors Beverage Company
  • Allen Chen | Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Bank of America
  • Dr. Jennifer Farmer | Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Andres Gonzalez | Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Juanita Hendrickson | Vice President, Human Resources, Biosciences Becton Dickinson (BD)
  • Christopher Henry | Vice President, Talent & Change Management Sutter Health
  • Jennifer Herwig | Vice President, Human Resources Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE)
  • Wil Lewis | Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer Experian
  • Corie Pauling | Senior Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, TIAA
  • Sara Piccollo | Vice President, Executive Office, PIMCO
  • Stephanie Piimauna | Director of Inclusion & Diversity Gilead Sciences
  • Adam Raskoskie | Director, Business Resource Groups Program, TIAA
  • Tricia Sandiego |Senior Advisor, Caregiving & Health AARP
  • Labu Sharma | Regional Vice President & General Manager GE Healthcare
  • Bob Stephen | Vice President, Caregiving and Health Programs AARP
  • Trudy Sullivan | Chief Communications Officer and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Health Catalyst
  • Via Van Liew | Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) The Aerospace Corporation
  • James Williams | Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Teradata
  • Jocelyn Williams | Business Diversity and Inclusion Leader, Raytheon Intelligence and Space

2019 NATIONAL ERG SUMMIT OPENING VIDEO

2019 National ERG Summit Speakers

  • Dana Alligood | Senior Vice President and Global Commercial Banking Market Executive, Southern California, Bank of America
  • Bharat Amin | Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Mark E. Angelo | Vice President, C-17 Services, Government Services, Boeing Global Services
  • Michiko Araki | Vice President, New Business Group, Sony Electronics
  • Steven Brown | Global Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Leader and Sr. HR Business Partner for Leadership Programs, GE Healthcare
  • David Budd| Vice President, Market Regulation, Transparency Services, and OFDMI Technology, FINRA
  • Eric Ditmars | Vice President, Secure Sensor Solutions, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon
  • Kymberlee Dwinell | Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Melissa Escallera | Vice President, Inclusion & Diversity, MUFG
  • Tanuja Garde | Vice President, Intellectual Property & Licensing, Raytheon
  • Andres Gonzalez| Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Juanita “Nita” Hendrickson | Vice President, Human Resources Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Teradata Corporation
  • Juan Carlos Liscano | Vice President, Hub Operations, Miami International Airport, American Airlines
  • Barbara E. Miller | Director, Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity, NASA – Ames Research Center (ARC)
  • Michael Murray | Director, Employer Policy Team, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
  • Stephanie Neuvirth | Senior Vice President, People and Organization, Banfield Pet Hospital
  • James E. Page Jr.| Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, Vanderbilt University
  • Corie Pauling | Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, TIAA
  • Sara Piccollo | Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity & Culture, PIMCO
  • Ellecia Purvis| Diversity Program Advisor, Southern California Edison
  • Labu Sharma | Regional Vice President & General Manager, Southwest Region, GE Healthcare
  • Nadine O. Vogel| Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Springboard Consulting
  • Scott Weldon | Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Allison G. Wise | Director of Diversity and Inclusion, United States Office of Personnel Management
  • Edie Yau | Director, DireDiversity and Inclusion, Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter

2018 NATIONAL ERG SUMMIT OPENING VIDEO

2018 National ERG Summit Speakers

  • Anjana Berde | Managing Director, Head of Talent Development for the Americas, and HR Business Partner Manager, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Emanuel Brady | Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Raytheon
  • Christopher Robert Carlson | Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Brian S. Chase | Interim General Manager, Global Diversity, Chevron
  • Caroline Choi | Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Christopher B. Cool | Vice President Operations Optimization, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (Ret.)
  • Barry Draskovich | Group Vice President, Program and Contract Management, Parker Aerospace
  • Andres Gonzalez | Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Erin Hanson | Senior Vice President, Vendor Relationship Management, Bank of America
  • Jeremious Henderson | Vice President, Compensation & Benefits, FINRA 
  • Raymone Jackson| Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Northwestern Mutual
  • Mick Jaggers | Vice President, Advanced Technology Development Center, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Phyllis A. James | Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity & Corporate Responsibility Officer, MGM Resorts International 
  • Kate Perry Jones | Vice President of Human Resources for Talent, Diversity and Inclusion and Global Systems, Global Tools and Storage (GTS) Division, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Cheryl Kern | Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Harry Q. H. Lee, IIPrincipal, HQL Advisory, Inc.
  • Spencer MaidVice President of Breakthrough Innovation, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Andraya MartinSenior Advisor, Diversity & Inclusion, Chevron
  • Nyle T. Miyamoto | Additive Manufacturing Chief Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Everett, Washington 
  • Michael Murray | Director, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), US Department of Labor
  • Craig Parkin | Managing Director, Regional General Manager for the MidAtlantic Region, TIAA
  • Alex Rhodes | Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Executive, Bank of America
  • Joe Santana | Group Chair, Chairman of i4cp CDO Board, Speaker, CEO
  • Mike SebringHead of Inclusion and Diversity, Americas Division, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
  • CPT Herbert L. Sims | Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Northrop Grumman Corporation 
  • Patrick (Pat) Tang| Vice President of Product Integrity, Amazon Lab126
  • Mai TonVice President of People Operations & Culture, HelloSign
  • Lisa McGinty Toppin, Ed.D. | Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, LPL Financial
  • Nadine O. VogelChief Executive Officer & Founder, Springboard Consulting

2017 National ERG Summit Speakers

  • Wendy ArmitageSenior Vice President, Theatrical Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • John BasileHead of Diversity and Inclusion, Fidelity Investments
  • Victoria Bowens| Director, Diversity, and Inclusion, Navy
  • Maggie S. Carter | Director, Human Resources at Raytheon, Space & Airborne Systems
  • Christopher B. Cool | Vice President Operations Optimization, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Brian Fishbone | Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Crew Resource Groups (CRGs) Vanguard
  • Andres E. Gonzalez Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Donna Gupton | Vice President, Talent Development at AARP
  • Ruth Harper | Vice President, Global Strategic Communications, Manpower Group
  • Sarah Helm, Ph.D.| Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Discover Financial Services
  • Mick Jaggers | Global Hawk UAS Director and Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Ruchi Jalla | Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Dessa JohnsonDiversity & Inclusion Leader, Manpower Group
  • Wil LewisGlobal Diversity & Inclusion, Senior Vice President, Employee Networks Executive, Bank of America
  • Maggie MaertzLeadership and Executive Development, Wells Fargo
  • Paul Martin | Senior Vice President – People and Organizations, Chief Diversity Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Christine McGlade | Vice President, Global Operations, San Diego Autonomous Design Center of Excellence, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Alfredo Mendez| Senior Director – Talent Management, Diversity and Organization Effectiveness, DCS Americas HR
  • Lori Nickel| Vice President, Senior Diversity Consultant, Inclusion & Diversity, MUFG Union Bank
  • Darcy Pierson | Senior Vice President, Director of Inclusion, Engagement, & Change, Associated Bank
  • Christopher Rowland | Global Diversity Officer, People & Culture, Global Human Resources, ManpowerGroup
  • Joe Santana | Chair of i4cp’s Chief Diversity Officer Board
  • Mike Sebring | Head of Inclusion and Diversity for the Americas, MUFG Union Bank
  • Elizabeth Strike | Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Talent Consultant, Associated Bank
  • Trudy Sullivan | Vice President, Communication & Public Affairs at Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems
  • Zina B. Sutch, Ph.D. | Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, OPM
  • Nadine O. Vogel | Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Springboard Consulting

2016 National ERG Summit Speakers

  • Chinar Bopshetty-Kale| Sr. Global Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Employee Resource Groups, Microsoft
  • Emanuel Brady, Jr.| Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Raytheon
  • Dr. Walter F. Buell| Principal Director, Electronics and Photonics Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation
  • James Draper | Partner, Enterprise Systems Controls & Compliance, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Michelle R. Ferguson | Senior Vice President, Global Workspace Strategies and Services, McGraw Hill Financial
  • Erby L. Foster, Jr. | Director, Diversity & Inclusion, The Clorox Company
  • Mohan Ganapathy | AAA of Southern California
  • Andres Gonzalez | Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Tisa Jackson| Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion Practice Management, Microsoft
  • Ruchi Jalla | Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Kurt Kutyla | VP, Contracts, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
  • Audria Pendergrass Lee | Director, Diversity & WorkLife, FINRA –Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Harry Q. H. Lee, IIPrincipal, HQL Advisory, Inc.
  • Wil Lewis|Global Diversity & Inclusion, Senior Vice President, Employee Networks Executive, Bank of America
  • Winifred V. Quinn, Ph.D. | Director, Advocacy & Consumer Affairs, the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AARP
  • Mike Sebring| Head of Inclusion and Diversity for the Americas, Organizational Development, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Leslie Sutherland | Director of Growth Enabling Systems, Solar Turbines
  • Nadine O. Vogel|CEO, Springboard Consulting LLC
  • Dennis R. Will | Program Director, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Autonomous Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Sarah Willoughby| VP, Western Region Engineering, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
  • Scott P. Willoughby| VP, Program Manager, Northrop Grumman 
  • April Wilson | Vice President, Financial Advisor, Pacific Capital Resource Group, Inc.
  • Kamina Young | Vice President, Implementation Consultant Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

2015 National ERG Summit Speakers

  • Dave BarthmussGroup Manager, Communications (West), General Motors Company
  • Shaun Beaudette | Director, Business Management, Information Technology, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems
  • Emanuel Brady, Jr. | Vice President and CIO Information Technology, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems
  • Daniel (Dan) CarrollSenior Manager, Boeing Development Program Excellence, The Boeing Company
  • Jessica ChoiAssistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Penn Mutual
  • Barry Draskovich | Vice President, Program Management, Parker Aerospace
  • Michael Geary | Managing Partner, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company & President/CEO, Sterling Wealth Strategies
  • Gail Herring | Communications Coordinator; Diversity and Inclusion, Toyota Motor Sales
  • Dennis HirotsuVice President, Corporate Research & Development Innovation Capability, Procter & Gamble
  • Florentino (Tino) IdosorDesign & Manufacturing Engineering (DME) Functional Leader and Sr. Manager, Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems
  • Tisa Jackson | Vice President; Corporate Diversity and Inclusion, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Mick JaggersGlobal Hawk UAS Director and Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Patricia Miller | Vice President, Human Resources, Southern California Edison
  • Ty Ondatje | Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Chief Diversity Officer, Iron Mountain
  • Michael B. Reding | Vice President, Sales Support & International Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
  • Kelly SchlegelDirector, Logistics Information Management Systems, Boeing
  • Scott Shane | Managing Director, Talent Acquisition & Staffing for the Americas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Larry Stullich | Director, Communication Systems Engineering, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  • Veronica Villalobos | Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

June 2014 Elevate Forum Speakers 

  • Roy Azevedo | Vice President, Advanced Concepts & Technology, Space & Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company 
  • John Basile | Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Strategies, Fidelity Investments 
  • Ondra Berry | Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, MGM Resorts
  • James Colon | Vice President, African American Business Strategy, North America, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 
  • Susana Escalante | Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (SAS) 
  • Ash Hanson | Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Aramark
  • Larry Harrington | Vice President, Internal Audit, Raytheon
  • Tisa Jackson | Vice President, Corporate Diversity & Inclusion, Union Bank
  • Thea Jenkins | Management Development Director, GEICO 
  • Audria P. Lee | Director Diversity and WorkLife, FINRA – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Sandra Evers-Manly | Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility, Northrop Grumman Corporation 
  • La Toya Smith | Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Brown-Forman Corporation
  • Geri Thomas | SVP, Chief Diversity Officer and Georgia Market President, Bank of America
  • Lorie Valle-Yanez | Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Mass Mutual 
  • Veronica Villalobos | Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 
  • Kimberly Williams | Diversity Consultant, Office of Diversity, Baystate Health
  • Chelle Wingeleth | Director, Talent Solutions, Diversity & Inclusion, Southern California Edison

2014 National ERG Summit Speakers 

  • Roy Azevedo | Vice President, Advanced Concepts & Technology, Space & Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company 
  • Ken Baruth | Vice President Risk, Dealer Credit & IT Security, and Chief Risk Officer, Toyota Financial Services Corporation
  • Susan Beat | Senior Vice President, Unionbank
  • Shawn Burklin | Regional Vice President, San Diego, GEICO 
  • Lisa Cagnolatti | Vice President, Business Customer Division, Southern California Edison 
  • Mark Czaja | Group Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Parker Aerospace 
  • Larry Harrington | Vice President Internal Audit, Raytheon
  • Leonard L. Kaigler | Vice President–Agency, State Farm Insurance 
  • Harry Lee | Vice President, Corporate Contracts, Pricing & Supply Chain, Northrop Grumman 
  • Patrick Lee | Senior Vice President, Customer Service, Innovation & Business Strategy and Chief Environmental Compliance Officer, Southern California Gas Company
  • Diego Miralles | Global Head, Innovation, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson 
  • Michael Moran | Vice President, Clinical, Facility & Guest Services, Baystate Health 
  • Catherine Rice | Vice President of Contracts, Pricing and Program Business Operations, Northrop Grumman, Aerospace Systems Sector
  • Scott Shane | Senior Vice President Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion, Unionbank 
  • Daniel M. Sibears | Executive Vice President, Regulatory Operations/Shared Services, FINRA – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Albert A. Smith | Vice President of Customer Service, Lexus Division, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.
  • Veronica Villalobos | Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 
  • Gillian Wright | Director of Customer Programs and Assistance, Southern California Gas Company

Note: Speakers’ titles reflect role at the same time of speaking.