ERGs and High-Performance Leadership

Dave Barthmuss | Group 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) Carroll | Senior Manager, Boeing Development Program Excellence, The Boeing Company 

Jessica Choi | Assistant 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 Hirotsu | Vice President, Corporate Research & Development Innovation Capability, Procter & Gamble

Florentino (Tino) Idosor | Design & 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 Jaggers | Global 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 Schlegel | Director, 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)

2018 Speakers 

2019 Sponsors

May 30 & 31, 2019

Honored Speakers

​​​​​​Bharat Amin | Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries
​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 Escalera | 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
​​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 
| Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer, City of Hope 
Corie Pauling 
| Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, TIAA​
Sara Piccollo 
| Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity & Culture, PIMCO
Nadine O. Vogel 
| Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Springboard Consulting
Scott Weldon 
| Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Huntington Ingalls Industries
​Edie Yau
| Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter

Partners & Advisory Board

​​2015 Speakers 

June 2014 Elevate Forum Speakers




Wendy Armitage | Senior Vice President, Theatrical Distribution, Sony Pictures Entertainment 

John Basile | Head 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 Johnson | Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Manpower Group 

Wil Lewis | Global Diversity & Inclusion, Senior Vice President, Employee Networks Executive, Bank of America

Maggie Maertz | Leadership 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


2014 National ERG Summit Speakers

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​​​​​​​​​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, II ​| Principal, 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

2017 Speakers 

2016 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

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

ERGs and High-Performance Leadership

2019 Speakers 

We are currently confirming additional esteemed speakers for the Elevate National ERG Summit & Leadership Forum, May 2019!

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 & Program Manager, 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, II | Principal, HQL Advisory, Inc.​
Spencer Maid | Vice President of Breakthrough Innovation, Stanley Black & Decker
​Andraya Martin | Senior 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 Sebring | Head 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 Ton | Vice President of People Operations & Culture, HelloSign
Lisa McGinty Toppin, Ed.D. | Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, LPL Financial
Nadine O. Vogel | Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Springboard Consulting