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

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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

2019 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, 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

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​​​Dana Alligood | Senior Vice President and Global Commercial Banking Market Executive, Southern California, Bank of America 

Bharat Amin | Vice President, 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 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

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, Diversity and Inclusion, Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter

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2017 Speakers 

​​2016 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

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2018 Speakers 

May 28 & 29, 2020

​​2015 Speakers 

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2014 National ERG Summit Speakers

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.

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)

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Honored Speakers

Partners & Advisory Board

June 2014 Elevate Forum 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, 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