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 Speaker

 
 
Corinne Abramson | Head, Associate Diversity, Equity and Belonging, Choice Hotels
 
Tinisha Agramonte | Chief Diversity Officer, 
Motorola

 

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 Officer,
VSP Global 

 

Dr. Jennifer Farmer | Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Thermo Fisher

 

Riqueza Feaster | Senior Vice President, Diversity &
Inclusion Executive, Global Employee Networks,
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 Hendrickson | Head of Human Resources, BD
 
 

Clarence A. Johnson | Director, Diversity Management Operations Center, Defense Human Resources Activity, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R))

 

Edna Kane-Williams | EVP and Chief Diversity Officer, AARP

 

Wil Lewis | Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer, Experian

 

Angela Morris Lovelace | Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Silicon Valley Bank
 
James E. Page, Jr. | Chief Global Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion Officer,

The Nature Conservancy

 

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Corie Pauling | Senior Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, TIAA
 
 
Stephanie Piimauna | Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer,
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

 

 

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 Honored Speakers 

 

 

 

 

 

Corinne Abramson | Head, Associate Diversity, Equity and Belonging, Choice Hotels

 

 

 

Tinisha Agramonte | Chief Diversity Officer,  Motorola 

 

 

 

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 Officer, VSP Global 

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Farmer | Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Thermo Fisher

 

 

 

Riqueza Feaster | Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Executive, Global Employee Networks, 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 Hendrickson | Head of Human Resources, BD

 

 

 

Clarence A. Johnson | Director, Diversity Management Operations Center, Defense Human Resources Activity, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R))

 

 

Edna Kane-Williams | EVP and Chief Diversity Officer, AARP

 

 

 

Wil Lewis | Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer, Experian

 

 

 

Angela Morris Lovelace | Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 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 | Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, 
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

 

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

2020 Opening Video

2020 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 Opening Video

 


 

2019 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 Opening Video

 

 

2018 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
2017 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
2016 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
2015 Speakers
  • 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)
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.