Honoring The 2021 Top 100 Diversity Officers at The National Diversity & Leadership Conference

Honoring The 2021 Top 100 Diversity Officers at The National Diversity & Leadership Conference

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Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 8:00am

HOUSTON, April 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - DiversityFirstTM is recognizing the 2021 Top 100 Diversity Officers at the 17th Annual National Diversity and Leadership Conference virtually on April 21-22 and April 28-29. Award winners have been selected from organizations across the country and represent various industries such as healthcare, technology, and entertainment.

“As diversity, equity, and inclusion are finally being seen and acknowledged as serious, pressing matters of discussion, we are delighted to honor and recognize those who have been tirelessly championing belonging and allyship - even before the topic was on the forefront of Americans’ minds. We thank you, our top 100 Diversity Officers, for your work and commitment, and we look forward to witnessing all that you’ll accomplish, all the leaders that you’ll develop, and the impact you’ll leave behind in the DEI sphere,” says National Diversity Council founder Dennis Kennedy.

The Top 100 Diversity Officers award highlights the efforts of officers who possess the leadership skills and counsel to initiate new and deepen preexisting diversity and inclusion initiatives and provide innovative solutions to strategically prioritize developing and advocating for diverse talent at an organization or company. DiversityFirstTM honors individuals whose exemplary work provides a model for creating and utilizing best practices, lead organizational change and makes outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion.

To see the full list of the 2021 awardees please visit the list of the 2021 Top 100 Diversity Officers.

2021 Awardees

Alberto Marino
Senior Diversity Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Alison Banks-Moore
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Amelia Hardy
Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity Strategic Initiatives, Best Buy

Andre Lessears
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, UAB Medicine

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

Angela Bretz
Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Nationwide

Ann Anaya
Chief Diversity Officer, 3M

Armond Kinsey
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Atlantic Health System

Ash Hanson
Chief Diversity & Sustainability Officer, Aramark

Audra Jenkins
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Randstad

Ben Hasan
Senior Vice President and Chief Culture Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer, Walmart

Billy Taylor
Global Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, The Association of Manufacturing Excellence

Bob Lockett
Chief Diversity & Talent Officer, ADP

Bridget Hurd
Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Carlos Cubia
Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens

Cecilia Loving
Deputy Commissioner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Fire Department of New York City

Cinthya Allen
Chief Diversity & Equity Officer, City of Norman

Corie Pauling
Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, TIAA

Craig Robinson
EVP and Chief Diversity Office, NBCUniversal

Crystal Hardie Langston
Principal, Chief Diversity Officer, Vanguard

Dalana Brand
VP People Experience and Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Twitter

Dalila-Wilson Scott
Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, and President of Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, Comcast

Dawn Frazier-Bohnert
Executive Vice President and Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Liberty Mutual

Dawnita Wilson
Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, JBG Smith

Deborah Grimes
System Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Ochsner Health

Desiree Dancy
Chief Diversity Officer & Vice President, GLG

Diana Starks
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Diane McDaniel
Vice President of Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Community Health Network

Dona Costa
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Gordon Ramsay North America

Donald Dennis
Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer and EVP, Learning & Development, Huntington Bank

Donna Dorsey
SVP and Chief People & Diversity Officer, Navistar

Dr. Johné Battle
Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, Dollar General

Edgar Vann III
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Manager, TCF Bank

Elizabeth A. Morrison
Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.

Erica Edwards-O'Neal
Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, New York Road Runners

Fernando Little
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Atrium Health

Gerri Hall
Vice President of Global Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging, NetApp

Heide Gardner
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Interpublic Group

Iesha Berry
Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Slalom

Indhira Arrington
Managing Director and Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Ares

Ingrid Jacobs
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, JLL

James Cheng
Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Zimmer Biomet

James Page
Chief Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, The Nature Conservancy

Johnita Due
Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, WarnerMedia News and Sports

Jonathan Mayes
SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer - Albertsons Companies

Joseph Machicote
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Premier Inc

Joseph Mattews
Vice President of Purchasing & Diversity Officer, Gentex Corporation

Josetta Jones
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Chevron

Jyoti Chopra
Chief People, Inclusion & Sustainability Officer, MGM Resorts

Karen Carter
Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer, The Dow Chemical Company

Kenneth Mathies
Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, CDP, AAA The Auto Club Group

Kevin Edwards
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Bechtel Corporation

Keyra Johnson
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Delta Air Lines

Khalil Smith
Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, & Engagement, Akamai

Kim Keaton Williams
Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Development and Chief Diversity Officer, McLaren Health Care

Kim Barker Lee
Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, IGT

Kitara Johnson
Chief Human Resource Officer
Excelsior Wellness

Kristen Puchek
Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Amazon Worldwide Consumer

LaDavia Drane
Head of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, Amazon Web Services

Lani Glancy
Vice President of Talent Development, Diversity & Communications, AutoZone

Lata N. Reddy
Senior Vice President, Inclusive Solutions, Prudential Financial

Latisha Brandon
Senior Leader, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Celanese

Lee Jourdan
Chief Diversity Officer, Chevron

Lloyd Freeman
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Makiya Woods
Vice President, Talent & Organization Development, Ecolab

Marie Sylla-Dixon
Chief Diversity Officer, Raytheon Technologies

Marlin Williams
Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion, StockX

Matilde Roman
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals

Marvin Boakey
Chief People & Diversity Officer at Papa John's International

Mecca Mitchell
SVP of Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement,

Michael J. Garner, MBA
VP and Chief Diversity Officer
Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York State

Michael Matthews
SVP, Chief Diversity & Corporate Responsibility Officer, Synchrony

Michelle Thompson-Dolberry
Vice President, Head of Global Campus and Diversity Recruiting, American Express

Mikeisha Anderson Jones, Esq.
Vice President, Global Inclusion & Diversity, American Express

Millette Granville
Vice President, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
2U, Inc

Nadine Augusta
Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, Cushman & Wakefield

Nathaniel Bennett III
SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Head of Talent Acquisition, Comerica

Nichole Barnes Marshall
Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, L Brand

Nicole Durham
VP, Diversity & Inclusion, Exelon

Nicole Mitchell
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Cedars Sinai

Nicole Wiggins
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Navistar

Ovell Barbee
SVP, HR & CDO, Spectrum Health System

Paul Francisco
Chief Diversity Officer, State Street

Pedro Suriel
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Raymond James Financial

Pranika Uppal Sinha
Managing Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Greystone

Priscilla Koranteng
Vice President Global Talent & Chief Diversity Officer
Kelloggs

Quita Highsmith
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Genentech

Ramcess Jean-Louis
VP Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Verizon Media

Reginald Miller
VP, Global Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, McDonalds

Rosalyn Carpenter
Chief Diversity Officer, Senior Vice President

Sandeep Tatla
Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Fasken

Shannon Jurecka
Chief Human Resources Officer
Celanese Corporation.

Sharawn Tipton
VP Diversity and Inclusion
Micron Technology

Shibu Varghese
SVP, People, Culture and Infrastructure
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Silke Muenster
Chief Diversity Officer, Philip Morris International

Simeon Terry
Vice President, Diversity Affairs, Austin Commercial

Smita Pillali
Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, Regeneron

Stephanie Smith
Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Bank

Sylvia Carey-Butler
Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer
Kennesaw State University

Tamiko Stanley
Vice President and Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer
Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center

Tammy Bennett
Partner/Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Teedra Bernard
Chief Talent & Diversity Officer, TransUnion

Terry L. Allbritton
Chief Diversity Officer of Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, United States Military Academy West Point

Tiffanie McDonald
Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity, Cox Enterprises

Tim Dismond
Chief Responsibility Officer, CBRE

Tina (Grossi) Bigalke
Chief Diversity Officer, PepsiCo

Tina Bowers
Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Children's Health

Toi B. Harris
Toi Blakley Harris, M.D.
Associate Provost, Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Student and Trainee Services
Professor, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Family & Community Medicine

Traci Dunn
Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
VillageMD

Tracy Ting
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Encore Capital Group

Trisch L. Smith
Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Edelman

Trina Scott
Chief Diversity Officer, Rock Ventures

Uzair Qadeer
Chief Diversity Officer, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Wade Hinton
CEO/Candidate at Wade Hinton for Mayor

Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Baystate Health

Yendelela Neely Holston
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

About The National Diversity & Leadership Conference

With thousands of attendees, the 2021 National Diversity & Leadership Conference remains one of the largest diversity conferences in the nation. Offering extraordinary networking opportunities, professional development, and critical conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion, attendees are able to curate their experience for optimal learning and growth. This year’s conference will take place virtually on April 21-22 and 28-29. More information about the Diversity & Leadership Conference is available at their website.

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