Past Conferences
Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joseph E. Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana in 1943. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who..

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John Kim
John Y. Kim President and Chief Executive Officer New York Life Investments John Y. Kim is President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Investments, a subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. In this role, Mr. Kim is responsible for all of the divisions and subsidiaries of New..

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Michael E. Chen
Michael Chen is the President and CEO of Media, Communications, & Entertainment (“MCE”), GE Capital and is an Officer of GE. Michael has primary responsibility for overseeing GE’s debt and equity financing activities to the media, communications & entertainment sectors,..

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Jon Iwata
Jon Iwata leads IBM’s marketing, communications and citizenship organization. This global team manages an integrated system that encompasses market insights, demand generation for IBM products and services, communications and corporate affairs, workforce enablement, and stewardship of the..

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Jane Hyun
Founder and President Executive Coaching and Leadership Training Jane Hyun, Founder and President of Hyun & Associates, is an executive coach and leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, top MBA programs, and non-profit organizations. Her expertise on cultural values and their impact on..

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David Marriott
Regional Vice President Market Management Eastern Region Marriott International, Inc. Washington, D.C. David Marriott is Regional Vice President, Market Management in Marriott’s Eastern Region. He is responsible for leading the hotel operations at 14 Marriott properties in New York, New..

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Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)
Since its founding in 1982, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.(LEAP) has been intent on “growing leaders” within the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities across the world. A global, nonprofit organization, LEAP is guided by its leadership development philosophy that..

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CSW Associates Inc.
CSW Associates Inc. is a pioneer training and consulting firm which was formed in 1990 by Managing Director, Connie Wong, to aid professionals in meeting the challenges presented by an increasingly global and diverse work environment. She believes that people learn more effectively within a forum..

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Andrew T. Hahn, Sr.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP Partner 620 Eighth Avenue, 32nd Fl. New York, New York 10018-1405 (212) 218-5554 ahahn@seyfarth.com Andy Hahn is a Partner in the Litigation and Employment Law Practice Groups of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York Office. He is also a founding member of Seyfarth’s..

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Brad Baldia
Brad Baldia attended The Hill School, an elite private boarding school in Pottstown, PA. Brad received his BA in English and Biology from Bucknell University and a Masters in Public Health from Temple University. In 1995, Brad served as a White House Intern in the Office of Presidential Personnel..

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Mr. William M. Solis
Director, Defense Capabilities and Management Team U.S. Government Accountability Office Mr. Solis serves as a director in the Defense Capabilities and Management Team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The Comptroller General of the United States appointed him to this senior..

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Judy Shen-Filerman
Judy Shen-Filerman is the principal and founder of Dreambridge Partners LLC. A cross-cultural leadership expert, Judy helps develop leaders who inspire and create positive outcomes in an ever more interconnected world. Judy immigrated to the United States at the age of six and grew up in New..

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Kaplan Mobray
U.S. Diversity Programs Leader, Deloitte LLP Author, The 10Ks of Personal Branding Kaplan Mobray is the U.S. Diversity Programs Leader at Deloitte LLP and author of the best-selling book “The 10Ks of Personal Branding”. At Deloitte, he works in the Office of Diversity to lead the..

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Kingman K. Wong
KINGMAN K. WONG Special Agent in Charge Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Operations Division New York Field Office Mr. Wong joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1988. He was assigned to the Violent Crime and Major Offenders Program of the San Francisco Division, with the responsibility to..

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Bill Anstee
Bill Anstee, Senior Director of Diversity for the Healthcare Market Segment has been with Sodexho and its affiliates for over twenty years. Bill’s career has spanned all of the company's divisions and includes operations, human resources, recruiting, and diversity work. As Senior Director..

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Savio S. Chan
President and CEO Savio S. Chan is a pre-eminent expert on doing business in China. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of US China Partners Inc., a privately held business development firm specializing in Market Entry, Strategic Sourcing and Marketing Development in China for U.S...

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Chow Yu
Chow Yu serves as Vice President of Internal Audit Services for Waste Management, reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and administratively to the Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for overseeing the internal audit function, ensuring its effectiveness in identifying..

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J. Lee Whittington, Ph.D.
J. Lee Whittington, Ph.D. J. Lee is Professor of Management at the University of Dallas. He focuses his teaching, research, and consulting in the areas of Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Spiritual Leadership. His research has been published in the The Leadership Quarterly, Academy of..

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Anil Kumar
Anil Kumar, Managing Director, Virtus Global Partners Anil Kumar is the Founder and Managing Director of Virtus Global Partners, an investment banking and advisory firm with a focus on US-India transactions. Mr. Kumar brings over 14 years of experience advising mid to large size companies with..

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Bill Imada
Bill Imada is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the IW Group, a full-service communications firm that specializes in the growing multicultural markets in the U.S. The IW Group was ranked the 10th largest public relations agency in the Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Business Journal..

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Maryann Nepomuceno
Maryann Nepomuceno is Vice-President at Deutsche Bank’s Global Business Services and was recently named Global Head of Business Continuity, encompassing Investment Bank Operations ( IB Ops - Back Office), Transaction Management Group (TMG - Middle Office) and Deutsche Bank Operations..

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Anju Bhargava
Anju Bhargava is a Senior Vice-President at Bank of America and Principal Director of Global Synergy Associates, an international management consulting firm working at the intersection of Enterprise Risk Management, Business Transformation and Organization Management. She is a member of President..

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Christine Lee
Christine Lee is the Director of Resource Conservation in the Supply Chain organization of PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB), a division of PepsiCo. PAB has a beverage portfolio that includes Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages, Gatorade and Tropicana. Christine was worked for PepsiCo for 14 years in..

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Vance Yoshikawa
Vance Yoshikawa, Vice President Agency Before coming to State Farm, Vance was a junior high school teacher and wrestling coach. He joined State Farm in 1992 as an agent in Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved to Provo, Utah, as an agency field consultant in 1998. Vance became a regional agency..

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Susan Chu
Susan Chu is currently the Executive Director of HR & Communications for a privately held shared services organization with business interests in publishing and media. She leads HR initiatives, strategic planning, communications strategy, change management, and policy development. At Newspaper..

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Anthony Nguyen
Anthony Nguyen, MD, MBA, is Senior Vice President and Medical Director for WellPoint. In his current role, he oversees all medical management for Commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid members. Dr. Nguyen oversees over 3,000 WellPoint associates, including physicians and nurses that directly engage in..

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Vishakha N. Desai
President, Asia Society Vishakha N. Desai is the sixth president of Asia Society, a global educational organization dedicated to deepening connections among the peoples of Asia and the United States. Under her leadership, the Society has extended its activities and reach, particularly in Asia, with..

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Lisa Chow
Reporter, WNYC News Lisa Chow is the narrative economics reporter at WNYC. She tries to find stories that explore surprising aspects of New York’s many economies—in plain view or hidden, in neighborhoods or sectors. She’s reported on why produce in Chinatown is so cheap, why..

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Steve Robbins
Steve L. Robbins, PhD S. L. Robbins & Associates is a 21st century oriented consulting services firm specializing in the areas of diversity, inclusion and cultural competency. Dr. Steve L. Robbins, owner, has extensive experience in working with organizations, large and small, for profit and not-..

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Robert Crumpton
Global Diversity Lead Monsanto Corporation Mr. Robert Crumpton joined Monsanto as the Global Diversity Lead in September 2006. In his current role, Robert is responsible for designing and implementing the global diversity strategy for Monsanto Corporation. Prior to joining Monsanto, from March..

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Abhi Shah
Abhi Shah, Founder & CEO of Clutch Group: Clutch Group is a global legal solutions provider, ranked #1 Legal Process Outsourcing Firm Worldwide-2008 & 2009 Black Book of Outsourcing and named Top Legal Outsourcing Company by Dun&Bradstreet. Harvard Business School published a case study on..

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Sujit Banerjee
Sujit Banerjee brings 9 years of venture capital investment experience. Most recently he was a Partner with BlueRun Ventures and currently remains as an Operating Partner with BlueRun, where he looks at early stage Cleantech and mobile technology companies. In addition, he recently joined Element..

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Suresh U. Kumar
Suresh U. Kumar is a self made serial entrepreneur and leadership consultant who has successfully built three separate businesses from scratch over the past 8 years. He has won multiple awards for entrepreneurial leadership including the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal by the Congressional Business..

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Puneet Shivam
Puneet Shivam, based in New York, heads the US business for Avendus across products and sectors. Prior to Avendus, Puneet was the Head of Management Consulting at EXL/Inductis (New York) and led the global P&L for the consulting business comprising of 80+ strategy consultants. His areas of..

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Henry Chiu
Henry Chiu is the Director of Inclusion and Diversity at National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the world with over six million customers and 17,000 employees in the US. He is responsible for implementing a global inclusion and diversity strategy and managing the..

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Daniel H. Rosen
Daniel H. Rosen is an economic advisor specializing in China’s commercial development, and writes and speaks extensively on US-China economic relations. He is the Principal of Rhodium Group (RHG), a specialized practice helping decision-makers in the public and private sectors analyze and..

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Sue Ann Hong
Sue Ann Hong is Property & Casualty claims manager in the Ballston Spa Operations Center, responsible for Auto Claim Central, Centralized Total Loss Units, and Estimatics for New York and New England. She began her State Farm career in 1989 as a data processing trainee in the former Michigan Region..

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Sree Sreenivasan
Sree Sreenivasan is a technology expert and dean of students affairs at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches in the digital journalism program (this fall, for the first time, he is also teaching an MBA Master Class at Columbia Business School). He specializes in..

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Elizabeth J. Alfonso
Liz Alfonso is Director, Business and Operating Risk Management at Prudential Financial, where she has been a major contributor to the company’s risk management initiatives since 1996. Ms. Alfonso was a part of the team that introduced the operational risk management methodology across..

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Lily Tang
Lily Tang is a consultant, educator and coach helping individuals and organizations more deeply engage talent and more effectively create inclusive work environments. Trained in participant-centered facilitation and relationship-systems coaching, she actively works with individual and institutional..

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Blair Carl Smith
Blair Carl Smith Relationship Manager Wachovia Wealth Management Blair Carl Smith is a Relationship Manager with Wachovia Wealth Management in New York City. In this role, he delivers a comprehensive platform, including Private Banking, customized credit services, investment management, financial..

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Supriya Jayadev
Dr. Supriya Jayadev obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from San Jose State University. She went on to pursue doctoral training at Duke University. Under the mentorship of Dr. Yusuf Hannun, Supriya completed thesis work in the field of lipid signaling and obtained a Ph.D. in Cell Biology..

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Frank G. Wisner
Frank G. Wisner is an International Affairs Advisor at Patton Boggs, LLP. A career diplomat with the personal rank of Career Ambassador, he previously served as Ambassador to India from 1994‐1997. Additionally, he held the positions of Ambassador to..

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Capt Cynthia I. Macri
Dr. Macri attended Temple University School of Medicine on a Navy Scholarship, graduating with an M.D. degree in 1983, completing a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in 1987. Following graduation, she directed the overhaul of all medication..

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Ananda Chakravarty
Ananda Chakravarty is Product Director, Diversity for Monster Worldwide and currently oversees the entire Diversity product line for Monster, reporting to the Chief Diversity Officer. His work combines strategy, product management, and strategic alliances to leverage the Monster Diversity &..

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