Diversity MBA Magazine Names 2014 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders

CHICAGO, IL – Diversity MBA is a leadership and management organization that advances the understanding of diversity & inclusion in the workforce by recognizing leadership. We are proud to name the 2014 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders.

The list once again was highly competitive with 300 applicants to select from. We are pleased to compose a highly diverse list of Executive & Emerging Leaders. 35% African American, 20% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 11% White, 7% Veteran, 4% LGBT, 3% Indian and 4% other.

These leaders from companies like AT&T, Accenture, Verizon, Target, Sears, Intel, Kaiser Permanente and more demonstrate extraordinary achievements that span across industries.

“In our 8th year of celebrating the top 100 executives and emerging leaders, organizations continue to share their brightest talents with the marketplace. These leaders value excellence not only in their work, but also they value continuous learning as demonstrated by their pursuit of higher education,” says Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher.

Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, healthcare organizations, educational institutions and non-profit agencies nominate top talent to compile a highly selective list from all industries. Our winners are chosen by a selection committee based upon their position within their company; time in position, contributions to the community and the advanced degree held. Diversity MBA honors these individuals and organizations that recognize and promote emerging and executive leaders for their achievements in the workplace and in the community.

The winners and newest members of the Top 100 under 50 exclusive club will be featured in the 2014 Fall issue of Diversity MBA Magazine. In addition, honorees along with other professionals that have made a major impact in the business community will be honored at the Diversity MBAs Awards Gala. This years Executive Leadership Conference and Award’s Gala will be held September 16th – 18th at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Oak Brook, IL.

The annual Executive Leadership Conference & Awards Gala will feature expert speakers, amazing networking opportunities during the day. At the gala, we’ll recognize our 2014 50 Out Front Companies & our Top 100 under 50 Diverse Leaders. The awards gala and leadership conference is one of the most powerful and engaging conferences of its kind.

A list of the honorees is at the bottom of this press release. Another product of the magazine is “50 Out Front List: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work,” which recognizes companies that not only demonstrate their strong commitment to diversity, but also understand the value of supporting external programs that enhance leadership and retention within their organizations.

 Well done to the 2014 Top 100 under 50 Executive & Emerging Leaders. Diversity MBA highly recognizes your outstanding accomplishments

2014 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Leaders

Imran Akbar, MBA
Vice President
Motorola Solutions
Alejandro Badia MD, FACS,
Chief Medical Officer
Ricardo Barragan, EMBA,
Executive Director,
Kenneth Battle,
JD Partner
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, PA
Shannon Brice, MBA,
Chief Financial Officer,
Richard?s Disposal Inc
Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH, Chief, Div of General Internal Medicine
University of Miami
Pedro Caruso, MBA
Bain & Company
Edmond Chan, MS,
SVP, Net Planning & Admin.
Verizon Communications, Inc
Sujatha Chandrasekaran, MBS,
Walmart Stores, Inc
Mei-Ann Chen, PhD
Musical Director , Chicago Sinfonietta
Xavier Corona, MBA,
Vice President, Corporate Marketing,
Union Bank
Vincenza Cruz, MA Applied Psy, HRM,
Horizon HealthcareÿServices, Inc
Leslie Davis, JD
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Abhi Dhar, MS
Group Vice President & Chief Technology Officer,
Opella Ernest, MD,
BCBS of Illinois
Leslie Ferraro, MBA,
EVP Global Sales & Mkt,
The Walt Disney Co
Norman Fleming, MBA
Senior Director, Enterprise Bus Solutions
Rodrigo Garcia, MBA/MPPA,
IL Department of Veterans Affairs
Melanie Glennon,
MS Mech Engineering,
Exec Quality Leader,GE
Diego Gordillo,
EMBA, Executive Director
G. Patrick Griffin, MBA,
VP Patient Financial Svs
Carolinas Healthcare System
Sridhar Guduguntla, MS,
Synergy Computer Solutions
Lakecia Gunter, MS Electrical Eng,
Chief of Staff, Intel Labs
Sanjay Gupta, MBA,
EVP Mrktg Innov & Corp Relations,
Allstate Insurance Co
Laura Gurski, MBA,
A.T. Kearney
Robyn Hamilton, MBA,
Novant Health Foundation
Sheri Hawkins,MS
SVP /CFO of N.T. Asset Management,
Northern Trust
Brenda K. Herold, MS Elec Eng & Comp Sci
Corporate VP
Motorola Solutions
Andres Irlando, JD,
Region President Southwest Region,
Verizon Wireless
Kish Khemani, MBA,
A.T. Kearney
Jason Kim, JD, Partner,
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP
Kelly King, MBA,
Regional President,
Margaret Lapiz, MBA/MPH,
Vice President
Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Amy Logue, PhD,
VP Human Resources,
Maureen Martin, MPA,
Dir. Serv Oper,
Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc
James Meza III, JD,SVP & Assistant General Counsel,
Wm. Jahmal Miller, MHA,
Deputy Dir,
CDPH - Office of Health Equity
Melissa O'Neill, MA Indus Org Psych,
VP of Human Resources,
Advocate Health Care
Alex Parker, MIB,
VP, Global Service Management
Michael Parker, MBA
Regional VP Operations,
Marquis Parker, MBA,
SVP, Aon Affinity US,
Capt. Joseph Perez, MD, MBA, Chief Operational Medicine,
US Coast Guard
Melissa Phipps, JD,
Asst General Counsel,
Novant Health
Kalyan Raman, PhD,
Global Buy Chief Tech Officer,
Dr. Dayla Randolph, PhD.,
VP Human Resources,
Deena Rembert-Neason, MEM,
VP of HR.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Karen Rubin, MBA
Managing Director, North America
Talking Talent, Inc,
Michael Sekoni, MSC in Econ,
VP, Accident Fund Holdings, Inc
Kekin Shah, MS Computer Science, VP
Collabera Inc.
Anup Sharma, MBA
CIO, Oil & Gas
Carrie Shea, MBA
The Keystone Group
Marcy Shinder, MBA,
Chief Marketing Officer
Rishi Sikka, MD
SVP, Clinical Transformation
Harjot Singh, MBA
Senior Vice President
Bank of America
Andrea Siudara, MBA,
VP IT DPSS & Connected Delphi
Delphi Corp
Airica Steed, EdD,MBA,
Chief Experience Officer
U of I Hosp. Health Sciences System
Kathy Sterio, MBA
Shelbourn Stevens, MBA,
President Novant,
Brunswick Medical Center
Vikki Tam, MBA
Bain & Company
Renu Thomas, MBA, Senior Vice President
The Walt Disney Company
Kwame Trotman, MBA
Vice President, Wholesale Operations, Verizon Communications, Inc
Jennifer Van Buskirk, MS
Brody Weichbrodt, JD,
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP
Kathryn Zhao, MS, MBA,
Head of Linear Quantitative Research
Lori Zumwinkle, MBA
Managing Director

2014 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Emerging Leaders

Danielle Alexander, MS,
Sponsor Development Manager
Douglas Bowles, MBA,
Global Affairs, Senior Group Manager
Mike Camp, MPA
Director Global HR Operations-PMO
Dr. Lemrey Carter, MS in Pharmacy,
Dir Professional Affairs
Debbie Cortez, MBA,
Sales Operation Manager
Lori Estiverne, MBA
Bain & Company
Barbara Fernandez, BS,
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Mavis Ferrao, MS
Personnel Manager
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
Lum Forfeke, MBA, MS in Elec & Comp Eng,
Global Products Manager,
Delphi Corp
Tita Forrest, Pharm.D, MBA
Commercial Business Director
Jay Hedley, MBA/MS
Aeronautical Science Managing Director
Greg Hernandez, MBA,
Commercial ÿBusiness Director
Julie Hutcheson Stoss, JD,
Vice President,
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Brian Jackson, MBA
Director, Retail Services
Sears Holdings
Edward Crawford IV, MBA, MGM, MA,
Vice President
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Alberta Johnson, MBA,MPA,
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
Kristy Kelly, PhD
Dir of App Prof Psy,
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Alexander Lawrence, MBA,
Asst Dean Adm & Financial Aid, UCLA Anderson Sch Mngt
Mickell Lowery, MBA Operations Mgmt
District Sales Manager
Robert Mancilla, JD,
Legal Counsel
Sears Holdings
Charis Marquez, MBA, Director, E-Commerce & Digital
Sears Holdings
Barbara McAllister Whye, MBA,
Director Strategic Initiatives & Planning, Intel
Guy Mills, MEM
Director, Supply Chain Strategy / CCEM
The Clorox Co
Dean Monnin, MBA
Senior Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle
Anna Natale-Pereira MD, MPH,
Division Director,
UMDNJ-NJ Medical School
Claudio Noriega, MBA
Managing Director
Alberto Ortega, MSSA
Director of Community Relations Chicago, Sodexo
Gloria Sinclair Miller, MSHRM, Senior HR Business Partner
Braxton Sisco, MBA,
A.T. Kearney
Rich Smith, JD, MBA
VP Human Resources
Kaiser Permanente
Virginia T. Snyder, MBA
HR Manager
Delphi Corp
Hector Torres, PsyD,
Associate Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Todd R. Trotter, JD
Senior Director
Kaiser Permanente
Cheri Wilson, MHS
Asst Scientist & Program Director Hopkins
CHD Solutions
Maria Yue, MBA, MS,
General Manager,
Hyatt Hotels Corp