2009 Top 100 Under 50 Executive & Emerging Leaders

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June 10, 2009

Diversity MBA Magazine Names
2009 TOP 100 Under 50 Executive & Emerging Leaders


CHICAGO, IL- DiversityMBA Magazine, an internationally distributed publication targeting multicultural professionals in corporate America, government, entrepreneurs, and business students, names the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders with MBAs and advanced degrees.  They will be featured in the Summer 2009 issue and honored at the Awards Gala held September 16th & 17th, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.

Diversity MBA Magazine is the publication for professionals seeking to enhance their network and net worth by engaging with the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders network. The leadership magazine recognizes exceptional executives who are striving for and/or have reached success within the highly competitive corporate, government and entrepreneurial environments. The magazine also recognizes emerging leaders, the rising stars in their community and organizations. The Top 100 Under 50 Executive and Emerging Leaders were selected based on their position within a publicly or privately held company, a successful entrepreneurial company, or not for profit organization, the size of budget managed, scope of responsibility, community service work, and MBA and/or advanced degree.

We are also pleased that many of the companies on the 50 Out Front List for Diverse Managers to Work” are again included in our list this time recognizing the achievements of their employees. These companies not only demonstrate their strong commitment to diversity but also understand the value of supporting programs that enhance leadership and retention within their organizations.

“I am truly humbled by the level of commitment from companies across America that understand the value of recognizing both executive and emerging leaders within their organizations. We are especially proud to acknowledge a broad range of talent not only in America, but also across the globe. The demand for more diverse talent is not declining, it is becoming a greater business imperative. Through this recognition we are providing acknowledgment of achievement, leadership development and creating an unique network of exceptionally talented individuals,” says Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher.

Please visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com for more information about DiversityMBA Magazine.  To schedule media interviews, please call 773-660-1930.

Shanita Akintonde
Columbia College Chicago
Kathy April-Barr
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Kalid Azim
Executive Director, Global Capital Markets
Morgan Stanley & Co.
Jennifer M. Ballard
Associate Attorney
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
William Q Battle III
Managing Director, Safety
Fed Ex Ground
Yolanda Butler Stephens
Director, Employee Labor Relations
The Univ. of Chicago Medical Center
Vidya Byanna
Executive Director, Infrastructure
Luz Canino Baker
Managing Director Marketing/Programs
Sharmal Cannon
Pastoral Assistant
Triedstone Full Gospel Baptist Church
Karen Cavalloro
Area Director
Pitney Bowes Management Services
Rhonda Coignet
Sr. Staff Asst. to COO & SVP, External Affairs
Tulane University
Allison Cole
Director, FTTP Strategic Planning and Content Management
Verizon Communications
Victor De La Paz
Special Asst. to the Superintendent
Hartford Public Schools
Diane Delanoy
Audit Resource Director, Group Internal Audit
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Bernadette Dorsey
Executive Director, Global Operations
JP Morgan Chase
Gregory Fairchild
Assoc. Professor
Business Administration
University of Virginia
Darden Sch of Bus.
Sunita Gandhi
VP, Worldwide Security Technologies
JP Morgan Chase
Sergio Guzman
Sales Executive
Angela Hart- Edwards
Of Counsel
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Kenji Hashimoto
Managing Director, Airline Profitability & Financial Analysis American Airlines
Mary Patricia Henahan
Global Director, Clinical Finance
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Gary Henry
Vice President
Head of RSC and Corporate Services
Asset and Wealth Management
J.P. Morgan Chase
Glendell Hudson
Scroll Capital Partners
Angela Jinghong Cao
North America Seed Manufacturing Finance Lead
Monsanto Company
Derrick Kelson
Divisional Sales Director
MetLife Resources
Iqbal Khan
Executive Director
JP Morgan Chase
Talissa K. Lindsay
Senior Manager
Sondra Martinez
Manager, EMS Independent Engineering
Black & Veatch Corporation
Kelly Mathieson
Business Executive, Managing Director
JP Morgan Chase
Rajan Mehra
Venture Partner
Clearstone Venture Advisor
Uzair Nathani
Managing Director
International Revenue Management
American Airlines
Sherry Nolan
Director, Global Talent Management
Good Year Tire & Rubber Company
David Olivencia
Executive Director, Insight Program
Oracle Corporation
Lisa Padden
Director, Organization Development & Training
United Stationers, Inc.
Leslie D. J. Patterson
Ernst & Young, LLP
Jose Piazza
Staff VP, Strategic Planning
Verizon Wireless
Mark A. Pitts
Vice President of Sales - North America
Burger King Account Team
The Coca-Cola Company
Judy Polzer
Managing Director, Trading COO
JP Morgan Chase
Nadia M. Quarles
Director, Business Diversity
The University of Chicago
Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Accountancy
DePaul University
Tara-Sekayi Robinson
Investment Consultant Supervisor
Business Dev. Group
Curtis Robinson
Director of Business Sales
Verizon Communications
Monique D Saunders
Managing Director
American Cancer Society
Tara Spann
Director of Diversity Initiatives
Staples, Inc.
Sterling Stanford
Director of Human Resources/Diversity
Walton Construction Company
Candice Teruszkin
Executive Director, Client Sales Manager
JP Morgan Chase
Debra Toba
Director,Global & Inbound Logistics
United Stationers, Inc.
Alfred J. Torres
Executive Director, Human Resources
Verizon Communications
Roxana Vergara
Principal, Marketing Consultant
V Consulting
Cindy Wallis Lage
VP-Chief of Global Water Technology
Black & Veatch Corporation
Paul Wanglee
Principal, Mgr Search & Enterprise Risk
Andrean R. Horton
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
The Bartech Group, Inc.

Margaret Annett
Corporate Treasurer
Art Institute of Chicago
Ralph Baker
Executive Director
NY Shock Exchange
Luis Miguel Barros
SVP, Investment & Industry Dev.
Mass. Life Science Center
Heidi Bartholomew
Vice President & Controller
Fed Ex Ground
Gregory Bell
VP Finance
Scholastic, Inc.
Cynthia H. Bowman
SVP, Leadership & Organizational Development
Bank of America
Marc Brooks
Managing Partner
MKMB Restaurants
Shantella Cooper
VP of Human Resources
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services
Candi Castleberry-Singleton
Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer
Martin Castro
VP External
Affairs Aetna, Inc.
Lakshman Charanjiva
FPL Group
Florida Power & Light
Martin Davidson, Ph.D
Associate Dean/Chief Diversity Officer
University of Virginia
Darden Sch of Bus.
Marvin Ellison
EVP for US Stores
The Home Depot
Roberto Escalante
Founder & President
Pueblo Consulting, Inc.
Kim T. Folsom
President & CEO
ShowUhow, Inc.
Mrs. Quin Golden
Assoc. VP Strategic Affiliations & Urban Health Initiatives
The Univ. of Chicago Medical Center
Andrew T. Hahn Sr.
Seyfarth & Shaw, LLP
Natalie Holder- Winfield
Founder & CEO
Quest Diversity Initiatives
Richard J. Hosey III
SVP, Sr. Originator-Historic Tax Credits
Bank of America
Erika Hayes James
BOA, Professor of Research
University of Virginia
Darden Sch of Bus.
Vivek Joshi
Founder & CEO
Deborah Love
VP Office of Instituition Equity, Special Asst. to President
Tulane University
Edward Magee
General Manager
Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Inc.
Maurice Markey
VP of Private Brands
Sam’s Club
Patricia Martin
VP Global Diversity
Eli Lilly & Co.
Dorri McWhorter
Crowe Horwath LLP
Ivonne Monteagudo
VP Superama
Wal-Mart, Mexico
Stephanie Neeley
City Treasurer
City of Chicago
Julian Posada
Founder & President
Café Media LLC
Derica Rice
SVP & Chief Financial Officer
Eli Lilly & Company
Peter Rodriquez
Assoc. Dean International Affairs
University of Virginia
Darden School of Business
Rolando Rodriquez
VP Regional General Manager, Illinois, Northern Indiana
Wal-Mart Stores, U.S
Cindy Sanborn
Vice President, Northern Region
CSX Transportation
Carmen J. Smith
VP Global Strategies, D&I
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Maria Sullivan
Vice President Small Business Sales
Shundrawn Thomas
Northern Trust Securities, Inc.
Mark A. Urquart
VP Facilities, Design & Construction
The Univ. of Chicago Medical Center
Rebeca Vargas
SVP, Marketing Director
JP Morgan Chase
Eli Vazquez
SVP & Chief Financial Officer
American Airlines Credit Union
Arturo Venecia II
Human Capital Development Experts, Inc.
Jacqueline M. Walch
SVP President of Human Resources
Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
Karen Wishart
EVP & Chief Legal Officer
TV One Online
Vanessa Wittman
EVP& Chief Financial Officer
Marsh & McCllelan
Stephanie Wong
SVP & Chief
Administrative Officer
Wal-Mart China
Donta' Wilson
Regional President
BB&T Bank
Kevin Warren
Chairman, President
Xerox, Canada, LTD
Valerie King Bailey
CEO & Founder
Onshore Technology Group
Audrey Hipkins
VP & Chief Product Officer

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