2010 Top 100 Under 50 Executive & Emerging Leaders

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June 24, 2010

Diversity MBA Magazine Names
2010 TOP 100 under 50 Diverse Emerging & Executive Leaders


CHICAGO, IL- DiversityMBA Magazine, an internationally distributed publication targeting women and multicultural professionals in corporate America, government, entrepreneurs, and business students, names the 2010 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive  & Emerging Leaders. These leaders all have achieved advanced degrees.  They will be featured in the Summer 2010 issue and honored at the Awards Gala held September 9th & 10th, in Chicago, Illinois.

Diversity MBA Magazine is the global leadership publication for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge base from a thought leadership perspective.  The gala and leadership has proven to be one the of the most powerful engaging forums with the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders in attendance. The leadership magazine recognizes exceptional executives who are striving for and/or have reached success within their highly competitive corporate, government and entrepreneurial environments. Furthermore, emerging leaders and/or rising stars are also recognized for their outstanding community and business contributions. 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 achieved.

Many of the companies on the magazines 50 Out Front List: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work” are engaged in recognizing the achievements of their employees. These companies 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.

“This is our 3rd year announcing this highly esteemed list of executives;  I remain truly  humbled by the level of commitment from companies across the globe have during this difficult economic time by continuing to recognize both executive and emerging leaders within their organizations. We enjoyed a 50% increase in our corporate participation.  We are very clear we are adding value with this level of recognition. 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 a unique network of exceptionally talented individuals,” says Pam McElvane, CEO & Publish.

Please visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com for more information about DiversityMBA Magazine.  To schedule media interviews, please call 312-285-5166.


Deepti Arora, MBA
Sr. Director of Business Operations, Mobile Devices Business
Motorola, Inc.
Susan Athey, PhD
Chief Economist
Harvard University
Lisa Bacus, MBA
Vice President, Marketing
American Family Insurance
Sue Bostrom, MBA
Chief Marketing Officer
Cisco Systems
Fransisca Brown, MS
Director, Multicultural Marketing
American Family Insurance
Ramesh Chikkala, MBA
Sr. Vice President ISD
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Pamela Culpepper, MBA
Vice President, Human Resource
Elsie Leon-Cruz, MBA
Sr. Vice President, Market Manager
JP Morgan Chase
Gina DeCiani, JD
Chief Legal Counsel
Illinois State Treasurer
Brenda L. Dietrich, PhD; VP Business
Analytics & Math Sci
IBM J Thomas Research Center
Jon Duncan, MBA
General Manager
Managed Business Solutions
Linda Gadsby, JD
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Scholastic Inc.
Darlene Gartrell, JD
SVP, Legal & Claims Practice
AON Corporation
Michelle Gaskill, MHA
Vice President, Nursing Services
Advocate Trinity Hsp
Sonali Goel, MBA
Executive Director
JP Morgan Chase
Hong Kong
Phyllis Harris,JD
Vice President, Environmental Compliance,
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
Victor Henderson, JD
Managing Partner
Holland & Knight LLC
Dwight Hutchins, MBA
Global Managing Director, Strategy
Jesse Jackson, MS
Director, Commercial Banking Client Services
JP Morgan Chase
Elizabeth Keys,MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Guy Carpenter LLC, A Marsh & McLennan Company
Poonam Gupta-Krishnan, MS
President & CEO
Iyka Enterprises, Inc.
Tracy LaLonde, MS
Mona Leung, MBA
Chief Financial Officer, SVP Finance
Alliant Credit Union
Michele Mastrean, MS
VP Compensation & Benefits
CSX Corporation
Ann Manikas, MBA
VP Leadership & Organizational Development
Illinois Tool Works
Elizabeth Myers, MBA
Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets
JP Morgan Securities, Inc.
Hanna Moukanas, MBA
Managing Partner
Oliver Wyman Delta, France
Deepak Nanda, JD
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Susan Oh, MA
Managing Director
JP Morgan Asset Management
Tero Ojanpera; PhD
Executive Vice President Services
Nokia Finland
Emechete Onuoha, MBA
VP Sustainability & External Affairs
Xerox Canada, Ltd.
Gerald Pauling II, JD
Equity Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Gerald Pauling II, JD
Equity Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Sudhakar Ramakrishr, MBA
Corporate VP & General Manager, Wireless Broadband Solutions
Motorola, Inc.
Michelle Ringold, MBA
President & CEO
Ringold Financial Management Insurance
Oscar Rojas, MBA
Corporate VP & GM, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Latin America
Motorola Inc.
Sharon Rossi, MA
Vice President Customer Development
Unilever Corporation
Alejandro Stein, MBA
Managing Director
JP Morgan Chase
Lewis Steverson, JD
Sr. Vice President, Law Department
Motorola, Inc.
Jeff Stovall, MBA
Chief Information Officer
City of Charlotte
Lauren Tyler, MBA
Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations
JP Morgan Chase
William Taylor, Jr. MS, CPA
Taylor CPA & Association
Yohannes Tilahun, MBA
SVP, Director Research & Innovation
Wells Fargo Advisors
Karen Tolliver, JD
Legal Counsel
Alstrom Transportation, Inc.
James Tolliver, MBA
General Manager
Ana Valdez, MBA
Executive Director
Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility
Damayanti Vasudevan, PhD
V P Diversity & Inclusion; President of Foundation
RR Donnelley
Lewis Warren, JD/MBA
Managing Director, Commercial Banking
Bank of America
Angelia Robert-Watkins, Ed.D
President & CEO
The Complete Educational Consortium, NFP
Bouvier Williams, MBA
VP, HR Talent Management
MTV Networks
Scott Young, MBA
Sr. Vice President, Strategy & Marketing
Coca Cola N.A
Jason Whong, JD
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Joe Wilkins, MBA
Vice President, Global Operations
Beckman Coulter, Inc...
Margaret Zanel, MBA
Vice President, Marketing
Xerox Canada
Mary Zimmer, MBA
Head of Primary Advisory Services
RBC Wealth Management

Clifton Anderson, MBA
Clifton Anderson Enterprises
acqueline Alonso, MS
Director, Network Programs
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Clemon Ashley, JD
Federal Judicial Law Clerk
United States District Court
Sharon Allen, MBA
Marketing & Business Development Director
American Hospital Association
Hans B onner , MBA
Executive Director
Chicago Minority Business Enterprise Center (CMBEC)
Peter Braxton, MBA
Private Banking Associate
Credit Suisse Securities, USA
Toure Claiborne, MBA
Director of Marketing
Allstate Insurance Company
Curtis Campbell, MIBS
Sr. Product Manager
Dell, Inc.
Daisy Chan, MBA
Director of Enterprise Communications
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Laura Caldwell, JD
Distinguished Scholar in Residence
Loyola University, Chicago School of Law
Shellond Chester, MBA
Assistant Dean, Finance
Tulane University
Patricia Delgadillo, MBA
Managing Director Strategic Alliances
American Airlines
Alice Roberts-Davis, JD
Group Manager, Supplier Diversity
Target Corporation
Ernest Freeman, MA
Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity
Marisol Fernandez, MBA
Director Merchandise Operations
United Stationers, Inc.
Jose Ignacio Sordo Galarza, MS
Sr. Director Commercial Connect
Susan Haberman, MPA
Sr. Partner
Mercer LLC , A Marsh McLennan Company
Magna Hadley, MBA
Sr. Director, Mandate & Payment Integrity
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Kevin Harris, MBA
General Manager, Chicago Area Facilities Operations
BP America, Inc
Monique Hayward, MBA
Sr. Marketing Manager & Global Diversity, Education, External Affairs
Intel Corporation
Vincent Ilustre, MBA
Executive Director
Tulane University
Collin Kebo, MBA
Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis
Carla Kayanan, MA
Program Manager, School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Loyola University
Tatiana Koleva, MBA
Area Director
Pitney Bowes
Corey Lewis, MBA
Director Global Internal Audit
Jones Lang LaSalle
Wm. Marty Martin, PhD
Director MSHR & Associate Professor
DePaul University
James Mele, MBA
Director, Claims Processing
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Jamal Malone, MBA
Information Technology Audit Manager
Office Max
Joshua Mercer, MA
Swiss Dream
Nancy Nguyen, MBA
Co Founder
23/23 Consulting Group
and Sweet T, LLC
Bernadette Pinamont, JD
Head of US Tax
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Alpesh Patel, MBA
Sr. Director
Wayne Park, MBA
Department Head, Institutional Participant Services
The Vanguard Group
Lauren Robinson, JD
Associate General Counsel
American Bar Association
Robert Rodriquez, PhD
Assistant Dean & Director of Corporate Learning
Kaplan University
Noni Robinson, MBA
Senior Manager
The Vanguard Group
Christine Rogers-Raetsch, MBA
Senior Manager
The Vanguard Group
Daphne Smith, MA
Staffing Manager
DePaul University
Ken Smith, MBA
Director of Marketing & Sales
United Stationers, Inc.
Jimmy Taylor, MBA
Line Manager
The Vanguard Group
Jacqueline White, MBA
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Sourcing-Mechanical
Union Pacific Railroad
Melanie Williams, MA
Director, Sales Support & Verizon Online
Verizon Communications
Steven Moo-Young, MBA
Director, AA.com Strategy & CRM
American Airlines
Jesse W. Devlyn
Devlyn Vision, Inc
Bonika Wilson, MA
Wilson Capital Management, Inc.

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