2014 Top 100 Under 50 Executive & Emerging Leaders

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For Immediate Release
July 22, 2014

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


CHICAGO, ILDiversity 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 17 & 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


Imran Akbar, MBA
Motorola Solutions
Alejandro Badia, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Ricardo Barragan, MBA
Exec. Dir.
Kenneth Battle, JD Partner
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, PA
Shannon Brice, MBA, CFO
Richard’s Disposal Inc
Olveen Carrasquillo, PhD, Chief, Div of Gen Internal Med
University of Miami
Pedro Caruso, MBA
Bain & Company
Edmond Chan, MS, SVP, Net Planning & Admin. Verizon Communications, IncSujatha Chandrasekaran, MBS, SVP & CTO
Walmart Stores, Inc
Mei-Ann Chen, PhD
Music Dir, Chicago Sinfonietta
Xavier Corona, MBA, VP, Corp Marketing,
Union Bank
Vincenza Cruz, MA Psy, Dir. Horizon Healthcare Services IncLeslie Davis, JD
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Abhi Dhar, MS
VP, Digital Eng & Mobil Solutions,
Opella Ernest, PhD,
BCBS of Illinois
Leslie Ferraro, MBA, EVP Global Sales & Mkt, The Walt Disney CoNorman Fleming, MBA Sr Dir, Ent Bus Sol,
Rodrigo Garcia, MBA/MPPA, Dir,
IL Department of Veterans Affairs
Melanie Glennon, MS Mech Eng,
Exec Quality Leader,GE
Diego Gordillo, EMBA, Executive Director
G. Patrick Griffin, MBA, VP
Carolinas Healthcare System
Sridhar Gudugentla, MS, Pres/CEO Synergy Computer SolutionsLakecia Gunter, MS Electrical Eng, Chief of Staff, IntelSanjay Gupta, MBA, EVP Mrktg Innov & Corp Rel,
Allstate Insurance Co
Laura Gurski, MBA, Partner,
A.T. Kearney
Robyn Hamilton, MBA, Director,
Novant Health Foundation
Sheri Hawkins,MS
SVP /CFO of N.T. Asset Mgmt,
Northern Trust
Brenda K. Herold, MBA,
Corporate VP
Motorola Solutions
Andres Irlando, JD, Region Pres Southwest, Verizon Comm, IncKish Khemani, MBA, Partner,
A.T. Kearney
Jason Kim, JD, Partner,
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP
Kelly King, MBA, Regional President,
Margaret Lapiz, MBA/MPH, VP
Kaiser Permanente
Amy Louge, 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, MBA, VP of HR,
Advocate Health Care
Alex Parker, MIB,
VP, Global Service Management
Michael Parker, MBA
Regional VP Oper, Comcast
Marquis Parker, MBA, SVP, Aon Affinity US,
Capt. Joseph Perez, MBA, COO Medicine,
US Coast Guard
Melissa Phipps, JD,
Asst Gen Counsel,
Novant Health
Kalyan Raman, PhD, Global Buy Chief Tech Officer,
Dayla Randolph, PhD.
Deena Rembert-Neason, MEM, V.P. of HR. Dr Pepper Snapple GroupKaren Rubin, MBA
Managing Dir, North America,
Talking Talent, Inc
Michael Sekoni, MSC, VP Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. BCBS, MIKekin 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
Bank of America
Andrea Siudara, MBA, VP IT DPSS & Connected
Delphi Corp
Airica Steed, EdD
Ent Chief Exp Officer
U of I Hosp. Health Sciences System
Kathy Sterio, MBA
Shelbourn Stevens, MBA, President Novant, Brunswick Medical CenterVikki Tam, MBA
Bain & Company
Renu Thomas, MBA, SVP
The Walt Disney Company
Kwame Trotman, MBA
VP, Wholesale Op
Verizon Comm, Inc
Jennifer Van Buskirk
Brody Weichbrodt, JD, Partner
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP
Kathryn Zhao, MBA
Executive Director
Lori Zumwinkle, MBA
Managing Director

Danielle Alexander, MS, Sponsor Dev Mgr
Douglas Bowels, MBA, Global Affairs, Sr Group Manager TargetMike Camp, MBA
Dir Global HR Operations-PMO
Dr. Lemrey Carter,
MS in Pharmacy, Dir Professional Affairs
Debbie Cortez, MBA, Sales Oper Manager
Lori Estiverne, MBA
Bain & Company
Barbara Fernandez, BS, Partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Mavis Ferrao, MS
Personnel Mgr
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
Lum Forfeke, MS in Elec & Comp Eng, Global Products Mgr, Delphi CorpTita Forrest, MBA
Commercial Business Director
Jay Hedley, MBA/MS
Managing Director
Greg Hernandez, MBA, Comm Bus Director
Julie Hutcheson Stoss, JD, VP Kaiser Foundation Health PlanBrian Jackson, MBA
Director – Retail Services
Sears Holdings
Edward Jacobs Crawford IV, MBA, VP, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Alberta Johnson, MBA, EVP
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
Kristy Kelly, PhD
Dir of App Prof Psy, The Chicago School of Prof Psychology
Alexander Lawrence, MBA
Asst Dean, UCLA Anderson Sch Mngt
Mickell Lowery, MBA Oper Mgmt
Direct Sales Manager
Robert Mancilla, JD,
Legal Counsel Sears Holdings
Charis Marquez, MBA, Director DieHard Brands
Sears Holdings
Barbara McAllister-
Whye, MBA, Dir Strategic Initiatives & Planning, Intel
Guy Mills, Master
Dir Supply Chain Strategy / CCEM
The Clorox Co
Dean Monin, MBA
Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle
Anna Natale-Pereira, MPH, Div Director, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Claudio Noriega, MBA
Managing Director
Alberto Ortega, MBA Admin, Dir. of Comm Relations Chicago, SodexoGloria Sinclair-Miller, MBA, Senior HR Business Partner
Braxton Sisco, MBA,
A.T. Kearney
Rich Smith, JD
VP Human Resources
Kaiser Permanente
Virginia T. Snyder, MBA
HR Manager
Delphi Corp
Hector Torres, PsyD, Assoc Professor, The Chic School of Prof PsychologyTodd R. Trotter, JD
Senior Director
Kaiser Permanente
Cheri Wilson, MHS
Asst Scientist & Program Director Hopkins CHD Solutions
Maria Yue, MBA
General Manager,
Hyatt Hotels Corp

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