Diversity MBA Names the 13th Annual List of Top 100 Leaders

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July 15th, 2019

Diversity MBA Names the 13th Annual List of Top 100 Leaders

…and the Talent keeps getting better

Chicago, IL – DiversityMBA, a national leadership organization integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management, has released its thirteenth annual list of Top 100 under 50 emerging and executive leaders with advanced degrees. This group is selected from a broad spectrum of companies with both a domestic and global reach.  We selected 100 from a pool of several hundred nominees.  This award is uniquely special because candidates must have an advanced degree or certification, and you can only receive the recognition once and be under age 50.

The Top 100 honorees represent outstanding achievements in community, leadership and education. These honorees go through a screening process before they are selected by Diversity MBA.   The process is rigorous because more than 90 percent qualify. Fortune 1000 companies and other organizations take great care in identifying their leaders for submission. The nomination alone represents achievement and distinction for a lifetime. McElvane said this year’s list represents a more comprehensive list of nominees including white males. All champions and dimensions of diversity are celebrated and recognized through these individuals. We are proud that the business community champions leaders that are unselfishly putting it on the line every day.”

This list is separated into emerging and executive leaders. This allows Diversity MBA to recognize both developing and seasoned leaders. We see this as a process to bridge the gap in the talent pipeline by providing exposure to both groups. The recipients are honored and will receive their official awards at Diversity MBAs 13th Annual Elite Business Leaders Conference & Awards Gala on September 9th and 10th at the Westin Chicago River North.  The conference features expert speakers, seminars and engagement opportunities for building connections.

This conference also recognizes companies from our ’50 Out Front List:  Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work, the only list of its kind.  This recognition celebrates companies that understand the intersection of diversity and inclusion in talent management.

DMBA Publishing publishes DiversityMBA Magazine, a bimonthly publication, Diversity Business Review (DBR),Top 100 series, white papers, research and blogs. Our publications reach more than 1.9 million worldwide, print and online.  For more information, visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com or download our free mobile application DiversityMBA.

Congratulations 2019 Executive Leaders

Adrian Delancy JD
Markowitz Ringel Trusty

Allison Plattsmier Ed.D
Executive Director
Jordan Thomas Foundation

Allyn Shaw ESL
Chief Operating Officer
Bank of America

Ather Williams III MBA
Head of Business Banking
Bank of America

Bradley Bahl MBA
Director of Integrated & Management Care
The Village Network

Brian Middleton MHA
VP, Musculosketal Institute
Atrium Health

Carey Chen MBA
President & Executive Chairman
Cincinnati Incorporated

Caswell Samms MBA
CFO/Vice President of Finance & Operations
Wellstar Health System

Cristina Jimenez MBA
Chief Investment Officer & Global Head of Investor Relations
CIFI Asset Management

Deidra Wilson MPH
Corporate Vice President Gov't Relations
McLaren Health Care Corp.

Derrick Thomas MBA
Sr. VP and President
PNC Financial Services

Dhivya Suryadevara MBA
Chief Financial Officer
General Motors Co.

Diana Escoda MS
P R&D Front End Innovation
The Clorox Company

Dr. Dave A. Chokshi MD
Chief Population Health Officer
New York Health + Hospitals

Elaine N. Lalanne Ph. D
Research and Development Scientist
Fibertek Inc

Elif Sagsen-Ercel MBA
EVP, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer
RR Donnelley

Emily Rogalski PhD
Associate Director of Nueroimaging,
Northwestern University, Disease Center

Erica Kirkwood JD
VP and General Counsel
GMA Construction Group

Gary Little MBA
Sr VP & Chief Medical Officer
Atrium Health

Gil Addo MBA

Grace Robson JD
Markowitz Ringel Trusty

Jason Gallo MBA
Global Senior Director
Cisco Systems Inc.

Jason Santana MBA
Senior Director, Sales Strategy & Operations

Jennifer Sim JD
Vice President
VF Corporation

Joanna Crishock MBA
GIANT Food Stores, LLC

Johara Farhadieh MBA
Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer
Illinois State Board of Investment

Justin Jordan MBA
Director, Professional and Support Services
Novant Health

Kania D. Lottie, JD, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
SVP, Chief Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion Officer (Ethics Officer)

Carmen Kathleen Hines MBA
Vice President
VF Corporation, Dickies

K Stefan Chin JD
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Kevin Smith MBA
Marketing Evaluator
Appen Global

Les Maginley MBA
VP Supplier Diversity
Atrium Health

Mark Delp CFP
Institutional Wealth Consultants

Mauricio Pena MS
The Clorox Company

Melanie Sweet MS
Head of Strategy
Google LLC

Melonie R. Jackson MBA
Vice President, Human Resources
UPMC (Chautauqua, Hamot, Kane & Northwest)

Michael Camp MPA
General Manager

Miguel Joey Aviles ESL
Chief, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
U.S Coast Guard

Mona Pearl MBA
Adjunct Professor
Global Management Institute

Namita Ahuja MD, MMM
Senior Medical Director, Medicare
UPMC Health Plan

Nausheena Hussain MBA
Executive Director
Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment

Omer Ismail JD
Head of US Consumer Banking & Partner
Goldman Sachs

Oscar C. Marroquin MD, FACC
Chief Clinical Analytics Officer

Quincy Byrdsong Ed.D
Executive Director for Research Administration, WellStar Research Institute
Wellstar Health System

Rhonda Staley-Brooks MBA
Executive Director
Nahemiah Community Foundation

Rich Robles MA
Senior Director of Inclusion
Novant Health

Shuchi Sharma MPH, MA, PMP
Global Head of Gender Intelligence

Shunda Robinson MBA
Global Vice President
GM Financial

Stephen Vault MHA
Vice President Business Development
Wellstar Health System

Tamika Curry-Smith MBA
Chief Diversity Officer
Nike Inc

Todd Jenkins PhD
Sr Diversity & Inclusion Lead
J.B Hunt Transportation

Tyrone Grandson PhD
Vice President of Data
U. Group

Varma Rameswar MBA
Vice President Pediatric Operations / Service Line
WellStar Health System

Congratulations 2019 Emerging Leaders

Aaron Abrams MBA
Store Manager
GIANT Food Stores, LLC

Aatmi D. MBA
Director of Strategy & Operations

Alana Glass PhD
Adjunct Professor
Western MI University

Andreas Nguyen MS
The Clorox Company

Aracely Munoz MA
Lawyers Network

Ashanti Smoot MBA
Sr. Merchandising Operations Manager
VF Corporation

Audrey Summerville MBA
Control Manager
JPMorgan Chase

Brandi Wampler MBA
Research Communications Specialist
University of Notre Dame

Brooke Jones MBA
Director of Investments
Carnegie Corporation of NY

Byron Stanley MPA
Compensation Analyst
BMO Harris Bank

Chandrakanth Bolisetti PhD
Research Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory

Chiemeka Azubuine MBA
HR Consultant
Cisco Systems Inc.

Christopher Pham JD
Senior Associate
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Daniel Kedish MBA
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Zurich Insurance

Deniqua Crichlow MA
Cisco Systems Inc.

Desiree Torre MBA
Director, Community Affairs
Children's National Health System

Dhara Patel
Staff Pharmacist
GIANT Food Stores, LLC

Dr. Lia Erickson MD
Service Line Leader for Pediatrics
Novant Health

Elsa Camargo PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas

Eric Mena MBA
Financial Analyst
GIANT Food Stores, LLC

Eve Ewing PhD
Author, Asst Professor
University of Chicago

Freddy Munoz JD
Senior User Experience Associate
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Gita Rampersad JD, MHA
HEALTH Reimagined™

Jaime Freeman MBA
Sr. VP of Commercial
Banking BMO Harris Bank

Jason Alexander MS
Sr Industrial Products Analyst

Juan Quintana JD
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Katya LeBlanc PhD
Human Factor Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory

Kevin Price MBA
Sr. Director; Diversity and Inclusion
Compass Group

Lemar White MBA
Program Manager, Anti-bribery
Google LLC

Maria Medrano MBA
Director, Inclusion & Collaboration
Cisco Systems Inc.

Marlin Harper MBA
Sr Consultant
Cardinal Health

May Chaffin MCS
Computer Security Researcher
Idaho National Laboratory

Monique Houston MBA
Supervisor of Customer Relations

Morgan Waller MPA
Business Analyst
Cook County Board of Review

Natalia Bravo MA
Director, Procurement
The Clorox Company

Neda Ghomeshi JD
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Peter Hernandez JD
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Rachael Guerrero MS
CSR Manager

Suzanne Heitman MBA
Program Manager
Community Health Network

Sydney Wilkinson MBA
Instructor of Management/ Director
US Air Force

Tamara Smith MS
Senior Director
Novant Health

Tameka Miller PhD
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
Architect of the Capital

Tammie Borders PhD
Scientific Manager
Idaho National Laboratory

Tina Alonzo MS
Diversity & Inclusion Program Coordinator
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Tracy Parris-Benjamin MA
Horizon Blue Cross Shield of New Jersey

Virag Shah MBA
Regional Medical Director of Touch, Pima
CreMore Health
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