Cynthia Izzo

Global Head of Risk

KPMG International
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June 2024

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Cyndi Izzo leads the KPMG U.S. Technology Risk Management network of people and services, as part of the firm’s Advisory practice. With more than 25 years of management advisory, business and technology experience, Cyndi is accountable for sustained and measurable business growth through a purpose-led approach, which includes identifying, developing, mentoring, and retaining top talent while perpetuating the core values of the firm.

Cyndi began her career in KPMG's financial services audit practice. Since that time, she has advised clients and their boards in managing technology and the related risks including IT Governance, Cyber, Information Security and Privacy, Vendor Management, Business Continuity, and IT Attestations. She has substantial experience leading and coordinating cyber security advisory engagements. In this role, she provided information security expertise helping companies to protect their information and data systems, and to establish continuity and data recovery services. Cyndi has also provided subject matter knowledge and guidance on information security and privatization regulations and contract compliance.

In recent years, Cyndi was the U.S. Cyber Strategy and Governance solution leader, as well as the U.S. Privacy leader. In these earlier roles she was responsible for the development and advancement of Cyber services, including training, development, and skill utilization of more than 160 professionals.

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Garrett Lee

Co-Managing Partner

Morgan & Morgan
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April 2024

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Garrett Lee, the co-managing partner of Morgan & Morgan’s Boston office, has established himself as a pillar of justice at our firm. Before joining our firm, Mr. Lee was a founding partner of his own law firm, and we’re fortunate enough to have him on our team today.

His commitment to clients, record of outstanding verdicts, and work for the Asian community in his hometown of Boston sets him apart from his colleagues, making him nothing less than a hero to those he represents.

Mr Lee is a former co-chair of the Tort and Insurance Law Section and current Council member for the Boston Bar Association, while still finding time to speak publicly on the topics of personal injury law and law firm practice management Garrett has earned recognition as a “Rising Star” by New England’s Super Lawyer Magazine and Boston Magazine for eight consecutive years

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Roshan Kindred

Chief Diversity Officer

Pager Duty
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March 2024

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As the Chief Diversity Officer, Roshan Kindred leads PagerDuty's strategic inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) initiatives and ensures PagerDuty is creating a fair, equitable, and inclusive experience for all Dutonians.

Roshan brings more than 15 years of experience in ID&E leadership and is passionate about elevating the human experience and engagement by creating a thriving atmosphere where people can have a sense of belonging that frees them to innovate and collaborate with authenticity.

Prior to joining PagerDuty, Roshan was the Chief Diversity Officer and Principal at InSeason Development Group, where she established an ID&E roadmap that led senior executive leadership to adopt diversity goals as part of an annual incentive compensation plan. Previously, she served as the board chair of Iron Mountain's DEI advisory board.

Roshan has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and organizational development from San Jose State University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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Joe Aldaz

President & CEO

Colorado Springs Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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Joe Aldaz serves as the part-time President and CEO for the Colorado Springs Hispanic Chamber providing programming and services to diverse small business members enabling greater prosperity for all in Colorado Springs. He also serves as the Program Manager for Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families Onward to Opportunity Colorado career skills program, a best-in-class professional certification program for transitioning service members, Veterans, and military spouses.

Joe is a highly experienced university, education, government, and nonprofit executive and has aspired to lead a post-military career of “Service before Self.

Joe retired in 2004 as an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel after a 21-year distinguished career serving as a space operations officer culminating as the Director of Athletics and Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School.

Upon retirement, Joe has led a life of public service having served in several executive roles in the nonprofit sector to include leading the Rocky Mountain USO, Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy in Pueblo, Colorado, the Center for American Values in Pueblo, Colorado, and founder and President of the Colorado Springs STARS Basketball Academy.

He was also the State Community Support Coordinator for Colorado and Wyoming for Army One Source assisting state, county, military, and corporations in supporting active-duty, guard, and reserve Service Members, transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and Families.

Joe developed statewide executive-level relationships to build coalitions and alliances focused on building service capacity in the areas of employment/transition, behavioral health, legal, and faith.

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Lars Ojukwu

Program Manager II

(Diversity & Inclusion) at Microsoft
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Lars Ojukwu is a creative problem solver with a knack for looking at all sides of any issue. He is passionate about learning, and loves being creative! His positive energy tends to infect those around him, and he loves to understand their stories to better understand how they can showoff who they are.

Passion drives his personal and professional growth and is at the foundation of his career goals. He refuses to accept the world for what is and always encourage his self and his colleagues to challenge the status quo. At the end of the day, his goal is to build positive productive relationships and experiences that build toward a common goal. Lars professional background has been mostly as an education professional with a focus on marketing, admissions and team building. he is skilled in International Relations, Management, Business Development, Social Media, and Training. He is a strong team builder with a Master's degree focused in Higher Education Administration..

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M. David Lee FAIA


Stull and Lee Inc. Architects
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M. David Lee is the President and an award-winning architect and urban designer. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

He is a former Adjunct Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has served on the faculties of the Rhode Island School of Design and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Founded in 1966, Stull and Lee, Inc. (S+L) is an award-winning architecture, urban design and planning firm. The firm’s experience includes the design of multi-family housing and the design of educational and health care institutions, office buildings, retail and manufacturing facilities.

Mr. Lee is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and is a past President of the Boston Society of Architects. He was the recipient of the BSA’s 2000 Award of Honor. He formerly served on the Design Arts Overview Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Lee lectures and consults nationally and internationally on matters of urban design and architecture.

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Peter Thomson

Award Winning Journalist, Author and Audio Producer

Livable Planet Editor
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Livable Planet Editor Peter Thomson has covered the broad swath of issues related to the environment and global sustainability for more than 25 years and has headed up The World's coverage since 2008. He's the author of the acclaimed book "Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal," about the world's largest and deepest lake, the co-owner of a super-efficient, 100 year-old Boston triple-decker, and the father of a very curious young daughter.

Peter has been covering the broad swath of issues related to the environment and global sustainability for more than 25 years and signed on as The World’s environment editor in 2008. In 2017 he initiated the transition of the program's Environment desk to the Livable Planet desk. (Meet our new Livable Planet desk. It’s about what we need to have a future.)

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Carl Crawford

Human Rights Officer

City of Duluth MN
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Carl Crawford is the Vice Chair of State of Minnesota Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage [DULUTH, MN] Minnesota’s Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage (CMAH) and cityofduluth recently elected as the City of Duluth’s Human Rights Officer and Vice Chair.

In his role as the City’s Human Rights Officer, Carl works to enforce city and state human rights laws and to ensure city services are accessible to all people without discrimination. In addition, the Human Rights Officer also serves as the Equal Opportunity Representative for the City of Duluth and the ADA Coordinator, responsible for enforcement of policies against discrimination and harassment, diversifying the workforce, and promoting accessibility for all residents.

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Bob Rivers

Chair and CEO

Eastern Bank
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In January of 2017, Bob Rivers was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Rivers joined Eastern Bank in 2006 as its Vice Chairman and Chief Banking Officer, becoming President in 2007, Chief Operating Officer in 2012, and an Eastern Bank Director in 2015.

Rivers earned his undergraduate degree at Stonehill College, and his MBA from the University of Rochester. He lives in Needham with his wife and two children.

Eastern Bank was founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is the largest and oldest mutual bank in the United States, with $10 billion in assets and over 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts and southern and coastal New Hampshire. Eastern provides exceptional access to fairly priced banking, investment and insurance easternbank products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes. Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is known for its outspoken advocacy and community support that has topped more than $100 million in charitable giving over the past 20 years. An inclusive company, Eastern employs 1,900 deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues and communities.

A native of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Rivers began his banking career in 1982 as a teller while in college, joining the former Old Stone Bank in Providence upon graduation in 1986. From 1991 to 2005, he held a number of staff and line leadership positions at M&T Bank in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to joining Eastern, he was an Executive Vice President for Retail Banking at the former Commercial Federal Bank in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Jonathan Feingold

Associate Professor

Boston University School of Law
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Jonathan P. Feingold started as a full-time faculty of Boston University School of Law in January 2020. As an associate professor, he teaches property law, and will adds evidence and critical race theory in future semesters.

Feingold’s scholarship explores the relationship between race, law, and the mind sciences. Much of his recent research has interrogated how and why various American legal regimes, including equal protection doctrine, function to reinforce and reproduce racial hierarchy. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Utah Law Review, and Temple Law Review. Representative publications include SFFA v. Harvard: How Affirmative Action Myths Mask White Bonus, Hidden in Plain Sight: a More Compelling Case for Diversity, Eyes Wide Open: What Social Science Can Tell Us About the Supreme Court’s Use of Social Science (with Evelyn Carter), and Defusing Implicit Bias (with Karen Lorang).

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Virgi Bright Ellington, MD


Crush Medical Debt Financial Wellness

JULY 2023

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Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert. A determined patient advocate, Dr. Virgie practiced more than 20 years in primary care and psychiatric settings and as a health insurance executive.

Dr. Virgie now helps patients understand complex medical procedures, communicate effectively with their healthcare providers, and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills through her "What Your Doctor Wants You to Know" series.

She is the author of What Your Doctor Wants You to Know to CRUSH MEDICAL DEBT and the host of the weekly "HEALTH, WELLNESS & MEDICAL BILLS" show on the VoiceAmerica radio network."

Virgi earned her undergraduate and medical degree from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is a board certified Internal Medicine physician who completed residency at the Cambridge Hospital of the Harvard Medical School Executive Vice President for Retail Banking at the former Commercial Federal Bank in Omaha, Nebraska.


Eduardo Crespo


Hispanic Market Solution

JUNE 2023

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Eduardo Crespo is an immigrant from Ecuador and a bilingual/bicultural entrepreneur with over 25 years of national US Hispanic/Multicultural marketing, advertising, PR, diversity and inclusion experience. Increasing awareness about these markets, providing strategic direction, generating new business, creating “out of the box” solutions, compelling campaigns, and connecting brands with US Hispanic/Multicultural media or directly with consumers are his core strengths..

Eduardo is the founder and CEO of Hispanic Market Solution, a Methuen based company that specializes in helping companies Understand, Reach and Service (URS methodology) the US Hispanic/Multicultural markets.


Rosalind Branch-Muhammad

General Manager

Jones Lang LaSalle, Houston Texas

MAY 2023

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Rosalind Branch-Muhammad is a highly motivated, results-driven commercial real estate professional with over a decade of experience in Property Management, Marketing & Communications. Rosalind currently holds the position of General Manager with JLL, a Fortune 500 commercial real estate services & investment management company.

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, is a financial and professional services company, provides commercial real estate and investment management services worldwide. It offers a range of real estate services, including agency leasing, project and development.


Sam Cooper

Sales Manager

Lamar Advertising - Littlerock Arkansas

APRIL 2023

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Sam's experience includes a blend of media & industry categories… out-of-home advertising, television production, web content, direct mail, print, radio, and social media. My clients come from healthcare, financial, restaurant /food, industrial, cultural, and government agencies.

Brands he's worked with include BF Goodrich, Chloraseptic, Cigna / Nations Health, IDT Telecom, Indigene Pharmaceuticals, Rawlings, Subway, U.S. Radio Surgery, and Weed Eater.

Sam began his career in media during the mid-1980's as a morning DJ. His disc-jockey exploits took him to Orlando, FL where he helped launch the first "live" satellite-delivered children's radio network, The Kids Choice Broadcasting Network.

His DJ stints also included The Imagination Station WXJO in St. Louis, MO, KKDS Salt Lake City, UT, KPAL and KURB both in Little Rock, AR (Sam'n Eggs In the Morning! and Surf'n Sam).


Michael Carucci

Executive Vice President

Gibson Sotheby's International Realty

MARCH 2023

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Michael Carucci is the Executive Vice President of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty and the #1 ranked Sotheby’s agent for sales volume in New England for individual sales with almost $2B in career sales.

For more than 30 years, he has been one of the most trusted names in the Greater Boston real estate market, with a focus on luxury residential and niche commercial real estate. Michael's career has spanned over 30 years and is an Ambassador for One Dalton Boston’s Four Seasons Hotel and Residences.

Gibson’s Sotheby’s international Realty has a notable reputation for providing the utmost concierge service to all of their clientele.

Michael was also voted Best Luxury Agent in Boston in 2018 by Boston Common Magazine. He is regularly quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Boston Business Journal. Michael is also a delegate for the Sotheby’s International Realty Market Leaders, an elite network of the top 50 Sotheby’s Agents nationwide.


Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal

Executive Director

Lawyers for Civil Rights, Boston


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Iván Espinoza-Madrigal is the Executive Director of Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) in Boston, an organization founded at the request of President John F. Kennedy in the 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. LCR is one of the largest and oldest organizations in New England working on legal and policy issues at the intersection of racial justice, immigration, public health, and entrepreneurship.

Best known for his work on immigration, education, housing, voting, LGBTQ+ rights, public health, and entrepreneurship, Iván has 17 years of experience in complex federal and appellate litigation. He has represented a wide range of clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in the corporate and non-profit sectors.


Eric Gertler

Executive Chairman & CEO

U.S. News & World Report LP


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Eric Gertler is the chief executive officer of the multifaceted digital media company, in addition to his current Gertler serves as Executive Chairman & CEO of U.S. News & World Report, the nation’s leading news authority on rankings and expert guidance on life decisions, where he has overall responsibility for both editorial and business operations of this multifaceted digital media company. The company reaches almost 500 million people annually.

In August 2019, Gertler was nominated to serve as Acting Commissioner and President/CEO-designate of Empire State Development, New York’s principal economic development agency, a position held through July 2021. Gertler’s tenure focused on four main priorities: meeting the unprecedented economic needs of the State arising from the Covid-19 pandemic; completing critical infrastructure; attracting companies to NY state and expanding job growth; and implementing economic initiatives with long term benefits.


Naznine Tilak

Vice President, Learning, Development, & DEIB



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Vice President, Learning, Development, & DEIB

Naznine brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to this new role, in which she oversees the functional teams across DEI&B, learning and development, and talent cultivation. She focuses her creativity and expertise to develop organizational DEI&B capabilities and impactful initiatives that will drive inclusion and diversity outcomes.

Naznine joins Pega from Waters Corporation, where she was the global head of talent management. She has global experience working for companies across various industries including Santander Bank, State Street, Accenture, and MphasiS. She also holds two degrees in human resource management – a master's degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA from Christ University in Bangalore.


Melvin Tutiven

Vice President & Branch Manager

Rockland Trust Bank


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Melvin Tutiven has been nicknamed the “ambassador of Jamaica Plain” by his coworkers, and the sheer amount work he does in that corner of the city makes the epithet seems only appropriate.

Melvin Tutiven has been nicknamed the “ambassador of Jamaica Plain” by his coworkers, and the sheer amount work he does in that corner of the city makes the epithet seems only appropriate. Besides running the day-to-day operations of Besides running the day-to-day operations of Rockland Trust Bank (formerly East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB) J JP location as branch manager, Tutiven serves as president of the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association, treasurer for both The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts and the JP Centre/South Main Streets organization, sits on the boards of the League of United American Citizens and the Coalition of Tenants Boston Housing and has been a volunteer for over 17 years for the Latinos en Accion, while also – one would like to assume – finding time to eat and sleep.


Torrie Allen

President & CEO

Arts Midwest


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Torrie Allen has more than 30 years of wide-ranging experience in national, regional, and local arts leadership including executive and artistic management, fundraising, marketing, policy, adjudication, grantmaking, and international performance. He has appeared as keynote speaker for international, national and regional conferences, and a guest lecturer at University of Pennsylvania, Yale, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and other schools.

In 2019, he succeeded David Fraher as the new president and CEO of Arts Midwest. From 2016 to 2019, he presided over all philanthropic activity at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He was chief officer of development and marketing at Alaska Public Media from 2012 to 2016 and executive and artistic director of Anchorage Opera from 2006 to 2012. Prior to joining Anchorage Opera, he was the director of the National Patrons Council at Americans for the Arts.


Angela Dixon

Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Berkshire Bank


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Angela Dixon, a 30-year veteran in the Human Resources and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion space has joined the Company as Chief Diversity Officer, reporting to EVP, Chief Human Resources and Culture Officer Jackie Courtwright. Dixon brings a range of experience working with public and private sector organizations on workforce and strategic management issues, including strategic planning and leadership development. global leaders to advance and embed diversity and inclusion as a strategic approach to maximize business performance and create a competitive advantage.

As Chief Diversity Officer, Dixon is responsible for driving the Company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy in collaboration with executive management and each of Berkshire’s business lines. She also works to enhance the impact of Berkshire’s existing diversity initiatives and programs.


Celeste Warren

Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence


JULY 2022

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As the leader for Merck’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, she is responsible for working with Merck’s global leaders to advance and embed diversity and inclusion as a strategic approach to maximize business performance and create a competitive advantage.

Ms. Warren joined Merck in 1997 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within its Human Resources organization. Most recently, she was Vice President, Human Resources of Merck’s Global Legal, Compliance, Communications, Population Health, Patient Health and Global Public Policy Organizations. Prior to that, she held the role as Vice President, Human Resources for Merck’s Manufacturing Division and Global Labor Relations and US Employee Relations Center of Excellence.


Bill Beroza

Software Sales Executive


JUNE 2022

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Bill is a versatile, innovative, results-oriented professional with over 25 years in corporate sales & marketing, including a broad range of headquarters staff experiences. These assignments included: product analysis & development, service & support, business controls, strategic planning, marketing & promotion, as well as education development & delivery.

A Proven leader & problem solver with demonstrated analytical, organizational, business development, strategic planning skills with over 18 years of management experience. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, working effectively on an independent basis or as an executive lead. Capable of communicating with technicians, clients & senior level executive management.


Alberto Vasallo

President & CEO

El Mundo Boston

MAY 2022

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President and CEO of El Mundo Newspaper, the largest Latino newspaper in New England which recently celebrated its 42nd anniversary. He is also the 100% shareholder of Caribe Communications and Publications, the parent company of El Mundo Boston.

He has received numerous awards for his work in the community as well as for his groundbreaking events and exclusive and in-depth coverage of the Latino community through his various media platforms. He, along with his family, is considered to be the face of the Latino community in many quarters.

Mr. Vasallo is one of the longest running Latino television personalities and producers in the Boston market. Beginning in 1995, he has worked for two television shows on Channel 7, NBC (Revista Hispana and Urban Update) as both producer and host.


Beverly Richardson

Senior Director of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion


APRIL 2022

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Beverly (Bev) Richardson joined AECOM in 2016, she leads Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for the Americas. For over 25+ years, prior to joining AECOM Bev held roles in Human Resources with increasing responsibilities in healthcare and biotech organizations such as Baxter Healthcare and Amgen, Inc.


Matthew Boyle



MARCH 2022

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Matthew Boyle brings strategic business insight to the AAFCPAs Partner team. As the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer, he is the leader of the brand and focuses on AAFCPAs’ client experience, ensuring the authenticity of the value proposition across all practice areas.

Matthew joined AAFCPAs in 2013 and has 13 years of diverse experience in public accounting and professional services consulting. He closely monitors the needs of AAFCPAs’ client base, and continuously studies trends on the changing role of the CFO to ensure the firm fulfills its promise to provide the highest quality assurance, tax, and consulting solutions to buyers who appreciate exceptional value.


Kori S. Carew

Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer

Seyfarth Shaw LLP


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Seyfarth Shaw LLP has welcomed Kori S. Carew, Esq. as Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, who joins from Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where she was the Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives for the past seven years. In this newly created role, Carew is responsible for advancing Seyfarth’s inclusion and diversity strategy, and accelerating its existing portfolio of award-winning programs and external partnerships.


Dr. Timothy Babineau

President and CEO

Seyfarth Shaw LLP


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Prior to his appointment as Lifespan’s president and chief executive officer, Timothy Babineau, MD served as president and chief executive officer of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. Before coming to Rhode Island in 2008, he was the senior vice president and chief medical officer for the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.


Elaine Powell

Head Coach - Women's Basketball Program

Langston University


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Elaine Powell enters her sixth season leading the Langston University Women’s Basketball program in Fall 2021. In her fifth season at the helm, the Lady Lions overcame a COVID-19 shortened 2020-21 season to reach their first bid to the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship Opening Round under Coach Powell and 14th overall in program history.


Robin McDowell

Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist

Associated Press


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Robin McDowell, an Associated Press reporter who lives in Afton, was one of three AP reporters who won a Pulitzer this year for their series of stories on Thailand’s commercial fishing industry’s use of slaves. Their investigation led to the release of more than 2,000 slaves and traced the seafood they caught to supermarkets and pet-food providers throughout the U.S.


Vince DiPofi

PE, President & CEO

SSOE Group


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SSOE Group is a global architecture, engineering, and construction management firm. With 70 years of history, 900-plus employees, and projects in more than 60 countries, SSOE is recognized the world over as a leader in its field.

Vince DiPofi is the President and CEO of SSOE. Though he took on his current role in 2019, Vince has been with SSOE for more than 20 years, during which he’s worn many hats. Now, he works to continue the firm’s history of excellence while executing its strategic plans for growth.

Vince first started at SSOE in 2000. In today’s talent market, more people tend to hop between companies. But Vince has been a permanent fixture at SSOE for half of his 40-year career. He only worked at one other company—a place where he spent his first 20 years.


Alastair Moock

GRAMMY-nominated American folk and family music performer

Boston, Massachusetts


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Alastair Moock is a GRAMMY-nominated American folk and family music performer from Boston, Massachusetts. He is known for his gruff voice, playful lyrics, and fingerpicking guitar style.

Moock's interest in traditional music started at a young age when his father took him to see Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie in concert. What he heard and saw that evening affected him strongly. While invigorated by the music, he noticed how the audience became part of the event by joining in the singing. A few years later he discovered Woody Guthrie's Library of Congress recordings.

Alastair says that he's always been moved by music "that connects me to progressive issues and social involvement. It's always been a big part of what I've wanted to do as a musician." That social involvement has resulted in Moock often organizing benefits to help those in need.


Lisa Blackshear

Senior Vice President for Communications and Digital Operations



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Lisa Blackshear is the Senior Vice President for Communications and Digital Operations at Comcast. She oversees a team of several hundred individuals who get to communicate directly with our customers every single day.

Lisa began at Comcast in 2007 as a Director of Strategic Communications for Comcast Business. Prior to joining Comcast, she spent twelve years at a global shipping and logistics company in communications and led employee and merger and acquisitions communications for North America, Asia and Europe. Lisa got her start in broadcast journalism, and the “breaking news” skills she developed in the newsroom still serve her.


Lee Wong


US Army

July 2021

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Lee Wong (黄良华) is an Asian-American ethnic Chinese man from Ohio who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. He was 18 years old when he immigrated from Malaysia to the U.S. in the early 1970s. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

While in the U.S. Army, Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal science and served as a special agent for the U.S. Army police force’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID). He was the first Chinese American to get in one of the most elite U.S. Army organizations.


Hugh Welsh

President & General Counsel

DSM North America

JUNE 2021

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Mr. Hugh C. Welsh is the President & General Counsel of DSM North America. Mr. Welsh currently serves on several DSM global and regional management teams and is responsible for legal, government affairs, corporate communications, financial and HR and other shared services, corporate partnerships and DSM’s sustainability, inclusion and diversity initiatives in the region North America.

Before joining DSM, Hugh worked for the American Standard Companies McCarter & English LLP and others.


Donald Fan

Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture Diversity & Inclusion

Walmart Inc

MAY 2021

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Donald Fan serves as senior director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion in Walmart Inc.

Donald has been responsible for leading various functional areas at different times, including strategy development, marketing & communications, analytics, business insights, program design & implementation, and stakeholder relations. Prior to it, Donald worked in Walmart Information System Division with various technical and analytical roles.


Dr. Franklin Evans


West Liberty State University

APRIL 2021

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Dr. Franklin Evans is the first Black president in West Liberty State University’s 183-year history.

Dr. Evans is West Liberty’s 37th president – and formerly president of Voorhees College and was previously interim president of South Carolina State University.


Oswald Mondejar

Senior Vice President of Mission and Advocacy

Partners Continuing Care, Inc. (“PCC”)

MARCH 2021

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Oswald (Oz) Mondejar is the Senior Vice President of Mission and Advocacy for Partners Continuing Care, Inc. (“PCC”), the non-acute care services division of Partners HealthCare.


Joyce Craig


City of Manchester NH.


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Mayor Craig strives to continue the city’s progress as a statewide leader in economic development. She is the 48th Mayor of Manchester NH.