Board of Directors

National Board of Directors

  • Andrya Smith, partner, PwC Chair
  • Tara Farnsworth, CFO, Bayshore Global Management Treasurer
  • Suzanne Norr, COO, AvatarLabs, Inc. Secretary
  • Vanessa Salinas Beckstrom, investigation & forensics partner, PwC
  • T'Wana Brown, VP - DMM, men's/young men's, Bealls, Inc.
  • April Carr, sr. director of sales technology innovation platforms, PepsiCo
  • Tamika L. Chambers, vice president of international and national accounts, NWEA - Northwest Evaluation Association
  • Cat Chen, founder and CEO, Skylar
  • Bernadette Fitzpatrick, full stack marketer
  • Heather J. Foster, senior director, head of government affairs, Lyft Inc.
  • Dawn Kohler, founder and master level executive coach, Kohler & Company
  • Delores Druilhet Morton, CEO, Step Up
  • Mark O. Page, executive, AT&T (retired)
  • Beth Radichel, partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Maria Salcedo, senior vice president, merchandising, Ulta Beauty
  • Hilary Smith, executive vice president, corporate social responsibility, Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Maggie Stockdale, vice president, customer success, Media Math
  • Judie Verb, executive vice president, west region small business and banking, US Bank

Board Emeritus

  • Marnie Kain, partner, Grey Group
  • Kaye Popofsky Kramer, founder, Step Up
  • Barri Rafferty, Interim CEO, C200

Regional Board of Directors

Eastern Region Board

  • Tonya Garrett, director, LinkedIn marketing solutions | agency development, LinkedIn Chair
  • Usheen Davar, VP strategic partnerships, Dotdash Meredith Vice Chair
  • Elizabeth Cohen, associate general counsel, Crunchyroll
  • Quincy Evans, principal-investment analyst, Davidson Kempner Capital Management
  • Garnesha Crawford Ezediaro, portfolio lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Jessica Federer, venture partner, Boston Millennia Partners
  • Michele Fenice, vice president, EPLI claim leader, financial lines claims Chubb
  • JoAnna Foyle, business development leader
  • Taylor Foxman, founder + CEO, The Industry Collective
  • Maureen Lippe, founder & CEO, Lippe Taylor
  • Alicia Richardson, senior director agency & advertiser development, OpenSlate
  • Nichole Thompson, CEO, Altum Solutions

Midwestern Region Board

  • Charity Johns, CEO, Laredo Hospitality Chair
  • Baaba Holland, founder and CEO, Baaba Holland Agency Vice Chair
  • Rose Ann Abraham, partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Christy DeMott, associate general counsel and vice president, BMO Financial Group
  • Jennifer Kobus, VP transportation & logistics, Ulta Beauty
  • Lisa Hamer, senior vice president, Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Ellie McCabe, MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School
  • Nicole Durham, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, Baker Hughes
  • Aneysha Pearce, CMO, Prudential Private Capital
  • Beth Perry, leadership coach & consultant, Perry Consulting
  • Ashley Taylor, senior scientist in multicultural haircare, Procter & Gamble

Southern Region Board

  • April Carr, sr. director of sales technology innovation platforms, PepsiCo Foods North America Chair
  • Celina Blanks, vice president, Lockton Vice Chair
  • Tamara Beverly, senior strategy & transformation associate, Daimler Truck Financial Services
  • Bridget Biagas, vice president, partner relations and business diversity, Hudson Group
  • Felicia Brazil, global business strategy and programs director, Microsoft
  • LaKeysha Brooks, general manager, global sales, Delta Airlines
  • Kimberly S. Clay, CEO + founder, Play Like a Girl!
  • Kimberly Cockrell, chief human resources officer, Toyota Financial Services
  • Lisa Crawford, ecosystem & venture lead resources, Accenture
  • Meredith Hampton, vice president compliance officer, associate general counsel, assistant secretary, At Home Group
  • Steve Idoux, president + partner, Lockton Dunning Benefits
  • Lawrencina Mason Oramalu, director of center for student leadership, Texas Woman's University
  • Ashley Miller, diversity programs manager, Goldman Sachs
  • Briana Torres, director for healthcare providers, Microsoft
  • Claire Walters, senior vice president human resources, Private Health Management
  • Tamera Woodard, vice president/associate general counsel, AT&T

Western Region Board

  • Jenny Dinh Safransky, founder, head of partnerships and talent management, JDS Projects Chair
  • Camille Rustia, business affairs executive, Apple TV+ Vice Chair
  • Jana Augsberger, SVP, content & innovation, Filmaka
  • Meghan Birmingham Leader, executive vice president, head of transaction banking, corporate and commercial banking bank of the west, BNP Paribas
  • Tara Crimin, regional client manager, entertainment/media industry, Clarative
  • Jeanne Elfant Festa, co-president, White Horse Pictures
  • Jessica Goodman, entertainment executive
  • Brittany A. Hveem, head of business affairs, Originals, Hulu
  • Carlotta Mast, senior vice president and market leader, New Hope Network, a division of informa markets
  • Christine Mcguan, vice president business development asset based finance, US Bank
  • Paul Nelson, manager, Mosaic Media Group
  • Liz O'Connor, founder and managing director, Element Growth Management
  • Amanda Silverman, entrepreneur & philanthropist
  • Sara Stamford, author & philanthropist
  • Stephanie Streeter, vice president music, AXS (part of AEG)
  • Helen Textor, director, program management; diversity, equity & inclusion, Google
  • Deborah Thomas, senior vice president, entertainment publicity, NBCU
  • Kendra Tyler, sr. manager, talent development partner, west region, Tory Burch
  • Alissa Vradenburg, managing partner, Untitled Entertainment
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