Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin, Ship & Aviation Systems
Stephanie Hill is by all accounts truly living her purpose. Stephanie Chairs the GBC Board of Directors, and serves on the Board of Project Lead the Way, the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs. She is one of Computerworld’s 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders and 2014 Winner of Maryland’s Int’l Business Leadership Award. In 2014, Stephanie was named the U.S. Black Engineer of the Year by Career Communications Group and included on EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 list.
Marc Pritchard brings 30+ years perspective to global marketing/brand building and serves as a WTCI Board member and past Chair of the Ad Council Board. According to Marc “Not only does P&G have a broad portfolio of products which improve women’s lives, we also have a significant voice on their behalf through our advertising. Our brand campaigns enable us to shine a light on what matters to women and inspire action.” With P&G’s sustained commitment to diversity throughout the firm, women from all backgrounds occupied nearly 45% of management positions and one half of the Board of Directors in 2015.
Henna Inam is a frequent and well-versed speaker on leadership and a blogger for Forbes and Forbes Women. A seasoned C-Suite leader and executive coach, Henna has appeared on Fox Business, NPR, and is quoted in Fortune/CNN/Money online. Her book, Wired for Authenticity, serves as a touchstone for leaders who seek both authenticity and adaptability in a 24/7 dynamic, past-paced workplace. Clients include Google, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Novartis.
Sisu is building a pipeline to strengthen health systems through medical device commercialization, starting with the devices themselves. Carolyn’s role is to manage the business operations, development, and vision of the company. Previously Carloyn led the development of CentriCycle as CEO. Carolyn has also worked in India where she did product design for Embrace Innovations and supply chain management with Halliburton. Carolyn has received accolades such as the RPM Ventures Entrepreneur of the Year and the Harry E. Benford Entrepreneurial Award. Carolyn graduated with a BSE in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She speaks 3 languages including Turkish and Hindi.
Dr. Leslie Mancuso is the President and CEO of Jhpiego, an international non-profit health organization that is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked with front-line health workers to design and implement low-cost, innovative solutions to prevent the needless death of women and their families. Since Dr. Mancuso’s arrival at Jhpiego in 2002, the organization’s budget has grown from $5 to $230 million and the number of programs has expanded from 4 to 100. Jhpiego’s global staff includes over 1,600 employees—of which 80 percent are in the field.
An emergency physician and patient and community advocate, she was appointed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to lead the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), the oldest health department in the United States, formed in 1793. BCHD is an agency with $130 million annual budget and 1,000 employees that aims to promote health and improve well-being through education, policy/advocacy, and direct service delivery. BCHD’s wide-ranging responsibilities include maternal and child health, youth wellness, school health, senior services, animal control, restaurant inspections, emergency preparedness, STI/HIV treatment, and acute and chronic disease prevention.
Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion at Sodexo
Highly qualified Senior Executive and global thought leader respected for the ability to create diverse, inclusive and high-performing work environments. Demonstrated career success (25+ years) directing Global Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and Leadership Development initiatives for various international companies. Forward-thinking visionary with an exceptional capacity for leading strategic advancement and implementation of integrated global diversity and inclusion strategies across functional areas within multinational organizations. Proven leadership capabilities rewarded with progressive responsibility during tenure in significant corporate HR roles with six prominent global Fortune 500 companies.
Lourdes Diaz is Vice President of Diversity Relations at Sodexo USA, where she is in charge of establishing strategic partnerships with diverse organizations, minority owned businesses and community leaders in key markets around the country and driving the diversity and inclusion message to internal stakeholders and lines of business. Her commitment and leadership role in representing Sodexo in the marketplace continues to promote best diversity practices, as Sodexo ranks #2 in the Diversity, Inc. 50 top companies in the diversity arena. Díaz also creates linkages between Sodexo’s sales/operations teams and community/minority leaders and partners to enhance the company’s business development strategies.
Colleen McKenna is wired for a social selling world – with 30 years of client relationships and professional networks woven together. As an early LinkedIn adopter, Colleen knew LinkedIn could become the North Star for B2B and other professionals. As a LinkedIn trainer, consultant and coach for more than 240 corporate and not-for-profit clients, Colleen empowers professionals to connect insight, opportunity, and talent.
Kelly Hardy is skilled at recognizing and explaining differences between legal frameworks and helping clients manage their global legal needs. She has represented clients on matters throughout the world and in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, life sciences, education, government contracting, and energy. She also co-heads the firm’s U.S. Retail and Consumer Products Group. A fluent Spanish and English speaker, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions, Kelly regularly advises clients on expansion into new markets, as well as non-U.S. clients on foreign direct investments into the U.S. She also assists multinational clients with respect to corporate compliance and foreign subsidiary management.
Sheela Murthy is founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm, located in Baltimore County, Maryland. Her firm of approximately 85 professionals concentrates in the area of U.S. Immigration Law. Having completed her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Ms. Murthy has been admitted to practice as an attorney in New York, Maryland, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Before starting the Murthy Law Firm, then known as the Law Office of Sheela Murthy, she practiced with major law firms in New York and Baltimore.
Founder and Director, America Visionary Art Museum
Rebecca Alban Hoffberger is the founder, director and principal curator of the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM). A life-long devotee of the power of intuition and fresh thought, Hoffberger was accepted into college at age 15, choosing instead mime Marcel Marceau’s personal invitation to become his first American apprentice in Paris. By 19, she had co-founded her own ballet company and by 21, was a sought after consultant to a broad spectrum of non-profits, including research and development scientific companies. At 25, Hoffberger was awarded the title of ‘Dame’ for her work to establish medical field hospitals in Nigeria.
President and Executive Director, World Trade Center Institute
Deborah M. Kielty joined the World Trade Center Institute in Baltimore as President and Executive Director in October 2001 following a 20 year international career with Procter & Gamble. As head of the World Trade Center Institute, Ms. Kielty leads the largest international business network in the mid-atlantic region serving over 2000 clients across the private, diplomatic, government and academic sectors In this capacity, Ms. Kielty reports to a Board of Directors largely made up of private sector business executives. She is responsible for overall strategic leadership, financial management organizational development.
Senior Director Marketing and Business Development, World Trade Center Institute
Bestsy O/Neill Collie has joined the World Trade Center Institute as Senior Director Marketing & Business Development. She brings over 25 years’ experience leading Marketing and Business Development efforts for several National Direct Mail & Print Media Corporations, marketing & technology agencies, as well as, start-up businesses. A self -proclaimed “Technology Evangelist”, Betsy has focused her efforts over the past 7 years on Digital Media and Technology.As the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development, Betsy brings a robust professional network and deep passion for connecting people and companies for the benefit of good business. In her new role, she will be focused on expanding the WTCI brand, mission, market reach and membership base.
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