Category: Black Leaders Award

Vincent McKnight – Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

Vincent McKnight Managing Partner (D.C office); Co-Chair, Whistleblower Practice Education: JD, University of Pennsylvania School of Law; BA, Brown University Company Name: Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP Industry: Law Company CEO: David Sanford, Chairman Company Headquarters Location: New York, New York Number of Employees: 100 Your Location (if different from above): Washington, DC Words you live… Read the full article

Eldora L. Ellison, PhD – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Eldora L. Ellison, PhD Director Education: JD, Georgetown University Law Center; PhD, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, Cornell University; BS, biology, Haverford College Company Name: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Industry: Law Company CEO: Michael B. Ray (Managing Director) Company Headquarters Location: Washington, DC Number of Employees: 375 Words you live by: Live without regret.… Read the full article

Inajo Davis Chappell – Ulmer & Berne LLP

Inajo Davis Chappell Partner; Group Leader of the Nonprofit Practice Group; Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Education: JD, Columbia Law School; BA, Yale University Company Name: Ulmer & Berne LLP Industry: Law Company CEO: Scott P. Kadish, Managing Partner Company Headquarters Location: Cleveland, Ohio Number of Employees: 305 Words you live by:… Read the full article

Brian Williams, MD, FACS – University of Chicago Medicine

Brian Williams, MD, FACS Associate Professor, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Education: MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine; BS, aeronautical engineering, United States Air Force Academy Company Name: University of Chicago Medicine Industry: Hospital Company CEO: Thomas Jackiewicz Company Headquarters Location: Chicago, Illinois Anyone Can Make a Difference After I delivered the news… Read the full article

Candace L. Strother – Vortex Companies

Candace L. Strother Director of Diversity and Inclusion Education: Bachelor of Science, business administration (concentration, marketing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Company Name: Vortex Companies Industry: Trenchless Infrastructure Company CEO: Michael Vellano Company Headquarters Location: Houston, Texas Number of Employees: 360 Words you live by: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t… Read the full article

Danielle Conley – WilmerHale

Danielle Conley Partner and Co-Chair, Anti-Discrimination Practice Education: JD cum laude, Howard University School of Law; BA, English and African Diaspora studies, Tulane University; Clerkship, The Hon. Rosemary M. Collyer, US District Court for the District of Columbia Company Name: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Industry: Law Company CEO: Susan Murley and Robert… Read the full article