Category: Diversity Leader Award

Alvin E. Mathews, Jr. – Ulmer & Berne

Alvin E. Mathews, Jr.Chief Diversity Officer Ulmer & BerneHeadquarters: Cleveland, OhioIndustry: Law FirmCEO: Scott P. Kadish, Managing PartnerWebsite: Credentials: J.D., Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law; A.B., Miami University Philosophy: We are better equipped to achieve our goals and conquer our challenges in society at large or within organizations when we harness the… Read the full article

Monya M. Bunch, ESQ. – WilmerHale

Monya M. Bunch, ESQ.Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion WilmerHaleHeadquarters: Washington, D.C. And Boston, MAIndustry: Law FirmCEO: Robert Novic and Susan Murley, Co-Managing PartnersWebsite: Credentials: J.D., Howard University School of Law; M.P.A., University of Hartford; B.S., Hampton University; Georgetown University, Executive Certificate (Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Management) Philosophy: DEI are guiding principles of WilmerHale… Read the full article

The 2022 Diversity Leader Awards

The 14th Annual Diversity Leader AwardsPDJ Celebrates the Creativity and Commitment of this Year’s Diversity Leader Award Recipients Every year, since PDJ began celebrating organizations and individual Diversity Leaders who are committed to taking diversity to the next level, we have been impressed and encouraged by their commitment, their intelligence, and their creativity. The Diversity… Read the full article

Rebecca Shields – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), York Region & South Simcoe

Rebecca Shields CEO Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), York Region & South Simcoe Headquarters: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada Industry: Community Mental Health & Addictions CEO: Rebecca Shields Website: Her Credentials: Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia In 2021, CMHA’s DEI efforts focused on health equity, as well as a safe and inclusive workplace. From… Read the full article

Nickoria Johnson – Credera

Nickoria Johnson Chief Diversity Officer & Partner Credera Headquarters: Addison, Texas Industry: Professional Services/Consulting CEO: Justin Bell Website: Her Credentials: BBA, management/ computer science, Benedictine University; studied at Howard University; Diversity & Inclusion Certificate, Cornell University Her Philosophy: DE&I must be woven into the very nature of our daily activities, core to our company’s… Read the full article

Yusuf Z. Zakir – Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Yusuf Z. Zakir Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Headquarters: Seattle, Washington Industry: Law CEO: Scott MacCormack Website: His Credentials: HBA, business management), University of Toronto; JD, Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) His Philosophy: To foster a culture where all talented individuals—including those from traditionally underrepresented communities—can have, and can… Read the full article

Satra Sampson-Arokium – Dechert LLP

Satra Sampson-Arokium Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Dechert LLP Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & New York, New York Industry: Law CEO: Henry N. Nassau Website: Her Credentials: Master of Public Administration, Marist College; BA, political science, State University of New York at Albany Her Philosophy: In the words of Dr. Maya Angelo, “People will… Read the full article

Nikki Lewis Simon – Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Nikki Lewis Simon Litigation Shareholder and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Greenberg Traurig, LLP Headquarters: N/A Industry: Law CEO: Brian L. Duffy Website: Her Credentials: JD cum laude, University of Miami School of Law; University of Miami Law Review Member & Moot Court Board; BA cum laude, journalism, Florida A&M University; Reporter, The… Read the full article

Mark Smalls – JAMS

Mark Smalls Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chair of the JAMS Diversity Committee JAMS Headquarters: Irvine, California Industry: Alternative Dispute Resolution CEO: Christopher K. Poole Website: His Credentials: MBA, marketing, Columbia University (a Johnson & Johnson Leadership Fellow); BA, management, Duke University His Philosophy: To reap the full benefits of DEI, it… Read the full article

Harsh Arora – Kelley Kronenberg

Harsh Arora Partner; Co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Kelley Kronenberg Headquarters: Fort Lauderdale, Florida Industry: Law CEO: Michael Fichtel Website: His Credentials: Certificate, Program on Negotiations, Executive Education, Harvard Law School; LLM, taxation, Boston University School of Law; JD, University of Central Florida, BS, Rosen College of Hospitality Management; DP, International Management… Read the full article