Annie Holmes – Council of Chief State School Officers
Annie Holmes Chief Equity Officer Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Headquarters: Washington, DC Industry: Education Management CEO: Carissa Moffat Miller, PhD Website: www.ccsso.org Her Credentials: BS, education, Temple University; M Ed, college student affairs, M Ed, higher education administration, and PhD, adult education and lifelong learning (ABD),... Read more
Abbi Cohen – Dechert LLP
Abbi Cohen Deputy Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Dechert LLP Headquarters: Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY Industry: Law CEO: Henry N. Nassau Website: www.dechert.com Her Credentials: BA magna cum laude, economics with High Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Barnard College, Columbia University; JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School Her... Read more
Sady Fischer – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Sady Fischer Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Headquarters: Rochester, New York Industry: Health Insurance CEO: Christopher C. Booth, Esq. Website: www.excellusbcbs.com Her Credentials: BA, gender studies, SUNY Empire State College; CDP (Certified Diversity Professional) Her Philosophy: Inclusion, diversity, equity and access (I.D.E.A) are important priorities... Read more
Lynne Walker – First Horizon National Corporation
Lynne Walker Executive Vice President & Director of Affinity Strategy First Horizon National Corporation Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee Industry: Financial Services/Banking CEO: D. Bryan Jordan Website: www.firsthorizon.com Her Credentials: bachelor’s degree, economics and sociology, Duke University Her Philosophy: Diversity + Affinity = Inclusion. Through this equation, the goal is to... Read more
Betty Chen – Fish & Richardson
Betty Chen Principal Fish & Richardson Headquarters: N/A Industry: International Property Law CEO: Peter Devlin Website: www.fr.com Her Credentials: JD, University of Texas Law School; BS, business, University of Southern California Her Philosophy: I believe actions speak louder than words, and that it’s important to ensure that diverse attorneys... Read more
Bill Avey – HP Inc.
Bill Avey Vice President, Business Development HP Inc. Headquarters: Palo Alto, California Industry: Technology CEO: Enrique Lores Website: www8.hp.com His Credentials: Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis; MBA, finance and marketing, University of Notre Dame His Philosophy: Lead with Yes Under Bill Avey’s sponsorship, HP partnered with Idaho... Read more
Meaghan Gragg – Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Meaghan Gragg Partner, Co-Chair of Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and Co-Chair of Personnel Committee Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Headquarters: New York, New York Industry: Law CEO: Theodore V.H. Mayer, Chair Website: www.hugheshubbard.com Her Credentials: JD, University of Florida College of Law; BA, Dartmouth College His Philosophy: To... Read more
Rosanna Durruthy – LinkedIn
Rosanna Durruthy Vice President & Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging LinkedIn Headquarters: Sunnydale, California Industry: Internet-Based Business & Employment-Oriented Service CEO: Jeff Weiner Website: www.linkedin.com Her Credentials: AB, Harvard University; LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program, design thinking,   Stanford University Graduate School of Business Her Philosophy: Diversity and Inclusion is... Read more
Melanie Figueroa, Emma Luevano, and Gregory Olaniran – Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Headquarters: Los Angeles, California Industry: Law CEO: Thomas Edwards Website: www.msk.com Melanie Figueroa/Emma Luevano/Gregory Olaniran, Co-Chairs, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Their Credentials: Melanie Figueroa JD, Fordham University School of Law; Emma Luevano JD, Stanford Law School; Gregory Olaniran JD, The George Washington University School... Read more
Wendy Wong – New York Life
Wendy Wong Managing Director New York Life Headquarters: New York, New York Industry: Insurance CEO: Ted Mathas Website: www.newyorklife.com Her Credentials: BA, Indiana University; MBA, Rutgers University Her Philosophy: Employees who are more engaged are happier and more productive. Employee resource groups (ERGs) and D&I programming help employees connect... Read more