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Chair & Co-chairs

Stacy Murchison

Chief Marketing Officer — Chevy Chase Trust

Jill Klein

Interm Dean — School of Professional & Extended Studies, American University

Mandi Wedin

CEO — Feroce Real Estate Advisors


Leslie Ireland

Independent Director

Leslie Ireland is on the Board of Directors of Citigroup. She offers insight and perspectives on financial threats face by organizations in the public and private sectors, including cybersecurity and money laundering.  Her expertise in protecting IT systems from internal and external cybersecurity threats, and setting and evaluating organizational risks, helps enhance the Board’s oversight of cybersecurity and risk management practices.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Stimson Center, a non-partisan policy research center working to resolve the world’s greatest threats to security and prosperity.   Ms. Ireland retired from Federal service in November 2016 after 31 years in the Intelligence Community.  She was the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis from 2010-2016 and took the Presidential appointment at Treasury after 25 years at CIA.  Notable assignments there included President Obama’s daily intelligence briefer during the transition in 2008 and through the first year of his Administration, and the first DNI Iran Mission Manager, where she was responsible for overseeing the intelligence process on Iran for the entire US government.  Ms. Ireland is the recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest award bestowed by the Secretary of the Treasury, the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion, personally awarded by the DNI, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (2016 and 2008), and the CIA Intelligence Commendation Medal. She is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Georgetown University.

Corporate Boards: Citigroup

Vip keynote panelists

Kimberly Casiano

Independent Director

Kimberly Casiano is the first Latina woman to serve on a top five "Fortune 100" corporate board.  Ms. Casiano is a director of Ford Motor Company and Mutual of America, and a former director of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company.  Previously, she was President of one of the largest U.S. Hispanic-owned media, advertising, customer relationship management (CRM), and direct marketing companies.  Outside of the corporate world, Ms. Casiano is a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA); the Board of Advisors of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida; the global Alumni Board of Harvard Business School; and is former Chapter Chair of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Puerto Rico.

Corporate Boards:
Ford Motor Company; Mutual of America

Rosie Allen-Herring

President and Chief Executive Officer — United Way NCA

Rosie Allen-Herring is a national expert on public private partnerships, philanthropy and business strategy. She currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA). Rosie has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance, strategic leadership, public and private partnerships, corporate philanthropy, and community investment. Rosie holds key leadership roles with several business and civic organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Greater Washington Board of Trade, MedStar Health, Inc., WesBanco (formerly Old Line Bancshares, Inc), Prince George's Community College Foundation, and several additional organizations. She earned a B.A. in Economics from Howard University and a M.B.A. from Strayer University. Rosie is a lifelong learner who embodies the principles of Servant Leadership.

Corporate Boards: Greater Washington Board of Trade; MedStar Health, Inc.

Lynne Fox

International President — Workers' United

Lynne Fox serves as Chair of Amalgamated Bank, and has served as Chair since 2016, when she became the first woman in the Bank’s nearly 100-year history to serve as Chair after serving as a Member of the Board for 20 years. She also serves as an executive board member of the Service Employees International Union and is the International President of Workers’ United, Manager of the Philadelphia Joint Board for Workers’ United, where she is tasked with overseeing the budget, strategic planning and representing roughly 75,000 members and. A Philadelphia native born and raised in the labor movement, Fox has committed her life’s work to fighting for justice and fairness for all people. As one of the only 5% of women that make up corporate board chairs, she has continued to commit herself to this work through championing equity and inclusion at the board level. Fox received her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, where she was on Law Review and was published; and Temple University School of Law.

Corporate Boards: Amalgamated Bank

Jorge Benitez

Former CEO — Accenture

Jorge L. Benitez retired from Accenture in September 2014 as chief executive of North America. He had primary responsibility for Accenture’s business and operations in North America, including developing and executing the company’s business strategy, delivering client service and driving its growth in the region. Prior to being named chief executive, Mr. Benitez served as the chief operating officer for the Products Operating Group, the largest of Accenture’s five industry groups. During his five years in that role, Mr. Benitez led Accenture’s global business across a wide set of consumer-relevant industry groups, including: Automotive; Air, Freight & Travel Services; Consumer Goods & Services; Industrial Equipment; Infrastructure & Transportation Services; Life Sciences; and Retail. He has also served as the Executive Sponsor for several of Accenture’s largest clients.

Corporate Boards: Fifth Third Bancorp, World Fuel Services Corporation

Director coaches

Pamela Neferkara

Founder & Principal — Elmira Street Associates, LLC

Corporate Boards

French American International School

Vanessa Wilkins

Founder and Lead Innovator — Future School Lab

Corporate Boards

Friends of the Children; Construct Foundation; Oregon Community Foundation; Raido

Michelle Lantow

Corporate Boards

Columbia Banking System; State Auto Mutual Insurance Company; Grand Central Bakery; Women’s Venture Fund

Kelly Williams

Chair & Co-CEO — Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN)

Corporate Boards

The Greenbrier Companies; Grasshopper Bank

Mariann Hyland

Vice President — People and Culture, Oregon Community Foundation

Corporate Boards

University of Western States

Natalie Hocken

Katherine Durham

leadership committee members

Janet Demas

Private Banking Manager — Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Devan Perry

Property Coordinator — WashREIT

Wendy White

Director — Goulston & Storrs, PC

Pati Froyo

Executive & Leadership Diversity Development Coach — Pati Froyo Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Jane-Scott Cantus

Managing Principal and General Counsel — The ILEX Group

Jan Molino

President & CEO — Aspire Ascend

Jenna Howard

Vice President, Producer — Lockton Companies

Monica Parikh

Commercial Real Estate Underwriting — CapitalOne

Susan Holliday

Senior Advisor, Insurance Specialist — IFC

Mindi McClure

EVP and Chief Strategy Officer — Old Dominion National Bank

Leslie Ireland

Board Member — Citigroup

Cecilia De La Macorra

Director for the Americas — International Governemnt Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Molly Culhane

SVP & DC Managing Partner — Amalgamated Bank

Debra Storms

General Counsel — The Teaching Company

Jacqueline Jodl

Associate Professor and Director — Curry School of Education and Development, University of Virginia

Nicole Streeter

Attorney — DC Government

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