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Chair & Co-chairs

Terry Barclay

President & Chief Executive Officer — INFORUM

Cindy Goodaker

Vice President, Signature Programs & Communications — INFORUM

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Vice President, Signature Programs & Communications — INFORUM


Crystal Ashby

Interim President and CEO — The Executive Leadership Council

Crystal Ashby is the interim President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for Black CEOs, board directors, and the most senior Black executives at Fortune 1000, Global 500, and equivalent companies. She leads the organization’s efforts to increase the number of global Black executives in C-suites, on corporate boards, and in global enterprises. Ms. Ashby is an accomplished senior executive, board member, and lawyer with more than 33 years of leadership success, notably over a 22-year career with BP where her roles spanned government and external affairs, law, compliance and ethics, university relations and retail. 

Corporate Boards: University of Michigan College of Engineering, Genesys Works

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Bonita Coleman Stewart

Vice President, Global Partnerships — Google

Bonita C. Stewart brings extensive consumer technology and operational experience as her career spans over two decades of digital transformation.  Since joining Google in 2006, she has driven adoption of digital technologies within the C-suite in the US and globally.  She oversees the company’s Global Partnerships team for the largest US publishers across search, mobile apps, commerce, news, media & entertainment, telecommunications, and domains. Previously, she held leadership positions with Chrysler Group and spent 10 years in management with IBM. She also co-founded and led online marketer Nia Enterprises and founded and led One Moment in Time, a formal wear rental company for women. She serves on the boards of Deckers Brands [NYSE:DECK] and Pluralsight.

Corporate Boards: Deckers Brands, Pluralsight

Suzanne Shank

President & CEO — Siebert, Williams, Shank & Co.

Suzanne Shank is president, CEO, and co-founder of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, a full-service investment banking firm offering debt and equity origination services to a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and debt underwriting for municipal clients nationally. A 30+year  veteran of the financial services industry, Ms. Shank has positioned the firm to hold the distinction of being the top-ranked minority- and woman-owned investment banking firm in the country and the first to lead a bond transaction over $1 billion in par amount. Ms. Shank serves as a director of American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Rocket Cos., and CMS Energy Energy and Consumers Energy. She also serves on the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee.

Corporate Boards: CMS Energy, Rocket Cos.

Debra Lee

Retired Chairman & CEO — BET Networks

With a career spanning three-plus decades, Debra L. Lee is one of the most influential female voices in the entertainment industry. Until May 2018, Lee served as the chairman & CEO of BET Networks. Lee helmed BET’s reinvigorated approach to corporate philanthropy and authentic programming that led to hits such as “The New Edition Story,” “Being Mary Jane,” “The BET Awards,” “Black Girls Rock!,” and “BET Honors.” Lee joined BET in 1986 as vice president and general counsel after serving as an attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, a Washington, D. C.- based corporate law firm. In 2011, Lee was appointed by President Obama to the White House Management Advisory Board. She sits on the boards of AT&T, Burberry, and Marriott.

Corporate Boards: AT&T, Marriott

Kim Harris Jones

Retired Finance Executive — Mondelez International

Kim Harris Jones is a CPA and senior finance executive with 30+ years of experience with expertise in corporate controlling, FP&A, international operations, M&A, divestitures, supply chain, spin-offs, restructuring, and bankruptcy. Kim retired from Mondelez International in 2015. Kim serves on the boards of TrueBlue Inc., United Rentals Inc., and The Fossil Group Inc.  At TrueBlue, she chairs the Audit Committee. Kim’s previous roles have included serving as the senior vice president-corporate controller & FP&A lead for Mondelēz International, Kraft Foods, and Chrysler. Kim also served as CFO of  Latin Operations for Mondelez.  She joined Kraft after 17 years with Chrysler where her last position was SVP-corporate controller and general auditor.Kim began her career working for Deloitte & Touche.

Corporate Boards: United Rentals, Fossil Group

Director coaches

Jeneanne M. Hanley

Former SVP & President — Automotive Electrical/Electronics

Corporate Boards

KLA Corporation

Teresa Carroll

Vice President, PEO — Paychex

Corporate Boards

Zovio, Bayada

Meghan Baivier

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer — Easterly Government Properties, Inc.

Corporate Boards

Sun Communities

Susan Benedict

Chief Human Resources Officer and Assistant General Counsel – Labor and Employment — Stoneridge, Inc.

Corporate Boards

Unique Fabricating, Inc.

Jonathan B. DeGaynor

President & Chief Executive Officer — Stoneridge, Inc.

Corporate Boards

Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), Inforum Michigan

Aleks Miziolek

Retired SVP, chief transformation officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary — Cooper Standard Automotive Inc.

Corporate Boards


Lisa Payne

Retired vice chairman and CFO — Taubman Centers

Corporate Boards

Masco Corp., JC Penney

Susan Benedict

Chief Human Resources Officer and Assistant General Counsel – Labor and Employment — Stoneridge, Inc.

Corporate Boards

Unique Fabricating, Inc.

leadership committee members

Linda Forte

Retired SVP, Business Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer — Comerica Bank

Vivian Pickard

President & CEO — The Pickard Group

Kim Trent

Deputy Director Prosperity — Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity

Cara Snow

Chief Community Engagement Officer and Chief of Staff — Technology Association of Oregon

Carrie A. Perez

Relationship Manager, Greater Portland Commercial Banking — Wells Fargo Bank

DeAngeloa Wells

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion — Portland General Electric

Eva Kripalani

Co-Founder — Office of General Counsel Network LLC

Luann Abrams

Founder — CEOX

Naomi Haslitt

Partner — Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis

Managing Partner, Portland Office — K&L Gates LLP

Susy Dunn

Chief People Officer and Chief of Staff — Zapproved

Katie Kelley

Senior Vice President — Lee Hecht Harrison

Kirsten Meneghello

Owner and Founder — Illumination Coaching LLC

Alice Tang

Katherine Durham

Sherrill Corbett

Partner — Tonkon Torp

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