The Dallas Conversation on Board Diversity

Leading the Way to Diverse & Gender-Balanced Boards

Each two-hour City/State Conversation includes a VIP Panel Session followed by a one-hour Strategic Networking Session with a Director Coach.

Dallas Chairs
Darcy Cowell

Darcy Cowell

Principal, People Advisory Services EY

Darcy Cowell

Darcy Cowell

Principal, People Advisory Services EY
Shonn Brown

Shonn Brown

VP, Deputy General Counsel Kimberly Clark

Shonn Brown

Shonn Brown

VP, Deputy General Counsel Kimberly Clark
Thear Suzuki

Thear Suzuki

Global Client Service Partner EY
thear.suzuki@ey.com

Thear Suzuki

Thear Suzuki

Global Client Service Partner EY
thear.suzuki@ey.com
Tracey Doi

Tracey Doi

Chief Financial Officer Toyota NA
tracey.doi@toyota.com

Tracey Doi

Tracey Doi

Chief Financial Officer Toyota NA
tracey.doi@toyota.com
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Michelle Frymire

CEO — CWT

Michelle Frymire is a senior executive with 30 years of experience in driving growth and transformation at both public and private companies worldwide. Michelle currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for CWT, the world’s second-largest corporate travel management company serving over 5,500 clients across 140+ countries around the world, including many of the Fortune 500 and the U.S. military and government. Michelle has played a key role in the company’s successful evolution to the world’s leading digital travel management company, and under her leadership, the company is successfully navigating the impact of the global pandemic, both operationally and financially. Michelle currently serves on the board of directors for Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE: SRC) where she is a member of the audit committee. Michelle has also served on the advisory board for several not-for-profit organizations, currently serving as the Treasurer of the board of directors for Family Gateway, a not-for-profit organization focused on serving the needs of homeless children and their families in Dallas, Texas. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Greenhill School in Addison, Texas.
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Corporate Boards: Spirit Realty Capital

Michael Hsu

Chair and CEO — Kimberly-Clark

A 20-year veteran of the consumer products industry, Michael Hsu is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and serves on its Board of Directors. Before becoming CEO in January 2019, Mr. Hsu was chief operating officer, leading day-to-day operations of Kimberly-Clark’s business units, along with the global innovation, marketing and supply chain functions. Joining Kimberly-Clark in 2012 as group president of the company’s nearly $8 billion North American Consumer Products business, he quickly became known as a leader with passion and vision who could drive growth and value creation. Prior to Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Hsu was executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Kraft Foods. Before Kraft, he spent six years at H.J. Heinz, holding the positions of vice president, marketing for Ore-Ida and Frozen Meals, and later as president for Foodservice. He launched his career in the consumer products industry as a consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he rose to partner in the firm’s consumer practice. Mr. Hsu serves on the Board of Directors for United Way USA. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He and his wife live in Dallas, Texas.
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Corporate Boards: Texas Instruments

Debbie Kissire

Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner — EY (Retired)

Debbie Kissire currently serves on the boards of directors of four public companies. She chairs the Audit Committee at Cable One, Inc. At Celanese Corporation she chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Environmental, Health, Safety, Quality and Public Policy Committee. She is a member of the Audit and Finance Committees of Omnicom Group, Inc. With Axalta Coating Systems she chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee. Her board experiences have included CEO successions, a strategic review process, numerous acquisitions, significant board refreshment, ESG initiatives, and various governance and risk management achievements. In 2019 NACD recognized her in their Directorship 100. In 2015, Debbie retired from Ernst & Young as Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner. Debbie is a CPA and earned her BBA, Accounting, from Texas State University. Texas State University honored Debbie with their Distinguished Alumni award. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Texas State University’s McCoy College of Business.
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Corporate Boards: Celanese Corporation, Omnicom Group, Inc.

Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
Prime Women Media, TMV Capital
Corporate Boards:
Prime Women Media, TMV Capital

Valerie Freeman

CEO — Imprimis Group, Inc.

Corporate Boards:
Eagle Materials, IBP, Freeman
Corporate Boards:
Eagle Materials, IBP, Freeman

Margot Carter

Co-Founder — Cien

Corporate Boards:
Magnolia Oil & Gas, and Vistra Corporation
Corporate Boards:
Magnolia Oil & Gas, and Vistra Corporation

Arcilia Acosta

President and CEO — CARCON Industries / STL Engineers

Leadership Committee

Arcilia Acosta

President & CEO CARCON Industries / STL Engineers

Arcilia Acosta

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Kristin Higgins

Managing Shareholder Ogletree Deakins

Kristin Higgins

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Scarlet McNellie

Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities, United States Norton Rose Fulbright

Scarlet McNellie

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Eric Hutto

President & COO Unisys

Eric Hutto

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Holly Tucker

Partner Deloitte

Holly Tucker

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Chelby Sanders

Executive Vice President, Transaction Advisory Services CBRE

Chelby Sanders

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Janice Davis

Managing Partner - Dallas Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Janice Davis

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Allison Payne

Partner PwC

Allison Payne

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Brian Murphy

Partner Deloitte

Brian Murphy

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Stephanie Reibling

SVP/GMM Home, Apparel, Seasonal Sam's Club

Stephanie Reibling

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Tina Page

VP, Human Resources McKesson

Tina Page

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Priya Sarjoo

National Managing Principal, Risk Advisory Services Grant Thornton

Priya Sarjoo

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Diane Paddison

Founder & Executive Director 4word

Diane Paddison

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Joanna Ridgway

Managing Director & Head of SW Region Santander

Joanna Ridgway

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Matrice Ellis-Kirk

Partner Ellis Kirk Group

Matrice Ellis-Kirk

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Merary Simeon

Co-Founder Color Forward LLC

Merary Simeon

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Michelle Sing

Director of External Relations, North America McKinsey & Company

Michelle Sing

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Sandra Phillips Rogers

GVP, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Diversity Officer Toyota

Sandra Phillips Rogers

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Yvette Ostolaza

Chair-Elect Sidley

Yvette Ostolaza

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Beth Garvey

President & CEO BGSF

Beth Garvey

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Stacey Dore

President & CEO Sharyland Utilities

Stacey Dore

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Trudy Sullivan

Chief Communications, Diversity & Inclusion Officer Health Catalyst

Trudy Sullivan

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Valerie Freeman

CEO Imprimis Group, Inc.

Valerie Freeman

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Michelle Vopni

Dallas Office Managing Partner EY

Michelle Vopni

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Neena Newberry

President Newberry Executive Solutions

Neena Newberry

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Nina Vaca

Founder, Chairman & CEO Pinnacle

Nina Vaca

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Michelle Frymire

CEO CWT

Michelle Frymire

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Melisa Denis

Partner, National Tax Industry Leader - Consumer Goods KPMG

Melisa Denis

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Michele Bobadilla

Assistant Provost for Hispanic Student Success UT Arlington

Michele Bobadilla

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Karen Ideno

Group Vice President, CMO Private Label Sales, Product & Marketing Toyota

Karen Ideno

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Kelly Ann Doherty

Chief People & Communications Officer Mr. Cooper

Kelly Ann Doherty

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Kelly Herod

Principal US SAP Practice Leader Deloitte Consulting

Kelly Herod

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Lisa Tran

Managing Director SMU

Lisa Tran

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Mandy Kizer

Market Manager Bank of America

Mandy Kizer

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Margot Carter

Co-Founder Cien

Margot Carter

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Marietta Hannigan

SVP - Chief Strategy & Communications Officer Jacobs

Marietta Hannigan

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Marsha Clark

Owner Marsha Clark & Associates

Marsha Clark

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Julia Wada

Group Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & Transformation Toyota

Julia Wada

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jennifer Cho

CEO Pivot and Swerve

Jennifer Cho

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Hilda Galvan

Partner-in-Charge Dallas Jones Day

Hilda Galvan

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jan Sharry

Partner Haynes and Boone

Jan Sharry

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jennifer Chandler

Managing Director, Dallas Market President Bank of America

Jennifer Chandler

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Erin Stewart

General Counsel Pinnacle Group

Erin Stewart

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Gillea Allison

President D Magazine

Gillea Allison

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Hattie Hill

President and CEO T.D. Jakes Foundation

Hattie Hill

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Alicia Howell

Retired, SVP, Chief Accounting Officer 7-Eleven

Alicia Howell

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Caren Lock

Regional Vice President TIAA

Caren Lock

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Carrie Kirby

Chief Administrative Officer Vistra Corp.

Carrie Kirby

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Charmaine Tang

Senior Client Strategist BNY Mellon

Charmaine Tang

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Cheryl Alston

Executive Director and CIO Dallas Employees' Retirement Fund

Cheryl Alston

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Christine Perez

Editor and CEO D Magazine

Christine Perez

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Cindy Lu

CEO CHRO

Cindy Lu

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Daniel Clifford

Americas Board Referral Program Leader EY

Daniel Clifford

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Debbie Dennis

Chief Customer Officer, SVP and CHRO Oncor

Debbie Dennis

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Debra von Storch

Retired Partner EY

Debra von Storch

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

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