The Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles Chairs
Renee Fraser

Renee Fraser

CEO Fraser Communications
rfraser@frasercommunications.com

Renee Fraser

Renee Fraser

CEO Fraser Communications
rfraser@frasercommunications.com
Denita Willoughby

Denita Willoughby

CEO Willoughby Consulting
denita.willoughby@att.net

Denita Willoughby

Denita Willoughby

CEO Willoughby Consulting
denita.willoughby@att.net
Betty Uribe

Betty Uribe

Managing Director JP Morgan Chase
betty.uribe@chase.com

Betty Uribe

Betty Uribe

Managing Director JP Morgan Chase
betty.uribe@chase.com
Tammy Tucker

Tammy Tucker

Advisory Board Member University of California, Irvine
tammyltucker@outlook.com

Tammy Tucker

Tammy Tucker

Advisory Board Member University of California, Irvine
tammyltucker@outlook.com
Suzanne DeJong

Suzanne DeJong

Partner and Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Leader Ernst & Young
suzanne.dejong@ey.com

Suzanne DeJong

Suzanne DeJong

Partner and Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Leader Ernst & Young
suzanne.dejong@ey.com
Samantha Paxson

Samantha Paxson

Chief Experience Officer CO-OP Financial Services
Samantha.SmythPaxson@coop.org

Samantha Paxson

Samantha Paxson

Chief Experience Officer CO-OP Financial Services
Samantha.SmythPaxson@coop.org
Samantha Paxson

Samantha Paxson

Chief Experience Officer CO-OP Financial Services
samantha.paxson@coop.org

Samantha Paxson

Samantha Paxson

Chief Experience Officer CO-OP Financial Services
samantha.paxson@coop.org
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Dominic Ng

President and CEO — East West Bank

Mr. Ng graduated from the University of Houston and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Occidental College. He is on the board of Mattel, Inc. and on the board of trustees at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. He was named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as Business Person of the Year, by Forbes as one of the 25 most notable Chinese Americans, and by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles. American Banker also recognized Mr. Ng as Banker of the Year, for successfully executing his vision while maintaining discipline on credit, and building East West into one of the nation’s most profitable regional banks. Mr. Ng is a frequent speaker on banking, economics, arts and culture, and philanthropy.
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Corporate Boards: Mattel Inc.,, USC Board of Trustees

Monica Lozano

President and CEO — College Futures Foundation

Monica C. Lozano is President and Chief Executive Officer of College Futures Foundation, a California-based private foundation. Prior to joining College Futures, Lozano spent thirty years in media, twenty of these as editor and publisher of La Opinión, the country’s leading Spanish language daily newspaper. In addition to her work with College Futures Foundation, Lozano serves on the Board of Directors of Apple, and Bank of America. She served on the board of The Walt Disney Company for fifteen years, the University of California Board of Regents including two as chair of the board, the University of Southern California Board of Trustees and numerous corporate, civic, non-profit and philanthropic organizations over the years. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board in 2009 as well as the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in 2011.
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Corporate Boards: Bank of America, Target and Apple

Dave Powers

President & CEO — Deckers Brands

Dave Powers serves as President & CEO of Deckers Brands, a global footwear and apparel company. He focuses on long-term growth and Omni Channel strategies for the company’s five high-performing brands: UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, HOKA One One® and Koolaburra®. Under his leadership as President & CEO since 2016, Deckers Brands has received accolades for stellar financial performance and sustainability efforts. In 2019, Deckers was selected by Investor’s Business Daily® as one of the 50 Best ESG Companies: A List of Today’s Top Stocks For Environmental, Social and Governance Values. The company was also recognized by Footwear News as 2020 Company of the Year for its financial performance and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as well as significant charitable giving for COVID-19 relief. In 2020, Dave was named a 2020 Businessperson of the Year by Fortune, ranking number 13 on their list of top executives.
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Director Coaches

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire

CEO — 50/50 Women on Boards, Inc.

Leadership Committee

Raquel Brigham Brown

Independent Director Radical Abundant Mindset

Raquel Brigham Brown

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Leisa Wu

Board Member Community Partners

Leisa Wu

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Kathleen Milford

CPA, Director, Tax CBIZ

Kathleen Milford

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Betty Uribe

Managing Director, California Divisional Director JP Morgan Chase

Betty Uribe

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Melanie S. Cibik

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

Melanie S. Cibik

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Paige Serden

Senior Director Gantry

Paige Serden

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Melinda Franklin

West Region Executive Director, Corporate Responsibility/Community Engagement JP Morgan Chase

Melinda Franklin

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Anisha Goodly

Managing Director - EM Portfolio Specialist TCW

Anisha Goodly

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Christine Simmons

Chief Operations Officer ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS & SCIENCES

Christine Simmons

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Kristen K. O’Connor

CFO and Treasurer The Ahmanson Foundation

Kristen K. O’Connor

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

John Iino

Global Chief Diversity Officer Reed Smith LLP

John Iino

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Laura Farber

Partner Hahn & Hahn LLP

Laura Farber

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jeri Harman

Founder & Chairman Avante Capital Partners

Jeri Harman

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Annjanette Isorda

Vice President, Global Brand & Creative AECOM

Annjanette Isorda

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

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