The Orange County 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.

Orange County Chairs
Dita Shemke

Dita Shemke

Wealth Advisor Stifel
shemked@stifel.com

Dita Shemke

Dita Shemke

Wealth Advisor Stifel
shemked@stifel.com
Patti Larson

Patti Larson

CEO SunUp Group, Inc.
patti@sunupgroup.com

Patti Larson

Patti Larson

CEO SunUp Group, Inc.
patti@sunupgroup.com
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Amy K Hutchens

International award-winning speaker — AmyK.com

AmyK Hutchens is all about personal & professional growth – one conversation at a time. AmyK is an international award-winning speaker, the Amazon #1 bestselling author of the books, GET IT: Five Steps to the Sex, Salary and Success You Want and The Secrets Leaders Keep and is the founder of the global community shegetsit.com. AmyK has over twenty years’ experience training & consulting with clients such as The Home Depot, Starbucks Canada, Comerica Bank, Expedia, iS Clinical, Lockheed Martin, Securian Financial, Walmart, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Bank of America and hundreds more. AmyK travels the globe, physically and virtually, sharing with executives, influencers and go-getters HOW to confidently & competently navigate their toughest conversations. AmyK received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, and has been seen, heard or read on Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, USA Today, Entrepreneur, and U.S. News & World Report. She resides in San Diego, California.
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Anna Kan

Director — CVB Financial Corp (NASDAQ: CVBF)

Anna Kan currently serves as the Independent Director of CVB Financial Corp, holding company for Citizens Business Bank (NASQ:CVBF). She is the chair of the Trust Services Committee and serves on the audit committee, risk management committee, nomination and governance committee, and compensation committee. She is also the Chairwoman of the Board of California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), the largest MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership). She is the chair of the executive committee and serves on the strategic planning committee. Ms. Kan meets with legislatures at the local, state and national level regularly to discuss issues regarding manufacturing and to address government’s role in promoting small and medium-sized businesses in California and nationwide. In addition to her board and advisory work, she is the founder of Mustard Seed Enterprises, a company that invests in early stage companies and an incubator of several entrepreneurial ventures.
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Corporate Boards: CVB Financial Corp., California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

Diana Ingram

Director — Oracle

Ms. Ingram has an extensive background in leading information technology business development, sales and marketing organizations in the US, Latin American and global markets. Currently, she leads Oracle Technology Consulting services in Southern California. Previously, she was Chief of US operations for Internet Business Technologies, a network software provider. Earlier, Diana was an executive at IBM where she led several organizations including cyber security services, telecommunications and media/entertainment industry verticals and content management software sales. Ms. Ingram serves on the board of Rexford Industrial Realty (NYSE: REXR), ECMC Group, Goodwill Southern California, and the UCLA Foundation. Her previous board experience includes the International Women’s Forum, Southern California affiliate for which she served as president, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Greater Los Angeles, Coalition for Clean Air and the Los Angeles Urban League. Ms. Ingram is a graduate of Stanford University and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation.
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Corporate Boards: Rexford Industrial Realty, Goodwill Southern California

Anjali Joshi

VP of Product Management, Google (2004 -2019) — N/A

Anjali Joshi currently serves as a board member of Lattice Semiconductor, Iteris, and Alteryx. She was on the board of The McClatchy Company, and MobileIron, until they were acquired in 2020. Until March 2019, Anjali was Vice President of Product Management at Google, where most recently she worked on products focused on emerging markets, Search, Maps, Translate, News, Finance, and other core products. Prior to Google, from 1998 to 2004, Anjali was executive vice president of engineering for Covad Communications. Before that, she held positions at AT&T Bell Labs, working in the areas of voice and high-speed data from 1989 to 1998. She received her Master’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the State University of New York, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur. In 2017, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT, Kanpur.
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Corporate Boards: Lattice Semiconductor, Iteris, and Alteryx

Brian Niccol

Chairman and CEO — Chipotle

Brian Niccol has served as Chipotle’s CEO since March 2018 and in the additional role as Chairman of the Board since March 2020. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Niccol served as CEO of Taco Bell, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. He joined Taco Bell in 2011 as Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer and served as President from 2013 to 2014. Prior to that, he held various executive positions at Pizza Hut, another division of Yum! Brands, including General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer. Before joining Yum! Brands, Mr. Niccol spent 10 years at Procter & Gamble, serving in various brand management positions. Mr. Niccol currently serves on the board of directors of KB Home and the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Mr. Niccol holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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Corporate Boards: Chipotle Chairman of the Board

Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
One Stop Systems (OSS), WRAP Technologies (WRAP)
Corporate Boards:
One Stop Systems (OSS), WRAP Technologies (WRAP)

Kimberly C. Sentovich

CEO — Rachio

Corporate Boards:
McMillen Jacobs Assoc.; TTM Technologies
Corporate Boards:
McMillen Jacobs Assoc.; TTM Technologies

Julie England

Independent Director

Corporate Boards:
Women on Board
Corporate Boards:
Women on Board

Betsy Berkhemer

CEO — Women on Board

Corporate Boards:
Goodwill Industries, Orange County
Corporate Boards:
Goodwill Industries, Orange County

Cheryl Barrett

Partner — Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo

Corporate Boards:
Compensation and ASUS committees of American States Water (AWR)
Corporate Boards:
Compensation and ASUS committees of American States Water (AWR)

MaryAnn Hopkins

Chief Growth Officer — Arcadis

Corporate Boards:
Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc., Cornell University’s Leland C., Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship
Corporate Boards:
Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc., Cornell University’s Leland C., Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Monica Digilio

Founder & CEO — Compass Advisors LLC

Corporate Boards:
Paris-based Teleperformance, Satellite Healthcare, ImmunityBio (NASDAQ: IBRX), Private Equity backed Griswold Home Care
Corporate Boards:
Paris-based Teleperformance, Satellite Healthcare, ImmunityBio (NASDAQ: IBRX), Private Equity backed Griswold Home Care

Christobel Selecky

Corporate Board Director — NA

Corporate Boards:
Compensation & Human Resources committee, Audit committee.
Corporate Boards:
Compensation & Human Resources committee, Audit committee.

Susan Thronson

Independent Board Director — Trulieve Cannabis Inc.  

Corporate Boards:
Directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors (Pacific Southwest Chapter) and is an NACD Governance Fellow. UCI Center for Real Estate, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Orange County and serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County United Way.
Corporate Boards:
Directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors (Pacific Southwest Chapter) and is an NACD Governance Fellow. UCI Center for Real Estate, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Orange County and serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County United Way.

Christine Scheuneman

Independent Director and Strategic Advisor — Retired

Corporate Boards:
KA Imaging Inc., Southern California/Southwest Region, Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
Corporate Boards:
KA Imaging Inc., Southern California/Southwest Region, Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Ako Williams

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary — Ushio America, Inc.

Corporate Boards:
Universal mCloud
Corporate Boards:
Universal mCloud

Betsy MacLean

Independent Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee — mCloud Technologies Corp.

Corporate Boards:
Olin Board of Trustees, Investigate West Board
Corporate Boards:
Olin Board of Trustees, Investigate West Board

Beverly Wyse

Director Coach — Heroux-Devtek Inc,

Corporate Boards:
California Water Service Group, Apria Healthcare Group
Corporate Boards:
California Water Service Group, Apria Healthcare Group

Terry Bayer

COO — Upfront Resolution

Corporate Boards:
Muhammad Ali Center, Wine Country Women and National Restaurant Association
Corporate Boards:
Muhammad Ali Center, Wine Country Women and National Restaurant Association

Laurie Schalow

Chief Corporate Affairs & Food Safety Officer — Chipotle Mexican Grill

Corporate Boards:
National Investment Banking Association, Calmetto Management Group, Inc.
Corporate Boards:
National Investment Banking Association, Calmetto Management Group, Inc.

Lynne Bolduc, Esq.

Partner Attorney — FitzGerald Yap Kreditor LLP

Leadership Committee

Di Pritchett

Executive Director South Coast Metro Alliance

Di Pritchett

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Dr. Shawn Andrews

Founder and CEO Andrews Research International

Dr. Shawn Andrews

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Elise Luckham

VP, Director Corporate Real Estate First American

Elise Luckham

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jan Steiner

CEO/Visionary Make Dust!

Jan Steiner

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Joanne Schroeder

Vice President Arcadis

Joanne Schroeder

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Marguarite Clark

Principal Marguarite Clark Public Relations

Marguarite Clark

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Maria Noel

President OC Growth Advisors

Maria Noel

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Laurie Schalow

Chief Corporate Affairs & Food Safety Officer Chipotle Mexican Grill

Laurie Schalow

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Lea Petersen

Public Affairs Manager Southern California Gas Company

Lea Petersen

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Pam Hedges

President Hedges & Associates, Inc.

Pam Hedges

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Sue Padernacht

CEO and Founder Ncline Leadership Strategies

Sue Padernacht

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Susan L. Heller

Co-Managing Shareholder of Orange County office and Chair / Co-Chair of Global Trademark & Brand Management practice Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Susan L. Heller

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Mary Saadat

CEO Saadat & Associates

Mary Saadat

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Carmen Wasserman

Associate General Counsel Arbonne

Carmen Wasserman

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jessica Ferrante

CEO/CFO Ferrante Consulting

Jessica Ferrante

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Angela Hardesty

Senior Healthcare Partner Hardesty, LLC

Angela Hardesty

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Kate Azar

Chief of Staff Meteorite

Kate Azar

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Terry Goldfarb

Networking and Relationships-Building Coach N/A

Terry Goldfarb

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Phyllis Anderson

Chief Operating Officer, Orange County Service Area Kaiser Permanente

Phyllis Anderson

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

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