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

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

Director Coaches
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

Carmen Wasserman

Associate General Counsel Arbonne

Carmen Wasserman

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Mary Saadat

CEO Saadat & Associates

Mary Saadat

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

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

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

Jennifer Haas

EVP Sales and Marketing Noteworth

Jennifer Haas

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Joanne Schroeder

Vice President Arcadis

Joanne Schroeder

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Katy Goshtasbi, JD

CEO Puris Consulting

Katy Goshtasbi, JD

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jan Steiner

CEO/Visionary Make Dust!

Jan Steiner

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

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

Global Sponsors
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