The Washington 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.

Washington Chairs
Mandi Wedin

Mandi Wedin

CEO Feroce Real Estate Advisors
mwedin@wedin.org

Mandi Wedin

Mandi Wedin

CEO Feroce Real Estate Advisors
mwedin@wedin.org
Stacy Murchison

Stacy Murchison

Chief Marketing Officer Chevy Chase Trust
smurchison@chevychasetrust.com

Stacy Murchison

Stacy Murchison

Chief Marketing Officer Chevy Chase Trust
smurchison@chevychasetrust.com
Jill Klein

Jill Klein

Executive in Residence Kogod School of Business
Jklein@american.edu

Jill Klein

Jill Klein

Executive in Residence Kogod School of Business
Jklein@american.edu
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Vandana Sinha

Editor-in-Chief — Washington Business Journal - VIP Panel Moderator

Vandana Sinha is editor-in-chief for the Washington Business Journal, where she oversees the digital and print operations for the publication. She joined the newsroom in 2006 and had covered biotech, health and energy before moving into editing roles. Before the WBJ, Sinha was an associate editor at the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the American Press Institute, helping develop content for business journalism training programs around the country. She has worked at The Virginian-Pilot, the daily newspaper in Hampton Roads, as well as at technology publications formerly owned by The Washington Post Co. She’s a past board member of the Maryland Media Inc. Alumni Association and the South Asian Journalists Association.
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Maury Devine

Former President and Managing Director — Mobil Exploration Norway Inc.

Maury Devine is a retired ExxonMobil executive and former Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Valeo (FR.PA), JBT Corporation (JBT-NYSE) and ConocoPhillips (COP-NYSE). Ms. Devine formerly served as a member of the Board (2005-2016) and Chairman of the Audit Committee of FMC Technologies (FTI-NYSE). She also served as Lead Director of the Board of Directors of Technip (TEC.PA) (2011-2017) and Chair of the Ethics and Governance Committee until the merger of Technip and FMC Technologies in January 2017. Ms. Devine is the former Vice Chairman of the Norwegian multinational Det Norske Veritas (DNV from 2000-2010) and a former member of the independent Nominating Committee of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA in Oslo.
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Corporate Boards: Valeo (FR.PA), JBT Corporation (JBT-NYSE), ConocoPhillips (COP-NYSE)

Phoebe Yang

General Manager — Amazon Web Services Healthcare

Phoebe Yang is a trusted C-suite executive, advisor, and board member for some of the world’s most valued companies. She is General Manager, Amazon Web Services Healthcare, where she leads the business enabling mission based healthcare organizations with the most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. With extensive digital, healthcare, technology, and consumer media experience, she also serves on CommonSpirit Health and, previously, Providence-St. Joseph Health boards. Previously, she was Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at Ascension, Head of Corporate Development at Advisory Board Company, Senior Advisor to FCC Chairman on Broadband, Vice President of Digital Media and Corporate Development at Discovery Inc., and Vice President of International Strategy and Policy at AOL Time Warner. Serving in two Presidential Administrations, she was on White House Task Forces for Health IT and Broadband. She is Council on Foreign Relations Life Member and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from University of Virginia and Stanford Law School, where she was President of Stanford Law Review.
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Corporate Boards: CommonSpirit Health, Providence-St. Joseph Health

Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
CommonSpirit Health, Providence-St. Joseph Health
Corporate Boards:
CommonSpirit Health, Providence-St. Joseph Health

Phoebe Yang

General Manager — Amazon Web Services Healthcare

Corporate Boards:
Valeo (FR.PA), JBT Corporation (JBT-NYSE), ConocoPhillips (COP-NYSE)
Corporate Boards:
Valeo (FR.PA), JBT Corporation (JBT-NYSE), ConocoPhillips (COP-NYSE)

Maury Devine

Former President and Managing Director — Mobil Exploration Norway Inc.

Corporate Boards:
Huntington Ingalls, Xylem Inc., STRIDE
Corporate Boards:
Huntington Ingalls, Xylem Inc., STRIDE

Victoria Harker

Executive Vice President and CFO — Tegna, Inc.

Corporate Boards:
Southwest Gas Holdings Inc., Career Education Corporation
Corporate Boards:
Southwest Gas Holdings Inc., Career Education Corporation

Leslie Thornton

SVP & General Counsel — WGL Holdings, Inc

Corporate Boards:
Acres Commercial Realty Corp.
Corporate Boards:
Acres Commercial Realty Corp.

Karen Koshiba Edwards

Partner — Boyden

Corporate Boards:
Cenlar FSB and Cenlar Capital Corporation; Trustee, National Museum of Women in the Arts
Corporate Boards:
Cenlar FSB and Cenlar Capital Corporation; Trustee, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Diane Casey-Landry

Managing Director — DCL Banking Advisors, LLC

Corporate Boards:
ArcherPoint
Corporate Boards:
ArcherPoint

Coco Brown

Founder and CEO — The Athena Alliance

Corporate Boards:
AFLAC
Corporate Boards:
AFLAC

Betty Hudson

President — Hudson & Associates

Audra Cunningham

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer — T. Dallas Smith & Company

Corporate Boards:
Capital One, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.
Corporate Boards:
Capital One, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.

Ann Fritz Hackett

Former President — Horizon Consulting Group, LLC

Stephanie Sonnabend

Co-Founder & Chair — 50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Leadership Committee

Camille Alexander, CFA

Regional President BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Camille Alexander, CFA

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Debra Storms

General Counsel The Teaching Company

Debra Storms

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Devan Perry

Development Coordinator Rockefeller Group

Devan Perry

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jane-Scott Cantus

Managing Principal and General Counsel The ILEX Group

Jane-Scott Cantus

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Janet Demas Crilley

Private Banking Manager Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Janet Demas Crilley

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Leslie Ireland

Board Member Citigroup

Leslie Ireland

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Mindi McClure

EVP and Chief Strategy Officer Old Dominion National Bank

Mindi McClure

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Molly Culhane

SVP & DC Managing Partner Amalgamated Bank

Molly Culhane

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Monica Parikh

Commercial Real Estate Underwriting CapitalOne

Monica Parikh

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Nicole Streeter

Attorney DC Government

Nicole Streeter

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Pati Froyo

Executive & Leadership Diversity Development Coach Pati Froyo Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Pati Froyo

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Tamara Nall

President and CEO TLN Worldwide Enterprises, Inc.

Tamara Nall

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Wendy White

Of Counsel Goulston & Storrs, PC

Wendy White

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Megan McClellan

Managing Director Marsh

Megan McClellan

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Renee P. Wynn

Former NASA CIO Retired

Renee P. Wynn

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Laura C Economos

Managing Director Global Relationship Leader, Insurer Consulting Group Marsh

Laura C Economos

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Karen Wawrzaszek, CFP®, CTFA

Regional President BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Karen Wawrzaszek, CFP®, CTFA

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Georgette A. Furukawa

Principal Aestival Strategies, LLC

Georgette A. Furukawa

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Kristin Cotter

Senior Manager, Talent & Change Management Peraton

Kristin Cotter

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Erika Marino

Assistant Vice President BF Saul Insurance

Erika Marino

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard

Senior Vice President Lockton

Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Jan Molino

President & CEO Aspire Ascend

Jan Molino

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

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