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Camilla Richey - Director of Communications

Camilla is currently the Head of Talent Management for Cantel Medical, where she creates strategic ways to help people be successful in their careers. She joined Cantel after spending most of her career at Bristol Myers Squibb. At BMS, Camilla was a part of their Human Resource Leadership Development rotational program and has a proven record of delivering results in various HR roles. Camilla spent most of her career in the US, but has also worked in the EU and supported over 25 countries worldwide. 

During her 7 year career in HR, Camilla has proven to be a problem solver, hard worker, and a go getter. She isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, but always has the big picture in mind. She has been a part of starting up an internal consulting groups within her organizations to help promote challenging the status quo while developing internal talent. Camilla takes pride in her work, as her passion is helping people be the best version of themselves. 

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Salvador Mendoza - Vice President

Salvador Mendoza serves as Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at NBCUniversal . Mendoza is responsible for the development of short and long-term strategies in the areas of workforce, leadership development, community partnerships and NBCUniversal's Employee Resource Groups, with a focus on enhancing the company's diverse and inclusive environment. In addition, he is responsible for building and maintaining partnerships with local, regional and national diverse organizations

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Julie Rodriguez - Director

Julie Rodriguez, Vice President, Silverstone Property Group

Julie has 14+ years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate from New York University’s School of Professional Studies. 

Her experience is diverse and includes both residential & commercial leasing, asset management, property management, investor relations & marketing. She is currently a Vice President of Property Management at Silverstone Property Group, a subsidiary of Madison Realty Capital. 

Prior to her time at Silverstone, Ms. Rodriguez was an Asset Manager at Jonathan Rose Companies, where she was responsible for the Legacy portfolio of Jonathan F. P. Rose. Julie also held positions at First Sterling Financial, UrbanAmericaAdvisors and Vornado Realty Trust. 

Julie has a passion for service and has volunteered for New York Cares, as well as the Jivan C. Rodriguez Foundation, a...

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Wendy Garcia - Chief Diversity Officer

As Chief Diversity Officer, Wendy Garcia is responsible for increasing contracting opportunities for Women- and Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and managing the Comptroller Office’s internal supplier diversity initiative, as well as other diversity related projects across all bureaus of the agency. Ms. Garcia also leads the Comptroller’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth through Diversity and Inclusion – a group comprised of national, local, corporate, and government experts seeking to increase supplier diversity in the public and private sectors.

The Comptroller’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, led by Ms. Garcia, releases “Making the Grade: New York City Agency Report Card on Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises,” a report that examines how well City agencies meet existing supplier diversity goals while outlining additional measures that could be taken to increase the participation of MWBEs in City contracting.

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Ashleigh Gibson - Associate Director

Ashleigh Gibson, Associate Director, Brand Building, The Kraft Heinz Company

Ashleigh is an Associate Director at The KraftHeinz Company. She oversees strategy, innovation and communications development for the Frozen Foods business. Prior to her current role, Ashleigh was the head of the Culinary Sauces Brand Building Team where she led new product and communications development for the pasta and ethnic sauce segments. She has also worked on the Category and Brand Teams for the Heinz business where she helped to redefine the portfolio’s health and wellness strategy, establish the brand into new categories, and revitalize brand relevance with consumers. Ashleigh joined KHC after graduating from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where she received her MBA.

Prior to KHC, Ashleigh worked in a start-up nonprofit organization that created pipelines of talented underrepresented minorities in NYC. There she led strategic programs,...

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Rev. Dr. Nadja Fidelia - Spiritual Director/Coaching Consultant

Rev. Dr. Nadja Fidelia, Founding Member, Eland Capital, Williams Capital Group, L.P.

Nadja Fidelia is a Founding Member at Eland Capital, a division of The Williams Capital Group, L.P. In July of 2008 she left her position as a managing director at Lehman Brothers after twenty years of service. Among her many accomplishments at Lehman was co-heading and co-founding the Partnership Solutions Group (PSG), a unique Wall Street initiative started in 2004 that was a commercial platform to proactively develop business opportunities with women and minority-owned firms that operate as broker dealers, hedge funds, private equity, commercial banks, real estate and asset management. In addition to being honored with the Securities Industry Association (“SIA”) Diversity Innovative Leadership Award, the PSG business launched Lehman Brothers’ first Private Equity Emerging Manager Fund. The Harvard Business School illustrated the PSG model as a case study in its 2009...

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Saadia Kully - Lead Project Manager

Saadia Kully, Lead Analyst, Natixis

Saadia Kully is a Senior Analyst focused on risk and infrastructure finance, at Natixis, a French Investment Bank. Prior to working at Natixis, she was a Managing Director at WeAnswer, a telecommunications firm. Saadia received esteemed recognition from the industry given her role in successfully raising millions in capital to ensure a profitable sale to billion dollar company, Stericyle.  

Saadia is an avid fashion enthusiast and artist. After attending the Fashion Institute to obtain her interior design certifications, she then graduated with honors from Baruch College with a concentration in Finance. 

In her spare time, Saadia travels around the world to appreciate diverse cultures and international abstract art. 

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Asha Jones - Compensation Manager

Asha Jones, Compensation Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Asha is currently a member of the Total Rewards group at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) where she consults on executive, global and broad based compensation programs across the company. She joined BMS through their Human Resource Leadership Development rotational program and has a proven record of delivering results to business units in and outside of the United States. In her five years at BMS, Asha has established herself as a leader in people strategy, building expertise in change management, total rewards and leadership development. As a leader in diversity and inclusion, Asha has implemented and consulted on strategies focused on attracting, engaging and developing talented individuals from all backgrounds, including people of color, women and millennials. She also successfully launched a global employee services platform in European markets, which included establishing best practices that were leveraged  for launches...

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Betina Dowdell - Private Wealth Management

Betina Dowdell, Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs 

Betina Dowdell joined Goldman Sachs in 2017 in the Private Wealth Management area of the Investment Management Division, where she is a Private Wealth Advisor based in New York. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Betina provided structured lending solutions to Financial Institutions and non-profits at Citigroup and served as a Senior Relationship Executive at BNY Mellon covering Institutional Clients. Betina received her MBA from Columbia Business School with a dual-concentration in Finance & Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies. Betina obtained a Masters in Social Work from New York University and also holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a major in Management. 

Betina is a member of EmpowHer the Women’s Committee of The Apollo Theatre Foundation in New York as well as the UVA Club of New York. ...

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Robert Bolden Founding Member - Treasurer

Robert J. Bolden currently serves as the Plant Manager and Business Leader for Ingersoll Rand plc (IR) at the Vidalia, Georgia office, which manufactures 9 different Trane products with approximately 1,250 employees. As the Global Integrated Supply Chain Leader on the Product Growth Team, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the global growth strategy for Trane Residential Air Handlers, Evaporator Coils, and Package Units. Robert joined IR in December 2013, in the Residential HVAC & Supply business as the Operations Focus Factory Manager in Trenton, New Jersey. Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, he served as a Plant Manager within the Automotive Interiors division at Johnson Controls International plc (JCI). During his tenure at JCI, Robert also held positions in quality, engineering, project management, and operations.

At Ingersoll Rand, Robert has served in various capacities throughout the climate segment for the Residential HVAC and Commercial strategic...

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