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National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, Inc. (Virtual) Annual Summit 2021

Theme: Reshaping Our New Normal

October  6th - 8th 2021

Who We Are

Founded in 2019, the National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, Inc. is a member-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit association dedicated to the professional development of African-American compliance and risk management professionals.

Members of NABCRMP represent corporations, financial institutions, law firms, accountants, consulting firms, government agencies, trade associations, universities and non-profit organizations. Our professionals work across a variety of business industries and sectors, including banking and financial services, health and life sciences, employment, telecommunications, consumer products and agriculture, and cybersecurity.

Together, we represent every spectrum of compliance, corporate governance and risk management, ranging from risk officers, advisors, policy and procedure specialists, compliance analysts, compliance managers, chief compliance officers, board of directors, lawyers, accountants, consultants, corporate counsels and general counsels.

What is the NABCRMP Annual Summit?

NABCRMP’s annual conference is its flagship event and draws leading risk and compliance professionals together to share information that addresses important issues facing the field. The conference creates a unique, inspiring, and intensive environment for education, training, collaboration, and dialogue. At this year’s annual summit, the theme is “Reshaping Our New Normal.” Our programming will focus on the residual effects of 2020 on businesses, consumers and employees, and the enormous opportunities created to reshape our new normal.

Annual Summit Committee 2021

David Daniels, President/CEO, ID2 Solutions, LLC

Kendra Okposo, Director, Global Compliance, Visa

Jessica Holmes, Operational Risk Senior Officer, Senior Vice President, Citigroup

JoQuese Satterwhite, MBA, DHA, Senior Director, Medtronic

Janet Williams, Ethics & Compliance Manager, PWC

Gracie George, Senior Consultant, Protiviti

Dr. Gloria Boyd, Director, Human Resources/Chief Diversity Officer, Mississippi County Arkansas EOC

Devon Euring, Senior Associate, Risk Operations, Fannie Mae


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All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Times subject to change

Wednesday, October 6th:

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks:

NABCRMP Board Chairperson, Adilah Anwar

NABCRMP CEO/Founder, Jennifer Newton

11:15AM - 12:15PM

Session 1: Return to the Office:

The New Workplace – Key and Emerging Issues, Challenges & Opportunities for Risk & Compliance Leaders

Over the past 14 months, organizations have had to navigate the abrupt discontinuity caused by COVID-19 and its residual effects. The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented strain on organizations of all sizes across all industries. The uncertainty of the “new normal” is forcing employers all over the world to consider various new policies as employees return to the workplace. Emerging issues include issues related to mask mandates, normalization of telecommuting, data security concerns, and proof of vaccination requirements. In this session, panelists discuss the key and emerging issues in the work place caused by COVID-19, the role that compliance and risk officers play in tackling these issues, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for organizations and leaders.    


Daniel Williams, Global Head of Security Resilience & Partnerships, Uber

Jeff Dybdahl, Senior Manager, HR Risk & Compliance, Amazon

Kendra Okposo, Director, Global Compliance, Visa

Jamila Brinson, Partner, Jackson Walker

Moderator: Devon Euring, Senior Associate, Risk Operations, Fannie Mae

12:15PM - 1:15PM 

LUNCH BREAK: Virtual Networking Session

1:30PM - 2:30PM

Session 2: Implementing Effective Strategies for Supporting Mental Health & Wellness Initiatives in the Workplace

As people cautiously start to return to work and other daily activities, benefits advisors and employers are looking at another looming health crisis: mental well-being. While Americans are struggling to stay positive, organizations are scrambling to get employees the help they need from home. Many have taken steps to relaunch and educate employees about Employee Assistance Programs. Others have rolled out telemedicine counseling services, self-guided programs with video modules, and other behavioral health wellness tools. In this session, organizational leaders and mental health experts discuss effective strategies for supporting mental health & wellness initiatives.


Iman Gibson, Director of Wellbeing, Visa

Moderator: Lisa Jones Chandler, LCSW, Vice President, Corporate Excellence, Vibrant Emotional Health

2:45PM - 3:45PM

Session 3: The Critical Role of Psychological Safety in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts

Mental health and diversity and inclusion are closely connected. Employees from diverse backgrounds can face lack of representation, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and other stressors that impact their mental health and psychological safety at work. A survey by McKinsey & Company found that a majority of employees have considered the inclusiveness of companies when making career decisions. In this session, safety and security experts discuss how psychological health and safety is pertinent to diversity and inclusion efforts.


David Daniels, President/CEO, ID2 Solutions, LLC

Mary Ann Bayton, Director of Strategy and Mental Health, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Natalynn Dunson-Harrison, CCEP, General Manager, EEO Compliance/ Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Moderator: Sophia Ward, Vice-Chair, NABCRMP Safety & Security Industry Workgroup

4:00PM - 4:45PM


5:00PM - 6:00PM

Session 4: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent in a Post-Pandemic World: What Works (and Doesn’t)

The social upheaval of 2020 sparked dialogue around diversity and inclusion. Organizations are re-evaluating workplace diversity at their organizations, starting with being more thoughtful about recruiting from a broader range of talent. So why do so many organizations’ recruitment practices fall short? In this session, diversity leaders discuss the importance of having the right strategy, process, technology, and people in order to implement inclusive hiring practices. You will hear from panelists who have been successful in recruiting, hiring, supporting, and retaining diverse talent. Topics discussed will include how to build the pipeline, how to expand your networks to find diverse talent, what messaging is essential to attracting them, and how to ensure that your workplace is inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to them.


Charles Britt, Cybersecurity Compliance Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Melvin Thomas, OMWI Strategic Engagement Officer, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Helena Haynes-Carter, MBA, Sr. Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at UnitedHealth Group

Kristi Matthews, Senior Managing Counsel, Employment, Inclusion & Diversity, and Social Impact, Visa 

Moderator: Cynthia Sutherland, NABCRMP Founding Board Member

Thursday, October 7th:

9:30AM - 9:45AM

Welcome Address Day 2 

10:15AM - 11:30AM

Session 5: Virtual Event, Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable: Challenges and Tactics for Tackling the New Normal 

As more and more companies begin to transition employees back to in-person work, the pressure is on compliance officers to work with business leaders to ensure a safe and comfortable return-to-work. Many organizations are in various stages of reopening and state and local regulations are changing daily. All of this uncertainty and constant change can make the job of a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) incredibly difficult. In this session we’ll discuss some of the challenges and best practices for CCO’s tackling the new normal. 


Obiamaka P. Madubuko, Chief Compliance Officer, Visa 

Erica Alexander, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Howard University

Hope Brown, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Calvert

Blessed Dele-Michael, Head of Compliance, Discovery Inc.  

Moderator: Debra Sabatini Hennelly, Founder & President, Resiliti


LUNCH BREAK: Virtual Networking Session

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Session 6: Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant implementation of social distancing directives, altered business processes, and new economic realities, businesses must review and address their technology infrastructure and cybersecurity measures. In this session, cybersecurity experts discuss the top emerging cybersecurity threats and challenges and best practices on managing these risks.


Jamal Theodore, Chair, NABCRMP Privacy & Data Security Industry Group

Monica Reagor, Vice Chair, NABCRMP Privacy & Data Security Industry Group

Christopher Stevens, Senior Privacy Consultant, Carpe Diem Strategic Services

Moderator: Jessica Holmes, Operational Risk Senior Officer, Senior Vice President

2:15PM - 3:15PM

Session 7: Fintech & the Future of Banking and Payments

Fintechs, open banking, payment systems and consumer expectations are fundamentally changing the industry in which we operate. Financial institutions face the erosion of the banking relationship by fintechs and other third-party providers. In this session, we discuss the growth of financial technology, the impact of fintech on banking and the resulting regulatory and compliance challenges on banking /payments.


Adilah Anwar, Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Antonio Reynolds, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Erica Curry, Business Support Consultant 2, AVP - Exam and Audit Management, Wells Fargo

Ketra Lewis, Principal 1st Line Compliance Risk Management, Discover Financial Services

Moderator:Joanne Wallington, Product Counsel, Stripe

3:30PM - 4:00PM


4:00PM - 5:00PM

Section 8: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Risk: What is it? Why it Matters? How it relates to Future DEI Efforts?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is increasingly becoming a growing priority for investors. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a component of ESG, has generated significant attention in the media and from institutional investors who are now incorporating these considerations within their investment processes. In this session, compliance & ethics experts unpack the meaning of ESG and explain why it matters, and how it relates to future DEI efforts.


Trissi Gray, Sr. Director, Healthcare Compliance Operations,  GI Alliance

Lisa Beth Lentini Walker, CEO & Founder, Lumen Worldwide Endeavors

Angela Crawford, Partner at Crawford & Acharya, PLLC

Hope Newsome, Managing Partner, Virtus LLP

Moderator: Debra Sabatini Hennelly, Founder & President, Resiliti

5:15PM - 6:15PM

Section 9:Chief Diversity Officer Panel: Paving the Path Forward and Effecting Sustainable Change

In this session, Chief Diversity Officers will discuss what organizations are currently doing and should be doing to advance diversity and inclusion in corporate settings, the special role that CDO’s play in effectuating change, the challenges and opportunities presented for organizational leaders, and the intersection between compliance and risk functions.


Dr. Gloria Boyd, Director, Human Resources/Chief Diversity Officer, Mississippi County Arkansas EOC

Paula Robinson, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Rabo AgriFinance

Adrian Russell, Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion / Procurement, Shiel Sexton

Moderator: Lorraine D'Angelo, President, LDA Compliance Consulting, Inc.

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Fireside Chat with Eyitayo “Tee” St. Matthew-Daniel, New York Office Assistant Chief of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Anti-Trust Division

The National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, Inc. and the National Society of Compliance Professionals invites you to attend this Fireside Chat with Eyitayo “Tee” St. Matthew-Daniel, New York Office, Assistant Chief of the Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division.

Please Note: This event is not open to the media or press. 

Friday, October 8th:

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Session 10:Virtual Coffee and Conversation with Richard R. Best, Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), New York Regional Office

The National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, Inc. and the National Society of Compliance Professionals invites you to attend this Virtual Coffee and Conversation with Richard R. Best, Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), New York Regional Office. 

Please Note: This event is not open to the media or press. 

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Session 11: Compliance Career Conversations (Hosted by Square)

Come discuss all things compliance careers with Square's Compliance Leadership team and their recruiting partners. Panelists will offer ideas and insights into the different options a compliance professional can pursue throughout their career, discuss why your network matters, how to successfully prepare for interviews, and best practices related to owning your career evolution in compliance.

12:30PM - 1:00pm


1:15PM - 2:15PM

Session 12: People Managing in a Pandemic: Managing the Impacts of the Pandemic and Social Change

Managers used to be selected and promoted largely based on their ability to manage and evaluate the performance of employees who could carry out a particular set of tasks. However, the impacts of the pandemic and changing employee expectations are challenging traditional definitions of the manager role. In this session, we discuss in breakout rooms the new challenges managers face in the new normal and the skill sets required to be an effective people leader.

Facilitator: Louis C. Senat, Managing Partner, McDonald Senat Law

2:15PM - 2:30PM

Closing Remarks: Endnote

JoQuese Satterwhite, MBA, DHA, NABCRMP Corporate Advisory Board Chairperson

Frequently Asked Questions

Non-members: $259 per registration

NABCRMP Members: $159 per registration

NABCRMP Student Members: Free registration

NABCRMP Gov't/Non-profit/Educational Institutional Members: $109 per registration

Non-member Gov't/Non-profit/Educational Institutional Members: $129 per registration

NABCRMP Corporate & CAB Members: Two free complimentary registrations; $159 each additional registration
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Annual Summit sponsorship will open on July 15, 2021 and opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis through September 30, 2021.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
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  • Platinum (1)
  • Gold (5)
  • Silver (5)
  • Bronze (10)
  • NABCRMP Supporter (10)
  • Exhibitor Hall Sponsors (15)

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