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.
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, Global Compliance Program 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please Note: This event is not open to the media or press.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Adilah is a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Core Business Operations practice with over 10+ years of experience in the Financial Services sector. Adilah has served as an Analyst, Technical Business Analyst, and Global Business Systems Analyst at numerous financial services clients and is experienced in product & program management, business analysis and requirements documentation, data analysis & documentation.
Adilah utilizes her experience by leveraging change management skills that impact broader transformation at global organizations. She is very good at driving strategic priorities while staying focused and delivering specific to her workstream. She is a Certified Scrum Product Owner who holds a Business Analyst certification from Duke University and is IBM certified in Artificial Intelligence Development.
Adilah has a solid foundation in financial services systems from her prior roles at Jack Henry & Associates, Citi Group, State Street, and Bank of America as an Analyst. Her extensive experience and knowledge in Financial Technologies, Actuarial, Risk, and Compliance domains has yielded her the opportunity to work on behalf of bank-branded fiduciary projects. Before joining Deloitte, Adilah was the Global Analytics and SaaS Scrum Product Owner/ Business Systems Analyst and lead software design solutions for financial products and integration for Cap -X projects resulting in over $80 million in savings on Global Reporting Services that resulted in Billions of Dollars in transactions and financial partnerships.
Jennifer Newton is the founder and CEO of the National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the professional development and career advancement of Black compliance and risk professionals.
Previously, she served as a Federal Financial Services Regulator and as an attorney in the private sector advising on banking and consumer compliance matters. With her combined experience in the federal government, law firm, and in-house compliance roles, Jennifer offers an uncommonly broad range and depth of compliance expertise in banking and financial service matters.
Well-respected by her peers, Jennifer has been featured in publications such as Compliance Week, Law360, Daily Business Review, American Banker, the Wall Street Journal, Bankrate, and JDSupra and she regularly speaks at prominent industry conferences. Jennifer was named by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida's Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders and selected for inclusion in the National Black Lawyers’ “Top 40 under 40” in Banking and Finance in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and an alumnus of Leadership Florida’s Connect Class VIII and the Florida Bar William Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy Class V. Very active in her community and bar associations, Jennifer currently serves as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law, and as a board member of the Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation and the Community Justice Project. She also previously served as Chair of the American Bar Association Consumer Financial Services Pro Bono Committee and the Chair of the CLE and Social Media Subcommittees of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Standing Committee.
Dan Williams is currently the Global Head of Security Resilience & Partnerships at Uber Technologies Inc. Dan has been with Uber for nearly 4 years and started off as the Threat Assessment Manager, Travel Security Manager, Protective Intelligence Manager, and other roles to serve the business needs. Prior to Uber, Dan served his country for over 20 years as the Director of Operations & Analysis for a Naval Special Warfare Unit and as a Counterintelligence Agent for the United States Marine Corps. A lifelong learner, Dan holds degrees in education, psychology, public administration, and organizational leadership. In his spare time, Dan presents at conferences, mentors transitioning veterans from service, and established a scholarship in his Marine Corps recruiters name to honor the opportunity he gave to Dan when he enlisted into service.
Jeff Dybdahl graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia and a Law Degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. Jeff worked in Immigration Law for over 15 years, including more than 10 years with Baker & McKenzie LLP in Chicago. Jeff managed a portfolio of large and small clients, from small companies employing their first (and sometimes only) foreign worker to major international Fortune 50 companies with operations around the globe. Mr. Dybdahl managed the cross-border movement of people around the world and helped companies with their compliance needs related to documenting their immigration-supported employees and their I-9 compliance.
At Amazon, Jeff leads a crack team of industry specialists, risk managers, and program managers who work with global HR policy, process, and system owners to manage complex employment-law obligations, controls, and risk issues around the world, including immigration, work authorization, sanctions and export controls, age regulations, personnel files, citizenship/nationality discrimination, and more. The team research legal and regulatory obligations globally with local labor and employment attorneys, work with program teams to translate legal and regulatory obligations into system or process requirements, monitor and test the effectiveness of controls designed to meet obligations on a regular and ongoing basis, and develop and lead remediation plans to mitigate risk. The team strives to develop innovative, compliance-driven solutions to deliver frustration-free results for employees and candidates.
Kendra Okposo is the Director of the Business Conduct Office in Global Compliance at Visa headquarters in the Bay Area. Kendra investigates employee misconduct, including discrimination, harassment, and financial related misconduct. Prior to her work at Visa, Kendra was an Associate in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at the University of Minnesota where she investigated employment discrimination and sexual misconduct concerns involving University faculty, staff and students. Kendra also taught workshops at the University on race, racism and privilege through the Office for Equity and Diversity’s Certificate Program. In 2017, Kendra founded Kendra Okposo LLC, where she provides consulting, coaching and training services for organizations and educational institutions on sexual misconduct awareness and prevention, and on emotional intelligence, mindfulness and conflict resolution. Prior to working at the University, Kendra practiced employment law at Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP in New York City. Kendra received her law degree from New York Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.
Jamila Marie Brinson is a zealous advocate for her clients. She understands that one size does not fit all and that each client's legal needs and goals are unique. She listens to and partners with each client to craft and implement legal strategies to obtain the best possible result in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of distraction to her clients' business. Jamila is fluent in Spanish and utilizes her language skills to the benefit of her clients. Jamila is devoted to pro bono service and served as Co-Pro Bono Coordinator for the Houston office of Jackson Walker for several years. Currently, she coordinates the Firm's participation in the Houston Bar Association AIDS Outreach Committee Annual Holiday Adopt-a-Family Program. She is also certified by the State Bar of Texas as a Guardian Ad Litem and volunteers as a pro bono attorney with various organizations including Houston Volunteer Lawyers and the University of Houston Law Center's Juvenile and Children's Advocacy Project. Jamila is committed to upholding the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. She chairs Jackson Walker's Diversity & Inclusion Counseling practice and actively participates in academic, community and law firm efforts to recruit, develop, retain and celebrate a more diverse and inclusive workforce. In support of those efforts, Jamila coordinates Jackson Walker Women (JW2) in the Firm's Houston office. JW2 is a committee dedicated to creating opportunities for women attorneys to develop their professional skills, supporting their efforts to balance work and family, and providing a platform to generate business and pursue leadership positions. She also coordinates the Houston office's participation in the University of Houston Law Center's Pre-Law Pipeline Program, mentoring students, facilitating "Dress for Success" workshops and coordinating internships at the Firm for program participants to gain exposure to law firm practice. Jamila brings a practical perspective to her work. Before going to law school, she was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer and worked in the area of HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, support, and care. While in law school, she interned in the office of Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur, Southern District of Texas, and was a Law Clerk in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas. She was also a Legal Extern in the Office of General Counsel at Baylor College of Medicine, and with BP America, Inc. Jamila was selected as a University of Houston Law Center Health Law Fellow during the 81st Texas Legislature and worked as a Health Policy Analyst for former Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte.
Devon is a Senior Associate for Fannie Mae’s Risk Operations Management Department supporting the COO in First Line Risk Management. He has over 12+ years of experience in the Financial Industry. Devon has served as an Assistant Vice President, Principal Risk Specialist, Compliance Test Developer, and Compliance Associate on behalf of several top fiduciary corporations. He is a subject matter expert in risk assessment & compliance and regulatory monitoring, compliance testing and client relationship management.
Devon utilizes his Sigma Green Belt and experience to leverage industry standards in the Risk and Compliance Management sector which keeps him abreast in an ever-changing environment.
Devon holds a Certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from South Florida University MUMA College of Business which has allowed him to make a greater impact as the Membership
Development & Recruitment Chair at the National Association of Black Compliance and Risk Management Professionals, Inc (NABCRMP). He is also certified in Operational Risk Management by The Risk Management Association and has a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Iman Gibson is a health educator, wellness evangelist and meditation teacher with 10+ years of experience inspiring and enabling people to be mindful, reclaim their minds, bodies, and spirits and to eat what’s right for them. Iman designs immersive experiences, often utilizing art, that engage the senses to promote self and community care. She currently serves as the global Director of Wellbeing for Visa. Refresh, her album of meditations, guided over music, is streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and all major platforms. Her project with yoga teacher Tori Lund, Antiracism Meditation was featured in Mindful Magazine, Yoga Journal, Insight Timer and Well and Good.
As Vice President of Corporate Excellence at Vibrant Emotional Health, Lisa provides cross-functional quality improvement, compliance, equity and inclusion strategy in accordance with best practices and regulatory expectations. In addition to her work at Vibrant, Lisa serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Crisis Organization Directors (NASCOD), and is an advisor to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) through participation in their Standards, Trainings, and Practices Committee. Daughter of Caribbean immigrants and a lifelong Brooklynite, Lisa is a proud Social Work alumna of Howard University Graduate School of Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health/Impacted Communities. Her undergraduate work is from The Pennsylvania State University in Psychology, as well as certification in Non-Profit Executive Leadership from New York University. In addition to her work at Vibrant, Ms. Chandler maintains a private practice in New York City. Lisa’s proudest accomplishment is her daughter with her husband, Karis.
David Daniels, President/CEO of ID2 Solutions, LLC, a safety-focused solutions company specializing in helping organizations plan and execute comprehensive workplace safety strategies to achieve a culture of both psychological and physical health. In 2021 he was appointed to serve as founding chair of NABCRMP’s Safety and Security Workgroup. Daniels holds a master’s degree in human resources management and is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Occupational Health and Safety. His research was focused on the lved experience of black workers epsoaure to psychosocial hazards in the workplace. He is certified as a Safety Director, Violence Prevention Specialist, Emergency Management Specialist, Safety and Health Specialist, and is certified in Mental Health First Aid. Daniels’s passion for workplace safety is birthed from his over a 30-year career in fire rescue service, including serving as a Chief Safety Officer, Emergency Manager, and Fire Chief in jurisdictions in three states. His career focus on safety was a primary reason he was inducted into the National Fire Heritage Center’s Hall of Legacies, Legends, and Leaders Class of 2021, the first living African American to have received this honor.
Mary Ann Baynton is the principal of Mary Ann Baynton & Associates where she consults with all levels of government and a diverse range of organizations that include unions, associations, and institutions across the country.
Her areas of expertise include workplace mental health, psychological safety, resolving conflict, and addressing performance concerns. She strives to help people get unstuck, move beyond problems, restore productivity and improve working lives. Mary Ann is an advisor to both Mindful Employer Canada and My Workplace Health and serves as the Director of Strategy and Collaboration for Workplace Strategies for Mental Health which produces free resources for all Canadians compliments of Canada Life.
She has contributed to many committees including with the Workforce Advisory Committee for the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and was co-chair of the technical committee for the development of the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Mary Ann is the author of several books including: The Evolution of Workplace Mental Health in Canada: Towards a Standard, Building Stronger Teams, Resolving Workplace Issues, Keeping Well at Work, Mindful Manager, and co-author with Dr. Martin Shain of Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An Employer’s Guide to Maintaining a Psychologically Safe Workplace.
CCEP, General Manager, EEO Compliance/ Office of Diversity & Inclusion, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Natalynn Dunson-Harrison joined the Port Authority in January 2017 as a Senior EEO Specialist. In 2018, she assumed her current role as General Manager of EEO Compliance in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, she oversees the agency’s EEO-related trainings, compliance initiatives, investigations, and diversity, equity & inclusion outreach with corporations, colleges and agencies that share our agency’s commitment to providing employment/internships to disabled adults.
Natalynn started her EEO Compliance career in the 1990s at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1997 while still working full-time. In 2000, she opened a private law practice and enjoyed 14 years serving the needs of clients in New Jersey and New York. During her years of private practice, Natalynn was court appointed by New Jersey Superior Court judges in Essex, Passaic, and Union counties for adult guardianship matters. In 2012, she was sworn in as the Deputy Surrogate of Essex County Surrogate’s Court where she served as the secondary judge and court administrator for almost 5 years.
Natalynn is a firm believer in education. She is a former adjunct law professor at William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business. In addition to her law degree from Fordham University School of Law, Natalynn holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, a Batchelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, an Equal Employment Opportunity Professionals Certificate from Cornell University’s ILR School, a Nonprofit Executive/Emerging Leadership Certificate from the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University Business School, and the internationally recognized designation of Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).
Natalynn is also a member of: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Montclair Alumnae Chapter; National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals; Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration MPA Advancement Board.
For 20 years Sophia has been actively serving marginalized communities as an academic advisor to undeserved students and career coach to Black Women. Through her company, A Career Pro., LLC, Sophia also provides career search & advancement services and coaching to Black Women who need relief and resources while navigating hostile work environments.
Over the last 10 plus years, Sophia has also served in key roles, across various industries, as EHS/Safety Coordinator and Manager – advising and training companies toward safe work and regulatory compliance throughout the United States and Canada.
Sophia serves as the Vice President of the Black Graduate Student Association at University of Denver and Safety Manager for a regional transportation company.
Sophia recently completed her Master’s Certificate in Organizational Leadership & Development from University of Denver and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Communications and Sociology from Metropolitan State University. She holds several EHS certificates.
Mr. Britt has over twenty years of IT, cybersecurity, and project management experience across government, academia, and nonprofit organizations. Charles is a longtime advocate and leader in STEM education outreach and workforce development specifically focused on increasing access and opportunities for underrepresented populations.
Currently, Charles is a Cybersecurity Compliance Officer with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Prior to rejoining federal civil service in 2018, Charles worked for Northern Virginia Community College as a STEM Outreach Program Manager as part of a new industry-driven initiative to create a pipeline of tech workers in Northern Virginia. He began his professional career in 2001 with the Central Intelligence Agency supporting several high-profile projects as an information security engineer and project manager.
He is also the founder of CyberJedi, LLC, a minority-owned company offering career development and consulting services focused on increasing access to and diversity within the IT and cybersecurity workforce.
Charles is a dedicated volunteer and advisor to both local and national organizations through his role as Partnerships Manager for the Out in Tech U Program, member of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Coordinating Council, and member of the Diversity Pipeline Committee with NABCRMP.
Mr. Britt earned a B.S. in Information Technology from Capitol Technology University and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation from (ISC)2.
Melvin Thomas is a dedicated federal HR & diversity professional, who enjoys collaborating to develop custom solutions to recruit and develop the next generation of public servants. He has twelve years of federal workforce and consulting experience, with concentrations in workforce planning, DEI program management, talent acquisition, federal staffing, and policy. He has had the opportunity to work on great teams at Homeland Security, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and most recently at the Peace Corps. At the Peace Corps, he led a team of 14 recruiters and trainers to plan, build and implement the agency’s talent acquisition and pipeline development strategies to ultimately create more inclusive future volunteer corps. Melvin is a proud first-generation immigrant from South Indian. With the support of his family, he is alumni of the University of Florida and the Catholic University of America. In his spare time, Melvin volunteers with the HOBY (a youth development program) serving as a Vice Chair for their global leadership seminar. He also enjoys running, biking, home improvement and learning about the lived experiences of others. He currently serves at the Strategic Engagement Officer in the Office of Minority and Women’s Inclusion for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this role he partners with internal and external groups to build bridges for underrepresented communities to better access the SEC.
Helena is a Senior Director in the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office of UnitedHealth Group. She leads DEI Business Practice and Innovation for the world’s largest diversified health care company.
Helena’s journey is similar to thousands of Americans—non-traditional. Early in her career, Helena managed business operations in financial, transit, and housing industries. Her foundation of analysis, policy management, program development and corporate relations grounds her expertise in service to diverse and underserved communities.
Customers and stakeholders value Helena’s broad industry expertise gained in key roles such as Statistician at Standard & Poors Compustat Services, Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for U.S. Bank, Directors of Supplier Diversity and Corporate Diversity at Xcel Energy, and Executive Director at the Denver Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center (apart of the U.S. Department of Commerce).
Today, Helena has developed a specialty in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Corporate Social Responsibility. She believes economic inclusion is the next frontier to create equity and urges companies to rise to the expectations of a global society. Earlier this year, Ms. Haynes-Carter was appointed to the national INROADS Board. Helena’s mantra of real work with real results extends to 35 years of community and board service across six industries, to advance national, regional and neighborhood objectives. She also served as a gubernatorial appointee for the State of Colorado Minority Business Advisory Council. Helena is a recognized speaker and facilitator with numerous awards.
Ms. Haynes-Carter earned an MBA from Hamline University in St. Paul Minnesota and a Marketing Management Bachelor of Science degree from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder.
In her free time, Helena loves spending time in the beauty of the Minnesota outdoors, exploring new art exhibits and the theatre, completing jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her two adult children: Jordan and N’dea Carter. Helena considers her children to be her life’s greatest accomplishment.
Kristi D. A. Matthews, Esq. is Senior Director and Senior Managing Counsel for Employment, Inclusion & Diversity, and Social Impact with Visa, Inc. located in Foster City, CA, where she provides employment advice and counsel for the company’s Finance & Corporate division, Talent function, Inclusion & Diversity and Social Impact operations and LAC, CEMEA and Europe regions. Matthews is responsible for the management of employment legal matters, including compensation, wage and hour, non-compete agreements, investigations, and other labor and employment advice and litigation management. Ms. Matthews is a former counsel for previous global corporations and has tried several cases in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, receiving unanimous defense verdicts and has appeared in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, successfully defending her client in a case involving employee use of social media and the First Amendment.
Ms. Matthews is a 2006 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. She earned her BA in Political Science and Theatre from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA in 2001. She was a recipient of the 2002-2003 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellowship. As a Rotary Fellow, Ms. Matthews studied at the University of Leeds in Leeds, England where she received her MA in International Politics in 2003.
Ms. Matthews is an international speaker, having extensively traveled throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe and African continent. Matthews places great value and emphasizes her commitment to community service through mentoring youth and motivational speaking. Matthews’ message is one of personal triumph despite adversity. Matthews motivates audiences to triumph over obstacles and make life-enhancing decisions, like she did, to reach extraordinary goals that may initially seem unattainable. Matthews currently serves on various nonprofit boards for social justice and volunteers her time to assist women and children.
Cynthia is an accomplished public relations and brand communications executive with more than 12 years of experience across a multifarious of industries from film, TV, entertainment, consumer goods, health, philanthropy, events and hospitality. Cynthia has led various PR strategies and campaigns in the fashion, health, TV/Film, philanthropic, and hospitality industry including celebrity hat and accessories designer Eric Javits, OWN TV, VIACOM (Centric TV) and more. She is highly skilled in driving company growth through the creative and innovative strategic marketing & communication campaigns. With her robust experience acquired over the years in delivering optimal results & business value in high-growth environments and establishing key relationships with business segments globally, Cynthia has effectively generated numerous top-tier press while gaining favorable media attention for clients.
Cynthia is continually on a mission to be a catalyst for change in communications, branding and public relations and is passionate about improving on inclusion, equity and creating a seat at the table for diverse professionals and ideologies.
Obiamaka P. Madubuko is a Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Visa. She leads Visa’s global ethics and compliance program, driving regulatory compliance and supporting the strong ethical culture at the company. Obi is an experienced trial lawyer with decades of litigation, investigations and compliance experience at major law firms, where she advised clients in a range of industries and disciplines including cybersecurity, data privacy law compliance, anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions, and anti-bribery.
Prior to joining Visa, Obiamaka was a litigation partner at two international law firms, Greenberg Traurig LLP (2015-2020) and McDermott Will & Emery (2008-2015) where she represented corporate clients doing business in international markets. Obiamaka has represented clients in federal jury trials, advised multi-national corporations on a host of compliance related matters, and has led teams conducting risk assessments, internal investigations and independent audits. Obiamaka has represented clients in investigations by federal and state agencies and bodies including the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Obiamaka co-founded and led the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Group at McDermott Will & Emery and was a member of the Financial Regulatory & Compliance practice at Greenberg Traurig. Obiamaka has been honored as a Regulatory and Compliance Trailblazer by the National Law Journal (2015). A Harvard Law School graduate, Obiamaka also served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Constance Baker Motley of the Southern District of New York.
In addition, Obiamaka enjoys mentoring law students, lawyers and compliance professionals and devotes her time to support initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion within the legal and compliance profession.
Dr. Erica Alexander, OTD/L, CHPC, CFE, CPHQ currently serves as Howard University’s Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer of the Health Sciences division. She primarily leads compliance oversight for all Health Sciences functions which includes the University’s outpatient practices, Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing & Allied Health, as well as Howard University Hospital. Erica is a certified fraud examiner and earned the nationally recognized certification in healthcare privacy compliance. In 2018, she was a selected applicant and completed the Department of Justice’s FBI Compliance Academy.
Previously, Erica served as administrative Chief of Staff for Inova Health System’s Clinical Enterprise in Northern Virginia. There she led acquisitions and joint venture efforts in addition to guiding complex initiatives for the offices of the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Nurse Executive. Prior to that, she held executive leadership compliance roles spanning the past 15 years, including serving as the Chief Compliance Officer of United Medical Center in Southeast Washington, DC and VP of Corporate Compliance and Quality Assurance for a Mid-Atlantic Post-Acute Care Organization. Erica holds an array of versatility in senior leadership perspectives by serving previously in interim senior roles for Risk Management, Human Resources, and Contracts/Procurement.
Erica’s healthcare foundations are rooted in a clinical background as an occupational therapist. She enjoys treating neuro specialties from birth through geriatrics and still takes clients on a pro bono basis. Erica has lectured across the country on topics related to compliance, occupational therapy, and healthcare quality best practices. She is currently one of nine certified instructors nationally for the National Association of Healthcare Quality’s (NAHQ) certification prep course. She previously served on the Board for Northern Virginia Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Currently, she spends her spare time volunteering for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Scholarship Committee, Volunteers of America (VOA) Health Services Board Committee and the Board of Bite Me Cancer Foundation.
Erica received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science from Western Michigan University; she also earned a post-professional clinical doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, two daughters, six chickens and dog.
Hope Brown serves as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Calvert Research and Management. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s compliance program including the development and administration of the policies and procedures and the oversight of the primary service providers. She has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years, and has experience in corporate governance, fund and adviser compliance, risk management and vendor management/oversight.
Prior to joining Calvert, Hope was associated with Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Inc. where she served as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer for the Wilmington Funds. Prior to that, she spent five years as an Assistant Vice President, Risk Management and Compliance, at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. She is also a certified securities compliance professional.
In addition to her compliance responsibilities at Calvert, Hope is actively involved and passionate about advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the financial services industry. Hope serves on the board of the National Society of Compliance Professionals, where she is the chair of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and a member of the nominating and strategic planning committees. She is also a founding member of a resource group for African-American legal, compliance and risk management professionals in asset management. In addition, Hope is actively involved in her firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council and the co-lead of her firm’s multicultural employee resource group. Hope currently serves on the board of the USM Foundation, where she is a member of the Governance Committee. She is also a member of the Investment Company Institute.
Blessed Dele-Michael is Head of Compliance at global media/entertainment company Discovery, Inc. (home to the brands: HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network).
She has practiced as an Attorney in New York City with medium sized firms in the areas of real estate & insurance defense and AM Law 100 firms at WilmerHale and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP handling matters in securities litigation, internal investigation and regulatory enforcement matters.
After leaving law firm practice, Blessed made the successful career pivot into regulatory compliance and held roles as Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance Officer at UBS and Compliance TestIng Officer at Goldman Sachs. She is a graduate of New York University and Rutgers University School of Law-Newark.
Debra Sabatini Hennelly helps executives and boards create cultures of integrity and inclusion, which are essential to organizational resilience and the resilience of their people. She uses stakeholder-focused frameworks for managing compliance, ethical and ESG risks and opportunities and helps integrate them into operations and culture. She also coaches ethics and compliance professionals, helping them lead effectively and develop strategies for personal resilience.
For more than 25 years, Debbie has been creating innovative approaches to managing compliance and fostering ethical leadership—from boardrooms to break rooms—with organizations ranging from small entities to some of the largest multinationals. Her expertise is rooted in her multi-disciplinary training, cultivated through the insights and lessons learned from her decades of in-house leadership and consulting roles. Her passions for learning, teaching and "connecting the dots” fuel her ability to inspire authenticity, engagement and accountability.
Debbie founded Resiliti in 2004 (originally, as Compliance & Ethics Solutions), to provide consulting services and experiential learning, with a focus on values-based codes of conduct and holistic risk management. With her talented colleagues and comprehensive suite of services, they help bring to life organizational values and a culture that supports the ideas, perspectives, courage and dignity of each individual in a team and across an organization.
Debbie has served as adjunct faculty for BP, facilitating small-group workshops in ethical leadership, as well as leading interactive learning for other organizations with their employees, managers, senior executives and board directors.
Debbie has also served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for two chemical companies, Sonneborn and PeroxyChem, reporting to their CEOs and meeting quarterly with their Boards of Directors. Earlier in her career, Debbie spent more than ten years in legal and compliance leadership roles in AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Avaya, BP and Avon Products. Her experience holding senior in-house roles in public and private companies, as well as working in two ethics and compliance service providers, has enabled her to acquire an uncommon perspective from both sides of the client/vendor relationship.
Prior to her corporate experience, Debbie practiced law with two major law firms in Washington, DC, and New Jersey. Before practicing law, Debbie was a civil and environmental engineer, supervising construction for Exxon.
Debbie is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. Debbie frequently speaks at conferences (SCCE, ECI, NSCP, PLI, NACD, others) and writes on several platforms.
Debbie earned her B.S.E. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Jamal Theodore is a highly experienced information security practitioner with nearly a decade of hands-on risk assessment experience across several industries including financial services, federal government, education, and industrial manufacturing. He currently heads an operational assurance program at Morgan Stanley. He holds several top technology certifications including CISSP, OSCP, and ITIL.
Jamal is passionate about giving back and mentoring on career and technology skills. He serves as the Vice Chair for his organization’s Baltimore chapter of the Black employees network group. He teaches Computer Science courses at his alma mater Morgan State University. Jamal also holds a graduate degree in Genomics and Bioinformatics.
Monica Reagor is a certified Governance Risk Compliance Professional (GRCP) with an extensive background in Information Technology. Her professional experience stretch across various industries such as banking services, electronic manufacturing, state, and federal governments. She serves on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and various workgroups for ioXt Alliance Group. Monica is delighted she is able to marry her love for IT and her passion for compliance in her current role as Government Compliance & Product Security Program Manager at Crestron Electronics Inc. She is currently pursuing her degree in Law & Policy at Liberty University. She continues to advocate for more women representation in cybersecurity as well as advocate for more diversity, equity, and inclusion in the risk and compliance profession. When Monica is not serving the risk and compliance community, she is the Co-founder of PCOS Awareness Association and the Executive Director of the National Liturgical Dance Network.
Chris Stevens has spent over thirty-five years working in the private-sector and the public sector as a counterterrorism professional, a data protection professional, a homeland security intelligence professional, an information privacy professional, a strategic intelligence manager, and as a Senior National Intelligence Service Senior Executive.
Chris possesses all seven of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) certifications. He is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy. Chris is a member of the IAPP Privacy Faculty, and he served for two years as an IAPP Baltimore, MD Knowledge Net Chapter Co-Chairperson working with local area businesses and organizations. He is an American Health Information Management Association “Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security” professional. He is a Healthcare Compliance Association “Certified Healthcare Privacy Compliance” professional. He is an ISACA “Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls” professional. He is an ISACA “Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer.” Chris has completed the Loyola University-Chicago School of Law’s “Graduate Certificate in Privacy Law.” He has assisted several private sector and public sector organizations in developing and maturing their privacy and risk management programs for several years.
He currently teaches privacy certification examination courses for IAPP and its official training partners. He also teaches for Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics as a part-time adjunct professor. He lives in Laurel, MD with his fiancé, her 10-year-old son, and his two rambunctious Scottish terriers, Thor and Maggie.
Addie Adeniji serves as the Director of Information Assurance within the Office of Cybersecurity. In this role, Addie oversees the development of cybersecurity technical standards, security compliance efforts and the execution of risk management processes to assist House staff identify, evaluate and mitigate security risks.
During her tenure, Addie established the U.S. House of Representatives first security risk management program effectively eliminating a long-standing financial statement significant deficiency. Additionally, Addie actively supports cloud security initiatives, to include the House’s first cloud FedRAMP authorization.
Prior to joining the CAO, Addie served as a consultant for both large and boutique consulting companies. She supported federal government clients with system assessment and authorization efforts, IT security policy development, and program/project management activities in response to Federal security laws and requirements.
Addie possesses a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and holds several industry cybersecurity certifications, to include the CRISC, CISSP and CISA certifications. She is a recognized contributor to NIST SP 800-100, Information Security Handbook: A Guide for Managers and has served on panels advocating for women in cybersecurity.
Jessica Holmes is a senior level risk management professional with over 20-years of experience in the financial services industry. Jessica joined Citigroup in 2004 and is a Senior Vice-President in Operational Risk Management. Jessica has 2nd Line of Defense oversight for multiple businesses within Shared Services. Oversight of these businesses include ensuring they operate within risk appetite while accomplishing objectives and goals. This includes monitoring the businesses supported for adherence to policies, standards, regulations, etc. through performance of independent challenges and risk reviews. Jessica is also a member of Citi’s Privacy Advisory Council where global implementations are reported and tracked for adherence to privacy regulations. Prior to joining Operational Risk Management, Jessica’s Citi experience included supporting legal entity risk management, Internal Audit, risk officer supporting general ledgers, and a system implementation.
Jessica’s civic involvement includes:
Jessica is a graduate of Drake University where she received her B.S and MBA. She enjoys spending time with her family including her spouse, children, and grandson. She also loves football and as a native Chicagoan – Go Bears!
Antonio Reynolds is a partner at Wiley Law, where he counsels clients on the critical legal, regulatory, and policy issues associated with new financial technologies, including online lending, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cryptocurrencies, payments technologies, and financial account aggregators.
Erica is a 14 year veteran in the banking and financial services industries with Fortune 50 companies where she mitigate operational risk for complex financial solutions and technology for financial service companies so that they can serve their customers, execute their strategic vision, and boost operational efficiency. Erica is an advisor of the American Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference Advisory Board which is responsible for designing the Regulatory Compliance Conference program. As well as member of a number of American Bankers Association Working Groups: States Issues, Fair Lending, CFPB Consumer Response, and Key Risk Indicators.
Ketra is a regulatory, compliance, and risk management professional with over twenty years of experience in bank operations, compliance, and auditing. Ketra has a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance from Wayne State University and MBA from University of Phoenix. Ketra is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager from the American Bankers Association. Currently, she works as a Risk Principal with Discover Financial. Ketra is the Co-Chairman for Target 3 Building Your Economic Legacy and Financial Secretary for the Omega Epsilon Omega of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Also, Ketra is a Trustee, and on the finance committee at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, MI. Recently, she was appointed to the Wayne Count Ethics Board of Michigan with her term expiring in 2024. Ketra enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and teaching varies topics on financial literacy.
Joanne Wallington is an attorney and compliance executive. Joanne began working in FinTech in 2021 and recently joined Stripe as Product Counsel. Prior to entering this space she spent 10 years holding various Compliance and Legal leadership positions in affordable housing. Joanne spent her first six years of practice at Cleary Gottlieb focusing on antitrust and securities enforcement.
Trissi Gray serves as the Senior Director of Healthcare Compliance Operations for GI Alliance. GI Alliance is a physician-led network that provides gastrointestinal care. Prior to joining GI Alliance, she served as the Director of Corporate Compliance and Privacy for Southwestern Health Resources. Trissi is experienced in navigating complex healthcare regulatory and compliance issues inclusive of hospital operations, revenue cycle, and managed care programs. Before leading compliance efforts for SWHR, she served as the Health System Compliance Director and the Manager for Institutional Compliance at UT Southwestern Medical Center for 10 years. In this role, she implemented risk-based monitoring platforms, operational compliance metrics, and enterprise risk management strategies for the health system. Additionally, Trissi is actively pursing a doctoral degree from the University of Southern California that focuses on limited access to specialty care within the health care system for black, indigenous, people of color.
Lisa Beth Lentini Walker is the CEO of Lumen Worldwide Endeavors, a firm specializing in compliance, governance and ethics consulting as well as executive coaching to improve performance and well-being. She is an adjunct professor of law in the US and Europe.She has held corporate secretarial, legal, compliance, ethics, governance and risk positions as an attorney at a Fortune 50 corporation, as the compliance leader of a global travel company operating in 150 countries and as the corporate secretary, chief compliance officer and co-chair of the risk council at a NYSE-listed corporation. Lisa Beth also served with US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, in the Divisions of Corporation Finance and Enforcement.
Lisa Beth is a member of the Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and District of Columbia bars. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Corporate Governance Professional (CCGP) and holds a Certification in Diversity Equity and Inclusion from the University of South Florida.
Angela Crawford is a Partner and Co-Founder of Crawford & Acharya pllc, a corporate compliance and investigations boutique law firm offering a client-centric, collaborative, and forward-thinking approach to legal services. She has extensive experience representing global clients in a variety of industries, including life sciences, manufacturing, retail, food and beverage, and technology. Angela regularly conducts investigations for public and private companies and advises global corporate clients on the development, implementation, and enhancement of all aspects of ethics and compliance programs, including policies and procedures, training, and third-party and M&A due diligence. Angela has led over 100 investigations, compliance reviews, risk assessments, and trainings in over 20 countries around the world.
Prior to starting her own law firm, Angela was a partner at two global law firms, a federal prosecutor, and a federal appellate court law clerk. She is a graduate of Northwestern University Law School and Indiana University. She is committed to community service and is a member of the ABA, the NABCRMP, Northwestern University's Law School Fund Board and Dean's Circle, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and First United Methodist Church of Miami's Church Council and Finance Committee.
Hope Newsome focuses her practice on venture and private financings, funds, and investment management. Over the last fifteen years, Hope has served as counsel to investment managers, funds, broker-dealers and entrepreneurs seeking capital. Prior to co-founding Virtus LLP, this included serving as general counsel and chief compliance officer of registered investment advisers, broker-dealers and registered and private funds. She serves on the boards of the Heart of Florida United Way and the Black Chamber of Commerce Central Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar, serving on the Professional Ethics Committee, and the National Society of Compliance Professionals. She has been recognized by the Orlando Business Journal, 40 under 40 and Top Compliance Counsel, First Chair Awards. Hope earned her law degree from the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University and received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College.
Gloria Boyd is a highly accomplished, success-driven Senior Executive with 25 years of success in human resources. Leveraging extensive experience in human resources with management, she is a multi-talented divergent thinker who is highly effective in team building, conflict resolution, and leadership coaching. She has broad areas of expertise in human resources, diversity and inclusion, risk management, and performance management. Gloria loves challenges that require applying her knowledge and analytical problem-solving abilities.
Employed at Mississippi County Arkansas EOC as Director of Human Resources, Gloria leads the company in compliance with employment laws and policies, recruitment and retention, investigative procedures, and employee relations. As a part-time instructor, Gloria designs and delivers instructor-led cultural competence classes for the Workforce Orientation & Retraining Keys Program, successfully addressing the needs of the underemployed and unemployed.
Dr. Boyd has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and a doctorate in Heritage Studies with an emphasis on African American history. In her free time, she attends online classes, enjoys outdoor activities, and practices improving her positive thinking skills.
Memberships include the Association for Workplace Investigators, Society for Human Resource Management, Northeastern Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, National Association of Black Compliance and Risk Management Professionals, National Council of Negro Women, International Association of Women, and New St. Paul Church.
Her passion for helping others succeed places her on a continuous course of increasing her knowledge and skills. Gloria believes true success comes from helping others (Aristotle).
Paula Robinson is the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – North America for Rabobank, a financial institution focused on the food and agriculture industry based in the Netherlands. Ms. Robinson leads the organization’s diversity continuum, servicing over 1,500 employees on maximizing the fullest potential of an inclusive workplace, serving as a thought partner to embed diversity, equity and inclusion into the business infrastructure, the core of organizational culture, and the impact on the clients and communities in which Rabobank serves.
Through her bachelor of science in business administration studies at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri, and at University of Missouri – St. Louis, Ms. Robinson has shaped the foundation of those teachings into a career beginning as a corporate paralegal at multiple global law firms and public companies. Ms. Robinson’s strong drive and leadership skills built her prowess in corporate governance and fiduciary duties among corporate board members, culminating into over 25 years of experience in advising executive teams and corporate boards on the practices of sound corporate governance. In a dual capacity, Ms. Robinson effectively supported strategic planning of diversity and inclusion efforts, leading to her current role.
A life-long learner and dedicated to continuous self-awareness in her inclusive continuum, Ms. Robinson is completing her certification of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace through the University of South Florida, Muma School of Business. Ms. Robinson is also a certified facilitator of The Winters Group Bold and Inclusive Conversations ®, an upskilling tool designed to engage in bold and historically polarizing topics for increased effectiveness in dialogue and engagement. Ms. Robinson advocates for education equality beginning in early childhood development, as well as helping children learn how to reshape worldview through an inclusive lens when entering middle age growth and development. Giving back to the community, Ms. Robinson volunteers regularly with Ready Readers, a pre-school development nonprofit organization. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Imago Dei Leadership Forum.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Ms. Robinson resides in her hometown with her husband and three teenagers.
Adrian Russell currently serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion / Procurement at Shiel Sexton Company, Inc. He is an inspirational speaker, mentor, musician, and visionary. A product of Indianapolis Public Schools, Adrian attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, earning a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree.
At Shiel Sexton, one of the leading construction firms in the Indiana market, Adrian spearheads the mission in taking a leading role in the local industry by way of championing real, meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion both internally and within the greater community.
Adrian has successfully led construction projects in 13 states and has truly experienced great success during his 10 years in the construction industry. Among his most notable achievements are being named to the distinguished Indianapolis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 as well as Graduate of the Last Decade 2021 by the esteemed Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning. Lastly, he is the visionary and founder of Russell’s Building Camp which introduces children of all ages to the world of building and inspiring them to use their hands and minds to create a better future.
Adrian puts great effort in sowing into the lives of young people nationwide through his keynote speaking and careful mentoring. He is heavily involved in the ACE Mentor Program of America – a national mentoring program with a focus on compelling high school students to pursue careers within architecture, construction, and engineering. Adrian began in ACE as a high school student and now serves as an executive board member for the Indiana chapter as well as ambassador and spokesperson on the local and national level.
Just as his own mentors have for him, Adrian is driven to inspire, motivate, and leave a lasting legacy on the lives of those who most need it. He is also a dad to his beautiful nine-year-old daughter, Ava, and a minister, having served the community through his local church for many years. In his spare time, Adrian most enjoys reading, writing, vision planning, fitness, home renovation projects, and above all things – his amazing family.
“It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.”
Lorraine is the President of LDA Compliance Consulting Inc. which promotes principled con-tracting in the construction industry. LDACC provides consulting services focused on all aspects of contractor compliance, monitoring and reporting. LDACC specializes in policy and program assessment and development, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE, SDVOB and similar type programs, prevail-ing wage, Davis-Bacon, Buy America, EEO/AA, wage and hour compliance, ethics and compli-ance programs, codes of conduct, integrity monitoring and anti-corruption, training and edu-cation and investigations. She is a leading expert on small, women-owned, minority and DBE matters, programs and policy implementation and frequently lectures and conducts training on implementation of “best practices” for complying with those regulations.
Lorraine was formerly the Senior Vice President, Ethics & Compliance for Dragados USA, Inc., and the Ethics and Corporate Compliance Officer/Counsel for Schiavone Construction Co. LLC, John P. Picone Incorporated and Pulice Construction; all subsidiaries of Madrid based Grupo ACS, an international construction contractor. She is an accredited ethics and compliance pro-fessional. Her 21 years as a commercial and construction law litigator left her uniquely posi-tioned to make her companies’ leaders in the industry in establishing effective, comprehensive ethics and compliance programs. She was responsible for creating, designing, implementing and overseeing those “best practices” programs at her companies.
She has been recognized as a dynamic, forward-looking executive and thought leader in ethics and compliance issues facing the construction industry, particularly with respect to small, mi-nority, women-owned and disadvantaged business participation on government funded pro-jects. Lorraine was or is active with leading industry organizations: the Construction Industry Ethics Compliance Initiative (former company representative to the organization), the Women Builders Council (member of the Board of Directors, a local NY based organization), the Women Construction Owners and Executives (member of the Board of Directors, a national or-ganization), the American Road and Transportation Association, the General Contractors Asso-ciation of New York, the Associated General Contractors, The Building Trades and Employers Association. She is a frequent lecturer on ethics and compliance issues which are particularly relevant to the construction industry.
New York Office, Assistant Chief of the Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division. Office
Eyitayo “Tee” St. Matthew-Daniel currently serves as the Assistant Chief in the New York Office. She previously served as Acting Director of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force from March 2020 to November 2020, and as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General from March 2019 until April 2020, where her work focused on criminal antitrust matters including compliance and international cartel enforcement. From June 2015 to March 2019, Tee served as a trial attorney in the Division’s Washington Criminal II Section. She joined the Division in June 2015 from private practice in the Brussels, New York, and Washington, D.C. offices of international law firms, where she counseled clients on a range of civil and criminal antitrust issues. Tee is dual-qualified in New York and England and Wales (non-practicing solicitor). She earned her LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2005 and her B.A., with first class honors, in law from Girton College, University of Cambridge in 2004.
Rosemarie Wildman was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica. Ms. Wildman attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University on a full paid scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Public Administration. Ms. Wildman continued her education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law on her second full paid scholarship. Upon passing the bar, Ms. Wildman began her career at a small personal injury law firm. After just five years, Ms. Wildman opened her own practice, shortly thereafter partnering with two attorneys to form Berry Clark and Wildman. Ms. Wildman continued in her own practice before changing her area of practice.
During this time Ms. Wildman attained the position of Managing Attorney at Choice Legal Group and was instrumental in ensuring that the firm’s compliance with state and federal regulations, including the FDCPA and CFPB. Ms. Wildman correspondingly attained the position of adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University teaching Business Law, where she honed her teaching skills, and taught for five years. During this time Ms. Wildman was able to mentor countless students in their career path, over and beyond her title as professor.
Ms. Wildman has been featured as a speaker for the Omicorn Phi Chi Sorority Collegiate Recruiting Event, advising young women on resume building, interview skills, and networking skills. Ms. Wildman is one the founding members of the Advocates of Justice - an organization devoted to advocating for change by addressing pressing societal issues involving the legal community. Ms. Wildman continues to practice and involve herself with various community groups, lending her knowledge and expertise in legal, compliance, and human resources.
Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Regional Office
Richard R. Best was named Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New York Regional Office in September 2020. He was previously the Regional Director of the Salt Lake Regional Office, serving from July 2015 to February 2018, and Regional Director of the Atlanta Regional Office, serving from February 2018 to September 2020. Before coming to the Commission, Mr. Best was a Chief Counsel in the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Best was also a Director, Senior Trial Attorney and Trial Attorney at FINRA. Mr. Best previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Bronx County District Attorney. He was a supervisor in the Office’s Rackets Bureau where he managed high-profile public integrity and organized crime prosecutions, among other matters. Mr. Best received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, and a law degree from the Howard University School of Law.
Jackie Reynolds is a compliance professional who has been in the financial industry for over 15 years. She has worked in a wide variety of financial companies from Series A startup to a "to big to fail" global bank and everything in between. She has had experience with both building and overhauling compliance programs big and small. Jackie gravitates to the mantra that there is always a better way. In business, to be successful you need to evolve and grow, and this principled risk growth mindset should also be applied to Compliance. Jackie is a wife, mother of two girls (one on the autism spectrum) and a pretty good baker of banana bread.
Kia Richards is a Product Compliance Manager at Square. In her role, she is responsible for the growth of Square products globally by finding creative solutions to challenging problems small businesses face and making banking services available to everyone. She advises cross-functional teams by designing go-to-market strategies, built tactical road maps, supported the growth of Square’s business across all product lines, and identified opportunities for international markets.Kia is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science. Following graduation from USC, Kia moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked at Interpeace, formally known as War-Torn Societies, which developed economic program initiatives specifically designed to support countries impacted by armed conflict. The project was a joint activity of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies (PSIS)Upon returning to the U.S., Kia started her professional career in the finance industry, including roles at JPMorgan and Credit Suisse. She has partnered with cross-functional teams such as sales, marketing, research, product, and engineering, assessing the effectiveness of business development processes, improving risk monitoring tools to ensure data synchronization across different business lines, and providing strategic, operational improvement recommendations.
Charlie George is the Global Leader of Financial Crimes for Cash App at Square, where he is responsible for the implementation and execution of a robust, defensible and scalable anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance program. He has over 20 years of regulatory risk management and compliance experience in the financial services industry, having built and led large financial crimes compliance programs at Raymond James Financial, Capital One, and Wells Fargo over his career. Charlie also has Big 4 consulting and federal bank examiner experience given his previous tenures at Deloitte and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), respectively. Charlie attained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance from the University of South Florida, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). Charlie is a passionate, servant people leader and problem solver who believes that the only way to achieve success is by helping others achieve success.
Darnella Banks is the global lead of Cash App product compliance management at Square. She is ACAM certified and a licensed attorney with over 15 years experience in AML, ABC and Sanctions compliance across the wealth management, banking, payments and insurance industries. Darnella has built and managed various compliance programs in these industries from a traditional and fintech institution perspective. Aside from aligning with Square's mission of economic empowerment, Darnella also strives to expand diversity and inclusion in the legal field by partnering with organizations such as Pipeline 2 Practice.
Courtney DuBois is the Lead Recruiter for the Seller Compliance Team at Square. She has had two careers, starting out in film and television production, and ending in recruiting, a great example of the nonlinear approach to career evolution. Courtney currently lives in the bay area with her husband and two children.
Liz has 20 years of technical and business recruiting experience and has worked for companies such as Microsoft, LinkedIn and now Square. In her current role as Head of Foundational Recruiting, Liz leads an organization that focuses on domestic and international recruiting for legal, finance, people and engineering positions. In addition to her recruiting expertise, Liz has experience in driving diversity recruiting initiatives to help companies advocate, hire and nurture diverse talent.
Andrea Rice began her career in agency staffing, where she built the recruiting foundation that would ultimately fuel her career. After three years, she took the ultimate leap of faith and bought a one way ticket to Sri Lanka to embark on a four month solo backpacking trip through Asia and Russia. Upon returning to the states, Andrea joined WeWork's Global Talent Acquisition team as one of the early employees, and over time grew to lead recruiting for the marketing organization. She also had the opportunity to pursue an international assignment in Bangalore, India, where she built out the Design recruitment function. From there Andrea moved to TikTok, where she collaborated closely with hiring managers and business partners across the globe to build and execute scalable hiring processes for the Product team, always with diversity & inclusion in mind. Andrea joined Square five months ago and hires for Cash App's Compliance team.
Louis C. Senat is a Haitian-American attorney admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the Southern and Middle District Bankruptcy Courts of Florida. He received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 2008, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2009. Prior to attending law school, he received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.
While attending law school, Louis worked at the prestigious intellectual property law firm, Gold & Rizvi, P.A., where he obtained vast experience in all aspects of intellectual property law. Louis served as the Vice-President and as President of the Caribbean Law Student Association. He also participated in the American-Caribbean Law Initiative, where he argued cases before the Crown Counsel of the Cayman Islands.
Louis practices in the areas of Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Defense, Landlord/Tenant Law, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Intellectual Property Law. He has held many leadership positions such as Lead Eviction and Monitor Attorney, and Litigation Attorney in several law firms. He served as Secretary of the Haitian Lawyers Association from 2013 to 2016, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Broward College in the school's Paralegal Studies Program.
JoQuese Satterwhite, MBA, DHA
JoQuese has been with Medtronic for over 13 years and is currently the Sr. Director of Global Compliance Programs and Governance and the Compliance Officer for the Pelvic Health Operating Unit.
In these roles she is responsible for the overall global programming and governance aspects for the Office of Ethics & Compliance and is responsible for ensuring a seven elements compliance program for the Pelvic Health Operating Unit. JoQuese has her BS in Biomedical Science from Auburn University, completed her MBA focused in Health Care Management, and completed her Doctor of Health Administration degree from Capella University in 2019.
JoQuese started her career in the inside sales group of the Diabetes business, moved into leadership roles for the insides sales group and the Customer Service Quality Organization in Diabetes and came to the compliance organization in 2016.
In her personal life, JoQuese serves on the San Antonio Boys & Girls Club and San Antonio Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Board of Directors where she is the chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committees for both boards. She is addicted to Orangetheory and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She lives in San Antonio with her husband, Quentin, and Daughter Moriah.