Announcing the 2019 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

Executives Leading the Way to Excellence in the Workplace, Marketplace and the World
CLEVELAND, OH June 19, 2019

Profiles in Diversity Journal today proudly announces 166 winners of the 18th Annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. These leaders join more than 2,000 past Award recipients, (see Some past winners have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, including Mary Barra, currently CEO of General Motors; Lynne Doughtie, CEO of KPMG; Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin; Michele Buck, CEO of Hershey’s; and Beth Mooney CEO of Key Bank. Countless others have moved forward to lead new business units, drive new markets, launch new ventures, and help develop the next generation of women leaders.

According to James Rector, Profiles in Diversity Journal publisher, “The collaboration between organizations and the magazine over the past 18 years in identifying and selecting deserving candidates for the annual Women Worth Watching Award is a testament to a collaborative and very productive relationship that energizes, inspires, and recognizes women who have demonstrated high levels of leadership.”

Each Women Worth Watching Award recipient, whose commitment and achievements will be recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s summer edition, will share words of wisdom with women in the pipeline. The nomination of candidates for this award demonstrates C-suite support of women in leadership, and the inclusion of the Award winners in the magazine publically enhances the visibility and reputations of the companies and organizations that employ, support, and empower these outstanding women. The 2019 Women Worth Watching edition will be available to the public in August.

2019 Women Worth Watching Leadership Award Winners

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The 2019 Women Worth Watching Award® recipients are:

Company / Organization Award Recipient Title
Aflac Jamie Lee US Senior Vice President and Chief Service Officer
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Natasha Kohne Partner
AMD Susan Moore Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs & Corporate Responsibility & President of AMD Foundation
AMD Poh Cheng Chew Finance Director & AMD Penang Site Lead
AMD Mydung Pham Corporate Vice President, Verification & CAD Design Methodology and Engineering Operations
American Airlines Neisha Strambler-Butler Vice President, Compensation and Benefits
Anderson & Kreiger LLP Carmen M Ortiz Counsel
AppNexus, a Xandr Company Antoinette Hamilton Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Experience at Xandr
Archer Daniels Midland Company Manda Tweten VP Customer Value Creation
Archer Daniels Midland Company Fabiana Bianchi VP Marketing & Global Growth
Arrow Electronics Dana Zaba Director, Data Intelligence, North America
Arrow Electronics Dana Shinaberry Director, Global Supplier Management
Arrow Electronics Lisiane Droal Vice President, Human Resources, EMEA
Association of Black Women Attorneys Tanya N. Blocker President
ATHENA International Andrea Conner President
Axinn Tiffany Rider Partner
Barilla America, NY Inc. Kimberly Braithwaite Senior Human Resource Manager, Americas
Burns & Levinson LLP Ellen J. Zucker Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP Deborah J. Peckham Partner and Co-Chair, Intellectual Property
Catalyst Julie Nugent Senior Vice President, Global Learning Products & Programs
Cathedral Capital Brooke Lively CEO & Founder
Cisco Systems Ehrika Gladden Vice President/General Manager, Cisco Refresh
Corning Incorporated Christine M. Pambianchi EVP, People & Digital
CVS Health Karen S. Lynch Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, Aetna Business Unit
CVS Health Maly Bernstein Vice President, Beauty & Personal Care
CVS Health Mayra Boitel, RPh Vice President, Chief Merchant-Alternative Formats
Day Pitney LLP Susan R. Huntington Partner
Day Pitney LLP Elizabeth J. Sher Partner
Dechert LLP Robin Nunn Partner
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Mia Meachem Chief Marketing Officer
Designated Driver Manuela Papadopol CEO
DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLC Amy E. Keller Partner
Dickinson Wright PLLC Leslee M. Lewis Member
Diversified Search Denielle Pemberton-Heard General Counsel and Managing Director
Diversified Search Julie Kanak Managing Director of Chicago Office
Durham Regional Police Service Holly Britton Acting HR Director
Durham Regional Police Service Melanie Anderson Acting Superintendent–Executive Officer to the Chief
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Dr. Lisa Y. Harris Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Commercial
EY Janet Truncale EY Americas FSO Assurance Managing Partner
Fannie Mae Gina West Executive Manager, Community Investment & Engagement
Fannie Mae Nancy Jardini Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) Officer
Fannie Mae Elonda Crockett Vice President, Operations Shared Services
Fish & Richardson Christina D Brown-Marshall, Ph.D Principal
Fish & Richardson Betty H. Chen Principal
Fish & Richardson Megan A. Chacon Principal
Fish & Richardson Christina McDonough Principal
FLEETCOR Crystal Williams Chief Human Resources Officer
Flexport Susanne Schöneberg Senior Director of
FordHarrison LLP Amy R. Turci Partner
Freddie Mac Jacqueline M. Welch Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer
Freddie Mac Dominica Groom Williams VP, Office of Inclusive Engagement
GEI Consultants, Inc. Amber Ahles Branch Manager
GEI Consultants, Inc. Ileen Gladstone Senior Vice President
GEI Consultants, Inc. Rachel Hayden Vice President, Regional Growth Leader
Genpact Sasha Sanyal Global Business Leader Insurance, Diversity & CSR
Gibbons P.C. Kristin D. Sostowski Director, Employment & Labor Law Department; Team Leader, Higher Education practice
Golden Rule Technology Elaine Harris Founder and Cultural Connectivity Architect
Goulston & Storrs Amy Moody McGrath Director
Goulston & Storrs Pamela M. MacKenzie Director; Co-Chair, Corporate Group
Goulston & Storrs Jennifer Furey Director; Co-Chair, Litigation Group
Goulston & Storrs Michelle M. Porter Director; Co-Chair, Private Client & Trust Group
Goulston & Storrs Martha J. Nahill Frahm Director; Co-Chair, Tax Group
Government of Ontario Mitzie Hunter MPP Scarborough Guildwood
Grace Global Capital LLC Grace Vandecruze Managing Director
Greenberg Traurig, LLP Martha A. Sabol Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Gaming Practice; Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Women Initiative
Greenberg Traurig, LLP Michelle Ferreira Managing Shareholder of the San Francisco Office & Co-Managing Shareholder of the Silicon Valley Office
Greenspoon Marder LLP Michelle Martinez Reyes Chief Marketing Officer
Greenspoon Marder LLP Nandini Nair Partner
Greenspoon Marder LLP Myrna Maysonet Partner and Chief Diversity Officer
HARMAN Michelle Epstein Taigman Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Haynes and Boone, LLP Jennifer Reddien Director of Diversity and Inclusion
HireRight LLC Elise Eidemiller Managing Director, Account Management and Canada
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP Miriam Manber Associate
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP Randi May Partner
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Priyanka Timblo Associate
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Nina Kanovitch Schiffer Associate
Honeywell Anne T. Madden Senior Vice President and General Counsel
HP Inc. Lesley Slaton Brown Chief Diversity Officer
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP Hagit M. Elul Partner and Co-Chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Arbitration Group
Humacyte Sabrina Osborne Vice President of Human Resources
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Lorelie S. Masters Partner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Susan S. Failla Partner and co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets practice
Idaho National Laboratory Dr. Anne Gaffney Chief Science Officer, EES&T
Idaho National Laboratory Dr. Erin Searcy Director, Institutional Planning and Programs Office
Idaho National Laboratory Virginia Wright Energy-Cyber Portfolio Manager
Idaho National Laboratory Dr. Monica Regalbuto Nuclear Fuel Cycle Director
Infoblox Norma Lane Executive Vice President, People and Places
Innovative Learning Group, Inc. Lisa Toenniges Chief Executive Officer
International Paper Company Delaine Smith Associate General Counsel, Labor & Employment
Jabil Inc Beth A. Walters Senior Vice President
Jones Walker LLP Aileen Thomas Partner
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP Lauren Tabaksblat Partner
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP Jessica Taub Rosenberg Partner
Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting/Kelly Services Sam Smith Vice President, Global Practice Lead, Life Sciences
KORE Wireless Sue Holub Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
KPMG LLP Fiona Grandi National Managing Partner–Innovation & Enterprise Solutions
Krungthai AXA Life Insurance Company Limited Sally O’Hara Chief Executive Officer
Krungthai AXA Life Insurance Company Limited Bubphawadee Owararinth Chief People Officer
LaSalle Network Maureen Hoersten Chief Operating Officer
Latham & Watkins LLP Nicole Fanjul Partner
Lincoln Financial Group Jen Warne Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Living Abundantly Inc. Dr. Kim R. Grimes Founder & CEO
Markham Stouffville Hospital Lori Brady Director, Strategic Projects & Accountability
Mayer Brown Michelle O. Gross Partner
Meritor, Inc. Cheri Lantz Vice president & Chief Strategy Officer
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Government of Ontario Michelle-Ann Hylton Director, Licensing, Policy and Development Branch
Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, Government of Ontario Karma Call Acting Director, Negotiations and Reconciliation Division
Moss Adams Carisa Wisniewski Partner in Charge, San Diego
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Alesha M. Dominique Partner
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Emily E. Evitt Partner
NASA Johnson Space Center Lara E. Kearney Deputy Program Manager
Nationwide Financial Susan J. Gueli SVP/ CIO Infrastructure & Operations, Digital Transformation and Ent Apps
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Melissa Foster Bird Partner
New York Life Natalie Lamarque Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel
Nike Elizabeth Jackson-Rietz Director of Global Retail Brand Concepts
OMERS Adeola Adebayo Director, OMERS Capital Markets
OneGoal Julie Hammond Managing Director and Legal Compliance
OSF Commerce Anna Petriv VP, MultiCloud & Salesforce Alliance at OSF Commerce
Page 2 Communications Debra Pickett Founder and Principal Consultant
Pernod Ricard Amandine Robin Senior Vice President, North America, Communications & Sustainability and Responsibility
PGA of America Sandy Cross Chief People Officer
Phillips Lytle LLP Lisa L. Smith Partner
RBC Wealth Management – U.S. Brooke McGeehan Vice President and Financial Advisor
Redgrave LLP Staci Kaliner Managing Director
Redgrave LLP Mathea K. Bulander Partner
Redgrave LLP Karin Jenson Partner
Redgrave LLP Christine Payne Partner
Restoring Bodies & Minds Patrice S. Brown Life Transformation Coach, Author & Speaker
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP Margaret Winterkorn Meyers Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP Melissa D’Alelio Partner
Robins Kaplan LLP Denise Rahne Partner
RTI International Teena Piccione Executive Vice President / Chief Information Officer
Rubicon Programs Dr. Carole Dorham-Kelly Chief Program Officer
Sandia National Laboratories Marcey L. Hoover Director, Quality & Performance Assurance
Sandia National Laboratories Dr. Ireena Ahmed Erteza R&D Electronics Engineer
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP Saba Bireda Partner
SIGMA Assessment Systems, Inc Julie Carswell Vice President
SMBC Lucy Cutting Executive Director, Product Head, Global Trade Finance
Squire Patton Boggs LLP Elizabeth Ryan Partner
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC Deborah Sterling, Ph.D. Chair, Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D. Director
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Inosi M. Nyatta Partner
Sunrun Inc. Lynn Jurich Chief Executive Officer
Talent Path, a division of Genuent Melissa Peak Executive Director, Corporate Partnerships
Terex Corporation Melissa Holobach General Manager, Oklahoma City, Terex Corporation
The Boeing Company Elizabeth Cercado Weight Engineer Manager
Ulmer & Berne LLP Amanda Martinsek Partner
UnitedHealthcare Nicole Cooper Vice President of Social Responsibility
University of Toronto Scarborough Maydianne Andrade Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs & Equity
University of Vermont Wanda Heading-Grant Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Venable LLP Lisa A. Tavares Partner
Walmart Merchandising Latriece Watkins Senior VP, Consumables
Walmart US Customer Technology Fiona Tan Senior VP
Walmart US Supply Chain Monique Picou Senior VP
Warner Bros Amy Castillo Vice President, Strategy and Brand Management at Warner Bros. Pictures, Worldwide Marketing
WilmerHale Amy K. Wigmore Partner and Vice Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department
Wilson Elser Angela Russell Partner
Wilson Turner Kosmo Robin A. Wofford Partner
WilsonHCG Lesley Taylor Vice President, Client Strategy, EMEA
Winston & Strawn LLP Linda Coberly Chicago Managing Partner, and Chair of Appellate & Critical Motions Practice
Winston & Strawn LLP Julissa Reynoso Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP Kobi Kennedy Brinson Partner and Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
World Education Services Shamira Madhany Managing Director, Canada and Deputy Executive Director
Xandr, AT&T’s advertising & analytics company Lori Fink Chief Legal Officer
Y Media Labs Marcela Lay VP, Client Engagement
Yo Soy I AM, LLC and Power On Heels Fund, Inc. Ivette Mayo President & CEO

Profiles in Diversity Journal, a quarterly publication, is dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, STEM, and higher education sectors. Since 1999, Diversity Journal has helped stimulate organizational change by profiling the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and individual commitments to making it happen.