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Valerie White – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Managing Director and lead a team that performs credit analysis on affordable housing and municipal structured credits. I came to this field of work not necessarily in the most traditional fashion. Through networking, hard work, capitalizing on opportunitiesread more
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Gerard Orozco – LA Member

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am the senior vice president of CH2MHill, a 30-thousand person program management and engineering firm.  The firm has employees on six continents working on some of the most complex and exciting projects on the planet. I joined the firm after working for yearsread more
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Renuka Drummund – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m the Legal Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Cognizant Technology Solutions. Cognizant is a NASDAQ 100 company that provides information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services to companies across the globe. I majored in International Relations in college andread more
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Stonewall Community Foundation – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

What is your mission? We strengthen the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community by mobilizing and investing resources in dynamic organizations throughout New York City. On the day-to-day, that means working hard to raise money that can be used to celebrate LGBTQ identities and cultural contributions, advance our rights, and secure our freedom. Weread more
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Jonathan S. Beane – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am currently the Executive Director, Workforce Diversity and Inclusion for Time Warner Inc.  My main responsibility is to create and implement enterprise wide diversity and inclusion initiatives for the company with the goal of creating a diverse pipeline of talentread more
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Arpita Mazumdar – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Vice President in the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs, where I am the Americas Franchise Manager for Fixed Income Sales.   In my role, I focus on business development by managing large-scale global change initiatives through implementing people managementread more
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Achieving Leadership’s Purpose, Inc. – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

What is your mission? Achieving Leadership’s Purpose, Inc. (ALP) provides leadership development and training skills to high school youth of the African Diaspora, preparing them for a lifetime of civic leadership and global awareness. What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space? For newly 50 years, ALP has groomed hundreds young Black menread more
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Torrence Boone – CUP Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I lead Google’s global agency business which basically means that I help advertising and marketing agencies understand the possibilities of our products and platforms for the campaigns they develop for brands. It also means that I lead large scale deal negotiationsread more
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Jennifer Verti – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am the Executive Director, Communications at ABC Family. In my role, I oversee media relations campaigns for the scripted series on the network and pitch key executive interviews for consumer and trade publications. I also oversee the award submissions forread more
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Dionne Gumbs – Leadership Board Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am an entrepreneur, and business executive. I wear 2 professional hats. I’m the North East Regional Vice President of Business Development for Fisher Investments where I’m responsible for business growth and strategy for the firm’s private client business. I amread more
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