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HBO – Corporate Partner Spotlight

What is HBO’s approach to diversity? HBO is a company noted for our commitment to excellence in the products and services we deliver to consumers and our effort to create a work environment in which respect, equal opportunity, trust and individual responsibility are valued.  We seek to foster creativity and innovation by ensuring that ourread more
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Elinor L. Hoover – CUP Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I work in the field of finance and have a dual role as Co-Head of the Financial Strategy and Solutions Group in Investment Banking and Vice Chairman of Capital Markets Origination at Citi. I entered the financial services industry in theread more
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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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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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Katrina Gomez – Leadership Board Spotlight

I work as a Senior Consultant with Grant Thornton in the Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practice. This job has been the culmination of a lot of different life choices, from volunteering in Ecuador, to going to business school and falling in love with consulting to working with start-up companies; all my experiences shaped my skillsread 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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