Introducing The 2017 Track Chairs

Conference Chair
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Marketplace Chair
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Rising Leaders Chair
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Technology Chair
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Professional Development Chair
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Supply Chain Chair
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Workplace Chair
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Conference Chair

Gloria A. Flach

Chief Operating Officer
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Gloria A. Flach is chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in global security.

As chief operating officer, Flach is responsible for overseeing and enhancing program execution, risk management and operational excellence across the company. She also provides leadership to the company’s global supply chain and is a member of the company’s Corporate Policy Council.

Flach has held a number of positions with increasing technical and management responsibility since joining the company in 1981. Most recently, she was corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s former Electronic Systems sector, a world leader in defense electronic systems that is now part of the company’s Mission Systems sector. Previously, Flach was corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Enterprise Shared Services organization, which encompasses a variety of service and support functions.

Earlier, Flach was vice president and general manager of the targeting systems division, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. She also was vice president and general manager of engineering and logistics with executive responsibility for engineering operations and processes and logistics services. In 2009, her role was expanded to include executive responsibility for the sector’s manufacturing operations. Previously, Flach was integral to implementing the sector’s integrated enterprise resource planning system and she was later appointed vice president and chief information officer for Electronic Systems.

Flach earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University, Maryland, where she is also an inductee in the university’s Computer Science Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement. She has completed the Executive Marketing Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the General Manager’s Program at Harvard University.

Flach serves on the board of directors of Emerson and is a member of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education. She also serves on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County board of visitors and on the Loyola University, Maryland, board of advisors.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.com and follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.



Marketplace Chair

Angela Talton

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Chief Diversity Officer
Nielsen
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Angela L. Talton is the Chief Diversity Officer for Nielsen where she is responsible for Nielsen’s global strategy for diversity and inclusion initiatives; multicultural communications, advertising & brand awareness; and strategic community alliances and multicultural engagements.

Prior to this role, Angela was Nielsen’s Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion. During her tenure in this role, Nielsen improved its ranking to become one of the top companies for diversity and inclusion on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies list, Diversity MBA’s Best Companies for Diversity and Inclusion, Disability Equality Index Best Places to Work, Fortune’s Best Places to Work for Millennials, Fortune’s Best Places to Work for Diversity, and in achieving a 100 score on the HRC Corporate Equality Index.

Angela joined Nielsen in 2007 as Senior Vice President for Global Call Center Operations, COE where she chartered a major transformation agenda. Angela has over 17 years operations, four years diversity & inclusion, two years IT, and six years financial reporting experience. 

She holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the UNC at Chapel Hill.


Rising Leaders Chair

Camille Chang Gilmore

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VP Human Resources Interventional Cardiology, Chief Diversity Officer
Boston Scientific
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Camille Chang Gilmore is vice president of Human Resources (HR) for Boston Scientific’s Interventional Cardiology (IC) business and Chief Diversity Officer. In this role, Camille oversees HR strategies and programs for the company’s $2.2 billion (operational sales) IC business, while leading the development and execution of global diversity strategy and initiatives. She is also a member of the company’s global HR Leadership Team.

Diversity is a core value and a top priority for Boston Scientific. As chief diversity officer, Camille drives diversity and inclusion strategies and programs across the organization that recognize and value the unique talents, attributes and contributions of all Boston Scientific employees. Camille’s record of achievement and passion for partnering with leaders throughout the business to attract and develop a diverse talent pipeline has been instrumental in driving progress in this important area for the company. Camille is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and was recently selected as one of Savoy Magazine’s 2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America.

Camille has more than 20 years of human resources experience. Prior coming to the medical device industry, she held roles of increasing responsibility in HR at Federal Express, Exxon Chemical Company, University of Illinois, IBM and the State of Oregon. She joined Boston Scientific in 2004 as an HR manager supporting Cardiac Rhythm Management’s (CRM) Southeast U.S. sales operation; a year later, she was promoted to HR director. During this time, she was an integral part of the early development of strategies to address the disparities in cardiovascular care for women, black Americans and Hispanics/Latinos through Boston Scientific’s Close the Gap initiative in the Southeast region.  In 2010, her responsibilities expanded to include overseeing the implementation of HR strategy for the CRM, IC, Peripheral Intervention, Electrophysiology and Corporate U.S. sales organizations. In 2012, Camille transitioned to director, HR business partner, IC, and was dedicated to the business as it moved to a global divisional model.  She was promoted to her current role in 2014.

Camille is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Camille has been married to her husband Deryk for 23 years and they have two teenage boys, Dantae’ and Deion.


Technology Chair

Jenny Lay-Flurrie

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Chief Accessibility Officer
Microsoft

Jenny Lay-Flurrie has a passion to see people of all abilities reach their full potential. Jenny is Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft leading our efforts to drive great products, services and websites that empower people and organisations to achieve more. Her team is at the forefront of creating positive experiences that apply technology to make a difference in the world and the lives of individuals from how we hire and support people with disabilities in employment to innovative technology that aims to revolutionize ‘what’s possible’ for people with disabilities.

Jenny is also the Chair of DisAbility@Microsoft, an employee resource (affinity) group focused on “Enabling people to be successful regardless of ability or disability.” With the help of her team and broad community within Microsoft, Jenny leads many initiatives to empower people with disabilities both in and out of Microsoft. These initiatives range from creating the Disability Answer Desk which provides specialist customer support to people with disabilities to hosting the annual Microsoft Ability Summit which focusses on empowering attendees (800+ in 2016) with the inclusive and innovative thinking necessary to enable people of all abilities around the world. Also instrumental in projects such as Cities Unlocked and recent ‘ALS Hackathon’, focused on empowering people with disabilities with new technologies and capabilities.

Outside of Microsoft, Jenny is Chair, Board of Directors for US Business Leader Network (USBLN) and an active member of the Washington State Disability Taskforce working to increase employment for people with disabilities in state government.  Was recognized as a ‘Champion of Change’ by the White House in October 2014.


Professional Development Chair

Kenneth Price

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Director, Aircraft Valuation
Boeing Capital Corporation
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Ken Price is Director of Aircraft Valuation, for Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company that is responsible for arranging, structuring and providing financing solutions to customers of Boeing products. In this role, Price is responsible for applying his product and valuation expertise to understanding asset value, valuation trends and valuing the BCC aircraft portfolio as well as assets involved in Boeing business. Price also manages the Boeing relationship with the worldwide appraiser community. He was appointed to this role in January 2015.

Price began his Boeing career in 1985 as an aerodynamicist, and has experience in aerodynamic design, flight test, flight operations, pilot training, customer support, revenue analysis, sales for all Boeing models and aircraft asset valuation.

Price earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in mechanical and aerospace engineering, a Masters of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University and graduated valedictorian from the MBA program at the University of Washington. He is also a qualified pilot.


Supply Chain Chair

Michael K. Robinson

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Program Director, Global Supplier Diversity
IBM
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Michael K. Robinson is Program Director, Global Supplier Diversity for IBM’s Integrated Supply Chain. He is responsible for leading IBM’s supplier diversity initiatives worldwide.  In this role, Michael, and his team, focus on the utilization, development and mentoring of diverse suppliers who can provide value-add to IBM’s Supply Chain.  Michael’s team is also responsible for IBM’s Supplier Connection initiative which provides small businesses access to large corporations.

Under Michael’s leadership,  IBM has been recognized for numerous awards and a sampling of these awards are:  Corporation of the Year by the NMSDC (2x), one of the Top Corporations by WBENC (12x), USBLN Corporation of the Year (2x), NGLCC Corporation of the Year, the Francis Perkins Van Guard Award by the SBA, WBEC-PA/DE/sNJ Corporation of the Year,  CMSDC Corporation of the Year, NY/NJ MSDC Corporation of the Year, Michigan MBC IT Corporation of the Year, one of Asian Enterprises Top Corporations, and one of DiversityBusiness.com’s Top Corporations to name a few.  IBM has spent in excess of $2Billion, 1st Tier, annually worldwide with diverse enterprises since 2006 and in excess of $1B, 1st Tier, annually with diverse enterprises in the U.S. since 2000.

Michael’s IBM experience has spanned various disciplines. His previous positions include:  Manufacturing Manager, Procurement and Production Control Manager in Charlotte, NC; Distribution Manager in Boulder, CO; ECAT Site Procurement Manager in Charlotte, NC; Materials Manager in San Jose, CA; Business Services Council Chair in Charlotte, NC and Federal Procurement Manager in Bethesda, MD.

Michael attended the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia; received his BS from Cheyney University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his MBA from Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Board Affiliations

  • Clarke-Atlanta University Supply Chain Leadership Advisory Board
  • The Conference Board Council on Supplier Diversity
  • Minority Business News National Board of Advisors Committee
  • Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC) Board
  • WEConnect International

Recognition

  • WBENC William J. Alcorn Leadership Award
  • US DoC, MBDA Agency, Ronald Brown Leadership Award
  • Named One of the Best of IBM
  • Congressional Executive Leadership Awardee
  • NMSDC’s Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year (2x)
  • One of the 50 Powerful Men in Business by Minority Enterprise Executive Council
  • Champions of Diversity by DiversityPlus

Workplace Chair

Rosanna Durruthy

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Chief Diversity Officer
Cigna Corporation
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Rosanna Durruthy leads Cigna’s global diversity and inclusion center of excellence. In this role she develops and executes the enterprise diversity and inclusion strategy, enabling business growth and supporting the company’s mission to help improve the health, well-being and sense of security of Cigna’s customers. As a member of the global human resources leadership team, Rosanna collaborates in the design and execution of integrated talent management strategies that drive employee engagement and retention,customer connection and enhanced client value, inclusive and culturally competent partnerships in supplier and health care provider relations, and impactful strategic investments in emerging communities. Under Rosanna’s leadership, Cigna has introduced nine colleague resource groups (CRGs), supported by more than 3,000 employees, to activate actionable insights, and innovate products and services that are culturally relevant and appropriate in meeting the needs of emerging, influential consumers of health services. Cigna’s award winning CRGs provide important leadership in enabling diversity to drive business capabilities and differentiated results that serve to attract and retain talent, as well as empower Cigna customers and the diverse communities they represent.

Prior to joining Cigna, Rosanna led an organizational consulting practice designed to accelerate diverse emerging leaders and next generation executives in mastering fit and influence, for sustained leadership effectiveness.As an executive coach and personal network analyst, she supported clients in developing successful approaches to create diverse talent pipelines and leadership development strategies among clients in the financial services, consumer packaged goods, media/advertising,entertainment and insurance industries.

Rosanna has held human resources leadership roles in diversity, talent acquisition, leadership development, mobility and relocation and human resources technology, in addition to HR partner roles. She is a frequent presenter at conferences in best practices in diversity and inclusion and has also presented at industry conferences including the 6th Emotional Intelligence World Summit, in South Africa; Brokering Change: a Wall Street Multicultural Women’s Exchange; and the Forté MBA Women’s conference.

Rosanna attended Harvard College,and has previously served on the national board of directors of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Lambda Legal and the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy. Presently, she serves on the board of the PhD Project, and the Human Rights Campaign Business Advisory Council. She has been recognized as one of the country’s leading Hispanic women by both Hispanic and Hispanic Business magazines, and in 2012 Savoy magazine recognized her as one of the top influential women in America.