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Javette Hines – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I manage Citi’s Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Program. I started at Citi in 2008 in the Supplier Diversity role, and Sustainability was added to my portfolio several months after I arrived. The experience has been phenomenal.  From the beginning, everything I…
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Aneika Perez – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am an audit senior manager at E&Y. I perform audits of financial institutions including hedge funds, mutual funds, and business development companies. I started at EY in 2003 after working at Salomon Smith Barney as a mutual fund accountant. I…
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Jerika Richardson – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a communications strategist, and I currently serve as Special Advisor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. In this role, I assist with media relations and oversee strategic communications and planning in the areas of public safety and…
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JazzReach – Non-Profit Partner Spotlight

Established in 1994, JazzReach is a nationally recognized New York City-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, performance, creation and teaching of jazz music. Through the presentation of innovative, widely acclaimed live multi-media educational programs for young audiences (in grades K-12), captivating main-stage concerts for all audiences and informative clinics and master-classes for student musicians, JazzReach is…
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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 our…
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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 the…
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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 opportunities…
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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 years…
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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 and…
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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. We…
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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 talent…
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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 management…
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