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2017 Inclusion & Diversity Summit Speakers

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Speaker: “Embracing All to Drive Success”

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 Isaac Rocha

Regional Business Development & Inclusion Officer at Bama Companies / Associate – Inclusion & Diversity at Schnake Turnbo Frank

Isaac Rocha joined Bama as the Associate to Bama’s CEO and Family Officer in January of 2007. Rocha recently worked as the Strategic Outreach Officer for Bama Companies and as the Executive Director of the Bama Foundation. He strategically helped align the company’s philanthropic giving, public & government affairs, foundation’s fundraising efforts, and community impact.

Rocha is a past chair of Tulsa’s Young Professionals, the second largest Young Professional group in the nation with over 8500+ members. Rocha currently serves on the advisory board of the national Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance–an extension of the National Restaurant Association–that is committed to creating more inclusive workplaces in their organizations and communities. He is a past board member of the Oklahoma State Chamber, Tulsa Regional Chamber, Federal Workforce Tulsa, Tulsa Community Foundation, and Mental Health Association of Oklahoma. He also served as an appointed commissioner to the Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission through the Tulsa Mayor’s Office. Rocha executes Bama’s Inclusion & Diversity strategy reinforcing Bama’s commitment to multicultural intelligence and creating inclusivity for all team members. Isaac has received many recognition’s from the Tulsa region for his community impact in addition to raising over 2.5 million for non-profits.

A Tulsa, OK native, he currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and leads Bama’s Regional Business Development covering California and Hawaii and holding accountability for all aspects of selling Bama pies, biscuits, and future product extensions.

Isaac joined Schnake Turnbo Frank as an associate for inclusion and diversity in January 2016, bringing to the firm years of corporate and community leadership and business and board management.

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Keynote: “D&I and The Marketplace – Partnering with its Internal Business Partners to Influence Business Results”

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 Michael Gonzales

 Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Hallmark Cards

Michael is responsible for Hallmark’s Corporate Diversity & Inclusion’s strategies and direction, Diversity & Inclusion’s, (D&I’s) internal and external collaborations, partnerships, support and compliance.

He is responsible for the execution of the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion’s efforts regarding, workforce, workplace, marketplace and community priorities.  Michael sustains the relevance of the company’s Diversity & Inclusion business case while overseeing the company’s six Employee Resource Groups, (ERG’s).

He’s skilled in the areas of building critical relations, innovation and resourcing, business collaboration, employee relations, diverse and cultural understandings, compliance metrics and program management.

History and portfolio involvement include; board positions that reflect progress against an aggressive and iterative scorecards.  Michael saw a need for D&I collaborative thought and best practice and so co-founded the KC D&I Consortium, which grew from three members to over 100 in three years. He’s partnered in creating a Hispanic college student mentoring program. Michael was responsible for the creation of Hallmark’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion. He also was the project lead for Hallmark’s first summit on Diversity & Inclusion. He is a frequent resource to fellow Diversity & Inclusion and Human Resource professionals from the business, non-profits and higher education communities on topics of Diversity & Inclusion and ERG’s.

Outside of Hallmark, Michael has presented to company’s and groups such as; Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, YMCA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Missouri Bank, University of Missouri at Kansas City, National Hispanic Corporate Council, Kansas State University, Human Rights Campaign, the Nashville Diversity and Inclusion Cooperative, Talent Management Alliance, PRISM D&I Conference, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce Diversity Breakfast.

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Panel: “Workforce of the Future: How Millennials Drive the I&D Culture Shift”

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Managing Director, Development and Public Affairs at Teach For America – Oklahoma City

Though born in San Jose, California, Tatianna Cannon has spent most of her life in Oklahoma. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she earned her BA in Letters and an M.Ed in Adult and Higher Education. Boomer Sooner!

After receiving her degrees, Tatianna became committed to helping under-served students through Student Affairs at the University of Oklahoma and as an adjunct professor on campus before transitioning her career path to public affairs and institutional advancement. As a fundraiser, she has worked with the University of Oklahoma, Myriad Botanical Gardens, and Teach for America. She currently serves as the Managing Director of Development and Public Affairs for Teach for America – Oklahoma City. As a part of this role, Tatianna is responsible for the development and implementation of vision and strategy for her team (including external communications strategy and government relations), overseeing data management, analysis, and reporting for all development work, and managing progress to revenue goal. Primarily, she is responsible for building local relationships to find, promote, and capitalize on alignment between TFA regional vision and local social justice organizations/movements’ visions.

Tatianna currently serves as Young Non-Profit Professionals (YNPN) Alternative Programming Coordinator and her Social Sorority’s Alumnae President and Communications Director. She was also recently selected as a recipient of NextGen’s 30 Under 30 award for 2016. She has previously served as her sorority’s Housing Corporation Board Treasurer, was a member of the Norman Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Norman Class and was selected as Norman NEXT/ Norman Transcript Next Under 40 Award in 2013. In addition to these, she previously served on the Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) Board of Directors and on the Norman Next Board of Directors as Special Events and Marketing/ Communications Chairman.

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Moises Echeverria
Moises Echeverria

President and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

Moises Echeverria serves as President and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ), an organization dedicated to achieve respect and understanding among all people. He has been involved with OCCJ for fifteen years, first as a program participant, then as volunteer and subsequently as staff. He is passionate about inclusion of diversity, education, and giving back to the community. He serves in the Tulsa City-County Library Commission, Tulsa Public School Superintendent Community Advisory Committee, Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Society and is Chair-Elect of TYPros, the largest young professional organization in the nation. Echeverria graduated from East Central High School in Tulsa and Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration.

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Legal Counsel at INTEGRIS Health, Inc. 

Allison Petersen currently has her dream job as legal counsel to INTEGRIS Health, Inc. in Oklahoma City.  She is active in our community as chairman of the Emergency Medical Services Authority Board of Trustees and a director on the board of Animal Rescue Friends of Nichols Hills. Allison is originally from Lawton, and is a three-time graduate of The University of Oklahoma, with a  bachelors degree in Letters, a juris doctorate from the College of Law and a masters in health administration from the Health Sciences Center College of Public Health. Allison is active in the American Health Lawyers Association, president of the Oklahoma Health Lawyers Association, and a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. She is happiest when in the sunshine with her son, Robert, and husband, Tyler.

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Speaker: Oklahoma City Thunder Presentation

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Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder

Sam Presti enters his 10th season with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being named the 11th General Manager in club history on June 7, 2007. A year into his tenure with the Thunder, Presti was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager by Professional Basketball Club Chairman, Clayton Bennett. During his nine seasons with the Thunder, Presti has worked diligently to assemble the building blocks for long term success both on and off the court.

After moving to Oklahoma City in July of 2008, Presti has stressed the importance of community involvement for both Thunder players and staff. Under his leadership, Thunder players have made more than 1,600 community appearances in and around Oklahoma City. Presti has also made it policy for every new player and staff member to tour the Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum soon after joining the organization.

Presti currently resides on the board of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and served as chairman of the Oklahoma Standard campaign, a movement built on the foundation of resilience, compassion, consistent acts of honor, service and kindness.

With the support of the Thunder, Presti has established the Forward Thinking Leadership Development Program within the Oklahoma City public schools. Additionally, Presti is actively involved with PeacePlayers International (PPI), a global outreach program focused on bringing children and communities together through the game of basketball. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Shooting Touch, an organization that grants graduating college seniors the opportunity to travel the world and use the platform of basketball to help foster education and influence positive social change in third world global communities.

This past summer, Presti was awarded the Humanitarian Award from the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. Presti was recognized as Oklahoma City University’s 2012-13 recipient of the Abe Lemons/Paul Hansen Award for Sports Excellence and he also won the Oklahoma March of Dimes Sports Headliner Special Award for 2013.

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Panel: “Dialogues on Diversity: Inclusion & Diversity in Workday Culture”

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Don Betz, Ph.D.

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President at the University of Central Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma President Don Betz has made it his life’s passion to help students learn.  Throughout his distinguished career of more than 47 years in higher education, Dr. Betz has developed a reputation for teaching and encouraging students, for his unmatched energy and enthusiasm, and for developing future leaders.

Enhancing that reputation, he currently is serving a three-year term on the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) executive committee and as chair of its North American Council.

As a student of political science, philosophy and international studies, and having a lifelong interest in global issues, Dr. Betz is well known for his diplomacy skills and work on international issues, most notably with the United Nations and its affiliated non-government organizations.  He has dedicated himself to advancing international relations, with a focus on the Middle East.

President Betz took his post as the 20th president of the University of Central Oklahoma in August of 2011, but he is no stranger to the university.  He previously served Central as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs from 1999-2005.  Between then and now he has served as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and as President of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

Dr. Betz is active in many professional and civic organizations and is the recipient of numerous accolades and awards, and was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.

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Regional Vice President, Atlantic Region at Sonic Drive-In

Cathy Harrell is regional vice president of the Atlantic region for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. Her responsibilities include guiding, influencing and exposing operators to successful business ideas that will result in profitable sales, increased market share and improved operations which will result in same to SONIC.
In her role overseeing the professional development and positive direction of her market leaders, Harrell supports 26 markets in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and parts of Alabama and Virginia, generating in excess of $450 million in annual sales. In addition, she has an ongoing responsibility to protect the brand by upholding and enforcing food safety, operational and procedural standards. Her previous roles with SONIC include regional marketing director and field marketing representative.
Harrell has taken an active role in the formation of SONIC’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, the Power of Women Book Club and the Women’s Leadership Network. She is also involved in the Women’s Foodservice Forum, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation and most recently, Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance.
She resides in Fayetteville, Georgia, with her husband, Larry.

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Rhonda Mayhan

Rhonda Mayhan

Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity and Executive Director of the ONE Gas Foundation

Rhonda Mayhan is vice president of inclusion and diversity and executive director of the ONE Gas Foundation. She is responsible for the company’s inclusion and diversity strategy, as well as the company’s strategic community giving efforts and employee community involvement.

Prior to this role, she served as vice president of human resources at ONE Gas. Before ONE Gas became a standalone publicly traded company separate from ONEOK, Inc., she was vice president of workforce development of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners. Mayhan began her human resources career in 1984, working for three other companies in various HR roles prior to joining ONEOK in 1998.

A native of San Bernardino, California, Mayhan received an associate’s degree in human resources from Tulsa Community College and a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Tulsa.

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Global Diversity & Inclusion Senior Vice President and Market President HR Executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sandra Quince is a Diversity & Inclusion Executive responsible for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council as well as the Global Diversity and Inclusion Awards. In this role, she supports the CEO and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in developing and delivering the global D&I strategy for the company.

In 2014, Sandra took on expanded responsibilities as Market President Human Resource Executive for Oklahoma, responsible for driving employee engagement and retention efforts as well as performance planning for the Tulsa and Oklahoma City markets.

Sandra is a graduate of Florida State University.

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Keynote: “The Intersection of D&I, HR and Key Stakeholders to Deliver Sustainable Results”

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Former Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at BP America

Redia Anderson is most recently the retired Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer for BP America. In this role Redia led the strategic development and implementation of the organization’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy as a sustainable business practice. Redia led a team focused on enterprise-wide change efforts for the advancement, retention and development of top performing talent inclusive of women and people of color within an inclusive work culture.

Nationally recognized as a leader in the field of Diversity & Inclusion, Redia is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Inclusion management. Prior to joining BP she was Chief Diversity Officer for Deloitte & Touché LLP, Equiva Services (JV between Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco), Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Abbott Laboratories. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Anderson People Strategies, LLC an Executive Coaching and Human Resources management consulting firm.

Redia received her undergraduate degree in psychology and her graduate degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders Are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity and founder of AuthenticAllies®. She has served on numerous boards focused on health, children’s, and women’s issues.

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