Chief Diversity Officer Panelists
William Chichester, III
Campus Recruiting Sourcing & Diversity Strategy Lead, Capital One
William Chichester, III is Capital One's Diversity Strategy Lead for Campus Recruiting. Since 2007, William managed relationships with 8 national professional associations and 25 colleges. Through those partnerships, he's hired hundreds of undergraduates across the U.S. into some of the nation’s largest financial firms. Since joining Capital One, he's hired over 250 students nationwide. Outside of work, William offers career & college admissions coaching to students, parents & professionals. He's also a guest columnist for FreshTransition.com.
Active in the community, William led the Ron Brown Scholar Alumni Association for two years and served on several non-profit boards. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and an alumni spokesman of the Sallie Mae Fund's Kids2College Program. On September 10, 2009, he appeared on BET for Viacom's "Get Schooled" initiative. In 2010, William won several fellowships, namely the StartingBloc and the Richard J. Riordan, and a full-ride scholarship to Middlebury College’s world renowned Arabic Summer Language Institute. For his commitment to the growth & professional development of young black males, the newly chartered Collegiate 100 Society of Virginia, an auxiliary organization to 100 Black Men of America, Inc., inducted William as an honorary member on February 12th, 2012.
A first generation college graduate, William holds a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia where he earned approximately $100,000 in scholarships & grants, the Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship and residency on The Lawn. William also holds FINRA Series 7, 24 & 63 licenses & human resources designations, including his PHR & CDR.
Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PepsiCo
Pamela Culpepper is senior vice president, Global Diversity and Inclusion officer of PepsiCo. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. With net revenues of over $65 billion, PepsiCo’s main businesses also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world.
Pamela, who assumed this role in January 2011, provides leadership in guiding PepsiCo's global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy to bring together diverse strengths, backgrounds and perspectives to achieve the company's strategic business imperatives, advance its Performance with Purpose goals and drive innovation. Building on PepsiCo's leadership in D&I, she helps PepsiCo ensure that D&I is ingrained in PepsiCo, and expands pathways for developing global, multicultural thinkers, doers and innovators.
Pamela joined PepsiCo in 2000 and most recently served as vice president, Human Resources for Quaker Foods and Snacks. She has held several other positions, including vice president, Human Resources, PepsiCo Americas Beverages Supply Chain; vice president, Talent Management and Diversity, Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade (QTG); director, Organization Capability and Inclusion, QTG; and director, Human Resources, National Sales for Frito-Lay North America.
Before joining PepsiCo, Pamela worked for McKessonHBOC, Inc., Clorox and Wells Fargo.
Cherrie Mallory McCoy
Director, PwC Office of Diversity
Cherrie Mallory McCoy is a Director in the PwC Office of Diversity where she is responsible for leading a team of Diversity Leaders to implement the diversity and inclusion strategy for the US firm. She has successfully incorporated diversity strategies and practices into business with clients, staff, suppliers, and local communities. Cherrie was a founding member of the Federal Diversity Office for a Fortune 100 company and has implemented strategic initiatives needed to foster inclusive environments for PwC and government clients.
Cherrie has a Bachelors and Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University and over 20 years of experience in program management, talent management, financial management and information technology management. She is experienced in managing large scale implementations and has directed management and technical activities for all phases of the system life cycle; from inception to system deployment. As a key leader in the Aerospace and Defense Center of Excellence, she supported Aerospace and Defense clients throughout the United States. Cherrie is a recipient of the Career Communication Technology Award and also recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Science and Engineering. Cherrie holds a Talent Management certification and is a Franklin Covey certified facilitator.
Vice President and Head of Diversity Campus Recruiting, Barclays Capital
Jennie Robles is responsible for developing tailored strategies and driving diversity results for MBA and undergraduate recruiting across Investment Banking, Global Markets, and Infrastructure businesses. Prior to joining Barclays Capital in 2007, Ms. Robles was the Diversity Recruiting Manager at Citi Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in New York and worked directly with the Global Campus Recruiting CIB Managing Director.
Based in New York, Ms. Robles serves as a consultant and advisor to recruiters and key business stakeholders, creates innovative diversity programs and initiatives, partners with Diversity and Inclusion and Employee Network Groups, and identifies marketing opportunities to attract top talent. Under her leadership, diversity programs yield the largest number of diverse applicants and are the primary source for ethnically diverse hires. Last fall, Ms. Robles received a Distinguished Speaker Award from Cornell University. In 2010 she was nominated for Woman of the Year and became a Recruiting Committee member of the Global Diversity Council. For the past seven years, Ms. Robles has been a member of the Wall Street Diversity Recruiters Roundtable.
Ms. Robles holds a BA in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and has been a member of the Society of Human Resources Management for the past 10 years.
Director and Head of Diversity, Citi's Institutional Clients Group
Jonathan Simon is a Director and the Head of Diversity for Citi’s Institutional Clients Group (ICG). He is responsible for overseeing, developing, and implementing the overall diversity strategy for this division. His office is responsible for ensuring that these businesses promote fair and equitable employment opportunities; fostering recruitment, mentoring, and promotional opportunities for women, minorities and under-represented populations. His responsibilities also include oversight and management of the ICG Employee Programs department.
Previously, Jonathan was a Client Manager in the Healthcare franchise of Corporate & Investment Banking within the ICG. He was responsible for delivering best in class global banking services and capital markets advice/execution, in addition to identifying foreign exchange, interest rate hedging and transaction services opportunities. Armed with an undergraduate degree in Finance (Honors) from Morehouse College, Jonathan was keenly focused on the corporate finance issues facing his clients and delivering the best of Citi.
Jonathan joined Citi in 2004 in the Atlanta Corporate Banking office as a Vice President in the Consumer & Industrials franchise. He moved to New York office in 2007. Prior to Citi, Jonathan worked for SunTrust Bank in Atlanta for 8 years in wealth management and corporate banking.
Jonathan is married to Sidney and has two children, McKenzie and Jackson. Jonathan currently serves as the Chair of the Leadership Institute Board of Advisors for the Council of Urban Professionals. He is a member of the Diversity Committee for the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He is a member of the Montclair Academic Achievement Gap Panel and a Board member of The Montclair Scholarship Fund. He formally served on the Associates Council of Prep for Prep, a New York-based non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare minority students for New York’s most prestigious private schools.