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Honoring the 2021 Top 50 Talent Officers at the National Diversity & Leadership Conference

By: 3BL Media

SOURCE: National Diversity Council


HOUSTON, April 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The DiversityFirstTM will be hosting the 17th Annual National Diversity and Leadership Conference on April 21-22 and April 28-29, 2021. The conference will be held virtually with this year’s theme being “Be a Changemaker”. The four-day conference will honor a number of diverse talent from different industries.

“As diversity, equity, and inclusion are finally being seen and acknowledged as serious, pressing matters of discussion, we are delighted to honor and recognize those who have been tirelessly championing belonging and allyship — even before the topic was on the forefront of Americans’ minds. We thank you, our top 50 Talent Officers, for your work and commitment, and we look forward to witnessing all that you’ll accomplish, all the leaders that you’ll develop and the impact you’ll leave behind in the DEI sphere.” says National Diversity & Leadership Conference founder Dennis Kennedy.

The Top 50 Talent Officers Award distinguishes a select group of individuals from diverse fields who exhibit exceptional leadership and talent acquisition qualities. The focus of this award is to give prominence to accomplishments of men and women who exceed the scope of what is expected in their organizations and communities. This award recognizes upper level executives who lead the organization’s internal and external talent acquisition strategy and cultivate high-performance teams that help companies grow.

To see the full list of the 2021 Top 50 Talent Officers awardees please visit;

About The National Diversity & Leadership Conference

With thousands of attendees, the 2021 National Diversity & Leadership Conference remains one of the largest diversity conferences in the nation. Offering extraordinary networking opportunities, professional development, and critical conversations surrounding diversity and inclusion, attendees are able to curate their experience for optimal learning and growth. This year’s conference will take place virtually on April 21-22 and 28-29. More information about the Diversity & Leadership Conference is available at

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2021 Awardees

Carlos Fernandez

Talent Acquisition Manager, Houston Methodist

Carly Sanchez

Head of Talent Acquisition, Strategy and Delivery, Wells Fargo

Chris Yates

Chief Talent Officer, Ford Motor Co.

Christopher Rodriguez

Vice President, Talent, Culture & Engagement, Air Products

Christy Harris

Senior Vice President, Allstate Insurance Company

Heather Sanchez

Chief People Officer, Jensen Hughes

Helen Wan

Author, Media and Entertainment Lawyer, and Diversity Consultant

Joanna Graham

Regional Director of Talent Management, Acquisition, Learning and Development, CEVA Logistics

Jodi Brockington

Director Diversity & Inclusion Sourcing and Corporate Social Responsibility, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Jyoti Rai

Managing Director Global Human Resources, Moody’s Corporation

Keith Sanders

Vice President, Business Talent Strategy & Inclusion, CDW

Larry D. Perkins

Associate Vice President, HR Talent and Diversity Organizations, MD Anderson

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Lisa Lodyga-Uhl

Director, Talent Management, Inclusion and Engagement, Hanger, Inc.

Lorelei Lampe

Head of Talent Acquisition, North America, Johnson & Johnson

Lori Bradley

Vice President, Talent Strategy, Worldwide Consumer, Amazon

Rebecca Port

Vice President, Talent, Netflix

Stacy Van Meter

Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Employment Brand, Deluxe Corporation

Stacy White

Director, Talent Acquisition, Northwestern Mutual

Susan Hailey

Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, OpenText

Talia Kocar

Vice President Content, Mammoth Media

Theresa Richardson

Partner and Chief Talent Officer, Withum

Willie Mazyck

Vice President, Talent Development, XPO Logistics, Inc.


Alexus Christian
Communications Specialist

KEYWORDS: inclusive work environment, diversity, inlcusion, equity, diversity and inclusion, diverse

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