Meet Our Keynotes

                                   
Chris WomackThursday Afternoon Keynote

Chris Womack is the president and chief executive officer of Southern Company, one of the nation’s leading energy providers serving 9 million customers nationwide.

Prior to his current role, since 2021 he served as chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power, leading Southern Company’s largest subsidiary.

He assumed leadership of Georgia Power after serving as executive vice president and president of external affairs for Southern Company where he led overall external positioning and branding efforts including the company’s public policy strategies and oversaw the company’s governmental and regulatory affairs, corporate communication initiatives and other external and strategic business engagements.

A native of Greenville, Alabama, Womack joined Southern Company in 1988 and has held several leadership
positions within Southern Company and its subsidiaries. He has served as executive vice president of external affairs at Georgia Power and senior vice president and senior production officer of Southern Company Generation, where he was responsible for coal, gas, and hydro generation for Georgia Power and Savannah Electric. Womack also served as senior vice president of human resources and chief people officer at Southern Company, as well as
senior vice president of public relations and corporate services at Alabama Power.

Prior to joining Southern Company, Womack worked on Capitol Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC. He served as a legislative aide for former Congressman Leon E. Panetta and as staff director for
the Subcommittee on Personnel and Police for the Committee on House Administration.

Womack is co-chair of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Customer Solutions Policy Committee and a member of the board of directors of Invesco Ltd. and the Georgia Ports Authority. He is past chair of the board of the East Lake Foundation and is on the national board of The First Tee. Womack has chaired the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau board and the Atlanta Sports Council. He has received numerous honors, awards and recognitions.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from The American University and completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2001.

Chris WomackThursday Afternoon Keynote

Chris Womack is the president and chief executive officer of Southern Company, one of the nation’s leading energy providers serving 9 million customers nationwide.

Prior to his current role, since 2021 he served as chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power, leading Southern Company’s largest subsidiary.

He assumed leadership of Georgia Power after serving as executive vice president and president of external affairs for Southern Company where he led overall external positioning and branding efforts including the company’s public policy strategies and oversaw the company’s governmental and regulatory affairs, corporate communication initiatives and other external and strategic business engagements.

A native of Greenville, Alabama, Womack joined Southern Company in 1988 and has held several leadership
positions within Southern Company and its subsidiaries. He has served as executive vice president of external affairs at Georgia Power and senior vice president and senior production officer of Southern Company Generation, where he was responsible for coal, gas, and hydro generation for Georgia Power and Savannah Electric. Womack also served as senior vice president of human resources and chief people officer at Southern Company, as well as
senior vice president of public relations and corporate services at Alabama Power.

Prior to joining Southern Company, Womack worked on Capitol Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC. He served as a legislative aide for former Congressman Leon E. Panetta and as staff director for
the Subcommittee on Personnel and Police for the Committee on House Administration.

Womack is co-chair of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Customer Solutions Policy Committee and a member of the board of directors of Invesco Ltd. and the Georgia Ports Authority. He is past chair of the board of the East Lake Foundation and is on the national board of The First Tee. Womack has chaired the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau board and the Atlanta Sports Council. He has received numerous honors, awards and recognitions.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from The American University and completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2001.

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Stedman GrahamThursday Dinner Keynote

STEDMAN GRAHAM is a business advisor, chairman and CEO of S. Graham and Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm. He is the author of 12 books, including two New York Times best sellers and one Wall Street Journal bestseller.

As a businessman, educator and speaker, Graham lectures and conducts training programs for corporations and educational organizations worldwide on the topic of Identity Leadership, based on the philosophy that one cannot lead anyone else until you first lead yourself. He has delivered Identity Leadership programs in The Netherlands, Germany, China, Canada, the UK, Bermuda and South Africa.
His proven Nine Step Success Process® drives his powerful message.

This success process is based on the principle that it doesn’t matter how the world defines you, it only matters how you define yourself. Graham is honored as a distinguished visiting professor at colleges and universities throughout the
country. He is a former adjunct professor at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business where he taught the course, “The Dynamics of Leadership.” Graham’s clients include Gulfstream, Aerospace, Microsoft, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Lenovo, General Dynamics and the US Department of Labor and Education.

As a proud native of Whitesboro, New Jersey, Graham has demonstrated an enduring dedication to youth and community. His New York Times best seller, Teens Can Make it Happen has become a program utilized in numerous middle
and high schools in the US and abroad.

With dedication to community development, Graham is the founder of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro and the Concerned Citizens of Lake Wacamaw, North Carolina. He is also the Co-founder of the Community Alliance for Youth Success (CAYS) and a member of Horatio Alger.

Stedman Graham has served in the United States Army and played professional basketball in the European League. Graham holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University and a Masters Degree in Education from Ball State University and has been awarded three honorary Doctorates. Graham serves on several boards and has received numerous awards.

Stedman GrahamThursday Dinner Keynote

STEDMAN GRAHAM is a business advisor, chairman and CEO of S. Graham and Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm. He is the author of 12 books, including two New York Times best sellers and one Wall Street Journal bestseller.

As a businessman, educator and speaker, Graham lectures and conducts training programs for corporations and educational organizations worldwide on the topic of Identity Leadership, based on the philosophy that one cannot lead anyone else until you first lead yourself. He has delivered Identity Leadership programs in The Netherlands, Germany, China, Canada, the UK, Bermuda and South Africa.
His proven Nine Step Success Process® drives his powerful message.

This success process is based on the principle that it doesn’t matter how the world defines you, it only matters how you define yourself. Graham is honored as a distinguished visiting professor at colleges and universities throughout the
country. He is a former adjunct professor at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business where he taught the course, “The Dynamics of Leadership.” Graham’s clients include Gulfstream, Aerospace, Microsoft, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Lenovo, General Dynamics and the US Department of Labor and Education.

As a proud native of Whitesboro, New Jersey, Graham has demonstrated an enduring dedication to youth and community. His New York Times best seller, Teens Can Make it Happen has become a program utilized in numerous middle
and high schools in the US and abroad.

With dedication to community development, Graham is the founder of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro and the Concerned Citizens of Lake Wacamaw, North Carolina. He is also the Co-founder of the Community Alliance for Youth Success (CAYS) and a member of Horatio Alger.

Stedman Graham has served in the United States Army and played professional basketball in the European League. Graham holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University and a Masters Degree in Education from Ball State University and has been awarded three honorary Doctorates. Graham serves on several boards and has received numerous awards.

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Meet Our Speakers/Panelists

Dr. Linda Wiley Bing

Dr. Linda Wiley Bing is a speaker, author, and life coach dedicated to helping individuals build better relationships in every area of life. For over two decades, her
seminars, couples coaching, and personal development sessions have helped to transform lives.

She is a motivational speaker in the Les Brown Speaker’s Network and was co-host on Atlanta’s V103 and 1380 WAOK “Love and Relationships” show. Her perspectives and advice have been heard on numerous radio and television shows throughout the country.

Dr. Linda holds a B.A. & M.A in Psychology and a M.A. & Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Psychology, respectively. She has recorded a CD entitled “Healthy Relationships: Plain & Simple” with The Motivator Les Brown and “What Every Single Woman Should Know: Dating” with motivational speaker Ona Brown.

Additionally, Dr. Linda recently penned the first book of her “Tame Your Tongue & Transform Your Relationship” series, and also co-authored “Giving Gratitude”, part of the best-selling series “Wake Up…Live the Life You Love”

Dr. Linda Wiley Bing

Dr. Linda Wiley Bing is a speaker, author, and life coach dedicated to helping individuals build better relationships in every area of life. For over two decades, her
seminars, couples coaching, and personal development sessions have helped to transform lives.

She is a motivational speaker in the Les Brown Speaker’s Network and was co-host on Atlanta’s V103 and 1380 WAOK “Love and Relationships” show. Her perspectives and advice have been heard on numerous radio and television shows throughout the country.

Dr. Linda holds a B.A. & M.A in Psychology and a M.A. & Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Psychology, respectively. She has recorded a CD entitled “Healthy Relationships: Plain & Simple” with The Motivator Les Brown and “What Every Single Woman Should Know: Dating” with motivational speaker Ona Brown.

Additionally, Dr. Linda recently penned the first book of her “Tame Your Tongue & Transform Your Relationship” series, and also co-authored “Giving Gratitude”, part of the best-selling series “Wake Up…Live the Life You Love”

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Dr. Alexandria White

Dr. Alexandria White is the Senior Vice President at Reboot Accel, a women-owned and
women-led consulting agency based in Silicon Valley. With her expertise, she collaborates with
various companies and organizations to create inclusive workplaces and empower women leaders. Her clientele includes names such as Cisco, Faire, Oracle, Stanford University,
HumanGood, and Samsung.

In addition to her role at Reboot Accel, Dr. White is a driven entrepreneur. She is the CEO of
Alexandria White Enterprises, which encompasses motivational speaking, executive coaching,
and retail services. Within her enterprise, she is also the CEO and Founder of We Like Nice
Things Boutique and Cascade Luxury Event Space. Her entrepreneurial talents have garnered
recognition, as she was named a top influencer for Success Women's International and one of the
top 20 under 40 by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce in 2021.
In 2023, Dr. White completed her third book, titled "50 Questions Inclusive Leaders Ask: How
forward-thinking leaders stay current." In 2016, she created S.A.M.S. (Student Affairs Moms),
the largest online community for mothers working in the student affairs profession. Her next
book will focus on the lived experiences of working mothers on college campuses.
Additionally, Dr. White has been honored with a board appointment at the 5 Buckets
Foundation, a non-profit committed to promoting top-quality financial literacy.
Dr. White was born in Chicago, Illinois, while her familial ties lie in Winona, Mississippi. She
obtained her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and pursued her master's degree at
Ball State University. Although she initially enrolled as a freshman at the University of
Mississippi in 2000, personal circumstances led her to temporarily discontinue her studies.
However, her determination shone through as she returned to Oxford, Mississippi in 2015 and
successfully earned her doctorate degree in Higher Education from the University of Mississippi
in 2019.
Currently residing in Oxford, Mississippi, Dr. White also spends time in Bloomington, Indiana,
where her daughter, Emory, attends college.

Dr. Alexandria White

Dr. Alexandria White is the Senior Vice President at Reboot Accel, a women-owned and
women-led consulting agency based in Silicon Valley. With her expertise, she collaborates with
various companies and organizations to create inclusive workplaces and empower women leaders. Her clientele includes names such as Cisco, Faire, Oracle, Stanford University,
HumanGood, and Samsung.

In addition to her role at Reboot Accel, Dr. White is a driven entrepreneur. She is the CEO of
Alexandria White Enterprises, which encompasses motivational speaking, executive coaching,
and retail services. Within her enterprise, she is also the CEO and Founder of We Like Nice
Things Boutique and Cascade Luxury Event Space. Her entrepreneurial talents have garnered
recognition, as she was named a top influencer for Success Women's International and one of the
top 20 under 40 by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce in 2021.
In 2023, Dr. White completed her third book, titled "50 Questions Inclusive Leaders Ask: How
forward-thinking leaders stay current." In 2016, she created S.A.M.S. (Student Affairs Moms),
the largest online community for mothers working in the student affairs profession. Her next
book will focus on the lived experiences of working mothers on college campuses.
Additionally, Dr. White has been honored with a board appointment at the 5 Buckets
Foundation, a non-profit committed to promoting top-quality financial literacy.
Dr. White was born in Chicago, Illinois, while her familial ties lie in Winona, Mississippi. She
obtained her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and pursued her master's degree at
Ball State University. Although she initially enrolled as a freshman at the University of
Mississippi in 2000, personal circumstances led her to temporarily discontinue her studies.
However, her determination shone through as she returned to Oxford, Mississippi in 2015 and
successfully earned her doctorate degree in Higher Education from the University of Mississippi
in 2019.
Currently residing in Oxford, Mississippi, Dr. White also spends time in Bloomington, Indiana,
where her daughter, Emory, attends college.

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Tina Shah Paikeday

Tina is the Global Head of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates and a member of the Board and CEO Advisory Practice. Her recent work has included DEI search and
consulting including recruiting diverse board directors and advising on DEI governance. She frequently leads DEI audits in service of ESG related governance. Under her leadership, the DEI practice developed and launched Equitable Search Practices © and Equitable Succession Practices© to deliver diverse and inclusive slates through equity practices. She also leads the Asian Directors Initiative and related
partnerships.

Tina has nearly three decades of industry experience. She joined RRA from the Talent Advisory Board, a
boutique research and management consulting firm she founded. As managing director, Tina advised
clients on managing a diverse workforce. Earlier, she was a senior director at the Corporate Executive
Board and was instrumental in building the Corporate Leadership Council Solutions people analytics
business. Tina started her career in organizational strategy design at McKinsey & Company and has
worked in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble and The Clorox Company. Tina was also CEO of zBox
Company, a venture-backed, tech-based package delivery appliance producer whose product line was
later acquired by Whirlpool.

Tina received a BS in commerce, with honors, from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the
Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has also completed doctoral-level coursework on mindfulness

and executive decision-making and is currently researching the path to CEO succession for under-represented groups.

Tina Shah Paikeday

Tina is the Global Head of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates and a member of the Board and CEO Advisory Practice. Her recent work has included DEI search and
consulting including recruiting diverse board directors and advising on DEI governance. She frequently leads DEI audits in service of ESG related governance. Under her leadership, the DEI practice developed and launched Equitable Search Practices © and Equitable Succession Practices© to deliver diverse and inclusive slates through equity practices. She also leads the Asian Directors Initiative and related
partnerships.

Tina has nearly three decades of industry experience. She joined RRA from the Talent Advisory Board, a
boutique research and management consulting firm she founded. As managing director, Tina advised
clients on managing a diverse workforce. Earlier, she was a senior director at the Corporate Executive
Board and was instrumental in building the Corporate Leadership Council Solutions people analytics
business. Tina started her career in organizational strategy design at McKinsey & Company and has
worked in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble and The Clorox Company. Tina was also CEO of zBox
Company, a venture-backed, tech-based package delivery appliance producer whose product line was
later acquired by Whirlpool.

Tina received a BS in commerce, with honors, from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the
Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has also completed doctoral-level coursework on mindfulness

and executive decision-making and is currently researching the path to CEO succession for under-represented groups.

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Augustus L. Collins

Augustus L. (Leon) Collins is the Chief Executive Officer for MINACT Inc., a major workforce development, training and management corporation, located in Jackson, Mississippi.

Prior to accepting this position, Collins was the Adjutant General of Mississippi and served as the Commanding General of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard. Collins’ distinguished
military career in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard spans more than 35 years. He held numerous command and staff positions, including tours as the director of mobilization, U.S. Army Forces
Command, the commander of the 155th Separate Armored Brigade in Iraq and adjutant general for the Mississippi National Guard.

He was promoted to brigadier general in 2005 while in Iraq, becoming the first African American to attain the rank of general in the history of the Mississippi National Guard. Collins initially retired from the Army in 2007 and was appointed by Gov. Haley Barbour as one of three commissioners for the Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Commission where he served three years as the commission’s representative of labor.

When Gov. Phil Bryant took office in January 2012, he requested that Collins be recalled from military retirement to serve as adjutant general for the Mississippi National Guard. In this role, Collins commanded a force of more than 12,500 service members in the Mississippi Army National Guard and the Mississippi Air National guard until his retirement in August 2016.

Collins serves on the Mississippi Power board of directors, the boards of Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Trustmark Corporation, as well as Friends of Mississippi Veterans. He previously served on the board of the National Guard Association of the United States and is a former member of the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Collins is the chair of the Mississippi Economic Council for 2021-2022. Collins is past president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association and has been inducted as an Alumni Hall of Fame member at the University of Mississippi, Northeast Mississippi Junior College, and the Mississippi Military Academy Officer Candidate School.

He has been the recipient of many awards and decorations to include the Distinguished Service Medal; the Legion of Merit (with OLC); the Champion of Justice Award, presented by the Mississippi Center of Justice (2019); Trailblazer and Forerunner Award, presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., (2019); Top 25 Most Influential African Americans in Mississippi (2018); the Distinguished Citizen Award, presented by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., (2016); and the Whitney M. Young Service Award, presented by the Boy Scouts of America (2014). He also received the Our Mississippi Honors Lifetime Achievement Award (2018).

Collins received an associate degree from Northeast Mississippi Junior College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Jackson State University. He also earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and has completed studies
at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as Harvard Business School. Collins and his wife Debra reside in Madison, Miss.

Augustus L. Collins

Augustus L. (Leon) Collins is the Chief Executive Officer for MINACT Inc., a major workforce development, training and management corporation, located in Jackson, Mississippi.

Prior to accepting this position, Collins was the Adjutant General of Mississippi and served as the Commanding General of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard. Collins’ distinguished
military career in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard spans more than 35 years. He held numerous command and staff positions, including tours as the director of mobilization, U.S. Army Forces
Command, the commander of the 155th Separate Armored Brigade in Iraq and adjutant general for the Mississippi National Guard.

He was promoted to brigadier general in 2005 while in Iraq, becoming the first African American to attain the rank of general in the history of the Mississippi National Guard. Collins initially retired from the Army in 2007 and was appointed by Gov. Haley Barbour as one of three commissioners for the Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Commission where he served three years as the commission’s representative of labor.

When Gov. Phil Bryant took office in January 2012, he requested that Collins be recalled from military retirement to serve as adjutant general for the Mississippi National Guard. In this role, Collins commanded a force of more than 12,500 service members in the Mississippi Army National Guard and the Mississippi Air National guard until his retirement in August 2016.

Collins serves on the Mississippi Power board of directors, the boards of Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Trustmark Corporation, as well as Friends of Mississippi Veterans. He previously served on the board of the National Guard Association of the United States and is a former member of the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Collins is the chair of the Mississippi Economic Council for 2021-2022. Collins is past president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association and has been inducted as an Alumni Hall of Fame member at the University of Mississippi, Northeast Mississippi Junior College, and the Mississippi Military Academy Officer Candidate School.

He has been the recipient of many awards and decorations to include the Distinguished Service Medal; the Legion of Merit (with OLC); the Champion of Justice Award, presented by the Mississippi Center of Justice (2019); Trailblazer and Forerunner Award, presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., (2019); Top 25 Most Influential African Americans in Mississippi (2018); the Distinguished Citizen Award, presented by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., (2016); and the Whitney M. Young Service Award, presented by the Boy Scouts of America (2014). He also received the Our Mississippi Honors Lifetime Achievement Award (2018).

Collins received an associate degree from Northeast Mississippi Junior College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Jackson State University. He also earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and has completed studies
at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as Harvard Business School. Collins and his wife Debra reside in Madison, Miss.

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Dr. Theresa R. Horne

Dr. Theresa R. Horne is the Director of the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). In this capacity, Dr. Horne exercises leadership of the diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) and equal employment opportunity (EEO) teams supporting approximately
14,000 federal employees and contractors. Dr. Horne manages, directs, and coordinates the day-to-day operations and strategic vision of the office. She is responsible for interpreting EEO policy and regulations to implement higher level actions that directly shape the culture at DCSA and improve operations throughout the agency.

Prior to this role, Dr. Horne served as the Chief Diversity Officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) where she created and managed the implementation of the DEIA Strategic Plan, advised the Executive Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council on key opportunities to bolster women and underserved groups through sourcing, recruitment, retention and upward mobility for a 21,000+ employee organization. Dr. Horne successfully led the reasonable accommodations team, Anti-Harassment program, organizational climate assessments team, special emphasis programming team, diversity training, and the agency-wide vaccine exemption planning process, building policy and processes that were utilized across the Department of Homeland Security.

Additionally, Dr. Horne led award-winning culture efforts internationally in Yokosuka, Japan with Defense Logistics Agency before returning to Washington, DC to continue her work as a Senior Program Manager at the National Labor Relations Board. Her culture work has been recognized by federal and private industry earning her many awards like the Meritorious Service Award as well as being recognized as one of Mogul’s Top 100 DEI Leaders in 2021 due to her extensive inclusion work for women and people of color across the federal government. Dr. Horne is a sought after speaker and trusted thought leader on the intersection of DEIA, leadership development and human capital.

Dr. Horne earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Masters of Education, emphasis in Assessment, Testing and Measurement from Ashford University (now University of Arizona Global Campus) and a Doctorate of Education Leadership and Learning, emphasis in Education Administration from Aspen University. She is a proud Army war veteran and stalwart advocate for civil, human, and veteran rights.

Dr. Theresa R. Horne

Dr. Theresa R. Horne is the Director of the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). In this capacity, Dr. Horne exercises leadership of the diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) and equal employment opportunity (EEO) teams supporting approximately
14,000 federal employees and contractors. Dr. Horne manages, directs, and coordinates the day-to-day operations and strategic vision of the office. She is responsible for interpreting EEO policy and regulations to implement higher level actions that directly shape the culture at DCSA and improve operations throughout the agency.

Prior to this role, Dr. Horne served as the Chief Diversity Officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) where she created and managed the implementation of the DEIA Strategic Plan, advised the Executive Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council on key opportunities to bolster women and underserved groups through sourcing, recruitment, retention and upward mobility for a 21,000+ employee organization. Dr. Horne successfully led the reasonable accommodations team, Anti-Harassment program, organizational climate assessments team, special emphasis programming team, diversity training, and the agency-wide vaccine exemption planning process, building policy and processes that were utilized across the Department of Homeland Security.

Additionally, Dr. Horne led award-winning culture efforts internationally in Yokosuka, Japan with Defense Logistics Agency before returning to Washington, DC to continue her work as a Senior Program Manager at the National Labor Relations Board. Her culture work has been recognized by federal and private industry earning her many awards like the Meritorious Service Award as well as being recognized as one of Mogul’s Top 100 DEI Leaders in 2021 due to her extensive inclusion work for women and people of color across the federal government. Dr. Horne is a sought after speaker and trusted thought leader on the intersection of DEIA, leadership development and human capital.

Dr. Horne earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Masters of Education, emphasis in Assessment, Testing and Measurement from Ashford University (now University of Arizona Global Campus) and a Doctorate of Education Leadership and Learning, emphasis in Education Administration from Aspen University. She is a proud Army war veteran and stalwart advocate for civil, human, and veteran rights.

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Dottie Li

Dottie Li, Founder and CEO of TransPacific Communications, has extensive global expertise in cross-cultural communication and DEIA. Her path has taken her from China to the corridors of government, association and corporate power in Washington, D.C.

She moved from broadcast and print journalism to work as a corporate spokesperson and public relations executive. Then to the White House, handling media advance assignments around the country and the world for presidential trips. After her White House service, she served as a communications chief for several large national and international nonprofit organizations.

An important part of her mission with Transpacific Communications is helping to break down cultural barriers in the workplace, ensuring that talented individuals fulfill their promise. This simultaneously assists these government and private organizations to fulfill their mission by improving employee performance.

Sharing her expertise in cross-cultural communications, Dottie Li is active in the community, serving as a Commissioner on the Maryland Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and as a Board Member of the Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board in Maryland.

Dottie Li was recognized as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 2022, 2020 and 2015 for her professional accomplishment, community leadership and mentoring by The Daily Record. She was inducted into the prestigious Circle of Excellence as a 3-time winner. She was named a Mandarin Leader in America in 2018. She was awarded an “Outstanding Chinese American” by the Alliance Cultural Media, Inc. in 2016. She is the recipient of the “Best CrossCultural Communicator of the Year” in 2013 by the and Washington Maryland Minority Companies Association.

She also testified in the House Small Business Committee as an 8(a) business owner. In addition, Dottie’s voice can be heard by millions as the Voice (and Voice Coach) of Rosetta Stone’s Mandarin products. She is a certified China business cultural awareness consultant and an indemand keynote speaker. Dottie’s work has been profiled in several media outlets, including NPR, China Daily, Alist Magazine, MCM, The
Daily Record, etc.

In addition to her devotion to cross cultural communications, Dottie is an avid fitness enthusiast and has run 5Ks on several continents. She is a graduate of University of Mobile in Alabama and Hefei College in her native China.

Dottie Li

Dottie Li, Founder and CEO of TransPacific Communications, has extensive global expertise in cross-cultural communication and DEIA. Her path has taken her from China to the corridors of government, association and corporate power in Washington, D.C.

She moved from broadcast and print journalism to work as a corporate spokesperson and public relations executive. Then to the White House, handling media advance assignments around the country and the world for presidential trips. After her White House service, she served as a communications chief for several large national and international nonprofit organizations.

An important part of her mission with Transpacific Communications is helping to break down cultural barriers in the workplace, ensuring that talented individuals fulfill their promise. This simultaneously assists these government and private organizations to fulfill their mission by improving employee performance.

Sharing her expertise in cross-cultural communications, Dottie Li is active in the community, serving as a Commissioner on the Maryland Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and as a Board Member of the Governor's Wellmobile Program Advisory Board in Maryland.

Dottie Li was recognized as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 2022, 2020 and 2015 for her professional accomplishment, community leadership and mentoring by The Daily Record. She was inducted into the prestigious Circle of Excellence as a 3-time winner. She was named a Mandarin Leader in America in 2018. She was awarded an “Outstanding Chinese American” by the Alliance Cultural Media, Inc. in 2016. She is the recipient of the “Best CrossCultural Communicator of the Year” in 2013 by the and Washington Maryland Minority Companies Association.

She also testified in the House Small Business Committee as an 8(a) business owner. In addition, Dottie’s voice can be heard by millions as the Voice (and Voice Coach) of Rosetta Stone’s Mandarin products. She is a certified China business cultural awareness consultant and an indemand keynote speaker. Dottie’s work has been profiled in several media outlets, including NPR, China Daily, Alist Magazine, MCM, The
Daily Record, etc.

In addition to her devotion to cross cultural communications, Dottie is an avid fitness enthusiast and has run 5Ks on several continents. She is a graduate of University of Mobile in Alabama and Hefei College in her native China.

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Dr. Serelda L. Herbin

Dr. Serelda L. Herbin is the CEO and Founder of Coaching That Cares by Serelda, LLC, a company that coaches, cares, and guides people to their success, destiny, and purpose. She is also a two-time published #1 Amazon bestselling author, From At Risk To At The Top, and 31 Diversity Thoughts.

Serelda brings time tested experiences through her successful career as a senior leader in the United States Army, a senior Government Civilian, her life lessons, her extensive academic background, and her life’s work as a Christian to connect with her audience and clients.

Her passion is to motivate others, coach, and train others to operate at their max potential regardless of their life circumstances. She has a powerful life testimony that inspires that fuels her motivation to help others through that testimony. Through writing, publishing, coaching, and facilitating pivotal life transformation conversations, she is a powerful and electrifying force of change!

Dr. Serelda L. Herbin

Dr. Serelda L. Herbin is the CEO and Founder of Coaching That Cares by Serelda, LLC, a company that coaches, cares, and guides people to their success, destiny, and purpose. She is also a two-time published #1 Amazon bestselling author, From At Risk To At The Top, and 31 Diversity Thoughts.

Serelda brings time tested experiences through her successful career as a senior leader in the United States Army, a senior Government Civilian, her life lessons, her extensive academic background, and her life’s work as a Christian to connect with her audience and clients.

Her passion is to motivate others, coach, and train others to operate at their max potential regardless of their life circumstances. She has a powerful life testimony that inspires that fuels her motivation to help others through that testimony. Through writing, publishing, coaching, and facilitating pivotal life transformation conversations, she is a powerful and electrifying force of change!

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Maria Marukian

For more than 18 years, Maria has devoted herself to consulting, training and coaching leaders and organizations to facilitate culture change, with a specialization in diversity, equity, inclusion, intercultural competence, and innovation.

Maria’s passion lies in building bridges across identity differences, facilitating dialogue and coaching individuals to reflect on their individual cultural lenses that impact their beliefs and behaviors. She is sought after for her ability to connect on an individual level, as well as guide systemic change initiatives with measurable results.

Maria has partnered with a broad range of clients, including American University, the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, National Institutes of Health, PBS Distribution, U.S. Department of State, and the World Bank. She has worked with leaders around the world, including Colombia, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand, and Tunisia.

Maria formerly served as Director for the Leadership and Management Practice at Management Concepts, as a faculty member for the Federal Executive Institute, as a Leadership Development Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, and as the Executive Director for the National MultiCultural Institute. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at American University’s School of International Service, teaching graduate-level courses on intercultural communication, training design, and global teams.

Maria is a recognized public speaker and author. She has spoken at TEDx, the Forum on Workplace Inclusion, and the Association for Talent Development. She has been published in Forbes and Ellevate,and is author of the forthcoming book Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Trainers: Fostering DEI in the Workplace (ATD Press, 2022).

Maria is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She earned a dual Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Organizational Studies and Spanish, and a Master’s degree from American University in International Communication. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and is the proud mama of two incredible daughters.

Maria Marukian

For more than 18 years, Maria has devoted herself to consulting, training and coaching leaders and organizations to facilitate culture change, with a specialization in diversity, equity, inclusion, intercultural competence, and innovation.

Maria’s passion lies in building bridges across identity differences, facilitating dialogue and coaching individuals to reflect on their individual cultural lenses that impact their beliefs and behaviors. She is sought after for her ability to connect on an individual level, as well as guide systemic change initiatives with measurable results.

Maria has partnered with a broad range of clients, including American University, the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, National Institutes of Health, PBS Distribution, U.S. Department of State, and the World Bank. She has worked with leaders around the world, including Colombia, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand, and Tunisia.

Maria formerly served as Director for the Leadership and Management Practice at Management Concepts, as a faculty member for the Federal Executive Institute, as a Leadership Development Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, and as the Executive Director for the National MultiCultural Institute. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at American University’s School of International Service, teaching graduate-level courses on intercultural communication, training design, and global teams.

Maria is a recognized public speaker and author. She has spoken at TEDx, the Forum on Workplace Inclusion, and the Association for Talent Development. She has been published in Forbes and Ellevate,and is author of the forthcoming book Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Trainers: Fostering DEI in the Workplace (ATD Press, 2022).

Maria is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She earned a dual Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Organizational Studies and Spanish, and a Master’s degree from American University in International Communication. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and is the proud mama of two incredible daughters.

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Dr. Candace Warner

Dr. Warner is the Founder and CEO of people3, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, TN. People3 is a diversity,
equity, and inclusion firm. People3 has served over 160+ clients and engaged with over 300. People3 works with organizations all over the U.S. as well as global organizations.

Dr. Warner is a sociologist, educator, and diversity and inclusion consultant who has been teaching and facilitating conversations about diversity and inclusion for 22 years.

For the last 15 years, Dr. Warner has worked with private, government, and non-profit organizations to develop diversity and inclusion strategies, education, and consulting services. She has worked with over 200 different organizations in the space of diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Warner holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Public Policy.

In 2021, the Nashville Business Journal honored Dr. Warner as a Women of Influence Winner in the Top Executive category. In 2022, the Anthem Awards honored Dr. Warner as a 2nd place winner for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader of the Year.

In 2021, people3 was honored by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center as a NEXT Awards Finalist and in 2022 by the Nashville Business Journal as a Best in Business Finalist. In 2023, people3 was honored for Inclusive Organizations, a people3 online diversity and inclusion course, by the Anthem awards.

Dr. Candace Warner

Dr. Warner is the Founder and CEO of people3, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, TN. People3 is a diversity,
equity, and inclusion firm. People3 has served over 160+ clients and engaged with over 300. People3 works with organizations all over the U.S. as well as global organizations.

Dr. Warner is a sociologist, educator, and diversity and inclusion consultant who has been teaching and facilitating conversations about diversity and inclusion for 22 years.

For the last 15 years, Dr. Warner has worked with private, government, and non-profit organizations to develop diversity and inclusion strategies, education, and consulting services. She has worked with over 200 different organizations in the space of diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Warner holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Public Policy.

In 2021, the Nashville Business Journal honored Dr. Warner as a Women of Influence Winner in the Top Executive category. In 2022, the Anthem Awards honored Dr. Warner as a 2nd place winner for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader of the Year.

In 2021, people3 was honored by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center as a NEXT Awards Finalist and in 2022 by the Nashville Business Journal as a Best in Business Finalist. In 2023, people3 was honored for Inclusive Organizations, a people3 online diversity and inclusion course, by the Anthem awards.

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Felicia Lamar

Felicia Lamar brings 15 years of advanced human resources experience and has served in varying roles of responsibility in the Gaming, Hospitality, and Sports industry. Her professional strategy of being mindful and intentional in all she does is what drives her passion for the work of being a high energy change agent.

In her role with the St. Louis Cardinals, Felicia is responsible for progressing organizational goals and objectives through recruitment, compensation, employee relations, and diversity programs. Felicia attended Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS and has a BS in Communications, as well as an MBA. A Mississippi native, Felicia is a huge sports fan, especially collegiate and professional football. She also enjoys spending time with her son, a decorated track and field athlete, reading, shopping, and everything Beyoncé

Felicia Lamar

Felicia Lamar brings 15 years of advanced human resources experience and has served in varying roles of responsibility in the Gaming, Hospitality, and Sports industry. Her professional strategy of being mindful and intentional in all she does is what drives her passion for the work of being a high energy change agent.

In her role with the St. Louis Cardinals, Felicia is responsible for progressing organizational goals and objectives through recruitment, compensation, employee relations, and diversity programs. Felicia attended Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS and has a BS in Communications, as well as an MBA. A Mississippi native, Felicia is a huge sports fan, especially collegiate and professional football. She also enjoys spending time with her son, a decorated track and field athlete, reading, shopping, and everything Beyoncé

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Camille Scales Young

Camille brings more than two decades of state and federal government affairs and community relations experience to Cornerstone Government Affairs. Based in the firm’s Jackson, MS office, Camille has deep relationships with elected officials, business leaders, media professionals and community influencers across Mississippi and throughout the Southeast. She helps a diverse set of corporate, non-profit and association clients navigate policies, create and drive effective advocacy campaigns, utilize business and development opportunities and craft successful public affairs efforts.

Camille is very involved in community activities that have provided opportunities to hone her diversity and inclusion capabilities. In addition to leading the Cornerstone Diversity and Inclusion Working Group within a firm of almost 100 professionals, she also is a member of the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Madison County Business League and Foundation. She was honored to serve as President of the Mississippi State University National Alumni Association and, during her tenure, she increased minority participation within the alumni base.

Camille has been honored for her professional accomplishments and service to the community. She was selected for the inaugural class of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Mississippi and as a Top 50 Business Woman in Mississippi. She also is a board member of BankFirst Financial Services, CalMaine Foods and Mississippi Power Company.

Camille Scales Young

Camille brings more than two decades of state and federal government affairs and community relations experience to Cornerstone Government Affairs. Based in the firm’s Jackson, MS office, Camille has deep relationships with elected officials, business leaders, media professionals and community influencers across Mississippi and throughout the Southeast. She helps a diverse set of corporate, non-profit and association clients navigate policies, create and drive effective advocacy campaigns, utilize business and development opportunities and craft successful public affairs efforts.

Camille is very involved in community activities that have provided opportunities to hone her diversity and inclusion capabilities. In addition to leading the Cornerstone Diversity and Inclusion Working Group within a firm of almost 100 professionals, she also is a member of the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Madison County Business League and Foundation. She was honored to serve as President of the Mississippi State University National Alumni Association and, during her tenure, she increased minority participation within the alumni base.

Camille has been honored for her professional accomplishments and service to the community. She was selected for the inaugural class of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Mississippi and as a Top 50 Business Woman in Mississippi. She also is a board member of BankFirst Financial Services, CalMaine Foods and Mississippi Power Company.

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Kim Washington

Kim Washington serves as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, a position she has held since April 2019. She provides thought leadership, develops strategy, and aligns initiatives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion to achieve business results. Washington is responsible for talent management, workforce development, leveraging the work of employees and diversity teams, development and delivery of effective training and other DE&I communication and awareness efforts.

Washington has more than 20 years of experience in the Southern Company system. She began her career at Gulf Power in 2002 and served in various leadership roles including Maintenance Team Leader, Operations Team Leader, and Fuels Unit Owner at Plant Crist. In 2010, she was named Electrical & Instrumentation Team Leader at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry and served as Outage Planning Team Leader. In 2012, she advanced to Compliance & Support Manager at Plant Gaston. Washington joined Mississippi Power in 2014 as Compliance & Support Manager at Plant Daniel and later became the Engineering Manager in 2017. Washington was a member of the 2019 Mississippi Power Contract Negotiations Team.

Washington holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida A&M
University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of West Florida and an Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching. She is also a Certified Diversity Professional, Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator and a graduate of the McKinsey Black Management Accelerator program.

In 2017, Washington was featured in Diversity in Action magazine as a leading energy professional, and in 2018 received a Science Spectrum Trailblazer award at the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) STEM conference. In July 2021, she was also featured in Gulf Coast Woman magazine as one of the 100 Successful Women to Know.

Washington serves on Community Connection, the American Association of Blacks in Energy, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County Board where she was named Board Member of the Year in 2019. She is an iCan® Girls in Engineering mentor, overseer for the DE&I teams throughout the company, Co-Chair of the Gulf Coast DE&I Consortium, liaison for Moss Point School District, advocate for Parents for Public Schools of Moss Point, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and founder of Single Mothers & STEM, Inc. She is a facilitator for 7 Habits for Managers leadership training.

Washington is married to her husband David. She has two adult children, Donovan and
Deja, and four grandchildren, Danari, Daniyah, Malani and Kimani.

Kim Washington

Kim Washington serves as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, a position she has held since April 2019. She provides thought leadership, develops strategy, and aligns initiatives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion to achieve business results. Washington is responsible for talent management, workforce development, leveraging the work of employees and diversity teams, development and delivery of effective training and other DE&I communication and awareness efforts.

Washington has more than 20 years of experience in the Southern Company system. She began her career at Gulf Power in 2002 and served in various leadership roles including Maintenance Team Leader, Operations Team Leader, and Fuels Unit Owner at Plant Crist. In 2010, she was named Electrical & Instrumentation Team Leader at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry and served as Outage Planning Team Leader. In 2012, she advanced to Compliance & Support Manager at Plant Gaston. Washington joined Mississippi Power in 2014 as Compliance & Support Manager at Plant Daniel and later became the Engineering Manager in 2017. Washington was a member of the 2019 Mississippi Power Contract Negotiations Team.

Washington holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida A&M
University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of West Florida and an Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching. She is also a Certified Diversity Professional, Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator and a graduate of the McKinsey Black Management Accelerator program.

In 2017, Washington was featured in Diversity in Action magazine as a leading energy professional, and in 2018 received a Science Spectrum Trailblazer award at the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) STEM conference. In July 2021, she was also featured in Gulf Coast Woman magazine as one of the 100 Successful Women to Know.

Washington serves on Community Connection, the American Association of Blacks in Energy, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County Board where she was named Board Member of the Year in 2019. She is an iCan® Girls in Engineering mentor, overseer for the DE&I teams throughout the company, Co-Chair of the Gulf Coast DE&I Consortium, liaison for Moss Point School District, advocate for Parents for Public Schools of Moss Point, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and founder of Single Mothers & STEM, Inc. She is a facilitator for 7 Habits for Managers leadership training.

Washington is married to her husband David. She has two adult children, Donovan and
Deja, and four grandchildren, Danari, Daniyah, Malani and Kimani.

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Willie Jones

Willie Jones is the President & CEO of DSC Training Academy. She has been a leader in the transportation and staffing industries, supplying experienced, professional, and DOT-certified commercial drivers to manufacturers, distributors, and motor carriers throughout the South.

Since 1995, she has been known as a respected leader in the transportation industry. Her
organization was recognized in 2016 as one of the Largest Minority Owned Businesses in
Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal and its president, Top 50 Women in Business 2013. DSC has established a brand in the transportation industry, forming DSC Training Academy in 2000, a Commercial Truck Driver Training School with locations in Greenville, Tupelo, and Jackson, MS.

Willie Jones became the first African American woman in Mississippi to establish a truck driver training school. It now operates its sole location at its workforce development center at 3906 I-55 South Frontage Road, Jackson, MS. For over eight years (2011-2019), Mrs. Jones provided
quality in-home care to seniors and other clients who needed help with the activities of daily
living.

Through these efforts, her agency enriched the lives of clients as they enabled them to maintain the highest possible level of independent living in their own homes for as long as possible, in addition to providing jobs for women in Mississippi. In 2018, Mrs. Jones was selected as one of Mississippi's Top CEOs by MS Business Journal.

Jones is the current President of Women for Progress of Mississippi, a community service
organization founded in 1978. She is also the creator and co-host of Women for Progress Radio Network, whose mission is to be a catalyst for change in Mississippi by informing and educating Mississippi communities on the policies that affect our city and state.

Willie Jones is married to Harold Tyree Jones (Retired USDA, Deceased July 2020). Together,
they are the parents of two children and five grandchildren. Jones is an avid golfer, traveler, and community advocate.

Willie Jones

Willie Jones is the President & CEO of DSC Training Academy. She has been a leader in the transportation and staffing industries, supplying experienced, professional, and DOT-certified commercial drivers to manufacturers, distributors, and motor carriers throughout the South.

Since 1995, she has been known as a respected leader in the transportation industry. Her
organization was recognized in 2016 as one of the Largest Minority Owned Businesses in
Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal and its president, Top 50 Women in Business 2013. DSC has established a brand in the transportation industry, forming DSC Training Academy in 2000, a Commercial Truck Driver Training School with locations in Greenville, Tupelo, and Jackson, MS.

Willie Jones became the first African American woman in Mississippi to establish a truck driver training school. It now operates its sole location at its workforce development center at 3906 I-55 South Frontage Road, Jackson, MS. For over eight years (2011-2019), Mrs. Jones provided
quality in-home care to seniors and other clients who needed help with the activities of daily
living.

Through these efforts, her agency enriched the lives of clients as they enabled them to maintain the highest possible level of independent living in their own homes for as long as possible, in addition to providing jobs for women in Mississippi. In 2018, Mrs. Jones was selected as one of Mississippi's Top CEOs by MS Business Journal.

Jones is the current President of Women for Progress of Mississippi, a community service
organization founded in 1978. She is also the creator and co-host of Women for Progress Radio Network, whose mission is to be a catalyst for change in Mississippi by informing and educating Mississippi communities on the policies that affect our city and state.

Willie Jones is married to Harold Tyree Jones (Retired USDA, Deceased July 2020). Together,
they are the parents of two children and five grandchildren. Jones is an avid golfer, traveler, and community advocate.

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Candie L. Simmons

Candie L. Simmons is a marketing veteran with over 20+ years of demonstrated experience in corporate America and non-profit organizations. Having prepared and
delivered countless presentations and speeches, she is a highly sought-after public speaker who not only focuses on content but also delivers and engages her audiences. As a Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder® Coach, she's coached numerous managers and their teams on how to work together more effectively by focusing on each team member's strengths to achieve overall goals.

A native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Candie received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and Master of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. She is an entrepreneur operating CLSimmons Consulting, LLC, a full-service boutique consulting firm that can help with your organization’s
effectiveness through marketing and professional development training. Some of the firm’s services include executive coaching, team building, strategic planning sessions, personal brand development, and communication.

The Mississippi Business Journal previously selected Candie as a ‘Top 40 Under 40’, and as a ‘Top 50 Leading Business Women’ where she placed in the top ten. She was also selected in 2017, as ‘Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year’ by The University of Mississippi and ‘A Woman Making a Difference in Madison County’ by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Madison County Alumnae Chapter.

Candie actively serves on the Ole Miss Women's Council, Ole Miss Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisory Council, and the Junior League of Jackson Business and Community Advisory Council. In addition, she is a member of the board of directors for First Commercial Bank, 2nd Chance Mississippi, Baptist Health Foundation, and the Coleman Alexander Prosser Foundation, Incorporated.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, where she serves as the South Eastern Representative to the International Programs Committee, and is a member of Beta Delta Omega Chapter in Jackson, MS, where she is the immediate past president.

During the summer months, the entrepreneur also finds time to teach children and adults how to swim because she wants everyone to enjoy and love the water, just as much as she does.

Candie L. Simmons

Candie L. Simmons is a marketing veteran with over 20+ years of demonstrated experience in corporate America and non-profit organizations. Having prepared and
delivered countless presentations and speeches, she is a highly sought-after public speaker who not only focuses on content but also delivers and engages her audiences. As a Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder® Coach, she's coached numerous managers and their teams on how to work together more effectively by focusing on each team member's strengths to achieve overall goals.

A native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Candie received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and Master of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. She is an entrepreneur operating CLSimmons Consulting, LLC, a full-service boutique consulting firm that can help with your organization’s
effectiveness through marketing and professional development training. Some of the firm’s services include executive coaching, team building, strategic planning sessions, personal brand development, and communication.

The Mississippi Business Journal previously selected Candie as a ‘Top 40 Under 40’, and as a ‘Top 50 Leading Business Women’ where she placed in the top ten. She was also selected in 2017, as ‘Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year’ by The University of Mississippi and ‘A Woman Making a Difference in Madison County’ by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Madison County Alumnae Chapter.

Candie actively serves on the Ole Miss Women's Council, Ole Miss Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisory Council, and the Junior League of Jackson Business and Community Advisory Council. In addition, she is a member of the board of directors for First Commercial Bank, 2nd Chance Mississippi, Baptist Health Foundation, and the Coleman Alexander Prosser Foundation, Incorporated.

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, where she serves as the South Eastern Representative to the International Programs Committee, and is a member of Beta Delta Omega Chapter in Jackson, MS, where she is the immediate past president.

During the summer months, the entrepreneur also finds time to teach children and adults how to swim because she wants everyone to enjoy and love the water, just as much as she does.

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Jeannette Mills

Jeannette Mills, executive vice president and chief external relations officer, has over 30 years of commercial and regulatory experience in the energy and utilities sectors, with a strong track record of delivering high-quality customer service and driving economic development.

Mills leads TVA’s vision and execution for relationships with customers, communities, government officials, stakeholder groups and regional industry. She also oversees TVA’s economic development activities and its role as regulator. She manages relationships with the 153 local power companies that distribute TVA energy, as well as its directly served industrial and institutional customers.

Mills’ vision is for TVA to have a proactive, collaborative presence in Tennessee Valley communities, working with local governments and stakeholder groups to serve the region side-by-side and pursue a better quality of life for all of its residents.

She is a dynamic and active speaker, addressing Valley industrial, governmental and community groups on topics that include diversity and inclusion, STEM careers, robotics, public service, and women’s career development within the energy sector. She is a tireless advocate for women’s well
being and was recently named to the board of directors of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, which aligns people with resources and coordinates community-based services through the two-generation approach to poverty reduction.

Prior to joining TVA, Mills served as the senior vice president of Safety, Health, Environmental and Assurance U.S. at National Grid Group, the U.K.’s largest investor-owned utility. There she was responsible for occupational and process safety; health and wellbeing; environmental management; and assurance oversight within the company's U.S. region.

Prior to joining the National Grid, she served as commissioner for the Maryland Public Service
Commission. She was appointed by Governor Lawrence J. Hogan and served on a five-person panel that regulated gas, electric, telephone, water, sewage disposal and transportation companies.

Mills started her career with Baltimore Gas and Electric where she spent 25 years advancing
through positions of increasing responsibility. From 2008 to 2013, she served as vice president of Customer Operations and chief customer officer, implementing a comprehensive customer-facing
strategy that resulted in a 30 percent improvement in BGE's customer satisfaction. She also served for five years on the Board of Directors of Medifast, a pioneering company in the
field of weight management and healthy living products. In 2013, she was named executive vice
president, overseeing the company’s personal coaching division.

Jeannette Mills

Jeannette Mills, executive vice president and chief external relations officer, has over 30 years of commercial and regulatory experience in the energy and utilities sectors, with a strong track record of delivering high-quality customer service and driving economic development.

Mills leads TVA’s vision and execution for relationships with customers, communities, government officials, stakeholder groups and regional industry. She also oversees TVA’s economic development activities and its role as regulator. She manages relationships with the 153 local power companies that distribute TVA energy, as well as its directly served industrial and institutional customers.

Mills’ vision is for TVA to have a proactive, collaborative presence in Tennessee Valley communities, working with local governments and stakeholder groups to serve the region side-by-side and pursue a better quality of life for all of its residents.

She is a dynamic and active speaker, addressing Valley industrial, governmental and community groups on topics that include diversity and inclusion, STEM careers, robotics, public service, and women’s career development within the energy sector. She is a tireless advocate for women’s well
being and was recently named to the board of directors of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, which aligns people with resources and coordinates community-based services through the two-generation approach to poverty reduction.

Prior to joining TVA, Mills served as the senior vice president of Safety, Health, Environmental and Assurance U.S. at National Grid Group, the U.K.’s largest investor-owned utility. There she was responsible for occupational and process safety; health and wellbeing; environmental management; and assurance oversight within the company's U.S. region.

Prior to joining the National Grid, she served as commissioner for the Maryland Public Service
Commission. She was appointed by Governor Lawrence J. Hogan and served on a five-person panel that regulated gas, electric, telephone, water, sewage disposal and transportation companies.

Mills started her career with Baltimore Gas and Electric where she spent 25 years advancing
through positions of increasing responsibility. From 2008 to 2013, she served as vice president of Customer Operations and chief customer officer, implementing a comprehensive customer-facing
strategy that resulted in a 30 percent improvement in BGE's customer satisfaction. She also served for five years on the Board of Directors of Medifast, a pioneering company in the
field of weight management and healthy living products. In 2013, she was named executive vice
president, overseeing the company’s personal coaching division.

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Kassi Rushing

Kassi Rushing builds places people want to work. She specializes in connecting the people, processes and resources necessary to make culture a company’s competitive advantage. Since 2002, Kassi has been bridging the strategies between business and people, transforming workplace culture, building high performing teams, developing leaders and leadership pipelines with future ready skills, designing intentional employee experiences, improving female talent
experiences and pipelines, and crafting communication strategy to accelerate organizational
success.

Kassi previously served as the director of people growth and engagement for HORNE LLP and
as a corporate communicator at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. She earned
her Bachelor of Arts in communication with an emphasis in public relations from Mississippi State University and her Master of Science in corporate communication and public relations from Mississippi College. She holds her Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from the Yale School of Management.

Kassi has worked with companies like KPMG, Lowe’s, The Dollar Tree, and many more, in transforming their organizations for the future of work. Kassi is a working mom and the Vice President of Organizational Strategy & Employee Experience at Blue Hen. She is also a strategic partner, facilitator and designated Thought Leader at the Business Learning Institute, a
division of the AICPA. You can follow her on Instagram at @momsmakegreatleaders.

Kassi Rushing

Kassi Rushing builds places people want to work. She specializes in connecting the people, processes and resources necessary to make culture a company’s competitive advantage. Since 2002, Kassi has been bridging the strategies between business and people, transforming workplace culture, building high performing teams, developing leaders and leadership pipelines with future ready skills, designing intentional employee experiences, improving female talent
experiences and pipelines, and crafting communication strategy to accelerate organizational
success.

Kassi previously served as the director of people growth and engagement for HORNE LLP and
as a corporate communicator at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company. She earned
her Bachelor of Arts in communication with an emphasis in public relations from Mississippi State University and her Master of Science in corporate communication and public relations from Mississippi College. She holds her Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from the Yale School of Management.

Kassi has worked with companies like KPMG, Lowe’s, The Dollar Tree, and many more, in transforming their organizations for the future of work. Kassi is a working mom and the Vice President of Organizational Strategy & Employee Experience at Blue Hen. She is also a strategic partner, facilitator and designated Thought Leader at the Business Learning Institute, a
division of the AICPA. You can follow her on Instagram at @momsmakegreatleaders.

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Dorothy Wilson

Dorothy P. Wilson is a successful serialpreneur, award-winning publisher and editor with 30-plus years of experience and an international speaker and podcast host. She creates platforms to help amplify messages and elevate brands through publishing books and magazines, producing podcasts, hosting international conferences and developing creative marketing strategies.

Publisher and Editor of Gulf Coast Woman, she is recognized as a Top 10 Woman Business Owner by NAWBO, SBA Women in Business Champion, one of the Top Most Influential African-Americans in the State of Mississippi, Humanitarian of the Year, and Magazine Publisher of the Year - Mississippi. She is a past president of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce; founder and host of FaithInspiration Network, which includes a podcast listened to and viewed in 31 countries, and Live Your Faith Out Loud Conference; co-founder of Success Women’s Conference, a Top 5 for women in the U.S. Her newspaper’s team was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for Hurricane Katrina coverage and she led the team that produced New York Times bestseller “Katrina: 30 Hours That Changed the Mississippi Gulf
Coast Forever."

In addition to Gulf Coast Woman, her companies include DWilson & Associates publishing; CWR Digital Gulf Coast; and Mighty Men Movers MS. Her motto is: Make Every Day Count. Her favorite quote is: As a person thinketh, so is he.

Dorothy Wilson

Dorothy P. Wilson is a successful serialpreneur, award-winning publisher and editor with 30-plus years of experience and an international speaker and podcast host. She creates platforms to help amplify messages and elevate brands through publishing books and magazines, producing podcasts, hosting international conferences and developing creative marketing strategies.

Publisher and Editor of Gulf Coast Woman, she is recognized as a Top 10 Woman Business Owner by NAWBO, SBA Women in Business Champion, one of the Top Most Influential African-Americans in the State of Mississippi, Humanitarian of the Year, and Magazine Publisher of the Year - Mississippi. She is a past president of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce; founder and host of FaithInspiration Network, which includes a podcast listened to and viewed in 31 countries, and Live Your Faith Out Loud Conference; co-founder of Success Women’s Conference, a Top 5 for women in the U.S. Her newspaper’s team was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for Hurricane Katrina coverage and she led the team that produced New York Times bestseller “Katrina: 30 Hours That Changed the Mississippi Gulf
Coast Forever."

In addition to Gulf Coast Woman, her companies include DWilson & Associates publishing; CWR Digital Gulf Coast; and Mighty Men Movers MS. Her motto is: Make Every Day Count. Her favorite quote is: As a person thinketh, so is he.

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Dr. Samuel Jones

Dr. Samuel Jones, CSP, is a highly sought-after professional speaker, author, and award-winning entrepreneur with more than two decades of rich experience in leadership, business, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Jones excels in guiding clients through the complexities of change and uncertainty with the Momentum Mindset™.  His main goal is to help leaders overcome resistance to change, inspiring them to adopt innovative methods for improved outcomes.

Clients value Dr. Jones for his empathetic listening, and how he encourages a shift in perceptions about leadership and team dynamics. He inspires the use of position and power to prioritize people and their development.

Dr. Jones also serves as the Assistant to the President for Leadership Training at Jones College in Ellisville, MS, and is engaged in developing leaders at Engaged Leadership and the Blue Hen Agency. He also provides spiritual guidance as the Superintendent for the Sunday School and Associate Pastor at Peace & Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church in Richton, MS. Dr. Jones is happily married to Sarah Clark, LPC, and they reside in Ellisville, MS.

Dr. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising, a master’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mississippi State University. He was recognized as a TOP Entrepreneur by the Mississippi Business Journal, holds the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) designation, and is certified in TTI Success Insights DISC™ and Jack Canfield’s Success Principles™️.

Dr. Jones' blend of professional expertise and the Momentum Mindset™ makes him a key figure in guiding leaders and entrepreneurs to their fullest potential, resonating across various sectors as a source of inspiration and transformation in leadership and personal development.

Dr. Samuel Jones

Dr. Samuel Jones, CSP, is a highly sought-after professional speaker, author, and award-winning entrepreneur with more than two decades of rich experience in leadership, business, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Jones excels in guiding clients through the complexities of change and uncertainty with the Momentum Mindset™.  His main goal is to help leaders overcome resistance to change, inspiring them to adopt innovative methods for improved outcomes.

Clients value Dr. Jones for his empathetic listening, and how he encourages a shift in perceptions about leadership and team dynamics. He inspires the use of position and power to prioritize people and their development.

Dr. Jones also serves as the Assistant to the President for Leadership Training at Jones College in Ellisville, MS, and is engaged in developing leaders at Engaged Leadership and the Blue Hen Agency. He also provides spiritual guidance as the Superintendent for the Sunday School and Associate Pastor at Peace & Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church in Richton, MS. Dr. Jones is happily married to Sarah Clark, LPC, and they reside in Ellisville, MS.

Dr. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising, a master’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Mississippi State University. He was recognized as a TOP Entrepreneur by the Mississippi Business Journal, holds the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) designation, and is certified in TTI Success Insights DISC™ and Jack Canfield’s Success Principles™️.

Dr. Jones' blend of professional expertise and the Momentum Mindset™ makes him a key figure in guiding leaders and entrepreneurs to their fullest potential, resonating across various sectors as a source of inspiration and transformation in leadership and personal development.

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Alvin-o Williams

Alvin-o Williams is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council. He is an experienced business and economic development professional who has held various leadership roles in the for-profit and non­profit sectors. Alvin-o is a serial entrepreneur, having started, managed, acquired, and divested several businesses in landscaping, real estate, hospitality, health & wellness, and marketing.

Alvin-o is an outcome-oriented executive specializing in circular strategy and innovation. He co-founded one of the most successful economic development summits surrounding DE&I and Supplier Diversity – the BIGGER Discussion. For over seven years, The BIGGER Discussion addressed a broad range of “Elephant in the Room” issues surrounding race, gender, the environment, and wealth parity. Alvin-o is also the inventor of the Supply Chain Equity Management (SCEM) framework and THE HANDPRINT® tool and supplier ESG management platform. He holds three patents that systematically take tangible and intangible resource allocations from a buying organization and its suppliers to determine the concurrent socio-economic and environmental impact of those resource allocations. This data provides primary data organizations can use for ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting and management purposes. Information is then converted into a unique visualization tool that enables anyone (internally or externally) to quickly assess or communicate the socioeconomic impact of an individual supplier, a group of suppliers, a cost center, a profit center, or the aggregate socio-economic and environmental impact of a buying organization without requiring the reader to sift through volumes of data or reports.

Alvin-o has a certificate in circular economics from the University of Cambridge, Judge School of Business. He is a Fellow at the Center for Environmental Communications at Loyola University, a certified Social Media Strategist, and a trained Six Sigma Black Belt. Lastly, Alvin-o has a Jurist Doctorate in Law, a Certificate in Leadership, a Certificate in Venture Finance, a Certificate in Economic Development & Finance, and a Bachelor of Science in Scientific & Technical Communications.

Alvin-o Williams

Alvin-o Williams is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council. He is an experienced business and economic development professional who has held various leadership roles in the for-profit and non­profit sectors. Alvin-o is a serial entrepreneur, having started, managed, acquired, and divested several businesses in landscaping, real estate, hospitality, health & wellness, and marketing.

Alvin-o is an outcome-oriented executive specializing in circular strategy and innovation. He co-founded one of the most successful economic development summits surrounding DE&I and Supplier Diversity – the BIGGER Discussion. For over seven years, The BIGGER Discussion addressed a broad range of “Elephant in the Room” issues surrounding race, gender, the environment, and wealth parity. Alvin-o is also the inventor of the Supply Chain Equity Management (SCEM) framework and THE HANDPRINT® tool and supplier ESG management platform. He holds three patents that systematically take tangible and intangible resource allocations from a buying organization and its suppliers to determine the concurrent socio-economic and environmental impact of those resource allocations. This data provides primary data organizations can use for ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting and management purposes. Information is then converted into a unique visualization tool that enables anyone (internally or externally) to quickly assess or communicate the socioeconomic impact of an individual supplier, a group of suppliers, a cost center, a profit center, or the aggregate socio-economic and environmental impact of a buying organization without requiring the reader to sift through volumes of data or reports.

Alvin-o has a certificate in circular economics from the University of Cambridge, Judge School of Business. He is a Fellow at the Center for Environmental Communications at Loyola University, a certified Social Media Strategist, and a trained Six Sigma Black Belt. Lastly, Alvin-o has a Jurist Doctorate in Law, a Certificate in Leadership, a Certificate in Venture Finance, a Certificate in Economic Development & Finance, and a Bachelor of Science in Scientific & Technical Communications.

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James D. “Dan” Rollins, III

James D. “Dan” Rollins, III has served as the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2012, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since April 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Rollins served as President and Chief Operating Officer of another publicly traded financial holding company. He began his banking career in 1978.

Since assuming the Chief Executive Officer role at the Bank in 2012, he has carefully and methodically implemented necessary changes throughout the Company to improve profitability levels while simultaneously improving customer satisfaction and standardizing the Company’s operations. In addition, Mr. Rollins has significantly increased the presence of the Company through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Most notably, the recent transformational merger between legacy
BancorpSouth and legacy Cadence Bank has positioned the Company for continued success with expanded geographic reach, new product and service offerings, and specialized expertise, all of which focus on the customer experience. Finally, Mr. Rollins has fostered an environment of inclusivity and talent acquisition and retention, recognizing the importance of professional development to support the long-term success of the Company.

Mr. Rollins earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas and is also a graduate of The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU. Mr. Rollins is a past chairman of North Mississippi Health Services, Inc. and a director and past chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council.

James D. “Dan” Rollins, III

James D. “Dan” Rollins, III has served as the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2012, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since April 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Rollins served as President and Chief Operating Officer of another publicly traded financial holding company. He began his banking career in 1978.

Since assuming the Chief Executive Officer role at the Bank in 2012, he has carefully and methodically implemented necessary changes throughout the Company to improve profitability levels while simultaneously improving customer satisfaction and standardizing the Company’s operations. In addition, Mr. Rollins has significantly increased the presence of the Company through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Most notably, the recent transformational merger between legacy
BancorpSouth and legacy Cadence Bank has positioned the Company for continued success with expanded geographic reach, new product and service offerings, and specialized expertise, all of which focus on the customer experience. Finally, Mr. Rollins has fostered an environment of inclusivity and talent acquisition and retention, recognizing the importance of professional development to support the long-term success of the Company.

Mr. Rollins earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas and is also a graduate of The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU. Mr. Rollins is a past chairman of North Mississippi Health Services, Inc. and a director and past chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council.

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C. Mitchell Waycaster

Mr. Waycaster has served as the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer since May 1, 2018, and he has been President of the Company and the Bank since January 2016. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Waycaster was our Chief Operating Officer since January 2016. Prior to being named President, Mr. Waycaster was our Executive Vice
President since February 2003 and a Senior Executive Vice President since June 2005. He served as Chief Administrative Officer of the Bank from April 2007 to January 2016. Mr. Waycaster served as President of the Mississippi Division of Renasant Bank from January 2005 to April 2007; previously Mr. Waycaster served as Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking of the Bank from 2000 until December 2004.

C. Mitchell Waycaster

Mr. Waycaster has served as the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer since May 1, 2018, and he has been President of the Company and the Bank since January 2016. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Waycaster was our Chief Operating Officer since January 2016. Prior to being named President, Mr. Waycaster was our Executive Vice
President since February 2003 and a Senior Executive Vice President since June 2005. He served as Chief Administrative Officer of the Bank from April 2007 to January 2016. Mr. Waycaster served as President of the Mississippi Division of Renasant Bank from January 2005 to April 2007; previously Mr. Waycaster served as Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking of the Bank from 2000 until December 2004.

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Tamara J. Wyre

Tamara Wyre is a true champion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the finance industry. As the leader of Talent and Diversity functions at Hancock Whitney, Tamara integrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging strategy with talent management and learning models to build teams that serve the diverse needs of clients and communities and a workforce culture where all associates can thrive. She leads a team focused on attracting, developing, and retaining a talented and diverse workforce
while enriching the company's culture, business growth, and community engagement.

Tamara’s innovative approach has made her a thought leader in the industry. With over 25 years of experience in wealth and asset management, Tamara has a strong track record of creating equity strategies that mirror the belief systems of those who own them. Tamara joined Hancock Whitney in 2018 as Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, spearheading the company’s first socially responsible investment strategy called the SRI-Diversity Leaders Investment Equity Strategy, which invests in companies that
demonstrate inclusive practices around gender and equality. Prior to joining Hancock Whitney, Wyre was a Portfolio Relationship Manager with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Atlanta, GA.

Tamara earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hampton University College, MBA from Tulane University, a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA ®)
Certification from University of California, Berkeley, SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification, and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from University of South Florida.

Tamara is a true force for education and economic empowerment, actively serving on multiple boards and committees including Youth Force NOLA. Her passion for
promoting financial literacy and career readiness shines through in her work facilitating workshops for youth and young adults. Tamara's dedication to introducing girls to careers in finance is especially noteworthy through her involvement with Rock the Street Wall Street and Dress For Success. Her hard work and achievements have not
gone unnoticed, as she has been recognized with numerous awards including the 2022 Woman of Achievement Corporate Award and being selected as a "Top Women in
Asset Management" by Money Management Executives and Top Women Leaders of Louisiana for 2024 by Women We Admire.

Tamara J. Wyre

Tamara Wyre is a true champion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the finance industry. As the leader of Talent and Diversity functions at Hancock Whitney, Tamara integrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging strategy with talent management and learning models to build teams that serve the diverse needs of clients and communities and a workforce culture where all associates can thrive. She leads a team focused on attracting, developing, and retaining a talented and diverse workforce
while enriching the company's culture, business growth, and community engagement.

Tamara’s innovative approach has made her a thought leader in the industry. With over 25 years of experience in wealth and asset management, Tamara has a strong track record of creating equity strategies that mirror the belief systems of those who own them. Tamara joined Hancock Whitney in 2018 as Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, spearheading the company’s first socially responsible investment strategy called the SRI-Diversity Leaders Investment Equity Strategy, which invests in companies that
demonstrate inclusive practices around gender and equality. Prior to joining Hancock Whitney, Wyre was a Portfolio Relationship Manager with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Atlanta, GA.

Tamara earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hampton University College, MBA from Tulane University, a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA ®)
Certification from University of California, Berkeley, SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification, and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from University of South Florida.

Tamara is a true force for education and economic empowerment, actively serving on multiple boards and committees including Youth Force NOLA. Her passion for
promoting financial literacy and career readiness shines through in her work facilitating workshops for youth and young adults. Tamara's dedication to introducing girls to careers in finance is especially noteworthy through her involvement with Rock the Street Wall Street and Dress For Success. Her hard work and achievements have not
gone unnoticed, as she has been recognized with numerous awards including the 2022 Woman of Achievement Corporate Award and being selected as a "Top Women in
Asset Management" by Money Management Executives and Top Women Leaders of Louisiana for 2024 by Women We Admire.

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