Brian IdehenManuel LorenzoDamion MartinZoila Del CastilloKristen DufauchardQuamid FrancisKristin BrayeDiego CarvajalJatae DalyJordan StockdaleCourtney StokesDionne M. Smith

Brian Idehen

Brian Idehen is a Senior Associate at BurgherGray LLP a Minority-Owned New York based law firm and the Co-Chair of the firm’s Strategy & Marketing Team. His practice focuses on capital markets/finance and general corporate and commercial transactions where his clients range from sophisticated start-up enterprises to Fortune 100 companies. Brian is an active member…
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Manuel Lorenzo

Manuel Lorenzo is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Neuberger Berman and works in the alternative investments group. He primarily supports the private equity, private credit, hedge fund and fund of hedge fund businesses. He coordinates the drafting and negotiation of fund formation documents as well as the legal execution of co-investment, primary,…
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Damion Martin

Damion Martin is the founder and co-managing partner of MH Holdings focused on residential and commercial real estate. Prior to this, he has worked at a number of firms including Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, IBM, and Infosys across the US, China, and India. A Bronx native, Mr. Martin is a first generation American to Caribbean parents…
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Zoila Del Castillo

Zoila Del Castillo is an Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau. In that capacity, Ms. Del Castillo prosecutes and investigates complex financial crimes that cross county lines, including sales tax and insurance fraud cases. In addition to these duties, Attorney General James…
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Kristen Dufauchard

Kristen Dufauchard is a marketing and communications leader with over ten years of experience designing and delivering campaigns for colleges, universities, and international brands. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Communications for the New York University (NYU) Division of Libraries. Her role is responsible for leading the global division's newly formed Department of…
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Quamid Francis

Quamid is the Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Veterans' Services. In this role, he provides strategic advice and analysis to the Commissioner to help guide decisions on policy and programs, personnel management, and external affairs. Quamid directly oversees the Budget, Communications, Information Technology, and Intergovernmental…
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Kristin Braye

Kristin Braye is the Diversity Recruitment Strategies & Events Interim Manager at the National Urban League where her aim is to develop recruitment strategies and career development opportunities to diverse candidates looking for employment. Born and raised in Texas, she has worked in Human Resources and Talent Management for 5+ years and is a professional…
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Diego Carvajal

Diego Carvajal is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”) Educator and Consultant with VallotKarp Consulting. He works with global corporations, law firms, and museums in developing multi-year strategic DEI plans, global culture assessments, and educational seminars focused on anti-racism and unconscious bias. Diego was born in Bolivia and immigrated to the U.S. when he was…
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Jatae Daly

Jatae Daly is a proud Bronx native who earned both her BA in Journalism and Business and MA in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy from New York University. She currently works as an Associate Director for the College Bound Initiative, a comprehensive college access program of the Student Leadership Network. In her role, she leads…
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Jordan Stockdale

Jordan Stockdale is the Executive Director of the Young Men’s Initiative at the NYC Mayor’s Office. In this role, Jordan manages YMI’s investments and programs across education, health, criminal justice and workforce development. Jordan previously served as Deputy Executive Director of the Close Rikers Initiative at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ). In…
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Courtney Stokes

Courtney Delicia Stokes is a Financial Management Associate at Citigroup where she is completing a leadership rotation program and is currently on special assignment with Product Control Citibanamex in Mexico. She serves as the Co-Lead of Professional Development for Citi’s Black Heritage Network, creating new opportunities for members to grow and connect professionally. Courtney joined…
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Dionne M. Smith

Dionne M. Smith is the Head of Field Marketing for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner program, which provides accessible entrepreneurship opportunities across the globe. She transitioned into the tech industry from Mondelez International where she led strategy and built integrated marketing campaigns for some of the largest snack brands in the world such as OREO and…
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