Virtual Event - Maxwell Conversation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Alumni Panel Discussion
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Join Maxwell Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET for an alumni panel exploring issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Professor Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, Associate Professor of History, and Maxwell’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will moderate the discussion. She will be joined by Maxwell alumni and Advisory Board members Nicole Collier, Wes Dias, Lisa Gordon, Travis Mason, and James Willie.Register for the June 30 conversation
For questions or more information about this online event, please contact the Maxwell Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants will include:
Gladys McCormick is Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations and Associate Professor of History at the Maxwell School. Professor McCormick is a longstanding advocate for Latinx issues and is one of the founders of Maxwell’s Faculty of Color group. She is also the School’s incoming Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
’00 MPA is the Director of Policy & Public Affairs for Nestlé, the world’s
largest food & beverage company. She manages the Government Affairs
team and plays a leadership role in the development of Nestlé’s
positions on US public policy. She is also responsible for building
relationships and engaging with NGOs and thought leaders on various
topics, including sustainability. She serves on the board of The
Recycling Partnership and Smithsonian Institute’s Anacostia Community
’74 BA (PSc) was co-founder and CEO/President of the Argosy Consulting
Group, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm providing expert technical
services and program support to public and private organizations in the
areas of information technologies and management services. He received
Syracuse University’s Orange Circle Award, recognizing extraordinary
service and philanthropy, in 2009.
Lisa Y. Gordon, CPA,
’90 MPA is President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, one of the top 10
Habitat for Humanity International affiliates in the United States. She
is a recognized leader in transformational redevelopment efforts for
quality affordable housing, creating community spaces and neighborhood
revitalization. She was inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of
Public Administration in 2016 and received the University’s Orange
Circle Award in 2020.
’06 BA (PSc) was most recently Vice President for Certification and
Regulatory Affairs at Airbus. In this role, he oversaw the company’s new
business and emerging technology investments in autonomous air taxis,
unmanned aircraft, urban air mobility and more, working with governments
and industry on the legal, regulatory and policy requirements to scale
these technologies. He serves on the board of the Aspen Institute’s
James Willie ’98 MPA is Division of Grants Policy Branch Chief, Health Resources and Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As Branch Chief, he manages the Policy and Special Initiatives branch for HRSA, the primary federal agency for improving access to health care in the country through the awarding of more than 10 billion dollars annually in grants and funding.
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