USBLN® Announces its 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

For Immediate Release

Deque_logo_usbln_high-resFebruary 17, 2015

Contact: Anita Howard
Phone: (800) 706-2710

WASHINGTON, DC (February 17, 2015) – The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is pleased to announce the appointment of David L. Casey, VP, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health; Regina Edwards, Senior Vice President, Corporate Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company; and David L. Gonzales, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Merck & Co. to their Board of Directors.

The full USBLN Board of Directors went on to newly elect Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice-President, Walgreens as Chair and Lori Golden,Abilities Strategy Leader, Americas People Team, EY, as Secretary/Treasurer. Returning to the Board in her incumbent seat is Preety Kumar, President and CEO, Deque Systems Inc. elected to serve as Vice-Chair.

“We are pleased to announce our 2015 Board ofDirectors and Officers and greatly value their collective insight. Each of our Directors brings a strong background and overall business acumen that significantly supports the USBLN‘s strategic growth. I’m confident that thisBoard will help us build upon its many accomplishments and further enhance disability inclusion across the enterprise,” shared Jill Houghton, USBLN Executive Director.

The USBLN Board of Directors is comprised of the following additional members: Ann Andreosatos, VP Human Resources, New Chapter Inc. (Procter & Gamble); Carolynn Brooks, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, OfficeMax, President, OfficeMax Charitable Foundation (formerly); Jenny Lay-Flurrie,Senior Director, Trusted Experience Team (TExT), Microsoft.; Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs Marriott International, Inc.; Susan Palmer Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy AT&T Services Inc.; Gloria Pualani, Corporate Director, Socio-Economic Business Programs/Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, Corporate Center Diversity Affairs Director, Nordstrom, Inc.; and Keith P. Wiedenkeller, SPHR,Board Chair, SVP & Chief People Officer, American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (retired), Immediate Past Chair.

The three Ex Officio Board members are Christine Moranda, LSW, CDMS, Manager, Disability Services OhioHealth, Associate Health and Wellness and Ohio BLN; Matthew Shapiro, Chair, USBLN Student Advisory Council, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Robert (Bob) J. Vetere, Senior Workplace Accommodation Specialist, Global Corporate Responsibility, Northrop Grumman and Chair, USBLN Corporate Advisory Board. These members provide important representation of their respective USBLN advisory groups, the Student Advisory Council, the BLN Affiliates, and the Corporate AdvisoryBoard.

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About the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace. The USBLN serves as the collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses. Additionally, the USBLN Disability Supplier Diversity Program® (DSDP) is the nation’s leading third party certification program for disability-owned businesses, including businesses owned by service-disabled veterans.