Agenda

*Subject to change

December 8th
9:30 AM - 10:00 AMRegistration & Coffee - BALLROOM 1 & 2
10:00 AM - 10:10 AMWelcome
10:10 AM - 10:25 AMCHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS OF CALIFORNIA & THE NATION Dr. Jake Beniflah – Executive Director & Partner, Center for Multicultural Science
10:25 AM - 10:40 AM2014 CDI GOVERNING BOARD DIVERSITY SURVEY RESULTS PRESENTATION
10:40 AM - 11:45 AMPANEL: GOVERNING BOARD DIVERSITY MODERATOR: Melinda Guzman Owner, Melinda Guzman Professional Corporation Chair, Insurance Diversity Task Force PANELISTS: • Linda Akutagawa – President & CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) • Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire – President, Berkhemer Clayton, Inc. • Amanda Kimball – Research Specialist, UC Davis Graduate School of Management • Valerie D. Lewis – Assistant Vice President & Assistant Secretary, Safeway, Inc. • Scott Syphax – President & CEO, Nehemiah Corporation of America & o Member, Insurance Diversity Task Force
11:45 AM - 12:30 PMLUNCH & 2014 DIVERSITY AWARDS PRESENTATION
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM PANEL: DIVERSITY IN PROCUREMENT BALLROOM 1 & 2 MODERATOR: Robin Billups Director of Business Development, Women's Business Enterprise National Council PANELISTS: • Ruben Guerra – Chairman & CEO, Latin Business Association • Marty Keller – Deputy Executive Director, CA Disabled Veteran Business Alliance • Pat Fong Kushida – President & CEO, CA Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce • Brent Stewart – Supplier Diversity Manager, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce • Aubry Stone – President & CEO, CA Black Chamber of Commerce • Olivia Walls – Vice President, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of CA
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMBREAKOUT SESSIONS BREAKOUT: SUPPLIER DIVERSITY 101 FOR INSURERS ONLY LOS ANGELES – A An in-depth Q and A Session amongst insurance company peers about best practices and challenges in building a successful supplier diversity program. Open only to insurance company representatives. MODERATOR: Cecil Autry Associate Vice President & Regional Counsel, Nationwide Member, Insurance Diversity Task Force PANELISTS: • Amee Foss – Director of Corporate Procurement & Facilities, Mercury Insurance • Salvador Peinado, Jr. – Senior Supplier Diversity & Innovation Advisor, CSAA Insurance Exchange • Frantz Tiffeau, Jr. – Director of Supplier Diversity & Development, Nationwide
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMBREAKOUT: BEST PRACTICES FOR DIVERSE SUPPLIERS LOS ANGELES - B Hear directly from insurance company supplier diversity experts on how to be competitive in the world of insurance industry procurement. MODERATOR: John Casas President, JT2 Integrated Resources Member, Insurance Diversity Task Force PANELISTS: • Diana Domenech – Director of Supplier Diversity, Sustainability, & Strategy, AIG • Margaret Klinsport – Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, Allstate Insurance Company • Joy Wong – Corporate Vice President of Supplier Diversity, New York Life
2:15 PM - 5:00 PMMATCHMAKING SESSIONS - BALLROOM 3
2:15 PM - 5:00 PMINFORMAL NETWORKING SPACE - BALLROOM 1 & 2
4:30 PM - 6:00 PMRECEPTION - PATIO