Yared Salgado is a first generation Latina in her family to attend a 4-year University. She was raised in Inglewood, CA and attended a private all girls High School, St. Mary’s Academy, which was an interesting dynamic growing up. However, her high school experience and her focus on the Lord until this day has shaped her to be the woman she is in her personal and professional career thus far. It has not been easy but it definitely has not impossible.
Yared is currently a Human Resources Generalist better known as a Strategic Business Partner, at the World’s Largest Food Company, Nestlé USA. She received her B.A from Mount St. Mary’s University and her Masters in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. After her initial career path in the Hospitality industry with Hilton Hotels, she ventured into Human Resources as a College Recruiter for 4 ½ years with Nestlé which has been one of the most rewarding roles thus far in her career.
In the recruiting role, Yared had the opportunity to travel all across the country, coach college students, recruit rock star talent, as well as train and lead college recruiting teams all across the country to ensure the Nestlé brand is well represented in multiple ways. Currently, she has taken the role of an HR Generalist supporting the Sales organization in the Southeast and Southwest regions. This new adventure will give her the opportunity to drive change in the organization as it relates to HR strategies and looks forward the opportunities that will come from this role. On a fun note, she is currently challenging herself to learn more about NFL and support 49er fans!
Janice Fredenburg is a human resources professional with over 7 years of experience working with high level executives of multinational organizations such as Hasbro Latin America, Inc. and Millicom International Services. Janice holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and International Business from Florida International University in Miami, FL and a Master of Business Administration and Human Resources from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She’s also is a certified Professional in Human Resources. Janice has a passion for people and serves as a volunteer for many non-profit organizations in the South Florida area.
Currently, Janice Fredneburg serves as a Senior Associate People Strategist at Sapient Nitro.
Lonnie McGowen Jr. has been fortunate to have held positions of influence within a Fortune 400 Company gaining a unique perspective on topics such as Diversity/Inclusion and Leadership. Mr. McGowen Jr. begin his professional career at The Sherwin Williams Company in 2002 and currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources (The Americas Group) where he covers the Southwestern Retail Stores Division. As a representative of The Sherwin Williams Company, Mr. McGowen Jr. offers Sales and Human Resources experience with unique perspective of a global business environment and its cultural complexities. He attended San Francisco State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management.
Pete Parker has spent his entire career as a non-profit management professional. He has helped community organizations raise nearly $30,000,000 to meet capital, endowment and operational goals. Pete is owner of NPcatalyst, a small non-profit consulting firm, which has impacted hundreds of charitable organizations by providing board development, public awareness, branding, community engagement, and funding solutions. Similar to success he’s found as co-founder of Greek Ladders, his accomplishments all relate to building long-lasting relationships, identifying opportunities, and creating solutions.
Michellynn Woodard is a well-connected senior executive with over fifteen years of experience in executive leadership, business development, and corporate philanthropy. Proven leadership ability in multiple industries including: Retail, Entertainment, Non-Profit, Television, Digital Media, and Music.
Strategic consulting experience focused on the intersection that brings together celebrities, philanthropists, non-profits and brands in order to achieve maximum results. Extensive and unique experience in driving social change in both non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Board member and community leader active in nonprofit and education causes; talented relationship-builder with a vast network of personal connections to prominent figures in corporate, entertainment, government and philanthropic circles.
Eddy Millis is currently President of Invincible live events company, A tenured business advisor for marketing for over 4 years, Eddy has produced over 24 live events from professional MMA shows, to concerts and mud runs. Eddy has also brought to market a top level protein supplement and appeared as a feature guest on Bravo TV’s “Thintervention” Eddy in his spare time is a contributing writer for 2 magazines and a consultant to several companies.
Alice Park is a marketer and brand strategist. She is passionate about building strong brands, influence and motivation, and empowering others. She currently works as a District Manager and Independent Consultant with Arbonne International in health and wellness. She has experience working with Fortune 500 companies with a focus on strategic planning, brand development and product marketing in digital advertising and social media. Her career started in the arts with 10 years of combined experience in museums, art galleries, teaching and non-profit development. She made the transition into marketing while earning her MBA from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.
At USC she served on the Executive Board for the Marshall Graduate Student Association for Professionals & Managers and led various marketing and philanthropy initiatives impacting the Marshall Community and various local charities in the Los Angeles metro area. She continues to serve her local community as an Orange County Cal Alumni Club Association officer. Alice holds an MA in Art History from UC Riverside, with a specialty in Italian Renaissance Art, and a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley. She grew up in South Orange County and is an avid home chef who enjoys playing tickle monster with her 6-year-old daughter, traveling, watersports and outdoor activities.
Frank C. Oliver is an author, speaker, life coach, non-profit/faith communities expert, and Pastor. He is the creator of E3 formula –Empowering, Equipping, and Education leaders for 21st Century. He focuses on leadership development, civic engagement, and community activism. He desire is to cultivate leaders who build great systems; great systems facilitate the aspiration and assistance of individuals to fulfill their dreams; which in turn builds better communities; and healthy communities build powerful nations. He is the CEO of Urban Uplift Inc. a community development corporation dedicated to the revitalization and health of urban communities in the Southern California basin. He is Lead Pastor of the Power of Faith Christian Worship Center, a progressive church in two locations, Pomona and Riverside. An active member of the Greek community –Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and a key leader in the Greek Reformation movement, F.C. Oliver devotes much of his resources to transforming BGLO’s and unifying Greekdom. In a word, Oliver’s passion is to see the revival of the entrepreneurial spirit as an active and central focus of American culture.
MBA, Owner, Successfully Young Consultants
Award Winning Motivational Speaker and Executive Business Consultant
Over 25 years experience in Corporate Leadership with American Express, Wells Fargo, Chase, JP Morgan and Bank of America
Education: MBA Global Management, MS Management Information Systems, Executive Thought Leadership Institute, Doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership
Board Memberships: National Black MBA, National Sales Network, BDPA, Black Board of Directors Project, Phoenix Birthing Project, Phoenix Theater, Delaware Futures, Circle of Change Leadership Conference
Key Focus Areas: Non Profit Business Development, Digital Technology, Operations Management, Risk Mitigation, Customer Experience, Leadership Development, Social Media Analytics and Economic Empowerment
Monique Rodriguez is currently the Director of Sales for the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. She has been in the sports and entertainment industry since 2009, when she first accepted an internship with the Rose Bowl and has been working her way up ever since. In 2015, she received a national award for being top 40 under 40, skilled set in her industry by Collaborate Magazine and featured in their February issue.
She is now in charge of booking private events in the newly 181 million dollar renovated National Historic Landmark, home to UCLA football, the Rose Bowl Game and the upcoming Arroyo Seco Music & Arts Festival in June 2017 from the creators of Coachella Music Festival, AEG Goldenvoice. Her event bookings range from corporate event meetings, product launches, seminars, award banquets, galas, fundraisers, conferences, tradeshows, filmings, and photo shoots to private pre-show and after show parties for friends and families of each performing artist at each concert, international and national sporting events. She is a proud alum of Alpha Phi Sorority, Gamma Kappa Chapter, Long Beach State University and member of MPI (Meeting Planners International) and IAVM (International Association of Venue Managers.
Her lifelong goal is to be of service to others and to give back to all of those in need of a helping hand. “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
Tatiana Oueini is a Human Resources Manager for Nestlé USA, recently relocating to their Cleveland, OH headquarters from their LA based offices. For the past 4 years she has provided strategic HR leadership and support to the Nestlé Sales Division across the United States. In her new role, she provides HR leadership to Nestlé’s Technical and Production Division. Prior to that, Tatiana was a Human Resources Manager for Target Stores where she spent 3 years building her foundation in HR, in addition to gaining hands-on business experience running multi-million dollar store operations.
She has been proud to advocate for and actively engage in initiatives that promote employee engagement and development, diversity and inclusion, as well as improve the professional experience and landscape for women within her organizations. Outside of work, when she’s not finding her next adventure, Tatiana spends her time in the community and university campuses where she delivers resume and interview workshops, in addition to providing career counseling to students and young professionals. She is also a coach and trainer, sharing the philosophy of high performance and high energy to increase overall productivity and well-being. Tatiana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from UCLA.