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Center for Talent Innovation Staff


The mission of the Center for Talent Innovation is two-fold: to drive ground-breaking research that leverages talent across the divides of gender, generation, geography and culture; and to create a community of senior executives united by an understanding that full utilization of the global talent pool is at the heart of competitive success.

The flagship project of CTI is the Task Force for Talent Innovation. The mission of the Task Force is to respond to the challenges posed by the research and create action and impact. To date, the Task Force has spearheaded more than 400-plus new best practices that go beyond access and opportunity to retention and acceleration. This action on the ground has garnered significant attention, positioning Task Force members as "thought leaders" in global talent management. The Task Force is comprised of more than 90 global corporations and organizations representing nearly 6 million employees in 192 countries.

Patricia Fili-Krushel

Lanaya Irvin

Jyoti Agarwal
Managing Director

Justin Bilyeu
Executive Coordinator

Catherine Chapman
Manager, Advisory Services

Danielle Cruz
HR Manager

Colin Elliott
Vice President, Advisory Services

Isis Fabian
Manager, Publications & Research

Parisa Fayzar

Cristina Francisco-McGuire
Senior Engagement Manager

Emily Gawlak

Toan Hang
Director of Finance

Pooja Jain-Link
Executive Vice President

Julia Taylor Kennedy
Executive Vice President

Silvia Marte
Manager of Public Relations

Jamell Moore
Vice President of Information Technology

Sandra Rice
Senior Vice President of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships

Faye Steele
Research Coordinator

Laura Schenone
Vice President, Director of Communications and Marketing

Peggy Shiller
Chief of Staff for CEO

Brandon Urquhart

Emilia Yu
Senior Research Associate

Eunice Yu
Vice President, Advisory Services

Jason Zahorchak
Executive Vice President

Mei Zheng
Events Manager

Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Founder and Chair Emeritus

Patricia Fili-Krushel

Kerrie Peraino
Vice President, People Operations Google

Eliza Byard, Ph.D.
Executive Director, GLSEN

Kent A. Gardiner
Partner & Former Chairman
Crowell & Moring LLP

Carolyn Buck Luce
Co-Founder and Managing Partner,
Imaginal Labs

Mary B. Mulvihill, Ed.D.
Member of the Board,
Commonweal magazine

David G. Richardson, Esq.
Managing Director, KPMG

Ella L.J. Bell Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Management Sciences
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Mark E. Stephanz
Former Vice Chairman and Head of Middle Market Investment Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Melinda B. Wolfe
Founder, Melinda B. Wolfe & Associates

Officers from CTI Staff
Jason Zahorchak (Treasurer)
Peggy Shiller (Board Secretary)


Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Our advisors bring insights, global expertise, and a broad range of perspectives
that enrich and deepen CTI's research.

Lynne Oldham
Chief People Officer - Zoom Video Communications

john a. powell
Director - Othering and Belonging Institute and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

Michael Welp, Co-founder - White Men as Full Diversity Partners

Trudy Bourgeois
Founder and CEO, The Center for Workforce Excellence

Dr. Katherine Giscombe
Founder, Giscombe & Associates

Ella L.J. Bell Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Management Sciences, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Skip Spriggs
President and CEO, Atlanta Life Insurance Company

Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield
Professor in Arts & Sciences and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Washington University in St. Louis