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Our Team

Our Team

Leadership and Organization

At the Consortium, “Diversity” and “Inclusion” are not just buzzwords; they are the credo we live by and the thoughtful actions that define us. Meet the inspiring people who live and breathe our mission.

Executive Director

Meet our Executive Director & CEO, Peter J. Aranda, III

Since 2003, Peter has served as The Consortium’s executive director and CEO, responsible for charting the overall direction of the organization, maintaining and building relationships with partner MBA programs and corporate partners, and speaking to organizations nationwide about the need to expand diversity and inclusiveness throughout corporate America.

During Peter’s tenure, The Consortium has seen marked growth. The number of member schools has increased from 12 to 23. Revenue has nearly tripled, up from $14 million to $40 million annually. And the organization’s recruiting classes have more than doubled from 200 to nearly 500 students a year.

Board of Trustees

School representatives and corporate partners drive our mission

Our Board of Trustees has representatives from each of our 23 member schools, our corporate partners and alumni. We thank these volunteers for their unwavering support of our mission. 

Élida M. Bautista

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

University of California, Berkeley

Alex Lawrence

Assistant Dean and Director, MBA Admissions and Financial Aid

University of California, Los Angeles

Colleen M. McMullen

Executive Director, Community and Inclusion

Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Robinson

Senior Director, MBA Admissions

Columbia University

Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham, UNC '93

Chair-Elect of The Consortium Board of Trustees

Associate Dean, Student Services, Admissions, and Career Management Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Cornell University

Amy L. Mitson

Senior Associate Director, Tuck Admissions

Dartmouth College

Marvell Nesmith

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Instructional Design

Emory University

Sudipta Dasmohapatra

Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs

Georgetown University

James Holmen

Board Governance Committee Chair | Vice President

Director, Admissions and Financial Aid

Indiana University, Bloomington

Brian Ruggiero

Associate Dean, Career Services

New York University

David B. Wooten, Michigan '87

Associate Dean for One Year Master's Programs

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Crystal L. Fazel

Director of Diversity Admissions

Northwestern University

Lina Y. Bell

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Rice University

Rebekah Lewin

Assistant Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid

University of Rochester

Michelle Aitala

Associate Director, FTMBA Career Strategist, Graduate Career Services

University of Southern California

Wil Torres

Director, Outreach MBA Admissions & Financial Aid

Stanford University

Rodrigo Malta

Managing Director, MBA Recruiting & Admissions

The University of Texas at Austin

Christian West

Senior Director of Global Diversity, Equity and InclusionRecruiting

University of Virginia

Jean Gekler

Senior Associate Director, MBA Career Management

University of Washington

Dorothy Dorton Kittner

Chair of The Consortium Board of Trustees, Associate Dean and Director of Business Development & Corporate Relations

Washington University in St. Louis

Blair Nelson Sanford

Assistant Dean, MBA and Master’s Programs

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kavitha Bindra

Assistant Dean and Executive Director-Executive Education

Yale University

Courtney Schroeder, Michigan '13

Corporate Advisory Board Chair, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion

General Mills, Inc.

Norman B. Jones

Corporate Advisory Board Vice Chair, Director, Global University Recruitment

Danaher Corporation

Ruby Jones, IU '18

Corporate Advisory Board Member-At–Large, MBA Campus Recruiter

Medtronic

Rashid E. Farrell

Indiana University -Bloomington 2010

Consortium Alumni Representative

Peter J. Aranda, III

Executive Director & CEO

The Consortium

Corporate Advisory Board

Supporting the mission from the top

The Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) provides corporate partners an opportunity for representation within our Board of Trustees. We believe this added perspective provides direction, guidance, and support to The Consortium on general policy matters, strategic planning, growth initiatives, fundraising and benchmarking against other diversity-related organizations. CAB membership is offered at specific partnership levels. We thank these volunteers for their ongoing support of The Consortium’s mission.

Marquita Payne

Diversity Recruiting Leader

Accenture

Crystal White

HR and Organizational Capability Manager

Chevron Corporation

Yoandrée Pierre-Jacques

Senior Program Manager, Corporate University Relations

CVS Health

Roseanne Parks

Talent Acquisition Diversity Program Manager

CVS Health

Norman B. Jones

Director, Global University Recruitment

Danaher Corporation

Rick Aviles

Consultant

Deloitte Services LP

Gina Callender

Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ford Motor Company

Courtney Schroeder

Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

General Mills, Inc

Chantelle Johnson

Humana Inc.

Cody Sumerix

Johnson & Johnson, Family of Companies

Jacquitta Pool

Diversity & Inclusion Associate Program Manager

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Ruby Jones

Principal MBA Campus Recruiter

Medtronic

Troy Keen

CIB Development Officer

Wells Fargo

Xochitl Leon

Business Initiatives Sr. Manager

Wells Fargo

Staff

Helping you bring diverse perspectives to business

The Consortium is committed to helping you meet your goals to reduce the underrepresentation of African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic Americans in leadership positions in business. Meet the inspiring people who live and breathe our mission.

Executive

Peter J. Aranda, III


Executive Director & CEO
arandap@cgsm.org
636-681-5553

JON A. BIERMAN


General Counsel
Polsinelli Shughart PC
100 South Fourth Street,
Suite 1000
St. Louis, MO 63102
wileng@cgsm.org
636-681-5450

Diane Harris


Chief of Staff
harrisd@cgsm.org
636-681-5446

Finance & Administration

Glenn Wilen


Vice President
wileng@cgsm.org
636-681-5450

Darren Pearson


Accounting Manager
pearsond@cgsm.org
636-681-5454

Development

Kimberly Alexander


Vice President
St. Louis, MO 63102
alexanderk@cgsm.org
636-681-5441

Glenda Hibbert


Manager, Development Services
hibbertg@cgsm.org
636-681-5442

Angel McKay


Director, Corporate Development
mckaya@cgsm.org
636-681-5455

Adrienne Thomas


Sr. Manager, Student & Alumni Relations
thomasa@cgsm.org
636-681-5448

Lauren Louie


Manager, Student & Alumni Engagement
louiel@cgsm.org

Program Administration

JANICE WELLS-WHITE, Ed.D


Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
wells-whitej@cgsm.org
636-681-5451

MICHAEL BATES


Assistant Vice President, Graduate Programs
batesm@cgsm.org
636-681-5443

Angela Holland


Project and Design Specialist
hollanda@cgsm.org
636-681-5553

Jeff Farris


Director, Database Operations
farrisj@cgsm.org
636-681-5452

Bianca Keys


Director, Recruiting
keysb@cgsm.org
636-681-5444

Kate Chengappa


Director, Conferences and Events
chengappak@cgsm.org

Heather Endraske


Director, Application Systems
endraskeh@cgsm.org
636-681-5457

Kristin Laney


Manager, Application Systems
laneyk@cgsm.org
636-681-5447

Emma Skidmore


Administrative and Events Specialist
skidmoree@cgsm.org
636-681-5458

Join Our Team

Interested in joining a mission-driven organization committed to bringing diverse perspectives to American business? Connect with us at jobs@cgsm.org.