Kenida Lewis, Chairwoman of the Board
Kenida Lewis is Vice President, Diversity Recruiting Manager within the Talent Acquisition office at The PNC Financial Services Group. Prior to being named to her current role, Kenida served as Sourcing Recruiting manager for Shared Services, SWAT and IPR. Kenida joined PNC Bank in October 2010 and has served in many roles concentrated in the Talent Acquisition and Talent Management Functions. These roles included Talent Scout 2010-2011; Recruiting Manager 2011-2014 & Diversity Recruiting Manager-Present. Prior to joining PNC, Kenida was AVP Talent Acquisition & diversity recruiting for M&I Bank in Milwaukee, WI.
Ebony Gurndy, Finance Chair
Ebony Gurndy is a career financial executive working in various lending and advisory capacities on an institutional and independent level. In January 2016, Mrs. Gurndy established her new product distribution company (ABC Eco Solutions) and has continued to build and manage relationship in various industries. Her company strategy is to bring Environmentally Friendly cleaning solutions to businesses across the world. ABC is a certified Woman Owned business that represents a new chapter in Mrs. Gurndy’s business endeavors. Prior to that, Ebony was the Vice President for several financial institutions most recently Regions, Hamilton State Bank, and JP Morgan Chase. She has experience in retail-banking, REO Portfolio Management, commercial cash management, wealth management, merchant services, correspondent banking, CRE and bond financing. She developed a niche in the bond financing industry that focused on not-for- profit entities (healthcare, higher-education and government). She received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree from Marquette University, majoring in Political Science and Human resources. Ebony graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a Masters of Business Administration focus in Finance. Mrs. Gurndy has been married to her husband, Quinntez for 9 years and they have three daughters (Mckenzie, Maisen and Maila). Her main interests include spending time with family, golf, and travel.
Darnell Donahue, Governance Chair
Darnell R. Donahue's new firm, Morrisey and Donahue, LLC, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to starting his own firm, he was part of Robbins Arroyo LLP, and previously served as deputy general counsel at a Chicago-based consulting firm. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Donahue worked for six years at securities litigation firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, where he served public and private investor clients in the institutional investor relations group. Darnell obtained his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 2010. While in law school, he served as a served as a legal intern at Citigroup, Inc. in London, England, where he provided legal support for the Treasury and Trade Solutions and Securities and Fund Services departments.
Shulonda Rankins is the South Area Director of Operations Support for Republic Services. Prior to joining Republic, she served in various sales and operations leadership roles within Mondelez International, Kraft Foods, W.W.Grainger, Inc., Xerox Corporation and FedEx.Shulonda truly believes in continuous learning, giving back and paying it forward through leadership and service. She was formerly Secretary of NAWMBA’s national board of directors, a founding member and former President of NAWMBA’s Dallas Professional Chapter, and serves as a Mentor for both NAWMBA and Menttium Corporation’s mentoring programs.
Through his consultancy turned agency, Blueraffa, Inc, Raffa and his team of diversity entrepreneurs and professionals provide cross-cultural digital content development, multicultural marketing services and diversity advertising for digital developers, ad agencies and corporate clients alike. 7-Eleven Franchising, McDonald’s, Boost Mobile and Sprint top a list of their most recent clients. For the past 6 years, they have helped agencies create sound diversity campaigns, clients grow awareness and sales in rich new areas, provided crisis management services, empowered diversity for customers through consumer, employment and mentoring programs, and reinvigorated organizations with the unique and innovative perspective diversity adds to culturally-aware business endeavors.
Chetan Sampat is based in Chicago and a part of PwC's Advisory Services Group. He is a member of PwC's Supply Chain Practice helping clients across industries solve supply chain and logistics challenges. Prior to joining PwC, he held various roles in the US and India with the AP Moller-Maersk Group focusing on transportation, infrastructure development, and government relations. Collectively, Chet has more than 10 years of consulting and industry experience in supply chain and global logistics. Chet earned both his Bachelor of Sciences in Marketing and Operations Management and his MBA in Supply Chain in 2011 from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Chet spends his free time globetrotting and hanging out with his two nephews in the Windy City.
Sue Strebel has a background in academic accreditation and worked for AACSB International a global business school accreditation organization to develop and implement a strategic plan by evaluating university program alignment, curriculum, faculty and staff, funding, admission and placement practices, and course assessments to ensure engaging quality program offerings, verify best practices, and confirm effective continuing improvement processes. She also speaks at events on globalization, women in business, and emerging investor strategies.