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The individuals listed below are independent, voting members of the Forté Board of Directors.

Forté is proud to have a dynamic team of knowledgeable, highly experienced and successful business people who provide invaluable direction and advice. From distinguished board members to energetic partners, volunteers and staff, they help us honor our mission: to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women.

Beverley Babcock
Senior Vice President Finance & Administration and Controller (Retired)
Imperial Oil Limited

Beverley Babcock is the retired CFO of Imperial Oil Limited. Beverley previously served as the Assistant Controller of ExxonMobil and its Vice President of Corporate Financial Services. Over her 31-year career with Imperial and ExxonMobil, she has built expertise in organizational leadership, strategy and corporate governance. In 2019, Beverley joined the board of Olin corporation where she is now the chair of the Audit Committee and serves on the Executive Committee and the Directors and Corporate Governance Committee.

Beverley is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. She holds a bachelor's degree from Queen's University and Masters of Business Administration degree from McMaster University, both in Canada. She is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. In 2014, Beverley received a Breakthrough Woman award from the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Beverley is married and the mother of two sons.
Term: 2018-2021

Marques BentonMarques Benton
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Loomis, Sayles & Company

Marques Benton is the chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer at Loomis, Sayles & Company. He joined Loomis Sayles in 2020 from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where, as chief diversity officer, he was responsible for implementing a comprehensive strategy to effectively integrate diversity and inclusion into the bank’s culture, management practices, talent acquisition and business activities. Previously, as an officer in the bank’s public and community affairs department, Marques worked with public and private partnerships at federal, state and local levels to help thousands of low-to-moderate income families build, save and preserve assets and achieve greater financial stability. He is a member of the board of trustees for the Boys and Girls Clubs and the board of directors for the Forte Foundation. Marques earned a BA in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the FW Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Term: 2021-2024

Alice DavisonAlice Davison
Senior Vice President, Capital Research and Management Company
Capital Group

Alice Davison is a senior business leader at Capital Group, where she oversees the Capital Associates Program and Fundamental Research Group. Most recently at Capital, Alice worked as a director on the talent acquisition team, with responsibility for global, investment group recruiting. Before working in HR, she was a fund administrator and consultant for Capital Research International, and a manager of The Associates Program (TAP), a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. Alice was also a previous TAP participant. She holds an MBA with distinction from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College.
Term: 2017-2023

Tasha GideonTasha Gideon
Chief Executive Officer
Verrah

Tasha is the CEO of Verrah and leads the team at Intravivid. Early in her career, Tasha worked at Ziba, a global design and innovation agency, advancing ambitious projects for Fortune 100 and mid-sized clients. As a marketing and strategy consultant, Gideon later worked with a wide variety of sectors, including construction, manufacturing, professional services, technology, ecommerce, fashion and nonprofit. She frequently speaks and writes on identity strategy, customer empathy, workplace equity, and marketing messaging to women.
Term: 2019-2022

Ellen GlazermanEllen Glazerman
Executive Director
Ernst & Young Foundation

Ellen Glazerman, MBA is the Executive Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation, and Director of University Relations, Americas for EY. She also supports a variety of initiatives within the firm’s Office of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility. Formerly the Americas Director of Campus Recruiting for EY, she joined Ernst & Young LLP in May of 1993 as the Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation. In 1996, Ellen assumed responsibility for the firm's campus recruiting efforts. As the Americas Director of Campus Recruiting, her responsibilities included providing strategic direction, focus, and infrastructure support for campus recruiters firmwide until spring, 2001. She reprised this role on an interim basis between 2014 and 2015. Ellen took responsibility for beginning the analysis of corporate giving throughout the U.S. firm until the firm formed its CR initiatives in 2003.

Ellen is a member of CAQ Talent Steering Committee, the CAQ CPA Licensure Accessibility and Affordability committee (CPALA&A), the AICPA Internship Committee, the AACSB Accounting Policy Committee, the Leventhal School of Accounting Board of Advisors, and the BYU School of Accounting Board of Advisors. She was a Commissioner for the profession’s Pathways in Accounting initiatives. Ellen was a past-Chair and member of the Board of Directors for the Graduate Management Admission Council, and a past-Chair of the Forte Foundation Board of Directors, a not-for- profit dedicated to “inspiring women business leaders.” She is also a past Board member of AACSB, the AAA Executive Committee, the Ross School at the University of Michigan, the APLG (twice), the AICPA Education committee, the Center for the Public Trust, Wesleyan University’s President’s Council, Gina Gibney Dance Company, T-Zone (Tyra Banks’ charity is support of women and girls), Beta Alpha Psi, AACSB, and the North Carolina Chapel Hill Accountancy Program. She is the proud recipient of the AAA, Lifetime Service Award. She speaks frequently and has written on fundraising and corporate philanthropy. Prior to joining EY, Ellen spent nine years as a development officer, raising private money for several universities.
Term: 2021-2024

Roxanne HoriRoxanne Hori
Founder
Next Act Partners

Roxanne Hori is an internationally recognized careers professional with 30+ years of experience at the Kellogg School and NYU Stern. She has a proven track record of working with individuals and teams to help them achieve career and personal success. Roxanne is the Founder of Next Act Partners a consulting and coaching business designed to help organizations and individuals reach their goals. She has spoken at numerous conferences, is a former BusinessWeek blogger and recognized as a thought leader in the MBA careers space. Through her work in higher education, she has had exposure to a broad range of industries and career paths.

Her prior experience leading Talent Acquisition at a major Chicago bank combined with her higher education experience gives her a unique ability to understand the various pieces of the hiring equation. She is a member of the Forté Board and Past Board Chair. She is also a member of the Reaching Out MBA Advisory Council. Roxanne has a BA in African American Studies from Western Illinois University, has been inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows and an avid Chicago Black Hawks fan. She is a champion for developing the next generation of women and people of color leaders. Term: 2021-2024

Edie Hunt
Edie Hunt
Partner (Retired)
Goldman Sachs

Edie Hunt spent virtually all of her 32-year career at Goldman Sachs in New York. During the first half of her career she held a variety of positions from commodities trader to business unit manager to Chief Administrative Officer of the Fixed Income Division. She spent the second half of her career dealing with critical people issues for the firm, and rose to the level of Partner, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Human Capital Management Division. In this capacity she had global responsibility for all of the recruiting, training and diversity initiatives of the firm. She has served as both the Chief Diversity Officer and the Chief Recruiting Officer. Edie retired at the end of 2013.


In her non-profit work, Edie is Chair of the board of New Horizons of Southwest Florida, an after-school and summer homework and mentoring program for Hispanic children. She is on the board of Women’s Campaign International, and Grace Works, a grant making organization supporting social services organizations in Jersey City. Edie chairs the Strategic Planning Committee of the Bonita Bay Community Association and she is active in Democratic politics in Robert E. Lee County, Florida.
Term: 2020-2023

Nicole Irvin
Nicole Irvin
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Nicole Irvin is a Managing Director in the Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, where she leads equity execution for many of the firm's direct listings and IPOs. She joined Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in 2017 and was named Managing Director in 2019. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Nicole was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she helped late-stage companies on their path to the public markets. Before that, she was an investment banker in Morgan Stanley’s West Coast Investment Banking Division. Her experience includes the IPOs of Appian, Arista Networks, Barracuda Networks, Box, FitBit, GoDaddy, Lending Club, MobileIron, Slack, Splunk, Stitchfix, Veeva Systems, Vertex, Workday and Zoom. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Nicole worked as a management consultant for Accenture in their Global Customer Relationship Management practice. Her work at Accenture included New York City’s greenfield 3-1-1 call center project. Nicole earned an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in 1999 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2008.

Term: 2019-2022

Douglas Johnson
Douglas Johnson
Founder & CEO
Valor Partners

Doug is the founder and CEO of Valor Partners, an executive search firm focused on sales and marketing leadership in the software and technology sector. Prior to founding Valor, Doug spent six years with the largest search firm in world, Management Recruiters International (MRI) where he was a five-time Top 10 Account Executive and a two-time National Account Executive of the Year.

Doug earned his undergrad degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and his Master’s degree in psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. He is a father to a son and daughter, both in college, as well as two dogs. Proudest moment was summiting Kilimanjaro with his kids.
Term: 2021-2024

Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson
Assistant Dean, Full-time MBA Program & Admissions
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley

Peter Johnson has spent 35 years in higher education, holding a variety of positions in professional and graduate school admissions, undergraduate admissions, international education, and student services. After various roles in undergraduate, graduate, and international admissions, he led Full-time MBA admissions at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business for over a decade. In 2010, he transitioned to Central European University in Budapest, Hungary to serve as Vice President for Student Services, and in 2016, returned to the Haas School as Assistant Dean for the Full-time MBA program, with responsibility for academic affairs, student experience, and admissions for the Full-time MBA Program. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), a global, mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools.

Peter earned an MA in International Relations from Golden Gate University and a BA in Modern Languages from Pacific University.
Term: 2020-2023

Lauriann KloppenburgTREASURER
Lauriann Kloppenburg
Chief Investment Officer - Equities (Retired)
Loomis Sayles & Company

Lauriann had a 30+ year career at Loomis Sayles. During her tenure of the firm, she worked as an equity analyst, Director of Equity Research and Director of Large Cap Equities before becoming the firm’s first Equity Group Chief Investment Officer. In this role she was responsible for the Group’s strategic direction and investment policy. She was also member of the firm’s Board of Directors for thirteen years before retiring in 2013.

Today, in addition to serving on the Forte’s board, Lauriann is a member of the Board of Directors for the Adams Funds. The company manages two of the country’s oldest closed-end funds, both of which are traded on the NYSE. She also serves on the investment committee for the 1911 family office, the investment committee for the UVM Health Network Home, Health and Hospice organization. In addition, she serves as the Executive in Residence for the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
Term: 2019-2022

Karen KornBOARD CHAIR
Karen Korn
Head of Alternative Product Development
Fidelity Investments

Karen Korn is Head of Alternative Product Development within Fidelity Investments, a diversified financial services firm that makes financial expertise broadly accessible to people investing their life savings, businesses managing their employee benefits and advisors investing their clients’ money. Since 1946, Fidelity has been helping people live the lives they want through its customer-centered approach, innovative technology and investment solutions. In her role, Ms. Korn is responsible for the development of new alternative investment offerings for individual and institutional investors.

Prior to assuming her current role in 2019, Karen served for two years as a SVP in Fidelity’s Health Solutions Group where she was responsible for the investment and advice offering for Fidelity’s HSA offering, and SVP in the Investment Solutions and Innovation Group where she was responsible for cross-enterprise investment solution innovation. Previously, Karen served as SVP, Investment Services in Fidelity’s Professional Services Group for one year, Director of Research in Fidelity’s Strategic Advisers division for four years and a Managing Director of Research in Fidelity’s Equity division for six years. Prior to Fidelity, she was a Principal and Director of Research for Essex Investment Management Company for four years, and held a variety of positions at Putnam Investments over a seven-year period including analyst, manager of Global Fundamental Research and portfolio manager. Before joining Putnam, she worked at Designs Incorporated as vice president and assistant to the president, and spent six years at Painewebber Incorporated in the corporate finance division beginning as an Associate and leaving the firm as Vice President.

Ms. Korn received her bachelor of arts degree in economics from Barnard College in 1984 and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was named a Baker Scholar, in 1988. Karen serves as Board Chair of the Forté Foundation and is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC).
Term: 2019-2022

Jeannette Martin
Jeannette Martin
Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Jeannette is a Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting, focused in Investment Management. She has a nearly 15-year tenure at Deloitte providing strategic and advisory services to senior management in Financial Services, both in the US and UK. Her client work centers on advising and leading major transformational engagements from strategy to implementation. Her experience spans due diligence and integration strategy (in a M&A context) to operating model development, cost reduction program design and implementation. Within Operations and Technology, she has also led the development of new operating models, IT platform and change portfolio assessments, and MI strategy and data governance.

At Deloitte, a primary focus is on Talent and she is currently leading a new Diversity and Inclusion pilot program to introduce a new candidate pool into consulting. Her passion on identity, development and mentoring first emerged through her doctoral and postdoctoral research, where she conducted studies on social perception and the role of identity on developmental and performance outcomes. Jeannette has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Honors from Brown University and a doctorate in Social and Organizational Psychology from New York University.
Term: 2019-2022

Rosemaria Martinelli
Rosemaria Martinelli
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Stony Brook University

Rose Martinelli has spent more than 20 years in higher education in a variety of roles. Prior to her current role, she served as chief of staff to the Executive Vice President and Provost, Maurie McInnis, at The University of Texas at Austin, recently joining Dr. McInnis at Stony Brook University in 2020 to join her leadership team overseeing strategic initiatives. She spent seven years in consulting at Huron Consulting Group based in Chicago as a senior director in the higher education practice, and served in a variety of enrollment leadership positions including Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at the University of Chicago, Associate Dean for full-time MBA admissions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She brings both a collaborative and highly analytical approach to higher education administration and cares deeply about the challenges higher education faces today. Rose received her undergraduate and master's degrees in Music from Northwestern University, and completed her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Term: 2019-2022

Sarah McGinty
Sarah McGinty
Principal
McGinty Consulting Group

Sally McGinty is a teacher, writer, researcher and educational consultant. She has served as English department chair at a large public high school, as associate director of admission at a small liberal arts college, as a writing instructor at several institutions including Harvard College, and as a University supervisor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1993-2005. She is currently principal at McGinty Consulting Group.

McGinty’s books include Writing Your College Application Essay, 50 College Admission Directors Speak to Parents, 美国大学申请论文, Power Talk and The College Application Essay. Her educational consulting for individuals and institutions has included workshops and training at the Brookings Institution, the Fulbright Commission, Philips Andover Academy, Duke University, the Harvard Medical School, and Fidelity Investment Management. Her research was recognized by NACAC with the John Muir award in 2002 and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, U. S. News and World Report, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and on NPR. She holds a Ph.d. from NYU and an M.A. from Northwestern University.
Term: 2020-2023

Caitlin McLaughlinSECRETARY
Caitlin McLaughlin
Chief People Officer
Lafayette Square

Caitlin McLaughlin is the Chief People Officer at Lafayette Square. Prior to joining Lafayette Caitlin served as Executive Vice President and Talent Strategy Executive for the PNC Financial Services Group with overall responsibility for PNC's enterprise talent strategy.

Previously, Caitlin served as Managing Director focused on global campus recruiting and program management at Citigroup and held a number of roles within the organization and its predecessor companies, Salomon Smith Barney and Salomon Brothers.

Caitlin is a member of the executive committee of Vibrant Pittsburgh, The Forte Foundation and Carlow University. She is also a member of the board of directors of Partner4Work. She chairs the Talent Attraction and Retention Committee for the Allegheny Conference for Community Development. She holds a B.A. in Political Communications from the University of Pittsburgh.
Term: 2018-2021

Kathleen McQuigganVICE CHAIR
Kathleen McQuiggan
Wealth Advisor and Invest in Women Advocate
Artemis Financial Advisors

Kathleen McQuiggan is a passionate invest in women advocate and Partner at Artemis Financial Advisors. For over three decades, she has worked in Financial Services industry advising investors and helping clients at Goldman Sachs, Pax World Management, Alex. Brown, and her own consulting practice, Catalina Leadership. Kathleen currently serves as Vice-Chair and Fund Development Chair for Forte Foundation and is also co-chair of Women Working for Oceans. She also serves on the investment committee of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the investment advisory council of The Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford, and the advisory council of Invest For Better.
Term: 2018-2021

Sara O'ReillySara E. O’Reilly
Chief Executive Officer
HMB Legal Counsel

Sara is HMB’s Chief Executive Officer. She has worked with and within the c-suite of billion-dollar businesses to drive profitable growth, attract and enthuse talent and better serve clients. Her career spans multiple executive roles within public, private and family-owned businesses.

With over two decades of domestic and international experience in multiple industries, Sara excels at the ideation and execution of innovative business strategy that delivers positive impact. Previously, Sara served as the first COO in Alvarez & Marsal’s business consulting and transformation practice. She held successive roles at Deloitte Consulting U.K. and U.S., spending the majority of her time in client service working on complex mergers and acquisitions largely within the financial services and utilities industries. While at Deloitte, she also helped lead National Inclusion for Consulting where she was responsible for talent strategy and execution in an organization of 20K+ employees. While at Alvarez & Marsal, Sara helped establish their first Diversity & Inclusion initiative.

Sara holds her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MBA from Lancaster University, UK with a specialization in international strategic alliances.
Term: 2018-2024


Nogie Udevbulu
Managing Director
Head of Investment Research - EII
BlackRock

Nogie is the Head of ETF and Index Investment Research where she leads a team that delivers world-class index data and thought leadership to BlackRock’s portfolio management teams globally. Prior to joining BlackRock, Nogie was Global Head of Data & Innovation Markets Strategy at Bank of America where she oversaw the quantitative, index and markets strategies within the Global Banking and Markets division. Nogie and her team provided thought leadership on global markets to index providers, industry expertise to asset management firms and produced products and solutions that combined equity index and ETF knowledge with trade execution flow intelligence. Nogie earned a BBA from Baruch College (City University of New York) and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at University of Virginia. Nogie currently resides in Long Island, New York. She is married and the mother of two children.
Term: 2019-2022