"Top 100 Under 50" Diverse Executives Prominently Features Financial Services Professionals

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In the annual 2012 “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders” andTop 100 Under 50 Diverse Emerging Leaders” list produced by Diversity MBA Magazine, accounting, consulting, finance and insurance professionals figured prominently in the selection.

The Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders list included:

Tomas Arlia, chief investment officer and senior managing director hedge funds, General Electric; Jerome Byers, central region president, Citigroup; Lisa Clyde, managing director, Head of Americas Retail, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Titi Cole, retail product executive, Bank of America; Kevin Crump, senior vice president, Suntrust Bank; Kevin A. Joy, vice president institutional sales, Heartland Advisors; Katherine LaVelle, managing director, talent & organization, Accenture; Iliana Levy, director, Citigroup; Joel Martinez, managing vice president human resources, Capital One; JoAnn Neau, vice president-director marketing and communications, Marketing & Communications, RBC Wealth Management US; Stacy Sharpe, field vice president Capital region, Allstate Insurance; Courtney Spitz, senior executive, Accenture; Kristy Williams Fercho, senior vice president, head of customer engagement, West, Fannie Mae; and Arrie Denise Thomas Wiliams, HR, consultant, Perpetual Consulting Group.

The Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Emerging Leaders list featured: Jocelyn Adams, agency field executive, State Farm Insurance; David Anderson, senior director finance, Finance, financial planning and analysis, Office Depot; Guillermo Gonzalez-Valadez, director senior portfolio manager, Actinver; Mark J. Hands, supplier diversity program manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Julian T. Ortiz, senior executive, Accenture; Jorge A. Quezada, director, Allstate Insurance; and Lisa Wimbush, director, chief of staff, executive vice president US card operations, Capital One.

The winners came from a variety of public and privately held companies, as well entrepreneurial ventures and not for profit organizations. The awardees also represented a cross-section of industry sectors, including retail, automotive, railroad, healthcare, education, medical, pharmaceutical, communications, and government, as well as consulting and financial services.

Earlier in the year, Accenture took the top spot on Diversity MBA Magazine’s “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work” list. It was the company’s fourth consecutive year on the list.