Speakers

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Joe SanderMr. Joseph Sanders, CEO, SanTech Global Solutions

Joe Sanders is the CEO of SanTech Global Solutions an International Consulting firm. Their focus is primarily on providing Technology Infrastructure solutions and Executive Mentorship to IT Organizations. Before forming SanTech Joe was General Manager and Vice President at TW (Formally Time Warner) Telecom, Inc. where he managed a Sales and Operations organization for Memphis, TN and Little Rock, Arkansas.  As the CIO of the City of Memphis, he strategically reviewed the City of Memphis’s business objects, implementing technology to address those objectives, tactically aligning the needed technology for all divisions within the City of Memphis. In addition he also implemented technology to support Real Time Crime Center for the Memphis Police Dept. which is now viewed as the “model” for all law enforcement agencies in the U.S. During his tenure of more than ten years at First Horizon, which is currently one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S., he managed and directed a nationwide delivery organization involving infrastructure systems involving First Tennessee Bank, First Horizon Home Loans, First Horizon Merchant Services and First Tennessee Capital Markets. There he Incorporated an organization wide working knowledge of Banking, Mortgage and Capital Market’s business lines and developed a two-year infrastructure strategy, which supports corporate goals, maintain technical advantage and ensure controls meet federal financial regulations while ensuring that the information security posture of the organization is not compromised. At First Horizon Corp he was directly responsible for relocating their data centre resulting in an annual reduction in operating budget of $6 million over three years, renegotiated nationwide voice/data services contract for annual savings of $6.5 million over three years, his global outsourcing efforts resulted in $20 million in savings over 5 years and in overall he managed a budget of $120 million. He began his career in the US Treasury and the US Department of Justice before becoming an Independent Consultant for Mobil Oil Corporation. Joe has been a keynote speaker to international conferences for Hewlett Packard, IBM, Oracle and in 2012 was a keynote speaker at the World Cyber Security Conference in Nigeria.

 Agnew Headshot 1 - 1119Mrs. Andrea A. Agnew, Senior Director Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast Cable Communications

Andrea Agnew is responsible for developing strategies and building programs to enhance, leverage, and celebrate the diversity of Comcast’s most valuable assets – its employees. She works closely with senior leadership to integrate diversity and equity practices into institutional employment and workplace practices, as well as partner with the Comcast University to develop diversity training collateral and diversity presentations. She leads programming and content development for Comcast’s Enrichment Series; a monthly series broadcast enterprise-wide from Studio C to provide cultural learning opportunities, Lunch & Learns, panel discussions, and virtually broadcasted. She manages the national internal selection process for leadership development programs for leaders of color and women to include; the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP); Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) Rising Leaders Program; and the Urban Leaders Forum (ULF) offered by the Urban League of Philadelphia. She also manages Comcast’s national partnerships with the National Association of Asian American Professionals, National Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, National Black MBA Association, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Society of Women in Engineering, National Society of Black Engineers and the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management. Prior to joining Comcast, as the Corporate Diversity Recruiting Manager for Booz Allen Hamilton, she led the implementation of firm-wide diversity recruiting standards as a component of the Firms’ Board Diversity Initiative (BDI). She also served as a recruiting manager for two of the Big 4 accounting firms, leading recruiting initiatives with PricewaterhouseCoopers, National SAP Practice, and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Mid-Atlantic Region for the Solutions Technology Practice. She was honored as the Woman of Distinction in 2005 by Booz Allen Hamilton’s Women of Greater Washington D.C. Metro Area; recognized by her peers for Diversity Best Practices in Leadership at Comcast for Diversity Best Practices in Leadership in 2006, 2007, and 2008; recognized as one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable by CableFax Magazine in 2008; received the 2009 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Volunteer of the Year Award by the National Urban League; was honored by the Women’s Resource Center as the 2010 Community Volunteer of the Year recipient; that year she was also named a Women on the Move by the Philadelphia Tribune; and honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal for the Woman of Distinction Award in 2011. She is a graduate of the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, and the Urban League’s Urban Leaders Forum. She and her husband resides with her younger daughter, Caitlin, a Girl Scout Caddette, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and has an adult daughter, Alicia, a graduate of Penn State.

Cenina's HeadshotCenina Saxton, Student Ambassador & Director of Social Media, NAAAHR Delaware

Cenina is a Succession Planning Manager with Emory Healthcare located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Her responsibilities include partnering with leaders across the organization to provide consultative advice around succession planning and talent effectiveness.  In her role, she implements high impact programs that aid in developing the leadership bench.  In addition, she develops communication and change strategies to ensure adoption of human capital initiatives. Cenina received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Georgia Southern University and Troy University awarded her a Master of Science degree in Human Resources.  Currently, she is pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Adult Education at the University of Georgia.  Cenina is a certified Hogan Feedback Coach and also holds a Professional in Human Resources Certification