In an era of rapid technological advances and demographic change, how do legacy companies adapt, innovate and evolve?

CNBC Evolve features iconic global companies and executives who are embracing change and transforming for the future.

Featuring best-in class CEOs and innovators in conversation with CNBC anchors and reporters, this event provides a forum for companies to share strategies, tactics and lessons learned in a peer-to-peer environment.

Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how businesses and brands can evolve and win in an age of disruption.

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WHO SHOULD SPEAK

Leading CEOs from disrupted industries now playing offense.

2020 SPEAKERS

Arvind
Krishna

IBM

Arvind Krishna is Chief Executive Officer of IBM.

Arvind Krishna

Arvind Krishna is Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies.

Over his 30-year career at IBM, Arvind led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.

Arvind previously was Senior Vice President of Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he pioneered the company’s hybrid cloud business, transformed IBM’s entire software and services portfolio and offerings for cloud, and grew the business. He also headed IBM Research, where he drove innovation in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions, and nanotechnology. In 2016, Wired magazine selected Arvind as “one of 25 geniuses who are creating the future of business” for his foundational work on blockchain.

As general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s development and manufacturing organization, Arvind led the strategy for data-centric systems and the widespread industry adoption of open and collaborative technology standards. He also grew the IBM Information Management business by 50 percent.

At IBM, Arvind has been an outspoken advocate for learning at every stage of one’s career. He has made scientific contributions in a number of technical fields, including wireless networking, security, systems, and databases. In addition, he founded IBM’s security software business and helped create the world’s first commercial wireless system.

Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.

Ted
Colbert

The Boeing Company

Ted Colbert is EVP of The Boeing Company, and President and CEO Boeing Global Services.

Ted Colbert

Ted Colbert is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Global Services. He is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.

Colbert was named president and chief executive officer of Global Services in October 2019. He is responsible for leading Boeing’s aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focused on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training. Global Services offers customers lifecycle solutions regardless of platform manufacturer to accelerate delivery schedules, reduce operational costs and enhance operational efficiencies. Global Services has more than 300 locations in more than 70 countries.

Previously, Colbert was chief information officer and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics. In this role, he led all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics. He also supported the growth of Boeing's business through IT- and analytics-related revenue generating programs.

Prior to his role as CIO, he led Boeing’s Information Technology Infrastructure organization where he was responsible for developing and maintaining network, computing, server, storage, collaboration and infrastructure solutions across the enterprise. Before that, he led the IT Business Systems organization where he managed the computing application systems that support Boeing Finance, Human Resources, Corporate and Commercial Capital Business Units, as well as the company’s internal systems.

Prior to joining Boeing in 2009, Colbert was senior vice president of Enterprise Architecture at Citigroup. Before that, he spent 11 years in Ford Motor Company’s Information Technology organization where he held roles of increasing responsibility in
the areas of program management, infrastructure engineering and operations, application development, portfolio management and process reengineering.

Colbert completed the Dual Degree Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College with degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and serves on the board of directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Georgia Tech President’s Advisory Board, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Advisory Board and New Leaders, where he serves as board chair.

Colbert’s recent accomplishments include recognition as one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy magazine in 2020; becoming the first recipient of the Fisher Center prize for Excellence in Driving Transformation from the Fisher Center For Business Analytics at Berkeley; winning the 2018 Forbes CIO Innovation Award; recognition as one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine in 2017; 2017 Morehouse College Bennie Leadership Award for Excellence in Business; recognition as the 2016 National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Legacy Award winner; recognition as the HMG Strategy 2016 CIO of the Year; and, being named a 2015 Ebony Power 100 honoree.

Lisa
Safarian

Bayer North America

Lisa Safarian is President, Crop Science of Bayer North America.

Lisa Safarian

Lisa Safarian is responsible for the North American commercial performance of Crop Science, a division of Bayer. This consists of sales, marketing, market development and product supply for row crops, specialty crops and horticulture, including seeds, traits and crop protection in the United States and Canada. Before assuming this key leadership role when Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018, Ms. Safarian served as Vice President, North America, for Monsanto and held a variety of other positions in her more than 30 years with that company.

Known for her track record driving business results, Ms. Safarian is also a champion for diversity and inclusion. She has been named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and is involved in the G100 Next Generation Leadership Program. In addition, Ms. Safarian was elected to the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees, and serves on the advisory board of Saint Louis University’s Boeing Institute of International Business.

Ms. Safarian holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She lives in O’Fallon, Illinois, with her husband and three children, and is an active volunteer in her community and church.

Lars
Ulrich

Metallica

Lars Ulrich is the Drummer and Founding Member of Metallica.

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich’s vision for Metallica, which he has shared along with co-founder James Hetfield since the band’s inception in 1981, has been integral to Metallica attaining its status as one of the most enduring and fiercely independent bands in music history.From their philanthropic work via their All Within My Hands Foundation, to their Fifth Member fan club (over one million strong and growing), to their own Blackened Recordings record label, to their recent whiskey and beer ventures, to numerous branding collaborations, Metallica continually strive to set new standards in serving their legion of fans and the global community at large.

Stan
Kasten

Los Angeles Dodgers

Stan Kasten is President & CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Stan Kasten

For nearly four decades, Stan Kasten has been a highly respected sports figure and developed a reputation for creating winning franchises, relying on three pillars - scouting and player development, enhancing the fan experience and community outreach - to establish franchises built for long-term success on and off the field.

That track record has continued during his tenure with the Dodgers, where the club reached the World Series last year and has won five consecutive NL West titles, doing so for the first time in franchise history. In addition to the team's accomplishments at the Major League level, the Dodgers have maintained one of baseball's top-rated farm systems and in 2017, the club was recognized as Baseball America's "Organization of the Year," honoring the team for its success from top to bottom. Since Kasten became the Dodgers' President and CEO on April 30, 2012, the team has topped the Majors in attendance each season while continuously making improvements to Dodger Stadium to keep the league's third-oldest stadium among the best facilities in baseball.

Kasten has been a member of numerous MLB, NBA and NHL ownership committees during his professional career and is also a former trustee of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1999, Kasten became the first sports figure to hold the title of president of three different teams in three different major sports simultaneously, doing so with MLB's Atlanta Braves, the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers.

In 1979, at age 27, Kasten became the youngest general manager in NBA history with the Hawks, a position he held until 1990. Kasten became the Hawks' president in 1986. During his lengthy tenure in the Hawks' front offce, Kasten built the Hawks into a perennial contender, including four consecutive 50-win seasons from 1986-89 and a stretch of seven consecutive playoff appearances in the 1990's, and became the first - and only - NBA executive to win back-toback Executive of the Year awards in 1986-87.

Kasten also became president of the Braves in 1986. From 1987-2003, the Braves won more games than any other team in MLB and won 14 consecutive division titles (1991-2005), five National League pennants and the 1995 World Series.
In 1999, when the NHL awarded Atlanta an expansion team, Kasten added the title of president of the Thrashers, as well as chairman of the newly constructed Philips Arena. Kasten held all three positions until 2003, when he stepped down.

Prior to joining the Dodgers, Kasten was president of the Washington Nationals from 2006-10, where he worked to re-energize a dormant baseball fan base and simultaneously established a crown jewel franchise in Washington, D.C.

Kasten, the Los Angeles Sports Council's 2013 Executive of the Year, is on the board of directors for the LA84 Foundation as well as LA2028, the group organizing 2028 Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A native of Lakewood, N.J., Kasten is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Law School.Kasten and his wife, Helen, have four children: Alana, Corey, Sherry and Jay.

Kelly
Caruso

Shipt

Kelly Caruso is Chief Executive Officer of Shipt.

Kelly Caruso

Kelly Caruso is a seasoned retail professional with vast experience in retail merchandising, technology, and sourcing. In March of 2019, she became the Chief Executive Officer of Shipt, a leading online same-day delivery marketplace. Under Caruso’s direction, Shipt offers delivery to more than 250 markets and 80 million households nationwide. The company also has a network of more than 200,000 Shipt Shoppers.
Caruso’s experience in the retail sector spans 25 years with companies such as May Merchandising, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Target. Prior to joining Shipt, Caruso was the Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Hardlines at Target. During her time at Target, she led numerous merchandising teams within Apparel, Accessories, and Home. She also led a multi-national team responsible for the global sourcing of Target’s Owned Brands in Apparel, Accessories, Home and Hardlines.
Caruso is a member of the board of directors for the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and is an alumnus of the Studio E Entrepreneurial Leadership program in the Twin Cities. She received her BA from the University of North Dakota. Kelly and her family have relocated to Birmingham, Alabama - the Magic City.

Alfred F.
Kelly, Jr.

Visa

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. is Chairman and CEO of Visa.

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. has been our chief executive officer since December 2016 and chairman of the board since April 2019. He has been a member of the board of directors since 2014. Previously, Mr. Kelly was president of the American Express Company, and most recently, he was president and chief executive officer of Intersection.

Before becoming CEO of Intersection, he was a management advisor at TowerBrook Capital Partners LP. From 2011 to late 2014, Mr. Kelly served as chairman, president and CEO of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

He led numerous groups at American Express Co. between 1987 and 2010, including the Global Consumer Group, the Consumer Card Services Group, OPEN from American Express, Consumer Travel, Global Travelers Cheques, the U.S. Merchant Group and Prepaid Services, U.S. Customer Service, Global Risk Management and Interactive Services.

Mr. Kelly was the chairman of the 2015 Papal Visit Committee for NYC and is active in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including serving as Chairman of the Board of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and of Boston College, and as a member of the finance council for the Archdiocese of New York.

Mr. Kelly also worked at the White House from 1985-1987 as manager of information systems and at PepsiCo from 1981 to 1985 in strategic planning. He received a bachelor's degree as well as an MBA from Iona College.

Crystal
Ashby

The Executive Leadership Council

Crystal Ashby is Interim President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

Crystal Ashby

Crystal Ashby is the Interim President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent membership organization for black CEOs, board directors, and the most senior black executives at Fortune 1000, Global 500 and equivalent companies. She leads the organization’s efforts to increase the number of global black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards, and in global enterprises. She is the first woman president and CEO of the organization and traces her association with The ELC to her participation in the first class of The ELC’s Strengthening the Pipeline leadership development program.

Ms. Ashby is an accomplished senior executive, board member and lawyer with more than 33 years of leadership success, significantly in the energy sector. Her corporate leadership experience was gained over a twenty-two-year career with BP where her roles spanned government and external affairs, law, compliance and ethics, university relations and retail.

Ms. Ashby is an NACD Fellow and member of the International Women’s Forum and has or is currently serving as a Director on the boards of several organizations. Most recently she was Vice Chair of The ELC. She served on the National Board of Genesys Works, the Holocaust Museum Houston Board and the University of Michigan College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board. She recently left the board of the Women Business Collaborative (WBC) and effective January 2020 is a Director on the Board of Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE).

Crystal earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in English and Psychology, from the University of Michigan.

2020 SPEAKERS

  • ARVIND KRISHNA

    IBM

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    ARVIND KRISHNA

    Arvind Krishna is Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies.

    Over his 30-year career at IBM, Arvind led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.

    Arvind previously was Senior Vice President of Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he pioneered the company’s hybrid cloud business, transformed IBM’s entire software and services portfolio and offerings for cloud, and grew the business. He also headed IBM Research, where he drove innovation in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions, and nanotechnology. In 2016, Wired magazine selected Arvind as “one of 25 geniuses who are creating the future of business” for his foundational work on blockchain.

    As general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s development and manufacturing organization, Arvind led the strategy for data-centric systems and the widespread industry adoption of open and collaborative technology standards. He also grew the IBM Information Management business by 50 percent.

    At IBM, Arvind has been an outspoken advocate for learning at every stage of one’s career. He has made scientific contributions in a number of technical fields, including wireless networking, security, systems, and databases. In addition, he founded IBM’s security software business and helped create the world’s first commercial wireless system.

    Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.

  • TED COLBERT

    The Boeing Company

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    TED COLBERT

    Ted Colbert is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Global Services. He is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.

    Colbert was named president and chief executive officer of Global Services in October 2019. He is responsible for leading Boeing’s aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focused on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training. Global Services offers customers lifecycle solutions regardless of platform manufacturer to accelerate delivery schedules, reduce operational costs and enhance operational efficiencies. Global Services has more than 300 locations in more than 70 countries.

    Previously, Colbert was chief information officer and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics. In this role, he led all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics. He also supported the growth of Boeing's business through IT- and analytics-related revenue generating programs.

    Prior to his role as CIO, he led Boeing’s Information Technology Infrastructure organization where he was responsible for developing and maintaining network, computing, server, storage, collaboration and infrastructure solutions across the enterprise. Before that, he led the IT Business Systems organization where he managed the computing application systems that support Boeing Finance, Human Resources, Corporate and Commercial Capital Business Units, as well as the company’s internal systems.

    Prior to joining Boeing in 2009, Colbert was senior vice president of Enterprise Architecture at Citigroup. Before that, he spent 11 years in Ford Motor Company’s Information Technology organization where he held roles of increasing responsibility in
    the areas of program management, infrastructure engineering and operations, application development, portfolio management and process reengineering.

    Colbert completed the Dual Degree Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College with degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and serves on the board of directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Georgia Tech President’s Advisory Board, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Advisory Board and New Leaders, where he serves as board chair.

    Colbert’s recent accomplishments include recognition as one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy magazine in 2020; becoming the first recipient of the Fisher Center prize for Excellence in Driving Transformation from the Fisher Center For Business Analytics at Berkeley; winning the 2018 Forbes CIO Innovation Award; recognition as one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine in 2017; 2017 Morehouse College Bennie Leadership Award for Excellence in Business; recognition as the 2016 National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Legacy Award winner; recognition as the HMG Strategy 2016 CIO of the Year; and, being named a 2015 Ebony Power 100 honoree.

  • LISA SAFARIAN

    Bayer North America

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    LISA SAFARIAN

    Lisa Safarian is responsible for the North American commercial performance of Crop Science, a division of Bayer. This consists of sales, marketing, market development and product supply for row crops, specialty crops and horticulture, including seeds, traits and crop protection in the United States and Canada. Before assuming this key leadership role when Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018, Ms. Safarian served as Vice President, North America, for Monsanto and held a variety of other positions in her more than 30 years with that company.

    Known for her track record driving business results, Ms. Safarian is also a champion for diversity and inclusion. She has been named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and is involved in the G100 Next Generation Leadership Program. In addition, Ms. Safarian was elected to the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees, and serves on the advisory board of Saint Louis University’s Boeing Institute of International Business.

    Ms. Safarian holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She lives in O’Fallon, Illinois, with her husband and three children, and is an active volunteer in her community and church.

  • LARS ULRICH

    Metallica

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    LARS ULRICH

    Lars Ulrich’s vision for Metallica, which he has shared along with co-founder James Hetfield since the band’s inception in 1981, has been integral to Metallica attaining its status as one of the most enduring and fiercely independent bands in music history.From their philanthropic work via their All Within My Hands Foundation, to their Fifth Member fan club (over one million strong and growing), to their own Blackened Recordings record label, to their recent whiskey and beer ventures, to numerous branding collaborations, Metallica continually strive to set new standards in serving their legion of fans and the global community at large.

  • STAN KASTEN

    Los Angeles Dodgers

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    STAN KASTEN

    For nearly four decades, Stan Kasten has been a highly respected sports figure and developed a reputation for creating winning franchises, relying on three pillars - scouting and player development, enhancing the fan experience and community outreach - to establish franchises built for long-term success on and off the field.

    That track record has continued during his tenure with the Dodgers, where the club reached the World Series last year and has won five consecutive NL West titles, doing so for the first time in franchise history. In addition to the team's accomplishments at the Major League level, the Dodgers have maintained one of baseball's top-rated farm systems and in 2017, the club was recognized as Baseball America's "Organization of the Year," honoring the team for its success from top to bottom. Since Kasten became the Dodgers' President and CEO on April 30, 2012, the team has topped the Majors in attendance each season while continuously making improvements to Dodger Stadium to keep the league's third-oldest stadium among the best facilities in baseball.

    Kasten has been a member of numerous MLB, NBA and NHL ownership committees during his professional career and is also a former trustee of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1999, Kasten became the first sports figure to hold the title of president of three different teams in three different major sports simultaneously, doing so with MLB's Atlanta Braves, the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers.

    In 1979, at age 27, Kasten became the youngest general manager in NBA history with the Hawks, a position he held until 1990. Kasten became the Hawks' president in 1986. During his lengthy tenure in the Hawks' front offce, Kasten built the Hawks into a perennial contender, including four consecutive 50-win seasons from 1986-89 and a stretch of seven consecutive playoff appearances in the 1990's, and became the first - and only - NBA executive to win back-toback Executive of the Year awards in 1986-87.

    Kasten also became president of the Braves in 1986. From 1987-2003, the Braves won more games than any other team in MLB and won 14 consecutive division titles (1991-2005), five National League pennants and the 1995 World Series.
    In 1999, when the NHL awarded Atlanta an expansion team, Kasten added the title of president of the Thrashers, as well as chairman of the newly constructed Philips Arena. Kasten held all three positions until 2003, when he stepped down.

    Prior to joining the Dodgers, Kasten was president of the Washington Nationals from 2006-10, where he worked to re-energize a dormant baseball fan base and simultaneously established a crown jewel franchise in Washington, D.C.

    Kasten, the Los Angeles Sports Council's 2013 Executive of the Year, is on the board of directors for the LA84 Foundation as well as LA2028, the group organizing 2028 Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    A native of Lakewood, N.J., Kasten is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Law School.Kasten and his wife, Helen, have four children: Alana, Corey, Sherry and Jay.

  • KELLY CARUSO

    Shipt

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    KELLY CARUSO

    Kelly Caruso is a seasoned retail professional with vast experience in retail merchandising, technology, and sourcing. In March of 2019, she became the Chief Executive Officer of Shipt, a leading online same-day delivery marketplace. Under Caruso’s direction, Shipt offers delivery to more than 250 markets and 80 million households nationwide. The company also has a network of more than 200,000 Shipt Shoppers.
    Caruso’s experience in the retail sector spans 25 years with companies such as May Merchandising, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Target. Prior to joining Shipt, Caruso was the Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Hardlines at Target. During her time at Target, she led numerous merchandising teams within Apparel, Accessories, and Home. She also led a multi-national team responsible for the global sourcing of Target’s Owned Brands in Apparel, Accessories, Home and Hardlines.
    Caruso is a member of the board of directors for the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and is an alumnus of the Studio E Entrepreneurial Leadership program in the Twin Cities. She received her BA from the University of North Dakota. Kelly and her family have relocated to Birmingham, Alabama - the Magic City.

  • ALFRED F. KELLY, JR.

    Visa

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    ALFRED F. KELLY, JR.

    Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. has been our chief executive officer since December 2016 and chairman of the board since April 2019. He has been a member of the board of directors since 2014. Previously, Mr. Kelly was president of the American Express Company, and most recently, he was president and chief executive officer of Intersection.

    Before becoming CEO of Intersection, he was a management advisor at TowerBrook Capital Partners LP. From 2011 to late 2014, Mr. Kelly served as chairman, president and CEO of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

    He led numerous groups at American Express Co. between 1987 and 2010, including the Global Consumer Group, the Consumer Card Services Group, OPEN from American Express, Consumer Travel, Global Travelers Cheques, the U.S. Merchant Group and Prepaid Services, U.S. Customer Service, Global Risk Management and Interactive Services.

    Mr. Kelly was the chairman of the 2015 Papal Visit Committee for NYC and is active in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including serving as Chairman of the Board of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and of Boston College, and as a member of the finance council for the Archdiocese of New York.

    Mr. Kelly also worked at the White House from 1985-1987 as manager of information systems and at PepsiCo from 1981 to 1985 in strategic planning. He received a bachelor's degree as well as an MBA from Iona College.

  • CRYSTAL ASHBY

    The Executive Leadership Council

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    CRYSTAL ASHBY

    Crystal Ashby is the Interim President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent membership organization for black CEOs, board directors, and the most senior black executives at Fortune 1000, Global 500 and equivalent companies. She leads the organization’s efforts to increase the number of global black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards, and in global enterprises. She is the first woman president and CEO of the organization and traces her association with The ELC to her participation in the first class of The ELC’s Strengthening the Pipeline leadership development program.

    Ms. Ashby is an accomplished senior executive, board member and lawyer with more than 33 years of leadership success, significantly in the energy sector. Her corporate leadership experience was gained over a twenty-two-year career with BP where her roles spanned government and external affairs, law, compliance and ethics, university relations and retail.

    Ms. Ashby is an NACD Fellow and member of the International Women’s Forum and has or is currently serving as a Director on the boards of several organizations. Most recently she was Vice Chair of The ELC. She served on the National Board of Genesys Works, the Holocaust Museum Houston Board and the University of Michigan College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board. She recently left the board of the Women Business Collaborative (WBC) and effective January 2020 is a Director on the Board of Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE).

    Crystal earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in English and Psychology, from the University of Michigan.

  • DARIUS ADAMCZYK

    Honeywell

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    DARIUS ADAMCZYK

    Darius Adamczyk is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell.

    Before being elected Chairman in 2018 and named President and CEO in 2017, Darius served as President and Chief Operating Officer. His focus in these roles has been on accelerating Honeywell’s organic growth, expanding margins, creating a premier technology company, deploying capital effectively and building a high-performance culture.

    He joined Honeywell in 2008 when Metrologic, where he was Chief Executive Officer, was acquired. He served as President of Honeywell’s Scanning and Mobility business for four years, doubling the size of the business, before leading a turnaround over two years as President of Process Solutions. In 2014, Darius was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.

    Before joining Honeywell, Darius held several leadership positions with Ingersoll Rand and Booz Allen Hamilton. He began his career as an electrical engineer at General Electric in 1988.

    Born in Poland on February 8, 1966, Darius emigrated to the United States at age 11. He earned his MBA from Harvard University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan State University.

  • LISA DEVERELL

    Land O’Lakes

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    LISA DEVERELL

    Lisa leads the Animal Nutrition portfolio, which encompasses livestock and lifestyle animals, as well as the ingredient portfolio. The portfolio is anchored by the iconic Purina brand, which delivers the best in animal nutrition.

    Prior to this role, Lisa served for seven years as the Sr. Vice President of the Feed Business to Business portfolio, which included the businesses of milk replacer, micro ingredient distribution and premix, macro ingredient merchandising and Lab Diet businesses. She joined Land O’Lakes in 2004 and held strategy and finance leadership positions across Dairy Foods and our Feed and Winfield businesses before assuming the Business to Business role in 2013.

    Before Land O’Lakes, Lisa held a variety of finance and strategy roles at International Multifoods and Pillsbury. She sat on the board of directors at Ecumen for 10 years. Lisa is passionate about developing women for leadership roles and served on Land O’Lakes’ Women’s Leadership Network in both co-lead and executive sponsor roles.

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