Please join Nielsen Employee Resource Groups, media industry leaders, local academic and government representatives, and former NFL head coach Tony Dungy to share best practices on driving innovation through diversity. The event will include insights from Nielsen on the diverse consumer, an interactive panel discussion on diversity and innovation, and special guest former NFL head coach Tony Dungy.
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Tony Dungy played 3 seasons in the NFL and won the Super Bowl as a member of the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers. He held NFL assistant coaching positions with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings. Dungy is the most successful head coach in the history of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which he coached from 1996 to 2001. Dungy coached the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008, and led them to victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first such win for an African American head coach.
His career has included several notable firsts. Among them, Dungy was the first NFL head coach to defeat all 32 NFL teams. He was also the youngest assistant coach at age 25 and the youngest coordinator at age 28 in NFL history. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Strength, Uncommon, The Mentor Leader and Uncommon Marriage.
Dungy officially retired from coaching in 2009 and is now a studio analyst for NBC. He makes his home in Tampa and serves as national spokesman for All Pro Dad, a charitable program that Nielsen has faithfully supported for more than a decade.
Angela L. Talton is the Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion for Nielsen. Appointed to this role in January 2012, Angela leads Nielsen’s global strategy for new and ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives, including supplier diversity, education and training, diverse organizational development, recruitment and retention; and client-driven solutions.
In 2007, Angela joined Nielsen as Senior Vice President for Global Call Center Operations, COE where she chartered a major transformation agenda for the Call Centers that focused on customer service, associate engagement, simplifying work activities and operational excellence.
Angela has over 17 years operations, two years IT, and six years financial reporting experience. She came to Nielsen from Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, IL, where she served as Divisional Vice President, Inbound Services & Operations. Prior to joining Sears in 2001, she was Vice President, Business Processes at ALLTEL Communications, Inc. in Little Rock, AR. Angela was elected Executive Committee Vice Chair to The Conference Board’s Council of Global Diversity & Inclusion for the 2014-2016 term. In 2012, she was recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine among the Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders and by Savoy Magazine among the Top Influential Women in Corporate America.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Angela is a native of Greensboro, NC.
Alisha Penick is VP of Talent Rewards, Engagement, and Mobility for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) TBS, Inc. Turner is a Time Warner company, that creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Alisha is based in CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta and reports to the SVP of Human Resources and Talent Management, Scott Murphy.
In this capacity, Alisha leads a team that influences Turner’s employee experience in order to attract and retain the best talent. The team delivers programs and initiatives that foster an inclusive culture and workplace engaging employees to be their best and support the business strategy. Turner’s total rewards package includes competitive compensation and benefit offerings, with an emphasis on employee wellness and work life harmony. Engagement initiatives at Turner focus on promoting a workplace that values the inclusion of diverse perspectives and experience to enrich the company’s brands and programming. In 2013, Alisha’s role expanded to include direction and operation of Turner’s global rewards strategy and talent mobility.
Alisha joined TBS, Inc. in 2000 to oversee the company’s qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and in 2006 was promoted to Director of Employee Benefits to manage the company’s retirement, work/life, and health programs. Previously, she worked as a benefits consultant for Caribiner International, based in New York. She holds a degree in Human Resources and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Administration, from Auburn University.
Eugene Campbell is Vice President of Supplier Diversity for The Walt Disney Company. In this role within the Sourcing & Procurement organization, he sets the vision and business strategy for the identification and utilization of diverse suppliers who help the company reduce costs, deliver quality, drive innovation and enhance economic inclusion reflective of the guests we serve and the communities where Disney operates around the globe.
Mr. Campbell is active in leadership roles outside of Disney, serving as the Immediate Past Board Chairman for the National Entrepreneur Center and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Foundation, Florida Blue Multicultural Advisory Council, Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry Board of Advisors and Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting Corporate Advisory Board. He received recognition as the Don Quijote Award Hispanic Community Champion of The Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando / Hispanic Business Initiative Fund in 2011 and Orlando Business Journal’s 2010 "Most Influential Businessmen” nominee.
Eugene holds a Master of Science degree in International Business and Marketing from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and professional certificates from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and Boston College Carroll School of Management – Center for Corporate Citizenship.
Michelle Alban was appointed Vice President, Corporate Communications in February 2010. In this role, Alban oversees Telemundo’s domestic business and media trade strategy execution for Telemundo Media, internal communications, executive communications and public relations for mun2 cable network.
Alban also served as Director of Primary Research for Telemundo Network. Prior to joining Telemundo, Alban was the National Account Executive of Hispanic Services at Nielsen Media Research.
Alban possesses a strong sense of service to the community, currently serving as a volunteer in several organizations such as a mentor in Women of Tomorrow, a Disaster Action Team Member for The American Red Cross and the South Florida leader for the NBCUniversal Veterans’ Network. She is also a board member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and a member of the advisory board for Hollywood, Health and Society, a project at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center. In 2008, she served as Co-Site Leader in the South Florida Hub of the Women's Network, an affinity group dedicated to the development and retention of women at GE.
Alban is an Air Force Veteran serving under Operation Desert Shield, and was a mass disaster coordinator for The American Red Cross during the Oklahoma City Bombing Crisis.
She is a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg and resides in Deerfield Beach, with her husband, Phil Lane and her twin boys, Ben and Nicolas.
Kenny Irby is Poynter’s senior faculty and director of community relations. Currently, he directs The Write Field initiative, a dynamic new academic enrichment and mentoring program for middle school minority male youth. He is an integral figure in visual journalism education, having founded Poynter’s photojournalism program in 1995. He teaches and consults in the areas of photographic reporting, leadership, ethical decision making and diversity.
During his 18-year tenure at Poynter, Kenny has traveled to Nigeria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa and Russia, preaching excellence in photojournalism and truth-telling. He chaired the 2007 Pulitzer Prize photography categories, lectured at the World Press Photos buddy training program and the International Center of Photography, is a member of the Eddie Adams Workshop board, and is a founding member of National Press Photographers Association, and The Best of Photojournalism (BOP) Committee.
He is the recipient of numerous awards: 2007 Sprague Award (the NPPA’s highest honor), 2006 Society for News Design President’s 2002 NPPA President’s Award, 1999 Joseph Costa Award and others. Kenny is a frequent lecturer, teacher and author on photographic reporting issues, most recently with NPR.
Brian Fuhrer is SVP, Product Leadership for Nielsen. In this role, he is responsible for Nielsen’s National and cross-platform television audience measurement initiatives supporting major media clients, Internet companies, MSO/MVPDs and advertising agencies. Nielsen’s cross-platform efforts include identifying and measuring the opportunities digital media creates for traditional media and advertising clients.
Most recently, Brian is working with a broad range of clients on how Internet-based television viewing can be merged with traditional television ratings, and developing measurement solutions for the opportunities presented by the migration to on-demand viewing. Brian drives these initiatives by collaborating with Nielsen clients who seek to understand the potential impact these developing trends will have on their business models.
With more than 25 years in media research and product development at Nielsen, Brian’s experience spans the U.S. media and advertising industry as well as overseas markets where Nielsen has a media presence in more than 30 countries. He frequently speaks at industry events and has been extensively quoted in the press.
Brian holds a B.A. in Marketing from the University of South Florida and is based in Tampa, Florida at Nielsen’s Global Technology and Information Center. He lives in Palm Harbor, Florida with his wife and five children.
Betty Lo is Vice President of Community Alliances & Consumer Engagement for Nielsen and works with community leaders, media, entertainment and consumer businesses to promote Nielsen’s education, philanthropic, and public affairs initiatives in the community. Betty has over 18 years of experience with global consumer product goods companies including The Coca-Cola Company and Newell Rubbermaid leading initiatives in communications/PR, organizational development, change management, process improvement and building Asian-American business opportunities to increase organizational productivity and profitability. She has helped many organizations through transformational change to unlock the trapped capacity for growth and is experienced in leading cross-functional global teams.
Betty is an active leader within the Asian-American community and serves on the National Board of Directors for Asian/Pacific Islander American Chambers of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE), as a senior advisor for National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)–New York chapter, and on the Business Advisory Council of OCA–Asian American Advocates. She also served in various leadership roles, including President and Chair of the Board for NAAAP–Atlanta chapter, Co-Chair of the 2007 NAAAP National Convention, as executive board of Coca-Cola’s Women’s Forum, Coca-Cola’s Asian Employee Business Resource Group and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)–Georgia.
Betty has her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan College and graduated from the Executive MBA program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.