- Billy Porter and LGBTQ Community Advocates to be Honored at 8th Annual Diversity Honors
- All Social Media Platforms Should Have Policy Prohibitions Against Harmful So-Called “Conversion Therapy” Content
- Oklahoma Laws that Target LGBTQ Youth, and Current Proposals Still in Progress after the Death of Nex Benedict
- LIVE UPDATES: The Death of Nex Benedict and Community Response in Greater Oklahoma
- Justice for Nex Benedict – Letter to Oklahoma Legislature from 350+ Organizations
- Black LGBTQ Creatives are the Future of Filmmaking: Inside GLAAD’s Equity in Media and Entertainment Initiative (EMEI) Final Showcase
- GLAAD and the Black List Announce Call for Submissions for The 2024 GLAAD List
- Read the Stories of Nex Benedict as Told by Their Chosen Family, Friends and Allies at Owasso Vigil
Liz Jenkins (Los Angeles, CA) (March 2020-Present) is the COO of Hello Sunshine, a media brand and premium content studio dedicated to female authorship and storytelling across all platforms. Liz joined the company in 2018 as its CFO. During her time at Hello Sunshine, she has been responsible for establishing and overseeing finance, business affairs, physical production and operations as well as facilitating the growth of the company’s business, including their Scripted, Unscripted, and Kids & Animation studios and Reese’s Book Club — all of which put women or girls at the center of each narrative.
Previously, Liz served as the Head of Strategic Ventures for Sony PlayStation and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Media Rights Capital where she developed and implemented innovative distribution models, strategic partnerships and new businesses across film and television. She began her career at GE and Credit Suisse.
Liz received her M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from Stanford University. She has been honored on Variety Women’s Impact Report, Fast Company’s Queer 50 and Variety Hollywood’s New Leaders.
Liz serves on the Board and chairs the Audit committee of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) and is Chair of the Board of GLAAD.
Sharon Callahan (New York, NY) (July 2020-Present) is a trusted advisor to senior healthcare executives and a dedicated mentor to colleagues around the world, Sharon Callahan is known for being an agile, entrepreneurial, and global C-suite executive with a proven track record of leading diverse teams through uncertainty to extraordinary results.
Prior to becoming CEO of CDM in April of 2020, Sharon was CEO of TBWA\WorldHealth, a healthcare advertising agency network she founded in 2016. Under Sharon’s leadership, TBWA\WorldHealth has quadrupled in revenue, grown to 12 offices across the globe, and was named 2019 Agency of the Year by Medical Advertising News. Sharon also serves as Chief Client Officer of Omnicom Health Group, the world’s largest network of healthcare communications companies.
In 2019 the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) recognized Sharon as its Woman of the Year. She has also been honored by the Arthritis Foundation, and has appeared three times on the prestigious PharmaVOICE list of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences Industry. In 2018, Medical Advertising News selected Sharon as it’s Industry Person of the Year.
Sharon is an active board member of several corporate and philanthropic institutions, including: LGBTQ Victory Fund (Chair), HBA Advisory Board, the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame, the Arthritis Foundation, Women Against Alzheimer’s, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) Government Relations Committee, and the Coalition for Healthcare Communications.
A frequent speaker on the power of women’s authentic leadership, Sharon co-founded and continues to champion Omniwomen and OpenPride, Omnicom’s employee resource groups, designed to foster the full potential of women and LGBTQ+ people within the company.
Kevin Burke (Belvedere,CA) (November 2019-Present) is an innovative and entrepreneurial C-level business, marketing and communications executive with exceptional strategic and business development skills. Experience across a range of industries with leading brands like Amazon,American Express, AT&T, Chevron, Microsoft, Peloton, Square and Visa.
Kevin is currently an investor, advisor and director working with innovative and disruptive technology companies to help find, define and express their true brand purpose. Prior to this, Kevin was the Chief Marketing Officer atSquare Inc. where he was responsible for leading marketing, sales, partnerships and international markets with a focus on driving brand leadership, customer acquisition, product growth and global expansion.
Before joining Square, Kevin was the Chief Marketing Officer at Visa Inc. In this role, he led global marketing to advance the Visa brand, accelerate product growth and deliver business results for a $12B+ global business. Kevin was also the president of JWT San Francisco, co-founder of Tonic 360 and held leadership roles at advertising and marketing agencies.
Antonious Porch (New York, NY) (October 2022-Present) is the General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer at SoundCloud, a leading music entertainment company.
In his role as General Counsel, Porch is responsible for the company’s business affairs, legal affairs and public policy strategy, and the management of its global team of legal experts in content licensing, copyright, data protection and privacy, and corporate matters. In 2020, Porch was appointed as SoundCloud’s Chief Diversity Officer, leading efforts to ensure the company consistently delivers on an integrated diversity, equity and inclusion strategy that is globally relevant and cross-functionally aligned to business outcomes. Porch also serves as the executive sponsor of the SoundCloud Community Fund, which externally supports advancing social justice and equality, and the mental health and well-being of the creator community.
Porch speaks openly and proudly at a range of events, including for the National Bar Association, Out for Undergrad and Native Son. He has been instrumental in key legal battles in the Gay Rights movement, including representing the Rev. Gregory Dell during his defrocking church trial for blessing the relationship of two gay men, and on the board of the Service Members Legal Defense Network, fighting Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Porch holds a current board role with International Radio and Television Society Foundation, ensuring educational programs cater to a diverse range of upcoming talent in the media industry.
A Chicago native, he is a graduate of Yale College and Columbia Law School and also successfully completed a cable executive management program at Harvard Business School. He currently lives and works in New York City.
Samantha Harnett (July 2021-Present) serves as General Counsel for Logitech, a global, multi brand company designing products that help people to pursue their passions through music, gaming, video and computing. As General Counsel, Samantha oversees the company’s legal function including privacy, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, litigation, securities and corporate governance. Before joining Logitech, Samantha spent five years at Eventbrite, the leading event technology platform that brings the world together through live gatherings, in operating and legal leadership roles, including Chief Legal and Operations Officer. In addition to helping lead the company’s successful IPO, Samantha led the operations, human resources, legal and public policy teams. She also created Eventbrite’s content policy and moderation team, which developed Eventrbrite’s Community Standards to ensure respectful and inclusive consumer content across the platform.
Throughout her career, Samantha has been committed to social justice and pro bono work and received the John Wilson Award for outstanding pro bono service while in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. As the mom of a young transgender daughter, Samantha devotes her time to local and global work to drive acceptance for the LGBTQ community.
Mike Doyle (New York, NY) (March 2020-Present) leads one of the world’s top communications consultancies, with offices and affiliates in more than 70 countries. He and his colleagues help companies tell their stories, connect with the people they care about most and use communications to inspire action. Mike has helped clients launch products and services, merge or acquire new companies, navigate issues and crises and determine their purpose in an increasingly competitive, connected and consumer-empowered global society. He is the co-chair for Omnicom’s global OPEN Pride employee resource group and serves on the global Board of Directors for GLAAD, the world’s leading organization dedicated to accelerating acceptance for the LGBTQ community. Mike is also a member of the Arthur W. Page Society’s Page Up community, the foremost professional association for senior communications executives and educators.
With more than two decades of experience in the field, Mike has partnered with clients in a variety of industries to advance and protect their corporate and brand reputations. He has led or joined global teams servicing brands including Target, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, FedEx, Mastercard, Wendy’s, Pfizer, IKEA, Bank of America, Dow Chemical, Procter & Gamble and Pernod Ricard. He began his Ketchum career in the agency’s Washington, D.C. public affairs and issues management practice, where he worked on corporate social responsibility efforts, activist and NGO engagement. Mike has helped clients launch products and services, merge or acquire new companies, navigate issues and crises and determine their purpose in an increasingly competitive, connected and consumer-empowered global society.
Mike’s career has been a long series of valuable experiences, thanks to deep and important client engagements and opportunities. He served as a media consultant to the Office of the Minister of Public Enterprise during the privatization of the Egyptian economy in the late ‘90s. He led Ketchum’s relationship with the New York Stock Exchange during successful and tumultuous times, among them the tragic events of 9/11 and the ouster of the Exchange’s chairman and CEO. He served as vice president of corporate communications at NBCUniversal, where he led strategic communications for the network’s digital division and international channels and was on a taskforce dedicated to combating piracy and intellectual property theft in the earliest days of that seismic issue. And he was Omnicom’s delegate on the steering committee to create the World Economic Forum’s Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality, supported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human rights and launched in January 2019. In 2007, he was named to the first-ever PRWeek “40 Under 40” list.
Mike is a native of suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a magna cum laude graduate of Muhlenberg College. He and his husband, Bret Kobler, split their time between New York City and Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Andrea Calise (Rye, NY) (July 2021-Present) is a passionate advisor and advocate for CEOs, senior executives and Boards through their most complex and pressing issues, crises and opportunities. She helps companies define and achieve their purpose and strategy and partners with clients to design and execute plans to achieve their business objectives.
Andrea is currently the President of U.S. Strategy & Communications at Teneo, the world’s leading CEO advisory firm. In this role, she leads the company’s largest business, managing its P&L, overseeing a world-class team of 175+ employees and driving growth and expansion. Andrea’s responsibilities include building strong, lasting client relationships; originating new business; developing and inspiring her team; and expanding into new and adjacent areas, including building a comprehensive ESG and social impact practice and overseeing the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practice. In 2020, under her leadership, the business experienced double-digit growth despite COVID-19 and more than doubled its mandates across ESG and DE&I. Andrea serves on Teneo’s Global Management Committee.
Before her tenure at Teneo, Andrea spent 17 years at Kekst, a strategic and financial communications firm, where she served on the Executive Committee and as the Administrative and Hiring Partner.
Prior to her career as a corporate communications and investor relations advisor, she spent more than five years working for nonprofits. She held communications and public affairs roles at two international nongovernmental organizations – InterAction and Population Action International – working on international family planning advocacy, poverty alleviation programs and disaster relief and refugee crises.
Andrea holds a B.A. in political science from Bucknell University and a M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University, with a concentration in Economic and Political Development.
She and her partner Linda live in Rye, New York with their three children.
Alana Mayo (Los Angeles, CA) (February 2019-Present) is Orion’s President, the veteran industry executive and producer Alana Mayo oversees the label’s day-to-day operations, including development, acquisitions, physical and post production. Orion Pictures, a division of MGM, is dedicated to underrepresented voices and authentic storytelling in film with a focus on developing, producing and acquiring feature films that amplify underserved voices, both in front of and behind the camera.
Mayo most recently served as Head of Production and Development for Outlier Society, a multi-platform production and media company led by actor Michael B. Jordan, where she oversaw the company’s slate of films (in partnership with Warner Bros Studios) and television series (in partnership with Amazon Studios). While at Outlier Society, Mayo led the charge with Jordan to create opportunities for more equitable hiring in Hollywood, with the launch of a first-of-its-kind company-wide inclusion policy, in partnership Warner Media, with JUST MERCY, based on the memoir of attorney, social justice activist and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson, becoming the first film made under the new initiative.
In addition to JUST MERCY, the slate of Outlier Society films projects overseen by Mayo include Paramount Pictures’ WITHOUT REMORSE; a film adaptation of the fantasy novel BLACK LEOPARD; RED WOLF by acclaimed author Marlon James; an untitled original monster movie from KONG: SKULL ISLAND filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts; and a WWII action drama THE LIBERATORS.
During Mayo’s tenure, Outlier Society has co-produced the Emmy-nominated HBO Films adaptation of FAHRENHEIT 451, which netted Jordan a Producers Guild Award; 61 STREET for AMC; the OWN drama series DAVID MAKES MAN from Oscar-winning MOONLIGHT co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney; RAISING DION, which was one of Netflix’s most-streamed shows of 2019; the comedy feature FASHIONABLY BLACK written by Emmy nominated writer Robin Thede and Christa Gatewood at HBO Max; and the series FRIDAY BLACK, created by critically-acclaimed writer Nana Adjei-Brenyah.
Previously, Mayo served as Vice President of Production at Paramount Pictures, where she worked on films including A QUIET PLACE, directed by and starring John Krasinski, ANNIHILATION, written and directed by Alex Garland and starring Natalie Portman as well the critically acclaimed FENCES, directed by and starring Denzel Washington. In her previous role as Production Executive for the studio, she worked on the Academy Award® winning THE BIG SHORT, directed by Adam McKay and starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Brad Pitt, 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI, directed by Michael Bay and starring John Krasinski and James Badge Dale, and the Academy Award® Best Picture nominee SELMA.
Following her time at Paramount, Mayo worked with Vimeo as the company’s VP and head of original development. In her role, Mayo helped strategize the creation of the video-streaming service’s SVOD platform with scripted, original television content. Born in New York and raised in Chicago, IL, Mayo graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies. After interning with independent New York filmmakers such as Lee Daniels, Tribeca Films and Warrington Hudlin, she moved to Los Angeles to further her career in feature film production and development.
Peppermint (New York, NY) (December 2020-Present). Peppermint….Everyone’s Favorite Flavor. For over 10 years Peppermint has dominated New York Audiences with her high-energy performance and engaging personality. Peppermint has Performed all over the world and collected many honors.
From her comedic Microphone skills to her live singing performances of pop. Peppermint has an uncanny knack for connecting with a dedicated and eclectic audience. She’s been featured on MTV’s The Real World Brooklyn, Ugly Betty and Season 9 of Rupaul’s Drag Race. She has also performed alongside Chaka Khan, Martha Wash, and Ultra Nate’
Peppermint has helped raise over $100,000 for the Human Rights Campaign (including a large bid from Vanessa Williams). She is deeply involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS and participant in the M.A.C. Aids Fund and the HIV Vaccine trials network.
Justin Blake (New York, NY) (July 2020 – Present) heads Edelman’s Global Leadership positioning offer, guiding leaders in telling their authentic stories in today’s complex communications environment. Justin counsels CEOs and other executive-level leaders to develop differentiating and relevant messages and communicate them through a range of channels, including media, conferences, digital and direct-to-influencer engagement.
A 20-year Edelman veteran, Justin’s work has spanned a number of sectors and geographies. He has worked with, government officials, university presidents, NGO heads and numerous FORTUNE 500 CEOs and executives.
Justin leads Edelman’s client work at Davos where he has attended since 2002. He has worked with CEOs from more than 50 companies for their World Economic Forum engagement, including media training and prep.
Justin served for four years as Managing Director, Corporate & Public Affairs, Edelman New York – leading 170 professions in the areas of corporate & financial communications, public affairs, corporate social responsibility, technology and employee engagement.
Prior to joining Edelman, Justin was Director of Communications for the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce. At the Partnership, the city’s leading business organization made up of hundreds of CEO’s, Justin was responsible for all public relations and marketing. He was an assistant press secretary for the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Parade and has worked on various political campaigns, including Clinton/Gore 92, where he served as a press aide on the first national bus tour.
He is a Duke University Media Fellow and is a former Young Leader of the Milken Institute and BMW Foundation. He is a Trustee of the Classic Stage Company in New York and on the Steering Committee of the World Economic Forum Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality.
Shameek Bose (New York, NY) (July 2020-Present) is an imaginative brand strategist and fundraiser with a reputation for building and developing organizations by finding value in unlikely places. With 15 years of B2B sales experience and an instinctive aptitude for marketing, he is an expert in forging mutually advantageous public/private partnerships while serving as a collaborative change agent who delivers tangible results.
As a business development executive and strategist with a truly global perspective, Shameek has devoted his time at the World Economic Forum to help businesses scale while making a positive impact on our world. He is passionate about applying a mindful approach to driving organizational growth by developing sustainable, creative and innovative business models. He is also a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum.
Through his frequent travels to far corners of the planet, Shameek brings an unprecedented ability to spot trends and create disruptive models that allow his clients to flourish and compete locally while maintaining a global mindset. In addition, he has forged several multi-million-dollar partnerships, secured private investments and advised the CEOs of startups to Fortune 500 companies across the globe.
Shameek is a first-generation immigrant from India.
Juan Carlos Cruz (Washington, DC) (July 2023-Present) is a respected figure in both the corporate and humanitarian world, was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. With a career spanning over two decades, with expertise in strategic communications, brand management, sustainability and global public affairs.
A Journalism and Communications graduate, Juan Carlos began his professional career as a journalist in his home country before relocating to the United States, where he became a citizen and has spent the past 20 years.
As the current Chief Communications Officer, Global Head of Public Affairs, and Sustainability for Livent Corporation, one of the world’s leading lithium producers, Juan Carlos brings a wealth of experience to his role. His career includes holding key executive positions in prominent global companies like DuPont, Manpower Group, Banco Popular, and United Airlines.
Beyond his corporate commitments, Juan Carlos is a noted author and humanitarian. He has authored two influential books: “El Fin de la Inocencia” (Penguin Random House, 2015) and “Abuso y Poder” (Penguin Random House, 2020). His impactful writings and contributions to society earned him the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for humanitarian work in 2015.
Juan Carlos’ commitment to helping others extends beyond his written work. In 2010, he co-founded the “Fundación para la Confianza,” a foundation dedicated to supporting survivors and preventing abuse through safeguarding. In 2018, he played a pivotal role in establishing “Centro CUIDA,” the first research center in the world dedicated to studying and investigating societal abuse at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
Currently serving as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Vatican, Juan Carlos works tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of society’s children and vulnerable people. His advisory role to Pope Francis showcases his dedication to creating a safer and more equitable world recently working with the Pope to denounce the criminalization of LGBTQ+ people around the globe.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Juan Carlos is also deeply involved in humanitarian efforts in Ukraine helping women, children, and wounded soldiers and civilians find safety and receive necessary medical care in other countries. His contribution in facilitating humanitarian corridors has been vital in bringing those in need to hospitals where they can receive treatment. He has received two medals from the Ukrainian government and Border Guards for his contributions.
Juan Carlos is also a member of the board of directors of GLAAD, the world’s leading LGBTQ+ organization that works to promote and ensure fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Liana Douillet Guzmán (Hartford, CT) (July 2023-Present) is the CEO of FOLX Health, the first digital healthcare service provider designed by and for the medical needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. In this role, she oversees strategy and day-to-day operations of the company as it works to bring its affirming and equitable healthcare for the LGBTQIA+ community to all 50 states. Liana’s role at FOLX Health has further increased diversity in the company’s C-Suite, and empowers other Queer women across the nation. Liana most recently served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Skillshare, the leading online learning community for creatives. As CMO, she played a key role in the company’s explosive growth, responsible for brand marketing, acquisition, communications, partnerships, and sales. Prior to joining Skillshare, Liana served as COO of Blockchain. Under her leadership at Blockchain, the company’s usership grew from 4 million to 40 million within two years. Her work has been recognized by Fast Company, Time and Forbes, among others. A fan of dichotomies (which she blames on a childhood split between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Guilford, CT), Liana may be the only country music-loving, mean rice and bean-making francophile.
Samantha Lux (Rutland, MA) (July 2022-Present) is a transgender social media influencer and YouTube content creator who has amassed over 600,000 subscribers and 60 million channel views in the last few years. She uses her platform to promote social change, specifically aiming to reduce prejudice regarding the transgender community. By using a combination of commentary, storytelling videos, educational content, surgery documentaries, and of course a little comedy, she is effectively winning over the hearts of people who may have never met a transgender person. In 2019, Samantha graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Political Science, and studied for years on the construction of gender and how we interpret media representation of marginalized groups. She now actively manages her business Samantha Lux Productions, and frequently speaks at corporations, events, and non-profit organizations educating the world on her story and the transgender community.
Richard Clark (Northampton, NH) (October 2022-Present) is a transformational change leader and senior finance executive with global expertise in digital transformation, ESG, finance, accounting and investor relations. He is currently Chief Transformation Officer, Business Enablement for Accenture—a $60B+ public consulting and services company—where he is a member of the Global Management Committee.
With extensive experience in strategy, risk management, compensation design, M&A and SEC compliance, Richard leads digital transformation to enable an integrated data-driven global enterprise and directs change initiatives across the company’s full infrastructure in 120 countries. Advising on strategy, executive compensation, risk, compliance and cybersecurity, Richard has worked closely with the Accenture Board of Directors, including the Audit, Compensation and Finance Committees. Prior to his current role, Richard held progressive positions with the company. He served as Accenture’s chief accounting office and as corporate controller. Earlier in his career, Richard was a divisional CFO with P&L responsibility of a $4B business unit, led Accenture’s Investor Relations team, and held public accounting roles in Audit and Tax Consulting. In addition to strong corporate board advisory experience, Richard serves on the Committee on Corporate Reporting for Financial Executives International where he chairs the ESG Subcommittee. He also served on Human Rights Campaign’s Business Advisory Council from 2007 to 2022, providing guidance on HRC’s efforts to advance LGBTQ workplace inclusion. In 2009, he received the Trailblazer Award from Out & Equal.
As a strategic leader of Accenture’s Global Pride community, Richard fosters an environment that embraces the authentic individual, celebrates equality, and ensures an inclusive environment for all. Since coming out in 1985, Richard has been an outspoken champion for LGBTQ issues including nondiscrimination protections, same-sex partner benefits and transgender inclusion. Most recently, he pioneered work on transgender benefits across the globe and sponsored Accenture’s position on LGBTQ-inclusive legislation.
A Certified Public Accountant, Richard earned a Master of Science in Accounting from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Stonehill College.
Maeve DuVally (New York, NY) (July 2022-Present) is a specialist in communications and diversity & inclusion and a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. She has spent most of her career as a journalist and corporate spokesperson, predominantly at Goldman Sachs, where she still has a consulting relationship.
Maeve has had a senior role in Goldman Sachs’ LGBTQ+ affinity network; mentors transgender people at and outside of Goldman Sachs; and is a frequent public speaker on transgender workplace issues. Prior to her 18-year career at Goldman, Maeve worked in media relations at Merrill Lynch.
Before that, she was a financial journalist and editor at Bridge News for nearly 15 years with stints in Tokyo and Washington before moving to New York. She spent ten productive and enjoyable years in Japan in the 1980s and is fluent in the language.
In addition to the GLAAD board, Maeve serves on the boards for the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship, a journalism non-profit; Connecticut-based LGBTQ+ healthcare provider Anchor Health Initiative; and Trans New York.
She earned a B.A. in English from Providence College in 1983 and was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism School in 1993/94.
Frankie Grande (Los Angeles, CA) (March 2023-Present) is a presenter, actor, producer, reality TV personality and the host of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob BingePants podcast. Upcoming, Grande will star in the horror comedy film, Summoning Sylvia, alongside Michael Urie and Travis Coles coming out Spring 2023. Most recently, he marked his return to the Broadway community with his famed show Titanique the Musical.
Grande became known to the world when he launched his successful YouTube channel in 2012 and more recently, as a stand-out finalist on the hit CBS series, Big Brother. Following, Grande was a judge on the 2015 season of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and as a houseguest on Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. From 2016-2017, he co-hosted Style Code Live, an interactive fashion and shopping show that streamed live on Amazon.com. As an actor, Grande has starred on Broadway as “Franz” in the closing cast of Rock of Ages and made his debut with the mega-hit, Mamma Mia!, in addition, has guest-starred on Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger and its spinoff Danger Force as the first ever live action queer character on the network. He has also appeared in Netflix’s Haters Back Off. As a producer, he has worked with shows on Broadway including Hamlet, La Bete and Born Yesterday, as well as Brooke Shields at Feinstein’s, and his own one-man show, Livin’ La Vida Grande.
His philanthropic work includes co-founding the non-profit arts organization “Broadway in South Africa” and then with the organization buildOn, where he received the Global Impact Award for his work with them . Grande devotes much of his time and energy supporting the Los Angeles LGBT Center and is thrilled to be joining the board of GLAAD, an organization he has been admiring and supporting for many years.
Adrienne Hayes (Woodside, CA) (March 2021-Present) is Vice President of Global Marketing for Google’s hardware and subscription services, including Pixel, Nest, Stadia, Google One and Fi, Adrienne is responsible for enriching people’s lives by delivering Google’s helpful experiences directly to people around the world. Prior to spearheading the devices and services marketing organization, Adrienne was tasked with helping to reinvent the Moto brand and its mobile phone portfolio as Chief Marketing Officer following Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility in 2012. Adrienne is currently the executive co-sponsor of Google’s Pride employee resource group and serves as a champion for Google’s LGBTQ+ community internally and externally, ensuring equity and inclusion are prioritized and protected.
Adrienne joined Google in 2013 from Edelman and last served as the General Manager of the Consumer Marketing practice in New York overseeing marketing communications initiatives and new product introductions for global clients including Heineken, Burger King, Unilever, Xbox, eBay, Pepsi, Trojan and Smirnoff, among others. While there, Adrienne was a recipient of PR Week’s “40 Under 40” honor. Adrienne’s other professional experiences include stints at Porter Novelli, Dome/Hill & Knowlton, Euro RSCG Tatham and Margie Korshak Inc.
A native of Chicago, Adrienne has worked and lived in cities on both coasts, including Miami, New York and San Francisco. She currently resides in the Bay Area and Palm Springs with her wife, Christine, and dog Gracie. They love to spend time together cooking (Christine’s the chef), travelling (Adrienne’s the travel agent), hiking (Gracie’s the pack leader), and extending a helping hand and paw to foster dogs and LGBTQ+ youth at Sanctuary Palm Springs transitional home.
Damien Hooper-Campbell (Easton, CT) (December 2020-Present) is StockX’s first-ever Chief Impact Officer. In his role, he oversees Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), as well as environmental, social, and community engagement initiatives globally. A tech industry vet, Hooper-Campbell brings over 20 years of expertise in culture, leadership development, DEI, social impact, and community engagement. He served in similar capacities at companies including Google, Uber, Goldman Sachs, and most recently, eBay and Zoom, where he held the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer roles.
Damien holds a BA in economics from Morehouse College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Harry’s, Inc. and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). He serves as a member of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science Dean’s Advisory Board, the Chelsea Factory’s Advisory Council, and The Steve Fund’s Crisis Response Task Force and Corporate Leadership Council.
David Hornik (San Francisco, CA) (July 2022- Present) is a general partner at Lobby Capital
David is a founding partner at Lobby Capital. For the last 25 years he has worked closely with technology entrepreneurs to help them build transformative businesses. Prior to founding Lobby Capital, David was a partner at August Capital for 20 years. David invests in a broad range of software companies, including enterprise application, infrastructure, and SaaS businesses (e.g, Splunk, Fastly, GitLab), financial technology companies (e.g., Bill.com, WePay, PayNearMe), and consumer services (e.g., Evite, Ebates, TopHatter).
David has an eclectic educational background. He received an BA from Stanford in Computer Music, an M.Phil in Criminology from Cambridge University, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship and venture capital at Stanford Business School and Harvard Law School, and serves as a VC Partner at the Harvard Business School.
David started the first venture capital blog, VentureBlog, and the first venture capital podcast, VentureCast, and is the host of LobbyTV. He has served as the Tech Curator for the TED Conference in Vancouver and was the co-creator and host of TEDxStanford. David has received Deloitte’s Venture Capitalist of the Year award and has been honored by Forbes Magazine as a member of its Midas List of top Venture Capitalists.
David lives in Palo Alto with his wife Pamela, their four children, and their puppy Teddy. David serves on the board of GLAAD, a leading LGBTQ rights organization, and is a member of the board of the Stanford Alumni Association.
Lisa Lee (Brooklyn, NY) (October 2022-Present) is the Vice President of Global Culture and Belonging at DoorDash, a global on-demand logistics platform. She oversees Employee Engagement, Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Future of Work, and leads an interconnected strategy to build a culture for DoorDash employees to grow more than they thought possible.
Before joining DoorDash, Lisa held leadership roles at Squarespace, Pandora Media, and Meta (previously known as Facebook). Her work has been featured on Harvard Business Review, NPR, and SXSW and she’s frequently asked to keynote conferences and events.
Outside of tech, Lisa was the publisher of Hyphen magazine, a unique print and digital publication about Asian American arts, culture, and politics and co-founded Thick Dumpling Skin, a positive body image community for the Asian American community. Lisa sits on the board of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) and Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and is an avid supporter of arts and culture.
Zeke Smith (Los Angeles, CA) (July 2023-Present) is a writer, comedian, and speaker based in Los Angeles. He’s best known for his two seasons on CBS’s SURVIVOR, as well as his advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.
Colleen Taylor (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) (March 2023-Present) is a seasoned, strategic leader who offers more than three decades of banking and payments experience. She is a bonified payments geek with deep expertise in B2B, consumer, cross-border and digital payments. Colleen leverages her in-depth knowledge of the payments landscape to capitalize on growth opportunities and deliver results. She is a passionate people leader who believes in empowering and inspiring her teams. Colleen has led large, global sales, product management and operations teams. She has also been responsible for strategy and innovation functions. In order to meet growth objectives, Colleen has executed both buy and build strategies. She has overseen several large M&A transactions over the years and has also been responsible for complex enterprise technology roadmaps. As technology is the foundation for payment ecosystems, Colleen’s work has included tech risk management and cyber security.
Currently, Colleen is the President of US Merchant Services at American Express. As such, she leads the organization that acquires and manages the relationships with the millions of merchants that accept American Express across the US. Colleen has held multidisciplinary roles inside several Fortune 100 financial institutions including executive positions at Wells Fargo, Mastercard and Capital One. During her early career, Colleen held various senior-level positions at Wachovia Bank and JPMorgan Chase. Colleen spent her formative years as a salesperson of banking services to some of the largest multinational corporations in the world and worked as an expatriate in London.
Colleen is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and completed an executive MBA at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Colleen has served on several payment industry boards including The ClearingHouse (TCH) and the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA.) She is currently on the boards of The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA). Colleen was previously on the board of privately held AvidXchange and publicly trade Bill.com (BILL) where she sat on the Audit and chaired the Risk Management. She is currently a director of Lowe’s (Audit & Sustainability)
Colleen is active in the community, chairing the Samaritan Village Daytop Foundation board and serving on the boards of Spelman College and Teach for America NY. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and also of Executive Leadership Council. When she is not working, she is the favorite auntie to 14 nieces and nephews.
Tiffany R. Warren (New York, NY) (December 2020-Present) Executive VP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Sony Music Group. In this newly created role, Tiffany will expand equity and inclusion activities and policies across of all Sony Music Group’s (SMG) global recorded music, publishing and corporate divisions, reporting directly to SMG Chairman Rob Stringer.
Recently as the Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom Group, Tiffany led the strategy that supported Omnicom’s vision to be a world class, benchmark company for sustainable diversity and inclusion and align this critical practice with the company’s business objectives and clients’ results. She oversaw a team focused on Omnicom-wide change efforts for the advancement and retention of top performing talent inclusive of women, people of color and LGBT professionals in an inclusive work culture.
Recognized as a leader in the field of diversity, Tiffany is a talent strategist with 22+ years of championing diverse professionals in the creative industries. In 2005, she founded ADCOLOR, which has launched the ADCOLOR Conference, Awards and FUTURES program. As President of ADCOLOR, she deeply impacted and has been widely recognized for in the progress and direction the creative industries have taken around diversity, equity & inclusion.
In addition to her roles at Sony Music Group and ADCOLOR, Tiffany serves on the boards of several organizations: the Ad Council, GLAAD, Brotherhood|Sister Sol, American Advertising Federation, MAKERS and The Ghetto Film School. She is a Trustee of Bentley University.
Tiffany was honored as an Advertising Age Woman to Watch, AAF District 2 “Role Model” Diversity Achievement Award, AAF Hall of Achievement Inductee and The Jack Avrett Volunteer Award Recipient, AAF Pioneer in Diversity Award (Omnicom Group), 4A’s MAIP Gladiator Award, the National Association Black Journalists’ Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award Recipient, The European Diversity Awards’ Global Diversity Champion Award, AOL MAKER, the New York Urban League’s Frederick Douglass Medallion and the AAF Barton G. Cummings Gold Medal for Distinguished Service, the 4A’s 100 People Who Make Advertising Great List, Ebony 100 and John A. Reisenbach Distinguished Citizenship Award, Black Enterprise Top Executive in Diversity 2019, Do Something.org 2020 Empower Player and 2021 Henry Crown Fellow.
A native Bostonian and the oldest of ten children, Tiffany is a proud graduate of The Winsor School and Bentley University and still finds the time to mentor over 100+ professionals personally.
For more information about GLAAD’s Board of Directors please contact GLAAD.