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The Diversity Leadership Conference Committee would like to thank the following people for thier outstanding contributions to the 2012 Diversity Leadership Conference!


Keynote and Plenary Speakers

LTG David H. Huntoon (3 Oct Opening Remarks)

Superintendent, United States Military Academy

Alva Mason (3 Oct Morning Plenary)

Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.

GEN Dennis L. Via (3 Oct Lunch Plenary)

Commanding General, United States Army Material Command

Vipp Jaswal (3 Oct Dinner Plenary)

Fox News Channel, International Development and Business

Dr. Martina Carroll-Garrison (3 Oct Cadet Evening Lecture and Keynote Address)

Department of Justice

Larry Stubblefield (4 Oct Morning Plenary)

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Diversity and Leadership, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower & Reserve Affairs, Washington, DC

Marc H. Morial (4 Oct Lunch Plenary)

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League

Alvin Law (4 Oct Capstone Speaker)

Considering that he was born without arms, simply overcoming that challenge would be impressive enough. But, “Overachiever” would be a much better word to describe this man than “Disabled”.


LTC Tim Wall

Chief, Army Equal Opportunity Program and Policy

LCdr Leedjia A. Svec PhD

Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) Senior Scientist and Director of Basic and Applied Research

Justin Watt

Former United States Army Infantry Soldier who reported the Mahmudiyah killings eventually inspire the book, Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death.

MAJ Jeremy Ussery

Regimental Tactical Officer and The Company Commander that reorganized B company,  1st Battalion, 502d Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) following the incident in Mahmudiyah.

Rob Unger 

Chief Executive Officer, Rachel's Challenge

Mike Walker 

Program Presenter, Rachel's Challenge

Dr. Gary Namie

​WBI is the first and only U.S. organization dedicated to the eradication of workplace bullying that combines help for individuals, research, books, public education, training for professionals-unions-employers, legislative advocacy, and consulting solutions for organizations.

Faith and Belief

Rev. (Dr.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.

President, Executive Director & Endorser for Chaplaincy Full Gospel Churches / President, Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship  

Urban Outreach

Dr. Dennis Rowe (USMA ‘73)

Director, Candidate SAT/ACT Improvement Program

MG Ron Johnson

Former Deputy Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers and Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point

Dr. Donna O. Johnson

President and CEO, Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System

Dr. Ericka Rovira

West Point Dept. of Behavioral Sciences & Leader for Project EXCEL

Chris Johnson (USMA ’73)

Former General Counsel for General Motors

Ms. Pat Locke (USMA ‘80)

West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference

Ms. Iris Chen

I Have A Dream Foundation

Jim Gagliano (USMA ‘87)

Federal Bureau of Investigation for NY State

Meagan Venable (USMA '07)

West Point Admissions and Project Leader for Inside/Out

Lauren Gore (USMA '07)

Harvard Business School and Urban Initiatives Leader - Detroit

Val Nicholas

 Vice President / Creative Director at NBC News

Richard H. Davis, M. Ed.

Founder, Executive Director of PSL3 - Project Student Leader



Gender Readiness

Dr. Laurie Cannady

Associate Professor of Enlish at Lockhaven University

Narelle (Elle) Helmer

Plaintiff featured in the Invisible War

Lissa V. Young

Former Army Helicopter Pilot, Currently pursuing her doctorate in education at Harvard University

Members of the United States Military Academy Debate Team