Carla Piñeyro Sublett is a sales and marketing executive at Dell with a passion for making an impact in the community. She is currently the Executive Director of marketing for Latin America, where she and her organization drive all facets of marketing in the region, from demand generation to overall brand health. In the spring of 2013 the organization launched a year-long brand campaign in Brazil focused on driving awareness around Dell’s expanded solutions portfolio. The effort has driven share growth and significant brand awareness gains to date.
Prior to this role she had responsibility for the Americas internal sales organization which helped achieve over 4B in annual sales. During her tenure, the organization underwent a significant transformation contributing to productivity growth, profitability gains and global best practices. In addition to this, she also started a fitness group across North America, Thrive, which focused on helping promote networking through exercise among team members. As a result, several participants experienced life altering weight loss and lifestyle changes. Carla has held a variety of roles at Dell over the course of the last 14 years, working with customers around the globe and in every major segment.
Carla is also a founding member and co-chair of Adelante – a Hispanic employee resource group at Dell. Adelante focuses on driving impact to the business, community and the professional development of its members. She is also the President of the board of the Thinkery, formerly the Austin Children’s Museum, where she has served for over 3 years. The organization has just completed a 20 million dollar capital campaign and moved to their new facility in East Austin, providing Central Texas youth with access to tinkering through science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Carla is an Alumna of The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied Architecture and Latin American Studies. In 2011, she was awarded The Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever award by the Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility and, in 2013, was named one of the Top 50 Influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanicbusiness.com. She is extraordinarily proud of her loving and supportive family: her husband, Jeff, and two children, Quentin and Amelia.
Debbie Dunnam is Senior Vice President of Americas Services at Cisco Systems. She leads a diverse and integrated team of over 700 employees responsible for the growth of Services revenue in the Americas. Her team focuses on developing client relationships and ensuring our customers and partners are successfully leveraging Cisco solutions.
Debbie’s collaboration with key functional groups across Cisco Services, Worldwide Sales, Operations, Marketing and Finance has allowed her to not only effectively drive significant growth in services and partner sales across the United States, Canada and Latin America, but has also generated innovative solutions for Cisco’s customers and partners.
With more than 25 years in diverse leadership roles at Cisco and other leading IT companies, Debbie brings a wealth of experiences and perspectives into her roles. She has a unique balance of operational excellence, ability to focus on customer experiences, and an understanding of how to deliver value to partners; this combination has resulted in tremendous impact and growth in business revenue and has been key to her success leading sales, operations and marketing teams.
Previously at Cisco, Debbie led the Go-To-Market Shared Services and Worldwide Customer Operations teams. The combination of both roles showcases Debbie’s ability to lead and direct her teams to optimize the business while delivering a premium experience to Cisco’s customers and Partners.
In her role leading Go To Market Shared Services, she and her team created and executed global processes designed to maximize efficiency and drive optimization, while delivering high-quality, consistent service that makes it easier for customers, partners and sales teams to do business with Cisco. In her role leading Worldwide Customer Operations, Debbie and her team focused on delivering a differentiated experience to customers and partners through a shared service model.
She has also led Cisco Services Sales in the US Enterprise, Commercial and Canada customer base, the Inside Services Sales team, and the US Services Partner team. In these roles, she aligned Cisco’s architectural plays with customer business architectures, improved the organization’s overall interlock and process efficiencies, and worked with more than 12,000 partners to extend Cisco’s reach.
Through numerous initiatives, forums and leadership committees with Cisco, Debbie has driven and sponsored key strategic initiatives for the company, including innovative partner programs and Cisco’s Smart Services. She is also a strong advocate of inclusion and diversity activities both within the company and in her community and speaks often about her experiences and insights on women’s leadership.
Debbie has also held numerous leadership positions in other leading companies including Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq, HP, Dell and The Staywell Company, with exposure to Healthcare, Education, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing and IT industries. From building a comprehensive business plan, to creating and driving marketing campaigns, to integrating and aligning multiple organizations, her creativity, business acumen and focus on excellences proves she can and will drive results and business impact in every role she embraces.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University in Michigan, and lives in Austin, Texas.
Alejandra de la Vega Foster is the former CEO of Club de Futbol Cobras de Juarez, where she owned and managed the Juarez Cobras, a major league soccer team. In her first year as CEO, the team won the national championship in the Liga de Ascenso (Promotion League; formerly known as Primera Division A), and became a member of the Primera División de México (Mexican First Division). For seven years, she served on the Board of Directors of the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol Asociacion (FMF), which is the governing body of major league football in the country of Mexico. She was the first woman to serve on that board, and today remains the only woman to hold that title.
Foster is president of Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera, a company that owns and operates over 200 Del Rio convenience stores in Juarez, Mexico and northern Chihuahua. She is also the owner and operator of Domino Pizza Juarez, a 10-store Domino’s Pizza franchise in the city of Juarez.
She has served as president of Desarrollo Economico de Cd. Juarez, which is the premier economic development organization in the Juarez region, and is the co-founder of Plan Estrategico de Cd. Juarez. Foster was appointed by the Governor of Chihuahua to the Chihuahua Board of Economic Development, where she served as president. She also served as president of the Regional Advisory Board of HSBC, and is a regional board member of Bancomer BBVA. She is a board member of the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Juarez Campus, and serves as secretary of the board for the Fundacion Comunitaria Paso del Norte. Foster serves as a board member of La Rodadora, which is the Children’s Museum of Juarez, and also serves on the Board of the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation. She is a board member of the FEMAP Foundation, an organization established to raise the quality of life among people living in poverty in Mexico. Foster is also the co-chair of the Ciudad Juarez Security Task Force, a group of citizens and officials from public and private institutions who are dedicated to promoting security within the region.
Foster is a member of COPARMEX de Ciudad Juarez, the Paso del Norte Group, and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), El Paso Chapter. She also serves as a member of the Security Council for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Johnita Jones is the Pipeline Risk and Integrity Manager for ExxonMobil Pipeline Company. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1983. She began work as a facilities engineer with Exxon Company, U.S.A, in Harvey, Louisiana. Since that time, she worked in oil and gas engineering assignments including corrosion applications, project engineering and reservoir analysis. Jones began her supervisory responsibilities in 1989 and has managed teams in production facility surveillance, project engineering and operations management. In her current position, she is responsible for development and stewardship of programs to ensure pipeline fitness for service for over 6,000 miles of pipe in the United States. Prior community activities include participation on the Houston Children’s Museum advisory board and as a member of the board of directors of the Lighthouse of Houston.
Nene Foxhall is executive vice president communications and government affairs for United Airlines. In this role, Foxhall oversees the airline’s worldwide corporate communications, including public relations, employee communications, corporate events and creative services, and is responsible for government affairs and community affairs for the airline. Prior to this position, Foxhall was senior vice president of communications and government affairs for Continental Airlines. Foxhall joined Continental in 1995 as vice president state and civic affairs, leading local and state government relations, and assumed increasing duties and management positions during her time at Continental.Before joining Continental, Foxhall practiced law. Prior to that position, she spent two years as staff writer at the Dallas Morning News, and 14 years at the Houston Chronicle, where she covered county government, civil and criminal courts and then served as political editor for the publication from 1981 to 1990. Foxhall received a B.A. from Texas Tech University in 1974 and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law School in 1988.
Norine Yukon is the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, which serves beneficiaries in Medicaid, CHIP, Long Term Care and Dual Special Needs Programs. She began working for UnitedHealthcare in 1987 when her interest in health care policy led her to the managed care industry. Norine also worked for Prudential HealthCare and the AMERIGROUP Corporation, before returning to UnitedHealthcare in 2009.
Norine grew up in Texas, Bermuda and Tokyo. She graduated from the University of Texas School of Nursing, and worked in an inpatient setting for nearly 10 years.
Norine has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, and she has been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a neonatal intensive care unit. She has lectured at universities in Texas, Arizona, and New Jersey, and been appointed by several Governors to various task forces, advisory committees, and transition teams for health and human services. She currently serves on the Austin Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, the Texas Conference for Women Board of Directors, the Advisory Council for the University of Texas School of Nursing, and the Texas Exes Council.