Senior Vice President of Worldwide Services Sales
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Debbie Dunnam, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Services Sales at Cisco, leads a diverse organization with responsibility for all technical and professional services sales, channel partner sales, and field marketing in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China. She is also the head of the newly formed Global Customer Success organization, charged with driving a new selling model across Cisco’s portfolio to allow customers to maximize rate of value capture.
Under Debbie’s leadership, the Americas Services Sales organization delivered consistent growth of traditional services business, while building out new services streams through innovational approaches that became the foundation of the Global Customer Success model.
During her tenure at Cisco, she has steadily advanced through several leadership positions, including heading up the Go-To-Market Shared Services organization, the Worldwide Customer Operations team, Cisco Services Sales in the U.S. Enterprise, Commercial, and Canada customer base, the Inside Services Sales team, and the U.S. Cisco Services Partner Organization sales group.
Dunnam participates in multiple inclusion and diversity efforts, both inside the company and within the partner community. With more than 25 years of IT experience, she has held executive positions in other industry-leading companies, including HP and Dell.
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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 practiced 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. Norine currently serves on the Austin Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, the Texas Conference for Women Board of Directors, the Core Health Foundation Fishing Pier Committee, the Advisory Council for the University of Texas School of Nursing, and the Texas Exes Council.
Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera
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Businesswoman and entrepreneur, Alejandra de la Vega Foster is the President of Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera, a company that owns and operates over 200 Del Rio convenience stores in the city of Juarez, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico. Owner and operator of Domino Pizza Juarez; a 10 store Domino’s Pizza franchise in the city of Juarez. Most recent, she acquires the franchise rights for the El Paso and Southern New Mexico markets for La Madeleine Country French Café and co-owner of the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A Baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
Actively involved in the communities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, she serves on numerous business, civic and charitable boards and committees. Currently she is member of the Board of the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Juarez Campus; Secretary of the Board of La Rodadora Children’s Museum in Juarez, Mexico; Member of the Board of the Texas Women’s Conference and the FEMAP Foundation, an organization established to raise the quality of life among the people living in poverty in Mexico.
Mrs. de la Vega Foster is also Chairman of the Ciudad Juarez Security Task Force, a group of citizens and officials from public and private institutions dedicated to promote security within the region. Other organizations in which she is actively involved includes the Security Council for the State of Chihuahua, Mexico and Desarrollo Economico de Juarez. She serves as Co-Chair of the Borderplex Regional Economic Alliance and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Paso Del Norte Chapter.
Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs
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Nene Foxhall is executive vice president of communications and government affairs for United. 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 of 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, Foxhall 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 bachelor of arts degree from Texas Tech University in 1974 and a juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law School in 1988. She is married and currently a member of the board of directors of the Texas Conference for Women and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. She is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Arthur W. Page Society.
Pipeline Risk and Integrity Manager
ExxonMobil Pipeline Company
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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.
Sales and Marketing Executive
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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.