Debra Baker recently retired from financial services after more than 34 years in the business. She is the current chairperson for the YWCA City of New York in New York , NY.
While at BNY Mellon, Debra was the business executive for the Global Risk Solutions Asset Servicing Group. Her group consisted of providing decision-oriented risk products and services to major financial institutions, corporations, insurance companies, endowment & foundations, Taft Hartley, not-for- profit, and government agencies. Her team focused on consultative client service, product and strategy, service delivery, and technology for clients requiring these services. Prior to this role, Debra was the head of the US Financial Institutions group in BNY Mellon’s Corporate Trust business. Her group consisted of relationship management, new business development, and relationship associates.
While in Corporate Trust, Debra also was head of the CDO/CLO group, after originally joining Corporate Trust as Chief Administrative Officer. She also managed the Performance & Risk Analytics Global Product Management team for BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing business in prior years.
Debra has more than 30 years’ experience in product and strategy, performance analytics, project planning and management. She joined BNY Mellon in April 1996 as part of an acquisition of J.P. Morgan’s custody business. At JP Morgan, Debra was with the Master Custody Product division where she managed the Performance Measurement and Accounting Teams. Prior to JP Morgan, she was with Bankers Trust Company for eight years where she managed the Performance Measurement Group and later managed two of the Daily Valuation Fund Groups. Debra began her career at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets where she attained a Supervisory Financial Analyst role.
Debra graduated Magna Cum Laude from Niagara University in New York, with a B.S. in Economics. She is the current Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the YWCA of the City of New York and is a former board member for The Women’s Bond Club (WBC) in NYC. Debra has been an active participant in industry recognized programs. She was also a founding member and executive steering committee member for BNY Mellon’s Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) and was also on the BNY Mellon Diversity & Inclusion Operating Committee. She has been quoted in several industry related publications relating to global risk services and was recognized in the Global Custodian “rising star” publication in 2005. In 2011, Debra completed Harvard’s Best Practices for Leadership seminar. In 2016, Debra was named one of the “Top 25 Black Women in Business” by the Network Journal.
Tracy Richelle High is a member of S&C’s Litigation Group and of its Criminal Defense and Investigations practice. A partner of the Firm since 2008, Ms. High’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions and other corporations in complex civil litigation, including shareholder derivative and class action suits, regulatory enforcement proceedings and corporate internal investigations. She has represented clients responding to regulatory requests and inquiries initiated by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, National Association of Securities Dealers, Internal Revenue Service, New York State Banking Department, the Office of the New York State Attorney General, New York Stock Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Examiners, New York County District Attorney’s Office and independent examiners appointed by court order.
Ms. High serves as co-chair of the Diversity and Women’s Initiative Committees, the Associate Development partner for the Litigation Group and one of S&C’s hiring partners. Ms. High also oversees S&C’s active networks for minority associates: the Asian Associates Network, the Network of Black & Latino Lawyers and the LGBT Network. Each of these groups is dedicated to enhancing the experience of S&C’s diverse attorneys and championing their retention and advancement by fostering professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities.
Externally, Ms. High is a member of the board of directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, New York City Bar Justice Center, Partnership for After School Education, YWCA-NYC and Harvard Law School Association, New York City chapter. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Kate Stoneman Project, is a Trustee of the Federal Bar Council and is a member of the Association of Black Women Attorneys and Metropolitan Black Bar Association.
Fran Tutone Kapner is an Executive Director and Senior Treasury Sales Manager in J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank, Treasury Services Insurance and Healthcare Segment. Fran provides consultative international treasury, cash management, payables/receivables, commercial card, foreign exchange and shared services solutions to complex franchise, multinational insurance clients. Formerly, Fran was a Senior Client Coverage Officer for J.P. Morgan’s Worldwide Securities Services group managing full service global custody clients.
Fran has over twenty five years experience managing large institutional clients in the treasury solutions, asset servicing, global custody and investment manager outsourcing space. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Fran held several management positions at The Bank of New York. Her assignments included direct client management, consultative selling, strategic systems planning, vendor management, as well as leading relationship management teams. Fran has broad experience implementing complex solutions for franchise clients, including insurance companies, asset managers, pension plans, states and municipalities, and banks.
Fran is an advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Services industry. Fran has served on the Executive Steering Committee and as Co-Chair of J.P. Morgan Treasury Services’ Women’s Network, Career Development Business Resource Group. Fran served as Co-President of the Women’s Bond Club, and on its Board of Directors from 2008 through 2013; additionally, she acted as Co-Chair of the Club’s Membership and Corporate Outreach Committee. Fran is a cum laude graduate of Baruch College and lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband Jerry.
Jean Walshe, CFA, CAIA, Managing Director, is a client advisor specialized in working with Endowments, Foundations & Healthcare and leads this effort for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. An employee since 2000, she is a member of the North American Institutional business management team. Jean was previously a client portfolio manager in the Global Fixed Income Group. Prior to JPMorgan, she spent 14 years as a bond trader in the fixed income markets. Jean earned a B.A. in economics and French from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She is a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Trinity College, Hartford, and a Director of the YWCA of the City of New York. Jean is a CFA charterholder, CAIA member, member of the NYSSA, and is FINRA Series 3, 7, 63, and 24 licensed.
Lore de la Bastide is Vice President and General Auditor in the Auditing department. She is responsible for activities that provide independent and objective assurance of the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls that govern the operations of Consolidated Edison, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. She is also responsible for adding value to improve the effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management, and internal control.
Lore is a graduate of St. Peter’s College in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She joined the Company as part of the management intern program. She has thirty-four years of experience in various areas of the company including Corporate Accounting, Construction and Maintenance Services, Central Field Services, Customer Operations, and Supply Chain.
Lore has been an advocate for the Corporate Mentoring Program and the Growth Opportunities for Leadership Development (GOLD) Program. She has received the 2012 Professional Women in Construction Salute to Women of Achievement Award, 2009 YWCA City of New York Academy of Women Leaders Award, and 1996 Con Edison Living Our Values Award. Lore is currently a member of Advancing Women Executives. Lore also serves on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of the City of New York and is Chair of the Nominating and Board Development Committee for that board.
Linda Derrick is a Managing Director for BNY Mellon, where she is the Investment Services Chief Administrative Officer and Global Head of Business Improvement Process. Linda leads the transformation strategy across Investment Services (IS), Markets Group, Client Technology Solutions (CTS) and Client Service Delivery (CSD), and works closely with Investment Management and business partner groups to achieve our growth and change objectives. She also leads enterprise- and IS-driven projects across the IS businesses, the cross-referral program, and IS executive planning, among other CAO responsibilities. She is a member of the BNY Mellon Senior Leadership Team (formerly Operating Committee).
Prior to her current role, Ms. Derrick was the head of Corporate Communications and Planning for Pershing, responsible for advertising, branding, client communications, internal communications, executive communications, public relations, business planning and innovation functions across all market segments.
Ms. Derrick joined the company in 1993 and held various marketing positions in PC Financial Network (an early leader in online brokerage) before joining Pershing’s Marketing and Communications Group, where she was responsible for client communications, product marketing, and the development and implementation of Pershing’s interactive marketing strategy. She received five Pershing Leadership Awards and a Super Achiever for her contributions to the business.
Ms. Derrick is a member of the WIN Operating Committee and a co-chair of its External Partnerships group, and has co-leadership responsibility to manage the relationships with the Financial Women’s Association and Women’s Bond Club. Ms. Derrick has served as chair of Pershing’s Client Solution Review Committee, co-chair of Pershing’s Sales Force Automation Advisory Board, chair of the Groupware Web Governance Committee and chair of Pershing’s Cultural Appreciation Network (currently known as IMPACT). Prior to joining Pershing, Ms. Derrick worked as an Account Executive for Keonig & Associates, an advertising agency that serves the healthcare marketplace.
Ms. Derrick is a volunteer judge for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Invest Write program. She is an instructor’s aid with the AbilityPlus program at Mt Snow. She was the co-founder of and sailing instructor for Women’s Wet Wednesdays sailing program at the Metedeconk River Yacht Club. Ms. Derrick has also volunteered to instruct disable persons in the community to sail at Old Dominion University. She was an All American and National Collegiate Champion for women’s sailing representing Old Dominion University. Ms. Derrick was a member of the U.S. Women’s Sailing Team and candidate for the first women’s sailing event at the 1988 Olympics.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Old Dominion University. She has also completed the Securities Industry Institute® program, sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Alison M. Martier is a Senior Managing Director for Global Fixed Income Business Development and a Partner at Alliance Bernstein. She previously served as senior portfolio manager and director of the Fixed Income senior portfolio manager team. Martier was director of the firm’s US Multi-Sector service from 2002 to 2007. She joined the firm in 1993 from Equitable Capital, where she began as a trader in 1979 and was named portfolio manager in 1983. She is the co-author of “LDI: Reducing Downside Risk with Global Bonds,” published in The Journal of Investing. Martier holds a BA in economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and is a CFA charterholder. She and her husband have a son and daughter in college. They reside in NYC and Cornwall, CT.
Mary Murcko was named president of National Sales of Gannett Co., Inc. in February 2012. She is responsible for growing national advertising revenue across Gannett’s digital and publishing businesses. Murcko oversees sales for USA TODAY and USA Weekend, Gannett Digital and U.S. Community Publishing’s national efforts.
Most recently, Murcko was executive vice president and group publisher of Rodale, Inc., leading digital and print advertising sales and integrated marketing efforts, with responsibility across all Rodale magazines and their digital properties, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention and Runner’s World.
Prior to serving as executive vice president and group publisher of Rodale, Inc., Murcko achieved success increasing advertising revenue and brand awareness at Rodale brands Prevention, Organic Gardening, Women’s Health, and Best Life from 2004-2010. Under her watch as senior vice president and publisher of Prevention, the magazine grew 12 percent in advertising pages. Organic Gardening was named to the 2010 Adweek “10 Under 60 Hot List,” which recognizes magazines with a strong track record of growing their business.
While Murcko was at the helm of Women’s Health, the brand was one of the fastest growing in the industry. In 2008, the magazine was #2 on Advertising Age’s “A- List” and #1 on Adweek’s annual “10 Under 50 Hot List.” In that same year, Media Industry Newsletter named her a “Sales Team Leader of the Year.” She was also named one of Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch” in June 2009. Previously, as the launch publisher of Best Life, Murcko opened the door for Rodale into the luxury market.
Before joining Rodale Inc., Murcko gained recognition within the women’s category as associate publisher of W and publisher of Elegant Bride, which she launched at Fairchild Publications. Previously, she spent seven years as general manager/group publisher for Hachette Filipacchi Post in Bangkok, Thailand, where she launched Elle, Cleo and Elle Décor into the Thai market. She also worked in ad sales for New York and Self magazines.
Murcko is a graduate of Purdue University and serves as an active board member of the YWCA-NYC, whose mission is to empower women. She also is on the board of Cosmetic Executive Women and is a seven-year member of the Advertising Women of New York.
Paige L. Rabalais is responsible for development of asset management mandates across endowments, foundations, public plans and healthcare organizations in southern and central United States. Prior to joining Commonfund in 2016, Paige developed new relationships with major public, corporate, endowment, foundation and global funds at Neuberger Berman in New York, NY as a member of the Institutional Client Group for over four years, providing a full range of traditional and custom strategies with an emphasis on alternatives. She worked with Strategic Value Partners, a private equity and hedge fund firm in Greenwich, CT in business development and previously, she was a senior regional marketing associate with Putnam Investments in Boston, MA partnering with investment advisors. A native of Texas, Paige earned a BS in Business Administration from Babson College and an MBA in Finance from Tulane University, holds Series 6, 7, 31, 63 and 65 licenses and has also been awarded the Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst designation. Paige has served on the Board of Trustees of Oldfields School in Glencoe, Maryland, an all-girls school, and as a member of its finance and investment committee. She is a member of the Junior League of New York and The Princeton Club. She co-chaired a post-Katrina fundraising event in New York for a New Orleans nonprofit and has volunteered in support of numerous organizations.
Diane leads global account relationships and Human Capital M&A Services providing strategic services to some of Deloitte’s largest clients. In this role she leverages her broad consulting and international corporate experience partnering with her clients to achieve market driver alignment, business goal establishment, and operational and people strategy development and execution. Her experience includes strategy, leadership alignment, operating model and organizational structure design, legal entity restructuring, M&A lifecycle execution, new business and location establishment, offshoring, outsourcing, business line and corporate function transformation, relocation execution, union negotiation and works council consultation, and change management across the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and New Zealand. Diane has acted as a regional Management Committee Member, HC regional head, generalist, strategist and deep functional expert. Previous industry affiliations include Goldman Sachs, TD Waterhouse, TD Securities and The Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Diane is on the Boards of Directors of the YWCA of NYC, the Governance Board of the Wall Street Women’s Alliance, and is a Commissioner and Pro-bono Adviser for the Women’s Refugee Commission. She is also a former board member of the Women’s Bond Club of New York.