Debra Baker is the business executive for the Global Risk Solutions Asset Servicing Group. Her group consists 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 focuses 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 25 years’ experience in product and strategy, performance analytics, project planning and leadership. 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 an active participant in industry recognized programs. Currently, she is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the YWCA of the City of New York. She is also a former board member for The Women’s Bond Club (WBC). At BNY Mellon, she is chair of the Performance & Risk Analytics Europe Limited Board, a board member for the BNY Mellon NA, and chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Operating Committee’s Management Engagement sub-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.
Lore de la Bastide is responsible for the procurement of materials, equipment and services for the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. She is also responsible for activities that increases Procurement opportunities for qualified minority- and women-owned business as part of the Supplier Diversity Program.
Lore joined the Company as part of the management intern program. She has twenty- nine years of experience in various areas of the company including Corporate Accounting, Construction and Maintenance Services. She has been an advocate for the Mentoring Program and the Gold Program. Lore also received the 2009 YWCA City of New York Academy of Women Leaders Award and the Con Edison 1996 Living Our Values Award
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.
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.
Jean Walshe, CFA, CAIA, Managing Director, is a client advisor in the Endowments & Foundations Group. An employee since 2000, Jean is responsible for marshalling the firm’s resources across asset classes globally to help endowments, foundations, healthcare and other not-for-profits address investment challenges. She was previously a client portfolio manager in the Fixed Income Group with responsibility for sales of alternative fixed income products and oversight of institutional client portfolios invested in fixed income strategies. Jean has been in the industry since 1987 with 14 years of prior experience on the sell side in fixed income trading and sales. She headed the U.S. Libor and
Structured Credit Trading Desk at UBS Warburg. She was a principal in institutional fixed income sales at Paribas Corporation and was a Eurobond and asset swap trader at CS First Boston Group Inc. Jean began her career as a commercial lending officer at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. She earned a B.A. in economics and French from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She is an Alumni Trustee of Trinity College, Hartford, and President of Trinity’s National Alumni Association Executive Committee. Jean is a Director of the YWCA of the City of New York. She is a CFA charterholder, CAIA member, member of the NYSSA, and is FINRA Series 3, 7, 63, and 24 licensed.
Diane Sinti co-leads Deloitte’s Financial Services Human Capital and M&A and Restructuring practice and has over 25 years of international corporate and consulting experience helping align market drivers, business goals, and operational and people strategies. Her experience includes strategy, execution and integration support for M&A, JV’s, private equity, legal entity restructuring, new business and office establishment, relocation execution, offshoring, outsourcing, corporate infrastructure stand-up and business line and corporate function transformation 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. Functional expertise includes operating model and organizational structure design, program and operational transformation, change management, compensation, benefits, global mobility and union and works council negotiation and consultation. Diane’s clients include AIG, Bain Capital, Air Medical Group Holdings, Avantor, BNY Mellon, Capital One, CIT, Deutsche Bank, GECC, Godiva, JPMC, KIK Custom Products, MasterCard, Saks, PNC, New Mountain Capital, Stewart Title, TPG, Toshiba, and Umpqua Bank.
Diane is on the Boards of Directors of the Women’s Bond Club and 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.
Lisa Long joined the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in 2000. Currently, she is Supervisor of Education Programs in the Office of Accountability, which oversees accountability and compliance for schools and Local Educational Agencies (LEA) in New York State. The Office works to close the achievement gap by identifying and supporting schools and LEA that are low-performing, as well as those interested in replicating the best practices of the State’s Reward Schools. Until 2010, Lisa was in the Office of School and Community Services NYC where she managed the team responsible for authorizing charter schools located in New York City. Prior to joining NYSED, Lisa worked for the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching, where she conducted research in New York City Public Schools. She is also a former classroom teacher. Lisa is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a sustaining volunteer with the Junior League of the City of New York. In addition to serving on the YWCA of New York City board, she also serves on board of the Manhattan Charter Schools, two small, high-achieving public elementary schools in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A native of Georgia, she is a graduate of Spelman College and Georgia State University. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Columbia University Teachers College.
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.