About MCCA

25 years of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to champion the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in corporate law departments and law firms.

For 25 years, we have pushed the legal industry towards change. Through scholarships for beginning lawyers, we’re supporting the leaders of the future. We‘ve coached executives further along in their careers—and have helped many advances to general counsel.  We have published industry-leading demographic information about the profession best equipped to spearhead greater diversity in corporate America: lawyers. Our data-driven approach holds companies and firms accountable—and illuminates opportunities for growth.  We’ve challenged the industry to look past the status quo—to generate the solutions and strategies leaders need to sustain DEI progress for the long run. To do better.

Looking ahead, we will continue to empower not just general counsels, but all of corporate America’s
C-suite executives—from CEOs to CDOs—because advancing DEI is everyone’s responsibility. We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, and we have a deep understanding of the gaps firms are facing. And we know a successful, concerted push to diversify corporate America requires bringing everyone to the table. With our advocacy, our solutions, and our innovative resources, we will empower America’s corporate leaders to raise awareness, raise standards, and raise the bar. And the potential is enormous: what starts in the C-suite can change the perspective of leaders and boards, shape policies for employees and outside vendors, and spark the movements that shift industries and markets.

Now, under the leadership of two women of color, we’ve built a coalition of executives and attorneys across all backgrounds, speaking with a united voice to advise some of the biggest names in the business. We are powered by both the truth of our lived experiences and the undeniability of our data and solutions.

As we look ahead to our next quarter-century, we will accelerate the pace of change. We will be informative but impatient. We will not stop until our companies look like our country. We will help corporate America know better, and do better, to lead better.

MCCA’S MISSION STATEMENT

MCCA is committed to advancing the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers in law departments and law firms by providing research, best practices, professional development, and training; and through pipeline initiatives.

MCCA’S VISION

To make the next generation of legal leaders as diverse as the world we live in.

What does #RiseUnited mean?

Learn more about MCCA’s Uniqueness

As the preeminent voice on diversity issues in the legal profession, MCCA accomplishes its mission through industry-shaping publications, research, and training, innovative pipeline initiatives, and curated events designed to connect its members to thought-leaders and one another.

MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Therefore, its research and training address issues of race/ ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences that impact the legal profession’s workforce.

Over the years, MCCA’s thought leadership has been widely recognized.

The association has received several awards including recognition by the Association of Corporate Counsel, the National LGBT Bar Association, the National Minority Business Council, Inc., and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

We’re excited to share that our organization has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid! Now, you can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our GuideStar #NonprofitProfile.

And we’ve received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which means we’re accountable, transparent, and financially healthy! Check out our Charity Navigator profile to learn more.

ANNUAL REPORTS & FINANCIAL INFORMATION

The MCCA is committed to transparency; learn more about our mission, growth, impact, and vision.
Please see below for MCCA’s Annual Reports, Audited Financial Statements, and IRS Form 990s.

WHO WE ARE

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is the preeminent advisor to C-suites across corporate America on diversity, equity, and inclusion. MCCA provides data-driven solutions for sustainable change, grounded in a quarter century of research and expertise. Through thought leadership, professional development programs, and a cutting-edge strategic advisory practice, MCCA empowers partners and members to know better, do better, and lead better – paving the way for a more just and equal future.

MCCA TEAM

TABITHA BARBOUR

Executive Assistant
e: tbarbour@mcca.com

LUIS BARRAZA

VP, Operations
& Strategic Initiatives

e: LBarraza@mcca.com

Brenda Camacho

Chief Financial Officer
e: bcamacho@mcca.com

Mayra Grajales

Mayra I. Grajales

Director of Finance
e: MGrajales@mcca.com

ROBERT HENRY

Director of Membership
e: rhenry@mcca.com

LAUREN HOSSFELD

Assistant Counsel, Program Manager
p: (336) 708-1001
e: lhossfeld@mcca.com

TIEARA JONES

Associate Web Developer / Digital Media Designer
p: (202) 739-5905
e: tjones@mcca.com

JEAN LEE

President & CEO

MEET JEAN  >
TWITTER  |  LINKEDIN

Edward Pena

EDWARD PEÑA

Director of Membership
e: epena@mcca.com

MEET EDWARD  >

SOPHIA PILIOURAS

Chief Operating Officer &
Corporate Secretary

e: spiliouras@mcca.com

MEET SOPHIA  >

GUADALUPE ROBLEDO

Operations and Development Coordinator
e: grobledo@mcca.com

MICHAEL THOMPSON

DEI Practice Leader
e: mthompson@mcca.com

MEET MICHAEL  >

Frida Thomsen

FRIDA THOMSEN

Creative Consultant,
Web & Design
e: fthomsen@mcca.com

Connie Xu

CONNIE XU

Director of Research
e: cxu@mcca.com

MCCA TEAM

TABITHA BARBOUR

Executive Assistant
e: tbarbour@mcca.com

LUIS BARRAZA

VP, Operations
& Strategic Initiatives

e: LBarraza@mcca.com

Brenda Camacho

Chief Financial Officer
e: bcamacho@mcca.com

Mayra Grajales

Mayra I. Grajales

Director of Finance
e: MGrajales@mcca.com

ROBERT HENRY

Director of Membership
e: rhenry@mcca.com

LAUREN HOSSFELD

Assistant Counsel, Program Manager
p: (336) 708-1001
e: lhossfeld@mcca.com

TIEARA JONES

Associate Web Developer / Digital Media Designer
p: (202) 739-5905
e: tjones@mcca.com

JEAN LEE

President & CEO

MEET JEAN  >
TWITTER  |  LINKEDIN

EDWARD PEÑA

Director of Membership
e: epena@mcca.com

MEET EDWARD  >

SOPHIA PILIOURAS

Chief Operating Officer &
Corporate Secretary

e: spiliouras@mcca.com

MEET SOPHIA  >

GUADALUPE ROBLEDO

Operations and Development Coordinator
e: grobledo@mcca.com

MICHAEL THOMPSON

DEI Practice Leader
e: mthompson@mcca.com

MEET MICHAEL  >

Frida Thomsen

FRIDA THOMSEN

Creative Consultant,
Web & Design
e: fthomsen@mcca.com

Connie Xu

Connie Xu

Director of Research
e: cxu@mcca.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WANJI WALCOTT

DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES
Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer
& General Counsel,
MCCA Board Chair,
Executive Committee,
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET WANJI  >

JEAN LEE

MCCA
President & CEO

MEET JEAN  >
TWITTER  |  LINKEDIN

STUART ALDEROTY

RIPPLE
General Counsel,

Executive Committee

MEET STUART  >

CRAIG BEAZER

LINCOLN FINANCIAL GROUP
Executive Vice President
& General Counsel,

MEET CRAIG  >

DUANE HOLLOWAY

U.S. STEEL
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel,
& Chief Ethics
& Compliance Officer
Audit Committee Chair,
Executive Committee

MEET DUANE  >

SETH KRAUSS

ENDEAVOR
Chief Legal Officer,

Governance & Nominating
Committee

MEET SETH  >

SANDRA LEUNG

BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
Executive Vice President &

General Counsel,
Finance & Investments
Committee Chair

MEET SANDRA  >

HANNAH LIM-JOHNSON

MERITOR, INC.
Former Senior Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer
& Corporate Secretary,
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET HANNAH  >

LINDA LU

TRANSUNION
Senior Vice President,

Deputy General Counsel,
Audit Committee

MEET LINDA  >

LAURENCE MIDLER

CBRE
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer

MEET LAURENCE  >

LANESHA MINNIX

ECOLAB
Executive Vice President &
General Counsel
Finance & Investments Committee

JENNIFER NEWSTEAD

META PLATFORMS, INC.
Chief Legal Officer

MEET JENNIFER  >

AMY FLIEGELMAN OLLI

VMWARE, INC.
Executive Vice President &

General Counsel,
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET AMY  >

TOM ROBERTSON

MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Corporate Vice President &

Deputy General Counsel,
Finance & Investments Committee

MEET TOM  >

ANNE ROBINSON

THE VANGUARD GROUP, INC.
Managing Director

& General Counsel
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET ANNE  >

MICHAEL TANG

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Senior Vice President,

General Counsel & Secretary,
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET MICHAEL  >

AMY TU

TYSON FOODS, INC.
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary,
Global Governance
&
Corporate Affairs,
Audit Committee

MEET AMY  >

NEIL WILCOX

FISERV, INC.
Executive Vice President &

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility,
Finance & Investments Committee

MEET NEIL  >

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WANJI WALCOTT

DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES
Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer
& General Counsel,
MCCA Board Chair,
Executive Committee,
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET WANJI  >

JEAN LEE

MCCA
President & CEO

MEET JEAN  >
TWITTER  |  LINKEDIN

STUART ALDEROTY

RIPPLE
General Counsel,

Executive Committee

MEET STUART  >

CRAIG BEAZER

LINCOLN FINANCIAL GROUP
Executive Vice President
& General Counsel,

MEET CRAIG  >

DUANE HOLLOWAY

U.S. STEEL
Senior Vice President,
General Counsel,
& Chief Ethics
& Compliance Officer
Audit Committee Chair,
Executive Committee

MEET DUANE  >

SETH KRAUSS

ENDEAVOR
Chief Legal Officer,

Governance & Nominating
Committee

MEET SETH  >

SANDRA LEUNG

BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
Executive Vice President &

General Counsel,
Finance & Investments
Committee Chair

MEET SANDRA  >

HANNAH LIM-JOHNSON

MERITOR, INC.
Former Senior Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer
& Corporate Secretary,
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET HANNAH  >

LINDA LU

TRANSUNION
Senior Vice President,

Deputy General Counsel,
Audit Committee

MEET LINDA  >

LAURENCE MIDLER

CBRE
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer

MEET LAURENCE  >

LANESHA MINNIX

ECOLAB
Executive Vice President &
General Counsel
Finance & Investments Committee

JENNIFER NEWSTEAD

META PLATFORMS, INC.
Chief Legal Officer

MEET JENNIFER  >

AMY FLIEGELMAN OLLI

VMWARE, INC.
Executive Vice President &

General Counsel,
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET AMY  >

TOM ROBERTSON

MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Corporate Vice President &

Deputy General Counsel,
Finance & Investments Committee

MEET TOM  >

ANNE ROBINSON

THE VANGUARD GROUP, INC.
Managing Director

& General Counsel
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET ANNE  >

MICHAEL TANG

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Senior Vice President,

General Counsel & Secretary,
Governance & Nominating Committee

MEET MICHAEL  >

AMY TU

TYSON FOODS, INC.
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary,
Global Governance
&
Corporate Affairs,
Audit Committee

MEET AMY  >

NEIL WILCOX

FISERV
Executive Vice President &

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility,
Finance & Investments Committee

MEET NEIL  >

MCCA Corporate Officers

JOSEPH CENTENO

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL
& ROONEY PC

Outside General Counsel &

Assistant Corporate Secretary

MEET JOSEPH  >

SOPHIA PILIOURAS

MCCA
Corporate Secretary

MEET SOPHIA  >

MCCA Corporate Officers

JOSEPH CENTENO

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL
& ROONEY PC

Outside General Counsel &

Assistant Corporate Secretary

MEET JOSEPH  >

SOPHIA PILIOURAS

MCCA
Corporate Secretary

MEET SOPHIA  >

MCCA Corporate Officers

JOSEPH CENTENO

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL
& ROONEY PC

Outside General Counsel &

Assistant Corporate Secretary

MEET JOSEPH  >

SOPHIA PILIOURAS

MCCA
Corporate Secretary

MEET SOPHIA  >

MCCA Board of Advisors

SUZAN A. MILLER

INTEL CORPORATION
Former Corporate Vice President,

Deputy General Counsel &
Corporate Secretary,

MEET SUZAN  >

ROBIN H. SANGSTON

COX
Vice President,
Chief Compliance
& Privacy Officer,

MEET ROBIN  >

MCCA Board of Advisors

SUZAN A. MILLER

INTEL CORPORATION
Former Corporate Vice President,

Deputy General Counsel &
Corporate Secretary,

MEET SUZAN  >

ROBIN H. SANGSTON

COX
Vice President,
Chief Compliance
& Privacy Officer,

MEET ROBIN  >

MCCA Board of Advisors

SUZAN A. MILLER

Former Corporate Vice President,
Deputy General Counsel &
Corporate Secretary,
Intel Corporation

MEET SUZAN  >

ROBIN H. SANGSTON

COX
Vice President,
Chief Compliance
& Privacy Officer,

MEET ROBIN  >

N-GEN ADVISORY BOARD

Driving conversation to inspire the next generation. Want to join the MCCA N-GEN Advisory Board?

ANNE LEE BENEDICT

MCCA N-Gen Chair,
THOMAS JAMES HOMES
Chief Legal Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary

MEET ANNE  >

SAMANTHA C. GRANT

MCCA N-Gen Vice-Chair,
SHEPPARD MULLIN
RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP
Partner

MEET SAMANTHA  >

Rodney Pratt

RODNEY C. PRATT

MCCA N-Gen Vice-Chair,
LVMH MOËT HENNESSY
LOUIS VUITTON INC.

Senior Vice President
and Chief Legal Officer

ELENA CENTEIO

GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Finance & Global Innovation

MEET ELENA  >

WILLIE HERNANDEZ

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
General Counsel, International

MEET WILLIE  >

ANA IACOVETTA

VMWARE, INC.
Vice President,
Deputy General Counsel and
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

JENNIFER IVAN

MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Associate General Counsel

MEET JENNIFER  >

MIKE JACKSON

MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Associate General Counsel/General Manager, Compliance & Ethics Governance, Training, and Culture

MEET MIKE  >

SUMIT MALLICK

CHIME FINANCIAL, INC.
Associate General Counsel

MEET SUMIT  >

N-Gen Advisory Board Corporate Secretary

DANIELLE VILLOCH

ATLANTIC SAPPHIRE
Head of Legal

N-GEN ADVISORY BOARD

Driving conversation to inspire the next generation. Want to join the MCCA N-GEN Advisory Board?

ANNE LEE BENEDICT

MCCA N-Gen Chair,
THOMAS JAMES HOMES
Chief Legal Officer,
Chief Administrative Officer
and Secretary

MEET ANNE >

SAMANTHA C. GRANT

MCCA N-Gen Vice-Chair,
SHEPPARD MULLIN
RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP
Partner

MEET SAMANTHA  >

Rodney Pratt

RODNEY C. PRATT

MCCA N-Gen Vice-Chair,
LVMH MOËT HENNESSY
LOUIS VUITTON INC.

Senior Vice President
and Chief Legal Officer

ELENA CENTEIO

GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Finance & Global Innovation

MEET ELENA  >

WILLIE HERNANDEZ

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
General Counsel, International

MEET WILLIE  >

ANA IACOVETTA

VMWARE, INC.
Vice President,
Deputy General Counsel and
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

JENNIFER IVAN

MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Associate General Counsel

MEET JENNIFER  >

MIKE JACKSON

MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Associate General Counsel/General Manager, Compliance & Ethics Governance, Training, and Culture

MEET MIKE  >

SUMIT MALLICK

CHIME FINANCIAL, INC.
Associate General Counsel

MEET SUMIT  >

N-Gen Advisory Board Corporate Secretary

DANIELLE VILLOCH

ATLANTIC SAPPHIRE
Head of Legal

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