About the Host

United Partnerships is the creator and host of the ERG Leadership Conference. The company conceptualizes and implements initiatives and campaigns that lift up individuals, groups, organizations and communities, to create impactful connections and outcomes. In addition to the conference, United Partnerships’ offerings consist of an ERG Leadership Certificate program, ERG workshops and training, and advisement in the areas of communication, community, culture (employee resource groups) and collaboration.


Amy Baldwin

President, United Partnerships

Carrie Gray

Vice President of Engagement, United Partnerships

Hady Mendez

Engagement Consultant, United Partnership

Advisory Board

Creighton Blackwell
Coastal Credit Union, Chief Community and Public Affairs Officer
Jeanie Chang
McKinsey and Company, Faculty and Executive Coach
Claudia De-Leon Tapia
Toyota, D&I Regional Engagement Manager
Tammara Sutton
GEICO, Manager, Corporate Employee Resource Groups
Carrie Thomas
Gap, Inc., Sr. Brand Enablement Partner
Ruth Dhanarajh Lite
Visa, Director, Employee Resource Groups and Inclusion
Jeff Despain
Advance Auto Parts, DEI Program Manager
Melissa Buscher
SPX FLOW, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Hady Mendez
Founder and CEO, Boldly Speaking LLC
Justin Gayliard
BASF, Head of Digital Farming, North America
Trisha Todman  Airbnb, Sr. Global Diversity & Belonging Business Partner
Trisha Todman
Airbnb, Sr. Global Diversity & Belonging Business Partner
David LaBoy  DEI consultant, speaker
David LaBoy
DEI consultant, speaker
Kaye Vassey
Firaxis Games, Senior Art Manager
Tamara Terry
RTP DEI Collective, Chair; RTI International, HBCU Relationship Manager, Research Scientist


Kristie Hicks

Project Manager, Tech Factory

Ricardo Hicks

Owner, Tech Factory

Joanie Hickey

Founder and Creative Director, Lattice Form

Jason Hickey

Founder and Executive Producer, Motion in Media

Lindsay Clapp

Event Manager, Tech Factory

Jeremy Newsome

Project Manager, Tech Factory