Executive Board

The Cisco Inclusion and Diversity Executive Board consists of vice presidents and senior vice presidents who govern a coalition of inclusion and diversity leaders. These leaders report directly to each organization and business function to integrate inclusion and diversity into business processes and operations worldwide.

The Board is responsible for raising issues to the Operating Committee and CEO, setting the overall direction based on company priorities and program expectations. Many of the organizations have also formed inclusion leadership teams to drive programs and approaches that optimize their area of the business.

The Cisco Inclusion and Diversity Executive Board was recently acknowledged by industry peers in receiving the Annual Diversity Council Honors Award. Since its conception, the Board has:

  • Added an inclusion index to the annual Cisco Employee Pulse Survey monitoring the level of employee engagement
  • Added inclusion and diversity goals for every employee as part of the annual focal review process
  • Equalized healthcare benefits for gay, lesbian, and transgender employees

The Board also:

  • Provided executive support for Employee Resource Organizations (EROs) and approved a market-leading ERO progression model and indicator
  • Supported the creation of a formal program to recognize ERO leaders
  • Approved and refined business stakeholder reviews — metrics for accountability
  • Provided oversight regarding the inclusion and diversity communications and marketing plan
  • Appointed Cisco's first chief diversity officer in 2007
Sandy Hoffman

Sandy Hoffman

Chief Diversity Officer, Global Inclusion and Diversity
Cisco

Chuck Robbins

Chuck Robbins

Senior Vice President
The Americas
Cisco

Cisco Women's Advisory Group

Duncan Mitchell

Duncan Mitchell

Senior Vice President
Emerging (Markets) East
Cisco

Connected Disabilities Awareness Network

Kimberly Marcelis

Kimberly Marcelis

Vice President
Strategic Planning Group
Cisco

Cisco Asian Affinity Network

Sherri Liebo

Sherri Liebo

Vice President of Segment Marketing
Cisco Services
Cisco

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Advocates Network

Gregory Neal Akers

Gregory Neal Akers

Senior Vice President of Advanced Architecture and Development Advanced Research and Development Organization
Cisco

Cisco Disabilities Awareness Network

Tuan Nguyen

Tuan Nguyen

Vice President
Engineering Technology
Cisco

Cisco Asian Affinity Network

Nitin Kawale

Nitin Kawale

President
Cisco Canada

Early Career Network

Howard Charney

Howard Charney

Senior Vice President
Office of the President
Cisco

Guillermo Diaz, Jr.

Guillermo Diaz, Jr.

Vice President
Cisco Services and Software Delivery IT
Cisco

CONEXIÓN

Angel L. Mendez

Angel L. Mendez

Senior Vice President
Customer Value Chain Management
Cisco

CONEXIÓN

Rami Mazid

Rami Mazid

Vice President Information Technology
Client Services
Cisco

Middle East Diversity & Inclusion Network

Mike Quinn

Mike Quinn

Vice President, Technical Support
Co-Executive Sponsor: US/Canada Operations
Cisco

Veterans Enablement & Troop Support