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Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Chief People Officer at VICE Media Group

Daisy Auger-Dominguez has made it her mission to make workplaces more equitable and inclusive. A human capital executive and expert on diversity, equity and inclusion, she inspires and equips global leaders and organizations to think inclusively, lead with purpose, embrace courage and shape the future of work. Auger-Dominguez is Chief People Officer at VICE Media Group where she leads the global human resources organization. Prior to VICE Media, she founded and led Auger-Domínguez Ventures, a consultancy that transformed the leading companies and organizations of our times by taking them from inclusive workplace culture theory to practice. She has designed and executed organizational transformations at Moody’s Investors Service, The Walt Disney Company, Viacom and Google. Her impact over the past 20 years at the intersection of finance, media, entertainment and technology reaches across the global business, social impact, entrepreneurial and philanthropic communities. She serves on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Federation of America as Vice-Chair, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum as Secretary of the Board, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation as Chair of the Governance committee, The 19th, and on the advisory board of Facing History and ­Ourselves.

 

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. Announces Appointment of Lisa Rojas Bacus to Board of Directors

Douglas Dynamics, Inc., North America’s manufacturer and upfitter of work truck attachments and equipment, announced that the Board of Directors has elected Lisa Rojas Bacus as a director of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. “We are pleased to welcome Lisa as a new independent director,” said James L. (Jim) Janik, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “She has a track record of proven leadership at complex enterprises with more than 30 years of multi-cultural and international experience across a diverse set of industries. Her background in C-suite roles with a focus on marketing, strategic planning and data analytics, plus her private and public board experience, will be invaluable to our entire organization as we continue to drive growth and deliver shareholder value.” Bacus previously served as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer at Cigna Corporation, a global health care services company. Prior to joining Cigna, she was the Executive Vice President and chief marketer at American Family Insurance Group, a personal and commercial property and casualty company. Earlier in her career, she spent 22 years with the Ford Motor Company, where she held a number of executive leadership positions, including Executive Director of Global Market Research and Insights, Executive Director of Global Marketing Strategy, and head of marketing for Ford in Mexico. Bacus currently serves on the boards of publicly-traded companies Teradata and Selective Insurance, privately held Culver Franchising System, Inc. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She will serve on each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating, and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board and will be in the class of directors that will be up for reelection at the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders.

Marysol Luna, First Latina Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Marysol Luna, is the first Latina to earn a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She attributes her success to her hard work, dedication, and support from the people she has met along the way. Luna first became interested in STEM during middle school when she participated in a program that allows students to compete in team projects in the areas of science and engineering. She grew up in Nogales, Arizona. After graduating high school as salutatorian, Luna, a first-generation student, attended the University of Arizona as to study biomedical engineering with minors in mechanical engineering, math, and Spanish. During her freshman year, Luna joined an undergraduate lab that grew cartilage from stem cells – sparking her interest in the field of biomedical engineering. During her undergraduate career, Luna was heavily involved in the University of Arizona’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), serving on the leadership board for a year. After completing her Ph.D. in August 2020, Luna is now an associate for Exponent, a multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve engineering, science, regulatory, and business issues facing their clients. Her role allows her to continue to do what she loves: research and applying her engineering knowledge to solve problems. Luna is part of the biomechanics group, conducting failure and accident analysis.

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