Featured speakers

Regina Cross, BS'02

Keynote Speaker, KODI Awards Gala 

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Regina and her business partner, Todd Goldberg, lead team 6287, a team of 8 investment professionals, that provide bespoke financial advisory solutions to an ultra‐high net worth clientele, with a focus on portfolio optimization. Her clients include Fortune 50 families, global family offices, C-Suite executives, professional athletes, and large nonprofit entities. Prior to joining Goldman in 2011, she was the Brand CFO for the US Affiliate Neuroscience Business Unit of Eli Lilly and Company, which had revenues over $4 billion, and worked internationally leading finance and project teams in Shanghai, Lima, and Vienna.   

Regina earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master’s in Education and a certificate in Public Policy from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. A Distinguished Herman B. Wells Scholar, she also holds a BS in Finance with Honors from the Kelley School of Business. Passionate about education, arts/culture, and equity, Regina serves on the Kelley School of Business Alumni Association Board of Directors, is president of the Stanford GSB Black Alumni Chapter, KIPP Indy Charter School Network Board president, and serves on the boards of Chicago Foundation for Women, Cara Collective, Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Cathedral High School. She has been recognized by Crain’s 2022 Chicago List of Notable Black Leaders and Executives as well as Crain’s 2021 Chicago List of Notable Executives of Color in Finance, Chicago United’s 2021 Business Leaders of Color, an Emerging Leader with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a 2022 Signature Fellow with Leadership of Greater Chicago and served on the Indianapolis Superbowl 2012 Host Committee. 

Derek Hicks, MBA'02

Keynote Speaker, 21st Century Business Leader Summit

Executive VP/Chief Business Officer, Intellia Therapeutics Inc

Derek brings more than 25 years of combined business, leadership, and biotechnology experience to Intellia, having most recently served as head of Business Development at Spark Therapeutics. While at Spark, he was responsible for business development strategy, search and evaluation, licensing, and key partnership activities. Prior to this role, Derek spent 18 years at Pfizer in a variety of business and corporate development roles, culminating with his position as vice president, Corporate Development, World-Wide Business Development.

As chief business officer at Intellia, Derek is responsible for Intellia's overall corporate strategy, portfolio planning, and developing new business and strategic partnerships. He holds his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business.

Carmund White

Closing Speaker, 21st Century Business Leader Summit

Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Kelley School of Business

Carmund White is Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at the Kelley School of Business. Carmund is responsible for the strategic vision and implementation plans for all DEIB initiatives for the the Kelley School. In his role, Carmund oversees the Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Graduate Office of Diversity and Inclusion. As part of that portfolio, he oversees the management of nearly $4M annually in merit based aid to underrepresented students, precollege and pre-business programs, student services and mentorship initiatives, the Diversity Ally Certificate and Ally Champions program, and strategic partnerships with external organizations and corporate partners. Carmund has served as the Co-Chair of the Kelley Staff Onboarding Task Force, Subcommittee Co-Chair for the Dean’s DEI Taskforce as well as a member of the IU Bloomington Staff Council. Carmund is finishing his doctorate at the Jacobs School of Music. The best part of his life is his beautiful wife Sarah and their two boys, Chandler and Davis.