The American Conference on Diversity is pleased to present the “Dine for Diversity” luncheon on May 13 in Monroe Township, NJ. This exciting fundraising event, coordinated by our South Central Jersey Regional Community Network, will include an opportunity to network and learn from keynote speaker Angela Guy, L’Oreal USA’s SVP of Diversity and Inclusion, as well as pay tribute to our 2014 Diversity Award recipients! 

Diversity Champion Award Dr. Webster Trammel, VP Governmental & Community Relations at Brookdale Community College

Diversity Champion Award – Ben Waldron, Executive Director at Monmouth-Ocean Development Council

►Diversity & Inclusion in Education Award Lakewood High School, to be accepted by Principal Dr. Marcy J. Paturzo and “Teacher of the Year” Kevin Walters

►Community Bridge Builder Award – Latino American Association of Monmouth County

Speaker Angela Guy, who sits on the American Conference on Diversity Board of Trustees, is responsible for shaping the diversity efforts for L’Oréal USA as a business imperative that highlights the value of all forms of beauty and well-being while respecting and reflecting the differences of our rapidly changing marketplace. Ms. Guy served as Senior Vice President, General Manager of SoftSheen-Carson, the #1 ethnic haircare brand in the world, and a Consumer Division of L’Oréal USA. Prior to joining L’Oréal USA, Ms. Guy worked for 19 years at Johnson & Johnson across three of its Consumer Products Divisions throughout the USA and Canada. Ms. Guy has been recognized as: Savoy Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” and “Top Influential Women in Corporate America”; a Black Enterprise “Power Player,” she was named one of Black Enterprise‘s “75 Most Powerful Women in Business”; one of “The 25 Influential Black Women in Business” by The Network Journal; and a Central Jersey Community Development Corporation and Chris Kjeldsen Community Service Award recipient.

WHEN Tuesday, May 13 (11:30 am to 2 pm)

WHERE Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Dr., Monroe Township, NJ


“Dine for Diversity” is one of the ways the American Conference on Diversity raises funds to provide scholarships for students from Mercer, Monmouth, Northern Burlington, and Ocean Counties to attend our yearlong Lead for Diversity (LFD) program. Each year, the American Conference on Diversity LFD program impacts an estimated 20,000 NJ students. To register a 2014 delegation from your school, please visit

MEDIA ADVISORY To attend our special pre-awards photo opportunity with the honorees and keynote speaker Angela Guy, please arrive at the Forsgate Country Club Boardroom at 11:15 am.

About the American Conference on Diversity

The programs, services, and initiatives of the American Conference on Diversity are among the most important work focused on creating a more inclusive society. It is the unfinished business of living in a highly diverse nation: educating and empowering our next generation of leaders; enhancing our workplaces; and helping to create inclusive communities. The American Conference on Diversity, which has been serving schools, organizations, workplaces, and communities in New Jersey since 1948, builds on a historic mission and creates programs and activities relevant and vital to 21st Century life. It is a journey we can all take together. The American Conference on Diversity operates Regional Community Networks covering all of New Jersey. Visit to learn more.


Gail Zoppo

Media Relations Consultant

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901