Our goal is a job for every mentored graduate.

About GMI

Global Mentorship Initiative prepares underserved students around the world for success in their job search by providing them with the tools and guidance needed to be successful.

This is accomplished through a structured, one to one mentorship with a business professional designed to build trust and create an environment for learning.

About GMI

GMI Leadership Team

Jon Browning- Board Chair

Jon Browning

CEO & Board Chair

Jon is a former Microsoft director who founded GMI as CEO. He co-created the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and BSR to encourage the hiring of youth in underserved communities and promote job creation.

Jocelyn Azada – Board Secretary

Jocelyn Azada

Board Secretary

Jocelyn is the Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Director at Nielsen. She helped to create the ISO Standard for Sustainable Procurement, ISO 20400, and is a founding member of the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition. She has authored several CSR publications and case studies.

Jan Clausen -- Board Member

Jan Clausen

Board Member

Jan is a technologist at Puget Sound Energy who created the non-profit organization Digital Humanity to help companies provide a safe online customer experience. As a former Microsoft leader for online safety, she led efforts to create safety standards to address the internet child exploitation.

Chad Fuller

Chad Fuller

Chief Operating Officer

Chad leads GMI mentorship programs, mentor/student recruitment, and partner relationships. As a former HP leader for customer advocacy, he directed efforts to build partnerships for Global Impact Sourcing to create job opportunities for underserved youth.

GMI Coordinators and Volunteers

Synethia Mathews

Synethia Mathews

Student Coordinator
Delta State University
Former GMI Mentee

Nkulumo Dlamini

Nkulumo Dlamini

Student Coordinator
GMI South Africa
Former GMI Mentee

GMI Leadership Council

Elonda Crockett

Elonda Crockett

VP, Credit Operations Fannie Mae

Kurt Friedmann

Kurt Friedmann

Co-Founder, Mentored Pathways

Debi Hamill

Debi Hamill

CEO, IAOP
Publisher, Pulse Magazine

Tom McGuire

Tom McGuire

GMI Advisory Board Chair
VP Digital & Analytics, Genpact
GMI Mentor

Billy Moore

Billy Moore

Dean, College of Business, Delta State University

YaTonya Cody Oliver

YaTonya Cody Oliver

Sr. Operations Manager, Salesforce
GMI Mentor

Taddy Blecher

Taddy Blecher

CEO, Maharishi Institute Co-Founder, Branson School of Entrepreneurship

Michelle Levister Bozeman

Michelle Bozeman

Career Dev Leader, Amazon
GMI Mentor

Kathy Browning

Kathy Browning

Director, Sitel GMI Mentor

David Rish

David Rish

Coach & Program Committee Member, New Enterprise Forum
GMI Mentor

Winnie Roberts

Winnie Roberts

Head of Incentives & Ops, Hilton
GMI Mentor

Subhojit Roye

Subhojit Roye

VP, Head of Alliances, Tech Mahindra
GMI Mentor

Wendy Shlensky

Wendy Shlensky

VP, Global Head PR & Analyst Relations, HGS

Scott Sommers

Scott Sommers

Sr. Director, Expedia

Justin Thenutai

Justin Thenutai

General Manager, Microsoft GMI Mentor

Rene Yoakum

Rene Yoakum

Chief Customer & People Officer, Remitly