Kimberly Adams

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Papa John’s

Kimberly Adams is vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Papa John’s, working closely with the executive leadership team and team members across the organization to integrate their DE&I strategy into the company’s DNA. Her 20-years of professional experience includes roles as vice president for the engagement and inclusion and diversity center for excellence at Equifax; senior director, employee experience and culture at AECOM; director, global diversity and inclusion at Cox Automotive; and leadership positions in global human resources, diversity business marketing, and global operational excellence at The Coca-Cola Company. Always an advocate for equity and community empowerment, Kim serves on boards for non-profit and civic organizations committed to promoting diverse representation, economic sustainability, and women’s health issues across the globe.

Roy Broderick, Jr.

President – Authentique Agency, Inc.

Roy Broderick, Jr. is the President of Authentique Agency, Inc. a full-service marketing consultancy focused on leveraging the power of identity, and on elevating how multicultural and LGBTQ audiences are targeted. Lauded by Black Enterprise magazine as a “young marketing genius”, Roy launched his firm to blend two of his passions: positioning LGBTQ and multicultural audiences as an integral component of a brand’s marketing strategy and curating go-to-market plans that create authentic connection to both audiences. Roy is motivated to service to make his community better, and actively volunteers his communication, branding, and marketing strategy expertise.

Dexter Conner

Senior Private Client Advisor – Wilmington Trust

Dexter Connor is a Senior Private Client Advisor over wealth and advisory for Wilmington Trust in Atlanta, GA. He provides comprehensive wealth management advice to high-net worth individuals and families, business owners, and entrepreneurs, as well as foundations and endowments. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Conner was a financial planning specialist with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. His professional licenses include the Series 7, 66, 31, Life & Health Insurance and Variable Products. Conner earned an MBA within Emory University’s Executive Program, and a master’s degree from UCLA specializing in the sociology of media. His bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was a collegiate basketball player. He was also President of his chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Conner currently serves on the board of directors of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, and the advisory board for the Andrew J. Young Foundation. He previously served on the Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council board of directors, and as a long-term volunteer at Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

Johnita Due

Board President

Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer – WarnerMedia News and Sports

Johnita P. Due is Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for WarnerMedia News and Sports, the parent company of CNN. Previously, she served as vice president and assistant general counsel of CNN and served as CNN’s chief diversity advisor for almost a decade. In addition to her service as a True Colors Board member, Due serves on the boards of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Communications Law and a member of the Buckhead Atlanta chapter of Jack and Jill. Due is a 2008 McCormick Tribune Fellow and an alumna of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2008. Due earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Sussex in England by studying race relations and organizational culture under a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. She earned her law degree from Cornell Law School, specializing in international legal affairs.

Omari Henderson

Director, Strategy & Innovation – Chick-fil-A Corporate

Omari Henderson is Director, Strategy & Innovation, at Chick-fil-A Corporate. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A Omari led successful innovation programs at The Coca-Cola Company and at P&G. A chemical engineer by training, Omari brings a unique mix of skills to the True Colors board: entrepreneurship, as Co-Owner of ZuCot Gallery, the largest African American owned fine art gallery in the Southeast; and non-profit leadership, as founder of Youth Challenge Incorporated Foundation.

Jamil Jude

Artistic Director – Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Jamil Jude is a highly accomplished director, producer, playwright and dramaturg focusing on bringing socially relevant art to the community. Jamil is the Co-Founder of The New Griots Festival, which is dedicated to celebrating, advocating, and advancing the careers of emerging Black artists in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. Prior to joining the staff at True Colors, Jamil served as the Artistic Programming Associate at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Kenny Leon

Artistic Director Emeritus – Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Kenny Leon is a Tony Award and Obie Award-winning and Emmy-nominated Broadway and television director. Most recently, he directed the Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece, A Soldier’s Play, starring Blair Underwood and David Alan Grier at Roundabout Theatre Company. He also directed this past summer’s acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte/Shakespeare in the Park. His Broadway credits include the recent production of A Soldier’s PlayAmerican Son starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale which was also adapted for Netflix, the revival of Children of a Lesser God, the Tupac musical Holler If Ya Hear MeA Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington (Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival of a Play), The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Stick Fly produced by Alicia Keys, August Wilson’s Fences (which garnered ten Tony nominations and won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play), Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf, as well as A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Phylicia Rashad, and Audra McDonald. He also directed Smart People and The Underlying Chris for Second Stage.  Leon’s television work includes “Hairspray Live!”, and “The Wiz Live!” on NBC. He recently released his memoir Take You Wherever You Go. He is the recipient of the 2016 Mr. Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing and the 2010 Award for Excellence in Directing from the Drama League. Mr. Leon serves on the board of New York’s Public Theater and is Artistic Director Emeritus of Atlanta’s Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.

Mike Schleifer

Managing Director – The Alliance Theatre

Mike Schleifer is the Managing Director at The Alliance Theatre. Prior to joining the Alliance in 2014, he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage working in a number of roles including Associate Producer, Production Manager and Resident Stage Manager. Before Center Stage, Mike was the Production Manager at Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU and Company Manager and Casting Director at the Hangar Theater in Ithaca, New York. He began his career as a Stage Manager in New York and has over fifty stage management credits between his time in New York and working regionally. Along with 25+ years of experience, Mike brings a wealth of perspective on mounting large-scale productions and advancing nonprofit theatre business models.

Eric Schroeder

Vice President

Partner – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Eric Schroeder is a Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. He helps his clients protect their brand, reputation and sales in the marketplace. He specializes in unfair competition, intellectual property, licensing, First Amendment and various “content” issues. Before joining the firm, Mr. Schroeder clerked with the Honorable William C. O’Kelley, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Mr. Schroeder currently serves as the President of the Atlanta Chapter for the Federal Bar Association, and has served on its Executive Committee for several years. Mr. Schroeder is the immediate past Chairman of the Board for the Frazer Center, a non-profit center in Atlanta which serves adults and children with special needs in an inclusive setting. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1996. His practice areas include: Intellectual Property, Commercial Disputes, Sports & Entertainment Group, Retail, Agriculture and Food Disputes, Sport & Entertainment Disputes, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Regulation, Compliance & Advisory, Media Disputes, Health Care Team, Data Centers and Digital Infrastructure, Hospitality & Leisure. His recognitions and achievements include: Georgia Super Lawyer (2009-2018), Georgia Rising Star (2006-2007), Frazer Center – Former Board Member and Chairman, Recognized by Top Verdict as winner of one of the Top 20 Verdicts in Georgia in the year 2016 for WIKA Instrument Corp. v. Ashcroft (10th highest verdict), Georgia Super Lawyer Top List (2013), ABA Forum on Communications Law – Governing Committee, Atlanta Sports Counsel Roundtable, Founding Member and Convenor, Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter: former President and Executive Committee, and State Bar of Georgia, Media Judiciary Conference, Organizing Committee.

Steven Simmons

Treasurer

Steven Simmons is retired from The Coca-Cola Company as Vice President, Global Finance of The McDonald’s Division, where he was responsible for the overall leadership of the division’s finance functions, including commercial finance, accounting & reporting, budgeting and strategic planning. Over his 35+ years at The Coca-Cola Company, he advanced through a range of global and domestic finance assignments. He served as Board Chair of the Coca-Cola Family Credit Union for 11 years. Steven serves as Treasurer of the True Colors Board.

Chandra Stephens-Albright

Managing Director – Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Chandra Stephens-Albright has been the Managing Director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company since July 2017. She joined the nonprofit sector following a successful 22-year career at The Coca-Cola Company, where she led consumer-facing elements of the development and launch of Coca-Cola Freestyle®, the game-changing fountain dispenser named a “World-Changing Brand” by Interbrand in 2011. 

David Vigilante

Executive Vice President and General Counsel – CNN and Warner Media News and Sports

David Vigilante is Executive Vice President, and General Counsel for CNN and Warner Media News and Sports. Vigilante’s responsibilities include serving as chief counsel for CNN’s worldwide operations, as well as legal oversight of all sports brands and programming owned and operated by Warner Media, such as the NBA and TNT, Bleacher Report March Madness and NCAA.com. He is a 1993 graduate of Emory Law School and is based in Atlanta. David occasionally contributes to CNN, and in 2013 was awarded the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing.

Kimberly Adams

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Papa John’s

Kimberly Adams is vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Papa John’s, working closely with the executive leadership team and team members across the organization to integrate their DE&I strategy into the company’s DNA. Her 20-years of professional experience includes roles as vice president for the engagement and inclusion and diversity center for excellence at Equifax; senior director, employee experience and culture at AECOM; director, global diversity and inclusion at Cox Automotive; and leadership positions in global human resources, diversity business marketing, and global operational excellence at The Coca-Cola Company. Always an advocate for equity and community empowerment, Kim serves on boards for non-profit and civic organizations committed to promoting diverse representation, economic sustainability, and women’s health issues across the globe.

Roy Broderick, Jr.

President – Authentique Agency, Inc.

Roy Broderick, Jr. is the President of Authentique Agency, Inc. a full-service marketing consultancy focused on leveraging the power of identity, and on elevating how multicultural and LGBTQ audiences are targeted. Lauded by Black Enterprise magazine as a “young marketing genius”, Roy launched his firm to blend two of his passions: positioning LGBTQ and multicultural audiences as an integral component of a brand’s marketing strategy and curating go-to-market plans that create authentic connection to both audiences. Roy is motivated to service to make his community better, and actively volunteers his communication, branding, and marketing strategy expertise.

Dexter Conner

Senior Private Client Advisor – Wilmington Trust

Dexter Connor is a Senior Private Client Advisor over wealth and advisory for Wilmington Trust in Atlanta, GA. He provides comprehensive wealth management advice to high-net worth individuals and families, business owners, and entrepreneurs, as well as foundations and endowments. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Conner was a financial planning specialist with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. His professional licenses include the Series 7, 66, 31, Life & Health Insurance and Variable Products. Conner earned an MBA within Emory University’s Executive Program, and a master’s degree from UCLA specializing in the sociology of media. His bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was a collegiate basketball player. He was also President of his chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Conner currently serves on the board of directors of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, and the advisory board for the Andrew J. Young Foundation. He previously served on the Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council board of directors, and as a long-term volunteer at Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

Johnita Due

Board President

Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer – WarnerMedia News and Sports

Johnita P. Due is Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for WarnerMedia News and Sports, the parent company of CNN. Previously, she served as vice president and assistant general counsel of CNN and served as CNN’s chief diversity advisor for almost a decade. In addition to her service as a True Colors Board member, Due serves on the boards of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Communications Law and a member of the Buckhead Atlanta chapter of Jack and Jill. Due is a 2008 McCormick Tribune Fellow and an alumna of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2008. Due earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Sussex in England by studying race relations and organizational culture under a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. She earned her law degree from Cornell Law School, specializing in international legal affairs.

Omari Henderson

Director, Strategy & Innovation – Chick-fil-A Corporate

Omari Henderson is Director, Strategy & Innovation, at Chick-fil-A Corporate. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A Omari led successful innovation programs at The Coca-Cola Company and at P&G. A chemical engineer by training, Omari brings a unique mix of skills to the True Colors board: entrepreneurship, as Co-Owner of ZuCot Gallery, the largest African American owned fine art gallery in the Southeast; and non-profit leadership, as founder of Youth Challenge Incorporated Foundation.

Jamil Jude

Artistic Director – Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Jamil Jude is a highly accomplished director, producer, playwright and dramaturg focusing on bringing socially relevant art to the community. Jamil is the Co-Founder of The New Griots Festival, which is dedicated to celebrating, advocating, and advancing the careers of emerging Black artists in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. Prior to joining the staff at True Colors, Jamil served as the Artistic Programming Associate at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Kenny Leon

Artistic Director Emeritus – Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Kenny Leon is a Tony Award and Obie Award-winning and Emmy-nominated Broadway and television director. Most recently, he directed the Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece, A Soldier’s Play, starring Blair Underwood and David Alan Grier at Roundabout Theatre Company. He also directed this past summer’s acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte/Shakespeare in the Park. His Broadway credits include the recent production of A Soldier’s PlayAmerican Son starring Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale which was also adapted for Netflix, the revival of Children of a Lesser God, the Tupac musical Holler If Ya Hear MeA Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington (Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival of a Play), The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Stick Fly produced by Alicia Keys, August Wilson’s Fences (which garnered ten Tony nominations and won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play), Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf, as well as A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Phylicia Rashad, and Audra McDonald. He also directed Smart People and The Underlying Chris for Second Stage.  Leon’s television work includes “Hairspray Live!”, and “The Wiz Live!” on NBC. He recently released his memoir Take You Wherever You Go. He is the recipient of the 2016 Mr. Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing and the 2010 Award for Excellence in Directing from the Drama League. Mr. Leon serves on the board of New York’s Public Theater and is Artistic Director Emeritus of Atlanta’s Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.

Mike Schleifer

Managing Director – The Alliance Theatre

Mike Schleifer is the Managing Director at The Alliance Theatre. Prior to joining the Alliance in 2014, he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage working in a number of roles including Associate Producer, Production Manager and Resident Stage Manager. Before Center Stage, Mike was the Production Manager at Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU and Company Manager and Casting Director at the Hangar Theater in Ithaca, New York. He began his career as a Stage Manager in New York and has over fifty stage management credits between his time in New York and working regionally. Along with 25+ years of experience, Mike brings a wealth of perspective on mounting large-scale productions and advancing nonprofit theatre business models.

Eric Schroeder

Vice President

Partner – Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Eric Schroeder is a Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. He helps his clients protect their brand, reputation and sales in the marketplace. He specializes in unfair competition, intellectual property, licensing, First Amendment and various “content” issues. Before joining the firm, Mr. Schroeder clerked with the Honorable William C. O’Kelley, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Mr. Schroeder currently serves as the President of the Atlanta Chapter for the Federal Bar Association, and has served on its Executive Committee for several years. Mr. Schroeder is the immediate past Chairman of the Board for the Frazer Center, a non-profit center in Atlanta which serves adults and children with special needs in an inclusive setting. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1996. His practice areas include: Intellectual Property, Commercial Disputes, Sports & Entertainment Group, Retail, Agriculture and Food Disputes, Sport & Entertainment Disputes, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Regulation, Compliance & Advisory, Media Disputes, Health Care Team, Data Centers and Digital Infrastructure, Hospitality & Leisure. His recognitions and achievements include: Georgia Super Lawyer (2009-2018), Georgia Rising Star (2006-2007), Frazer Center – Former Board Member and Chairman, Recognized by Top Verdict as winner of one of the Top 20 Verdicts in Georgia in the year 2016 for WIKA Instrument Corp. v. Ashcroft (10th highest verdict), Georgia Super Lawyer Top List (2013), ABA Forum on Communications Law – Governing Committee, Atlanta Sports Counsel Roundtable, Founding Member and Convenor, Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter: former President and Executive Committee, and State Bar of Georgia, Media Judiciary Conference, Organizing Committee.

Steven Simmons

Treasurer

Steven Simmons is retired from The Coca-Cola Company as Vice President, Global Finance of The McDonald’s Division, where he was responsible for the overall leadership of the division’s finance functions, including commercial finance, accounting & reporting, budgeting and strategic planning. Over his 35+ years at The Coca-Cola Company, he advanced through a range of global and domestic finance assignments. He served as Board Chair of the Coca-Cola Family Credit Union for 11 years. Steven serves as Treasurer of the True Colors Board.

Chandra Stephens-Albright

Managing Director – Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Chandra Stephens-Albright has been the Managing Director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company since July 2017. She joined the nonprofit sector following a successful 22-year career at The Coca-Cola Company, where she led consumer-facing elements of the development and launch of Coca-Cola Freestyle®, the game-changing fountain dispenser named a “World-Changing Brand” by Interbrand in 2011. 

David Vigilante

Executive Vice President and General Counsel – CNN and Warner Media News and Sports

David Vigilante is Executive Vice President, and General Counsel for CNN and Warner Media News and Sports. Vigilante’s responsibilities include serving as chief counsel for CNN’s worldwide operations, as well as legal oversight of all sports brands and programming owned and operated by Warner Media, such as the NBA and TNT, Bleacher Report March Madness and NCAA.com. He is a 1993 graduate of Emory Law School and is based in Atlanta. David occasionally contributes to CNN, and in 2013 was awarded the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing.