— Karen B. Greenfield —
Senior Vice President
Content Planning & Operations
 National Geographic

With nearly 25 years of production experience working with the world’s leading filmmakers, Karen’s greatest passion is diversity and inclusion. As a seasoned Business Operations executive, Karen Greenfield lends strategic planning and budgeting experience with a comprehensive understanding of the culture and values of an international media brand. She most recently became a member of Nat Geo’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and is the recipient of Women in Cable Telecommunications’ Leadership Award.  
— Kim Williams —
Vice President, Casting
Walt Disney TV Studios

Kim Williams joined ABC as director of casting in 2019, working on projects for the network, Disney+ and ABC Studios, including For Life, Baker and the Beauty and Single Parents. 

As an independent casting director, she worked on Greg Berlanti’s All American, Narcos, The Bernie Mac Show and Martin, and several Tyler Perry movies and series including Diary of a Mad Black Woman and feature films including My Little One and Payment Received. Previously, at Paramount Pictures and Television, Williams oversaw the casting for Annihilation, Looking for Alaska, Jack Reacher: Never Look Back, Baywatch starring Zac Efron, Shooter, The Alienist and Grease: Live!
— Kendra Patterson Heintz —
Executive Director, Development
Walt Disney ABC Television Group

Kendra Patterson Heintz has worked consistently in television for over sixteen years, having worked on dozens of network television series, such as “Heroes”, “Touch”, “The Mentalist”, and “Code Black”.

Also contributing to the iconic casts of several high profile Disney Channel projects including “High School Musical 2”, “High School Musical 3”, “Camp Rock”, “Teen Beach Movie”, “Descendants 2”, and most recently “Descendants 3”. 
— Shannon Morten —
Director, Talent Acquisition 
Disney General Entertainment

Shannon Morten-Smith is a Director of Talent Acquisition for the Walt Disney Television Group where she recruits for FX Networks. After spending nearly a decade working in Human Resources and recruiting for multimillion-dollar brands such as FOX, NBC, and Discovery, Shannon knows what truly precipitates impactful hires.

Shannon’s ongoing goal is to be an active contributor to FX Networks dynamic and inclusive work environment by capturing the knowledge, perspectives and unique backgrounds of the most qualified professional candidates.
— Portia Green —
Director, Global Head of Learning and Organization Development
Fandango/NBC Universal

Portia Green serves as Director, Head of Global Learning, and Organization Development at Fandango a unit of NBCUniversal. Ms. Green has over 20 years experience developing people and promoting organization effectiveness. She has held global leadership positions across several industries and worked for many years at the Walt Disney Company and the Jet Propulsion Lab.

She received her Master's in Education from Harvard University and has a double bachelor’s degree in Economics and Rhetoric from UC Berkeley.