Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Legends Lecture Series

Legends Lecture Series

Presented by the Black MBA Association during United Black World Month

February 2
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST

You may attend in person (food will be provided) or virtually.

Please register here

In-Person Location: Gerlach Hall, Room 315
Virtual Link:

Meeting ID: 965 7992 9703
Password: 936276

Jerome Revish headshotJerome Revish (BSBA '98)
Senior Vice President, Digital and Commercial Technologies

Cardinal Health

Jerome Revish is senior vice president, Digital and Commercial Technologies, with responsibility for Digital Transformation, Fuse (the in-house innovation and commercial technology hub), Enterprise Architecture and Customer Experience solutions.

Revish has been with Cardinal Health for more than 20 years, obtaining positions of increasing responsibility in Finance, Pricing Operations and Customer Service. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Customer Support Services, where he had enterprise responsibilities for the company’s customer contact centers, sales support team and the enterprise master data center of excellence. In this role, he led a team across domestic and international sites who were responsible for many aspects of the customer experience.

Revish strives to be an active servant leader in the local community. He serves on the Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees, Cardinal Health Foundation Board and is a board member and Treasurer for the Rebuild and Renew Community Development Corporation. Jerome has been involved with several diversity, equity and inclusion programs at Cardinal Health, such as the Gender Partnership Committee and the BOLD network for Black and African American employees.

February 9
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST

This is a virtual presentation.

Please register here

Location: Zoom
Virtual Link:


Meeting ID: 660 753 3026
Password: 936276


John Gresham headshotJohn Gresham (MBA '10)
IT Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Manager for Data Analytics & Security 
Intel Corporation

John works closely with information security, manufacturing IT, data analytics and their IT partners to ensure competitive pricing with an additional focus on value creation for the tools that have already been deployed.   

After doing an internship in Construction and Facilities Supply Chain (CFSC) during the summer of 2009, John officially joined Intel in 2010 as a commodity manager for bulk gas within CFSC. A few years later, he started managing global cleanroom materials and wet mechanical equipment for the sub-fabs.

In 2015, John brought his wealth of knowledge and experience in supply chain, supplier management and contract negotiations to Corporate Strategic Procurement (CSP) in the IT Strategic Sourcing - Software and Cloud Services team. He took over the Security Apps category and developed strong relationships with InfoSec, finance, legal and their IT partners. His new role resulted in recognition for strategy, cost savings achievements, and negotiation expertise on large, complex deals. His most recent role in ITSS was the category manager for data management and analytics and managing one of Intel’s critical suppliers. 

John has an MBA from Fisher with a concentration in supply chain and strategy and a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in accounting from the University of Akron. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, hiking, anything Ohio sports-related, and adding to his immense movie and music collection. He is located in Chandler, Arizona.

February 16
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST

You may attend in person (food will be provided) or virtually.

Please register here

Location: Gerlach Hall, Room 315
Virtual Link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/99606711744?pwd=NjNQbkdSS3dYWElFYnlnYmFHQ1F0Zz09
Meeting ID:  996 0671 1744
Password: 936276


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J. Nwando Olayiwola (BS ’97, MD ’01, MPH ’05)
Chief Health Equity Officer & Senior Vice President

Dr. Nwando Olayiwola is the inaugural chief health equity officer and senior vice president of Humana, Inc., a role she commenced in April 2021. In this role, she led the development of a health equity agenda and strategy to promote health equity across all Humana lines of business, including its care delivery assets.

She has also been leading the company in defining enterprise-wide measures for equity, designing a health equity lens for improvement, setting goals and coordinating efforts to achieve health equity for millions of patients and members across the nation. 

Prior to her role at Humana, she served as the chair and professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where she was also the founding director of the Center for Primary Care Innovation and Transformation and chief of Family Health Services in one of the nation’s largest academic family medicine departments. She also serves as a Board-certified practicing family physician Heart of Ohio Community Health Center, serving a largely medically underserved patient population.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was a national leader and voice for telehealth expansion, primary care operations and redesign, improving the digital divide, and championing anti-racism and health equity efforts.   

She continues to serve as an adjunct professor in the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health, as a faculty advisor on anti-oppression, health disparities and health equity research, programs and policy for multiple colleagues and trainees. 

February 23
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST

You may attend in person (food will be provided) or virtually.

Please register here

Location: Gerlach Hall, Room 315
Virtual Link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/94329659307?pwd=cXF2ZFF6T3Y0Vk5pVDd6QnZ2YWxzUT09
Meeting ID: 943 2965 9307
Password: 936276


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Lark Mallory (BSBA ’91, JD ’97)
President and CEO
Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County

Currently, Ms. Mallory serves as the President and CEO of The Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County, an organization that provides low interest rate loans to developers of affordable housing.  At the Affordable Housing Trust, Ms. Mallory is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s mission, including its private investment fund and its real estate loan portfolio. The loan portfolio includes construction loans, traditional single property loans and structured financing related to both 4% and 9% tax credits and bond transactions. Her responsibilities include development of all real estate transactions and investor relationships.   

Prior to joining The Affordable Housing Trust, she was a partner with a 500 lawyer law firm with an eight state footprint. While at the firm, Ms. Mallory focused her practice on advising tax exempt organizations, businesses, as well as individuals and business owners, in the core areas of corporate and business law, financing, commercial real estate, and tax planning. She also counseled clients regarding entity selection, formation and governance; capitalization and financing, including loan documentation and private equity; and compliance with the Internal Revenue Code.

Ms. Mallory serves on the boards of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, co-chairing its Community Engagement Committee. Prior to accepting her current position with the Affordable Housing Trust, Ms. Mallory served on its board of directors where she chaired the governance committee and was a member of the finance committee.

Ms. Mallory is a CPA (inactive) and has a BSBA in accounting and law degree from The Ohio State University and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida College of Law. She lives in Reynoldsburg with her son Micah and daughter Tasia.


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Adrian Frederick (MBA '07, JD '07)
Vice President, Associate General Counsel 
Huntington National Bank

Adrian began his career in commercial real estate in an executive development program where he learned and participated in all stages of commercial real estate development, construction, brokerage services and property management. After shifting to the full-time practice of law, Adrian realized the joy of coupling his business acumen with the law to provide practical solutions in a legal setting.

Adrian advanced from a thriving solo practice to a small business law firm to an AmLaw 150 firm, where his practice focused on complex commercial transactions in highly regulated industries that included healthcare, food and beverage, hospitality, automotive and trade compliance.

Adrian later joined ascena, where he was senior counsel, regulatory. At ascena, a $5.5B national retailer with five iconic brands for women and tween girls (Ann Taylor, Loft, Lou & Grey, Justice and Lane Bryant), Adrian advised their global supply chain on product safety, vendor compliance, corporate social responsibility, marketing claim substantiation and trade compliance. Adrian also drafted, negotiated and managed all sourcing agreements in the supply chain with over 800 vendors both domestically and abroad.

Adrian currently is vice president, associate general counsel with The Huntington National Bank where he supports the Procurement team in negotiating and drafting information technology, staffing, healthcare, consulting and other agreements between Huntington and its vendors to support the enterprise.

In Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Adrian is and has been a vocal advocate for (DEI) efforts throughout his career. He has sat on workplace diversity committees designed to challenge the status quo and effectuate change. Throughout his career, he led several lunch-and-learn dialogues regarding race, and how to have difficult conversations. He has availed himself as a resource to his colleagues to have those “uncomfortable conversations.”

He earned his JD and MBA from The Ohio State University.