ULI New Mexico: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Panel Series: Part 1: Leadership


January 21, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm GMT-0700

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    At ULI, we are dedicated to improving the environments in which all people live, work, and play. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are the pillars of sustainable, thriving communities. Please join us for this important panel series that highlights some of the efforts and actions taking place in our organizations to strengthen our communities.


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    Randy Royster

    President & CEO, Albuquerque Community Foundation

    As President and CEO of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Randy commenced his career in philanthropy in 2005. Under his leadership, average annual contributions and grantmaking have increased exponentially, resulting in the Foundation’s assets under management surpassing $100M in 2019 – a monumental achievement within the community foundation field. Over the last fourteen years, Randy has been instrumental in a number of collaborative initiatives. Currently he serves as Co-Chair of NM Counts 2020, a two-year state advocacy and action plan developed by the New Mexico Census Funder Collaborative, of which he also serves as Co-Chair. The work’s mission is to assure all New Mexicans are counted in the 2020 Census. Another key collaborative effort is “Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque,” a place-based wealth initiative. The project seeks to bring area “anchor institutions” together to affect significant economic and workforce development, primarily through a focus of buying, hiring and contracting locally.


    Tina Patel

    Founder/Director, Montessori ONE Academy

    After co-founding two educational non-profit organizations, Ms. Patel founded the award-winning Montessori ONE Academy, Albuquerque’s only Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized program. Ms. Patel is the Director Montessori ONE which offers infant care, preschool, and elementary programs. She is a Founding Partner at Amaran Senior Living, the United States’ first assisted living and memory care facility specifically designed to employ Montessori methodology to aid in its residents’ quality of life and well-being.


    Jackson Johns

    President, National Roofing Company

    Jackson Johns is the president of National Roofing Company. He received his BA in Psychology from Beloit College in 2009, and his MBA from UNM in 2016. Jackson has run National Roofing with the idea that diversity, equity and inclusion offer massive competitive advantages by improving the decision-making process, cultivating a more robust and dynamic company culture, and attracting and growing talent.


    Rathi Casey

    Partner & CEO, UKUU Creative

    I strive to find a better way by contributing to a greater cause, adding value, having an impact, and seeking mastery of information over a broad variety of topics. Born in India, raised in Hong Kong, and previously worked in Houston, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Hong Kong. Now situated in Albuquerque New Mexico, where a unique architectural agenda presents itself. An Architectural Designer with a focus in Project Management, Strategic Planning & Design Visualization in the architecture & planning industry. Having a heightened sense of responsibility towards Urban Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Community Service and Philanthropy: "I always want to be involved in the heart, mind, and soul of a city in every way possible. I want to be politically, economically, professionally, and socially involved. To be immersed and innovative in a city to do great things!"