Inaugural Executive Program Series

May 28, 2020, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
“What is the new normal?” as your organization comes out of quarantine? Some leaders are looking at how they can help their employees cope with changing times. Resilient Leadership looks instead at how their company was transformed during the quarantine, and how they can pull these experiences out to develop something innovative and meaningful. Join us with three dynamic executives who are leading and working in organizations that exemplify resilient leadership.

This virtual program is the first in a series of Executive Leadership Webinars (to be held quarterly) that will spotlight key executives discussing relevant and pressing topics that impact organizations.

Panel Presenters

Mike Gilliam, President and CEO San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Michael N. Gilliam is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired, responsible for all operations. Mike began his employment with the Lighthouse just over fourteen years ago, after having spent three years on the Board of Directors and 31 years with SBC/AT&T prior to that—retiring as Senior Vice President Operations after 22 inter-city moves.




Gabriela Gonzalez-Carmona, Human Capital Director NatureSweet

Gabriela Gonzalez-Carmona is the Human Capital Director for Nature Sweet, an international company with over 7000 employees. She collaborates with executives and other leaders in the company to create a culture of Unleashing the Power of People with the ultimate goal to transform the lives of agricultural workers in North America. Gabriela has been an integral leader in contributing to Nature Sweet’s success in being recognized as one of the best places to work for the past 5 years. Earlier in her career she worked with Telemundo in San Antonio and was invited to join NBC Universal in California. She is a graduate of the Alex Briseno Leadership Program through the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she launched the Nature Sweet Foundation. Gabriela earned Communication bachelor’s Degree and MBA from UTSA.


Nancy Fairchild, SVP of Human Resources Luminex Corporation  

Nancy has been with Luminex Corporation since 2010 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In this position, she leads the global human resources function including employee relations, talent acquisition, total compensation, compliance and development in 17 countries. Prior to Luminex, Nancy was Chief Administrative Officer for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and Vice President Human Resources for Esoterix, Inc., an international healthcare company specializing in laboratory services. Nancy is an Executive Board Member and Chair of the Audit & Governance Committee for the Capital Area Workforce Solutions Board, where she represents the biotech industry. She graduated with highest honors from Texas State University with a B.S. degree in Math Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling.


Co-Facilitators: Barbara A.F.Greene and Phil Walker – CPI Partners

Barbara A. F. Greene, CEO and Founder Greene and Associates, Inc, A Career Partners International Firm

Barbara A. F. Greene is the Founder and CEO of Greene and Associates, Inc. She provides services globally as an equity partner in Career Partners International. Organizations engage Barbara and her team in providing executive coaching, leadership development, corporate mentoring, and career transition and management services. Barbara earned a master’s degree, is an International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach ,and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Certified Coach.

She is involved in the community. Being selected to serve on the LSA 300 Steering Committee was a huge honor in the tricentennial year for San Antonio. She has been involved in the Texas Diversity Council, Association of Talent Development, CFO Forum, THRU Project, International Coaching Federation, San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, City Year, United Way Master Leadership Program, BioMed SA and San Antonio Council for International Visitors.


Phil Walker, Managing Partner Career Partners International – Austin

Phil Walker is the Managing Partner for Career Partners International – Austin, a global human capital management firm. He leads a team of talent experts that enable their corporate clients to drive sustainable business results by effectively aligning their people strategies to current and future needs.

His extraordinary career began as a member of the 1978 NBA World Champion Washington Bullets. He was able to leverage the leadership skills and winning attitude learned by playing at the highest sports level to become an accomplished senior-level business development executive, innovative market strategist and business owner/entrepreneur. Over the past 30+ years, he has worked and consulted for a number of major corporations including Xerox, Steelcase, Haworth, and Right Management.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in Administration/Organizational Development from Antioch University.