51st Annual Golden Gala Joseph Wharton Award Dinner Honors Leading Wharton & Penn Alums!
- Kim Greenfield Alfonso, W’80, Co-Founder & President, Results One, LLC.
- Andrew Chase, WG'79, CPA,
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, JustinBradley Contingent Workforce Solutions
- Dr. Victor McCrary, GEX'95,
Vice President for Research, University of the District of Columbia (UDC)
- Dr. Sheila Robinson, EDoc., 2018
Founder, Publisher & CEO, Diversity Woman Media
- Manpreet Singh, WG’09
Founder & Cheif Investment Officer, Singh Capital Partners
- Barton F. Stichman, C'70, Esq.
Co-Founder & Special Counsel, National Veterans Legal Services Program
- Click HERE to learn more about the evening, including the Michelin-starred menu, the elegant venue, and other aspects of the Gala.
ABOUT THE HONOREES:
Kim Greenfield Alfonso, W’80, Co-Founder & CEO, Results One, LLC - Disability Inclusion Advocate & Trainer
Kim Greenfield Alfonso, MBA, is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Results One LLC, a certified minority and women-owned small business located in Washington, DC. Results One works with organizations to assist them in creating an environment that embodies Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility. Results One provides DEI Training, and Disability Inclusion consulting and training, Mediation Services, and Digital Accessibility testing and training tailored to the specific workplace and industry. Our strength lies in our trainers who not only have professional experience but lived experiences.
Kim brings over 30 years of experience and knowledge in working with public, private, state, and local governments in the Washington, DC Region.
Andrew Chase, WG'79, Executive Vice President (EVP), Justin Bradley Contingent Workforce Solutions
Andrew leads JustinBradley’s Contingent Workforce Solutions business line, which provides exceptional finance, accounting, and business professional talent for contingent workforce programs and consulting projects. He has over 25 years experience consulting to commercial organizations and the Federal Government on a diverse range of issues including investment strategy, financial analysis, and organization strategy.
Prior to JustinBradley, Andrew was a practice leader at Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consulting firm. Earlier he was an engineer at Bechtel Power Corporation, designing nuclear and fossil power plants. He has an MBA from Wharton and a master’s degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
In his spare time he tends to be outdoors—golfing, running, skiing, boating—but also likes to cook. He grew up in New York City.
Dr. Victor McCrary, GEX'95, Vice President for Research, UDC (University of the District of Columbia
Victor R. McCrary, Vice President for Research at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is an advocate for the growth, development, and strategic direction of the University’s research enterprise. UDC is the Nation’s Capital only public institution of higher education to offer students degree opportunities from 2 year, 4-year, graduate and law school degrees and research opportunities that offer hands experience in urban sustainability and resiliency. UDC is ‘DC’s Research Laboratory’.
He is also the current Vice Chair of the National Science Board, the governing body for the National Science Foundation. In October 2016, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. McCrary to serve on the National Science Board. In May 2022, Dr. McCrary was re-appointed by President Joseph Biden to a six-year term on the National Science Board.
He is a change agent and serial innovator, always seeking to make a difference by unlocking the creative potential in individuals and organizations. He has held executive positions at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Morgan State University, and as division chief at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST.
His accomplishments include the development of the first industry-led electronic book standards and an electronic book Braille reader which led to him being co-recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Gold Medal in 2000. Dr. McCrary served six years as the national president of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and was awarded the organization’s 2002 Percy Julian Award. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. In 2011, he was honored as Scientist of the Year by the Annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Conference.
He received his doctoral degree in chemistry from Howard University in 1985, a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The Catholic University of America in 1978.
Dr. Sheila Robinson, ED'16, Founder, CEO, Publisher, Diversity Woman Media
DR. SHEILA ROBINSON is a celebrated publisher, best-selling author, inspiring speaker, and talent innovation specialist. Her company Diversity Woman Media is recognized nationally as a leading multi- platform enterprise with program offerings that advances all dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
She is the publisher of two leading newsstand publications; “Diversity Woman,” a professional women’s business magazine loaded with ideas, solutions, and resources to help women advance in their career, and “Inclusion,” a business leaders’ magazine that discusses leading-edge issues for creating globally inclusive and culturally competent workplaces.
She is the author of three books: Lead by Example: An Insider’s Look at How to Successfully Lead in Corporate America and Entrepreneurship (2014); Your Tool Kit for Success: The Professional Woman's Guide for Advancing to the C-Suite (2017); and Redefining Your Life D.I.E.T.: Transform How You Look, Feel, and Perform (2021)
Recognized as an industry leader, Dr. Robinson helps leading companies transform their culture to reach gender parity, equity and belonging by combining her first- hand experience climbing the corporate ladder with the highest academic degrees, best practices from her leading magazines, and a deep passion for evidence-based workplace learnings.
Dr. Sheila earned a Master of Education, a Chief Learning Officer, and Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Manpreet Singh, WG’09
Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Singh Capital Partners
Manpreet received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business in Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Real Estate. He also holds a B.S. in Finance with a citation in Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Barton F. Stichman, Esq., C'70
Co-Founder & Special Counsel, National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP)
Barton F. Stichman, Esq., is Special Counsel to NVLSP focusing on litigation activities. In July 2021, he stepped down as Executive Director of NVLSP, which he co-founded in 1981. After earning law degrees from New York University School of Law (J.D. 1974) and Georgetown University Law Center (LLM 1975), he has devoted his entire professional legal career to helping veterans and their families get the federal veterans benefits to which they are entitled.
For the last four decades, Bart has represented veterans and their families before U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the Department of Veterans Affairs, military department discharge review boards and boards for correction of military records. His litigation efforts have resulted in payment of more than $5.2 billion dollars in disability and healthcare benefits to hundreds of thousands of disabled veterans and their families.
A major part of NVLSP’s mission is to increase the pool of effective advocates available to represent veterans and their family members by training lawyers and non-lawyers and providing educational publications to them in veterans benefits law. Over his career, Mr. Stichman has trained thousands of non-lawyer accredited veterans service officers, lawyers, and law students in this area of law.
Bart is a co-author/editor of The Veterans Benefits Manual, NVLSP’s 2200-page treatise on veterans benefits law that is published annually by Lexis Law Publishing and has been distributed to thousands of veterans service officers and lawyers. The Veterans Benefits Manual has been recognized as legal authority in numerous court cases. He is also a co-author of The Rights of Military Personnel, and NVLSP’s Military Discharge Upgrade Manual and has written articles on veterans benefits law appearing in the Administrative Law Review, The American University Law Review, The Federal Bar News and Journal, Clearinghouse Review, Stanford Law and Policy Review, and the Legal Times.
Mr. Stichman is a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and is a past president of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association.