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Charisse R. Lillie is the former Vice President of Community Investment of Comcast Corporation and Executive Vice President of the Comcast Foundation. She was a partner in the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, in Philadelphia from January 1992 to February 2005. She was Chair of the Litigation Department from 2002 to 2005, and was a member of the Employment and Labor Law Group of the firm.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lillie’s legal experience included positions as Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division; Assistant United States Attorney for the E.D.PA.; and City Solicitor of the City of Philadelphia. In addition, Ms. Lillie has been a member of many civic commissions. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Franklin Institute and The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. She is also a member of The Executive Leadership Council.
Ms. Lillie served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and as a member for seven years. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, and PECO, an Excelon Company. Ms. Lillie is also a member of the PNC Regional Advisory Board, Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
The Houston, Texas native received her B.A. in 1973 from Wesleyan University – cum laude; her J.D. in 1976 from Temple Law School – Dean’s Honor List; and her LL.M. in 1982 from Yale Law School. She has been awarded honorary degrees from Seton Hill University, Peirce College and Cheyney University. She worked as a research assistant to the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. on his first book, In The Matter of Color. Ms. Lillie was law clerk to the Honorable Clifford Scott-Green, U.S. District Court, E.D.PA, from 1976 to 1978.
Sigrid E. Lunby is a senior wealth manager For BNY Mellon Wealth Management. In this role, she works directly with clients to address their investment and wealth management needs. She also manages charitable accounts and foundations.
Sigrid joined BNY Mellon in 2009 and has more than 25 years of experience in the wealth management industry. Prior to her, current role, she spent 10 years as a senior relationship manager at Wilmington Trust Company in Delaware. Before that, she worked in Philadelphia for Corestates now Wells Fargo, and as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch now Bank of America.
Sigrid received a bachelor's degree, with honors, from La Salle University. She is also a graduate of Cannon Trust School. Sigrid is a member of BNY Mellon Mid- Atlantic Charitable Trust Committee. She is currently a member of the Union Benevolent Association Board of Trustees where she is chair of the Allocations Committee. Sigrid also served as a member of Family Support Services Board of Trustees where she is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. Is a member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.
Tuyet-Hanh Schnell (Hanh) is a Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Moorestown, New Jersey. In her career, she has held many technical leadership roles including Integrated Product Team Lead and Technical Director. Ms. Schnell has managed multi-million-dollar projects, presented to foreign and domestic customers, and led numerous technical and functional teams. With her diverse engineering background in digital design, software, firmware, and systems, she has supported a variety of programs throughout Lockheed Martin in Manassas, Orlando, Owego, and San Diego, as well as in Montreal, Canada. Ms. Schnell is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt professional. She currently serves as her team’s Scrum Master.
Ms. Schnell has been recognized within Lockheed Martin Corporation with an Evening of Stars Award for Excellence in Inclusion, an Evening of Excellence Outstanding Achievement Award for Driving SEI CMM Level 4 Assessment initiatives, and a Diversity Difference Award for her championship of STEM outreach and mentoring. The US Navy awarded Ms. Schnell an Aegis Excellence Award for her outstanding leadership of Aegis software development efforts. Stevens Institute of Technology recognized Ms. Schnell with an Outstanding Contribution Award for her active support of their Cooperative Education Program. For her volunteerism, she has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award annually since 2004 and the President’s Call to Action Service Award in 2014 for her lifetime contributions.
Ms. Schnell has been an avid supporter and volunteer with the Girls Inc. of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey where she championed the creation of the Operation SMART STEM Gems program in 2014. In 2016, Ms. Schnell extended her partnership with Girls Inc. by serving as a mentor to three female students in the Holyoke Eureka! Mentoring program in Massachusetts.
Born in Viet Nam, Ms. Schnell came to the United States in 1975, settling and growing up in New Jersey. She is a graduate of the New Jersey Governor’s School on Public Issues and the Future of New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Engineering with Honors from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1991 as well as a minor in British and American Literature. She was also the first female graduate of Stevens Cooperative Education program that year. She received her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 1994. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Ms. Schnell was a research assistant at Vista Research, a junior technician at Georgia Tech Research Institute, and a junior design engineer at General Electric AstroSpace. Ms. Schnell is the historian and long-time member of the Lockheed Martin company choir and a cantor at her church.