Lori Marino, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at ITT

Lori Marino, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Lori Marino, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Lori Marino is an award winning corporate attorney with 20 years of excellence in securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance experience, both as in-house and outside counsel. Known for her sharp focus on results and desired outcomes, Lori has a proven history of advising the world’s top corporate executives on key strategic decisions. Thoughtful, innovative, and always up for a challenge, Lori is an expert at finding cross-functional solutions for complex projects and problems.

Currently, she is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at ITT. In her role, she provides trusted counsel to Board of Directors, is responsible for all headquarters legal affairs and compliance for a NYSE-traded global multi-industrial manufacturer, and currently manages a department of 18 employees. Prior to ITT, Lori was the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Law and Business Development at Medco Health Solutions.

An industry leader and sought after speaker, Lori has been a panelist for various talks around corporate governance and was featured in Modern Counsel Magazine in March of 2018, for her work in helping to transition ITT’s legal department. In 2018, she was awarded the ITT Way Award (CEO’s Award) for leadership of a real estate sale with environmental challenges, in 2017, she received the First Chair Award, Top Assistant General Counsel, and in 2016, she received the ITT Way Award (CEO’s Award) for leading ITT’s 2016 corporate reorganization.

Lori’s impact reaches far beyond the walls of her office. She was a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Garden State Equality, and was also a Member of the Board of Trustees and Governance Committee Chair for Gilda’s Club of Northern NJ. During her time at Medco, she helped establish the Medco Foundation, a nonprofit private foundation. Currently, she is an active member of Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Undergraduate Advisory Council, and a Leader at Advancing Women Executives an organization that works to create equity and economic growth at work. She also currently belongs to the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.

Lori completed her Bachelor of Science with distinction, Applied Economics and Business Management at Cornell University, before going on to complete her J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif (top 10%), at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. During her time there, she was the Executive Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Lori is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

When she’s not in the office, Lori can be found traveling, playing tennis, and shuttling around her three young kids (7, 8, and 10).

Marie Morel-Seytoux, Vice President at FICO

Marie Morel-Seytoux, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Marie Morel-Seytoux, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Marie is a dynamic executive, known for her ability to build strong teams and solve a myriad of complex business problems. Her talents span analytic development and consulting, operational leadership, contract negotiation, and program management. She is passionate about increasing efficiencies through process optimization. 

Marie is currently a Vice President at FICO, providing thought leadership, strategic direction, and management of the Scores - Client Services Americas group.  She is responsible for cultivating and managing relationships with strategic FICO® Score clients and for educating and spreading the word about FICO® Scores to consumers and broadly to the credit industry.  She oversees the FICO® Score Open Access program which allows over 250 million consumer accounts access to their FICO® Scores. The program has received significant media attention, praise from the CFBP, and was acknowledged by President Obama in 2014. 

Marie has held a wide variety of roles throughout her career, starting as a data scientist at FICO in the area of model development and analytics. She later shared her love of math through teaching at community colleges. Marie was bit by the entrepreneurial bug and owned and operated a small business for a number of years, before returning to analytics in the area of mortgage servicing, where she oversaw the development and implementation of a Deal Structure Management platform used to determine eligibility for and generate the terms of loan modifications for consumers. Marie rejoined FICO in 2012.

When she’s not in the office, Marie can be found enjoying life with her husband and two teenagers, honing her tennis game, or planning the family’s next travel adventure.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Willamette University and an Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University.

Josephine Fubara, Global Head of Therapeutics, R&D at Bayer

Josephine Fubara, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Josephine Fubara, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Josephine Fubara is a an award-winning R&D executive and respected leader with over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. A subject matter expert in strategic partnerships, product development, third party development, technology transfer, commercialization, and alliance governance models, Josephine is known for her proactive way of working, often lending foresight which allows her to address challenges before they even arise. Focused on building a high-performing, engaged team, Josephine prioritizes people, confident that relationships are what increase value and drive growth across teams and organizations.

Currently, she is the Global Head of Therapeutics, R&D at Bayer. She and her team are responsible for developing and executing new innovations for pain, cardio, allergy, cough/cold, and digestive health which collectively is worth €2.8 billion of business. Always innovative and cross-functional, Josephine takes pride in leading a team that is committed to creating the ultimate consumer experience.

Born in Nigeria, Josephine obtained a Pharmacy degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to her time at Bayer, Josephine was in various technical and business roles with Whitehall Robins, Wyeth, and Pfizer. In 2014, she was honored with the Healthcare Business Women’s Association Award recognizing the successful launch of a pioneer initiative and for advancing Pfizer’s commitment to the development of future women leaders.

A loyal champion of women, Josephine is a long-standing member of Advancing Women Executives an organization with the mission to create equity and economic growth at work. She is focused on passing her knowledge to help and empower the next generation of women leaders.

When she is not in the office, Josephine can be found hiking, reading, traveling, watching a movie, or catching up with her two adult children. She and her husband, Mike, call New Jersey their home.