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 the 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 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).

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.


Sally Taylor, Scores Vice President, FICO

Sally Taylor, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Sally Taylor, Advancing Women Executives Leader.

Sally Taylor is a product executive in the predictive analytics and decision management space, with over 30 years of experience shaping, managing, and delivering products that directly improve business operations and a high ROI. She is a trusted subject matter expert and sought after thought-leader in predictive analytics, decision science, product portfolio management, and product strategy from ideation to execution. The analytic products that Sally has developed have transformed businesses and even industries, as they’ve become integral to operational systems and processes and improved business results by empowering executive teams to make informed, data-driven decisions.

Sally started making her mark in the analytics industry during the days of relative obscurity when she joined FICO in 1987, and continues to innovate and lead the industry in its current state, where it is well recognized by all businesses for the high value it brings. As she worked her way from Programmer Analyst to her current role of Scores Vice President, Sally has been a part of monumental transformations at FICO including, her leading the FICO Scores adoption to revolutionize the mortgage industry, to initial business uses of mathematical optimization in the credit industry, to currently making analytics accessible and consumable via the FICO Analytic Cloud Marketplace.

In her current role, Sally manages a team of 60 professionals responsible for business development and partner relations, product strategy and management, marketing, analytic and software development, analytic delivery and project management for global business-to-business FICO score products.  She and her team just recently announced the launch of a pilot for the new, innovative, UltraFICO™ Score, which leverages data from consumer’s bank accounts in addition to their credit report. Last year, Five Star recognized her as one of the Top Women in the Mortgage Industry.

A dedicated champion of women leaders, Sally is a long-standing sponsor of Women at FICO and is an active member of Advancing Women Executives - an organization with the mission to improve equity and economic growth in the workplace.

Sally completed her Bachelors of Arts in Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. When she is not in the office, Sally can be found traveling the world, growing her passion for photography, or indulging in a delicious meal. She currently resides in the beautiful city of San Francisco.