Pamela O. Abalu. MetLife – Chief Architect for workplace design and construction; Crain’s 40 under 40; one of 400 licensed African American female architects
Pamela Abalu believes in love and magic. The architect and global head of design and construction at MetLife, she is responsible for curating the human workplace experience of MetLife’s 60,000+ associates in 2,000+ sites and 60 plus countries. Prior to joining MetLife, Pamela led transformative projects for a diverse global client base including Goldman Sachs, Thomson Reuters, L’Oreal and Bloomberg LP. She specializes in synthesizing creativity, curating workplace bliss, organizational development and project mobilization, and has over a decade of experience in implementing transformational processes to operations. Pamela is passionate about the experience of the collective in collaboration and togetherness, to harness a new energy of the stimulated creative that in turn benefits not just any project at hand, but the organization as a whole. She is listed in The Network Journal and Crain’s Top 40 under 40 and is one of under 400 licensed African American female architects in the United States.
Sunita Holzer. Realogy Holdings Corp, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Appointed executive vice president (EVP) and chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Realogy in March 2015, Sunita is responsible for all aspects of Realogy’s worldwide human resources (HR) strategy and implementation for the Company’s 10,700 employees. Previously, EVP and CHRO for Computer Sciences Corporation (2012-14), she oversaw global human resources for 80,000 employees across 60 countries. Sunita was also EVP and CHRO at Chubb Insurance (2003-2012) and held executive HR roles at GE Capital, American Express and American International Group. Since 2011, she has served on the Board of Directors for South Jersey Industries and as a member of its Compensation and Corporate Responsibility committees. She also serves on the Program Advisory Committee for Re:Gender, a non-profit women’s research organization, and is a past board member for Jersey Battered Women’s Service. Recognized in 2009 as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference” by this organization, Sunita earned her Bachelor’s from SUNY/Stony Brook and a Master’s in Human Resource Management from the Labor Relations School at NY Institute of Technology. In her free time, Sunita enjoys international travel, reading and hiking with her family and dog. Married, with two daughters, she resides in Chatham, NJ.
Clark R. Machemer. The Rockefeller Group, Senior Vice President & Regional Development Officer
Clark Machemer is Senior Vice President and a Regional Development Officer of Development for the Rockefeller Group. In this capacity, Clark is responsible for all development efforts for company projects throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In New Jersey, he has developed over 1 million square feet of office space, 8 million square feet of industrial space, and 500 residential units and is involved in planning projects, in various stages of development, totaling $1.5 billion. Carl started his career in real estate joining the Rockefeller Group in 1999. He holds a BS in Finance, Law & Public Policy from Syracuse University, and an MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He is a member of several real estate industry organizations and is the immediate Past-President of the New Jersey chapter of NAIOP. Carl believes in the transformational nature of real estate and how the built environment inspires and effectuates positive change for communities and residents. He is a strong supporter of economic growth and believes current cultural changes, of how we want to live and work, are influencing the demand for real estate unlike any other time.