Adis Vila ’74—a Cuban refugee who among her many esteemed positions served as the first chief diversity officer at the U.S. Air Force Academy—was recently selected as a “Director to Watch” by Directors & Boards, a quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance.
Vila is on the board of MessageComm and a trustee of the Southern Center for International Studies. This past October, Vila was elected to the board of Latino Corporate Directors Association, a post that will begin in January 2019.
Vila is a fierce believer in retaining talent by building an inclusive culture, saying that, “Successful boards understand that the only constant facing global businesses today is change and that boards themselves are an important part of that transformation. Without an inclusive culture, the best and brightest leave, making it increasingly difficult for companies to compete successfully.”