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Who is Mauricio Velásquez?

Mauricio Velásquez is the President of The Diversity Training Group (DTG) in Herndon, VA. Mauricio serves as a diversity trainer, sexual harassment prevention trainer, executive coach, mentoring trainer, expert witness, and assists organizations with multicultural marketing, selling, and customer service.

DTG's clients include small and large, public and private organizations. A partial list includes Coca Cola, International Franchise Association, Quest Diagnostics, and Liberty Mutual, Visa USA, Association, General Electric Financial Assurance, Hewlett-Packard, Humana Inc., IBM Canada, Lucent Technologies, Merrill Lynch, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Department of Interior, National Security Agency, National Wildlife Federation, and Ryland Homes.

Mr. Velásquez is.....

a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. Economics and Psychology) and The George Washington University (M.B.A. Human Resource Management).

an expert witness listed with the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA).

the first diversity consultant/trainer on the internet, reaching millions with his website DiversityDTG.com.

a nationally recognized author appearing in local, regional, and national publications including American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) publications, the Managing Diversity newsletter, and Profiles in Diversity Journal.

a teacher at American University, a past part-time faculty member with the Johns Hopkins University, visiting lecturer with The George Washington University, and instructor for Howard Community and Baltimore City Community Colleges.

a guest commentator on Curtis Court T.V., a nationally recognized court T.V. show and has been interviewed on over 30 radio stations nationwide.

featured all over the United States in magazines such as Landscape News, NM Pro, The Scientist, Overhaul & Maintenance, Graduating Engineer, and Baltimore Business Journal and newspapers such as the Baltimore Sun, Daily Record, Washington Times, New York Times, and Supermarket News.

the past Area II Diversity Director for SHRM, and the editor of the newsletter, "Diversity Alive."
very proud of the breadth of DTG's work in non-profit sectors, from law enforcement agencies to Native American tribal organizations.

bilingual and has lived abroad in several foreign countries and traveled to nearly thirty countries on three continents.

Mauricio is a former human resource generalist and also served as a demographic researcher for the Internal Revenue Service where he first anticipated the rise of diversity inside and outside the workplace. He has had the good fortune to work with Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Peter F. Drucker, and Jerry Harvey. Mauricio credits much of his interest in human resource management and the earning of his MBA to their influences.

Mauricio has trained over 250,000 employees, managers, and executives in the areas of diversity, gender equity, mentoring, and multicultural marketing and selling.

Kristine L. Snyder, M.S.W.
Vice President, Organizational Development

Kristine L. Snyder has over eighteen years experience as an organizational effectiveness coach and consultant. She assists organizations achieve their optimum performance through organizational development methodologies including executive coaching, performance management, change management, team building, interpersonal interventions and mediations, diversity initiative design and implementation. She has worked with organizations in high technology, government contracting, finance, health care, utilities, associations and state and federal government agencies.

Kristine is …

An alumnus of Barry University (Master of Social Work, Large Systems Administration) and the University of Florida (B.A., Psychology)

An external consultant and internal director of organizational development and training addressing various organizational effectiveness and diversity initiatives

An author of management and leadership development training materials and facilitates programs in cultural diversity and diversity awareness, sexual harassment, supervisory, management and leadership skills, change management, vision, mission and values, team building, time management, balanced score card and measurements, behavioral hiring practices, communication skills, and conflict management

A mediator for interpersonal conflict interventions

A facilitator of executive retreats focused on strategic planning and corporate alignment initiatives

An award-winning new business developer

An experienced conference speaker and presenter: ASQ Annual Quality Congress, State of Maryland Department of Transportation, Clemson University, Professional Development and Leadership Seminars

A two-year board member for the American Society of Training and Development, Washington D.C. Chapter

Certified in Organizational Development by Georgetown University, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO-B and ISO 900 BSI Auditor/Lead Auditor.

Kristine L. Snyder is a role model of servant/leadership as she coaches others in achieving their maximum levels of performance.

Willard W. Eng
Vice President

Willard W. Eng has extensive experience coaching senior executives and managers, internationally and nationally, in organizational and management development, organizational reengineering, change management, team building, quality improvement and developing and implementing corporate diversity initiatives.

Willard is …

an alumnus of the University of San Francisco (Ed.D. ABD, Organizational Development), California State University, Hayward (M.S., Counseling/Educational Psychology), and the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Psychology).

a human resources executive and management/organizational development consultant with over twenty-five years experience.

a former Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Diversity, for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). The Corporate Diversity program he developed at SPE received the 1999 HR Best Practice Award from the Employers Group.

a past Vice President of Human Resources for Koh-Operation Inc., former Director of Human Resources for Deloitte & Touche and former Director of Career Counseling at the University of San Francisco.

Willard has consulted for a variety of corporations, including AT&T, Pacific Bell, Chevron, General Electric, The Prudential, Merrill Lynch, Eastman Kodak, Procter & Gamble, Kaiser Permanente, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen, Department of Energy, Lucent Technologies, US Forest Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Tribune/Los Angeles Times, and the Taiwanese Ministry of Education.

Illysa Beth Izenberg, M.B.A.


Illysa Beth Izenberg, a diversity educator and strategist, conducts diversity culture audits and needs analyses, devises strategies and action plans, and facilitates diversity, sexual harassment prevention, multicultural customer service, and inter-group communication workshops. She works with each client to better understand its employees, customers, and other constituencies for a more productive and profitable future.

Illysa has consulted to corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada. She has trained employees from the senior executive suite to the factory floor.

Illysa is . . .

A graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Business (M.B.A., General Management) and Brandeis University (B.A., English and American Literature; minor in Education).

Certified by A World of Difference as a workshop facilitator. A World of Difference, a not-for-profit project of the Anti-Defamation League, is dedicated to fighting prejudice and bigotry through education.

Trained by the National Conference Dismantling Racism Project. The National Conference focuses on ending racism-particularly institutionalized racism.

Selected to the Clayton City Government Subcommittee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. This task force tackled community-wide diversity issues such as education, neighborhood cultural composition, and business demographic changes and challenges, and presented its findings and recommendations to city government leaders.

A capable and experienced trainer and public speaker on the broad subject of diversity, as well as the specific topics of gender, age, race, sexual and other harassment prevention, team-development, and others.

Experienced in corporate environments in a range of industries. Ms. Izenberg has had profit-and-loss responsibility and understands the challenges faced by both front line managers and headquarter staff.

A world and U.S. traveler, having visited Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. She visited Europe as a member of a contingent from Harvard Business School. The group's purpose was to meet with business leaders to discuss the emergence of the European Economic Community and its possible effects on relationships with American business.

Illysa has presented to or trained over 6,000 employees, managers, and executives in a broad range of industries including technology, health care, financial services, and retail. Her practical knowledge in business management enables her to understand corporate perspectives and business needs.

From the combination of business education and experience comes her belief that managing and valuing diversity is part of a sound organizational development strategy.

Kelly N. Burrello, MSc.
Senior Associate

Kelly Burrello strengths lie in her ability to listen to clients and assist them to assess, and implement resolution approaches that effectively address their internal issues. She conducts extensive research in organizational assessment, workforce demographics and benchmark studies for corporate and government clients such as Thomas Havey, LLP, ECMC Management Services Corporation, and the Food and Drug Administration

Kelly is … 

a graduate of George Mason University's Institute for conflict Analysis and resolution (M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution) and Trinity College (B.A., Human Relations).

a recipient of the David L. Boren, National Security Education Fellowship (funded by the Department of Defense). As an NSEP Fellow she traveled to Lagos, Nigeria to design and implement a conflict resolution skills training program for secondary school students.

an experienced facilitator. She has co-facilitated residents of the District of Columbia as part of the Mayors city-wide initiative to design a vision for the future of the city's neighborhoods. In addition, she has facilitated dialogue sessions with women NGO's representing 13 African countries on topics related to conflict transformation, and has facilitated dialogue with Ethiopian youth to address conflict issues in their country and approaches to resolution.

an experienced mediator. Specifically, she has successfully co-mediated cases between internal staff of the World Bank; juvenile victim/offender cases; and has liaised for George Mason University interns and corporate employers.

experienced in the design and implementation of the workshops on basic conflict resolution skills, and intercultural communication for corporate clients, and the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy.

is a contributing writer to the conference reader of the United Nations Organization on Youth Annual meeting held in South Africa, and has contributed articles to the Diversity Training Group website related to diversity issues.

a volunteer in her community, and a mentor to grade school children

Kelly believes companies that value diversity are better equipped to effectively address a variety of workplace issues, such as co-worker disputes, management and staff relations, and organizational change. She effectively uses her listening, analysis, and people skills to assist clients in creating positive work environments for all of their employees.

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