President, D’An Financial Services; Director, Summer Infant, Inc. and Enochian BioSciences, Inc.
Breakout Session: A Deeper Dive: The Role Directors Can Play in Leading Racial Equity
Evelyn is an experienced Independent Board Director and experienced Chair of Audit, Compensation and Nominating/Governance committees; CFO; Former Big 4 Audit Partner; and Hispanic business leader. Former Senior Finance Leader at a $5B global distributor and service provider for the wireless industry. Evelyn spent 18 years with EY where she served clients in retail, consumer products, technology, financial services, media and other sectors. Was named a Director to Watch by Directors & Boards Magazine.
Her diverse background offers a valuable combination of private equity ownership experience, along with public company corporate governance and reporting. Throughout her career, she has taken on financial and operational leadership roles and most recently is working as a financial advisor to several retail and consumer product direct to consumer businesses and start-ups.
Evelyn has been sitting on corporate boards since 2005. She currently serves on the Board of Summer Infant, a NASDAQ manufacturer of infant and juvenile products, with distribution into major retailers such as Target, Walmart, and Amazon. She chairs the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. In early 2018, she joined the board of Enochian Biosciences, Inc., a NASDAQ biosciences technology start-up engaged in R&D, manufacturing, and clinical trials of products for the human treatment of HIV/AIDS and cancer. She chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. In March 2020, she joined the Board of GHD, an employee-owned professional services company operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients. Evelyn currently sits on GHD’s Diversity Council.
She is on the Board of the Florida National Association of Corporate Directors and is a frequent speaker at various NACD Chapters on governance topics. She is also a Co-Chair for BoardNext, an initiative of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Foundation designed for experienced, highly qualified, board-ready women which offers educational programming, exceptional resources, mentoring and peer group support. When she is not in the boardroom, she is enjoying time with her two adult kids and family. She enjoys frequent mini-retreats with friends, Soul Cycle and her newest adventure is outdoor cycling.