Orange Central 2023 - Syracuse, NY

Orange Central Sept 28-Oct 1 2023

Join us for the Multicultural Alumni Breakfast 

Date: Saturday, September 30

Time: 9-10:30 a.m.

Location: Martin J. Whitman School of Management, First Floor, Flaum Grand Hall

Closed captioning services provided for program.

Enjoy a hot delicious breakfast hosted by the Office of Multicultural Advancement and the Our Time Has Come (OTHC) Scholars and Leaders. Hear inspirational stories from stellar SU alumni and OTHC donors including Savalle Sims ’92, EVP & General Counsel, Warner Brothers Discovery and, Jeannette Pina ’96 SVP, Chief Compliance Officer US and Latin America, MetLife and SU Multicultural Advancement Advisory Council Member, Tracy Acquan, Inaugural Syracuse Black Law Alumni Collective (SBLAC) x William H Johnson Scholar.



Featured Speakers 

Savalle Sims

Savalle Sims ’92

Executive vice president and general counsel, Warner Brothers Discovery. Sims majored in transportation distribution management and marketing at Syracuse University, followed by law school at Notre Dame University. At Warner Brothers Discovery, Sims oversees the company’s global legal teams and manages all legal issues across nearly 20 offices worldwide. Most recently, she led deal planning for Discovery Inc.’s largest acquisition to date and navigated all legal matters surrounding AT&T’s sale of WarnerMedia assets to form the new company, Warner Bros. Discovery. Among her many industry achievements, Sims was named to the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications’ Luminary Class, has been recognized on Cablefax’s Diversity List each year since 2013 and was featured in the Black General Counsel Project as part of Bloomberg Law.

Jeannette Pina

Jeannette Pina ’96

Senior vice president and chief compliance officer U.S. and Latin America, MetLife. Pina majored in international relations at Syracuse University followed by law school at the University of Pennsylvania. Over 20-plus years, Pina has forged a career as a corporate attorney through a series of roles with increasing levels of responsibility at global Fortune 50 companies, leading large legal teams, managing external stakeholder considerations and navigating complex corporate structures and highly regulated environments. As a senior vice president at MetLife, she is known for providing sound advice on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and compliance issues to senior management and the Board of Directors. Pina serves on the Syracuse University Office of Multicultural Advancement Advisory Council and as a board member of Versant Health.

Tracy Acquan

Tracy Acquan

Third-year student at the Syracuse University College of Law and the inaugural recipient of the Our Time Has Come Syracuse Black Law Alumni Collective x William H. Johnson Endowed Scholarship, named for the first Black graduate of the College of Law. A native of the Bronx, she earned her undergraduate degree from New York University, where she majored in philosophy with a minor in law in society. Acquan has interned in both the Federal Public Defenders Office and the City of Syracuse’s Bureau of Administrative Adjudication, worked at the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Legal Clinic, where she helps veterans secure disability benefits, and as a procedural advisor to Syracuse undergraduates who need assistance with the student conduct process. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global Rights and Organizations, the first Black student to hold the post.