INCLUSION & DIVERSITY COUNCIL

Convergint’s Inclusion & Diversity Council serves as a working advisory body to Convergint leadership. Their purpose is to ensure diversity, equality, and accessibility are considered in strategic management initiatives, to assist in the alignment of strategic planning with I&D objectives, and to develop and support initiatives aimed at promoting inclusion.

Council Members

KATE WHEELER
Chair

Kate has been with Convergint for 13 years and has held a variety of roles in operations and sales support. She joined the SLED Team 3 years ago as a Government Contracts Administrator managing National Cooperative Contracts. Inclusion & Diversity is a deep passion for her, and she is extremely honored to have been selected as Chair of the Inclusion & Diversity Council. 

EDDIE KEELING
Vice Chair

Eddie Keeling joined Convergint as a Project Manager in November 2016 with over 28 years of experience in business, systems engineering, military, and program management disciplines. Eddie has held positions as an aviator pilot, maintenance test pilot, program and project manager. He has lead teams for the U.S. Army and commercial companies such as FMC, United Defense, BAE, and Advantor Systems Corporation. Eddie is a retired Army veteran and a FAA certified commercial instrument rated fixed-wing and helicopter pilot.

Tommasina Domel

TOMMASINA DOMEL
Council Member

Tommasina Domel joined Convergint in 2015 as its first dedicated marketing specialist within the United States, and she currently serves as Convergint’s Marketing Communications Manager. Prior to Convergint, Tommasina held marketing roles within the gaming, higher education, and publishing industries. She has a degree in Marketing and in Literature from the University of Notre Dame, and she is personally passionate about advocacy for women and disabled individuals.

ASHLEY HERNANDEZ
Council Member

Ashley Hernandez has over 10 years of business experience and has been with Convergint since June 2019. Ashley’s background includes 6 years within the security industry, beginning with physical security management. Throughout her career, Ashley has held positions in human resources, business administration, finance management, and office management.

NAVDEEP JOHAR
Council Member

Navdeep is one of the IoT pioneers and Convergint’s representative for digitization, which includes cutting-edge technologies like AI, cloud computing, and beyond. Navdeep constantly advocates for technology differentiation and offering value to customers. Navdeep brings more than 25 years of track record of success from from very diverse companies like Cisco, Motorola, and Nokia. Navdeep represents a country with diverse culture and religion, and he hopes to bring his experience and perspective to the council.

ANTHONY LOTT
Council Member

Anthony L. Lott has over 16 years of experience in electronic security, fire alarm, and intrusion systems. Anthony joined Convergint in August 2015. Anthony currently holds multiple security integration certifications, including Master Lenel, Enterprise Genetec, S2, and Enterprise Milestone. Prior to joining Convergint, Anthony held positions as a systems administrator, systems engineer, and application design engineer.

LAURICE LOVE 
Council Member

Laurice, who goes by Reece, has been a Fire Alarm Inspector with Convergint since September 2019. He was with Genentech in Vacaville for 10 years until 2017 working in security operations, and soon after in cell culture production. He was also a part of the program’s training team, and eventually became one of its leaders. Being a qualified and effective trainer has always been a passion of his. In 2018 Reece became a Certified Massage Therapist, and has worked at spas in Napa and Davis, CA, as well as for doctors in Dixon and Vacaville, CA. 

Sergio Morales
Council Member

Sergio Morales joined Convergint Technologies as Operations Manager for South Florida in May of 2018. Sergio has over 25 years of business and technical experience in electronic security, fire alarm, life safety, and integrated building management systems. Sergio’s experience includes operational and service leadership, project management, and team building. Sergio has implemented projects in the healthcare, higher education, K-12, government, entertainment, mixed-use high-rise, and commercial office vertical markets. Sergio’s passion is to support, develop, and prepare Convergint colleaguesConvergint’s most valuable resource.

SARAH PETERS
Council Member

Sarah Peters joined Convergint as an HR Specialist in May 2016 and currently serves as the HR Business Partner for both Convergint’s headquarters (the Convergint Development Center) and Midwest regions. Sarah has a degree in Management with an emphasis in Human Resources from Northern Illinois University. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and a child of deaf parents, Sarah’s passion for Inclusion & Diversity has been a driver in her personal and professional life.

rick price
Council Member

Rick joined Convergint in 2013 and operates out of the Los Angeles office as a member of the IT Specialists team. Rick’s background includes over 30 years of experience in computers and technology specializing in network administration, software development, support, and training across various industries from manufacturing to medical. Rick’s education includes a BS in Computer Science and a MA in Psychology and Coaching.

catina ross 
Council Member

Catina started with Convergint in October 2020 as a Program Manager for D365 representing the Midwest Team. She has a 20-year career leading and executing complex projects for three global corporations and focused two years in the prison reform space for a small start-up company. Catina has a strategic mindset coupled with a tactical leadership style and a strong passion for inclusion and change.

HEMANT SINGHAN
Council Member

Hemant has acted as a Fire & Life Safety Consulting Specialist since 2011 and joined Convergint in November 2020 after a nine-year career with Siemens in Canada. Hemant has a history of success in creating customized life safety solutions designed to achieve and exceed both client expectations and jurisdictional requirements. With over 17 years of B2B and C-Suite experience working with a wide array of clients in multiple vertical markets, Hemant has a strong customer-focused approach aimed at driving business growth through highly adaptable strategies developed to fulfill individual client needs.

Alexander Wallis
Council Member

Alex Wallis has 15 years of experience leading diverse teams both in the private sector and the United States Marine Corps. Alex’s background includes experience in logistics, organizational leadership, and developing high-performing teams. Prior to joining Convergint in March of 2020, his career included global positions in consulting, sales, and operations management.

Executive Leadership

YARUBA TATE
Vice President, Inclusion & Diversity

Yaruba Tate has over 20 years of experience in the industry, joining Pinkerton Systems Integration in 1999 after serving in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. Yaruba joined Convergint in 2003 and has held several key leadership roles over the span of his career, with experience in sales, finance, operations, recruiting, and team development. Yaruba now serves as Vice President of Inclusion & Diversity. In this position, he provides education and training, improves communication between leadership and colleagues, and creates programs to promote inclusion and diversitycreating safe spaces at Convergint for underrepresented groups of colleagues across the globe. 

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