Co-Founders & Staff

NGLCC team members are actively engaged in serving the LGBT business community. Learn more about the team members' backgrounds and interests. 


Justin G. Nelson
NGLCC Co-Founder & President
Chance Mitchell
Chance Mitchell
NGLCC Co-Founder & CEO


Sam McClure
Senior Vice President
Jonathan D. Lovitz
Senior Vice President, NGLCC | Director, NGLCCNY
Rick Fowler
Vice President, Meetings & Education Programs
Casey Oakes
Vice President, Corporate Relations
Michael Castellano
Director of NGLCC Global
Shayne Gardner
Finance, Grants, and Operations Manager
Thomas "TJ" Chernick
Director of Membership + LGBTBE Engagement, NGLCCNY
Chase Sanders
Manager, Meetings & Education
Jacob Palalay
Corporate Relations Manager
Sabrina Kent
Assistant to the President and CEO, Office Administrator
Tyler Brent
Associate, Corporate Relations
Katie Chmielewski
Associate, Supplier Diversity Initiative
Danali Kennedy
Administrative Assistant
Erica Benjamin
Affiliate Relations, External Affairs, Advocacy & Policy Fellow