Board of Directors

Marques Zak

Marques E. Zak is a Finance Director for the Northeast Region of Frito-Lay North America. In this role, Marques partners with the region sales team to drive volume, profit and share growth by managing trade investments and execution across key grocery, mass merchandising, and club customers.

Since joining PepsiCo in 2010, Marques has worked across multiple PepsiCo business in Plano, TX and Atlanta, GA. Outside of his day-to-day responsibilities, he is also the PepsiCo lead for MBA and BBA finance diversity recruiting.

Before PepsiCo, Marques spent several years working in the strategy and operations practice of Deloitte Consulting. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College and holds an MBA from Cornell University. Furthermore, he is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Oritse Uku

Oritse is cybersecurity leader with a background in financial services and military intelligence. He
currently works at Cyber Security Global Production Lead at Citigroup. His professional interests include
cyber policy and strategic planning, cryptocurrencies, and financial technology (fintech). Oritse holds a
Bachelors of Arts in History from Boston College. He also holds two Masters Degrees, one in Business
Administration from Boston College and a second Masters Degree in International Affairs from Columbia
University. He has served on the board since April 2018.

Kesha Brown

Kesha Brown was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and has spent 10+ years working in Human
Resources with a strategic focus in the areas of recruitment, organizational development, employee
relations, compliance, benefits administration, and payroll. She has spent 8 years working in the
non-profit sector, including industries such as social services, healthcare, and homecare, and 8
years in the private sector, working in the Healthcare Industry. Over the years, she has mentored
hundreds of employees as well as students through school partnerships and summer youth
programs. She currently has her own HR firm, Brown Resumes, a company that offers professional
resume writing, career coaching, employment search support, HR consulting, and small
business support services.

Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun

Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun, affectionately known by Toyin founded Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC in December of 2011. Toyin was born and raised in Brooklyn and spent several years working with inner-city youth in non-profits and education setting.

Toyin holds a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Temple University, as well as a non-profit management certification from Medgar Evers College.In June 2015, Toyin was named  an Echoing Green fellow. He has been recognized as one of the world’s brightest social innovators who seek to bring about change and equal opportunity for the underserved over-age middle school population.

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