Regina O. Heyward is senior vice president, Client Communities and Sustainability, for LPL Financial, responsible for LPL’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, client value-added networks and advisor diversity and inclusion. In her role, Regina oversees a high-performing group that delivers industry leading personalized advisor solutions, capacity building platforms and technology capabilities to fuel advisor collaboration. With more than two decades of multi-industry global business experience, Regina has led significant commercial and diversity, equity, and inclusion related initiatives in North America, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
Prior to joining LPL, Regina served as Head of Supplier Diversity at MassMutual, where she constructed a framework to increase relationships with diverse businesses and led broad business inclusion efforts across the firm. She has served in several business leadership positions across the financial services and manufacturing industries, including as senior vice president and head of Supplier Diversity at Wells Fargo. At Wells Fargo she was responsible for a $1 billion-plus portfolio of diverse business relationships and capacity building programs. She also served as the Director of Enterprise Supplier Management at Capital, and as Director of Global Supply Chain Compliance at MeadWestvaco.
Regina is a thought leader and expert on diversity, equity and inclusion. Currently, she serves as a board member for Truliant Federal Credit Union, Disability:IN and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Regina has been featured three times by Diversity Plus as one of the “Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity.” Regina graduated from North Carolina A&T State University and earned her J.D. from North Carolina Central School of Law.