Listee Features — February 4, 2022

Julia Scalia


Embarking on her career with JP Morgan Chase Bank in 1969, Julia R. Scalia, CRSP, MSA, rose through the ranks to become the client services manager and vice president of the investor services unit with the employment benefit trust department by the time she left the bank in 2006. During this time, she sought higher education, starting at Excelsior College in Albany, New York, where she earned an Associate of Arts in liberal studies in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science in liberal studies in 1988. She furthered her studies with a Master of Science in administration, specializing in service profession administration, from the Metropolitan College of New York in 1990 and certification as a retirement services professional through the

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Sheila Mixon


Attributing much of her success to the emphasis that she has placed on continuing to learn and grow through her career, Sheila A. Mixon embarked on her professional path in 1972 when she joined the Ohio State University. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance in 1976. After working in a number of smaller roles, she attained the position of senior sales representative with Huntington Bank from 1990 to 1994 and served as vice president of CitiFinancial from 1994 to 2002. In 2003, she worked as an operation manager for the CIT Group before becoming the project manager of the Valley Learning Center from 2005 to 2008. In 2008, Ms. Mixon obtained

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Sheba Shibahara


First earning a bachelor’s degree from Musashi University in Tokyo in 1980, Sheba Michiyo Shibahara is an accomplished journalist, philanthropist and consultant. She began her career as a reporter for a government newspaper and also worked in copywriting and advertising before coming to the United States from Japan in 1988. In 1990, she achieved the position of director of the Japanese Cultural Exchange, a New York-based nonprofit organization, and became one of the first people to talk about Japanese culture on television. She has also been very active with the United Nations Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations and notably created the Japan Day Festival in honor of the 30th anniversary of the New York City-Tokyo sister city partnership and helped to

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Ivy Chang


Born in Beijing, Ivy Chang came to the United States with her family, by way of Taiwan where she attended private school in Taipei, in 1955. Entering the public school system in Minnesota, she had to learn English on her own while attending school as there were no English as a second language programs at the time. Repeating first grade in order to gain a better grasp on the language, she excelled in her studies and, following her graduation from high school, she joined the University of Minnesota to pursue a postsecondary education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1970 and began her career as an editorial assistant at Burlington Northern Inc., now the BNSF Railway

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