Dr. Virnitia Hendricks
Chief Diversity Officer - Santander Consumer USA
Dr. Virnitia Hendricks is the Chief Diversity Officer and Head of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Santander Consumer USA (SC). Prior to joining SC, Dr. Hendricks was an executive coach and consultant working with Fortune 500 senior executives in the areas of leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her background is primarily in financial services where she previously held roles as a Corporate VP of Strategy for New York Life and as a VP of Operations for Travelers Property Casualty. Dr. Hendricks is an Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) certified professional coach and holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Business Administration in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies both from the University of Hartford.