Seema Jain has more than a decade of experience transforming teams to become more culturally competent when engaging with people from different backgrounds. Bringing this expertise to Seva Global, her company offers a wide array of customized services including cultural trainings (virtual or in-person), webinars, presentations, speaking engagements, and consultations.
Most recently, as Senior Director of Multicultural Affairs at Marriott International, Seema was responsible for developing tools and resources to help global associates and hotel properties enhance their cultural competency in order to better serve the company’s broad diversity of guests and customers. She has more than 15 years of sales and customer experience.
Prior to joining Marriott, Seema spent several years in healthcare for Baxter and Caremark International, where she focused on acquisition analysis of physical therapy centers. She also founded a consultancy, where she prepared valuations for clients seeking to acquire physical therapy centers.
Seema earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University of Ohio and her Master of Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago. She is a co-founder of two non-profit organizations: Supporting Excellence in Education Foundation (SEED), which awards scholarships to high school students, and Young Jains of America (YJA), a national youth organization created to share Jain heritage and culture. She currently serves on the YJA Board of Trustees as well as the Equity, Race and Diversity Committee at Stevenson High School (Lincolnshire, IL), one of the leading high schools in the country.
Seema lives in Chicago with her husband and children. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, cooking, and traveling.
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Elizabeth Vukovich is a passionate, hardworking, and reliable business development consultant with a proven track record of success in supporting companies in their search to grow their customer base, expand their cultural awareness, and enhance their capabilities.
Before venturing into the independent consulting world, Elizabeth spent twelve years with Marriott International. Her last role within the hotel operations arena, Catering Sales Leader, allowed her to lead a team of 15 managers and directors in nine full-service hotels.
The last two years of Elizabeth’s tenure with Marriott pivoted to a Cultural Specialist position within the Multicultural Affairs Department of Marriott International. In this position, she supported the team in its efforts to enhance cultural competencies and cross-cultural communication skills to better serve the company’s broad spectrum of guests across the globe.
Elizabeth Vukovich holds a double-major Bachelor degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and Marketing Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech). Elizabeth’s passions include music of all kinds, traveling, and cooking.
Tim is a 40 year leader in the hospitality industry. His focus has been helping others be the best they can be and strategically helping them discover and set their goals to drive results. He acts as a coaching catalyst to success with excellent communication and effective questioning skills. He is strategic is his approach keeping the goal in the forefront yet allowing playful exploration to creative solutions and is always looking to the future to what might be.
Training and leading people are Tim’s passions and he has a strong ability to woo people and remove barriers to learning and success. In his last role with Marriott as Catering Sales Leader for the Northern Mid-America Region, he supported hotel leaders as the catering expert. Additionally, he was a long term trainer with the Marriott Sales Organization and promoted the importance of cultural competency in business and in personal lives. He has also held previous roles in Event Management, Hotel Sales Leadership and Food and Beverage Operations.
Tim is active in local LGBTQ+ organizations and looking to begin mentorship of students at St. Olaf College and hospitality schools.
Tim resides in Chicago. His interest include personal fitness, golfing, boating, handyman projects, and enjoying time with friends and colleagues.
Sanjana Jain is a student at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. She is majoring in Information Systems, Digital and Social Media Business Applications, and Business Analytics. To further expand her passion for creative technology and business, she leads the branding and creation of marketing materials for Seva Global.
Sanjana has done digital marketing internships to learn more about the field, as well as freelance work in logo design and website creation.
At Indiana University, Sanjana has mentorship roles in the Kelley-to-Kelley Peer Mentor Program and Kelley Honors Leadership Team, and is a member of the Technology Consulting Workshop. She is also a captain of the university's Bollywood fusion dance team, Jhanak.
Sanjana loves learning about new cultures and enjoys traveling to further explore this passion.