USA 1: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington DC
USA 2: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia
USA 3: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Meet the Team
Scott Lehman. Managing Ambassador
Scott Lehman is a vice president at Baird, an investment bank focused on middle-market tech and business services M&A. Prior to Baird, Scott spent 5 years with Citigroup in their financial services practice. Scott is also passionate about elementary education/literacy issues and has spent the 12 years volunteering with Working In The Schools, Chicago’s largest literacy-focused non-profit organization. During that time, he has served as a volunteer, associates board member, and board member. Scott currently sits on the executive committee. Prior to his career in banking, Scott served for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps special operations unit, Marine Recon, conducting multiple deployments abroad. Scott resides in Chicago with his wife Jenny and their two daughters Madeleine and Emma Rose.
Kristyna Spooner. Coordinating Ambassador, Canada
Kristyna has been working at Labatt Breweries of Canada (ABIbBev) for the past few years in various sales and trade marketing roles. She is currently working as a specialist in the channel marketing team focusing on a campus program across universities in Canada. Within Labatt she is part of a group called The Network of Allies that educates their peers on Inclusion & Diversity in the workplace to ensure all employees feel comfortable being their true self, as well as being part of the ERG Women In Beer. She has also worked on several initiatives to reduce waste in the office and bring focus to the climate crisis. Kristyna attended the 2018 summit in The Hague as a member of the ABInBev delegation and returned in 2019 as the CA for Canada at the London Summit.
Lahna Rae Harper. Coordinating Ambassador, USA 1
NYC, New York
Lahna was originally born in Lansing, Michigan. She has also lived in Lakeland, Florida, and Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended college at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Lahna graduated from the UNCW Cameron School of Business with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in International Business and Operations Management. Upon graduation, Lahna moved to New York City to work for MUFG Union Bank where she is currently a portfolio manager in commodity finance. Lahna attended the 2017 One Young World Conference in Bogotá, Colombia and has remained actively involved in the OYW community. She also manages the MUFG employee resource group, NextGen Leaders, and is a member of various non-profit boards.
Allison Cox. Coordinating Ambassador, USA 2
Cox is a Senior Customer Marketing Manager at Coca-Cola North America for the Restaurant Brands International account team (Burger King, Popeyes & Tim Hortons). In addition to overseeing the Frozen and Orange Juice categories, she leads the team’s various sustainability initiatives.
Previously she served as the corporate workplace lead for Coca-Cola’s Business Resource Group, This-Ability, which focuses on disability insights and advocates for a culture where inclusion is prioritized and diversity is respected, both inside the company and in the marketplace. The This-Ability team partners and collaborates with community organizations to raise awareness of varied abilities, promote the worth of people with disabilities and create positive change in workplace environments and processes.
Sonal Sharma. Coordinating Ambassador, USA 3
San Jose, California
Sonal is a cybersecurity manager at KPMG in California, working primarily with media and entertainment clients. She was born and raised in Mumbai India and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her master's in computer science from the University of Southern California, over a decade ago. From a young age, she has been involved in local and national initiatives in India to eradicate poverty and illiteracy. She has served as a key volunteer and support for a large scale not-for-profit organization in India for the education of underprivileged children called 'Teach for India'. Here in the United States, she has been an active member of the reputed organization UNICEF and continues to support many not-for-profit communities through fieldwork and awareness programs.