Luzerne McAllister II
Global Diversity and Inclusion, Human Capital Strategy; Founder — PepsiCo; Rolodex Global
Luzerne McAllister II is the Founder of Rolodex Global – a professional development network focused on elevating LGBTQ+ professionals of African descent. He launched IELI Group, LLC, through which he provides keynote, consulting, and executive coaching services. He also reports to the chief diversity officer at PepsiCo, managing parts of the company’s global diversity strategy, including its LGBTQ+, Latinx, and Black community strategies, global Employee Resource Group strategy, and PepsiCo’s Racial Equality Journey, which includes an over $430 million investment to support the Black community. Luzerne is also the Chair of NYU Stern LGBTQ Alumni Committee, a member of the NYU Stern Alumni Council, and the former National Strategic Champion of Learning & Development for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
In 2011, Luzerne started Rolodex as a small support group for gay black men in consulting and finance. Today, Rolodex Global has grown in both number and breadth of membership and experience with a comprehensive scope of activity that includes professional development, community service, networking, and recruitment. While he has been leading diversity and inclusion initiatives since his Junior year in high school, prior to his current role at PepsiCo, Luzerne was responsible for the development of PepsiCo’s Global Human Capital and Human Resources strategies. He was also a client-facing strategy consultant with eight years of experience at Accenture, where he has served clients in over five different industries in roles that include: corporate strategy, change management strategy, governance models, stakeholder engagement, organization design, enterprise communications, training, process transformation, and business development.
As a Consortium fellow and scholarship recipient, Luzerne received his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business (Stern), where he graduated with a specialization in Global Business having traveled to 42 cities throughout 18 countries, received a certificate of completion from Guanghua School of Business, and alumni status at London Business School.
Having earned his B.S. from The Wharton School of the U. of PA, Luzerne decided that while pursuing his MBA at Stern, he would seize every opportunity to explore, be inspired, learn, and make an impact in his community. Since graduating, he has continued to do this in his career and personal endeavors – as a travel-addicted tennis fanatic, who loves men’s fashion, enjoys cooking, advocates for LGBTQ people of color communities, and continues active service with his fraternity.