Director of community relations
Trailblazer and chemist Jamice Obianyo empowers others—women, children, the community and her employer. Not only was Obianyo the first African-American technical director for Ecolab, but she is also a founding member of the Network of Executive Women (NEW), the Twin Cities Regional Chapter of NEW and Ecolab’s first employee resource network. As director of community relations, Obianyo launches, pilots and oversees global and domestic community relations initiatives and corporate donations for one of Minnesota’s largest companies. Next year, one of Obianyo’s thrusts will be to help thousands of children throughout the world learn about the importance of clean water and proper hygiene through the Project WET Foundation, an Ecolab partner.