Our Board

Representing all secto​rs of employment-based immigration, from Fortune 500 companies to top research firms and universities to specialized legal practices, the CFGI Board provides leadership and strategic oversight of all we do.


​​​​Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., Chair
Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Mr. Fragomen served as Staff Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and International Law from 1968 to 1970. Mr. Fragomen is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Migration Studies; on the Editorial Board of the International Migration Review; Chairman of the Practising Law Institute's Annual Immigration Institute; and Member, University Council, Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Fragomen is Chairman of the Board for the firm's executive committee. He received a B.S. from Georgetown University in 1965 and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1968.

Steven L. Brown, Chair-Elect

Senior Director, Talent Mobility, Nike
Steve's team is developing Nike's Talent Mobility strategy in support of the company's broader Human Capital agenda. His team also manages Nike's expatriate assignments with a fully integrated service model which includes immigration, relocation, tax, and mobility policy. Steve has 25 years experience in in a variety of HR and finance disciplines including talent planning, expatriate management, immigration, tax, total rewards, and accounting. Before joining Nike in 2016, Steve spent 19 years at Accenture in a variety of roles focused on talent mobility. Steve has also worked at Novell and at Ernst & Young.  Steve holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California and Masters degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from Northeastern University, Boston.

Sunday Rubenstein, CRP, GMS-T, GPHR, SHRM-SCP 
Associate Director, Visa and Immigration, Ernst & Young LLP

Sunday is responsible for the internal operations providing consultative immigration services to US practice offices, business leadership, resources management and recruiting regarding immigration strategies for the employment of foreign nationals working in the US. She developed and implemented an International Travel Compliance Policy that supported 12,000 business t​ravelers' trips which are evaluated for compliance with local immigration and tax regulations. She has also managed a team that supported an expatriate population of 300. Sunday has worked at EY for 23 years including 15 years in Immigration and Global Mobility and 8 years in Partnership Retirement Benefits. She holds a B.S. in Accounting and International Business from The Ohio State University.

ennifer Shapiro
Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jennifer directs and manages the US immigration function for JPMorgan Chase & Co.   Prior to joining the bank in 2010, Jennifer worked in private practice, concentrating exclusively in the field of immigration law since 1997.  She holds a JD from DePaul University and a BA in English from the University of Chicago.​


James D. Brailer, J.D.
Assistant Provost for Intern​​ational Student and Scholar Services, Johns Hopkins University
Mr. Brailer joined Johns Hopkins University in April 2013 to become the university’s first Assistant Provost for International Student and Scholar Services. Prior to Hopkins, he served as Executive Director of the Center for Global Education Services (CGES) at Arizona State University (ASU). He began his career in the Office of International Education at The Ohio State University and was last there as Assistant Director for International Scholars. He has worked in the field of international education for nearly 25 years and has presented numerous sessions and workshops at national and regional professional conferences. Mr. Brailer is committed to the success of all international students and scholars by providing excellent services and programming, and he possesses a depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise in relation to U.S. immigration regulations and practices. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ohio State and a J.D. from Capital University Law School.​

Robin Catmur
Director of Immigration Services, Office of International Education, University of Georgia
In her current position at UGA, Ms. Catmur manages all permanent residency work for UGA and supervises eight colleagues who process immigration sponsorships for over 3,000 international students, scholars, faculty and staff at UGA. She has held numerous volunteer positions for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, including regulatory ombudsperson and Chair of the International Student Sub-committee. She also serves as a trainer for NAFSA and presents workshops pertaining to nonimmigrant and immigrant visa sponsorships, and management development.

Rico Fontana
Director, Global Mobility, Fluor Enterprises Inc.
Responsible for the Global Mobility program, Mr. Fontana directs and manages Fluor's Immigration, Relocation and Expatriate Tax engagements. A native of Switzerland, he expatriated to New York in 1996 and has firsthand experience going through various stages of the U.S. immigration system. He has over 15 years of immigration experience, as Visa Officer at the Swiss Consulate in NYC, in various roles at a leading global immigration law firm, and now as a corporate subject matter expert.

Geraldine Moralez
Global Immigration Manager, Intel Corporation
Ms. Moralez has served with Intel for 21 years, the last 11 of which have been in the mobility space. Prior to becoming a Global Immigration Manager in 2016, she continually intersected with immigration while managing large-scale international group moves, spanning multiple countries and managing a project to increase Intel’s visibility to and legal compliance of business travelers. Moralez is also passionate about immigration as a result of her personal experiences. She immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1995, taught English in Japan to prospective business assignees and has worked internationally for Intel in the United States, Ireland and the Netherlands. These experiences keep her focused on the end user’s experience, while developing policies and practices that serve Intel’s business objectives. Moralez is a lean six sigma green belt, has a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management.

Julia Onslow-Cole
Partner, Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Ms. Onslow-Cole sits on the Global Leadership Team for PwC’s worldwide legal practice covering all lines of service and is the Global Head of Immigration, which has immigration practices in 169 countries. Onslow-Cole was appointed to the Mayor of London’s Brexit Advisory Group and is a key expert on PwC’s Brexit Taskforce liaising with government and business following the referendum. Onslow-Cole has represented business at the Prime Minister’s immigration stock take meeting and acted as an adviser to the Home Office on business, investment and growth. She is chair of London First’s Working Party on Immigration and sits on the advisory board of Migration Matters Trust and the Permits Foundation. Onslow-Cole is also the chair of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Charitable Trust, a member of the Chatham House Refugee Forum and a member of the advisory committee of COMPASS at the University of Oxford.

Michael Rosenfeld
Assistant General Counsel, The Walt Disney Company
Mr. Rosenfeld specializes in immigration, labor and employment law. He serves on several boards of directors, including the Council for Global Immigration, The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans and Contract Services Administration Trust fund. He earned a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Whittier Law School.

Nick Schacht, SHRM-SCP
Chief Global Development Officer, SHRM
Nick is Chief Global Development Officer for SHRM, the world's largest HR professional society. Before joining SHRM, Nick was the founder and CEO of KnowCyber, a learning and development company focused on improving the cybersecurity-related skills of people in all types of organizations worldwide. Prior to KnowCyber, Nick was President and Chief Operating Officer for PetroSkills, a provider of training and development services to the worldwide petroleum industry.  Prior to that, he was CEO and President of Learning Tree International, a publicly traded provider of IT and management learning and development.  Nick was also the President of Global Learning Systems, a start-up focused on e-Learning and digital content.  He served in a variety of capacities at ESI International, culminating in his role as President when ESI was sold to the Institute for International Research (IIR) and then as Group President for the Americas for IIR.  He has been a Research Fellow at the Logistics Management Institute, and began his career as a U.S. Navy Supply Officer, on the headquarters staff of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.  

Nick graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy, and holds Master's degrees in Administration from the University of Maryland University College, and Information Systems Technology from The George Washington University.

Peter T. Schiron, Jr.
Assistant General Counsel for Deloitte LLP
Peter oversees Deloitte's U.S. and global immigration compliance programs by guiding leadership and management teams in formulating U.S. and global immigration policies and best practices that ensure compliance with immigration laws and promote the success of Deloitte's business models.  Additionally, Mr. Schiron co-leads Deloitte's advocacy and legislative agenda in Washington, D.C. for passage of high-skilled immigration legislation and regularly engages with U.S. immigration regulators to promote consistent, predictable and fair interpretation of immigration laws, regulations, rules and policies.  As Deloitte's immigration advisor and subject matter expert, he assists in the drafting and implementation of U.S. and global public policy positions in the field of professional global mobility.  Mr. Schiron received his law degree from William and Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, VA, and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He is a frequent speaker on topics relating to business immigration and global workforce compliance practices.

Alisa Sender
Co-Head Global Mobility – Global Immigration Manager, Bloomberg L.P.
Ms. Sender manages a global team of immigration professionals that provide guidance to Bloomberg L.P. on all aspects of immigration around the world. She is a company expert on U.S. immigration law and determines global immigration policy and strategy. She has worked at Bloomberg L.P. since 2002, first as a U.S. immigration specialist and expanding her role over the years into global immigration. Prior to Bloomberg L.P., Sender worked at Arthur Andersen LLP in the Audit and Business Advisory practice from 1993-1999, before moving into Human Resources to manage U.S. immigration for the firm's metro New York offices until 2002.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
President & CEO, SHRM
Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society. Taylor is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a position he held from 2010-2017. Prior to that role, he worked as a senior executive for IAC/InterActiveCorp – first as its senior vice president of human resources and then as the President and Chief Executive Officer of one of IAC’s operating subsidiaries. Collectively, his career spans nearly 15 years in the practice of law and HR.

In 2005 and 2006, Taylor served a two-year term as chair of the SHRM Board of Directors. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and serves on the corporate board of Gallup. He is also a member of the National Board of Directors of the YMCA and the Board of Trustees of The Copper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Taylor received his juris doctorate and a Master of Arts in mass communication with honors from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami. 

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