Mrs. Hasana Pennant Sisco serves as the founder and Co-Executive Director of the Rodney Sisco Symposium for Transformational Leadership, Diversity and Equity Practices. She is also one of the co-founders and President of the Caribbean-American Family Network (CAFN), a 27 year old social-civic faith based non-profit organization supporting both local and regional needs of that cross cultural community.
Mrs. Sisco worked in the chemical industry for almost 30 years and is the retired global Vice President for Safety, Health & Environment of Ecolab Company. She became the first African American female vice president of Ecolab after one of the industry’s largest mergers (between Ecolab and Nalco). Mrs. Sisco’s career took her around the world travelling extensively in Asia and Latin America primarily working cross culturally, developing high performance teams and leaders while delivering industry leading and game changing processes in chemical safety, environmental policy, manufacturing auditing and industrial hygiene.
With the passing of her husband Rodney of 30 ½ years in late 2018, her commitment to her faith, biblical Kingdom diversity, and a global mindset, gave way to a vision to launch the Sisco Symposium to honor Rodney’s lifework and legacy, an area in which they co-labored and shared a deep passion.
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mrs. Sisco holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry Emphasis from Wheaton College, IL. and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Benedictine University, IL. Hasana gets excited helping others unleash their potential, realize their Calling, and boldly inhabit their God given purpose. She resides in the far western suburbs of Chicago with her two sons Juwan and Jabari.