Victoria (Tori) Leslie Martin
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AGE: 43 • Jersey City, NJ
Victoria was born November 28, 1970, in Camden, NJ at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and passed away February 26th at the Jersey City Medical Center. In 1974, she moved with her parents to Wilmington, Delaware for her father's relocation to accept a patent attorney position with Hercules, Inc. Tori attended Sanford School's pre-school, Ursuline Academy and graduated from Brandywine High School. She obtained her BA from the University of Virginia and her MBA from the University of Miami.
Ms. Martin began her corporate career in 1992 in the elite Management Development Training Program at MBNA America, and was promoted several times before her last position as Regional Director of MBNA's New Jersey office.
She then joined AIG as Chief Diversity Officer for property casualty operations, director of employee engagement and director of training and organizational development for the domestic general insurance business. She was later promoted to Senior Director of Diversity for AIG's Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions, with the responsibility for managing global diversity initiatives impacting talent, workplace climate and marketplace. Her task was to develop, collaborate on and implement sustainable strategies to promote diversity and inclusion thus applying global strategies with local perspective and relevance.
Ms. Martin was a member of the Links, Inc. and a director of the National Women's Council.
She is survived by her father, The Hon. Joshua W. Martin III, her mother, Lloyd Overton Mitchell, her sister, Alexis Diane Martin, Esq., her stepmother, Cynthia Primo Martin, her stepfather, Charles L. Mitchell, Sr., Esq, her stepsister, Lori Heather Mitchell (Kenny) and stepbrothers, Charles L. Mitchell, Jr., Esq. (Yvonne) and Albert B. Mitchell, DDS. Ms. Martin is also survived by her aunts, Tanya Brown, Susan Primo Davis, O.D., MPH (Roosevelt), Diane Jones, Elizabeth Martin, Jacqueline Morton, Chiquita Wingfield, and Linda Yarbrough (Carlton); and her uncles, Quintin E. Primo III (Diane), Linwood Trent Wingfield (Durian), Melvin Wingfield, Jr. (Brenda) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and many friends.
A celebration of her life will occur on Saturday, March 8 at 11 am at the Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew, 719 Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE. Family greeting time will be held from 10 - 10:45 am. Please celebrate Victoria's life by dressing in colors that reflect the joy and effect she had on our lives.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Victoria L. Martin to the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County, 1709 Park Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103. You may also donate online to http://begreatcamden.wordpress.com/.
CONGO FUNERAL HOME
Published in The News Journal from Mar. 5 to Mar. 8, 2014