2017 Conference Speakers

Be a part of the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® & Prospanica®

We are honored to introduce our 2017 Conference & Expo guests, including chairs, speakers, moderators, panelists and keynotes. Click on a speaker for a full bio, contact and session information.

2017 Honorary Co-Chairs

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CID WILSON
President & CEO, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility

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FRANCISCO J. SÁNCHEZ
Chairman, CNS Global Advisors

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JOANNE EPPS
Executive Vice President and Provost, Temple University

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VERDUN PERRY
Senior Managing Director, Blackstone and Co-Head, Strategic Partners

2017 Speakers & Moderators

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AHMAD ISLAM
Managing Partner, TEN35

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ANGELO SALANDRA
President & Owner, Quality Management Service, Inc

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ANNETTE HARRIS
President & Founder, ShowUp

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ARNE SORENSON
CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

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BARBARA PENG
VP Research, Business Insider

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BETH BRADY
SVP & CMO, Principal Financial Group® 

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BRIAN BRACKEEN
Founder & CEO, Kairos

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CARLA HARRIS
Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

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CASSIUS BUTTS
Executive in Residence, Georgia State University

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CHARLES COOKSEY
Managing Partner, The Cooksey Group

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CHRIS RAB
House Representative, Pennslyvania

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CHRISTOPHER CONNER
President, Franchise Marketing Systems

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CLARENCE ANTHONY
Executive Director; National League of Cities

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CLINT WALLACE
Head of Human Resources, North America Sanofi

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CYNTHIA RUBIO
Co-Founder & CEO, Radiant RFID

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DALLAS KERLEY
Chief Development Officer, Benetrends

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DAMON WILLIAMS
Author of Strategic Diversity Leadership

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DAN MCARDLE
Co-Founder & CTO, Digital Currency Council and Volara

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DAN PALLOTTA
Founder & President, Charity Defense Council

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DEMETRIA D’OYLEY
Award-winning Writer & Journalist

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DIA SIMMS
Coporate Executive, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Public Speaker

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DOUG HARRIS
CEO, The Kaleidoscope

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ERICA DOTSON BENNETT
Co-Founder, The Dotson Group

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EUCLID WALKER
Managing Partner at Parkway Investment Management

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FLOYD TROTMAN
CertifiNOW

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GARRETT MELBY
Co-Founder & Executive Director, GoodCompany Ventures

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HASSAN RIGS
Founder, Smart Alto

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JAMES CUTHBERT
Marketing Professional, Youth Culture Expert & Community Advocate

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JASON FEIFER
Editor-In-Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine

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JESSE TYSON
CEO & President,  National Black MBA Association

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JONATHAN D. LOVITZ
Senior Vice President, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

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JOTAKA EADDY
Head of Government Affairs, LendUp

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KEVIN BLACKISTONE
Sports Journalist, Philip Merrill College of Journalism

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KEITH MILLNER
Co-Founder & Principal, Coaching Catalyst

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KENNY MOORE
Brand Director – Moët & Chandon

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KEVIN BLACKISTONE
Sports Journalist, Philip Merrill College of Journalism

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KIM KEENAN
President & CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council

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LALOHNI CAMPBELL
President, Handprint Group

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LES MATTHEWS
Senior VP, Business Development & Account Management, MasterCard

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LONNIE THOMAS
Director, Strategic Accounts, Texcel, Inc

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MARCIE BRADEN
Information Designer, Braden Strategic Design

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MATT KIDD
Executive Director, Reaching Out

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MATTHEW LEVY
Founder & CEO, Matthew Levy Enterprises, LLC

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MELANI WALKER
SVP, SunTrust Bank

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MICHAEL OBI
Chairman & CEO, Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc.

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MICHAEL RUSSELL
CEO, H.J. Russell & Company

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MYLA CALHOUN
President, Alabama Power Foundation

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OUSMAN JOBE
Strategic Partnerships Manager, LinkedIn

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RAKIA REYNOLDS
President, Skai Blue Media

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RALPH COOK
Managing Partner, Handprint Group

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RAMONA ORTEGA
Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

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REGGIE MIDDLETON
Founder, Veritaseum

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RICHARD WRIGHT
Director, Advanced Technology & Innovation, Lockheed Martin Corporation

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RICHARD SNOW
SBA Consultant, Benetrends Financial

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ROB WILSON
President & CEO, Rob Wilson TV

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ROBERT JONES
Managing Partner, Handprint Group

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ROSANNA DURRUTHY
Chief Diversity Officer, Cigna Corporation

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SAMUEL MONNIE
Director, Marketing Capability, Campbell Soup Company

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STEFAN FRANK
Director of Social Media, Wharton School of Business

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STEFANIE BROWN JAMES
CEO & Founding Partner, Vestige Strategies, LLC

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STEPHANIE EVERGREEN
Speaker, Designer & Researcher

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SYMONE SANDERS
Democratic Strategist & CNN Political Commentator

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TAARIQ LEWIS
CEO & Founder, BitcoinBusiness.co

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TARA REED
CEO, Apps Without Code

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TEVIE MONK
Senior Associate, Korn Ferry

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THOMAS SAVINO
CEO, Prospanica

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TYRONE RACHAL
President, Urban Key Capital Partners

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ZANIBEL MELO
President, HigherDreams