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8:00am to 5:00pm

CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 1)

Professional Training, Pre-registration required
A recent study indicated that certified employees tend to earn 10-25% more in annual salary than their non-certified peers… and 1.2 million new project management jobs will be created, on a yearly basis, for the next 10 years… If you need to pass the PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam and you want to get the best project management learning experience in just 3 days, then CertifiNOWTM is the right choice for you. This project management learning program provides the best learning experience in a condensed amount of time, while also satisfying most, if not all, of your professional certification, education, and training needs. The CertifiNOWTM certification course reduces exam preparation time from an average of nine to twelve months, down to 3 days of classroom instruction. In the last year, 90% of CertifiNOWTM students passed their certification exam on the 1st attempt. For senior executives contemplating organizational transformation, but not seeking certification, this course is beneficial because it provides a solid theoretical framework and the proper paradigm for thinking about Projectized organizational structures and the project management profession.

Presenter:

Floyd Trotman III, MBA, MS/MoIS, PMP, CertifiNOWTM

Time Description
8:00am to 5:00pm

CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 2)

Professional Training, Pre-registration required
A recent study indicated that certified employees tend to earn 10-25% more in annual salary than their non-certified peers… and 1.2 million new project management jobs will be created, on a yearly basis, for the next 10 years… If you need to pass the PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam and you want to get the best project management learning experience in just 3 days, then CertifiNOWTM is the right choice for you. This project management learning program provides the best learning experience in a condensed amount of time, while also satisfying most, if not all, of your professional certification, education, and training needs. The CertifiNOWTM certification course reduces exam preparation time from an average of nine to twelve months, down to 3 days of classroom instruction. In the last year, 90% of CertifiNOWTM students passed their certification exam on the 1st attempt. For senior executives contemplating organizational transformation, but not seeking certification, this course is beneficial because it provides a solid theoretical framework and the proper paradigm for thinking about Projectized organizational structures and the project management profession.

Presenter:

Floyd Trotman III, MBA, MS/MoIS, PMP, CertifiNOWTM

Time Description
8:00am to 5:00pm

CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 3)

Professional Training, Pre-registration required
A recent study indicated that certified employees tend to earn 10-25% more in annual salary than their non-certified peers… and 1.2 million new project management jobs will be created, on a yearly basis, for the next 10 years… If you need to pass the PMP® (Project Management Professional) or CAPM® (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam and you want to get the best project management learning experience in just 3 days, then CertifiNOWTM is the right choice for you. This project management learning program provides the best learning experience in a condensed amount of time, while also satisfying most, if not all, of your professional certification, education, and training needs. The CertifiNOWTM certification course reduces exam preparation time from an average of nine to twelve months, down to 3 days of classroom instruction. In the last year, 90% of CertifiNOWTM students passed their certification exam on the 1st attempt. For senior executives contemplating organizational transformation, but not seeking certification, this course is beneficial because it provides a solid theoretical framework and the proper paradigm for thinking about Projectized organizational structures and the project management profession.

Presenter:

Floyd Trotman III, MBA, MS/MoIS, PMP, CertifiNOWTM

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Main Registration Opens

CONFERENCE ATTIRE
Daytime: Business
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: Business Casual
Friday Evening: NBMBAA® Impact Awards: Black Tie
Friday Evening: MBA Live: Casual
Saturday: Casual
6:00pm to 8:00pm

CEO Reception

Sponsored by

  

Invitation Only event

NBMBAA® CEO Jesse Tyson welcomes guests to Detroit for the NBMBAA® 40th Annual Conference & Exposition.

Time Description
7:00am to 7:45am

Fitting In Fitness: 7 Minute Workout

Sponsored by

JNJ will be leading customized 7 Minute Workouts for all fitness levels. Participants will learn how to use their own body weight for a safe and effective, fast, simple, science-based total body workout that could be performed almost anywhere, anytime.

7:00am to 6:00pm

Main Registration Opens

CONFERENCE ATTIRE
Daytime: Business
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: Business Casual
Friday Evening: NBMBAA® Impact Awards: Black Tie
Friday Evening: MBA Live: Casual
Saturday: Casual
8:00am to 6:00pm

National Black MBA Case Competition® - Graduate

Sponsored by

Pre-registration required. Graduate students from the nation’s leading business schools strive to develop the best solution to a business-related case study for top ranking cash prizes and employment opportunities.

9:00am to 10:15am

Opening Session: Parker Principles - 10 Leadership Force Multipliers

Sponsored by

Attendees will learn practical and actionable leadership lessons and best practices as direct multipliers for leadership success.

Keynote Speaker:

Mel Parker, President & CEO, Take The Limits Off, LLC

10:00am to 2:00pm

Higher Ed Expo & College Fair

The 2nd annual NBMBAA® Higher Education Expo will bring together colleges, universities, and post-secondary organizations from across the country to provide attendees with the opportunity to gain valuable exposure to resources that will place them on the path to post-secondary success.

For a list of participating schools, click here
10:30am to 11:45am

Breakout Session: Dynamic Leadership - Failing Big Before 30

Sponsored by

  

If you are going to fail, fail big and fail before 30. A high-risk, high-reward approach to your career early will set you up for success later in life. Learn how to turn missteps into advantages.

Moderator:

Michael D. Fleming, New Jersey Chapter President, National Black MBA Association®

Panelists:

Oray Boston, Jr., President, Biosurgery Ethicon USA, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Belinda Cook, Head of Human Resources, Consumer Healthcare, Sanofi

Zennie W. Lynch Jr., President - Georgia Market, BBVA Compass

10:30am to 11:45am

Breakout Session: Tech & Innovation - Big Data: Algorithms vs. Human Analysis

Sponsored by

     

Business professionals make countless decisions everyday based on observation, experience and intuition. But what do you do when faced with a new or bigger challenge? Learn how to use data to drive decision making and take the guess work out of next steps.

Moderator:

Gregory Gibson Jr., Austin Chapter President, National Black MBA Association®

Panelists:

Tim Allen, Partner Director of Design, Microsoft

LaRon Johnson, Head of LinkedIn Detroit, LinkedIn

Tamira Chapman, Ford Motor Company

10:30am to 11:45am

Breakout Session: Professional Development: What they Say When You’re Not in the Room

Sponsored by

Let's face it, annual reviews and HR surveys don't exactly illuminate how employees view you as a leader. And it's unlikely that if asked they would answer honestly. But there are ways to know what your employees are saying when you're not around.

Moderator:

Cherice J. Williams, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter President, National Black MBA Association®

Panelists:

Wade Davis, Corporate Diversity, Inclusion and Culture Consultant and Former NFL Player

DeShaun N. Wise Porter, PHR, Sr. Director, HR Consulting, Hilton

Jason E. Tinsley, Managing Director, JP Morgan Private Bank

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Target Corporation Leadership Lab: Who You Are is Non-Negotiable

Sponsored by

The business case for Diversity & Inclusion is about being able to find employees that reflect the perspectives of consumers. During our time together, you will walk away with tools and examples of things you can do to activate who you are within your organization and in service of your organizations purpose. The goal is for you to learn to be one in a group and one group.

Presenter:

Caroline Wanga, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Vice President Human Resources, Target Corporation

2:00pm to 5:00pm

NBMBAA Gold Key Access® Executive Program

Invitation Only event

Sponsored by Walmart

           

Experienced professionals will access Fortune 500 companies who are seeking director level and above talent. This “invitation only" event will offer crossfunctional access with three hours of superior programming to advance your career. You do not want miss this opportunity. To qualify, you must be a NBMBAA® member with 15+ years of work experience. Setup your member profile today on the NBMBAA Career Success Network®, to be selected for this great opportunity. After uploading your resume to the NBMBAA Career Success Network®, please email GoldKey@nbmbaa.org. NOTE: You must meet the criteria for consideration.

Interested in attending? Please sign up to be a member of the organization to receive more information about the program.

3:00pm to 3:50pm

NBMBAA Gold Key Access® Breakout: The Art of Change Management

Invitation Only event

Sponsored by Walmart

           

As change is the only constant in leadership, this session will examine strategies to manage change. At the end of this panel discussion, attendees will be able to evaluate how companies create innovative cultures in addition to the strategies and tactics to support change management.

Moderator:

Joleen Spencer Oladeinde, Senior Marketing Consultant, Spencer Oladeinde Associates

Panelists:

Dorcas Patterson, Vice President, Worldwide Transportation, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Jasmin Allen, Brand Director and Head of Consumer Marketing and Engagement, Belvedere Vodka, LVMH

4:00pm to 4:50pm

NBMBAA Gold Key Access® Breakout: The Power of Mentorship

Invitation Only event

Sponsored by Walmart

           

During this session, panelists will discuss how they have identified mentees and provided mentorship and sponsorship. At the conclusion of this discussion, attendees will identify ways they can empower future leaders through mentorship and sponsorship and create structure around the process.

Moderator:

William W. Wells Jr., MBA, President, W. Wells & Associates, LLC

Panelists:

Kenneth Kelly, Chairman & CEO, First Independence Bank

Karen Morton, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation and Coverage, Liberty Mutual Insurance

James E. Taylor, Ph.D, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management Officer, UPMC

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Academic Advisory Council Meeting

Invitation Only event

The Academic Advisory Council was established to provide academic program guidance and recommendations to help NBMBAA® deliver more valuable products to serve our members. This meeting of the minds will consist of a roundtable discussion with the intent to provide invaluable guidance and feedback on academic program accountability while serving as partners in research and collaboration.

3:45pm to 5:00pm

How to Transform Your Brand, Network and Expand Your Influence via LinkedIn

Sponsored by

Join us for discussion featuring experts from LinkedIn on how to optimize your brand and actively engage with others on the world’s largest professional network.

Moderator:

Jacqueline Jones, Head of Strategic Partnerships for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, LinkedIn

Panelists

Alyssa Merwin, Vice President, LinkedIn Sales Solutions

Rosanna Durruthy, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, LinkedIn

Tyrona (Ty) Heath, Global Lead for Market Development, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Collegiate Reception

Invitation Only event

invitation only event will allow NBMBAA® Collegiate Partners and HBCU Alumni the opportunity to network with their peers. All faculty, staff and students from the partner institutions and HBCU Alumni are invited to attend.

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Consortium Reception

Invitation Only event

This invitation only event will allow NBMBAA® members and Consortium alumni the opportunity to network with their peers. All members and alumni are invited to attend.

8:00pm to 11:00pm

Welcome Reception: Rep Your School

Sponsored by

Kick off the NBMBAA® 40th Annual Conference & Exposition in the Motor City, where the harmonies of "Motown," music's greatest legacy was born. Come meet your fellow conference attendees and enjoy the hottest sounds by DJ E-Clazz. Don't forget to "Rep your School" by wearing merchandise from your alma mater. Must have conference badge for entry.

Performer:

DJ E-Clazz

Time Description
7:00am to 6:00pm

Main Registration Opens

CONFERENCE ATTIRE
Daytime: Business
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: Business Casual
Friday Evening: NBMBAA® Impact Awards: Black Tie
Friday Evening: MBA Live: Casual
Saturday: Casual

7:00am to 7:45am

Fitting In Fitness: Silent Fitness

Sponsored by

Johnson & Johnson's Human Performance Institute Presents "Silent Fitness" Facilitated by Put Up Resultz

Get ready for a workout experience unlike any you've had before! Kick off your morning with high energy, music, and workout fun. All pumped through your ears via wireless headphones! For the best glow in the dark experience, participants are highly encouraged to wear white! There are only 100 slots available, so register fast!

Instructor:

Q Parker of 112

8:00am to 5:00pm

National Black MBA Case Competition® - Undergraduate

Pre-registration required.

Undergraduate students from the nation’s leading business schools strive to develop the best solution to a business-related case study for top ranking cash prizes and employment opportunities.

8:00am to 6:00pm

Employment Network Interviews

8:40am to 9:00am

Career Expo Ribbon Cutting

Exposition Hall C Atrium

The National Black MBA Association® Annual Conference and Career Exposition is one of the largest career recruitment and professional development events in the United States. This conference attracts more than 10,000 attendees who have an interest in career, education, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and leadership.

9:00am to 11:00am

Career Expo Opening (Members Only)

Exposition Halls C & D

Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors.

**To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the NBMBAA Career Success Network® website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

9:00am to 12:00pm

Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Semi-Finals

Sponsored by

A national competition with entrepreneurs pitching business ideas to judges for cash prizes. Regional competition will ladder up into a national competition, to be hosted at the Annual Conference & Exposition.

10:00am to 11:15am

Meet the Experts: Beyond the Code: Working in Tech

Sponsored by

Traditionally working in tech conjures up thoughts of software engineers and developers constantly creating code. However, there is a whole ecosystem surrounding tech products. This session will focus on the ecosystem beyond the code in the fast paced world of tech. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about more about these non-traditional tech roles, the journeys the experts took to get there, and, the lessons learned along the way.

Speakers:

Godfried Addae, Business Manager, Cloud Capacity, Supply Chain, and Provisioning, Microsoft

Tim Allen, Partner Director of Design, Microsoft

Utaukwa Allen, Director, Workforce Development, Global Data Centers, Microsoft

Jillian Blackwell, Department of Defense Account Executive – US Navy Team, Microsoft

10:00am to 5:00pm

National Black MBA Case Competition® - Graduate

Sponsored by

Pre-registration required.

Teams of students analyze a complex business case to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. Teams present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

11:00am to 5:00pm

Career Expo Opening (All Registrants)

Exposition Halls C & D

The National Black MBA Association® Annual Conference and Career Exposition is one of the largest career recruitment and professional development events in the United States. This conference attracts more than 10,000 attendees who have an interest in career, education, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and leadership.

**To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the NBMBAA Career Success Network® website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

11:30am to 12:45pm

Meet The Experts: Digital Emerging Trends Changing the Culture, Systems and Capabilities of the Financial Services Industry

Sponsored by

A McKinsey report suggests that within the next five years, digital sales could account for more than 40 percent of new inflow revenue in certain areas and customer segments.

Wells Fargo industry experts will discuss how Digitization is rewriting the rules of how banks compete and consumers are turning to digital banking in a big way. Across the value chain—from operations and IT to marketing and sales to product development and finance—the data and technology required to realize this vision is simultaneously changing the culture, systems, and capabilities required to compete effectively in banking and capture an emerging, long-term growth trajectory.

Moderator:

Sharon Murphy, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Information Technology, Wells Fargo Corporate Finance .

Panelists:

Brian Winn, Senior Vice President, Digital Credit Card Marketing, Wells Fargo Payments, Virtual Solutions, and Innovation

Raissa Williams, Head of Wells Fargo CEO Mobile® Product Management Digital Solutions for Business, Payments, Virtual Solutions, and Innovation Group, Wells Fargo & Company

Kam Johnson, Senior Vice President and Director of Supervision Risk and Surveillance, Digital and Automated Investing, Wells Fargo Advisors

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Thursday Luncheon: The Power Known as YOU

Sponsored by

YOU are the greatest asset you can bring to your company, your family, your life. YOU must learn who you are to harness your power and stand confidently in it. Learn to self-validate and allow it to be disruptive because it is your unique quality, which is powerful.

Keynote Speaker:

Iyanla Vanzant, New York Times Best Selling Author

1:30pm to 2:45pm

Meet The Experts

Sponsored by

Capco is a global management and technology consultancy dedicated to the financial services industry. Our professionals combine innovative thinking with unrivalled industry and domain expertise to offer our clients consulting expertise, complex technology and package integration, transformation delivery, and managed services, to move their organizations forward. This session will explore our digital and design thinking capabilities to develop a user journey from the internal to the end user. Come learn how Capco does blockchain better. A Capco career can help you create a fully-integrated digitized experience for our clients from offices in leading financial centers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Panelists:

Damon Gatison, Principal Consultant, Digital Practice in North America, Capco

Dan Hu, Partner, New York, Capco

Sharmeen Hassan, Principal Consultant, Capital Markets Division, Capco

Matt Markham, Partner, North America, Capco

2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Leadership Studio: R.E.S.P.E.C.T - Women in Leadership

Sponsored by

Sometimes it’s necessary to challenge the status quo, in your industry, your life. your career. Join us for an engaging panel discussion about how women can shatter existing barriers to professional growth, mentor and empower women in the workplace, and engage men to foster more diverse and inclusive organizations. Our dynamic panel will harness their collective knowledge to address today’s critical issues and discover innovative solutions. Attendees will leave ready to tackle their own challenges with actionable ideas to affect change within their personal lives and workplaces.

Moderator:

Kathy Walters, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products Group, Georgia -Pacific

Panelists:

Jennifer B. Turner, Lumber Process Safety Manager, Building Products, Georgia -Pacific

Sheliah Williams, College Recruiter, Talent Selection, Georgia -Pacific

Monty Brown, SVP – CPG Operations, Georgia -Pacific

Lori Chennault, VP-IT Consumer Products Group, Georgia -Pacific

2:15pm to 3:30pm

Breakout Session: Education & Workforce Policy - Negotiating a Job Offer

Sponsored by

The ability to successfully negotiate a job offer will determine the trajectory of your career. More than just wage and benefits, negotiating a job offer sets the tone for the rest of your employment. Most employers expect you to counter their initial offer and being able to negotiate confidently reinforces the employer's decision to hire you.

Moderator:

Miss Paulina Johnson, Detroit Chapter President, National Black MBA Association®

Panelists:

Diane M. Antishin, Vice President of Human Resources Operations and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, DTE Energy

Robin F. Bond, Esq., Founder, Transition Strategies, LLC

Sylvia Nealy David, MBA, Human and Technology Capital Advisors

2:15pm to 3:30pm

Breakout Session: Marketing - Marketing to the Masses

Just Do It. One For One. We Are Farmers. It is possible to market to the masses and it only takes a few words. Establishing a succinct marketing vision is essential for communciating your brand. Learn how to say more with less.

Moderator:

Andrew A. C Hamilton, M.B.A, Metro New York Chapter President, National Black MBA Association®

Panelists:

Marcus Collins, Chief Consumer Connections Officer, Doner Advertising

Anthony 'AJ' Joiner, Artisan Worx

Kelli Richardson Lawson, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, JOY Collective

2:15pm to 3:30pm

Breakout Session: Transformation: Leadership That Works

Organizations claiming to be “transformative” seem to be everywhere. But when you look more deeply into whether those organizations are truly redefining what they are and what they do, stories of successful change efforts are exceptionally rare. How does an organization create a culture that encourages unprecedented flexibility and openness to change, and which supports continuous re-skill and re-tool?

Moderator:

Ed Gordon, Award Winning Journalist

Panelists:

Brett Biggs, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Walmart

3:30pm to 4:45pm

Meet The Experts

Sponsored by

Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help individuals identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Finals

Sponsored by

A national pitch competition with entrepreneurs pitching business ideas to judges for cash prizes. Finalists from regional competitions will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a total prize pool of $250K.

Emcee:

Mario Armstrong, Two Time Emmy Winner, Entrepreneur & Host of the Never Settle Show and NBC Contributor

Keynote Speaker:

Frederick W. Smith, Founder and CEO. FedEx Corporation

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Marriott Ownership Session: Opportunities in Hotel Industry

Invitation Only event

Sponsored by

Are you interested in owning a Marriott hotel? If you answered yes, attend Marriott’s hotel industry presentation, where Marriott representatives will discuss the hotel industry and strategies on how to build long-term wealth through hotel ownership. Key highlights include: an overview of the Marriott business, the Marriott hotel ownership structure, financial commitment, how to get started and what’s important to succeed in the hotel industry. Its hotel industry 101, hosted by a leading hospitality company with more than 4,300 properties and 19 brands.

Presenter:

Julius W. Robinson, Senior Vice President & Global Brand Leader, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, and Delta Hotels, Marriott International

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Corporate Hospitality Receptions

Join NBMBAA® Corporate Partners for intimate receptions, as they explore the soft skills of the conference attendees. Rememeber, you are always on. Do you have what it takes?

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Marriott International #LoveTravels Beyond Barriers Summit and Reception

Sponsored by

Join Marriott for a thought provoking conversation and reception featuring prominent African American travelers, thought leaders, activists, and advocates to discuss how travel can be a catalyst for change. During the program, attendees will have an opportunity to enter for a chance to win one of 25 grants to accelerate their vision for how to advance inclusion, equality, peace, and human rights through travel.

No pur nec. 18+. Starts 9/25/18. Ends 9/25/19. For Official Rules, available after 9/24/18, visit: www.MarriottLoveTravelsContest.com

9:00pm to 12:00am

MBA Live: The Black Out

Sponsored by

The all black everything party invades the Motor City during the NBMBAA® 40th Annual Conference & Exposition. No exceptions! You do not want to be left on the other side of the door. .

Performers:

DJ D-Nice

Time Description
7:00am to 2:00pm

Main Registration Opens

CONFERENCE ATTIRE
Daytime: Business
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings: Business Casual
Friday Evening: NBMBAA® Impact Awards: Black Tie
Friday Evening: MBA Live: Casual
Saturday: Casual

7:00am to 7:45am

Fitting In Fitness: Resistance Band

Sponsored by

Learn how to use a resistance band to get a simple but effective full-body resistance workout almost anywhere, anytime. Led by one of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute’s Certified Fitness Specialists, participants of all fitness levels will learn how to structure a safe, effective and efficient workout, incorporating all the major muscle groups, in a challenging but quick workout, including warm-up and cool-down exercises. Individual exercise modifications will be provided the Fitness Specialist to ensure the workout is safe and appropriate.

8:00am to 4:00pm

Employment Network Interviews

9:00am to 10:30am

Membership Meeting

Members Only

State of the Association Address

9:00am to 3:00pm

Career Expo

Exposition Halls C & D

The Career Expo offers attendees access to a premier employment recruiting expo where hundreds of Fortune 1000 corporations participate to recruit top talent for employment and internship opportunities.

**To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the NBMBAA Career Success Network® website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

9:30am to 10:45am

Meet The Experts: State of Black Wealth

Sponsored by

Our commitment to exploring best practices in leadership and career focused programming has been the inspirational catalyst that has guided members and conference attendees to reach their full potential. Our Bank of America National Black MBA Association® Professional session will be led by Tiffany Eubanks Saunders, Senior Vice President Global Wealth Management Executive on the State of Black Wealth resonates the input from NBMBAA® members where we at Bank of America can leverage our resources and talents to achieve our main objective of educating and developing determined, empowered, tenacious, respected, objective, trusted and inspirational leaders!

Speaker:

Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders, Carolinas and Tennessee Market Sales Executive, Bank of America

10:30am to 11:45am

Breakout Session: Professional Development - Hard Work Doesn't Matter: Results Do…

Sponsored by

           

It doesn't matter how hard you work or how many hours you dedicate to your job if you don't get results. Setting goals and defining success is the foundation of a results driven career. Learn how to change a to-do list into a list of accomplishments.

Moderator:

Erica M. Roberts, Washington D.C. Chapter President, National Black MBA Association®

Panelists:

Tina Eskridge, Senior Director of Retail Channel Operations - Americas, Experiences + Devices Division, Microsoft

Marisa Milton Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding, Marriott International

Erika Peterman, Vice President Materials Construction North America, BASF Corporation

Ronald Tate, Jr., Director, Professional Services Procurement, Allstate Insurance Company

10:30am to 11:45am

Breakout Session: Education and Workforce Policy - Motivating & Retaining Gen Z

With the last of the millennials entering the workforce, it is time for us to start thinking of how the next generation will effect business. Technology, Media Consumption, and other factors have shaped Generation Z in a few distinct ways.

Emcee:

Shaquira Johnson, Cleveland Chapter President, National Black MBA Association®

Facilitator:

Dr. Steve Perry, CEO & Head, Capital Preparatory Schools

11:30am to 12:45pm

Meet The Experts: An Insider’s Look

Sponsored by

Kim Adams House welcomes you to join her for an insider’s look into one of the most interesting automotive companies in North America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that includes a compelling look into the Jeep Brand, 2018 Cult Brand of the Year. An extensive career in automotive marketing, Kim has been charged with framing the narrative for the Jeep brand to ensure its continued relevance across multiple SUV and consumer segments, within an incredibly competitive marketplace, one in which, the brand continues to thrive and set benchmarks for the industry.

Presenter:

Kim Adams House, Head of Jeep® Brand Advertising, FCA US LLC

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Luncheon: The Executive State of Business

Sponsored by

     

Across a global and technologically evolving business landscape, today’s leader requires a broad scope of strategies and insights which creates a nimble and solvent leadership culture across an organization. This discussion will explore the role these leaders play in the performance of their teams, and in their own professional development, and how it can affect business.

Host:

Catherine W. LeBlanc, Business/Education Consultant

Moderator:

Ed Gordon, Award Winning Journalist

Panelists:

Gina Adams, Corporate Vice President Government Affairs, Fed Ex Corporation

Toni Townes-Whitley, President, US Regulated Industries, Microsoft

Shiela Vinczellar, Chief Diversity Officer & VP HR, Talent Management & Global Mobility, International Paper

1:30pm to 2:45pm

Meet The Experts: Leading in a Digital World

Sponsored by

Rapid technology innovation like augmented reality and artificial intelligence are changing customer expectations and forcing businesses to digitally transform their operations, no matter size or industry. However, digital transformation is not just about new technology, it is about a change in thought and embracing the fourth industrial wave in your organization and culture. So, what is digital transformation? How is it changing the business landscape? And what role can you play in this critical transformation? Join us for this timely conversation about leading in a digital world and walk away with key lessons for success.

Panelists:

Vernon Irvin, President, Government, Education, Medium and Small Business, CenturyLink

Paul Robinson, Regional Vice President, Government, Education, Medium and Small Business, CenturyLink

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Breakout Session: Entrepreneurship - Support Your Own…Women in Business

Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, once said "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women," but everyone needs support to excel in his or her field -- especially when pursuing an entrepreneurial venture. Hear advice and gain insight on how to overcome the challenges of a start-up.

Moderator:

Bevy Smith, Co-Host of Page Six TV and Host of SiriusXM’s “Bevelations”

Panelists:

Kimberly A. Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer, PMM Agency

Danielle Joyner, McDonald's Owner/Operator

Keisha Smith-Jeremie, CEO & Founder, sanaia

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Breakout Session: Dynamic Leadership - The First 90 Days: Making Your Mark as a New Executive

Sponsored by

        

Quickly establishing positive and productive work-place culture is vital as a new executive. What you do in the first few weeks to obtain employee buy-in will make or break your tenure and define your legacy. Learn best practices for successful leadership transition.

Moderator:

LaSondra Gray, Northern Virginia Chapter President, National Black MBA Association®

Panelists:

Lisa Blackshear, Senior Vice President, Communications and Digital Media Operations, Comcast NBCUniversal

Michelle Gadsden-Williams, Managing Director - NA I&D Lead, Accenture

Elaine O'Hara, Head of North America Commercial Operations, Sanofi Pasteur, Sanofi

Edward Peña, Vice President and Director, Investor Relations, Liberty Mutual Insurance

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Leadership Studio: Culturally Relevant Decision Making

Marketing missteps have cost companies millions. Ignoring cultural sensitivities can be extremely difficult to come back as a business. Is your company or you, the employee looking at all the angles before putting out marketing campaigns?

3:00pm to 4:00pm

NBMBAA® International Trade Mission – Info Session

The National Black MBA Association® is thrilled to announce a once in a lifetime opportunity to our members to participate in a nine-day experience of impactful sightseeing, tours, cultural events, seminars, and one-on-one business meetings in Liberia and Accra, Ghana February 16th – 25th, 2019. This session will provide an overview our dynamic and interactive agenda and provide all pertinent details of what to expect of the mission.

Speakers:

Matilda Arhin, President, Global Strategies For Good, LLC

Cynthia L. Blandford, President & CEO, Global Strategies For Good, LLC

7:00pm to 10:00pm

NBMBAA® Impact Awards: The Black Tie Experience

Sponsored by

Join the association at its culminating conference event, highlighting the achievements of those outstanding students, corporate partners, and individuals in the business and education community who best reflect the associations mission. This elegant black-tie fundraiser supports our Leaders of Tomorrow® Endowment, enabling the creation of a high school to college pipeline.

Host:

Lamman Rucker, Actor

Keynote Speaker:

Tamika D. Mallory, National Co-Chair for the Women’s March and Founder and President, Mallory Consulting

10:00pm to 2:00am

MBA Live: 90s Block Party

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The 90's Block Party is a nostalgic throwback with some of your favorite hip hop, R&B and soul music and artists. Labels, Labels, and more Labels. Dress to Impress!

Performers:

DJ D-Nice

BBD

Q Parker