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Honorary Co-Chairs

Dr. Austin A. Lane

President
Texas Southern University

Cynt Marshall

CEO
Dallas Mavericks

Peter Rodriguez

Dean and Professor of Strategic Management
Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Jenell Ross

President
Bob Ross Auto Group

Featured Speakers

Andrew Gillum

Chairman
Forward Florida

Jeanette Jenkins

President
The Hollywood Trainer, LLC

Mathew Knowles, PhD

Founder & CEO
Music World Entertainment

Doug McMillon

Chief Executive Officer
Walmart

Lynn Richardson

Financial Expert & Entertainment Executive
Sunni Gyrl, Inc. 

Darrin DeWitt Henson

D&E Workshop, Inc.

Talent

Kenny Burns

The Lifestyle Specialist
Studio 43

DJ E-Clazz

E-Clazz Entertainment

MC Lyte

Actress, Entertainer & Philanthropist
Sunni Gyrl, Inc.

MAJOR.

Purple Rope Ent.

Speakers

Maggie Anderson

Author
OUR BLACK YEAR

Kelly Apple

Director, USWA – Central Division
BlackRock

Brandon Artis

Manager, Government and Public Sector (GPS) Human Capital Workforce Transformation
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Liz Bacelar

CEO, Founder
Current Global

Marion E. Brooks, MBA

Internationally Certified Executive coach, Professional Speaker and Best-selling Author
Marion E. Brooks and Associates

 

Sydney M. Brunson

Global Engagement
Multicultural Communities and Outreach Leader
Microsoft

Heath Butler

CEO
Gestalt Theory Venture Partners, LLC

Raphael Crawford

President
Catalysts at Albemarle Corporation

 

Chris Dawson

Chief Operating Officer
Sunrun Inc.

Dr. Tiffany Dotson

Vice President, Global Talent, Leadership and Learning
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Jan Hargrave

Body Language Expert
Jan Hargrave & Associates

Ben-Saba Hasan

SVP and Chief Global Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Walmart

Kelli Hill

Regional Vice President Customer Care
Comcast

Yvette Hollingsworth Clark

Executive Vice President & Regulatory Innovation Officer
Wells Fargo & Company

Dr. Joe Johnson

Keynote Speaker & Peak Performance Coach
Joe Johnson Group

Kara Kelly

Managing Director
Accenture

Dr. Nicole LaBeach

President & CEO
Volition Enterprises, Inc.

Adrienne Massie

HP Americas Employee Engagement Management,
HP Inc.

Yusef Muhammad

President
SCORE Houston

Ramon Ray

Founder
Smart Hustle Media

Fredrick Russell

Principal
True North Leadership Group

Darryl A. Spivey

Ph.D. (Candidate), M.B.A.
The Center for Creative Leadership

Al Sullivan

MSOD, CPC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Inspirus Consulting Inc. 

Denise M. Thomas

Founder/Owner,
The Effective Communication Coach, LLC

Michele Thornton Ghee

EVP, Business Development
Endeavor Global Marketing

La Shirl Turner

Head of Advanced Color and Materials Design
FCA

Laurin Wallace

Specialist Leader, Government and Public Sector (GPS) Human Capital, Organization Transformation
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Tiffany Warren

Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer/Founder & President
Omincom Group/ADCOLOR

Justin Michael Williams

Author,
Spiritual Activist, Meditation Teacher

Nathan Hale Williams, Esq.

President,
iN-Hale Entertainment LLC

Chris L. Winton

Vice President of Human Resources
FedEx Services 

Nicole Wormley

Director, Employment Branding and University Recruitment
Danaher Corporation