36th Annual Conference and Expo

Thank You to Everyone Who Made The 2014 NBMBAA Conference & Exposition a Success!
We Hope to See You Again in
Orlando, Florida, September 22-26, 2015!

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leaders of tomorrow
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sessions
career expo
friday night event
townhall
robin roberts
welcome reception
career sucess network

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2014 Demographics

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Atlanta Chapter Events
- Connections & Cocktails "Conference Edition"
- Reel Red Movie Screening
- The Red Zone:Atlanta Chapter Welcome Extravaganza
- Red Hearts Community Service Project

Career Expo
- Career Expo Opening/Ribbon Cutting
- NBMBAA® Members Only
- All Access

Career Success Network Center

Case Competition

CertifiNOW

Conference Job Match

Entrepreneurial Institute
- Institutes Breakfast
- Institutes Luncheon featuring the Innovation Whiteboard Challenge®
- Entrepreneurship – Seize the Moment
- Grow Your Business on the Web with Google
- Ally Versus Foe – Successfully Leveraging Your Competition
- Viral Branding – Like It, Tweet It, Pin It!
- Crowdfunding!- An Alternative Funding Source
- Collaboration Bullpen
- Institutes Plenary/Closing Session
- Investment and Ownership Opportunities in the Hotel Industry

General Sessions
- Welcome Reception “Rep Your School”
- Corner Office Rules: 10 Realities of Executive Life
- Global Game Changers: Innovative Leaders on the Frontlines
- Negotiating Salary: An Art
- NBMBAA® Town Hall Luncheon
- The Elastic Executive
- MBA + Linkedin = A Match Made in Professional Heaven
- What Does a Corporate Board Have To Do With You?
- Friday Keynote Luncheon
- Why MBAs Should Consider Project Management Certification
- Cracking the GMAT: Strategies for Success
- NBMBAA Excursions
- Membership Meeting: Members Only

Innovation Whiteboard Challenge

Leadership Institute
- Institutes Breakfast
- Institutes Luncheon featuring the Innovation Whiteboard Challenge®
- The Art of Courageous Leadership: Step Into Your Courage and Put It To Work!
- Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
- The Go Game: Play Like It’s Your Job
- Only the Strong Thrive: Discover Your Strengths to Win at Work
- Institutes Plenary/Closing Session
- Investment and Ownership Opportunities in the Hotel Industry
- Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Lifestyle Studio

Meet the Experts
- The Next Chapter in Your Career Playbook
- Recipe for Success: Passion. Purpose. Profit.
- Your Personal Brand: Manage a Distinctive Career

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Just as an artist designs across a canvas, leaders thrive with inspiration, innovation and collaboration. Join NBMBAA® and our nation's best minds as, collectively, we explore the global galleries of leadership and advancement at the 36th NBMBAA® Annual Conference & Exposition.

nbmbaa logo dots  2014 Awards and Honorees

CHAIRWOMAN’S AWARD
Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Entertainment

ENTPREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Juanita and Gregory Baranco, (EVP and COO) and (President and CEO) of the Baran Company, LLC

H. NAYLOR FITZHUGH AWARD
Johnathan D. Mariner, EVP and CFO of Major League Baseball

HELPING HANDS AWARD
David Harrison, Director of Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Service of Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University

OUTSTANDING MBA OF THE YEAR AWARD
Norman P. Fleming, Senior Director, Enterprise Business Solutions, MillerCoors

PRESIDENT AND CEO AWARD
Dr. Kase L. Lawal, Chairman and Executive Officer of CAMAC Energy Inc.

nbmbaa logo dots  Innovation Whiteboard Winner: PurchaseBlack.com

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nbmbaa logo dots  Conference Speakers

Oje Aboyade, GDP Capital Partners, LLC
Erika L. Alexander, Marriott International, Inc.
Amy DuBois Barnett, ESPN
Monica Blake, In Action Enterprise, LLC
D. Steve Boland, Home Loans Origination
Jewel Burks, Google
Chris Carr, Starbucks Coffee Company
Deborah Chambers Chima, O.W.N. Your Career Breakthrough™, LLC
Cherry A. Collier, Personality Matters, Inc.
Sheldon Cuffie, Northwestern Mutual
Sylvia Nealy David, Capital Advisors, LLC
Brickson Diamond, The Executive Leadership Council
Warrick Dunn, Entrepreneur
Jade Durkee, The Go Game
Joseph Faxio, Merrill Lynch
Sonia Balfour-Fears, Merrill Lynch
Apoorva N. Gandhi, Marriott International, Inc.
Kimberley Goode, Northwestern Mutual
Jasmine Green, Nationwide
Sylvester Hester, Global Automotive Alliance
Corey Jamison, Corey Jamison Consulting, LLC
Norman Jenkins, Capstone Development, LLC
Earvin Johnson, Magic Johnson Enterprises
Dale Elton Jones, Diversified Search
Ramon Jones, Pacific West Regional Operations
Cindy Kent, 3M
Stacey J. Key, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council
Judith Lim, GSK Consumer Healthcare
Paula Williams Madison, Madison Media Management LLC
Eddie Meyers, PNC
Brian Moynihan, Bank of America
Charlene Narcelles, LinkedIn
David Nelson, Master Trainer
Tom Onken, Marriott International, Inc.
Cheryl L. Bevelle-Orange, FedEx Services
Necole Parker, The ELOCEN Group, LLC
Kim Peyser, US Small Business Administration
Lisa Price, Carol’s Daughter
Erica Qualls, Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor, “Good Morning America”
Clarence W. Robie, B&S Electric Supply Co., Inc.
Julius Robinson, Fairfield Inn & Suites/Marriott International
Desiree Rogers, Johnson Publishing Company, LLC
John Thiel, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Geri P. Thomas, Georgia State
Summer Thommen, Professional Trainer
Floyd Trotman III, MBA, MS/MoIS, PMP
Marvin Washington, Chrysler Group LLC
Rod West, Entergy
Sabrina Williams, Merrill Lynch
Benjamin F. Wilson, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C
Terra Winston, inTerract Consulting
Chris Winton, FedEx Services
Heather Wright, Gallup
Keith Wyche, Author
Lu Yarbrough, Nationwide

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