Keeping My Eyes Open for Steve, Reginald and Oprah
Black Enterprise, October 10, 2012
I’ve also served as a judge for the National Black MBA Association’s Innovation Whiteboard Challenge, a variation on the popular elevator pitch competition format, where new and aspiring entrepreneurs make a case for their business ideas in minutes (the pitches are timed), literally sketching their concepts out on a whiteboard. The coolest thing about judging these competitions is the chance to see real, out-of-the-box entrepreneurial innovations from some of the sharpest
young business minds (many of them members of what Black Enterprise calls the BE Next generation) you’ll ever meet
GBS at the NBMBAA Conference
Voice of Goizueta, October 8, 2012
Tony the Tiger!
On the first day of the conference, I showed up 1.5 hours early so that I didn’t get stuck in the long registration line; i
n retrospect, being that early was probably a little excessive. In any case, I had plenty of time to grab some breakfast a
nd mentally prepare myself for questions from the recruiters. Luckily, Goizueta has a FANTASTIC Career Management Center (CMC) that offered the 60+ Emory students at the conference plenty of preparation! In the weeks leading up to the conference, the CMC had already conducted several mock interviews, a mock career fair, resume/cover letter reviews, and general interview preparation. We were definitely prepared to impress the recruiters at NBMBAA! Overall, the two days that I spent at the conference turned out to be a great success! I talked to all of the companies that I
was targeting (and a few companies I learned about there) and made connections with the recruiters to keep in touch
The Benefits Of Professional Organization Conferences & Events
Michigan Chronicle, October 2, 2012
One of the many perks, in my opinion, was the ability to attend the National Black MBA Conference each year, commencing my third year of the five
year program. I can admit my attendance was not 100 percent fueled by a desire to network in its “traditional” sense, however,
I also recognized the benefits of being able to make introductions to some very talented individuals in the business sector
while enjoying festivities at a Biz Markie party.
With professional friends in medicine, law, business, the arts, journalism and science, one thing we all share is continued
attendance to many conferences hosted by numerous professional organizations.
Chrysler Group Sustains Support of Diversity, Talent Development and Leadership Through its Annual Sponsorship
of the National Student Case Competition
PRNewswire, October 1, 2012
Unique annual event enables talented, high-potential MBA candidates from the nation's leading business schools to compete for $50,000 in scholarships
Company has been the exclusive sponsor of the competition since 1995, conducted annually at the National Black MBA Association's Annual Conference and Exposition
The team from the University of Southern California wins the 2012 competition, teams from Clark Atlanta University and Howard University finish second and third respectively
Talented MBA candidates from 23 of the nation's leading business schools competed for $50,000 in scholarships in the 2012 National Student Case Competition, sponsored by Chrysler Group LLC.
Nationwide Wins National Black MBA Association's 2012 Silver Torch Award
Four Traders, September 27, 2012
Nationwide Insurance proudly announced today it has been awarded the Silver Torch Award from the
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) for Nationwide's workplace diversity initiatives encouraging
minority professionals to advance in strategic organizational positions. The award is presented annually to the corporation or individual who has made the greatest gains to promote equal
opportunities that challenge and encourage minority professionals to develop and advance
Employers Flock to Black MBA Group's Meeting
Praise Indy, September 26, 2012
At the annual conference of the National
Black MBA Association, the main attraction are the attendees themselves.
Another AWA First! Our Live Broadcast From National Black MBA Convention
Praise Indy, September 26, 2012
In its nine years on the air, Afternoons with Amos has broken broadcast barriers by
broadcasting live from Black organizations holding their National Conventions in Indianapolis.
Black MBAs Mentor ‘Leaders of Tomorrow”
St. Louis American, September 13, 2012
The St. Louis Chapter of the National Black MBA Association recently participated in the The Leaders of Tomorrow
National Business Case Competition at the Emory Goizueta Business School in Atlanta.
Chaperoned by Paula Hughes, VP of Operations for the St. Louis Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, St.
Louis Chapter's Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) team included Justin Farrar, Alexis Jasper, Charles McElroy and Willard Moore.
NBMBAA Charlotte Chapter Hoping for a Hole in One for Leaders of Tomorrow; Golf Tournament Raises Money for Scholarship Fund 3 Years in a Row
PR News, September 12, 2012
The National Black MBA Association Charlotte Chapter will host the organization’s annual golf tournament to raise money for the
chapter’s Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Fund. The event will start at 8:00 AM Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Black Community Suffers When No One Steps Up to Keep Businesses Running
Buffalo News, July 2, 2012
The loss of these firms means a loss of jobs, goods and services, community anchors and
inspirational entrepreneurial role models, said Thomas Beauford Jr., president of the
Western New York Chapter of the National Black MBA Association.
Former Pittsburgh Chapter President Kevin Cameron on Starting His Own Venture
Black MBA Magazine, June 20, 2012
We asked Kevin to share some of
the decisions he made in launching his business, including lessons learned and how his time as a chapter president
for NBMBAA has helped him in this process.
Westchester Greater Connecticut Chapter Connects With Local Businesses
Stamford Advocate, June 14, 2012
When searching for a job or seeking new talent, sometimes it's a handshake and a smile that matters. At the sixth annual career expo held Thursday by the Westchester Greater Connecticut Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, making that personal connection between the potential job-seekers and the recruiting
companies was the driving force behind the event.
How I Got Here: General Mills' Anton Vincent
Business Week, June 6, 2012
I came to General Mills through recruiting, sourced through the
National Black MBA Association Conference.
NBMBAA® 11th Annual Leaders of Tomorrow National Business Case Competition was a great success!
June 3, 2012
Congratulations are in order for to this year’s winners who took home $30,000 after the competition:
1st place: New Jersey ($15,000); 2nd place: Atlanta ($10,000); 3rd place: South Florida ($5,000)
We thank sponsors of the event: ExxonMobil, the presenting sponsor;Nationwide and Target,
as major sponsors, and Bentley University and Emory Goizueta Business School,
as supporting sponsors.
New York Chapter Board Member Yvette Hollingsworth Named Chief Compliance Officer for Wells Fargo
Black PR Wire, May 17, 2012
Wells Fargo & Company announced that it has named Yvette Hollingsworth chief compliance officer. H
ollingsworth, who most recently served as managing director and global head of Operations
Compliance and Financial Crimes Compliance & Risk Management for Barclays Corporate
& Investment Bank, began her new role on June 1, 2012. Hollingsworth is a member of the
Board of the New York Chapter of the National Black MBA Association. (Black PR Wire)
LA Chapter President Lynn Beatty: Setting Her Own Path
Buffalo News, May 16, 2012
The agenda of the local chapter of the National Black MBA Association is singular: economic empowerment through education.
But its application through community outreach is wide-ranging,
from mentoring high school students to business networking to supporting entrepreneurial ventures.
NBMBAA Western New York Chapter 'Soul Bowl' to Raise Funds, Help Firm
Waves Newspaper, May 16, 2012
If Lynn Beatty’s father had not been a prominent surgeon – and her mother a "dutiful" housewife, who was more like a
caregiver – she may not have grown up to become strategic client director at General Electric Healthcare, where she is
responsible for marketing and sales of the company’s health-related products and services. (Los Angeles Wave)
Wells Fargo Names Yvette Hollingsworth Chief Compliance Officer
Insurance News, May 14, 2012
Hollingsworth previously served on the Supervisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Credit Union, as vice president of
Administration and Operations and as a member of the Board of the New York Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, and currently serves as a Board member and Vice Chairman of INROADS New York/New Jersey Region. She earned an M.B.A. from Syracuse University
and a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology.
Professor dt ogilvie Named Dean of RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business Rutgers Business School professor
Rochester Institute of Technology, May 8, 2012
Rochester Institute of Technology announces the appointment of dt ogilvie as dean of the E. Philip Saunders
College of Business, effective Aug. 1.
Trade Show News Network Unveils 2011 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the U.S.
TSNN, May 2, 2012
The list is culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN and represents
the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage.
LA Chapter Member Honored as One of Southern California's Women of the Year
Pasadena Now, April 13, 2012
Denise Houlemard Jones was honored as one of the 2012 Women of the Year for Southern California's 29th Congressional District.
Congratulations to NBMBAA Board Member Keith Wyche Named New President of Acme
SuperValu, April 2012
Keith will be the new president at ACME. He currently serves as the president of SUPERVALU's Cub Foods division,
a full-service retail and pharmacy chain with 67 stores in Minnesota and Illinois.
(Blog) Keith Wyche, President, CUB Foods and NBMBAA Board Member "Opps Blog: The MAIN Purpose of A Job Interview"
OppsPlace, April 3, 2012
"At some point in every interview, the interviewer is asking themselves "how well will this person
'fit' within the organization?" Assuming there is no racial or gender bias, the "fit" revolves around
answering this question...."is this someone I would want on my team, and enjoy working with?".
NBMBAA Board Member, Keith R. Wyche, on Savoy's Top 100 List
Savoy, March 15, 2012
He was named as one of the top 100 Influential
Blacks in Corporate America.
Board Member, Thomas Dortch, Keynote Speaker for "Living The Dream"
Snellville Patch, March 1, 2012
Shiloh High hosted "Living the Dream," a celebration in honor of
Black History Month. Elementary and middle schools in the Shiloh cluster participated with a variety of dance, music and dramatic
performances. Thomas Dortch, Jr., is also Chairman Emeritus of 100 Black Men of America.
The NBMBAA Philadelphia Chapter is Making a Difference
CHAPTER NEWS, February 2012
The NBMBAA Philadelphia Chapter is Making a Difference!
They are kicking off their 2012 United Way Campaign. Last year, the NBMBAA Philadelphia Chapter raised $1170!
They put those dollars to work by investing in programs which benefit our Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Program.
Your contributions helped to send one of our scholars to the NBMBAA National
Conference in Atlanta! Their goal this year is $5000. LIVE UNITED!
Black MBA Entrepreneur Think Tank Gets Grant
St. Louis American, February 23, 2012
The National Black MBA Association – St. Louis Chapter recently received a $12,500 contribution to assist with its Entrepreneur
Think Tank. The grant – which was given to the non-profit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program –
will help minorities start their own business. “This donation from the Walmart Foundation will allow interested and budding entrepreneurs to
attend our Entrepreneur Think Tank at no cost,” said Jacquie Vick,
president of the association’s St. Louis chapter.”
Keith Wyche, President of Cub Foods, Explains Difference Between Success and Significance
Rolling Out, January 23, 2012
In addition to speaking engagements around the nation, you also conduct workshops at the prestigious National Black MBA conference.
“I go every year to speak and do workshops, to take those lessons that I’ve learned — the scars, the beatings — and share with
that next generation of black leadership
so that they won’t make the same mistakes. They will make different mistakes,
but they don’t have to make the same mistakes.”
Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity Presents "A Time for Innovation"
Marketwatch, January 23, 2012
The Multicultural Forum began in 1988 as a two-hour videoconference and has grown into the nation's leading conference for
advancing diversity in the workplace. Presented by the Opus College of Business at the University of St.
Thomas in partnership with the National Black MBA Association Twin Cities, the Forum offers
active collaboration, thought leadership and valuable tools that meet the challenges
of diversity and inclusion.
SC Johnson Director [NBMBAA Board Treasurer] on Top 100 Business Ethics List
Journal Times, January 20, 2012
An SC Johnson executive has made the Ethisphere Institute’s “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics”
annual list of individuals who have made a significant impact in corporate citizenship in the previous year.
The institute is an international think tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in
business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.
John Peoples, who made the list at No. 97 in the Business Leadership category, is director for home storage at SCJ. ”
New Board Members Appointed
January 17, 2012
NBMBAA welcomes new Chairman of the National Board of Directors, Leonard James III. Additionally, we congratulate current board
members on their new appointments: John Peoples as Board Treasurer; Keith Wyche as Vice Chair, Programs and
Policy; and Gena Ashe as Board Secretary. Current board member Audrey Hineswill continue as Vice Chair of Development. A special THANK YOU
to William Wells, Jr. for his work as recent past Chairman of the National Board of Directors.
Metro New York National Mentoring Month: C.A.S.H. Program
WPIX, January 11, 2012
We'll talk to program director Tyrone Scott, mentor Patrick Spann and former mentee Ronald Taylor who
participate in the National Black MBA Association Inc of Metro New York about their C.A.S.H Program.
Marilyn Johnson, VP of Market Development for IBM Corporation, a Champion of Black and Women Leaders
Rolling Out, January 5, 2012
I would have to say, within this set of members, there is such diversity — diversity of
background and demographic, the contact with the Caribbean with the Motherland, Africa, with Latin
America, even north of the 49th parallel. This organization attracts talent from all over the world.
And that diversity inset within itself gives us an excellent view of the market of the talent that’s
there and of the innovative approaches to business work.