Founder & President
Smith and Company
Crisis Manager and the Inspiration Behind the Hit TV Show “SCANDAL”
Events subject to change.
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM - REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM - PANEL DISCUSSION: BEST PRACTICES AND TRENDS IN RECRUITING, DEVELOPING, RETAINING AND PROMOTING BLACK TALENT
- Michael C. Hyter, (Moderator) Senior Partner & Managing Director, Korn/Ferry
- Orlando Ashford, President of Talent Business Segment, Mercer
- Dr. Atira Charles, CEO of Think Actuality, LLC & Asst. Professor of Management, Florida A&M University
- Tracy E. Hughes, Talent Recruitment Leader of GE Capital
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM - NETWORKING & HOSPITALITY RECEPTION
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM - KEYNOTE: RECALIBRATE YOUR REALITY
- Judy Smith, Founder & President, Smith and Company, Crisis Manager and the Inspiration Behind the Hit TV Show “SCANDAL”
Business attire requested.
Judy Smith (Keynote)
Founder & President, Smith and Company
Judy A. Smith is the founder and President of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges...Learn more.
President of Talent
Business Segment, Mercer
Orlando Ashford is President of the Talent business segment at Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Previously, Mr. Ashford led the firm's...Learn more.
Dr. Atira Charles
CEO, Think Actuality, LLC & Asst. Professor of Management, Florida A&M University
As one of the youngest and most innovative business scholars in the country, Dr. Charles' research, consulting, and training facilitation seeks to shed light on and...Learn more.
Michael C. Hyter (Moderator)
Senior Partner & Managing Director, Korn/Ferry International
Mr. Hyter's previous experience includes a wide range of human resources and leadership positions at the Dayton Hudson Corporation. In 1992, he became vice president of community...Learn more.
Tracy E. Hughes
Talent Recruitment Leader of GE Capital
Tracy Hughes is the Talent Recruitment Leader for GE Capital. In this role, she leads the recruitment and staffing strategy in support of a global Financial Services business of over 47K employees...Learn more.