Nat’l Black MBA Assn. Holds Conference Here

By Special to the Daily World
CHICAGO – The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) will hold its 33rd Annual Conference & Exposition  Tuesday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The nation’s largest African-American business and professional conference and exposition will draw more than 12,000 executives, entrepreneurs, students, and more than 350 corporations and public sector organizations looking to hire MBA graduates, seasoned professionals, and interns for available positions across the country.

Designed to promote education, leadership and economic growth among its membership, the NBMBAA conference will provide the tools to ensure that individuals and business owners are uniquely prepared and positioned to capitalize on new opportunities as the United States begins a slow economic recovery from a devastating recession.

“Our most valuable assets are our members. That’s why this year’s conference theme, ‘Power Up Your Profitability,’ focuses on building the strengths and talents of our members so they can be even greater contributors to the global community,” says NBMBAA President and CEO Kimberly Corbin.

Serving as honorary co-chairs for the conference, are Geri Thomas, senior vice president, global diversity and inclusion executive and Georgia market president for Bank of America and Harold Ford Jr., managing director and senior client manager for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Stephen Covey, New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Speed of Trust,” a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book, is set to deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Renowned Grammy recording artist and international philanthropist John Legend will give the keynote remarks at the Keynote Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7.

A free Town Hall, “Will the Real Role Model Please Stand Up?”on Thursday, Oct. 6, will explore the impact of modern


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