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BUILDING ON THE LEGACY


45TH ANNUAL H. NAYLOR FITZHUGH CONFERENCE

MARCH 24-26, 2017

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

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BUILDING ON THE LEGACY


45TH ANNUAL H. NAYLOR FITZHUGH CONFERENCE

MARCH 24-26, 2017

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Register →

Keynote speakers

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Arnold Donald

President & CEO — Carnival Corporation

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Jonathan MildenHall

CMO — Airbnb

Vicki Fuller

CIO— New York State Common Retirement Fund

HBS Professor in the Spotlight


HBS Professor in the Spotlight


David A. Thomas

David Thomas is H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.  His research addresses issues related to executive development, cultural diversity in organizations, leadership and organizational change.  He recently served as a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he served as dean from 2011 to 2016.

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2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards


2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards


Congratulations to the 2017 Awards winners!

 
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George van Amson
MBA 1982

Professional Achievement Award

 
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Shari Hubert
MBA 2000

Bert King Award for Service

 

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Agenda


Agenda


FRIDAY, March 24, 2017

event description

4:30pm – 5:30pm  | Registration Check-In | Spangler Williams Room

5:15pm – 5:30pm  | Welcome Address from Conference Co-Chairs and "The Black National Anthem” performed by Christopher Eaglin

5:30pm – 6:30pm  | Opening Keynote Address: Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corporation moderated by Professor Henry McGee, Harvard Business School | Spangler Auditorium

6:35pm – 7:20pm  | Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts: "Supercharge Your Career: The Fundamentals of High-Impact Networking" | Spangler Auditorium

7:20pm – 8:30pm  | Networking Reception | Spangler Williams Room

SATURDAY, March 25, 2017

EVENT DESCRIPTION

7:30am  | Registration Check-In | Spangler Meredith Room

8:00am – 8:30am  | Continental Breakfast | Spangler Auditorium

8:15am – 8:30am  | Welcome and Opening Remarks: Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School | Spangler Auditorium

8:30am – 9:30am| Morning Keynote Address: Vicki Fuller, CIO of New York State Common Retirement Fund
moderated by Professor Paula Price, Harvard Business School | Spangler Auditorium 

9:30am – 9:45am  | Networking Break

9:45am – 10:30am  | TED-Talk: Dr. David Thomas, Harvard Business School Professor  | Spangler Auditorium

10:30am – 10:45am | Networking Break

10:45am – 11:45am | Panel Breakout Session
Panel A: Call to Action: Shaping and Engaging in our Political Future | Aldrich 112
Panel B: Closing the Achievement Gap in the 21st Century | Aldrich 111

11:45am - 12:00pm  | Networking Break

12:00pm – 1:15pm  | Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon | Spangler Williams Room
Professional Achievement Award: George Van Amson, MBA 1982
Bert King Service Award: Shari Hubert, MBA 2000

12:00pm – 1:15pm  | Gold Sponsor Lunch: Shire Presents | Aldrich 112

1:15pm – 1:30pm  | Networking Break

1:30pm – 2:30pm | Panel Breakout Session
Panel C: The Changing Face of Private Equity (Aldrich 112)
Panel D: Corporate Governance- Black Presence in the Highest Levels of Business (Aldrich 111)

2:30pm – 2:45pm  | Networking Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm  | Panel Breakout Session
Panel E: Building Brands for the Black Community | Aldrich 112
Panel F: Power Couples - Effectively Managing Dual Career Households | Aldrich 111

3:45pm – 4:00pm  | Networking Break

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Closing Keynote: Jonathan Mildenhall, CMO of Airbnb moderated by Professor Tsedal Neeley, Harvard Business  School | Spangler Auditorium

5:00pm – 6:00pm | Closing Networking Reception | Spangler Williams Room

10:00pm – 2:00am | Afterparty at La Fabrica Central (450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 - requires separate ticket)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Event Description

10:00am – 12:00pm  | Jazz Brunch at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen (604 Columbus Ave Boston, MA 02118 - requires separate ticket)

 

All parties and receptions must be 21+. Nametag required.

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Panel Summary


Panel Summary


Call to Action: Shaping and Engaging in our Political Future

The purpose of this panel is to highlight ways in which we, as black millennials and future business leaders can become more involved in politics at both local and national levels. How can we mobilize to ensure that social justice and the needs of our community are served? How can we share our stories in a way that allows us to bridge the gap with our fellow Americans?

  Bakari Sellers  Political Commentator, CNN Attorney, Strom Law Firm

Bakari Sellers
Political Commentator, CNN
Attorney, Strom Law Firm

  Devyn Keith  Councilman, Huntsville (AL) City Council

Devyn Keith
Councilman, Huntsville (AL) City Council

  Justin Tanner  Former Presidential Appointee, US Department of Commerce

Justin Tanner
Former Presidential Appointee, US Department of Commerce

  Monique Dorsainvil  Fmr. Deputy Chief of Staff to Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, White House

Monique Dorsainvil
Fmr. Deputy Chief of Staff to Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, White House

  Chris Upperman  Former Assistant Administrator , Small Business Administration

Chris Upperman
Former Assistant Administrator , Small Business Administration

  Leah Wright Rigueur - Moderator  Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Leah Wright Rigueur - Moderator
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government


Closing the Achievement Gap in the 21st Century

The panel will focus on progress that has been made and challenges in closing the achievement gap in education. The achievement gap will refer to differences in educational achievement between black students and other ethnicities as well as issues facing the education of low income students.

  Ronald Ferguson  Director, Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University Adjunct Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Ronald Ferguson
Director, Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University
Adjunct Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

  Ursula   Wright  Managing Director, FSG Fmr. Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education , U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation

Ursula Wright
Managing Director, FSG
Fmr. Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education , U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation

  Julie Jackson  Chief Schools Officer, Uncommon Schools

Julie Jackson
Chief Schools Officer, Uncommon Schools

  Colin Rose  Assistant Superintendent of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps, Boston Public Schools

Colin Rose
Assistant Superintendent of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps, Boston Public Schools

  Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell - Moderator  Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell - Moderator
Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

The Changing Face of Private Equity

A real talk (not for attribution) addressing the reasons for the dearth of diversity (at both junior and senior levels) in Private Equity and Alternative Investments and what steps can be taken to change this. What roles do senior black investment professionals play? What roles do newly minted MBAs play? What roles do Limited Partners play? How is this changing in the current environment and what further steps need to be taken?

  Verdun Perry  Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Strategic Partners, Blackstone Strategic Partners

Verdun Perry
Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Strategic Partners, Blackstone Strategic Partners

  Greg Shell  Managing Director, Bain Capital

Greg Shell
Managing Director, Bain Capital

  Ray Whiteman  Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Stellex

Ray Whiteman
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Stellex

  Jason Wood  Managing Director, AIG Investments

Jason Wood
Managing Director, AIG Investments

  Willie Woods - Moderator  President and Managing Director, ICV Capital

Willie Woods - Moderator
President and Managing Director, ICV Capital

 

Corporate Governance: Black Presence in the Highest Levels of Business

Understanding black representation on corporate boards. How to build your personal brand to become a trusted leader and advisor. Understanding where corporate boards fit in with advancing diversity in corporate America. 

  Michelle Gadsden-Williams   Co-Founder and CEO, Ceiling Breakers                                      Board Experience  Jackie Robinson Foundation Black Girls Rock Hip Hop Sisters Foundation SLE Lupus Foundation

Michelle Gadsden-Williams
 Co-Founder and CEO, Ceiling Breakers                                   

Board Experience
Jackie Robinson Foundation
Black Girls Rock
Hip Hop Sisters Foundation
SLE Lupus Foundation

  Reatha Clark King  Fmr. President and Executive Director, General Mills Foundation Fmr. Vice President, General Mills, Inc   Board Experience  ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) Department 56 International Trachoma Initiative Minnesota Mutual Companies

Reatha Clark King
Fmr. President and Executive Director, General Mills Foundation
Fmr. Vice President, General Mills, Inc

Board Experience
ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC)
Department 56
International Trachoma Initiative
Minnesota Mutual Companies

  David Rawlinson  President - Online Business, Grainger   Board Experience  Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) MonotaRO (TYO:3064)

David Rawlinson
President - Online Business, Grainger

Board Experience
Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN)
MonotaRO (TYO:3064)

  Carol Fulp  President and CEO, The Partnership, Inc   Board Experience  Eastern Bank American Student Assistance Corporation Massachusetts Convention Center Authority City of Boston Compensation Advisory

Carol Fulp
President and CEO, The Partnership, Inc

Board Experience
Eastern Bank
American Student Assistance Corporation
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
City of Boston Compensation Advisory

  Andy Zelleke - Moderator  MBA Class of 1962 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, HBS

Andy Zelleke - Moderator
MBA Class of 1962 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, HBS

 

Building Brands for the Black Community

Statistics show that the economic clout of the Black consumer is on the rise and continues to energize the U.S. consumer market. Total Black spending power has increased to over $1 trillion and it is estimated to have increased by over 70% since 2000. Furthermore, Black consumers' share of total buying power is estimated to increase to 9% by 2017 - 9 cents out of every dollar spent. The primary purpose of the panel will be to showcase successful black business players who are leading thriving brands. We aim to explore some of the key areas of opportunity in building brands for the Black community as Black buying power increases going forward.

  Larry Miller  President Jordan Brand, Nike

Larry Miller
President Jordan Brand, Nike

  Evita Robinson  Founder and CEO, Nomadness Travel Tribe   

Evita Robinson
Founder and CEO, Nomadness Travel Tribe
 

  Lockie Andrews  CMO, Nora Gardner

Lockie Andrews
CMO, Nora Gardner

  Jonathan Jackson  Co-Founder and Head of Corporate Brand, Blavity

Jonathan Jackson
Co-Founder and Head of Corporate Brand, Blavity

  Stefon Burns - Moderator  Engagement Manager - Northeast Office, McKinsey & Company

Stefon Burns - Moderator
Engagement Manager - Northeast Office, McKinsey & Company

 

Power Couples: Effectively Managing Dual Career Households

How do couples successively thrive when managing two demanding careers? This panel will highlight the tradeoffs, decisions, and rewards of successfully navigating a dual career household.

  Nadia Rawlinson  Chief Human Resources Officer, Live Nation Entertainment

Nadia Rawlinson
Chief Human Resources Officer, Live Nation Entertainment

  David Rawlinson  President - Online Business, Grainger

David Rawlinson
President - Online Business, Grainger

  Layla Lumpkin  Corporate Attorney, Horwood Marcus & Berk 

Layla Lumpkin
Corporate Attorney, Horwood Marcus & Berk 

  William Lumpkin  Associate Director, Shire

William Lumpkin
Associate Director, Shire

  Les Williams - Moderator  Chief Revenue Officer, Risk Cooperative

Les Williams - Moderator
Chief Revenue Officer, Risk Cooperative

 
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Logistics


Logistics


CONFERENCE DATES

March 24-26, 2017

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163

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