2019 USBC Conference Speakers
Mrs. Lewis lives in New York. She has two daughters and four grandchildren.
In taking a brief leave of absence from the Financial Services Community, Mrs. Jeffery went on to work on a Special Assignment following Ferguson under Governor Nixon serving as Manager of Community Development in the Office of Community Engagement and Department of Community and Economic Development. In this role she served on many significant projects with the most notable being her creation of the Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce.
She currently serves in a dual role as a Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development for Midwest BankCentre and the Executive Director of the Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce. In her current position, Mrs. Jeffery identifies success as when she positions individuals or business owners to have access and/or opportunity. The mission of the Chamber is to make an economic impact on the St. Louis region by organizing the black business community and creating an echo system through which we can build capacity for these owners. She currently serves on the advisory board for The Empowerment Network where part of their mission is to heighten awareness of every level addressing Prostate Cancer and she sits on the Board Nationally for the US Black Chambers, Inc.. Mrs. Jeffery is married to Pastor Tony Jeffery, Pastor of The Center of Life Christian Church and they are the proud parents of two beautiful girls, Ishmaiah age 18 and Toni age 8.
Yoruba’s feature documentary, “The New Black” won multiple festival awards and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and a GLAAD Media Award. It was broadcast on PBS’s “Independent Lens.” Her previous film “Promised Land,” won the Fledgling Fund award for social issue documentary and was broadcast on “POV.” Yoruba won a Clio award for her short film about the Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day. She has also won Creative Promise Award at Tribeca All Access and was a Sundance Producers Fellow.
Yoruba is a featured TED Speaker, a Fulbright fellow, a Guggenheim fellow and a 2016 recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award. She was chosen for The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans 45 and under, recognizing her as a leader whose “work from the past year is breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation.”
Susan Au Allen came to the United States from Hong Kong on an invitation from the White House in recognition of her volunteer work for people with disabilities. Before joining USPAACC, she practiced Immigration and International Law and became nationally recognized for her expertise in these specialized fields. As leader of the most established and largest Pan Asian American business association in the country, she is a voice for equal playing field for Pan Asian Americans, a thought leader, and indefatigable advocate for equal opportunity for all Americans. Married, she lives with her husband, Paul, in McLean, Virginia. They have two sons.
She started CNPR over 10 years ago and has worked with some of the top talent in music and film including Spike Lee, Musiq Soulchild, Tika Sumptner, Marsha Ambrosius, Wyclef Jean + much more. In the last 5 years, she has shifted into working with small businesses, entrepreneurs, corporate contracts, expos/conferences, and personal brands. Throughout the years, CNPR clients have been seen/highlighted on STEVE, The Today Show, ABC World News Now, Hulu, Cheddar, BET, TV One, Rolling Out, SHEEN Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, XO Necole, BOSSIP, The AFRO, Singersroom, The Washington Informer, local/national morning news shows, local & national radio stations, podcasts + more!
She is also a speaker, the author of E-Book’s “”The PR Puzzle”” & “”Be Your Glow Up: 34 Affirmations to Inspire””, has been awarded numerous titles and awards in the past including the Ofield Dukes Millenial Excellence in PR, Tenacity Award from Shift 360 Women in Business and named one of the Top 25 African American PR Millenials in The Huff Post. She is now a resident of Charlotte, NC, hailing from the Washington, DC area.”
In addition to over 50 LGBT affiliate chambers in the United States representing America‰Ûªs 1.4 million LGBT business owners, NGLCC leads economic development opportunities at over a dozen international affiliates.
Justin regularly advises senior leaders at the White House, in Congress, and corporations throughout the world to build business opportunities through commitments to LGBT-inclusive supplier diversity programs. He is a sought-after speaker at conferences and meetings around the globe promoting the business case for LGBT inclusion and creating equity for the LGBT business community.
For his efforts in establishing the NGLCC, Justin was named to OUT Magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Gay Success Stories, among many other prestigious lists and honors.
Clarence holds a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, and both a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.
My teaching method is different than most educational experiences, I am fun and aim to create an environment where learning is made easy. I believe in an organic mentor-protégé partnership, nothing forced. Here is some additional information about me to help you confidently decide if I’m the right mentor for you:
Carter has been named one of the top 30 under 30 young entrepreneurs in the United States by HuffPost, along with being publicly recognized by a plethora of other entrepreneurial platforms. With a dedicated work ethic and ambitious persona, it is no surprise the executive has successfully advanced prematurely in her career. Carter has created a solutions company that focuses on elevating her clients’ imagination by focusing on their mission behind their vision. She uses her creative techniques, and innovative thinking to create out-of-the-box grand solutions.
Her dedication to strategy has expanded not only her team, but the number of different industries B.Carter Solutions services!
Our goal is to produce cultivating solutions through Social Media Marketing & Management that directly and positively impacts and exceeds our clients’ goals and expectations!
B. Carter Solutions is a top-performing Social Media Marketing and Management firm that creates and manages top-performing social media campaigns for businesses. We work closely with business owners, brand managers, marketers, PR professionals, and social media teams in order to deliver social media marketing services that generate measurable results.
Our company manages social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram on client’s behalf. We use relevant social media marketing services to help businesses and schools grow and meet goals. Our social media management services save businesses more time and generate effective results. Our company excels in Facebook Marketing, Instagram Marketing, as well as Twitter
Brian had no idea, while attending Morgan State University in Baltimore that a well-deserved B.A. in Business Administration would lead to his powerhouse career. His passion for speaking & entrepreneurship led him to create Black Speakers Network (BSN). The mission of BSN is to equip, inspire and connect the next generation of Black professional speakers.
What has given him such an incredible edge over other speakers and trainers with similar experience?
“Toastmasters has handed me the communication and leadership skills,” Brian emphatically states, “for creating the life, both personally and professionally, I can be excited about. In addition, Brian works for Aerotek, a leading U.S. provider of recruiting and services. He currently works in Aerotek’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion as an Internal Diversity Consultant.
Rahama completed her first round of private equity investment with the Pan-African Investment Company supported by Dick Parsons and Ron Lauder. A leading voice on African women’s economic and business development she has presented at the United Nations Thematic Debate on Entrepreneurship for Development, the U.S. Secretary of State Global Diaspora Forum, the World Bank Africa Region Growth Dialogue, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. In 2014, she was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. She also serves as an adviser to entrepreneurs in the Johns Hopkins University’s Social Innovation Lab. Rahama received her BA in International Relations from the State University of New York at Geneseo. An avid traveler she has visited and worked in 36 countries.
inspiration to her community; Miss Diddy has earned
every title and more! A true leader of her generation,
Miss Diddy has broken through barriers in a male driven industry from the moment she figured out it was lacking
She currently sits as the Only Woman Promoter in
Hollywood, CA. The capital of the most important force tothis culture, The Entertainment Industry. Miss Diddy
is the rhythm of this city, where she was born and raised.
She is the go-to woman in Hollywood for artists to
showcase their talents, DJs to continue to prove why they are needed in the music industry and street brands to
gain visibility while connecting to the people who keep
them in business.
Miss Diddy has resurrected what it means to party LA style! She is the only female promoter to actively work in the music industry and
promotes at the same time. Just as the great Sean ``Diddy`` Combs and Kenny Burns did. She's the first promoter to implement brand
infusion in nightlife, allowing street brands to host parties and music events. Additionally, Miss Diddy is the first in Hollywood to
consistently gain media attention for her events and the most efficient at keeping it ``cool`` to promote. She got her start doing West
Coast Lifestyle promotions for G.O.O.D. , a label founded by none other than Kanye West. Seeing a way to add sex appeal to street promotion, her and John Monopoly (then President of G.O.O.D. MUSIC) decided to put together an all girl street team, called The G.O.O.D. Girls who
cohosted Kanye West’s BET /Grammy events and much more. They served as the official street team for the company. The success from this
helped Miss Diddy recognize her skill in the entertainment industry while soaking up knowledge as she sat under Kanye West, John Monopoly and Don Crawley.
Taking the knowledge she acquired from some of the most successful in the industry and turning it into her own, gave Miss Diddy the
platform to spread her wings. Since then she has worked with some of the top named executives, celebrities and companies in the
industry. From redeveloping All Def Digital with Russell Simmons, to such clients as Hennessy; this
“GentleWoman” is also the CEO of a premier marketing firm, The Brand Group Inc., and Co owner of a public relations firm,
The People Group, Inc. With many layers to her growing career, Miss Diddy has acquired and plans to retain the title, Ambassador of L.A.
Donye enjoys discovering new spaces to create in and connecting with likeminded individuals in order to make an impact within her community.
To learn more about Donye's work and her role at the Digital Footprint, check out: thedigitalfootprint.co
Broadnax has made presentations to many professional groups, high school students and the Keynote Speak- er for multiple universities. Recently he was named DMARS Top 50 Entrepreneurs. He has also received The GHBC Pinnacle Award; which is a prestigious award that honors black-owned businesses. He is currently on the board with Career Recovery, The Imani School and 8 Million Stories. Serves onUniversity of Houston Downtown Small Business Development Center Advisory Board
Previously, Farad was the President and Chief Executive Officer at the NC Institute of Minority Economic Development (The Institute). The Institute is a nonprofit management consulting and services firm focused on business diversity and inclusion.
Farad is a trusted advisor to businesses large and small, government agencies, policymakers and organizations that understand the key roles diversity and inclusion play in ensuring business and economic success. He is an advocate for public policies and business practices that promote marketplace diversity and inclusion.
Using his keen sense of aesthetics, social awareness and digital trends within the culture, Raymond was able to provide his services to big brands and household names. He has worked with companies such as Nike, PUMA, Universal, RedBull, Courvoisier, Warner, Ciroc, Adidas, Reebok, Republic Records, AquaHydrate, Beats By Dre + more. In summary, he’s the guy that can capture your best angle, make your caption sound good AND tell you how and when to post to give you the best possible look for your following 😀
Tremaine is a Brooklyn native who still lives on the same block where her grandparents raised their family. She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School. She has practiced law at Brooklyn Legal Services and private law firms. Through pro bono work, she has assisted incarcerated mothers, small-business owners and those facing various spousal, custody and support matters. Tremaine served on Community Board 3 for more than 13 years and most recently served as the board chairperson.
Tremaine also owned and operated Common Grounds: a Neighborhood Coffee House from March 2006 to September 2015. Tremaine realized that her neighborhood lacked an adequate number of eateries and gathering places. Her response was to create a place that would answer that need as well as foster community, provide economic opportunity and enhance commercial activity. Common Grounds did just that.
In Albany, Tremaine serves as the Chairperson of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus. Additionally, she is the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Foster Care. Her standing committee assignments are Aging, Banks, Children & Families, Cities, Transportation, and Judiciary.
As a legislator, Tremaine has sponsored bills that cover a range of issues including enhanced protections for home owners and nursing home residents, stronger anti-discrimination laws for the workplace and schools, criminal justice reform, and financial equity/banking regulations.
Tremaine resides in Bedford Stuyvesant where she continues to work with neighbors and stakeholders to improve the neighborhood’s quality of life.