16th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit

"WALL STREET TO MAIN STREET: Economic Parity - The Struggle Continues..."

Agenda Highlights

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Executive Publisher, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer Los Angeles Sentinel
John Graves, President and CEO, PR Networks, Inc.
Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments LLC
Louis James, President and Chief Operating Office, Motor City Logistics
Weldon H. Latham, Senior Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP
Byron Lewis, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Uniworld Group
David A. Paterson, Former New York Governor
R. Donahue Peebles, The Peebles Corporation
James Reynolds, Jr., CFA, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Loop Capital Markets, LLC
John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ariel Investments LLC
Senator Charles “Chuck” E. Schumer, U.S. Senator, D-NY
Maceo K. Sloan, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, NCM Capital
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA)

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013

12:30PM-8:30PM
SUMMIT REGISTRATION

10:00AM-3:00PM
YOUTH SUMMIT

10:00AM-11:30AM
SESSION 1: Wells Fargo Hands on Banking® program – interactive financial literacy for youth

12:00PM-12:45PM
LUNCH

1:00PM-3:00PM
SESSION 2: Macy*s executives speak with student about the business behind the business of retail  

12:30PM-5:30PM
WALL STREET PROJECT CAREER SYMPOSIUM
Three-in-one career management session – geared to strengthen transitioning professionals with empowering tools, resources, skill sets and insights on the new realities for creating, enhancing and managing employment and career opportunities in today’s highly technical work environment. The sessions, facilitated by our distinguished career management coaches, life coaches and authors will address the subjects: winning resumes, profiles and cover letters, maximizing technology and social media; networking strategies and staying on top of your game.

I. Career Panel: “Getting and Keeping A Job in 2013”
II. Presentations
III. One-on-one session: Resume and/or interview presentation reviewed by expert career management coaches and life coaches

Panelists, Facilitators, and Interviewers:
John Crant, Author, Career Coach, Speaker; Stacie N.C. Grant, Empowerment Specialist & Event Strategist, C&G Enterprises; Theodore Henderson, MBA, DTM, Author and Certified Career Advisor; Kim Lemon, Executive Coach/Consultant, The Lemon Group; Emily Nichols-Mitchell, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Accelerations Group 100 LLC; Jennifer Randolph, Author and Diversity & Organizational Development Executive (author, Coach on Call: A Practical Guide for Getting and Keeping the Job You Want; Patricia A. Thomas, President, Thomas Coaching Company, Inc.

4:00PM-5:30PM
BREAKOUT #1: G-17 COMPLIANCE FOR FINANCIAL FIRMS

Compliance has been a major downfall for failed financial service firms. This workshop will explain new regulations and info needed to be in compliance.

Moderator:
Jervis B. Hough, Founder, Taurus Compliance Consulting LLC and Former FINRA Regulator  

Panelists:
Michael Fagans, IFS Securities; Nathan L. Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Security Capital Brokerage, Inc. (confirmed)

4:00PM-5:30PM
BREAKOUT #2: BUSINESS SCHOOL DEANS AND CORPORATE HR MANAGERS: WORKING TOGETHER TO DIVERSIFY CORPORATE AMERICA
A primary goal of the session will be to promote on-going symbiotic relationships with presidents and deans of colleges and universities and corporate human resources managers. Further, our panelists will explore the development of executive career programs that reflect, support and maximize diversity and inclusion for college business students and graduates.

Moderator:
Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Office, Roosevelt Thomas Consulting, Inc. (confirmed)

Panelists:
Kira Cordoba-Brown, Vice President and Diversity Recruiting Manager, Citi Graduate Recruitment; Sarah Harrison, Chief Executive Officer and President, H&S Enterprise, Inc.; Dr. Charles T. Moses, Dean, Clark Atlanta Business School

4:00PM-5:30PM
BREAKOUT #3: THE BUSINESS OF HIP HOP
This Forum is a must for all 21st century entrepreneurs and business owners of all backgrounds. Panelists will examine the positive impact and extensive business opportunities of an often misunderstood and overlooked business opportunity, Hip Hop. The Hip Hop business demographic is the one of the most coveted in the business industry and crosses all races, creeds, colors, and genders and is one of the most financially equitable markets in existence today. It has become ubiquitous and covers everything from food service, to the front end of blue chip, and high tech corporations worldwide, yet still remains a valuable tool for the small business entrepreneur. Come explore projected opportunities and avenues for growth in 2013 and beyond. Participants can expect to learn how to avoid pitfalls and take advantage of existing opportunities and programs available to sustain and stimulate their own economic worth in this industry that is more than just about recording artists.

This forum is sponsored by the HIP HOP Union. A group of dedicated business professionals in education, community and political advocacy, and business development.

Moderator:
Jineea Butler, President, Hip Hop Union (confirmed)

Panelists:
Harvey Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Butler Management Group, LLC, former Vice President, Supplier Diversity at JPMorgan Chase; Martha Diaz, Founder and Director, Hip-Hop Education Center, NYU; Deborah A. Williams, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Her Game 2, Inc.; Craig Wilson, Founder National Museum of Hip Hop; Wayne Winston, Vice President, Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, Bridgeport, CT

6:00PM-7:30PM
OPENING SESSION

Opening Remarks by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

“Conversations: one-on-one with….. (TBD)

7:30PM-9:00PM
OPENING RECEPTION CO-HOSTED WITH NV MAGAZINE

Featuring a special preview of a new online web series called "A little bit of business…A little bit of life” with Kyle Donovan, Publisher, NV Magazine. The first interview will be with R. Donahue Peebles, Chief Executive Officer, The Peebles Corporation

R. Donahue Peebles, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Peebles Corporation


THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013

7:00AM-7:00PM
SUMMIT REGISTRATION

10:00AM-3:00PM
OPENING PLENARY “Wall Street to Main Street: Economic Parity - The Struggle Continues...”

Minority Inclusion as the States of New York and New Jersey rebuild after Hurricane Sandy

Greetings by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and special guests, followed by discussions

Moderator:
John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ariel Investments LLC

Speakers
John C. Liu, New York City, Comptroller; R. Donahue Peebles, The Peebles Corporation  

 

10:45AM-12:15PM
BREAKOUT #1: PARITY IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Office of Minority and Women Inclusion in the Dodd Frank Act mandates that 21 Federal Agencies must develop and implement a minority employment and procurement plan. A panel of state caucus chairs and federal officials will discuss best practices for accomplishing parity in public procurement, construction projects and management of public pension funds.

Moderator:
Paul T. Williams, Jr., President and CEO, Dormitory Authority State of New York (DASNY)

Panelists:
Assemblyman Karim Camara, Chair, New York State Black Caucus; Michael J. Garner, Chief Diversity Officer, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Pamela A. Gibbs, Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, U.S. Securities Exchange Commission; John E. Harmon, Sr., President & Chief Executive Officer, African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ; Stuart Ishimaru, Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Senator Ronald L. Rice, Chair, New Jersey State Black Caucus

10:45AM-12:15PM
BREAKOUT #2: DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA

This session will focus on Africa’s attractive business environment. The panel will discuss Africa’s tremendous business opportunities not only in oil, gas and natural resources, but also in areas such as energy, telecommunications, technology, entertainment, construction, financial services, and tourism. This forum will also provide an opportunity to outline US trade policy towards Africa.

Moderator:
Senator Rodney Ellis, State Senator, Texas
Christopher Koehs, Rainbow/PUSH South Africa Director

Speakers:
Chandra Dake, Executive Chairman, Dake Group; Patrick Dlamini, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa; Hon. Dr. Zweli Lawrence Mkhize, The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal; Obed Mlaba, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal; Thato Tsautse, President, Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry  

 

7:30AM-5:15PM
WALL STREET PROJECT SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE (SBI)

The Wall Street Project SBI is a one-day concentrated instructional program offering business strategy and developmental topics specific to minority businesses.

Attend lectures/workshops from nationally focused subject matter experts at this full day of advanced technical assistance information for minority owned businesses seeking accelerated growth, optimization of business plans, and business process improvement.

 

7:30AM-8:30AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 

8:30AM-9:00AM
THE NEW PARADIGM FOR GROWING MINORITY BUSINESS IN TODAY'S CHALLENGED ECONOMY, AND WHY THE SBI WILL ACCELERATE YOUR PLANS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

Emmett T. Vaughn, Director, Office of Diverse Business Empowerment, Exelon Corporation

9:00AM-10:00AM
MANAGING BUSINESS GROWTH WITH MULTI-TIERED STRATEGIC FOCUS, PRIVATE SECTOR, PUBLIC SECTOR, AND AMONG OTHER MBE'S ALIGNED WITH STRONG PRIMES

David E. Malone, Plant Manager - Systems Automotive Interiors (A Toyota subcontractor), former Chief Procurement Officer - City of Chicago, Senior Procurement Director US Cellular Corporation

10:00AM-10:15AM
BREAK
 

10:15AM-12:00 NOON
STRATEGIES FOR ACCESSING CAPITAL, PERSPECTIVES FROM 2 SUCCESSFUL VENTURE CAPITALISTS, AND ONE OF THIS COUNTRIES FIRST BLACK OWNED BANKS

Moderator: Michael Jones-Bey, Supplier Diversity Lead, Con Edison

J. Martin Alexander, CEO Afashionmind, Co-Founder FUBU; Mike Anguiano, CEO-Managing Partner Supplier Capital Partners (confirmed); Evelyn Smalls, CEO United Bank of Philadelphia

12 NOON-12:15PM
RECAP OF MORNING "KEY FACTS" & BREAK


12:30PM -2:30PM
ACCESS TO CAPITAL LUNCHEON

2:45PM-3:45PM
INCREASING COMPANY GROWTH WITH POWERFUL STRATEGIC ALLIANCES AND ENHANCING SUSTAINABILITY BY AVOIDING FINANCIAL MISTAKES THAT GROWTH CURVE COMPANY'S COMMONLY MAKE
Frederick E. Davis, Partner, Mitchell & Titus CPA's

3:45PM-4:30PM
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MANAGING HUMAN CAPITAL TO ACCELERATE PERFORMANCE AND GROWTH OF A COMPANY, WHETHER YOUR COMPANY EMPLOYS LESS THAN 10 OR OVER 1000

Ann Marr, Vice President, Human Capital, World Wide Technology, #1 U.S. based minority owned business

4:30PM-5:15PM
DIVERSITY ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS HAVE A SPECIFIC ROLE IN YOUR COMPANY GROWTH STRATEGY AND ITS NOT FOR "NETWORKING!"

Wade Colclough, President, Minority Supplier Development Council PA, NJ, DE; Diosa Borlaza Woods, Commissioner of Asian American Affairs State of Maryland

5:15PM
SBI ADJOURNED


12:30PM-2:30PM
ACCESS TO CAPITAL LUNCHEON

Mistress of Ceremonies
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Former President, Bennett College for Women and President of Last Word Productions  

Brief Remark About the SBA:
Teri Coaxum, Regional Advocate, U.S. Small Business Association (SBA)

Honoree and Brief Remarks:
The Honorable David A. Paterson, Former New York Governor

Remarks:
Michael A, Nutter, Mayor, Philadelphia, PA

Honoree:
Willie E. Gary, Esq., The Law Firm of Gary, Williams, Lewis, and Watson, P.L

Performance:
Mary Mary, Grammy Award Winning Gospel Duo  

Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable William J. Clinton, Former President of the United States

2:30PM-4:00PM
BREAKOUT #3: STRENGTH THROUGH DIVERSITY
The session will focus on recent alternative investment trends, including federal regulation of hedge funds, barriers to minority participation, unintended hedges, liquidity of pension fund liquidity, the endowment model, total return and payout ratios.

Moderator:
Calvin Vismale, Financial Services Consultant

Panelists:
Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller; Calvin Stamps, Founder and Managing Partner, Brentwood Capital Partners, LLC; Matt Stone, Director of Absolute Returns and Public Markets, University of Chicago

2:30PM-4:00PM
BREAKOUT #4: "OPPORTUNITIES IN HEALTHCARE: WHAT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT MEANS POST ELECTION”
What are the challenges facing individuals, health exchanges, providers and investors as from 17 to 30 million new people become insured. What are the burgeoning opportunities for investment?

Moderator:
Steven Bussey, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal and Chief Executive Officer, Harlem United

Speakers:
Craig MacKay, Managing Director, England & Company; Doug Melancon, M.D., Managing Director, Advent Capital Management; Pamela T. Miller, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer, Summit Global Strategy, Inc.; John J. Webb, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Quantum Reach

2:30PM-4:00PM
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION BEST PRACTICES COLLOQUIUM
An exclusive seminar series for diversity and inclusion leaders focused on the following areas: a. How to establish effective performance metrics for your diversity and inclusion strategies, b. How to effectively develop cultural competency as a leadership trait for your c suite executives, c. How do you maintain your success with diverse suppliers in a volatile environment for procurement dollars, and d. Getting ROI from your external communications strategy.

Moderator
R. Fenimore Fisher, Chief Diversity and EEO Officer, NYC Citywide Administrative Services

Panelists:
Erika Irish Brown, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Bank of America; Cynthia D. DiBartolo, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Tigress Financial Partners LLC; Patricia “Pat” Harris, Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald's Corporation; Arthur T. Matthews J.D., Chief Operating Officer diversityofficers.com; Ralph G. Moore, President, RGMA; Janet C. Smith, President, Ivy Planning Group

4:00PM-5:00PM
AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

4:15PM-5:30PM
BREAKOUT #5: “RAISING OUR VOICES ON ADVERTISING IN THE MARKETPLACE ”

Corporate Marketing Officers and ethnic media representatives will discuss how their advertising and marketing efforts are meeting the needs of growing ethnic markets. They will talk about where new opportunities are for ethnic media outlets in marketing and advertising.

Moderator:
Carol Watson, President, Tangerine-Watson

Presenter:
Marc Bland, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, R.L. Polk & Co.

Speakers:
Clovis Campbell, Chairman, NNPA; Kay Lucas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Media Sense; Kevin Newell, Executive Vice President-Global Chief Brand Officer, McDonald’s; McGhee Williams Osse, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Burrell Communications; Munson Steed, Chief Executive Officer, Steed Media Group, Inc., Publisher, rollingout.com

4:15PM-5:30PM
BREAKOUT #6: CROWDFUNDING

Speakers:
Chonchol Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Rebirth Financial, Inc.; Bishop Rodney Sampson, Author of Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies for Transforming Your Business and Life Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

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7:30PM-10:30PM
RAINBOW PUSH COALITION AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION FUND 16TH ANNUAL WALL STREET PROJECT GALA FUNDRAISER RECEPTION

Special Tribute to Berry Gordy, Jr. and Motown

Host
Ed Gordon

Honoree
Berry Gordy, Jr. Founder, Motown

Special Tributes to Berry Gordy
Jamie Foxx, Roberta Flack, Dionne Warwick and other surprise guests

Preview of the upcoming Broadway production "MOTOWN: The Musical"

Music Provided by
AffinitiNYC

LOCATION: Grand Ballroom, The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street at Madison Avenue, New York, NY

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013

7:00AM-12:30PM
SUMMIT REGISTRATION

8:00AM-9:30AM
LABOR BREAKFAST
Assault on Labor Unions

Speakers:
Vincent Alvarez, President, New York City Central Labor Council (NYCCLC); Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers (UFT)

9:30AM-10:15AM
NETWORKING BREAK

9:30AM-10:15AM
PRESS CONFERENCE

9:45AM-11:45AM
MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SESSION

PART 1 - MINORITY MEDIA OWNERSHIP

Moderator:
Joseph S. Miller, Deputy Director and Senior Policy Counsel of the Media and Technology Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington DC

Speakers:
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Executive Publisher, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer Los Angeles Sentinel; Sherman K. Kizart, Managing Director, Kizart Media Partners; Joseph Torres, Senior External Affairs Director, Free Press; Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

PART 2 - HEARING OF PUBLIC OPINION AND CONCERN – PRISON TELEPHONE RATES

Moderator:
Dr. Sean McMillan, Senior Pastor, Giants Steps Church, Chicago, IL  

Speakers:
Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC); Rev. Sala W.J. Nolan Gonzales, Minister for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Justice and Witness Ministries, representing the United Church of Christ  

10:30AM - 12:00PM
BREAKOUT # 2: THE BUSINESS OF SPORTS

Moderator:
Curtis Symonds, Chief Executive Officer, HBCU Network (Formerly ESPN and BET Sports)

Speakers:
Dr. Joseph Bryant Jr., Life Coach/Advisor; Kevin Carr, Vice President of Operations and Player Development NBA; Shurnette Henry, Financial Advisor for Professional Athletes, Cabot Lodge Securities; Octavius T. Reid, III Sr., Vice President, Morgan Stanley. Registered NFL Player Financial Advisor; Myron L. Rolle, NFL (Drafted by Tennessee Titans), Rhode Scholar, Studying to be a Neurosurgeon; Herschel Walker, 3x All American, Heisman Trophy Winner, NFL Legend (played for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Viking, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants)

12:30PM - 2:30PM
MINISTER’S LUNCHEON

CIVIL RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE. Where are we 150 years later? It’s one week after the second Inauguration of President Barack Obama; two weeks after Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday; 50 years since the March on Washington; and 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation. The infrastructure for black economic advance is not working as well as it should be. Where do we go from here?

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Speaker:
The Honorable Charles “Chuck” E. Schumer, U.S. Senator, D-NY   

Speakers/Special Guests:
Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas; Rev. Al C. Sharpton, Jr., President, National Action Network (NAN)

Honorees:
Rev. Joseph Carter, New Hope Baptist Church, Newark, NJ; Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas; Rev. Andrew Wilkes, Affiliate Minister, The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York and Editor of Urban Faith  

2:30PM-4:00PM
WELLS FARGO HANDS ON BANKING® WORKSHOP

A specially designed financial literacy session for ministers.

José Rivera Alers, Vice President, Senior Community, Wells Fargo; G. Dewey Norwood, Jr., Vice President on the Strategic Philanthropy and National Partnerships, Wells Fargo