Tomorrow evening, June 18th, The Network Journal magazine will celebrate 40 of the nation?s hot Black innovators, game-changers and moneymakers. They?ve earned their degrees and they?re steadily climbing the ladder in their respective industries. Whether from top companies such as BET, MSG or AIG, these folks are doing it big.
Some of our honorees are academics, some are marketers, some are retailers and, of course, some are entrepreneurs, but what they all have in common is their commitment to excellence and community service.
It?s not too late to get a ticket either. Tickets are available on our website, TNJ.com, until midnight. Tomorrow, tickets will be available for sale at the door. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square, 49th Street, NYC at 6:30 p.m. Come out and network with them during our cocktail reception. The evening also includes dinner and an awards presentation.
And check out TNJ.com in the next few weeks to see one-on-one video interviews of our honorees as they discuss their road to success.
Hope to see you at the event! Here?s a list of this year?s honorees:
Kenny Anderson, Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Americas; HUGO BOSS Fashions, Inc.
Ukachi Anonyuo, CPP, Director, Global Package Development; Estee Lauder Companies
Celeste Cox Baldwin, M.D., Physician, Internal Medicine; Norwalk Community Health Center
Calvina Bostick, Esq., Partner; K&L Gates LLP
LaSandra Boykin, Project Manager, Community Affairs; Delta Air Lines
Jerry Bright, Head of Marketing & Investor Relations; Mark Asset Management
Amani Brown, Brand Manager, Masterbrand; Kellogg’s
Kevin Chan-A-Shing, Vice President and Risk Officer, Consumer Banking and Lending; Discover Financial Services
Jimmy Davis, Ph.D., President; Blacksmith Consulting Company
Margo Ferrandino, J.D., Deputy General Counsel, Labor and Employment; NYC Department of Housing, Preservation & Development
Nailah Flake-Brown, Managing Director; Morgan Stanley
DeNora M. Getachew, J.D., Campaign Manager & Legislative Counsel, Democracy Program; Brennan Center for Justice NYU School of Law
Satasha L. Green, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education; Chicago State University
Abdul Henderson, Executive Director; Congressional Black Caucus
Judy E. Hopkins, Corporate Vice President; New York Life Insurance Company
Janaye M. Ingram, National Executive Director; National Action Network
Neal Johnson, Senior Business Analyst; American International Group, Inc.
Charles F. Johnson, II, Esq., Labor Relations Specialist; New York City Health & Hospital Corporation
Jillian E. Joseph, Esq., Executive Counsel; GE Capital Real Estate, General Electric Company
Yusef M. Kassim, Sr., Senior Member, Investor Relations Group; Eton Park Capital Management, L.P.
James Felton Keith, Chief Operating Officer; Accrue Inc.
Shamika Lackey, SPHR, Vice President Human Resources, MidAtlantic Region; Macy’s Inc.
Jamaal Lesane, J.D., Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs – Team and Sports Operations; The Madison Square Garden Company
R. L?Heureux Lewis-McCoy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology Department & Black Studies Program; The City College of New York – CUNY
Richard C. Manso, Vice President, Interactive Marketing and E-Commerce; L’Or?al USA, International Designer Collections
Andrew McCaskill, Senior Vice President, Global Communications; Nielsen
Madinah McDonald, Operations Manager, HR Americas East; EMC Corporation
Nia R. Medder, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practioner; The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Cleamon Moorer, Jr., D.B.A, Dean of the School of Business; Madonna University
Nneka A. Norville, Esq., Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility; BET Networks
Raqiyyah Pippins, Esq., Senior Associate; Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Tory Ragsdale, Manager, Human Capital Practice; Deloitte Consulting LLP
Chadwick W. Roberson, Senior Associate, Corporate Derivatives Marketing Foreign Exchange Sales; JPMorgan Chase
Eboni Russell, Director of Membership; National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers
Natasha M. Songonuga, Esq., Director; Gibbons P.C.
Jeffrey A. Thacker, Director of Digital; Emmis Communications
Charles Thomas, Jr., Ed.D., Senior Consultant – Project Leader; LMI
Ugo O. Ude, Esq., Partner; Mayer Brown LLP
Nika White, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion; Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Tameka Winston, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communications; Tennessee State University