Anton Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and the world’s leading authority on Socially Conscious Leadership. He has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from USC and was a Resident Fellow at Harvard. He is the bestselling author of The Presidential Principles and has been featured in TIME magazine, the Wall St Journal, INC Magazine, BBC, NPR and on Good Morning America.Read More…
|Bobby L. Robinson
Bobby focuses his practice in the areas of corporate and intellectual property law.
He assists clients in a wide range of business and IP matters,including business formations, commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, trademark, copyright, social media and FTC endorsement/ disclosure regulatory compliance, as well as serving as outside general counsel.
|Dr. Alva H. Taylor
Professor Alva Taylor is Faculty Director of the Center for Digital Strategies, and an Associate Professor in Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His research focuses on the innovation process, entrepreneurship, and technological change. Some of Prof. Taylor’s recent work has been on the challenge of managing sustained innovation and entrepreneurship in uncertain environments; moving diverse and inclusive perspectives upstream in the new product development process.Read More…
Quinn Conyers, Inc.Quinn Conyers trains entrepreneurs how to be the spokesperson for their business or brand. She specializes in showing minority business owners how to leverage public speaking and pitching in every aspect of their enterprise. After winning numerous business pitch competitions, pitching her business to HSN, making it to the 2nd round of Shark Tank 4X, and appearing on the Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitch TV show, She now teaches other entrepreneurs how to Pitch for Profit.Read More…
Harold Hughes is the founder & CEO of Bandwagon – a venturebacked identity infrastructure company that helps its customers transparently manage, aggregate, and store valuable consumer identity data. A rising star in data, identity, and experience space, Harold has had his ideas validated as a graduate (and now mentor) of the Founder Institute Greenville chapter; graduate of Capital Factory – Austin, one of the inaugural companies in Google for Startups Black Founders Exchange Program, and most recently the inaugural cohort of the IBM Blockchain Accelerator in 2019.
Kenya has been working in Technology 16 + years focusing on Cyber Security, Data Governance, and Artificial Intelligence Risk Management. She is the C.E.O. of FutuRiskTech, an Emerging Technology Risk consulting firm.
|Dr. Kenston J. Griffin
Dr. Kenston J. Griffin is one of the nation’s most sought after keynote speakers, a best-selling author and a top performing trainer and coach.
He is internationally known throughout corporate, education, executive coaching, federal/judicial, and nonprofit organizations for his award-winning presentations that are not only inspiring, but transformational.
Innovator, Speaker, Leader, Host, and Producer are some of the titles that accurately describe Kirk Nugent. As a speaker, Kirk challenges everyday people to think holistically about their relationship to technology at work for career success and at home for their families. As a leader he has managed Information Technology Teams as Director and CIO for an NGO in South Africa and for two Higher-Ed institutions in North Alabama.
|Kade R. Kimber
As the Marketing Manager at Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, Inc. (APC), Kade Kimber is responsible for APC’s marketplace positioning by developing and overseeing all branding and marketing initiatives. Since joining APC in 2015, Kade successfully conceptualized and implemented a full company rebrand and continues to reimagine and create opportunities for brand engagement with clients and professionals alike.
LaSonya Berry is an award-winning HR consultant, author, and speaker. She is also the founder of McPherson Berry – an industry award winning firm that provides HR consulting services, leadership development, champion diversity, equity & inclusion, and capacity building solutions to grow organizations. She is an HR thought leader that helps businesses and individuals achieve their full potential by increasing performance, driving operational excellence, minimizing risks, and building leaders.
Marjilette Brown is the Certification Director for the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC). Ms. Brown began working in business certification with the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council in 2012 and transitioned to CVMSDC in 2013 as a Certification Specialist & was promoted to Certification Manager in 2015. She assumed the role as Director of Certification in September 2018.
Nicole Jeter is currently a Supervisor of Supply Chain Management at Dominion Energy Services, Inc.
She has been at Dominion for 10 years and spent a majority of her Dominion career as a Sourcing Specialist and Category Management Consultant managing construction services for Power Generation.
Ron Harvey is a ACC Certified Leadership Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Facilitator. Ron is an energetic, engaging individual who believes his purpose is to make a difference by inspiring leaders to excel through learning, growth and adding value to others. He is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Core Strategies and Consulting (GCSC), LLC.
Stephen is President / CEO of NuVue Business Solutions and McCourt Associates. Stephen is known as a strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and an expert in Sales and Leadership Enablement. He has worked in the agriculture industry for over 30 years and has helped companies like BASF, Bayer, Corteva, Growmark, Wilbur-Ellis, Nutrien, Helena, etc. increase sales and develop leaders.
|Valerie K. Fields
Valerie “VK” Fields has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication—with a specialty in Public Relations—from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree in Theology from New Covenant Bible Institute in North Carolina. Valerie has worked in PR for some of the world’s most well-known organizations including Walt Disney World Resort, McDonald’s Corporation Regional Headquarters, and the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities of North Carolina.