African American Business Leaders Expand Students' Learning Beyond the Classroom
The National Urban League’s Black Executive Exchange Program Conference
Jun 2, 2008
New York, N.Y. - June 2nd, 2008 -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today announced that the 39th Annual Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Conference will be held from June 4-6 at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Fla.
The three-day event, entitled "Developing the Leader Within," will bring together African American professionals to train and mentor students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The BEEP conference, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, UPS and Unilever, will feature prominent speakers including Marc Morial, Don Thompson, President of McDonald’s USA, Michael Hyter, President of Novations Group Inc, and Thomas W. Dortch Jr., Chairman Emeritus of 100 Black Men.
“This year’s conference will empower young people to develop the leadership traits and support networks necessary to secure and retain high-quality employment opportunities,” said Morial. “In these difficult economic times, we must equip our young people with as many advantages as possible to propel their success.”
The conference will offer workshops and panel discussions on coaching, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and personal branding to further develop the leadership skills of participating students and professionals.
“The Black Executive Exchange Program unites leaders from all walks of life including business, technology, government, marketing and entrepreneurship- to share their knowledge with future generations in an effort to even the playing field,” said Mark V. Monteverdi, vice president of BEEP. “We are encouraged each year by the dedicated business leaders and corporate partners who continue to support BEEP’s mission to cultivate new leaders and inspire achievements beyond the possible.”
Developed in 1969 through a Ford Foundation grant, BEEP has brought thousands of visiting professors from over 1,000 corporations, government agencies and academia to advise and mentor over 750,000 students on 84 campuses all over the nation.
For more information about BEEP or to register for the conference visit www.nul.org
Contact: Tia Jackson
National Urban League
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National Urban League (www.nul.org) Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League (www.nul.org), headquartered in New York City, spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its local affiliates. There are over 100 local affiliates of the National Urban League located in 36 states and the District of Columbia providing direct services like job training, home ownership and educational assistance to millions of people nationwide along with extensive advocacy and research.