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Congratulations to our President, Dr. Artis!


National Black MBA Association®Advisory Council 

The National Black MBA Association®has established an Advisory Council that will be comprised of current members of the Association who will help the Board and the Association in achieving its mission to lead in the creation of educational, wealth building and growth opportunities for its over 14,000 members. The members of the Advisory Council were specifically selected by the NBMBAA Board of Directors to help the Association achieve its vision of empowering visionaries, intellectually and economically, and creating a world where diversity and inclusion are fundamental values. Our ability to leverage the expertise and professional experience of these highly talented professionals as we execute against our strategic plan will be transformational and will help lay the foundation that will uphold the NBMBAA for decades to come.

The Advisory Council members will be able to provide their talent and resources, and share valuable input, that will aid in the development and execution of various member programs and initiatives. This esteemed Advisory Council will help to continue to strengthen the NBMBAA®value proposition, grow membership, strengthen corporate partnerships, and increase sponsorships.

We Congratulate the following NBMBAA®members who have accepted this coveted invitation to join the NBMBAA Advisory Council:

  • Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis             Benedict College, President
  • Trudy Bourgeois                     Center for Workforce Diversity, CEO
  • Gary Dent                               Devine Talent Management, Principal
  • Divina Gamble                        Korn Ferry, Senior Client Partner
  • Oyauma Garrison                   A Kid Again, President & CEO
  • Dr. Alison Graves-Calhoun    Medtronic, Principal Clinical Specialist
  • Yvette Hollingsworth               Wells Fargo Bank, Regulatory Innovation Officer
  • Vernon Irvin                            CenturyLink, Former President, Small-Medium Business Sales
  • John Lewis                              Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Partner
  • Mark Lewis                             University of Chicago, Executive Director for Executive Education
  • Winfield Murray                       City of Atlanta, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Verdun Perry                          Blackstone, Managing Director
  • Cornelia Robinson                  Amazon, Community Engagement Manager
  • Shelley Stewart III                  McKinsey & Company, Partner
  • Christopher Upperman           Envolve Entrepreneurship, CEO
  • Anthony Walker                      Walmart, Senior Vice President – Tax
  • Brian Watson                          Apple, Product Marketing Manager
  • William Wells                          W. Wells & Associates, LLC, President
  • LaNella Hooper Williams        Hooper Williams Communications, CEO

About National Black MBA Association®:

NBMBAA®is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional member-based organization which leads in the creation of educational and growth opportunities for black professionals. Representing more than 14,000 members within 40 professional chapters, 33 Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) chapters and 300+ corporate and university partners, the organization is dedicated to developing partnerships that create intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community through its five channels of engagement: career, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nbmbaa.org. 

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404.367.9898 x612

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404.367.9898 x619

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