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Business Executive Speakers

Building and maintaining relationships is a key component in buildings a successful business and career. Our business executive speakers will share with your tips on networking, community engagement and public speaking. Regardless if you are the department head or a CEO, at Great Black Speakers get connected, stay informed and promote yourself by attending one of our lectures to begin expanding your brand and maximizing opportunities.

Judy A. SmithJudy is the Founder and President of Smith & Co, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Smith honed her skills through her experiences with ...


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Marshawn EvansAs one of the nation's leading experts on the art of maximizing potential, Reinvention Strategist™, Entrepreneur and Entertainment Attorney, MARSHAWN EVANS is Founder of ME Unlimited®, a consulting firm focusing on reinvention, diversity, women’s empowerment, leadership and peak performance strategies. She is founder of ME University® - The Ultimate Business & Branding Bootcamp, the industry’s premiere summit for equipping entrepren...


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Daymond John

Founder of the Iconic Brand “For Us By Us” (FUBU) & Co-Star of the Hit Show, Shark Tank

Daymond John A young entrepreneur, industry pioneer, highly regarded marketing expert and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. Over the last 20 years, Daymond John (The Shark) has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to a highly sought after branding expert, author, consultant, and as a speaker in business and motivationa...


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Van Moody

The People's Scholar - Global expert on exiting or avoiding toxic relationships and building healthy ones across your entire life

Van MoodyA Featured media expert on outlets such as Forbes, Fox News, and Wall Street Journal. Van Moody is an author, motivational speaker and media expert source who advises on matters related to relationships as they pertain to friends, family, significant others and the workplace.   Moody is a "People Scholar" who understands the power and potential in developing the "right" relationships and, in kind, he helps individuals, couples and grou...


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Michael Graves

Change in Order to Survive...The Professional and Personal Challenges of Starting a Business in a Recession

Michael GravesAn exceptionally motivated, sales and marketing professional who has effectively led large and diverse organizations to achieve profitable results and consistently exceed industry growth averages.  A results-driven executive with a proven track record of success; designing, establishing, launching and revitalizing corporate brands by utilizing consumer insights, social media and analytics. A charismatic leader, committed to exceedin...


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William Clement

Economic Empowerment - Successful Business Executive with a special insight into the issue of both income and wealth inequality for people of color

William A. ClementMr. Clement is the former President & CEO of Atlanta Life Financial Group, Inc., one of the largest and oldest black-owned financial services company in the country. Founded by an ex-slave in 1905, Atlanta Life is a privately-held financial services company which provides insurance, asset management and investment banking services. Bill was awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation by the American College of Chart...


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Herman Bulls

From Alabama to West Point to Harvard to the Board Room--A leadership and financial journey. How to make it, keep it, and give it back.

Herman E. BullsInternational Director & Chairman, Public InstitutionsJones Lang LaSalle President & CEO Bulls Advisory Group, LLCCurrent Board Positions USAA, Exelis (NYSE); Comfort Systems, USA (NYSE); Tyco International (NYSE); Rasmussen Inc.; New York State Teachers' Retirement System (Real Estate Advisory Council); West Point Association of GraduatesRelevant Experience Herman Bulls is the founder and Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle’s highly...


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Keith Wyche

Known for his signature “straight-shooter” approach, Wyche leverages real examples from his and his colleagues' journeys up the corporate ladder to provide practical strategies for advancing to corporate leadership.

Keith R. WycheKnown as a Turnaround Expert, Keith Wyche is the former President and CEO of ACME Markets (a division of Supervalu), a 113-store, full-service retail and pharmacy chain based in the Philadelphia area with over $2 billion in sales. Most recently, he served as President of SUPERVALU’s 72-store CUB division that is based in Minnesota.Wyche began his career in Sales, Marketing and Management roles with AT&T and IBM. Later he would serv...


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Lauren Maillian BiasLauren Maillian Bias is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding™, a strategic marketing company.A serial entrepreneur, at age 19, Lauren founded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.Lauren is ...


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Debra Langford

CEO of The Langford Company, a business that provides brand activation to the multicultural audience

Debra Langford Debra Langford is the CEO of The Langford Company, a business that provides brand activation to the multicultural audience, Diversity & Inclusion strategies and the development of top tier diverse candidate pipelines through exclusive events. A media and entertainment industry veteran, Langford was most recently the Vice President, Inclusion and Business Diversity, NBCUniversal, joining in 2009, and was responsible for creating, s...


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Lillian Lincoln Lambert

Uses her experiences to show others how to transform challenging circumstances into stepping stones to achievements.

Lillian Lincoln LambertWhen Lillian arrived at the Harvard Business School, (actually she arrived at Radcliffe College graduate dormitory because women were not allowed to live in the accommodations at the Business School), her first thought was “Why am I here!”. Background Born on a farm in the segregated South, at the age of 18 and fresh out of high school, she journeyed to New York City and Washington, DC to seek my fortune. After four years...


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Don Moore

Multicultural marketing evangelist specializing in media, advertising and new business opportunities.

Don MooreDon has +20 years of experience in a wide variety of business disciplines including digital marketing, sales, traditional broadcast and media marketing, as well as general management of large organizations. As the former President of Burrell Communications’ Digital Division, a part of the Publicist Group (the third largest advertising holding company in the world), Don managed all aspects of the agency’s digital practice. His responsibi...


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Gregg RileyGregg is a growth, leadership and performance expert who has led people and organizations to success for over 30 years. A retired Army Colonel, Gregg delivers high impact, insightful presentations that leaves audiences energized, informed, inspired, mesmerized and ready to take positive action. He is quickly becoming one of the most sought after motivational speakers around.Gregg produced world-class results serving as an Army Communic...


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Robert L. Greene (Bob)Robert is an accomplished business executive, investment professional, public servant, and philanthropist with deep expertise and broad experience at transforming opportunities into successes!   Bob is a Principal with Syncom Venture Partners; a leading venture capital firm focused on multistage equity investments in high growth segments of the Media & Communications industry. Bob leads Syncom’s Investor Relations and Busi...


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Andrew MorrisonAndrew is the founder of Small Business Camp – an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm. The company provides high-impact strategies for entrepreneurs, executives and non-profit leaders. Andrew has trained thousands of entrepreneurs from Hawaii to Nigeria, lectured at Harvard University and appeared on Oprah. Previously he built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fort...


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Nneka Rimmer

First African-American female partner in the 50-year history of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Nneka RimmerAs a Partner at BCG, a premier strategy consulting firm, Ms. Rimmer serves as an advisor to corporate senior executives (CEOs, EVPs and C-suite executive teams) providing counsel on a wide range of issues: competitive and growth strategies, go-to-market and trade strategy, leadership/talent development and change management. She also is an advisor to public sector entities, at the local, state and federal level. Ms. Rimmer is current...


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Sgt Robert A. MansfieldSgt Robert is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant.Sgt Mansfield was the Republican Candidate for congress in the 2nd Congressional district in Philadelphia in 2012. Although he lost the race he made history by receiving 40,000 votes the most votes that any Republican has ever gotten in 20 years. Sgt Mansfield is a Committed Conservative who believes in the social safety net, but it should not be used as a lifestyle, Sgt Mansfield ...


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Nkrumah Pierre

Dynamic Connector, Mentor, Motivator and Master Networker!

Nkrumah PierreNkrumah is the Managing Director of Business Development with My Business Matches, an online portal that connects buyers and suppliers based on business categories and tracks the business results between buyers and capable/qualified suppliers.Nkrumah spearheads global sales and business development efforts to clients ranging from chambers of commerce and trade associations to multinational investment banks, telecommunication conglom...


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Dr. Will Moreland

America's #1 Leadership Life Trainer, Bestselling Author and a Top Keynote Speaker

Dr. Will MorelandA father that was in jail, a single mother of two and living in what was considered the worst city in America doesn't sound like a recipe for success. Throw in a low self-esteem, a speech impediment and a sense of hopelessness and you will have the beginning of Dr. Will's journey. Growing up in Compton, California at a time where the drug problem, gang violence and murder rate was at an all time, Dr. Will made a critical CHOICE i...


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Karmetria Dunham Burton

Karmetria is best recognized personally for living her mantra: be Inspired. be Motivated. be Informed. 'Go over it, go around it, go under it, but NEVER give up. You have to SHOW UP, everyday!'

Karmetria Dunham BurtonTouted as one of the Top 25 Women Impacting Diversity by DiversityPlus Magazine over the past two years, and recently named 2013 Woman of Excellence by the Atlanta Daily World, Karmetria Burton is igniting an inspirational fire among women AND men in the corporate world. The Houston, Texas native currently serves as General Manager ~ Strategic Programs with Delta Air Lines.   In her challenging professional role, Karmetri...


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Rodney Bullard

Rodney is 'Well-versed servant leader specializing in a wide-range of commentary including national security, law, philanthropy, and education.'

Rodney BullardRodney Bullard is currently the Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation where he leads the company’s corporate philanthropic and social responsibility strategy. Prior to this role, Rodney served as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases. For his service, the United States Attorney General presented him with the Department of Justice Director’s Award. Prior to this role, Rodney was selected a...


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Selena CuffeSelena is the President and CEO of Heritage Link Brands, LLC, the largest company in North America dedicated to importing and marketing wine produced by indigenous Africans. With wines that have been featured by media outlets including TIME and PBS, the company’s South African portfolio has won industry accolades from the International Wine Challenge, Decanter Magazine, and Wine Spectator, among others. Customers include household nam...


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Ruth Brinkley

Frequent speaker on healthcare and broader leadership issues

Ruth W. BrinkleyRuth is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Arizona and West Ministry Market Leader for Ascension Health. She provides strategic and operation leadership for Carondelet while promoting alignment among Health Ministries within the Western Region and the System Office on issues related to Mission and Vision. Ms. Brinkley shares accountability for strategic positioning and operation perfo...


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Stephen Newton

Former Google Executive: Bridging the gap from West Philly to Africa

Stephen A. Newton Stephen is an international business man. He has lived and worked in countries spanning The Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Stephen has held various executive level roles, most recently as CEO Ecommerce Platforms South Africa by MIH Internet, a division of Naspers.Prior to working for Naspers, Stephen served as MD & VP for inMobi Africa, worked for Google in various roles, including Head of Google South Africa, Head o...


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Zuhairah Washington

Entrepreneur and business professional with technology, finance, and product/business development experience in global markets.

Zuhairah Washington I am an entrepreneur and seasoned business professional with over a decade of technology, finance, and product/business development experience in global markets including London, Dubai, New York, and Washington, DC working with Fortune 500 companies, vc-backed startups, and government and non-profit organizations. I am passionate about leveraging technology to build profitable, innovative, and disruptive products that improv...


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LeRoy ThompsonThere are plenty of motivational speakers out there but there are precious few MOTIVATING speakers! You definitely want someone engaging who can capture the hearts and minds of your audience, right? But when you also have a speaker whose energy, empathy, and experience ignites people into action, well then that’s an event to remember. Rocky Thompson is exactly that MOTIVATING speaker everyone is looking for. The core of his message...


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James Nemley

The Better Business Builder

James (Jim) Nemley, LPBC, CBP, CFLT, CEDP, CMA, CF, Chief Executive Officer "If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got." Jim is into Attitude Adjustment. He feels that it is important to change the mind of the individual in order to affect different results, especially in the case of business owners. For more than 25 years Jim has put entrepreneurs and business owners on the right track to success. As Chief Coach...


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Charell Star

Unconventional Entrepreneur | Driven PR & Events Planning Professional | Dynamic Motivational Speaker

Charell StarIn 2012, Charell Star launched PA For A Day, a revolutionary service that provides affordable and quality personal assistants (PAs) and candidate searches to busy companies and over-committed professionals. Now available in three markets (New York City, Jersey City/Hoboken, NJ and Washington, DC), the ever-expanding service is redefining how people use on-demand help in their personal and professional lives.A public relations, events ...


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Barrett Matthews

The 'Get It Done' Coach, who takes a 'No Excuses' approach to helping you reach your goals and moving you from Employee To Entrepreneur.

Barrett MatthewsBarrett is a dynamic speaker, author and a coach. Known for his "kick in the rear" approach to coaching, Barrett leads people into an environment where ACTION is expected and EXCUSES are prohibited. This approach to leadership prompted him to write the book, "Why Didn't You Get It Done?", which has been read internationally.With over 20 years of experience in business as a leader, a teacher and teammate, Barrett Matthews felt a ne...


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