Economic Development Speakers
Our economic development is characterized as progress in our economy, or the qualitative measures of the progress. Economic development usually refers to the adoption of new technologies, transition out of an agriculture-based industry, and modernized improvements in living standards. Here at Great Black Speakers we have organized a range of African-American scholars, field experts and enthusiasts in economic development who are available to speak publicly on such topics by booking through our website. Please browse our selection of African-American economic development speakers available for public appearance below.
Academician, Author, and Media Personality Committed to Raising Awareness of Issues Facing the Black Community
- Academic, Association, Author, Black History Month, Black Social Commentary, Black Student Union , Business School, Civil Rights, College Leadership, College Success, Commencement, Economic Development, Education, Martin Luther King Day, Multicultural Affairs, Race Relations , Women in Society, Womens Empowerment, Young Black Women
- $10,000 - $20,000
- North Carolina
Dr. Julianne Malveaux Recognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country”, Dr. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their ec...
From No House to the White House: One of the People Behind President Obama's Re-election.
Michael Blake Michael humbly refers to the words of his mother who said that they went “From No House to The White House”.Michael is the National Deputy Director of Operation Vote, which oversees the constituency outreach programs for the Obama For America campaign.Operation Vote oversees all efforts to constituencies including but not limited to: African-Americans, Youth, Women, Hispanic, Faith, Veterans, Jewish, LGBT & Asian Am...
Economic Empowerment - Successful Business Executive with a special insight into the issue of both income and wealth inequality for people of color
William A. Clement Mr. 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 Americ...
A media entrepreneur who has worked with creative endeavors from across the world of sports, music and entertainment.
Keith Clinkscales Keith is the CEO of Revolt Media, and a partner in a newly launched multi-platform 24-hour music media network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Keith brings to the network over 20 years of experience growing media enterprises for cross-cultural audiences. Keith is charged with bringing this dynamic void of music television to life while growing the targeted millennial audience through traditional and digital media platform...
HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker, EducationMaker; Teacher, researcher, administrator, and adviser to government, universities, corporations and philanthropy.
Oliver G. McGee III, Ph.D., M.B.A., C.F.R.M. Dr. Oliver is a HistoryMaker, ScienceMaker-Research, and EducationMaker-Administration at The History Makers - The Nation's Largest African American Video Oral History Collection. see biography at: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/oliver-mcgee-iii Dr. Oliver has gone viral online with millions of views and social media shares worldwide on breaking news aviation safety and s...
Thought Leader • Leadership Trainer • Keynote Speaker • Author
Dr. George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. To empower leaders to do great things is the mission of Dr. George Benjamin Brooks, Jr. A spellbinding public speaker, award-winning writer and editor, established social, environmental, economic and civic leader, Dr. Brooks is an expert in aquaponics, transformational leadership, urban agriculture and sustainability. He holds a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries from the School of Renewab...
Award-winning Educator and Author
Chike Akua Chike is an award-winning educator and author who is known for his dynamic, interactive, riveting and revealing presentations that leave everyone inspired, uplifted, and transformed.Ebony magazine selected him as one of its "50 Leaders of Tomorrow," a distinction he is, no doubt, living up to today. Chike Akua is one of the most sought after speakers at colleges, universities, and educational conferences.His most fre...
“What started out as one mile became a life-long journey. Don’t be afraid to travel that mile!”
Melody R. Jones When asked, "Who is Melody," some would say a humanitarian. Other might say she is the voice fof the voiceless. But if you ask her, she will tell you she is just someone who started on a journey that began as one mile, unsure at times where she was headed, but was not afraid of where the journey would lead her.Armed with tenacity and an unwavering will in making a difference, Melody founded Reaching the Youth o...
America's Financial Sweetheart spreading the good news about financial empowerment!
Aja McClanahan Aja hails from Englewood, Chicago. According to many, this is a place where everyone should be poor and no one should prosper. Yet, her family has defied the traditional state of the Black American household by purposely becoming free from debt on both personal and business balance sheets. Aja’s straightforward, yet personable style inspires others to take stock of their lives to create vision, passion a...
I show ambitious US entrepreneurs and business owners how to do business in or with Africa’s new emerging markets. I help them to apply smart strategies to build Africa business concepts that work.
Dr. Harnet Bokrezion Dr Harnet is an Africa Market Entry Strategist, Consultant, Author, and the Founder & CEO of Africa Business Jumpstart. She assists American companies and the African Diaspora with market entry into Africa's emerging markets and empowers her audience through unique and practical success strategies.Dr. Harnet has worked in Great Britain, Eritrea, Sudan, and Germany, mostly as a Senior International Developmen...
Startup Advisor at StartupExpert.us
Dezmon Landers Dezmon is a startup entrepreneur, blogger and avid traveler. He specializes in the study and execution of startup businesses and is the founder of Startup Expert, an entrepreneurial advisory service in Atlanta, GA. Dezmon loves startups and has started 8 technology and service based companies since 2003. Along the way, he's gained an immense amount of knowledge on building startup companies. In 2005, he realiz...
Business Ethics and Entrepreneurship Expert
Laquita C. Blockson, Ph.D. Dr. Blockson, also known as the Business Renaissance Guru, is an organizational effectiveness expert who specializes in entrepreneurial ethics, minority- and women-owned businesses, and urban economic development. Dr. Blockson earned her doctorate in Business Ethics, Strategy and Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and her baccalaureate and master...
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Sanders - Africa & Nat'l Security Expert
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders former U.S. AMBASSADOR TO Nigeria, ECOWAS, Republic OF cONGO and Director for Africa National Security Council at the White House; Currently CEO-FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative & FE3DS,LLC , Adjunct Professor Robert Morris University Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders is CEO- FEEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and owns FE3DS, LLC which work on economic development, Africa diaspora, ICT, and business strate...
Jon is a respected blogger, Investor, writer, software developer, serial tech entrepreneur, and designer working at the intersection of data and frontier markets.
Jon Gosier Jon is an investor and computer scientist. He is a serial tech entrepreneur working at the intersection of big data and frontier markets.Jon is the Founder of Appfrica which helps companies do business and invest across Africa. He’s also the founder of Market Atlas has been compared to ‘the Bloomberg terminal’ of Africa, helping private equity firms and hedge funds vet the continent’s financial data.Jon has been liste...
Inventor, activist, artist, author, and advisor, using the old Zulu wisdom of Cohado to usher in the 'Relational Age' of community, and global sustainability.
Paulo Gregory Harris Paulo is the inventor of Cohado, a tool for reimagining systems, relationships, and self as generators of abundant and sustainable solutions. Paulo is also the President of Collective Cry, Inc., a germinator of Socially Relevant Ventures, and the Director of the Ingoma Foundation, a vehicle for the implementation of economic solutions for communities. His work with Collective Cry and Ingoma is focused primarily ...
A millennial that found inspiration at nexus of business, community and politics, Cofield has carved a niche for herself as entrepreneur, advocate, etc.
Natalie Cofield A millennial that found inspiration at the nexus of business, community and politics, Cofield has carved a niche for herself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker on all things start-up and diversity.A converted management consultant, economic fellow, and economic development director, she currently serves as the President & CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce where she is also the Founding President of...
Educator, Scholar, Professor, Motivational Speaker, Political Scientist, and Community Advocate.
Dr. Edward Summers Edward is one of the youngest executives in higher education and a prominent voice on issues such as access to higher education, cost, affordability, management of higher education, developing sound community and government relations programs, and institutional effectiveness and management. He also conducts research on politics, community and economic development, housing policy, and political processes...
Brother Earl-Poet and Community Activist who specializes in serving at risk youth, expanding our communal economic mindset using Hip Hop to bridge the generational divide.