Dane Holmes 

Head of Investor Relations 

Goldman Sachs 

 

 
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

S. Jeanine Conley 

Partner

BakerHostetler LLP 

 

 


 

Stasia Washington

Senior Vice President and Managing Director 

First Foundation Advisors 

 
 

Amaly Homer 

Chief of Staff to the CEO of Mercer 

 

 

Brian Song

Associate 

BakerHostetler LLP   



Dionne Gumbs
Regional Vice President
Fisher Investments 





 


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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

POWER SERIES: A BREAKFAST CONVERSATION WITH AMBASSADOR RON KIRK 

Hosted By JPMorgan Chase & Co. 

Topics Include: Reflections on Ambassador Kirk's time in Washington, his path to leadership & the power of building connections and networks

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

8:00am - 10:00am 

For Event Information, Contact Kiyana Stansbury.

 

DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERIES EVENT - LOS ANGELES 

Hosted by Gibson Dunn 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

6:30pm - 8:30pm 

For Event Information, Contact Kiyana Stansbury.

 

CUP's 5th ANNUAL LAWYER'S FORUM

Thursday, October 30, 2014 
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Keynote Dinner Conversation: Christopher Reynolds, Group Vice President & General Counsel, Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.; and Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Thomson Reuters

Moderator: Eduardo M. Peñalver, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School

Special Remarks: Maya Wiley, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

For Sponsorship & Event Information, Contact Samantha E. Erskine. 

 

DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERIES 

Hosted By Goldman Sachs 

Monday, November 3, 2014 

6:00pm - 8:00pm 

For Event Information, Contact Kiyana Stansbury. 

 

CUP's 6th ANNUAL MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT FORUM
Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Keynote Dinner Conversation: Richard Plepler, Chief Executive Officer, Home Box Office, Inc.
Moderator: Bryant Gumbel, Host, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

For Sponsorship & Event Information, Contact Samantha E. Erskine.
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS  

 

MEET OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

We are thrilled to announce that CUP's Board of Directors has named Brennon Marcano CUP's Executive Director. Brennon joins CUP with over 20 years of experience in the financial services, technology, media and entertainment, and nonprofit sectors.  Most recently, Brennon co-founded and led Workforce Opportunity Services, a non-profit organization that expands opportunities for underserved high school graduates and veterans through work-study placements. Click here to learn more about Brennon. 

 

CUP CONVERSATIONS 

In January 2014, CUP launched a mini-series called "CUP Conversations," where industry trailblazers answer questions about their lessons on leadership. To date, we have featured Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, LLC; Geoffrey Canada, Social Activist & Educator and former CEO of Harlem Children's Zone; Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States and Economic Development Expert; Don Liu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Xerox Corporation; Misty Copeland, Soloist with the American Ballet Theatre; and Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Time Warner Inc. Our seventh video highlights Ruben Santiago Hudson an Award-Winning Actor, Writer & Director.

CUP Conversations - Ruben Santiago Hudson
CUP Conversations - Ruben Santiago Hudson Award-Winning Actor, Writer & Director

 

 

LEARNING TO LEAD SERIES: A CONVERSATION WITH MARTEZ R. MOORE

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, CUP held a Learning to Lead Series event, hosted by Ogilvy & Mather. The event featured a conversation with Martez Moore, CUP Board Member & Managing Partner at Moore Frères & Company. The event was moderated by Jean-Rene Zatrenne, CUP Leadership Board Member & Chief Talent Officer at Ogilvy & Mather. Martez shared his experiences and strategies for positioning oneself for leadership, how to successfully transition between industries, play to one's strengths, and to create a strong personal brand. To view photos from the event, click here

 

  Photography by: Anthony Alvarez 

 

  
POWER SERIES: A CONVERSATION ON NAVIGATING THE BOOK PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, CUP presented A Conversation on Navigating the Book Publishing Industry hosted by News Corp. The event featured Tracy Sherrod, Editorial Director at Amistad, and Roderick Hardamon, CUP Board Member, Author, Trying to Get There: Navigating Your Success and North America Head at Citi Alternative Investment Services as the moderator. Tracy shared her insights and expertise on the essential steps needed to get a manuscript reviewed by a publishing company. To view photos from the event, click here.  

 

Photography by: Anthony Alvarez 

 

SECOND ANNUAL CUP FELLOWS CONVENING 

On September 12 & 13, 2014,  fifty CUP Fellows and CUP Fellows Alumni gathered for the Second Annual CUP Fellows Convening. The convening kicked-off with a CUP Fellows Networking Reception on Friday, September 12th, hosted by CUP Board Member and CUP Fellows Alumni Board Co-Chair Johnita Mizelle. On September 13, Ogilvy & Mather hosted a Symposium: Defining Your Personal Leadership Brand. The symposium, featuring Jonathan Simon, Director, Corporate & Investment Banking - Global Public Sector at Citi and CUP Leadership Institute Advisory Board Chair, and brand expert Terri Nimmons, was designed to equip CUP Fellows and CUP Fellows Alumni with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage their personal brand and position themselves for success. To view photos from this event, click here

Jonathan Simon and Johnita Mizelle
Photography by: Catalina Kulczar 
Terri Nimmons
Photography by: Catalina Kulczar

CUP NEWS 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW CUP MEMBERS

Click here to see the full list of our new members.

  

WELCOME TO OUR NEW TEAM MEMBER

CUP welcomes Marne Braddock, our new Development Manager. To learn more about our staff, click here
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO CUP MEMBERS    

  • Kay Madati, 2012 CUP Media & Entertainment Catalyst, is now the Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at BET Networks. To learn more, click here.
  • Carmen Wong Ulrich, CUP Board member & Founder of Malecon Productions, is now a columnist for www.Cafe.com. To view her first article,"10 Secrets of Success from My Immigrant Mother", click here
  • Elinor Hoover, 2013 Finance CUP Catalyst & Vice Chairman of Capital Markets Origination and Global Co-Head of the Financial Strategy & Solutions Group at Citi, speaks out about the important of gender diversity in banking. To view the video, click here
  • Angelina Darrisaw, 2014 CUP Fellow, was selected to be a brand ambassador for My Black is Beautiful, a women's empowerment platform run by Procter & Gamble. Angelina is in an ad campaign that will be running all year in issues of Ebony, Essence, and O! Magazine. To learn more, click here
  • Porche Hardy, 2014 CUP Fellow, is now an Assistant Director of The Institute of Music for Children in Elizabeth, NJ. To learn more, click here
  • Joyce Shim, 2012 CUP Fellow, joined the Dominican University Graduate School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor. 
  • Davon Snipes, 2014 CUP Fellow, is now an Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

 

CONNECTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES 


CUP fosters a culture of reciprocity among its members. CUP members are committed to:
  • Being aware of other CUP members' interests;
  • Helping identify opportunities within your broader networks; and
  • Actively championing each other


 

Please email jhunt@nycup.org and let us know if you have made a connection or opportunity through the CUP community. 


OTHER NEWS 

 

2014 PLATFORM SUMMIT

The 2014 Platform Summit will take place on October 24 - 26, 2014 at Morehouse College and Georgia Tech. Platform Summit is an event and media property focused on building a highly impactful "platform" for diversifying the innovation economy. Platform Summit for 2014 will convene influencers, luminaries and technology powerbrokers to connect and share ideas and build new relationships. To learn more, click here. CUP members will receive a discounted price. If you are interested in attending, please contact Samantha E. Erskine

 

MPOWERD, INC.  

MPOWERD, Inc., a fast growing company in the solar powered product space, is looking to fill senior marketing, finance and operations roles.  Interested individuals with relevant experience should forward their resumes to jacques@mpowerd.com. Learn more about the company by visiting the website at: www.mpowerd.com 

 

NEW AMERICA ALLIANCE 

The New America Alliance's (NAA) 15th Anniversary & 14th Annual Wall Street Summit will be held from November 18 - 20, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The Annual Wall Street Summit will showcase the contribution of American Latinos to the U.S. economy and promote greater inclusion across sectors. For more informationclick here

 

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES


 

Does your company have employment opportunities that you would like us to share with CUP's diverse network of professionals?  If so, please reach out to us!  We can post your reviewed and approved job position(s) in our newsletter and on our website. Contact Us.  

  

Bank of America is hiring. Learn more... 
 
BlackRock is hiring. Learn more... 
 
HBO is hiring. Learn more...

Prudential is hiring. Learn more...
 
To learn more about other job opportunities, click here...

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WANT TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY? 

 

Is your non-profit organization seeking talented board candidates? Are there any non-profits or public sector agencies that you would like the opportunity to support as a board member? If so, reach out to us! Every day, we look to forge new connections with organizations seeking dynamic board candidates. We encourage you to send us both your suggestions and interests. Contact Us.

  

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JOIN CUP TODAY

 

Not a CUP member? Become a part of a unique network of diverse professionals who share an interest in making connections, and creating opportunities, developing their professional and leadership expertise, and having transformative impact on their communities. Learn More Today!

  

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