National Black MBA Association® and Prospanica® promote Career Development and Executive Leadership at the 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition

Prospanica® today announced the opening of registration for
the co-presented 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition. The Conference
will convene in Philadelphia, PA, September 26 – 30, 2017, and will
include the Career Expo, as well as general programming and workshops
specifically designed to address topics important to diverse graduate
students and business executives.

This year’s Conference theme “The Power of Performance: Leadership
At The Next Level
will offer a myriad of opportunities
designed to increase access to careers in management, educate and build
entrepreneurs, sharpen and enhance leadership skills, and help attendees
secure career opportunities. Programming will feature some of the
industry’s top executives and thought leaders offering keynote
addresses, moderated panels and interactive workshops that will explore
a variety of topics including International Business, Technology and
Digital Innovation, and Dynamic Leadership. Confirmed speakers,
panelists, and moderators include: Arne Sorenson, President and Chief
Executive Office, Marriott International, Inc.; Carla Harris, Vice
Chairman, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley; Demetria Lucas D’Oley,
Award-Winning Writer and TV Personality; Kevin Blackistone, Sports
journalist and Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the
University of Maryland, plus many more.

The collective strength and extensive expertise of both organizations
will enhance the Conference with increased access to global corporations
interested in recruiting diverse talent for management and executive
level positions. NBMBAA® and Prospanica® will fuse
best practices from two industry organizations to deliver maximum value
to corporate and educational partners.

“The National Black MBA Association® has nearly 10,000
members, and identifying strategies to expand our reach and connect them
to resources that spark career and economic growth is one of our main
priorities,” said Jesse Tyson, President & CEO, NBMBAA®.
“We are confident that this collaboration will create new or renewed
interest in our Conference among current and potential partners,
allowing us to increase our offerings and to provide additional value.”

“Prospanica’s vision is to develop and create Hispanic leaders through
diversity of thought, expert collaboration and community engagement, and
this partnership is proof,” commented Thomas Savino, CEO, Prospanica®.
“Discovering new ways to expand the professional footprint of diversity
is vital in these times, and we are certain that this joint conference
will offer our members and partners a wealth of knowledge and

Some new or featured programming at the 2017 Annual Conference &
Exposition will include:

  • The Sports & Entertainment Experience – This new
    Conference component connects attendees with industry leaders who will
    offer inside information about breaking into or advancing within these
    highly competitive industries. From athletes and sports agents to
    sports marketing executives and entertainment attorneys, this
    interactive Conference component will offer invaluable networking and
    priceless information.
  • Higher Education Exposition – The Higher Education Expo
    will connect promising high school students with representatives from
    top colleges and universities to learn more about college admissions,
    scholarships and excelling on standardized college entry exams.
    Admission to the Expo is free and open to local youth.
  • $250,000 Scale Up Competition – Innovative entrepreneurs
    selected from preliminary rounds of competition will deliver the final
    pitch to a panel of judges to secure a $100,000 prize for their
    unique, scalable and seemingly profitable business idea.

Early Bird Registration for the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition
presented by the National Black MBA Association® and
Prospanica® begins at $175 with various packages and options
which can be viewed by visiting

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 career
opportunities for black professionals. Representing more than 9,800
members within 45 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

About Prospanica®

Prospanica®, is the non-profit organization dedicated to
empowering Hispanics to reach their full educational, economic, and
social potential. Founded in 1988 as the National Society of Hispanic
MBAs (NSHMBA), Prospanica® is The Association of Hispanic
Professionals with more than 46 Professional and University Chapters
across the U.S. and Puerto Rico dedicated to help professionals,
graduate and undergraduate business students, entrepreneurs and Fortune
500 partners build on connections and career development to fortify the
Hispanic workforce. For more information, visit


For National Black MBA Association
LaTonya Story, 757-696-2349
Kalkwarf, 214-524-7505