SPEAKERS

Our speakers are available for keynote speeches, presentations, to emcee, and to serve on or moderate panels. Some of our speakers are also available to facilitate retreats and to conduct custom leadership development workshops.

OUR SPEAKER FEES START AT $5,000 PLUS TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS AND ARE BASED ON LOCATION AND TYPE OF SERVICE REQUESTED.

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L. Joy Williams

L. JOY WILLIAMS

President, Brooklyn NAACP
Host, “Sunday Civics” on SiriusXM
Founder, LJW Community Strategies
Political Analyst

L. Joy Williams is a widely respected political strategist, entrepreneur, and media contributor with over a decade of experience in electoral politics, government, and community organizing and advocacy.

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KARINE JEAN-PIERRE

KARINE JEAN-PIERRE

Political Analyst, NBC News & MSNBC
Chief Public Affairs Officer, MoveOn.org
Professor, Columbia University

Karine Jean-Pierre's professional experience has ranged widely from presidential campaigns to grassroots activism, to local politics, to working in the White House. Jean-Pierre is the Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn.org. Jean-Pierre previously served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin O’Malley for President.

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Michellene Davis, Esq.

MICHELLENE DAVIS, ESQ.

Former New Jersey State Treasurer
Former Chief Policy Counsel, NJ Governor’s Office
Former CEO of the Multi-Billion Dollar NJ Lottery

Michellene is a trailblazing and inspirational leader who has shattered glass ceilings. She is the first and only black woman to serve as the Treasurer for the State of New Jersey. She is also the first black woman to serve as Chief Policy Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey.

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Adenah Bayoh

ADENAH BAYOH

Owner of 3 IHOP Franchises
Co-Founder of Cornbread
Real Estate Developer
Former Refugee Turned Business Mogul

Adenah Bayoh embodies the American dream. At age 13, she escaped the civil war in her native country of Liberia, immigrated to the United States and is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs in her home state of New Jersey.

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Brenda Blackmon

BRENDA BLACKMON

Emmy Award Winning News Anchor
Edward R. Murrow Award Winner
Founder, The Kelly Fund for Lupus
Author

Brenda Blackmon is an Emmy Award winning New York television news icon. Most recently, she anchored PIX11 News at 6:30 p.m and My9 News at 10:00 p.m.

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Tara Dowdell

TARA DOWDELL

Founder, Tara Dowdell Group
Founder, TDG Speakers
Television Commentator

Tara Dowdell is a highly accomplished marketing and communications strategist. She is the founder and President of TDG Speakers and Tara Dowdell Group, a marketing and strategic communications firm. In addition to her consulting practice, Tara is a respected television commentator and speaker.

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Joyce Harley, Esq.

JOYCE HARLEY, ESQ.

Lecturer, Yale University
Former Mayor & Councilwoman
First African American Woman Appointed as Administrator of Essex County

Joyce Harley is a trailblazing attorney with a distinguished and celebrated career in public service. An expert in state and local finance, community development, economic development, and public policy, she was the first woman to serve as the Essex County Administrator where she managed a $700 million budget.

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Charles Way

CHARLES WAY

Former Fullback, NY Giants
Former Vice President, NFL
Former Head of Player Development, NY Giants
Venture Capitalist

Charles is a former fullback for the New York Giants where he led the team in rushing and established himself as the leader in all-purpose yards during the 1997 season. After playing for 5 seasons his career was cut short by an injury.

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