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20 August 2014

Magic Johnson, Robin Roberts to Speak at Annual Nat'l Black MBA Association Conference in ATL

Returning for its fourth time in Atlanta, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) will hold its 36th Annual Conference & Exposition 16 - 20 September at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Highly regarded as one of the nation's largest professional conferences, the annual event matches career seekers with employment opportunities among Fortune 1,000 corporations and the country's leading minds in business. Registration is open to the public.

(Good Morning America Co-Anchor Robin Roberts and Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be among a distinguished group of business leaders speaking at the 36th annual National Black MBA Association Conference in Atlanta)
With the theme "The Art of Leadership: Inspiration. Innovation. Collaboration," this year's conference will offer attendees industry best practices to prepare, distinguish and position themselves for advancement in a global workforce. Participants include the nation's leading minds in Corporate America, business, media, along with the worlds of not-for-profit and academia. Good Morning America Co-Anchor Robin Roberts will deliver the keynote Wednesday, 17 September during the Entrepreneurial and Leadership Institutes. NBA Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Earvin Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, will share the spotlight during the annual Town Hall Luncheon on Thursday, 18 September alongside the Honorable Mayor Kasim Reed for an exclusive 1-on-1 conversation. On Friday, 19 September, Bank of America CEO, Brian Moynihan, will headline the Keynote Luncheon.

"We are honored that this year's conference in Atlanta will host such a distinguished group of business titans, corporations, professionals, leaders and members who embody the mission of our organization," said Jesse J. Tyson, President and CEO, NBMBAA. "Each year, I am amazed at the caliber of talent and thought leadership that we are fortunate to assemble. Our conference serves as a catalyst that creates innovation and development opportunities. It aligns to the NBMBAA's mission of advancement that challenges our members, our partners and conference attendees to think beyond theories and chart new professional and personal paths."

Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community through its five channels of engagement: education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle. The NBMBAA has 46 chapters, 28 collegiate chapters, a membership base of more than 10,000 and more than 300 corporate partners.

NBMBAA's annual conference features innovative programming, purposeful networking, and access to employers from across the globe. The conference will also highlight key organizational initiatives that include the Innovation Whiteboard Challenge, the Leadership & Entrepreneurial Institutes, offering a day of professional development, the Meet the Experts sessions, career building workshops lead by industry experts, along with the highly anticipated Career Exposition, featuring more than 300 Fortune 1,000 corporations, businesses and job recruiters.

Each year, the NBMBAA Career Exposition features some of the world's top companies and businesses that will spend Thursday and Friday speaking with career candidates. Representatives will conduct on-site interviews and some attendees will be hired on the spot. Some of this year's NBMBAA® strategic partners include Bank of America Corporation, Nationwide Insurance, Marriott International Inc., Chrysler Group, LLC and Target Corporation.

For a complete listing of scheduled events, or to register now for this year's conference, please visit www.nbmbaaconference.org.