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A Message From CUP's Executive Director and Board of Directors
After two wonderful years as the Executive Director for the Council of Urban Professionals, Brennon Marcano will be moving on to take a position as the
CEO of The GEM Consortium.
As we head into the final stretch of 2016, and prepare for our 10 year anniversary in 2017, with an ambitious agenda, talented staff, and a dedicated Board, we are confident CUP will continue to be a thought leader in the diversity and inclusion space. Click below to read more from
CUP's Board of Directors
QUEEN OF KATWE
Hosted by RBC and BNY Mellon
Presented by the Council of Urban Professionals
September 23, 2016
5:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
Audience: Open to the Public
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9TH ANNUAL WALL STREET PARTNERS FORUM
Hosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
September 26, 2016
6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Managing Director Level or Equivalent and Above
Speaker: Jamie Dimon,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at JPMorgan Chase
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October 11, 2016
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Audience: All CUP members
Topic: Giving and Receiving Feedback
DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERIES:
FASHION FORWARD - THE FUTURE OF FASHION
October 18, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Audience: Open to the public
LA DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERIES:
VISIONARIES - HARNESSING CREATIVITY IN THE MODERN ERA
Hosted by United Talent Agency
October 26, 2016
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Audience: Open to the public
DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP SERIES: LIFESTYLE SHIFT -TRANSFORMATIVE TECH IMPACTING OUR LIVES
On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, CUP held a
Distinguished Leadership Series: Lifestyle Shift - Transformative Tech Impacting Our Lives,
event hosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The evening's program included a conversation featuring
, Founder of HopStop and Gigameet. The conversation was moderated by
, Founder & CEO of Tribetan. To view more photos from this event, please click here.
FOURTH CUP FELLOWS CONVENING
On Saturday, September 17, nine classes of CUP Fellows gathered for an interactive and enriching day of development and networking. The 2016 Convening, hosted by Ogilvy & Mather, focused on skills and strategies for the authentic leader, including a CUP Fellows Alumni Panel featuring
Gabrielle Lyse Brown
, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, New York City Bar Association (2014 Fellow),
, Director, Anti-Money Laundering Investigation Group, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (2012 Fellow),
, Founder, Give One Dream (2015 Fellow),
, Customer Success Executive, Everwise (2013 Fellow), and
, Deputy Counsel to the Mayor of New York City (2014 Fellow); and workshops on time management, sponsorship, feedback, and negotiation, with the negotiation session led by 2014 Fellow
, Founder and CEO of The Azara Group.
The program also included keynote remarks from
Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
, followed by a discussion on "covering" with
, Founder, C-Suite Coach (2014 Fellow) and
, Vice President, BlackRock (2014 Fellow). The day closed with a powerful discussion on issues of race and social justice in the workplace and our communities, led by
, Principal, PGE LLC (2015 Fellow) and
, Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society (2015 Fellow). A very special thank you to our CUP Fellows who attended and participated in our 2016 Convening.
2017 CUP FELLOWS APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
The Council of Urban Professionals Invites You to Apply for the
2017 CUP FELLOWS PROGRAM
The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellows are talented, multicultural professionals from all industries with a passion to become powerful leaders in their communities. Through the CUP Fellows Program, participants complete a one-year leadership development experience that includes skills-based training and networking opportunities that prepare them for impactful civic involvement. The program is designed to equip participants with the skills, information, resources and network needed to position themselves for civic leadership opportunities.
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To apply for the 2017 CUP Fellows Program, please click
WELCOME TO OUR NEW TEAM MEMBERS
Operations Associate, and
Richard Scott Brookshire III,
CUP Leadership Institute Manager
to the team. To learn more about our staff, click
CUP MEMBER NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS TO CUP MEMBERS
2016 CUP Fellow
Nicole Lester Arrindell
, Staff Attorney in the Consumer Rights Project at MFY Legal Services ("MFY"), has been selected to receive City & State's 40 Under 40 Rising Star Award. Each year, City & State selects forty individuals under forty years old that they think are rising stars in the government, advocacy, media and lobbying world.
2016 CUP Fellow
Matthew Fernandez Konigsberg,
Special Counsel, Ethics, Risk And Compliance Department Of State for the State Of New York,
was elected Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association - Region II (New York), and sworn in at the HNBA's Annual Convention in Chicago on September 9, 2016
- 2016 CUP Fellow Darryn Lee, Associate at BlackRock, recently received the Professional and Community Achievement Award from World of Money, an organization that provides an immersive technological and financial educational experience to youth.
- 2016 CUP Fellow Jeff Roth, Deputy Commissioner of NYC Department of Veterans' Services, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army National Guard, signifying the President of the United States' trust and confidence in his patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities.
- 2009 CUP Fellow Natasha Holiday, Director at RBC Capital Markets, was recognized as one of The Bond Buyers' 2016 Rising Stars. To read more about Natasha, click here.
- CUP Member Lee Pham, Director of Global Intellectual Property Strategy / IP Law & Strategy at American Express, recently took over as Chair of the Black, Asian & Latino Law Student Assoc. (BALLSA) Alumni Group of the Cardozo School of Law.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT GOLDMAN SACHS
Please join Goldman Sachs on
September 26 from
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Goldman Sachs Headquarters for an exclusive evening with senior
professionals from across Goldman Sachs and their
Firmwide Hispanic/Latino Network as they share their
growing impact within the firm and beyond. This event will
feature a panel discussion with Goldman Sachs leadership
across various businesses, followed by a networking
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