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August 31, 2017


Dear NAMIC Supporter:

As we gear up for the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference "Diversity at the Speed of Change," on Sept 26-27 at the New York Marriott Marquis, we'll be highlighting notable offerings such as session topics - careers, innovation, technologies, multicultural empowerment - and A-list cable and entertainment visionaries. This week, we are proud to share the following industry executives who will be participating in our break-out sessions.

Tonya Cornelius , Ph.D., VP, Talent Management, Learning & Organizational Development, ESPN
Jermaine Daw, Director, HR Business Partner, NBA
Rayna Edwards, MPH, Senior Associate, Mercer

Kodi Foster, SVP, Data Strategy, Viacom
Barbara Gee, Founder, PositiveLee For You
Gail  Greenfie ld , Ph.D., Principal, Mercer 

Renard T. Jenkins, VP, Production Operations, PBS
Dania Matos, ESQ, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, College of William and Mary
Salvador Mendoza, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, NBCUniversal
Carla M. Moore, VP, POS Strategy and Education, HBO
Atul Prashar , Founder and CEO, Sava360 

Martha Soehren, Ph.D., Chief Talent Development Officer, Comcast
Judy Wong, VP, Search Corporate Recruiting and Executive Search, Spectrum (Charter Communications)
Courtney White, SVP, Programming, Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel
Katerina Zacharia , Associate Client Partner, Korn Ferry Hay Group

Full conference registration, individual day passes and group registration discounts for the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference are available by visiting

As a reminder, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, you can join on the spot and receive up to 10% off your NAMIC membership! Feel free to inquire at your next event. Please also see below for upcoming event registration and program deadlines:
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In This Issue

PR Newswire
NAMIC today announced the winners of its Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). The competition recognizes excellence in marketing efforts designed to attract and retain culturally diverse audiences and customers among African American, Asian, Latinx, LGBTQ, disabilities communities and other market segments. 

Ad Age
Hispanics account for almost half of annual U.S. population growth, largely through U.S. births rather than immigration (25.8% of kids aged 9 and under are Hispanic). Totaling 57.5 million people, Hispanics are 17.8% of the U.S. population and growing.

Los Angeles Times
"For this campaign, we specifically chose outspoken individuals with their own sense of style. The energy that happened when this talented group of people came together was beautiful, what set them apart actually brought them together," Williams said.


NAMIC-New York  felt the buzz at their Executive Breakfast Series with BuzzFeed's Vice President, Research & Insights Edwin Wong.

NAMIC-Virginia welcomed new members at their first Membership Networking Mixer.

David Madden is departing his role as entertainment president of Fox Broadcasting. Michael Thorn, a veteran of the network's sibling studio 20th Century Fox Television, has been tapped to succeed him as head of scripted programming and development at the broadcast network.
The Hollywood Reporter
Disney-ABC Television Group is looking to make cuts. The company, led by Ben Sherwood, is aiming to reduce costs by 10 percent by the end of the fiscal year, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

USA Today
Lost in the shuffle amid the surprisingly entertaining Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout was the powerful PSA that aired just minutes before the main event.

PR Newswire
Until his death at the age of 106, Tyrus Wong (1910-2016) was America's oldest living Chinese American artist and one of the last remaining artists from the golden age of Disney animation. The quiet beauty of his Eastern-influenced paintings caught the eye of Walt Disney, who made Wong the inspirational sketch artist for Bambi.


NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic member and ELDP Class XIII alumna  Jacquelyn Puente, executive director for external affairs, Comcast will be honored by The US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with the Corporate Advocate of the Year Award at its 2017 National Convention in October.

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