May 2018 v2.0

Please see below important information. COAL asks that our members, partners, and community-of-interest pass on as you deem relevant.

COAL Board of Directors

" The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us...  
Let's Get to Work.
The next  
Coalition  Power Breakfast
is scheduled for
Saturday, June 1, 2019     
Breakfast starts 8:30am / Program 9:30am

The Business of Cannabis
Guest Panel

Dear Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL), 

the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is hosting its annual Adult / Juvenile Criminal Records Expungement Summit:

“Second Chance Expungement Summit 2019”
  Saturday, June 1, 2019
  Westinghouse College Preparatory High School
  3223 W. Franklin Blvd., Chicago, IL,
  8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dorothy Brown
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Cook County
All Attorneys interested in participating, while earning MCLE Credits, please see the following flyer.

I was on “Chicago Tonight” last week and wanted to make sure you saw the interview on the South Suburban Airport. Those of us who know how transformative this project would be for the city of Chicago and specifically, the South Side would like to bring you up to speed on why it’s needed and why this is the right time....

Thank you,
Delmarie Cobb
Submitted by COAL Member Ed Bourelly (Original 40)

Edward – I wanted to let you know we’re starting a search for a “VP, Marketing” for one of the fastest-growing Entertainment companies on the planet— Topgolf . With a worldwide fan base of nearly 100 million, and growing rapidly, Topgolf offers a unique blend of technology, entertainment and food & beverage, to create a one-of-a-kind player and guest experience. Their multi-level venues feature high-tech driving ranges and gaming, climate-controlled hitting bays, a renowned menu, hand-crafted cocktails, corporate and social event spaces, music and more. Beyond their 53 U.S. venues, Topgolf has emerging brands such as Topgolf Swing Suite, a luxury simulator experience; Toptracer, real-time golf ball tracking as seen on TV; Toptracer Range, bringing this leading-edge tracing technology to driving ranges around the world; and WGT, the world's largest digital golf audience. WestRiver Group, Callaway, Dundon and Providence Equity are four of the lead investors in Topgolf.

This new VP, Marketing – Topgolf USA will be responsible for enhancing awareness of the U.S. Topgolf venues as the foundation for increasing traffic, spending/visit, revisits/loyalty, and recommendations to friends and family. The venue business accounts for most of Topgolf’s revenue, so this is a highly-visible and critical role in the Company. The VP, Marketing – Topgolf USA will report to the Global Chief Marketing Officer, and the role is based at Topgolf’s global HQ in Dallas, TX.

The candidates we're seeking have the following experience profile:
  • Brand – CPG foundation, or comparable experience building consumer brands
  • Multi-Unit Retail – Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Casinos, Theme Parks, Cruise Lines
  • Customer Journey – Skilled at driving traffic, delivering an experience, driving loyalty
  • Communications – Proven success creating business-building advertising campaigns
  • Team-Building – Must bring a commitment to building and developing others

If you are interested in this opportunity and feel you meet the profile, please reply with your resume, which is ‘for our eyes only.’ We’ll review it and respond back to you as to potential fit. Alternatively, if you know someone who might be interested and a good match, please feel free to forward this email. We politely ask that you not post this on any job boards, or with any networking groups. Thank you, Edward, for taking a look at this opportunity, and please let me know if you have any questions.

David G. Wiser 
Managing Principal, +1.513.533.4000  (W). +1.513.919.4000  (M),  
What We Believe
The Coalition of African American Leaders believes that it is important to examine the critical issues confronting the African American community where injustice, inequality and the absence of access and opportunity continue to prevail, thereby negatively impacting us as a people. COAL is an assemblage that advocates and organizes for appropriate and responsible public policy change, system behavior change and equality of opportunity. We aim to achieve for all of our people the fullness of the life experience without any form of racism or exclusion as a deterrent. We believe we must prepare ourselves for the opportunity of this full participation, thereby achieving the necessary education and training to participate.