8TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP GALA

On Thursday, April 9, 2015,
The Council of Urban Professionals hosted its

8th Annual Leadership Gala

Where we honored four distinguished leaders who are making
significant strides toward advancing diversity and inclusion

Many Thanks to CUP’s Partners & Friends
for Making Our Leadership Gala a Memorable Evening!

Thanks to generous contributions from our partners and friends, CUP raised over $1.4 million to further our mission
to connectempower, and mobilize the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders.
Our most successful Gala to date!

CUP extends special thanks to:

OUR HONOREES 

Creative Visionary Leadership Award

VANESSA MORRISON

President, Twentieth Century Fox Animation

NANCY UTLEY

President, Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Brennon Marcano, Creative Visionary Leadership Awards
to Vanessa Morrison(left) & Nancy Utley(right)

Civic & Educational Leadership Award

Selma for Students

& The Four Visionary Couples Spearheading The Movement

Accepted by Valentino D. Carlotti
Head of Institutional Client Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

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Gala Host Mara Schiavocampo (left), ABC News Correspondent,
presenting the Civic & Educational Leadership Award to Valentino D. Carlotti (right)

Click here to watch the Selma for Students tribute video.

Corporate Diversity &

Inclusion Leadership Award

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Accepted by Judy Rice
Chief Diversity Officer, Prudential Investment Management

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Lori Fouché (right), Prudential Financial, Inc.'s CEO of Group Insurance, presenting
the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award to Judy Rice (left)

Click here to watch Prudential Financial Inc.’s tribute video.

GALA CHAIR

Keisha Smith-Jeremie

Chief Human Resources Officer
News Corp

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GALA HOST

Mara Schiavocampo

Correspondent, ABC News

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Click here to view other pictures from the event.

We look forward to seeing you at CUP's 9th Annual Leadership Gala in April 2016!
With Gratitude,
CUP's Board and Staff

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CUP Staff (left to right):
(front row) Tarrus L. Richardson (Board Member), Samantha E. ErskineAvital Temchin,
Kiyana StansburyMwape Trunell;
(back row) Marne BraddockRashidah WhiteBrennon Marcano,  Janyce Hunt,
Erin HackettNina Pascucci

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CUP is Grateful for the Support of Our

8th Annual Leadership Gala Co-Chairs,

Benefit Committee, and Sponsors

GALA CO-CHAIRS

Nicole Bernard, Fox Audience Strategy
Sherrese Clarke, Morgan Stanley
James Francis, Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC
Daniel Gamba, BlackRock
Beatrice Hamza Bassey, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Roderick Hardamon, Citi Alternative Investment Services
David Jones, CastleOak Securities, L.P.
Shawn Lytle, UBS Global Asset Management
Jaime Mercado, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Johnita Mizelle, Lyxor Asset Management Inc.
Martez Moore, Moore Frères & Company
Shawn Pride, Ernst & Young
Stephanie Smith, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Jose Tavarez, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch
Lucas Torres, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Marcos A. Torres, RBC Capital Markets LLC
Elizabeth Wamai, Bloomberg L.P.
Anré Williams, American Express

GALA BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Disney | ABC Television Group
Nikki Bethel, Home Box Office Inc.
B. Seth Bryant, Bryant Rabbino LLP
Charlita C. Cardwell, American Express Company
S. Jeanine Conley, BakerHostetler LLP
Maria Fernandez-Williams, IBM Corporation
Bernard K. Guinyard, Ropes & Gray LLP
Diana Hilson, BobCar Media
Jim Holmes, Markit Ltd.
Dennis Hopkins, Perkins Coie LLP
Cheryl C. Joyner, PARA Music Group
Sekou H. Kaalund, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Brandon Nelson, JetBlue
Dana Reed, PanAfrican Investment Company, LLC
Patricia Roberts, AllianceBernstein LP
Melody Rollins, PIMCO
Patrick Vatel, BNY Mellon
Maria Weaver, Interactive One
Valerie D. White, Standard & Poor's Rating Services

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CUP is Grateful for the Support of Our

8th Annual Leadership Gala Sponsors:

Champion

News Corp

Platinum

20th Century Fox
21st Century Fox
Fox Audience Strategy
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Morgan Stanley
Prudential Financial Inc.
RBC Capital Markets

Gold

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
American Express Company
Bank of America
BlackRock
Bloomberg L.P.
BNY Mellon
CastleOak Securities, L.P.
Citi
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Comcast NBCUniversal
Deutsche Bank
Ernst & Young LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
New York Life Insurance Company
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Thomson Reuters
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Wells Fargo

Silver

Ariel Investments
Baker & Hostetler LLP
BET Networks/Viacom
Bright wood Capital Advisors
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Credit Suisse
GE Asset Management
GE Capital
JetBlue
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
McGraw Hill Financial
Moody's
Novantas
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Paul Hastings LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
PwC
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Steiner Sports Inc.
Time Warner Inc.
Towers Watson
UBS

Bronze

Bryant Rabbino LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
Home Box Office, Inc.
Interactive One
Malecon Productions, LLC
Ogilvy & Mather
Paradigm Asset Management
Revolt TV
Ropes & Gray LLP
Walter Kaitz Foundation

Supporter

ADP Global Enterprise Solutions
Aetna
Brunswick Group
Chadbourne &  Parke
Fi-Tek, LLC
Laclede Group, Inc.
Macy's & Bloomingdales
Marcos Torres
Mercer
PanAfrican Investment Company, LLC
Roderick & Haili Hardamon

Friend

Brightpoint Health
CUNY
Day One Group
Disney | ABC Television Group
Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Inc.
Fidelity Investments
MSCI
Perkins Coie LLP
RR Donnelley
Siebert Brandford Shank & Co.