On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, CUP and Sony Pictures Entertainment hosted a Los Angeles Power Series Event - From The President's Suite at Sony Pictures: An Insiders Look at Innovation. The event's featured speakers included, Keith Le Goy, President, International Distribution at Sony Pictures Television, Man Jit Singh, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The conversation was moderated by Edie Givens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, CUP held our 10th Annual Leadership Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street where we honored Luvvie Ajayi, Author. Writer. Speaker. Teacher. Activist.; with the Breakthrough Leadership Award; Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines, with the Lifetime Leadership Award; Steve Pamon, Chief Operating Officer of Parkwood Entertainment, with the Industry Innovator Award; and Tarrus Richardson, Chief Executive Officer of IMB Development Corporation, with the Founders' Inspiration Award.
On Thursday, May 11, 2017, CUP and the Robert Toigo Foundation Alumni Association held a conversation on managing considerations and complexities of entering or exiting a firm. Executive contract negotiations are complex and difficult to navigate, often including conversations about equity, stock options, employment agreements, separation agreements, deferred compensation, and other important HR issues. This intimate conversation helped to shed light and offer guidance on important do's and don'ts of executive transitions. The event's featured speakers included, Laurence Moy, Partner at Outten & Golden LLP, Robert Phansalkar, Associate at Outten & Golden LLP and Nicholas Sikon, Associate at Outten & Golden LLP.
The 2017 CUP Fellows Program kicked off on February 25th with a day-long session hosted by RBC. The Fellows participated in an interactive workshop designed to assess their leadership and communication styles. The day-long session also included a discussion with CUP’s Executive Director, Chanda Gibson.
On Thursday, February 16, 2016, CUP presented A Conversation on Public Service with Commissioner Gregg Bishop in honor of the 2016 CUP Fellows upon their completion of the CUP Fellows Program. The event, hosted by Baker & McKenzie LLP, featured a fireside chat with Commissioner Gregg Bishop and a 2016 CUP Fellows Panel Discussion.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016, CUP hosted its 8th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum, featuring a dynamic conversation with Bill Whitaker, 60 Minutes Correspondent, CBS News and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University Sociology Professor. In addition, we announced our fifth annual list of CUP Catalysts in Media and Entertainment, leaders who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.
On Tuesday, November 1, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Lawyers Forum, featuring Secretary Johnson, United States Secretary of Homeland Security. In addition, we announced our 5th Annual List of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2015 | Law, leaders across the legal sector who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.