Category Archives: Staff

Gabrielle Glore

Gabrielle Glore is a Principal in The Glore Group, LLC (TGG), founded in 2002, which delivers innovative branding, marketing, production, and programming solutions that heighten consumer brand affinity for corporate clients. Ms. Glore leads strategic marketing and event management initiatives that target and leverage the entertainment industry. Media and entertainment clients historically and presently include…
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Mwape Trunell

Mwape holds an MA in International Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center and a BA in Political Science from Hunter College. Her chief interests lie in Diversity and Inclusion and how these translate to creating better communities, a better workplace and and a better world. Prior to joining CUP, Mwape worked at the National Urban…
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Janyce Hunt

As Marketing & Events Associate, Janyce Hunt supports all facets of CUP’s Marketing & Events Department, including website audits and updates, monthly newsletter coordination and distribution, event coordination, marketing and event research, database management, and more. Prior to joining CUP, Janyce was a Marketing Coordinator Intern at Cultural Village, where she helped create new marketing strategies, manage…
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Erin Hackett

As Marketing & Events Associate, Erin Hackett supports all facets of CUP’s Marketing & Events Department, including social media outreach, calendar audit, event coordination, marketing and event research, collateral updates, database management, and more.  Erin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management Studies with a minor in Business from Gettysburg College in 2013.…
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Marne Braddock

Marne Braddock is the Development Manager at the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP).  Prior to CUP, Marne worked at FEGS Health and Human Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals achieve greater success, independence, and dignity at work, where she wrote news articles, built fundraising tools, and wrote strategic planning reports to strengthen FEGS’ funding portfolio and develop an…
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Rashidah White

Prior to joining CUP, Rashidah was the Manager of Finance and Administration at Edward Mills & Associates, where she worked for nine years.  In this role, she managed the financial reporting of the company including the AR and AP functions. Rashidah holds a BA in Sociology with a minor in Black Studies from the City…
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Avital Tamir Temchin

Avital Tamir Temchin is the Director of Programs for the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Leadership Institute. CUP’s Leadership Institute is a multifaceted professional development platform established to support CUP’s mission of equipping diverse professionals with the skills, connections, and opportunities needed to best position them for top leadership positions across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  As the…
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Kiyana Stansbury

Kiyana Stansbury is the Director of Marketing and Events at the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP), an energetic 21st century leadership development organization, with overall responsibility for designing and executing a multi-faceted marketing, communications and events platform to raise the profile of the organization, highlight its talented members, create forums for provocative discussion and enhance…
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Samantha Erskine

As the Director of Development of The Council of Urban Professionals, Samantha is responsible for creating and implementing fundraising strategies to both maximize and diversify CUP’s revenues. Prior to joining CUP, Samantha was the Manager of Development at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she helped build the Development Department’s infrastructure, grew and…
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Brennon Marcano

Brennon Marcano is the Executive Director of the Council of Urban Professionals. He has over 20 years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. His leadership experience spans multiple industries, primarily financial services, technology, and media and entertainment. Prior to joining CUP, Brennon was the Executive Director of Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), an innovative non-profit. Under his leadership,…
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