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Up Front NBMBAA® REGIONAL SYMPOSIUMS NBMBAA Southeast Regional Symposium In April in Memphis, Tenn., NBMBAA® held the first of its 2014 Regional Symposium series, with the theme "The Art of Leadership - Recalibrate Your Reality: Practical Steps from the NBMBAA®." Author, crisis management expert, and the inspiration behind the hit TV show "Scandal," Judy Smith, presented the keynote and joined the industry all-star lineup to kick off the first of this multi-city tour, which visited the Midwest (Chicago) on July 17, and will visit the Southwest (Phoenix) on November 20. Held in partnership with FedEx Corporation and Cargill at the FedEx Institute of Technology, the Southeast Regional Symposium shared the latest industry practices, insights, cutting-edge resources and tools from some of today's leading experts, like Smith, who discussed strategic and practical ways to advance within and outside of the workplace. The symposium also discussed the innovative trends within the workplace, along with a changing global workforce that sometimes requires one to recalibrate their professional and personal realities. Black MBA | The day featured thought leader panels and networking opportunities with local, regional and national business leaders and employers, including Gina F. Adams, Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs FedEx Corporation; Orlando Ashford, President of Talent Business Segment, 6 Mercer; Dr. Atira Charles CEO, Think Actuality, LLC & Assistant Professor of Management, Florida A&M University; Leslie Coleman, Global Human Resources Leader with Cargill, Inc., and Michael Hyter, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Korn/Ferry International. Learn more about the upcoming regional symposiums. 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Dortch Jr., Chairman Emeritus, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.; Mel Parker, EVP and President - North America, The Brinks Company; Louise Perrin, Senior Vice President, State Farm Companies; Quentin Roach, Chief Procurement Officer and Senior VP Global Procurement, External Manufacturing and Supplier Development & Performance Management, Merck & Company, Inc.; William W. Wells Jr., President, W. Wells & Associates, LLC; Keith Wyche, Author, former President, ACME Markets. NBMBAA® EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM Jesse J. Tyson, President & CEO; Abiola Bankole Hameed, Chief Financial Officer; David Day, Chief Administrative Officer; Deanna Hamilton, Director of Corporate Partner Development; Kim R. Wilson, Vice President, Strategic Program Initiatives. National Black MBA Magazine® is published by: Naylor, LLC, 12600 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 350, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Phone: (800) 796-2638, EDITORIAL: Editor: Elaine Richardson. Marketing & Research Coordinator: Edward Ottenga. 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