October 19, 2019
Students Saturday
October 19, 2019
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Roz and Cal Kovens Center

Check-In and Registration

Kenasha Paul
Founder and President, Black Professionals Network

The second day of the conference kicks off. Check-in and familiarize yourself with the agenda, check out the business service vendors or secure your headshot - limited slots available.

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Bayview Ballroom

Content: The New Currency

Erika Bennett
Global Head of Social Marketing, YouTube Shows
Kevin Stuckey
Manager of Multicultural Publicity Netflix
Jerveris V. Floyd
Managing Partner, NOW INFLUENCING

Short Takes is a quick conversation with our Keynote Speakers Erika Bennett, Youtube and Kevin Stuckey, Manager of Multicultural Publicity at NETFLIX. Moderated by Jerveris V. Floyd.

Talent Development

Jamal Sowell
Florida Secretary of Commerce, President & CEO, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Rick Beasley
Executive Director for CareerSource South Florida
El pagnier Kay Hudson
Vice President, Human Resources, Florida International University
Newton Sanon
President and CEO of OIC of South Florida
Linda Julien
Economic Development Manager, City of North Miami

This panel provides attendees the opportunity to learn from top corporate executives and workforce agencies on what it takes to succeed and thrive in South Florida.

Breakout Workshops I

Marck K. Joseph, Esq.
Founder and Owner of The Joseph Firm
Sir Charles Hill
Principal and CEO, LionsEdge Consulting
Kevin V. Michael
Managing Partner, Invizio
Dr. Abraham Hollist
CEO of Optimal Health Medical Center
Dr. Kristen Hollist
CFO of Optimal Health Medical Center
Ebony Smith
Executive Leadership Coach
Bilal Little
Vice President, an Independent Channel Market Leader at BlackRock and Speaker
Adrian Carter
Speaker and Author

Adrian Carter, Communihate or Communilove
Panel: Pivot Making the Leap
Bilal Little, The Money Standard
Tapping into Flow State to Unlock Genius

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
1st and 2nd Floor

Exhibitor and Resource Fair

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Bayview Ballroom


12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Bayview Ballroom

Luncheon Keynote

Erika Bennett
Global Head of Social Marketing, YouTube Shows

Erika Bennett, Global Head of Social Marketing, YouTube Shows. Erika has sparked conversation, shaped opinion and driven results for some of the world's most prestigious entertainment and consumer brands through insights-driven campaigns that have created meaningful and mutually beneficial brand/consumer relationships. Erika currently serves as Global Head of Social Marketing, YouTube Shows, where she oversees all social marketing and influencer efforts for YouTube Originals, Features and Specials. Previously, she was senior vice president of Allied Moxy, a division of Allied Integrated Marketing, dedicated to developing and executing best-in-class marketing campaigns that speak to the full diversity of the African-American consumer. Under her three-year leadership, she shepherded the division to unprecedented year-over-year growth in new business and helped drive groundbreaking campaigns that delivered record-breaking results for such successes as ABC’s “black-ish”, NBC’s “The Wiz Live!” Netflix and Marvel’s “Luke Cage” and theatrical phenoms HIDDEN FIGURES, FENCES, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, RIDE ALONG and the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise.

Breakout Workshops II

Darvin Williams
Darvin Williams, Esq, CEO of Med Optimization
Dr. Michelle C. Powell
Dr. Michelle C. Powell, D.O., M.P.H.
Lakitsia Gaines
Independent Owner of State Farm Agency
Roshell Rinkins
Member of the Silicon Valley venture capital cohort, Pipeline Angels
Ashley Carter
Registered Dietitian and co-Founder of EatWell Exchange
Marcus Moon
Financial Advisor
Dr. Delvena Thomas
Psychiatrist and CEO of DRT Behavioral Services
Jason T. Smith
Politicial Community Advocate
Claudienne Hibbert-Smith
Real Estate Broker
Dr. Yvette
Fitness Educator, Author, Professor
Dr. Bernard Ashby
Cardiologist, Entrepreneur, and Humanitarian
Brittany Greene
Financial Literacy Coach for Students
Cassandra Arnold, Ed.
Political Community Advocate

Election 2020: Activating Political Power
Total Care: Health and Wellness Panel
Panel: The 7 Pursuits to Economic Freedom
Ballin Backwards

Power Up Panel

Caesar Chukwuma
Attorney and Entrepreneur
Wanda Tima
Founder and CEO, L’union Suite
Loreal A. Arscott
Attorney at L.A. Law Firm, P.A and President of Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association
Aaron T. McKinney
Assistant Project Manager, Related Group
Alexis Brown
Founder and CEO of SocialXchange
Rachelle Jean-Louis
Vice President Global Treasury Solutions Officer at Bank of America

This panel invites Miami’s Next to discuss their path to success and steps they took to make it in their field. The path to success isn’t ‘0 to 100’, hear their on the cusp’ stories so often missing from the discussion about reaching success.

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
First Floor

Closing Keynote Address

Kevin Stuckey
Manager of Multicultural Publicity Netflix

Kevin Stuckey is the Marketing Manager of Multicultural Publicity for NETFLIX

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bayview Ballrooms

2020 Presidential Guests

6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Kenasha Paul
Founder and President, Black Professionals Network
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Auditorium 120

I am College Material

Zachary Rinkins
Speaker and Author

Life does not come with a how-to manual. Neither did college. Until now. During his time as a college administrator, Zach Rinkins grew tired of seeing students enter college and graduate with debilitating debt. It also concerned him when some students ignored campus resources designed to help them accomplish their goals. These factors, combined with his own experience as a student, caused Zach to have an epiphany: College is not an experience you go through. It is an experience you grow through!

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Auditorium 120

Ballin Backwards

Brittany Greene
Financial Literacy Coach for Students

Too many times we as a community focus on having the luxury car, big house, high fashion clothing once we get our first big check or big break. However, we forget the things that really matter such as having great credit, 3-6 months of emergency money saved, diversified income, buying power and creating a legacy. The major problem in our community is we don't have the proper education in our own homes or in the educational system. Because of this lack of education, we begin to obtain liabilities before we focus on asset and wealth building. The purpose of this workshop is to stop bad habits right in its tracks and create a strategy you WON'T want to live without.

The Summit is put on by the Black Professionals Netwok (BPN) a 501C3 social learning organization focused on furthering the goals of our professionals. Our mission is simple – reduce the career achievemnet gap for professionals of color by providing them access to resources and opportunities for their overall success.