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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

  • Industry Welcome followed by What's Ahead in the Global Economy?


    Speaker(s)

    Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian , Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, former CEO and Co-CIO of PIMCO

    Rodrigo Lopez, CMB , 2017 MBA Chairman , Executive Chairman, NorthMarq Capital Finance, L.L.C.

    David Motley, CMB , 2017 MBA Chairman-Elect , President, Colonial Savings, F.A.

    David H. Stevens, CMB , President and Chief Executive Officer , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Betty Liu , Anchor, Bloomberg Television , Chief Executive Officer, Radiate

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    Mohamed El-Erian discusses our current economic path, underpinned by central bank policy experimentation, including the impact on the real estate sector both domestically and globally. He points to signposts around us – rising inequality, sluggish growth, political tensions – and their correlation to volatile financial markets. He dissects continued pressures that warrant radically different monetary policy. And then, offers his vision for a renewed global economy, prosperity and financial stability.

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    Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian , Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, former CEO and Co-CIO of PIMCO

    Mohamed A. El-Erian is Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as chief executive and co-chief investment officer. He chairs President Obama’s Global Development Council, is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing editor at the Financial Times. Dr. El-Erian first joined PIMCO in 1999 and was a senior member of PIMCO's portfolio management and investment strategy group. He rejoined the company at the end of 2007 after serving for two years as president and CEO of Harvard Management Company, the entity that manages Harvard’s endowment and related accounts. Before coming to PIMCO, Dr. El-Erian was a managing director at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London and before that, he spent 15 years at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. Dr. El-Erian has published widely on international economic and finance topics. His 2008 book, When Markets Collide, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year and was named a book of the year by The Economist and one of the best business books of all time by the Independent (UK). He was named to Foreign Policy’s list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers” for four years in a row. He served on the 2014 and the 2015 juries for the Financial Times/McKenzie Book of the Year award. His new book The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse is scheduled to be published Jan. 26 2016. Dr. El-Erian has served on several boards and committees, including the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the International Center for Research on Women, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the IMF's Committee of Eminent Persons and the New York Fed’ Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. He is currently a board member of the NBER, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, New America, and Cambridge in America. Since 2007, he has been chair of Microsoft’s Investment Advisory Board.

    Rodrigo Lopez, CMB , 2017 MBA Chairman , Executive Chairman, NorthMarq Capital Finance, L.L.C.

    Rodrigo López, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, is the Executive Chairman of NorthMarq Capital, a leading commercial mortgage banking company in the United States. Rodrigo has been actively involved with MBA for three decades. He also currently serves as Chair of the Task Force for a Future Secondary Market. Rodrigo is the immediate past Chairman of MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He is a former Chairman of MBA's Commercial/Multifamily Board of Governors. He has served on the Association's Board of Directors since 2009, along with a previous stint on the board in 2003 and 2004. Rodrigo was the recipient of MBA's Distinguished Member Award in 2010, MBA's Burton C. Wood Legislative Service Award in 2002, and MBA's Master Faculty Award in 2000. He also received MBA's Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation.

    David Motley, CMB , 2017 MBA Chairman-Elect , President, Colonial Savings, F.A.

    J. David Motley, CMB, Chairman-Elect of the Mortgage Bankers Association, is President of Colonial Savings, F.A. and its divisions -- Colonial National Mortgage and CU Members Mortgage. Colonial Savings, a federally chartered thrift institution headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, maintains a network of eight depository branches and 23 loan production offices, and now services more than $26 billion in residential home mortgages. With more than 36 years in the banking and mortgage finance sector, David oversees the management of consumer/commercial banking; consumer direct, retail and credit union mortgage channels; as well as human resources, legal and marketing functions.

    David has been an active member of MBA for more than two decades. He serves as the 2017 Chairman of MBA's Diversity and Inclusion Committee. He has also served on MBA's Board of Directors for six years, and has served on MBA's Residential Board of Governors (RESBOG) since 2008, including two years as RESBOG Chair. David has participated on MBA's Secondary and Capital Markets, Residential Loan Production and Loan Administration Committees, and as the Servicing-21 Working Group Co-Chair. He has received MBA's Andrew D. Woodard Distinguished Service and Top 25 Member Heads of Mortgage Awards. Dedicated to grassroots advocacy, David has been an active member of the Texas MBA (TMBA) since 1995. With the TMBA, he has served on numerous committees including Government Relations, Convention, TMBPAC, Legislative, and Young Mortgage Bankers. He served on the Board of Directors from 1999-2005.

    David H. Stevens, CMB , President and Chief Executive Officer , Mortgage Bankers Association

    David Stevens, CMB is President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Prior to assuming this position, Dave served as the Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Dave has more than 30 years of experience in mortgage finance and has held several executive level positions in sales, acquisition, investment, risk management and regulatory oversight, including positions in senior management with Wells Fargo, Freddie Mac and World Savings. Prior to his appointment by the Obama Administration to serve at HUD, Dave was President and COO of the Long and Foster Companies.  He is known inside the beltway as a key housing influential; serving as an industry authority on major mortgage finance legislative and regulatory issues. Dave is often quoted in the national media and regularly appears trade media on issues affecting the mortgage and housing markets.  In 2013, Dave received the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Founders Award, presented to individuals that have distinguished themselves by their work in support of sustainable Hispanic homeownership to improve the quality of life for Hispanics in America. He has been named to Bloomberg’s “50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate” list, and twice recognized as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders” by Inman News and named one of Swanepoel REAL ESTATE TRENDS Report’s top ten "Newsmakers" of the year. Most recently, Dave was named to Mortgage Professional America's "The Hot 100 List." Dave received the Certified Mortgage Banker designation in October, 2015.  He currently serves on the Hope Loan Port board of directors, the board of MBA Opens Doors Foundation, MBA's national 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization for philanthropic ventures, and as an advisory board member of the newly formed J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's Families.

    Betty Liu , Anchor, Bloomberg Television , Chief Executive Officer, Radiate

    Betty Liu is an anchor at Bloomberg Television as well as the founder and CEO of Radiate, a video-based question and answer site based in New York City. The mission is to help today's managers grow into tomorrow's leaders.  Guests include Jack Welch, Gary Vaynerchuk, Arianna Huffington, Mellody Hobson, Adam Grant, Richard Haass and many others. In addition, Liu hosts the Radiate podcast, with over 200,000 listeners, featuring intimate conversations with titans in business. Featured guests include Steve Schwarzman, Charlie Rose, David Stern, Mohamed el-Erian, Sallie Krawcheck and many more.  Liu also anchors the Bloomberg Daybreak Asia program from the NY headquarters.  An award-winning business journalist, Liu regularly interviews influential business, political and media leaders including two former U.S. Presidents - Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton - as well as Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jamie Dimon, Elon Musk and many others.  Before joining Bloomberg Television, Liu was an anchor for CNBC Asia based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, she was the Atlanta bureau chief for the Financial Times where she covered a wide variety of topics from business to civil rights. Earlier in her career, Liu was the Taiwan bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires and a Hong Kong-based regional correspondent for the newswire. In 1997, she received a Dow Jones Newswires Award for her coverage of the Asian financial crisis. Liu is also author of the career guide, Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead.

  • General Session - A View from Washington


    Speaker(s)

    The Honorable Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D. , Secretary , U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    The Honorable Melvin L. Watt , Director , Federal Housing Finance Agency

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    The Honorable Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D. , Secretary , U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    On March 2nd, 2017, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history. In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head. He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa.  Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  Dr. Carson authored nine books, four of which he co-wrote with his wife Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership named him among “America’s Best Leaders” in 2008.  Dr. Carson and his wife co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has recognized more than 7,300 scholars, awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships, and installed more than 150 Ben Carson Reading Rooms around the country.  Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School.

    The Honorable Melvin L. Watt , Director , Federal Housing Finance Agency

    Melvin L. Watt is the Director for the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  Born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on August 26, 1945, Mel Watt was a 1967 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina with a BS degree in Business Administration. In 1970 he received a JD degree from Yale University Law School and was a published member of the Yale Law Journal.  Mel practiced law from 1970 to 1992, specializing in business and economic development. He served in the North Carolina State Senate from 1985 to 1986. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2014 as a member of the House Financial Services Committee and the House Judiciary Committee. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and was sworn in as the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency on January 6, 2014.

  • Conversation with GSE Leaders


    Speaker(s)

    Donald H. Layton , Chief Executive Officer , Freddie Mac

    Timothy J. Mayopoulos , President and Chief Executive Officer , Fannie Mae

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    Donald H. Layton , Chief Executive Officer , Freddie Mac

    Donald H. Layton is chief executive officer of Freddie Mac, a publicly traded company that is one of the largest sources of mortgage financing in the United States, as well as a leader in building a more efficient and effective American housing finance system. As a government sponsored enterprise chartered by the U.S. Congress, Freddie Mac is dedicated to providing responsible access to mortgage credit by purchasing single family and multifamily loans from lenders of all types, benefiting millions of homeowners and renters nationwide.  Layton has over 40 years of experience in financial services and as a corporate leader. He worked for nearly 30 years at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, starting as a trainee and rising to vice chairman and member of the three-person Office of the Chairman, retiring in 2004. More recently, from 2007 to 2009 he served as chairman and then CEO of E*TRADE Financial, which he shepherded through the financial crisis. Additionally, Layton has been a member of the boards of several financial services firms and was a senior adviser to an industry association.  In his career at JPMorgan Chase, Layton's responsibilities spanned capital markets and investment banking, consumer banking, and operating services. From 2002 to 2004, he was responsible for Chase Financial Services, the consumer and middle market business, which included the fourth largest mortgage firm in the U.S. He was co-chief executive officer of J.P. Morgan, the investment bank of the company, from 2000 to 2002 and oversaw its entire range of global activities. Prior to the merger of Chase Manhattan and J.P. Morgan in 2000, Layton was responsible for Chase's worldwide capital markets and trading activities, including foreign exchange, risk management products, emerging markets, fixed income, and the bank’s investment portfolio and funding department. As well, he was responsible for Treasury & Securities Services, the operating services unit of the company, from 1999 through 2004.  He served as a senior advisor to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association from 2006 to 2008 and serves as chairman emeritus of the board of the Partnership for the Homeless, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing homelessness in New York City, after having been its chair for nearly a decade.

    Timothy J. Mayopoulos , President and Chief Executive Officer , Fannie Mae


    Timothy J. Mayopoulos is Fannie Mae's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and a member of the company's Board of Directors.  Mr. Mayopoulos joined Fannie Mae shortly after it was placed in conservatorship during the financial crisis, and he has played an integral role in the successful recovery of the company. As President and CEO, Mr. Mayopoulos is focused on sustaining Fannie Mae’s efforts to support the U.S. mortgage market and on driving the company's contributions to creating a better housing finance system for the future. Under his leadership, Fannie Mae has made great strides in transferring credit risk to private capital to better protect taxpayers. Fannie Mae is committed to serving its customers and the market with solutions that promote sustainable homeownership. The company is creating new tools – and enhancing its existing foundational resources – to support lenders. Fannie Mae has also continued to play a major role in providing mortgage credit, assisting troubled homeowners, building a strong new book of business, and paying taxpayers for their investment in the company. As of September 30, 2016, Fannie Mae has paid dividends of $151.4 billion to the U.S. Treasury on its investment in the company.  Mr. Mayopoulos brings more than 25 years of experience to his leadership post. He joined Fannie Mae in April 2009 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, and in 2010 he was appointed Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Mr. Mayopoulos was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Bank of America Corporation. Previously, he served in senior management roles at Deutsche Bank AG, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  • The Goalposts of Leadership are Shifting: Are You?


    Speaker(s)

    Peyton Manning , Two-time Super Bowl-winning Quarterback , Five-time NFL MVP

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    Hear NFL great Peyton Manning share the real world leadership advice he picked up on the football field as a two time Super Bowl Champion and the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player.  Learn how you can translate that to your own business as he shares his stories about adapting to life's ever changing circumstances.  Peyton combines his trademark humor and real life examples to challenge and inspire you to reach higher, excel beyond your goals, and be more of a leader on your "field" .

    Speaker(s)

    Peyton Manning , Two-time Super Bowl-winning Quarterback , Five-time NFL MVP

    Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as a leader in nearly every statistical passing category.

    During the 2015/2016 season, Manning led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams.

    Manning entered the NFL in 1998 with the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall draft pick. He amassed the most career touchdown passes in league history in addition to ranking first all-time in completions and passing yards.

    Named a first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press on seven occasions, Manning owns more postseason berths and 300-yard passing games than any quarterback in NFL history. A native of New Orleans, he was named the No. 1 greatest athlete to hail from the state of Louisiana by The Times-Picayune.

    In 2013, Manning was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. In his first year with the Broncos in 2012—and after missing the entire 2011 campaign with a neck injury—Manning finished as the Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year and runner-up for the league’s MVP.

    During his first 14 NFL seasons with the Colts, Manning set club records in nearly every career passing category. He led the franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years during the 2006 season, earning MVP honors in the Colts’ 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

    During his time at the University of Tennessee, Manning epitomized the term “student-athlete.” He claimed 43 records at the school, conference and national levels while graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors.

    He led Tennessee to an SEC Championship as a senior in 1997 and earned consensus All-America honors. Following his senior season, Manning was honored with the Sullivan Award for the nation’s top amateur athlete based on character, leadership, athletic ability and the ideals of amateurism.

    Manning attended Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, where he was named Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player of the Year and Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club National Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.

    For his actions off the field, Manning was honored as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005 as well as the Bart Starr Award in 2015.

  • Economic and Mortgage Market Outlook for 2018


    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D. , Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Research and Technology , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Marina Walsh , Vice President of Industry Analysis , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Lynn M. Fisher, Ph.D. , Vice President of Research and Economics , Mortgage Bankers Association

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    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D. , Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Research and Technology , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Michael Fratantoni, PhD is MBA's Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing MBA's industry surveys, benchmarking studies, economic and mortgage originations forecasts, industry technology efforts, and policy development research for both single-family and commercial/multifamily markets. Additionally, Fratantoni is president and member of the Board of Directors of MISMO, serves on the CSP's Industry Advisory Group, and is chair of the membership committee of MERS. Prior to joining MBA, Fratantoni worked in the industry in risk management and senior economist roles at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae.

    Marina Walsh , Vice President of Industry Analysis , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Marina Walsh is vice president of industry analysis in MBA's research and economics department, specializing in industry performance benchmarking for residential lenders and servicers. She has worked in real estate finance for close to twenty years. Currently, she leads the management and direction for the annual and quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Reports, the Servicing Operations Study and Forum, the Peer Group Survey and Roundtable Program, the Mortgage Banking Compensation Survey Program and other ad hoc surveys and policy analyses.  She is also MBA's spokesperson for the Quarterly National Delinquency Survey.  In addition, Walsh conducts specialty workshops, symposiums and roundtables on a variety of current topics critical to the mortgage industry and provides program advisory support for several conferences, particularly MBA's Accounting and Financial Management Conference and its National Servicing Conference. She is an instructor for several MBA Education webinars and courses, including the Introductory and Advanced Schools of Mortgage Servicing and the Future Leaders Program. Results of her work have been published in all of the major trade publications as well as national and local newspapers.  She is a frequent speaker at MBA and other industry events and conferences.  Walsh was named to HousingWire's "2016 Women of Influence" list.  The list, which is based on nominations from the industry, highlights women who are making significant contributions to mortgage banking and real estate.  Prior to joining MBA, Walsh was a manager in Ernst and Young's Real Estate Advisory Services Group where her focus was Federal credit program design, implementation and performance measurement. She started her career in the Management Training Program, then subsequently the financial planning division, of the Port Authority of NY & NJ.

     

    Lynn M. Fisher, Ph.D. , Vice President of Research and Economics , Mortgage Bankers Association

    Lynn M. Fisher, Ph.D. serves as Vice President of Research and Economics of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this role, she is responsible for managing MBA's economic and mortgage originations forecasts and developing analysis on issues of importance to the mortgage industry.  Lynn also serves as the Executive Director of MBA's Research Institute for Housing America (RIHA), the Association's 503(c)(3) dedicated to encouraging and aiding - through grants and sponsored research to distinguished scholars, educational institutions, research facilities, and government organizations - the pursuit of knowledge of mortgage markets and real estate finance.  Prior to MBA, Lynn served as Associate Professor of Real Estate and the David D. and Carol Ann Flanagan Scholar at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina, and on the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Center for Real Estate. At MIT, she was director of the MIT/CRE Housing Affordability Initiative.  Lynn's academic research has focused primarily on home ownership, housing affordability, and mortgage financing. Her academic work has been featured in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, The Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, and The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

  • Women's Networking Event: Carla's Pearls (Doors Open at 12:30 PM)


    Speaker(s)

    Carla Harris , Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor , Morgan Stanley

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    Through riveting storytelling, Carla Harris delivers a personal reflection of some of the most important intellectual and experiential lessons she has learned in her storied career on Wall Street and throughout her life. Known as “Carla’s pearls” of wisdom, she offers candid and actionable advice about identifying and owning your own power, being your authentic self, being unapologetic about your accomplishments and taking risks.

    Speaker(s)

    Carla Harris , Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor , Morgan Stanley

    Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. Ms. Harris has extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.

    For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 Billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transaction in U.S. history. Ms. Harris was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2010), to Black Enterprise Magazine’s “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street” (2006 – 2011), and to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”, Ebony’s list of the Power 100 and “15 Corporate Women at the Top” and was named “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum.

    Ms. Harris began her career with Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions department in 1987. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla received from Harvard Business School an MBA, Second Year Honors and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. Carla has also received Honorary Doctorates of Laws, Humanities and Business from Marymount Manhattan College, Bloomfield College, Jacksonville University, Simmons College, the College of New Rochelle, St. Thomas Aquinas College and Fisk University respectively. Carla Harris is actively involved in her community and heartily believes that “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.”

    She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and sits on the boards of The Executive Leadership Council, The Toigo Foundation, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), A Better Chance, Inc, and St. Vincent’s Hospitals, Xavier University, and is an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Mark Howell Singers. Ms. Harris is co-chair of the National Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and was a member of the Board of Overseers’ Committee on University Resources, Harvard University. She has been named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame (2015) and has received the Bert King Award from the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the 2005 Women’s Professional Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Pierre Toussaint Medallion from the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, the Women of Power Award given by the National Urban League, the Women of Influence Award from The Links, Incorporated and many other awards. In her other life, Carla is a singer, and has released her third gospel CD “Unceasing Praise” (2011) , her second CD, a gospel album titled, “Joy Is Waiting”, was featured on BET Nightly News while her first CD entitled, “Carla’s First Christmas”, was a bestseller on Amazon.com in New York and in record stores, and was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in his “American Dream” segment. She has performed 5 sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall. Carla is also the author of the newly released book, Strategize to Win (2014) and of Expect to Win (2009) (Hudson Press).

  • Concert MBA Featuring (John Legend (Doors Open at 5:30 pm)


    Speaker(s)

    John Legend , Critically Acclaimed, Multi-Award Winning, Platinum-Selling Singer-Songwriter

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    John Legend , Critically Acclaimed, Multi-Award Winning, Platinum-Selling Singer-Songwriter

    John Legend Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter John Legend has garnered ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe, among others. Legend recently released his fifth studio album “DARKNESS AND LIGHT,” to rave reviews which features his current anthemic hit “Love Me Now.” Legend also serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles. Get Lifted Film Co. serves as Executive Producers on the HBO documentary “Southern Rites,” Pop Network docu-series “Sing it On”, WGN America’s series “Underground,” and films such as “Southside With You” and “La La Land.” In 2015, Legend initiated the #FREEAMERICA campaign; a campaign designed to change the national conversation of our country’s misguided policies and to make a change in America’s criminal justice system.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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