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10th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for CUP's 10th Anniversary Celebration, on June 28! The celebration begins at 9:30 p.m., at Zengo, 622 Third Avenue, NY, immediately following CUP’s 10th Annual Leadership Gala and will feature a three-hour open bar and one of New York City's hottest DJ's Quiana Parks.   Ticket prices are $100 for CUP members and $125 for non-members and…
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Ashwin Krishnan – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I work at Morgan Stanley as a portfolio manager within the firm’s credit investment business. It was a natural progression after beginning in investment banking and after appreciating the available pathways within financial services that suited my interest and temperament. What…
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CUP’s 10th Anniversary Leadership Gala

The Council of Urban Professionals' (CUP) Leadership Gala is our signature annual fundraising event, which brings over 600 distinguished diverse civic and business leaders together for an evening of recognition and celebration in support of our mission to connect, empower and mobilize the next generation of diverse professionals. This year, CUP proudly honors Oscar Munoz, President and Chief Executive Officer of…
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CUP Member Networking Social

Just in time for summer, our inaugural CUP Member Networking Social is an opportunity for members and those interested in CUP to formally meet members of CUP's Board and CUP Staff as well as mingle and network with diverse professionals from around the city. Join us at District Social - 252 W 37th Street from…
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Steve Chung – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m the Senior Vice President for NBCUniversal Media’s Newsgroup. I work with NBC News and the Owned Television Stations division on a diverse array of matters. Prior to joining NBCU, I was a litigator for Davis Wright Tremaine, focusing on advising…
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CUP’s 10th Annual Holiday Party

Please join us for CUP's 10th Annual Holiday Party at The Copacabana on December 9th! We look forward to seeing you all there! To purchase tickets, please click here.
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8th Annual Media and Entertainment Forum

Please join us for our 8th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum featuring a dinner keynote conversation with Bill Whitaker, 60 Minutes Correspondent, CBS News on Thursday, December 1, 2016. We will also be recognizing our 2016 Media and Entertainment CUP Catalysts during the event. Please note: There are a limited amount of tickets available. Due…
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Vivianna Schwoerer – Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? My experience as a corporate attorney and passion for real estate led me to join WeWork as Director of Real Estate Transactions in 2016. In this role, I negotiate domestic and international commercial office deals while driving them through to closing.…
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7th Annual Lawyers Forum

Please Join Us for CUP's 7th Annual Lawyers Forum featuring a dinner keynote conversation with Secretary Johnson, United States Secretary of Homeland Security on Tuesday, November 1. To purchase tickets, please click here.
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Sheila Boston – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a litigation attorney; my areas of expertise include class actions, mass torts, and pharmaceutical/medical device products liability actions on the defense side. When I entered law school I thought I was going to become an attorney for the NAACP…
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Samir Ranade – Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m a Principal Counsel in the Enforcement Department of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  FINRA is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect investors through regulation of the securities industry. I came to work at FINRA this April,…
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