On Thursday, January 21, 2015, CUP presented A Conversation with Josh Thompson in honor of the 2015 CUP Fellows upon their completion of the CUP Fellows Program. The event, hosted by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, featured Josh Thompson , Executive Director of New Leaders' East Region and Candidate for Public Office, who shared his path to leadership and perspective on the importance of civic engagement in creating meaningful, positive, and sustainable change in our communities.
On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, CUP hosted its Distinguished Leadership Series in Los Angeles featuring a conversation with Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, and moderated by Charles King, CEO & Founder of MACRO Ventures. Ted Sarandos shared his path to leadership, corporate journey with Netflix, and outlook on the future of media.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum, featuring a dynamic Keynote Conversation with Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer of the NBA and Erika Irish Brown, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg L.P., as the moderator for the evening. In addition, we announced our fourth annual list of CUP Catalysts in Media and Entertainment, leaders who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.
On Monday, November 9, 2015, ten participants from the CUP Leadership Institute attended an exclusive dinner and conversation with John Y. Kim, President & Chief Investment Officer of New York Life Insurance Company, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Mr. Kim shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.
The CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) kicked off with a 2.5 day retreat on November 4-6, 2015. CUP ELP is a one-year leadership development program aimed at developing high-performing professionals who have been nominated by their firms. Through a mix of leadership workshops and keynote conversations, CUP ELP equips leaders with the skills needed for corporate advancement.
On Thursday, October 28, 2015, CUP hosted it's 6th Annual Lawyers Forum, featuring a Keynote Conversation with Kimberley D. Harris, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at NBCUniversal. The event was moderated by Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at NBCUniversal. In addition, we announced our 4th Annual List of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2015 | Law, leaders across the legal sector who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, CUP held it's second event of the Business, Innovation & Leadership Speaker Series in Los Angeles where attendees had the opportunity to be apart of a thrilling keynote conversation featuring the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, Robert F. Smith and moderated by Van Jones, President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps. During the event, Robert Smith discussed the importance of investing in the innovation of tomorrow.
On Wednesday, September 29, 2015, CUP hosted its 8th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum featuring a Keynote Conversation with Charles Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Infor, moderated by William M. Lewis, Jr., Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard Ltd. In addition, we announced our 4th Annual List of CUP Catalysts in Finance, leaders of color and women who are affecting change in both the business and civic sectors.