On Thursday, June 4, 2015, CUP hosted its 5th Annual Digital Power Lunch, gathering fifty power players from the digital and technology industries to facilitate information exchange and industry connections. The keynote conversation featured David Eun, Executive Vice President, Global Innovation Center at Samsung Electronics, and Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Vice President of Smart TV Services at Samsung Electronics.
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series: BIG DATA. BIG INSIGHTS. hosted by HBO. The evening's program included a panel discussion featuring Gayle Fuguitt,CEO and President of The Advertising Research Foundation, Sheldon Gilbert, Founder and CEO of Proclivity Media, and Jonathan Keske PH.D, Director, Marketing Sciences at HBO. The conversation was moderated by Stephany Verstraete, Chief Marketing Officer at TRUVERIS.
On Thursday, April 9, 2015, CUP hosted its 8th Annual Leadership Gala, where we honored: Vanessa Morrison, President of Twentieth Century Fox Animation, and Nancy Utley, President of Fox Searchlight Pictures, with the Creative Visionary Leadership Award; the Selma for Students Movement (accepted by Valentino D. Carlotti, Head of Institutional Client Group Goldman, Sachs & Co.) with the Civic & Educational Leadership Award; and Prudential Financial, Inc. (accepted by Judy Rice, Chief Diversity Officer of Prudential Investment Management) with the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award.
On Monday, March 30, 2015, fifteen participants from the CUP Fellows Program and CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) attended an exclusive dinner and conversation, with Carla Harris Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Ms. Harris shared her perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.
On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, CUP hosted a Distinguished Leadership Series: The Silicon Beach Effect hosted by Atom Factory. The evening's program included a panel discussion featuring Troy Carter, Founder & CEO of Atom Factory; Brian Robbins, CEO of AwesomenessTV, and Michael Seibel, Partner at YCombinator. The conversation was moderated by Lori Kozlowski, Editorial Director at Atom Factory.
On Monday, February 23, 2015, CUP hosted a Distinguished Leadership Series: A Conversation on Latino Leadership, hosted by Bank of America. The evening's program included a fireside chat conversation featuring Monica C. Lozano, Chair of the Board at US Hispanic Media Inc., & Board Member at Bank of America, and Sonia Dulá, Vice Chairman, Latin America, Global Corporate & Investment Banking Division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Throughout the conversation, Monica shared about her personal journey, including her experience serving on corporate boards. More specifically, Monica shared perspective on the advances that women and Latinos have made in the work place, the evolution of the role of corporate boards, and the value of a diverse board.
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Morgan Stanley hosted A Conversation on Multicultural Leadership. The evening's program included a fireside chat featuring Mandell Crawley, Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer at Morgan Stanley, and Jose Tavarez, Managing Director & Head of Emerging Markets FICC Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mandell and Jose shared strategies for becoming a highly effective global leader, positioning & preparing yourself for advancement, and managing the intersection between cultural and racial identity in the financial industry.
On Thursday, January 15, 2015, CUP presented A Conversation on Pathways to Service in honor of the 2014 CUP Fellows upon their completion of the CUP Fellows Program. The event, hosted by Hughes Hubbard & Reed, featured Paula Gavin, New York City's Chief Service Officer, who discussed her career across sectors and offered strategies for positioning oneself for civic leadership. 2014 CUP Fellows also shared their experiences as CUP Fellows and as advisors to CUP’s nonprofit partners via the CUP Fellows Capstone Projects.
On Thursday, November 13, 2014, CUP hosted its 6th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum, featuring a dynamic Keynote Conversation between Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, Inc., and Bryant Gumbel, Host of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. In addition, we announced our 3rd Annual List of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2014 | Media & Entertainment, leaders across the media & entertainment sector who have achieved extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on their community.
On Thursday, November 6, 2014 ten participants from the CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) attended an exclusive dinner and conversation with Anre Williams, President of Global Merchant Services at American Express, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Mr. Williams shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.