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6th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum

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.

Dinner and Conversation with Anre Williams

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.

Distinguished Leadership Series

On Monday, November 3, 2014, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series event, hosted by Goldman Sachs. The keynote conversation featured Edward Lewis, Co-Founder of Essence Communications Inc. and Molly Ashby, CEO & Chairman of Solera Capital. Special remarks were given by Valentino D. Carlotti, Head of the Securities Division Institutional Client Group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Lewis shared his experiences building & leading a successful business, identifying & capitalizing on marketplace opportunities, evolving as an entrepreneur, and engaging the female consumer.

5th Annual Lawyers Forum

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, CUP hosted its 5th Annual Lawyers Forum, featuring a Keynote Conversation with Christopher Reynolds, Group Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., and Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Thomson Reuters. The event was moderated by Eduardo M. Peñalver, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. Reynolds and Stanley shared their insights on changing leadership and diversity in the law industry.

7th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum featuring a Keynote Conversation with Dmitri Stockton, President & CEO of GE Asset Management, moderated by Gwendolyn Butler, President of Capri Capital Partners. In addition, we announced our 3rd Annual List of CUP Catalysts in Finance, leaders of color and women who are affecting change in both the business and civic sectors.

6th Annual Women's Leadership Forum

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, CUP hosted its 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, “Women – Revolutionizing How We Lead & Succeed”, hosted by Time Warner Inc. & Voya Financial. Honorees included: Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, & Anna Maria Chávez , CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. Featured guests included: Joanna Barsh, Director at Centered Leadership Project, Nadja Bellan-White , Senior Partner & Managing Director at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Tiffany Dufu , Chief Leadership Officer at Levo League, Arianna Huffington , Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief at Huffington Post Media Group, Lucinda Martinez, SVP of Multicultural Marketing at HBO, Keija Minor , Editor-in-Chief of Brides Magazine, Gretchen Rubin, Author, The Happiness Project, Jane Hyun, President, Hyun & Associates and Author, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, Co-Author, Flex, Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director of Perception Institute, & Board Chair at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Carmen Wong Ulrich, Assistant Industry Professor at NYU Poly-Tech, Author and President of Malecon Productions.

A Conversation With Keith Clinkscales & Jimmy Smith

On Tuesday, June 2014, CUP in Los Angeles held a Distinguished Leadership Series event, sponsored by FOX Audience Strategy and hosted at Creative Artists Agency. The evening featured a conversation with Keith Clinkscales, CEO, REVOLT Media & TV, and Jimmy Smith, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Amusement Park Entertainment. The conversation was moderated by Nadira A. Hira, Author of the Forthcoming Book, Misled: How a Generation of Leaders Lost the Faith (And Just What You’ll Need to Get It Back).

A Conversation with Brian Aherns

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, CUP presented A Conversation with Brian Aherns hosted by Prudential. Brian Aherns, Executive Vice President, Prudential Asset Management, shared insights to securing your future, the critical value of effective retirement planning, and creating financial success in the long run.

4th Annual Digital Power Lunch

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, CUP hosted its 4th 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 Alex Moulle-Berteaux, Chief Commercial Officer, Aereo, and Ty Ahmad-Taylor, Vice President of Smart TV Services, Samsung.

Power Series Dinner A Conversation with William M. Lewis

On Monday, May 19, 2014, ten participants from the CUP Executive Leadership Program (ELP) attended an exclusive dinner and conversation with William M. Lewis, Lazard's Co-Chairman of Investment Banking, powered by CastleOak Securities L.P. Mr. Lewis shared his perspective and strategies for positioning yourself for leadership, navigating your career, and giving back.