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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.

7th Annual Leadership Gala

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, CUP hosted its 7th Annual Leadership Gala, where we honored: Natalie Morales, News Anchor and Co-Host of Third Hour of NBC News’ “Today”, with the Breakthrough Leadership Award; Gregory J. Fleming, President of Wealth Management & President of Investment Management at Morgan Stanley, with the New York City Vision Leadership Award; and Target, was presented with the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award, which was accepted by Kim Strong, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at Target.

Fall Executive Leadership Program

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, the Fall 2013 CUP Executive Leadership Program (CUP ELP) kicked-off with an intensive skills-based retreat at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ. Through a structured series of workshops, coaching sessions, and conversations with senior business leaders, participants came away from the retreat with actionable plans to implement strategies to position themselves for opportunities in their organizations.

5th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, CUP hosted its 5th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum, featuring a Keynote Conversation with Dick Parsons , Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners, LLC. Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Time Warner Inc., was the moderator for the evening. Parsons discussed his transition across sectors and attributed his success to relationships with mentors, taking chances, tenacity, and self-confidence.

Distinguished Leadership Series in LA

On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, CUP in Los Angeles held a Distinguished Leadership Series event, sponsored by Disney | ABC Television Group and hosted at Creative Artists Agency. The evening featured a panel discussion with Marissa Garcia, Agent, Creative Artists Agency; Keli Lee, Executive Vice President, Casting, ABC Entertainment Group; Paula Williams Madison, Partner, Williams Group Holdings LLC and CEO, LA Sparks; Christopher Reynolds, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Toyota North America; and moderated by, Charles Lee CEO, Ideation and Author, Good Idea. Now What? The panelists discussed essential skills & tools required for successful leadership, insights on the journey to success, fostering creativity & innovation in leadership, and creating a leadership development pipeline for the next generation.

CUP Launches in LA

On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, CUP held a Distinguished Leadership Series event, sponsored by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and hosted at Creative Artists Agency, focusing on Lessons on Leadership. The evening featured Billy Hawkins, Motion Picture Literary Agent for the CAA, Alex McKindra Jr., Managing Director at JPMorgan, and Salaam Coleman Smith, President at Style Media. The conversation was moderated by Charles Lee, CEO of Ideation.