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.
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.
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.