Doug Melville

Doug Melville is the Chief Diversity Officer of TBWA\North America Tand works with the North American collective of agencies on diversity efforts across talent outreach, culture and creative vendor relationships. He’s presented two TEDx talks on the topic and has driven TBWA’s supplier diversity efforts, which has led to over $100 million in spending with

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Lewis Williams

Lewis began his career as an Art Director at Burrell fifteen years ago before his tenure at Leo Burnett/Chicago where he became a Senior Vice President/Creative Director. During his career, he has worked on such brands as The U.S. Army, McDonald’s, P&G, Allstate, Budweiser, Miller Lite and Walt Disney World. Classically trained in graphic design

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Chad Brown

Chad Brown, decorated US Navy veteran who received multiple honors after serving in Desert Storm Gulf War and Operation Restore Hope, Somalia, struggles today with PTSD. The illness nearly drove him to suicide before he found solace in fly fishing. Brown’s discovery of nature as medicine inspired him to launch Soul River, Inc., a nonprofit

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Michael Smith

Michael serves as Director of Youth Opportunity Programs at the Obama Foundation and Executive Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (on loan from the Foundation). In these roles, Michael leads the Foundation’s efforts to scale the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative and aligned programs to expand opportunity for underserved youth. Michael was part of

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Chester Gregory

Born in Gary, Indiana to a steel mill worker and a school teacher, Chester “CHΞSS” Gregory drew inspiration from hometown hero Michael Jackson to pursue his dream of becoming an artist.He began his journey performing in local talent shows and participating in workshops for young performers. After a few years, Gregory was ready to take

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Kyle Rosenbaum

Kyle Rosenbaum is a Newark, N.J. resident, marketing executive and founder of Black Boys Camp, the first-ever camping event for young, black professionals to develop career skills, enjoy outdoor activities and bond over brotherhood. He is also the founding CEO of Kyle Arnett, a marketing and communications firm. Prior to launching the firm, he led

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