Breakfast Keynote Speaker

President & CEO, Destination Cleveland & The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
 David E. Gilbert
President & CEO: Destination Cleveland &
The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Editor-in-Chief Emerita, Essence Magazine, and Founder & CEO, National CARES Movement
Susan L. Taylor
Editor-in-Chief Emerita, Essence Magazine
& Founder of The National CARES Mentoring Movement
Innovations Snip

Innovations and How to Protect Them

Moderator: Eddie Taylor Jr., TaylorOswald


  • Ludgy LaRochelle, Associate, Tucker Ellis – specializing in Business formation through operations, acquisitions, restructuring, maturity, and succession planning
  • Gabe Kelley, Partner, Brouse McDowell – specializing in Business Insurance
  • Jazmyn Stover, Associate, Seeley Savidge – specializing in HR, Labor and Employment
Risk Snip

Risk Management and Succession Planning

Moderator: Daryl Laisure, Zin Technologies


Access Snip

Access to Capital: Everyone Needs It, How Do You Get it?

Moderator: Michael Obi, Spectrum Global Solutions


Politics Snip

Expanding Your Business in Today’s Political & Economic Climate

Moderator: Darrell McNair, MVP Plastics