Dr. Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson is the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For nearly 30 years, he was the director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. He is the author of nine books and has received dozens of honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Noted futurist and frequent speaker Nancy Giordano, founder and CEO of Play Big, helps enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet today’s intense cultural and technological shifts. She collaborates with idea-centric organizations such as TED, The World Future Society, REX, Voice & Exit and the newly formed Global Synthesis Network, which she co-founded. Clients include Fortune 500 companies and C-suite leaders in international business, entertainment, technology and other industries.
Erick W. Harris, Esq.
Erick W. Harris is a private practice attorney in Oklahoma City,where he focuses on general civil litigation and business litigation. Previously, he was an Oklahoma assistant attorney general. He is an adjunct
professor of political science at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a member of the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees and a winner of the Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 award.
James A. Keaney Jr.
James A. Keaney Jr. founded Diversity Construction Group in 2011 and has more than 25 years of experience managing large construction projects. Previously he managed the MWBE set-aside program for Hartford, Conn., which yielded in $100+ million in contracts awarded to MWBE firms. He also founded the Diversity Construction Group Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that supports minority and female college-bound students pursuing a career in construction.
Brooke Wenger is the Director of Business Development for LSC Design, an interdisciplinary design firm in Pennsylvania. Recognized as the 2016 ABC National Young Professional of the Year, she is active in ABC’s Young Professionals at the national level and serves as the secretary of the board of directors of ABC’s Cumberland Valley Chapter. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University.