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Emmy Award Winning Broadcaster Ed Gordon to Keynote Black MBA Houston Chapter Banquet

The Houston Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) will hosts its 14th Annual Leadership Empowerment Scholarship and Awards Banquet on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the Power Center at 12401 S. Post Oak at South Main, Houston, Texas.

 
 
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PRLog - Feb. 17, 2011 - HOUSTON -- The Houston Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) will hosts its 14th Annual Leadership Empowerment Scholarship and Awards Banquet on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the Power Center at 12401 S. Post Oak at South Main, Houston, Texas 77045. The theme is “Connecting Leaders of Today with Leaders of Tomorrow;” it begins at 6 p.m.

The annual event is part of the Houston Chapter’s work as a champion of leadership and involvement with the community from which its membership is drawn. It is also a way to strengthen the ties between the association’s members, corporate partners and the local community. “We are excited about the banquet and honored that Ed Gordon will be the keynote,” states Carl McGowan, the Houston Chapter President. “As a chapter, one of our goals is to maintain a leadership pipeline, which begins with our Leaders of Tomorrow high school mentoring program and extends through college graduation. We are also proud to have awarded in excess of $250,000 in scholarships to more than 200 deserving graduate and undergraduate business students over the past fourteen years.”

The keynote speaker, Ed Gordon, is an Emmy award winning broadcaster, whose knack for landing exclusives and his no-nonsense style make him one of television’s most respected journalists. Now, Gordon displays all aspects of his interviewing expertise on BET as the host of Weekly with Ed Gordon also hosts his critically acclaimed, award-winning specials Conversations with Ed Gordon.

Gordon previously hosted News and Notes with Ed Gordon, which aired on National Public Radio and the nationally syndicated television program, Our World. Over the years, Gordon has covered many of the world’s most defining events. From the historic 2008 United States Presidential election to the freedom of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela to the beating of Rodney King to upheaval in Haiti and Cuba. Gordon’s impressive portfolio also includes conversations with newsmakers the likes of Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, television mogul Oprah Winfrey, Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry, and King of Pop Michael Jackson.

Tickets to the event are $50, and open to the general public. To purchase tickets or to get more information about sponsorship and/or advertising opportunities, please visit our website at www.houstonblackmba.org or 713-866-6573.

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The Houston Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc is a nonprofit organization focused on providing individuals with the opportunity to pursue higher education, develop their professional skills, and increase the economic wealth of their communities.

Established in 1983, the Houston Chapter is one of the largest and most active chapters in the U.S., with over 300 members. For more information on the organization, go to www.houstonblackmba.org.

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