The 2012 honorees are Marc Morial, chief executive officer, National Urban League; Donna Byrd, publisher, The Root; and Laurence Boschetto, chief executive officer/president, Draftfcb. The brunch will be hosted by A.J. Calloway, New York City correspondent on "Extra," and former host of popular B.E.T. show "106 & Park: B.E.T.'s Top 10 Live." Each honoree will be presented with a Baume & Mercier watch.
"The Diversity Affluence Brunch is about honoring individuals who are driven and determined to empower others and are relentless in their pursuits," says Andrea Hoffman, founder and chief executive officer of Diversity Affluence. "Our honorees wake up each day to make the journey easier and blaze trails for future generations. They should be celebrated."
The Diversity Affluence Brunch in the Hamptons was created by Diversity Affluence, the New York-based consultancy specializing in diversity marketing communication, research and business development. Sponsors of the 2012 brunch are Draftfcb, Baume & Mercier, JPMorgan Chase, and Belvedere (the world's first luxury vodka).
Inspired by the highly-touted book, "Black Is The New Green: Marketing to Affluent African Americans," co-written by Hoffman with Len Burnett, the brunch will provide the corporate sector with access to some of the most influential leaders and key tastemakers of the affluent African and African American communities.
"Diversity Affluence is committed to raising awareness of the vibrant affluent ethnic economic sector that people of color and other minorities occupy in contemporary society," says Hoffman.
About Diversity Affluence:
As the only company of its kind, Diversity Affluence is a New York-based diversity research, marketing communications and business development consultancy that helps brands and businesses understand and market to affluent ethnic consumers-a group coined as "Royaltons™."
For more information about Hoffman, Diversity Affluence or "Black Is The New Green: Marketing to Affluent African Americans," visit DiversityAffluence.com.