Black Enterprise Titan Ernesta Procope, the “First Lady of Wall Street” and founder of E.G. Bowman Co. Inc., delivers remarks. Bowman is the first and largest minority-owned insurance brokerage firm in New York’s financial district. Procope has also been recognized with the Black Enterprise Women of Power Legacy Award.
Black Enterprise Titan John Rogers is the founder of Ariel Capital Management, now Ariel Investments, the first family of equity mutual funds managed by African Americans.
Valerie Jackson, host of the weekly radio program Between the Lines, accepts Black Enterprise Titan recognition on behalf of her late husband and former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.
Eleven Black Enterprise Titans attended the tribute or were represented by family members or company representatives. They included Burrell Communications Founder Thomas Burrell (third from left), Brown Capital Management Founder Eddie Brown (fourth from left), and Essence Magazine Co-founder Ed Lewis (far right).