The <a href="http://www.nycup.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Council of Urban Professionals (CUP)</strong> </a>recently honored industry leaders in finance, law, media and tech at their "7th Annual Leadership Gala" event at Cipriani in New York City.
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Professionals and executives from companies including Morgan Stanley, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, American Express, and Disney enjoyed networking and dinner at the event.
Valentino D. Carlotti, of Goldman Sachs, and Colbert Narcisse, of Morgan Stanley, attended to join the celebration of service in leadership.
James Francis, Council of Urban Professionals board chair, addressed attendees.
Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. presented Gregory Fleming, of Morgan Stanley, with the New York City Vision Leadership Award.
Journalist Savannah Guthrie presented the Breakthrough Leadership Award to NBC Anchor Natalie Morales (pictured).
Target Inc. was honored with the Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Award. Kim Strong, vice president of diversity and inclusion, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
Former New York Gov. David Paterson is seen at the leadership gala.
Melyssa Ford of Bravo TV's "Blood, Sweat and Heels" attended in support of CUP.