by Derek Major
October 20, 2020
Michael Vick, Tiki Barber, Bakari Sellers, Tristan Walker, and More Headline the Black Men XCEL Virtual Summit
Black Enterprise will present its 4th annual Black Men XCEL Summit as a virtual conference experience, expanding the reach and impact of the national event.
The Black Men XCEL Summit is dedicated to celebrating and advancing the excellence, leadership, and power of Black men. The summit will take place on October 22 and 23. It will feature workshops, chats, and training experiences designed to teach, equip, develop, and inspire Black men into becoming leaders across a broad array of endeavors—from corporate America and sports management to the tech industry and community organizations.
Participants in the summit include Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., the president and CEO of Black Enterprise; CNN commentator, author, and attorney Bakari Sellers; Tristan Walker, the founder of Walker & Company Brands; Scott Ford, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Managing Director; Senior Vice President of Eastern Division U.S. Operations and Chief Diversity Officer for FedEx Express Shannon Brown; Fathers Inc. CEO Kenneth Braswell; and David Clunie, the executive director of the Black Economic Alliance.
“The Black Men XCEL Virtual Experience will feature all of the most enduring and valued elements established over the past three years by our truly, one-of-a-kind conference celebrating the best of who we are as Black men,” said Graves in a statement. “With so much at stake for Black people right now, we are excited about our ability to use our new and unique virtual conferencing platform to reach and engage more Black men of excellence than ever before, from throughout America and beyond.”
Confirmed speakers for the summit also include former New York Giants running back
and co-host of the Tiki and Tierney show
Tiki Barber; former NFL quarterback, FOX Sports Analyst, and Activist Michael Vick; AT&T Chief Development & Diversity Officer Corey Anthony; TV Host and Daddy Duty 365
Founder Shannon Lanier; and former NAACP Youth & College Division National Director Rev. Stephen A. Green.
Virtual sessions and chats during the summit will focus on making Black men a diversity priority, what it takes to excel as a father, what’s at stake in the presidential election, the future of Black men in tech, and steps to creating a multigenerational legacy.
More information, including registration and the summit agenda, can be found here.