The Michigan Diversity Council Recognizes Top Organization and Leader Awardees at the Second Annual National Black Men in Leadership Summit

Aug 2, 2022 2:00 PM ET
Press Release

DETROIT, August 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) will host the second annual National Black Men in Leadership Summit taking place on Thursday, August 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Fort Pontchartrain Hotel. The event, in partnership with the National Diversity Council (NDC) will focus on the theme, “Resilient Leadership: Connection, Community and Contribution.”

The 2022 National Black Men in Leadership Summit Awards highlight individuals who have achieved success in their careers, while paving the way for Black men to advance in the corporate and education arena. These individuals contribute to creating and promoting a culture where Black talent is supported and leveraged for organizational success. They demonstrate leadership excellence and high visibility in the Black community and maintain a record of professional accomplishments.

“Today, more than any other time, it is imperative we recognize and honor our leaders,” said Angeles Valenciano, CEO of the National Diversity Council. “The honorees are exemplary individuals paving the way for the Black community at-large.”

Dennis Kennedy, the founder and board chairman of the National Diversity Council said, “It is time to commit to increasing advancement opportunities for Black men in workplaces and celebrate the accomplishments of our community.”

To see the full list of the 2022 National Black Men in Leadership awardees please visit; http://blackmeninleadershipsummit.org/2022/awardees/.

 

Awardee

Title

Award

Comerica Bank

N/A

Business Impact Award

Auto Club Group, AAA

N/A

Racial Justice and DE&I Advocacy Award

Dustin McClellan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pontiac Community Foundation

Community Leader Award

Ken Walker

Ken Walker, Founder & Head of Design, K. Walker Collective

Outstanding Entrepreneur Award

Dr. M. Roy Wilson

President, Wayne State University

Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Howard Henderson

Founding Director of the Center for Justice Research and Professor of Justice Administration, Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs.

Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Jahmal C. Williams

Director of Advocacy for Racial Justice, San Jose State

Racial Justice and DE&I Advocacy Award

Kenneth L. Johnson

Founder and President, East Coast Executives

Business Leader Award

Donell Campbell

Head of Global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Aston Carter

Business Leader Award

Dr. Rubin L. Cockrell

CEO, Positive Images & Associates LLC.

Racial Justice and DE&I Advocacy Award

In addition to the individual and company awards, four $1,000- $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to Black male college bound students. The selected scholarship recipients will be individuals who demonstrate strong leadership traits, community involvement and academic achievement. The scholarship is funded through The Michigan Diversity Council in partnership with the Auto Club Group, AAA, Comerica Bank, Detroit Pistons and Aerotek-Aston Carter-Actalent.

Registration for the second annual National Black Men in Leadership Summit is currently open and can be purchased at http://blackmeninleadershipsummit.org/2022/. For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ivy Hunter at ivy.hunter@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

About the Michigan Diversity Council
A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in diversity and inclusion. The Michigan Diversity Council is under the umbrella of the National Diversity Council. More information about the council is available at: http://michigandiversitycouncil.org/.

About the National Diversity Council
A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion. For more information about the National Diversity Council, please visit www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

Media Contact:
Katrina Glenn
Communications Manager
National Diversity Council
katrina.glenn@nationaldiversitycouncil.org