Iconic recording artist and performer Usher Raymond IV has been delivering genre-defining music for over 15 years. The Tennessee native best known for his fluid voice and dynamic dance moves has also acted in a wide variety of film, television and stage productions including a Broadway run in 2006 as Billy Flynn in the Tony-winning musical Chicago.
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Virgil Roberts is currently the managing partner of Bobbitt & Roberts, a law firm which he helped form. Mr. Roberts is also the co-creator of UCLA’s African American Studies Center. Mr. Roberts has a background in the entertainment industry as he previously formed the law firm of Manning & Roberts, which represented a number of entertainment clients primarily from the recording industry and he once served as president of Solar Records. Mr. Roberts has given many lectures and speeches to lawyers and law students interested in the entertainment industry.
SHAWN H. WILSON
President, Usher’s New Look Foundation
Under Shawn's leadership, New Look has trained and certified over 13,000 youth as global leaders and provided almost 300,000 hours of leadership training worldwide.
Anne Woolf Sapp grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Woodward Academy. Ms. Sapp received her undergraduate and Law degree from the University of Georgia. Ms. Sapp worked for Strother, Weiner, Dwyer and Dwyer, White and Sapp in Atlanta, Georgia. Before founding Anne W. Sapp, P.C. where she served as a Special Assistant Georgia State Attorney General, representing the Department of Transportation in Specialized Litigation – Eminent Domain. Ms. Sapp is the past chairman of the Eminent Domain Section for the State Bar of Georgia and received the 2011 Charles N.
Cammie Rice is a senior level executive in the technology and financial services industries. Ms. Rice held the position of Senior Vice President within the Finance Technology group at Bank of America headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also led the strategy team for the Global Corporate Staff Technology Group. From 1998 to 2006, Rice was the Senior Director of the Americas Strategic Partners at Hyperion Solutions Corporation. Prior to her tenure there, she was president and founder of Digital Connectivity Inc. a digital imaging systems integration company.
Lorenzo Creighton is Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Casinos, a Vancouver company that manages twelve casinos in Canada. Creighton’s career includes serving as an attorney, judge and gaming regulator before working in executive positions in casino operations.
Brenda Freeman is chief marketing officer for Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media, responsible for providing overall vision and leadership to all areas of marketing, on-air and trade creative services that support the cable television networks Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, along with their on-line businesses, and the digital enterprises GameTap and Super Deluxe.
Mr. Nettles is the Founder and Managing Director of Generation Growth Capital, Inc., a Wisconsin based private equity fund focused on buyouts and providing growth capital to small businesses and low middle market companies in the upper-Midwest. He also is Of Counsel at the law firm Quarles & Brady LLP in the Corporate Services and Government Relations groups. Mr. Nettles recently served as Governor Jim Doyle’s Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. He currently serves as a board member for several corporate and non-profit boards, including Weyco Group, Inc., Robert W.
Grace Harry is co-founder of the Pyre Agency, a boutique creative agency that specializes in the expansion of brands, curating popular culture and brand strategies. A native New Yorker, Grace began her professional career as a chef and worked in this capacity until the last season of The Cosby Show as executive chef for the cast. She moved into music publicity at MCA Records, television production at MTV, marketing at Jive records, running creative services departments at Geffen records and most recently as EVP Creative Services/Marketing for Island Def Jam Mercury music group.
James Harris began his adventure with Camp New Look in 2007. As a member of Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas and graduate of J.C. Harmon High School, Harris was often selected to speak as a mentor to area youth and was involved in several student-teacher panel discussions designed to share perspectives on ways to improve the high school curriculum.
A philanthropist and active community leader in a variety of organizations and also an avid sports advocate, Mrs. Brock is part of the only all-female ownership group in Atlanta professional sports with the Atlanta Dream. She serves on multiple boards, including the Board of Directors for Horizons National, a program for underserved youth that focuses on the learning achievement gap, the Winship Cancer Institute, and the Board of Visitors for Emory University.
Scott Mead was born in Washington, DC, in 1954, and attended high school outside Boston and universities in the US and UK. He spent 22 years in investment banking in New York and London, leaving in 2003, and is now a fine art photographer, philanthropist and advisor.
Sherilyn attended the University of California at Los Angeles and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in child development. She graduated with cum laude honors and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. She later attended the University of California Hastings College of the Law and earned her Juris Doctorate degree. Sherilyn is President of the Spine System LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to providing professional expertise in areas of concern for spine surgeons.
Tony Luigs is Vice President of Finance-Financial Planning and Analysis for The Home Depot. In 2005, he joined the Home Depot as Senior Director, Business Valuation where he assisted Home Depot in their acquisition strategy as well as closing 40+ deals worth over $10B. He was then promoted to VP Finance Services where he had the finance responsibilities of Home Depot’s $3B Installation Services business and is now running the U.S. Retail FP&A organization and the U.S. productivity initiatives for the Home Depot. Prior to the Home Depot, Mr.