7/12 The Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program Announces Its Newest Cohort of Fellows
July 12, 2017
Sabrina Greig, External Affairs Manager
The Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program Announces Its Newest Cohort of Fellows
CHICAGO, IL. – July 12, 2017 – The Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program has announced its fourth class of Fellows for its 2018 cohort. Led by Executive Director Mavis Laing, the professional leadership development program provides programming for emerging African American leaders. Since its launch in 2014, the IMPACT Leadership Development Program has assembled three extraordinary classes, each consisting of some of the brightest, most talented African American professionals in Chicago.
IMPACT moves the needle on African American representation in all organizational ranks by offering a platform to improve the state of Black professional development today. Through educational modules, mentorship, and the historical and political perspective and support of a collective group of emerging leaders, IMPACT brings together a pool of successful business professionals to build a robust pipeline of African American executives.
“The continued success of our IMPACT Leadership Development program is a testament to the societal influence the League continues to foster within Chicago’s African American communities,” said President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League Shari Runner. “We are truly ecstatic about this incoming class and we are confident that they will embody the Chicago Urban League’s vision that a strong African American community makes a better Chicago.”
The exposure IMPACT Fellows receive throughout the program year, from Chicago Urban League board members to influential leaders like Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Brett Hart, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel at United, helps contextualize the power of African American leadership in the city of Chicago. By facilitating an intergenerational transfer of experience and knowledge from senior leaders to emerging African American leaders, IMPACT inspires long-term social transformation.
View the full list of Fellows below:
Adekunle Akingboju Sr. Analyst: Industrial Engineering, United Airlines
Erin Alexander, PsyD Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Jeffery Beckham President, Black Box Creative Inc.
Carolyn Branton Development Director, Black Ensemble Theater
Eva Brown V.P., Regional Community Development, U.S. Bank
Jayson Canady Director, Global Payment Strategy, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Courtney Davis Director of Risk Management, University of Chicago
La Toya Dixon, JD Director of Human Resources, Comprehensive Construction Consulting, Inc.
Jerry Doss Asst. Superintendent, Human Resources, Thornton Township High School
Sheehan Fisher, PhD Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Kelley Foxx Sales Executive, The Horton Group
William Hall Senior Pastor, St. James Lutheran Church
Simuel Hampton, DVM Clinic Veterinarian, The Anti Cruelty Society
Amiel Harper, JD Founder and Principal, Morpheus Consultancy, LLC
Kebreab Henry President, Molinor, Inc.
Jennifer Hodges Relationship Manager, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Wynter Jackson, JD Director, Management and Labor Affairs, Chicago Police Department
Katrina Jackson Global Manager, Corporate Talent Management, Underwriters Laboratory (UL)
Kimberly Jackson Interim Director of Mentor Relations, LINK Unlimited Scholars
Jason Johnson Director, Entrepreneurship, Chicago Urban League
Emanuel Johnson II Program Officer, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
James Joshua U.S. Supply Chain Manager, McDonalds
Reyahd Kazmi, JD Director of Business & Government Strategies, National Youth Advocate
Kenya Key, PsyD Chief Psychologist, Cook County Health & Hospital System
Erica Kirkwood, JD Deputy General Counsel, Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Camile Lindsay Kumi, JD Chief Legal Counsel, Illinois Department of Corrections
Raven Mackey, JD Associate, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Ronald Milsap Manager, Nonprofit & Mission-based Deposits, Urban Partnership Bank
Curtis Monday Owner, Curtis R. Monday Insurance Agency
Kafi Moragne-Patterson, PhD Assistant Professor of Social Work, Dominican University
Martita Mullen Senior Manager, Canadian National Railroad
Qiana Nelson District Sales Manager, CDW
Rondell Newcombe Logistics Manager, CDW
Brian Packer Account Supervisor, Flowers Communications Group
Lamont Robinson CEO, Robinson & Associates
Drahcir Smith, JD Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
LeDeidre Turner, JD Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County State's Attorney's Office
Garth Walker, MD Resident Physician, University of Chicago-Section of Emergency Medicine
About the Chicago Urban League
Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation. For more information, visit www.thechicagourbanleague.org