The Men of Color Leadership Conference – Maryland

Thursday, October 26, 2017

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

In partnership with:



BWI Hilton
1739 W. Nursery Rd.
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 

The Men of Color Leadership Conference (MOC) engages Corporate America’s most vibrant and influential men. It is where top-tier executive leaders of color share their experiences and insights. MOC was founded by Color Magazine to bring together professionals of color and their companies for a day of inspiration, networking, and success stories. Historically hosted in Boston and NYC, Color Magazine is now partnering with The Daily Record to bring MOC to Maryland. Featuring local and national corporate and public figures, the conference is one of few focused specifically on men from multicultural backgrounds. 



10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Registration and Networking Breakfast

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker

kaplan_125pxKeynote Speaker: Kaplan Mobray 

Preeminent Leadership Coach and Motivational Speaker





Emcee: Rashad Staton

Community Organizer and Entrepreneur 



11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Executive Panel Discussion

The executive panel discussion facilitates a dialogue among executive leaders focusing on the journey to their success, with the particular impact of their cultural upbringing. 

Lisa 125pxExecutive Panel Moderator: Lisa Coleman, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation — New York University 




luke_125pxExecutive Panelist: Luke Cooper 

Founder and CEO — Fixt




chris_125pxExecutive Panelist: Chris Gonzalez, PMP 

President — A-G Associates 




james_125pxExecutive Panelist: James Page

Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer — Johns Hopkins Medicine




12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Concurrent Executive Sessions

alexis_125pxExecutive Speaker: Alexis Coates

Founder — Black Business Review




Executive Speaker: Daniel Gutierrez

Bestselling Author/ Global Speaker/ Spiritual Teacher/ Business & Life Coach




2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Millennial Mindset Discussion

The millennial mindset discussion focuses on rising stars of color and how they are creating a new path for success.


Executive Panelist: Jamil White

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).




kyle_125pxExecutive Panelist: Kyle O’Connor

Founder and Managing Partner — The Startup Nest




tony_125pxExecutive Panelist: Tony W. Torain, II, Esq.

Associate — Littler Mendelson, P.C




4:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Closing Remarks

4:15 PM - 6:00 PM - Reception

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