Oct 2015 – NBMBAA Kentucky Chapter Newsletter

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KY NBMBAA Social Event – Pinot’s Palette

This event has been canceled but we look forward to your participation in the November book club and December suit drive.

Virtual Book Club

RelentlessThe National Black MBA Association, Kentucky Chapter will continue the virtual book club on November 8, 2015 at 5pm with Relentless by Tim Grover.

  • Conference Call Number: 712-775-7031
  • Participant Code: 540-866-955

 The Final Book for 2015: November 8th: Relentless ( by Tim Grover) with the discussion led by Joe Franklin

RSVP vis the chapter Facebook page:



A Suit Drive & Professional Prep Day

The National Black MBA Association, Kentucky chapter will host a suit drive and professional prep day on December 12, 2015. As our Leaders of Tomorrow ® prepare to take over the world, we want to arm them with the right uniform for success.

  • Date: December 12, 2015
  • Where: St. George Scholar Institute, 1205 South 26th Street Louisville, KY 40210
  • Gently used suits and other professional attire for teenage boys and girls can be dropped off anytime between 9am and noon. If you have any questions please contact us at kynbmbaa@gmail.com.

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Annual Conference Recap

“Humana Inc. has been a partner with the National Black MBA Association for several years. This year the recruiting team returned in hopes of finding the best and brightest talent. – Humana’s Recruiting Team, National & Chapter Partner

“This was my first year attending the NBMBAA Conference and I learned a lot from speakers in the Entrepreneurial Institute sessions. The knowledge gained will allow me to grow as a leader and help as I expand my business and career. I had the opportunity to network and meet some great people as well as build relationships with other members on the executive board. I look forward to the opportunities to come and attending the conference next year in New Orleans!” – Aisha Neal, Consultant, Humana Inc.

“I attended the 2015 NBMBAA conference both anxious and nervous of what to expect. This was my first time in attendance and I am proud to exclaim that the experience was beyond my expectations. The conference in its entirety provided opportunity for networking, development, and career placement through the career exposition.  With so many MBA’s in one location from all across the country the opportunities to network and socialize with others were unmatched. The leadership institute which I participated in was aimed at developing future leaders which provided a great learning experience given the wide variety of professionals from different industries engaged in open discussion. I left the conference feeling empowered, optimistic and fully fueled to embark on the journey to higher career advancement.  My 2015 NBMBAA conference experience was awesome and I can’t wait for next year’s conference.” –Roshae Darville, VP of Finance – Kentucky Chapter

“As the chapter president, I got to witness chapter leaders see firsthand, for the first time the awesomeness that is the NBMBAA Conference and Exposition. Although this was my 5th national conference, it was the first where I had no personal agenda. I simply had the pleasure of helping others get the best out of their conference experience. As far as our high school students are concerned, I’m still telling anyone who will listen that we had TWO KY Leaders of Tomorrow® students to place in the case competition.” – Chanda Glover, Kentucky Chapter President

The funds raised for KY Leaders of Tomorrow allowed the Chapter to send three student to Orlando for the LOT Success Boot Camp. When asked what they learned, student said:

  • “I learned that leaders make more leaders and not followers.” – Sam Lattimore
  • “I learned to become successful you have to fail and overcome the failure with tenacity and determination.” – Kylan Gill 
  • “I learned that success doesn’t come easy; you have to work hard for it. Sometimes so hard that sleep isn’t even important.” – Chris Lattimore

NowHiringWe’re Looking for Leaders!

The Kentucky Chapter is currently preparing for the 2015 Officer Elections. Below are the open positions for the 2016/2017 term. If you are interested in one of these volunteer roles, please send a short description of which role you are interested in, a bio, and a resume to kynbmbaa@gmail.com with the subject line: 2015 KYNBMBAA Officer Elections. Additionally, members can submit nominations via the same process. All chapter officers will be subject to a background check. The application deadline is November 6, 2015 at midnight.

PresidentThe Presidentshall serve as the chief executive officer of the Chapter by developing goals and objectives for the Chapter that is in line with the NBMBAA mission statement. All elected officers and ad-hoc committee directors shall report directly to this office. For a full description: https://kynbmbaa.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/kynbmbaa-president.docx

Vice President, OperationsThe primary objective of this role for the 2016/2017 term will be to implement process improvements in the operations of the Chapter. This includes project management, event operations, officer elections, travel logistics, and application processes. As this is a large scope of responsibility, this person will be required to provide a strategic plan and budget for operations by the end of Q1 2016. Additionally, this role will require the establishment of a committee. For a full description: https://kynbmbaa.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/kynbmbaa-vp-of-operations.docx

Vice President, AdministrationFor the 2016/2017 term the main objective of this role will be to increase chapter membership. To this end, a strategic plan and budget for increased membership will be required by the end of Q1 2016. Additionally, this role will require the establishment of a committee. The current VP of Administration will still be engaged in 2016 to assist as needed and act as the first committee person. For a full description:


Director of Marking and Communications – This person shall take full ownership of all chapter marketing and communications, which includes website, email and snail mail newsletters, social media, public relations, digital media, traditional media, print advertising, and event marketing for the 2016/2017 term. As this is a large scope of responsibility, this person will be required to provide a strategic plan and budget for marketing and communications by the end of Q1 2016. Additionally, this role will require the establishment of a committee. For a full description: https://kynbmbaa.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/kynbmbaa-director-of-marketing-and-communications.docx

Leaders of Tomorrow® ChairpersonThe Leaders of Tomorrow® Chairperson is an intensive volunteer position. However, a 7 person committee is already established, which will include the chapter president and the immediate past LOT Chairperson. A schedule for the 2015-2016 program year has already been established. The LOT Chairperson will ensure the schedule is executed as planned. For a full description: