August 2014 Newsletter

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Ignite MBA Aug 2014v2Ignite Your Future and Prepare to Win: Successful Networking Tips for Any Event or Conference

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Need Tips for your next Networking Event or for that upcoming Conference to maximize your experience and time?

Join us for a great evening at Yum! Brands to hear from great panelists and NETWORK!

National Black MBA Association – Kentucky Chapter, the Louisville Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and the National Association of Women MBAs have come together to bring you this EXCITING event on August 28th at Yum! Brands from 6pm-8pm.

Members $15, Non-Members $25

NOTE: NBMBAA members will need a discount code to receive the member price. Please email with your member ID to receive the discount code.

Thursday, August 28 


Please join the African American Networking Group (AANG) for an evening of business and networking on Thursday, August 28th at Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse at Slugger Field.  Come and find out more about the mission and purpose of AANG and how you can become engaged.  Don’t miss this opportunity to get connected!

Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse at Slugger Field

401 East Main Street

Louisville, KY 40202

Thursday, August 28th

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Click here to RSVP by Monday, August 25th. 


NBMBAA 2014 Conference Logo with Theme_FLATEnter to Win a Conference Registration!  

The 36th Annual National Black MBA Association Conference & Exposition is less than a month away! This is the capstone NBMBAA annual event and will take place September 16-20 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kentucky Chapter members have a chance to win a conference registration by making a donation of any amount to the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) fund by August 31 at midnight.

To make an online donation to LOT and to register for the free conference registration drawing, please click here. The Kentucky Chapter of the National Black MBA Association is a 501(c)3. Donations are tax deductible. 

For more information on the conference activities, click here.

JOIN our Chapter GroupMe!

If you are planning to attend the national conference, we have a chapter GroupMe set up to keep you informed on all group events and activities while attending the conference.

To join, click or type the URL details below, if you do not have a log in to GroupMe you will need to create one. Then you can access the NBMBAA Conference group in GroupMe for all updates.

(Your free GroupMe account can be accessed online or by downloading the free app to your mobile device.)



Special Edition – Aug 2014

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LOTLogoLeaders Needed to Lead Leaders

The new school year is upon us and it is time to get started revitalizing the Kentucky Chapters National Black MBA Association Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT®) Program.  For anyone wanting to find out more about the program and to sign up to volunteer for LOT® events throughout the year, please plan to attend August 5, 2014 6:30 at the Down One Bourbon Bar.  We are using the room located towards the back of the restaurant.  If you have any questions or you cannot make it but would still like to help out, please email the chapter at or reach out to the LOT® Chairperson, Eboni Edwards at You can find the LOT® Mentor Application here.

We are looking forward to a great school year!

We Are Still Looking for Leaders of Tomorrow® Students

Do you know a high school student with potential; they just need an extra boost?  The Leaders of Tomorrow® Program may be for them.  The mission of this program is to encourage our students to set high goals and develop the discipline needed to achieve those goals.  There will be lessons and activities on leadership, ethics, public speaking and so much more.  The students will not only get prepped for college, but they will also have an opportunity to compete for scholarship funds on a local and national level.

If you have anyone you think fits this description, please invite them to fill out the application and email it to or they can mail their application to  KY NBMBAA Leaders of Tomorrow Program®, P.O. Box 2953, Louisville KY 40201.

July 2014 Newsletter

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August 7

Resume Make CentsDoes Your Résumé Make Cents?
Conference Prep 101
Is your résumé written in a way to make you dollars and cents? Will it stand out in a crowd of 10,000 African American professionals from across the country?

This résumé writing workshop has been created because of membership demand for the content. There will be nearly 10,000 attendees at the 36th Annual NBMBAA Conference and Exposition this year! Members have to come prepared! Learn what it takes to get noticed from Corey Blakey of Humana Inc. With nearly 15 years of professional experience in human resources, Mr. Blakey will engage members as they learn what it takes to ensure their résumé stands out from the crowd at events like the NBMBAA Conference and Exposition.

To register, click here.

Date: August 7, 2014
Location: Humana Corporate
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: Members FREE, Non-Members – $10

August 12

60 Minute Strategy – Conference Prep 201
This is a members only event. Kentucky Chapter leaders will use this time to talk through strategies on how to successfully navigate the 36th Annual NBMBAA Conference and Exposition to be held in Atlanta, GA in September.

If you are not already a member, now is the time to join. You can join or renew your membership online via the NBMBAA website.

An email regarding the web and conference call information will be provided to members that RSVP the week of the call.

Date: August 12, 2014
Location: Web & Conference Call
Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: Members FREE
To register, click here.

Ignite MBA Aug 2014v2August 26

Ignite Your Future and Prepare to Win: Successful Networking Tips for Any Event (Conference Prep 301)

Save the date for this combined NBMBAA, NSHMBA, NAWMBA event to be held on August 26, at Yum! Brands from 6pm-8pm.

Members $15
Non-Members $25

To register, click here.

Seeking Volunteers!

We need your expertise!

The National Black MBA Association – Kentucky Chapter is an unstaffed nonprofit. This means the Chapter is run on volunteers only. However, given the scope of influence the leadership team has, our volunteers are afforded the opportunity to gain professional experience and professional references while volunteering. If you would like to bring the same level of dedication and commitment to the community as you take to work, we have space for you to volunteer. Even if you have limited experience, we can coach you towards learning a new skill. Here are some areas where we need your help:
•Chapter Historian
•Committee Members: Communications, Finance, Fundraising, Leaders of Tomorrow®, Membership, Scholarship
•Copy Editor
•Digital Design
•Event Co-Chair
•Event Greeter
•Event Photographer
•Grant Writer
•LOT® Mentor
•Social Media Manager

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at to let us know how you would like to serve.


Sr. Financial Analyst
Brown Forman

This position will be responsible for accounting related to corporate accounting functions. The analyst will ensure the accuracy of Brown-Forman’s financial records and compliance with controls. Will assist with consolidation and provide analytical support to the consolidation manager. This position will supervise accounting related to on-line bank statements and cash reconciliation process for the company. The analyst will also be responsible for balancing intercompany transactions and documenting related party relationships in accordance tax and legal requirements. Finally, this position will prepare and submit Government reports, meeting required deadlines.

Integrity of Financial Records. Responsible for ensuring that Brown-Forman’s financial records are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and management reporting.

Requires Certified Professional Accountant, BS/BA in Accounting or Finance with 5-7 yrs. experience in finance or accounting.

TO APPLY: Please visit: Please look for “Sr. Financial Analyst” in the keyword search field or for the requisition # “2598BR” in the autoreq search field.

Manager of Brand Analytics, 2562BR
Brown Forman
This position functions as the strategy, finance and analytical professional for brand leadership. The position’s primary responsibility is as a strategic partner to the NAR (North American Region) Group Brand leadership as well as the Global Director Business Strategy & Analysis in areas such as portfolio expansion, pricing strategy, resource allocation, marketing effectiveness, competitive analysis, and brand remedial plans. The successful candidate will help develop and support brand growth strategy through timely and actionable analysis and counsel to the brand team, marketing and finance leadership with the goal of constantly improving brand or region performance – and ultimately, its value. Up to 15% travel required.

TO APPLY: Please visit: Please look for “Manager of Brand Analytics” in the keyword search field or for the requisition # “2562BR” in the autoreq search field. You can also follow up with McCauley Adams,

Upcoming Events in Our Community:

Alpha Fun Run Banner 2014Support our local chapter sororities and fraternities:

Alpha Phi Alpha 2nd Annual West Louisville 5K
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9AM
Join the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha for the 2nd Annual West Louisville 5K Fun Run, held in the historic Shawnee Park in Louisville, KY.
The West Louisville 5K Fun Run promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, fitness, and well-being resources. This year’s Fun Run features a Health Fair mobile medical testing units and much more! A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. For more information, click here.