For Immediate Release
January 28, 2019
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Jameel Barfield, Barfield Public Relations
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The Asian American Business Roundtable Hosted “Making Impact: Diversity and Inclusion IS a Business Strategy,” A One-Day Summit with the Nation’s Top Business Leaders

(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK, January 28, 2019 - The fourth annual Asian American Business Roundtable, in partnership with the African American and Hispanic Alliances hosted discussions and drove practical outcomes at its one-day Summit on “Diversity and Inclusion IS a Business Strategy” at New York University in Manhattan recently.  Keynotes from some of America’s biggest brands joined Asian, Latino and African American senior executives, diversity experts, and workplace leaders to go beyond words to concrete solutions, it was announced by John Wang, Founder and President of the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC).


Delivering keynote speeches were held by business luminaries Jeff Gennette, CEO of New York City’s iconic retailer Macy’s, which has embedded diversity and inclusion into the fabric of its business and employee ranks; Betty Liu, Executive Vice Chairman for the New York Stock Exchange, one of the world’s best-known stock-exchange operators with an expanding number of women leaders; James Rhee, CEO of Ashley Stewart, one of the largest and oldest fashion brands deeply rooted in the African American community;  and Skip Spriggs, CEO of the Executive Leadership Council, the premier group for senior African American executives.  


The fourth annual Asian American Business Roundtable was sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Macy’s, PepsiCo, MGM, Goldman Sachs, and Northwestern Mutual


PHOTO #1: Title:  Breaking Cultural and Professional Stereotypes: Moderator:  Jonathan Spector, Sr. Advisor, Former President and CEO of The Conference Board, Inc.: Panelist: Anthony Shih, President and CEO United Hospital; Henry Cisneros, Founder & Chairman, City View Chairman of the Executive Committee & Principal, Siebert Cisneros Shank, LLC; Subha V. Barry, President, Working Mother Media; and Byron Spruell, President, League Operations, National Basketball Association  


PHOTO #2:  Title:  Path to Growth:  Conversation with Jeff Gennette, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Macy’s & Patsy Doerr, Global Leader, Social Impact.


PHOTO #3: Title: Leadership Insights:   Skip Spriggs, President and CEO, The Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for Black CEO, board directors, and senior-most executives at Fortune 1000, Global 500 and equivalent companies.


PHOTO #4: Fritz McLymont, Managing Director of McLymont, Kunda & Co and Advisor to the National Minority Business Council; shown conversating with John Wang, Founder/President, Asian American Development Center and Host of the AABDC Roundtable on Diversity.



Photos by:  Matt Cohen and Gerald Peart