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ESP Joins Hundreds for 7th Annual National Power Networking Conference

(Wednesday, June 18, 2008, Atlanta, GA)

Zero To A Billion Dollars panelists, Jon E. Barfield, President & CEO, The Bartech Group, Clovis Prince, President & CEO, Prince & Associates, Anita Williams, Chairman and CEO, Logistics & Environmental Support Services, Mike V. Roberts, Chairman & CEO, The Roberts Companies, and Keith Wyche, President, U.S. Operations, Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Susan Taylor, Senior Editorial Executive, Essence Magazine, author of three books: In the Spirit: The Inspirational Writings of Susan L. Taylor; Lessons in Living and Confirmation; The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped Our Live, and Everett Glenn connect to discuss joining forces on the Essence Cares Initiative.
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ESP President Everett Glenn and CEO Curtis Brown joined networking guru George Fraser and hundreds of Black professionals, business owners and community leaders from across the country at the 7th Annual National PowerNetworking Conference in Atlanta, GA.

The FraserNet PowerNetworking Conference is the largest gathering of Black professionals, business owners and community in the United States. The theme of this year’s conference was “Clicking…Access to Power, Providing Keys, and Unlocking Doors.” Participants at 7th Annual Conference received world-class training from the best of the best minds and scholars in Black America, gained professional growth and development training--geared towards leveraging Black America's tremendous resources and intellectual capital, and met key people from major corporations who embrace diversity including, but not limited to, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Delta Airlines, Exxon Mobil, Ford Motors, Home Depot and The Coca-Cola Company.

Keynote speakers for the 4-day conference were Dr. Myles Munroe, Founder, President, and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, and a multi-gifted international motivational speaker, best selling author and business consultant, who brought a message entitled “Servant Leadership in the 21st Century, and “In The Spirit’s Susan L. Taylor who spoke about the ESSENCE CARES initiative, a call to action to the African American community that asks every able adult and our leadership—elected and appointed officials, educators, business, religious and secular leaders and college students—to rally their communities to guide and secure our vulnerable children who are crying out for help. The goal is to create the largest mentoring campaign in the history of the nation and increase high school graduation rates among African American students by 10 percent annually.

ESP President Everett L. Glenn moderated a Power Panel entitled “Leveraging Athletic Talent for Lifetime Success” which included 16-year NBA performer Dale Davis, founder of Pro Player Holdings, a private equity investment fund with an asset base pooled by more than 70 of his colleagues in professional sports; 10-year NFL performer Jamir Miller, founder of Hosanna Foods, a joint venture with Café Valley Bakery, a leading manufacturer of a line of 24 high-quality frozen and partially-baked products sold throughout the US; former New

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Jersey Net Tate George, President, CEO and Chairman of The George Group which has developed a real estate portfolio of more than $500 million; and Carter Drew, principal and co-founder of Carter & Reynolds an executive development, coaching and life strategy firm that specializes in coaching business executives, organizational leaders, and high-potential candidates involved in high-stakes business endeavors that require new leadership skills, accelerated learning, or “stretch” corporate competencies, in order to achieve desired business results. Speaking to a standing-room only crowd, the panelists discussed strategies to help more professional athletes make informed decisions, lead victorious lives, and achieve life sustaining results…how to provide professional athletes with the resources and tools to walk away from the game with the financial resources to support their lifestyle goals and objectives on a long-term basis.

Once again the highlight of the Conference was the Brain Share Celebrity Auction. This unique event raises money for full scholarships to selected Black college students to attend the PowerNetworking Conference…to provide them with access they would normally not have, to meet, greet and connect with Black America’s top corporate executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

This year Brain Share Auction raised over $100,000 in scholarship funds and included:

  • An all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to attend the NAACP Image Awards including VIP credentials and access.An all-expense paid trip provided by Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat to join Dwayne and Alonzo Mourning at the 12th annual “Zo’s Summer Groove” in Miami, a 5-day community event sponsored by Alonzo Mourning of the Miami Heat. An all-expense paid trip provided by In The Spirit’s Susan Taylor to join her for weekend in the Hamptons. An all-expense paid trip to Dallas, Texas to shadow Clovis Prince, President & CEO of Prince & Associates, a $953 million plus minority-owned firm that provides acquisition, engineering, construction and management – total solution services – to the communications industry and real estate development and renovation services nationwide.
  • An all-expense trip to Nassau, Bahamas, for dinner with Myles Munroe at Atlantis Paradise Island, a 2,300 room deluxe hotel including the world’s largest outdoor aquarium, and private time with him at his mansion.

FraserNet Sports Power Panel members Carter Drew, Principal, Carter, Reynolds Group, Everett Glenn, Jamir Miller, Cardinals/Browns and Hosanna Foods, Dale Davis, Trailblazers/Pacers/Pistons and Pro Players Holdings, and Tate George, Nets and The George Group, and Darvi Mack, EEO, Diversity and Affirmative Action Manager, Weyerhaeuser Company, Power Panel sponsor.

Invitees to a private lunch hosted by Prince Mahdi A. Al-Senussi including Jon E. Barfield, President & CEO, The Bartech Group; Winston D. Johnson, Chairman, WinSonic Digital Media Group, Ltd.; Byron Lewis, Chairman and CEO, UniWorld Group; Keith Wyche, President, U.S. Operations, Pitney Bowes, Inc.; Mike V. Roberts, Chairman & CEO, The Roberts Companies; Anita Williams, Chairman and CEO, Logistics & Environmental Support Services; Adam Troy, President & CEO, Troy Enterprises; Thomas Dortch, President Emeritus, 100 Black Men of America, Inc, Chairman and CEO, TWD Inc,; Curtis C. Brown, CEO, Entertainment & Sports Plus; Eddie C. Brown, CEO, Brown Capital Management.