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| Alumnus Martin Nesbitt (Columbus Academy, 1981) with A Better Chance President Sandra E. Timmons during the first 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker Series event in Chicago
For two generations, A Better Chance has placed talented young people of color into the nation’s leadership pipeline through access to academically rigorous independent and public schools. Our record of success is evident in more than 13,000 Alumni who have become great innovators, thinkers, and leaders. In this milestone year, we celebrate the achievements of our Alumni with our 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker Series. The series highlights prominent Alumni leaders through professional development and networking events.
A Better Chance launched the 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) with Alumnus Martin Nesbitt (Columbus Academy, 1981) in Chicago in October 2012. Mr. Nesbitt discussed founding and growing his own business called The Parking Spot, an airport and transportation company where he served as President and CEO from 1998 to 2012. As National Treasurer of President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, he also spoke about his engagement in politics.
We continued our Distinguished Speaker Series this year with a February 27th Alumni panel of top legal professionals at the offices of Kaye Scholer LP in Los Angeles. Comprised of Rhonda Trotter (The Hotchkiss School, 1979), Professor Jody Armour (Lower Merion High School, 1978), and Judge Eric C. Taylor (Cate School, 1980), the panel discussed diversification in the legal field. On March 7th we celebrated our third installment of the DSS with a talk at the State Department with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins (Spence School, 1978).
The third installment in the DSS was held at the Ford Foundation on April 16, 2013 in New York City and featured Luis Ubiñas (Collegiate School, 1981), the President of the Ford Foundation.
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