Kenneth C. Davis is a historian and the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America’s Hidden History; and Don’t Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don’t Know Much About® series for adults and children.
L. Joy Williams is a national political strategist, media thought leader, public speaker, and social justice advocate. She is a trusted strategic adviser to elected leaders and organizations across the country and is sought after by various media outlets for her expertise in politics, civic engagement, and social justice. She is the Founder and Principal of New York-based consulting firm LJW Strategies, President of the Brooklyn NAACP, National Board Member of PAC+ and founding Chairman of Higher Heights for America.
Godfrey is one of the hottest comedians on the circuit. Growing up in Chicago, he constantly got in trouble for misbehaving and being an all-around class clown. Godfrey’s Nigerian parents unknowingly encouraged his bad behavior by showing him classic comedy films from an early age. While performing impressions of his college football teammates, Godfrey realized his irreverent style of comedy might be more than just a hobby. As one of the most dominant forces in the comedy circuit, Godfrey has been seen on stages from New York and Los Angeles to Dubai.
Linda Spradley Dunn spent fourteen years at IBM, where she received numerous awards and moved quickly through the ranks but always knew she would one day be her own boss. Armed with world-class training and a disciplined sales technique that placed customers at the center, Ms. Spradley Dunn stepped out on her own. Twenty years later, after numerous companies, Ms. Spradley Dunn commands the ear and marketing dollars of Fortune 500 companies that seek her advice on multicultural marketing strategies and want to connect with a powerful network of multicultural, affluent and influential women.
Dr. Jason Johnson is a professor, political analyst and public speaker. Fresh, unflappable, objective, he is known for his ability to break down stories with wit and candor. Dr. Jason Johnson is an up and coming voice in political and social commentary. Johnson is the author of the book, Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell, which has been featured in Campaigns and Elections magazine and on National Public Radio. He is a tenured professor in the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Congressman Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Ellison’s guiding philosophy is based on “generosity and inclusion” and his priorities in Congress are building prosperity for working families, promoting peace, pursuing environmental sustainability, and advancing civil and human rights.
Allan Boomer is the Chief Investment Officer and founder of Momentum Advisors. He has been in the financial industry for over 15 years, and has spent the bulk of his career advising institutional clients, and wealthy families. Prior to founding Momentum, Allan spent 7 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Vice President in the firm’s Private Wealth Management group. While at Goldman, he managed a $450 million investment portfolio on a team that oversaw $7 billion in client assets. Allan began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1995.