ACT-1 Group

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ACT-1 Group

Companies with staffing, human resources or business concerns turn to Janice Bryant Howroyd for her expertise, and she has built a firm with nearly $1 billion in annual revenue. The North Carolina A&T University graduate founded ACT-1, headquartered in Torrance, Calif., in 1978, and is CEO of what is now the nation’s largest woman- and minority-owned employment-services company. Howroyd is the author of The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work for You!

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Black Girls Code

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This workshop will focus on mobile app development with Android AppInventor and feature exciting “tech chats” from inspiring women mobile innovators.

AppInventor is a fun and simple tool that allows our young code divas to create their own mobile apps using drag-and-drop the programming blocks similar to a puzzle to make the user interface and program. It’s that easy. You can learn how to write music apps, apps that tell your fortune, and more. Never wonder again if there’s an app for that, because you’ll be able to create your own!

No prior programming experience is required for this class. All BGC events are geared towards introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This ciass intended for girls ages 10-17.

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Houston company makes $120 million bet on Bellevue office complex

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Amaechi Ndili
Chairman/Co-Founder,
Lionstone Group/The

Career History

Chairman/Co-Founder Lionstone Group/The, 2004-PRESENT
Exec Head:Nigerian Operations Emerging Capital Partners, PRESENT
Managing Director GE Capital Real Estate, UNKNOWN-2004

Corporate Information
Address:
100 Waugh Drive
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77007
United States
Phone: 1-713-533-5860
Fax: 1-713-533-5897
Web url: http://www.lionstonegroup.com

Personal Information

EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania MBA, 1997
Univ of Bath Bachelor’s Degree

Memberships
Board Memberships

Notore Chemical Industries Ltd Board Member, PRESENT
Lionstone Group/The Chairman, 2004-PRESENT

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Kase Lawal: Not your average oil baron

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(CNN) — Nigerian-born entrepreneur Kase Lawal is the epitome of the American dream. Arriving to the US a young, idealistic student, Lawal has carved a name for himself in one of the most competitive industries in the world: Oil.

Now head of a multi-billion dollar empire, his Houston-based company, CAMAC, is one of the largest black-owned businesses in the U.S., generating over $2 billion dollars a year.

Founded nearly 25 years ago, Lawal built CAMAC (which stands for Cameroon-American) from a small agriculture business into a global oil company. But it’s taken a lot of hard work, determination and guts to get him to the top.

Born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria in 1954, Lawal became interested in America and its civil rights movement during his teens. After finally persuading his father, a local politician, to send him to university in America, Lawal headed to Georgia and then Houston, where he attended the Texas Southern University.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering in 1976, Lawal, like many of his classmates, started out as a graduate in the energy industry. First as a chemist for Dresser Industries (now Halliburton) and then as a chemical engineer with Shell Oil Refining Co.

During this time he met his wife, Eileen through a mutual friend and had his three children.

Now married and settled, it wasn’t long before the innovative young Nigerian started to implement his business ideas.

In 1986 he established CAMAC, a company trading agricultural commodities such as sugar, tobacco and rice. In the early 90s he made the leap into the energy sector after the Nigerian government started to develop its energy market.

With his knowledge of Nigeria and his Houston address, Lawal was ideally positioned to attract major oil companies. In 1991 CAMAC made a deal with the oil giant Conoco, agreeing to jointly operate and share production from any Nigerian discoveries.

This turned out to be Lawal’s big break.

With his political contacts, local market knowledge and now with the backing of a major oil firm, Lawal’s Houston-based company became an instant player in the energy industry.

As Lawal told CNN: “That partnership I believe was the cornerstone of the CAMAC that you know today. Subsequently with that credibility and the advantage of partnering with Conoco, we were also able to partner with BP and also with Statoil of Norway and currently we have made a partnership with Eni, the largest Italian company, which is one of the top five oil companies in the world.”

Now CAMAC has offices in London, Johannesburg, Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria and is involved in oil exploration, refining and trading.

He was awarded the USAfrica Business Person of the Year in 1997 and in 2002 CAMAC was named the largest African-American owned company on the Black Enterprise 100s list.

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Marc Allen is senior vice president of The Boeing Company

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Marc Allen is senior vice president of The Boeing Company and president of Boeing International. He is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.

As president of Boeing International, Allen, 42, is responsible for the company’s international strategy and operations, and oversees 17 regional corporate headquarters in key markets around the world. Reporting to the chairman and CEO, Allen leads development of the company’s growth and productivity initiatives outside the U.S. and new business and industrial partnerships. His responsibilities also include overseeing international affairs, enhancing local presence and providing global functional support. Allen was appointed to the role in 2015.

Previously, Allen served as president of Boeing Capital Corporation, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary that arranges, structures and provides financing for Boeing’s commercial airplane, space and defense products.

Prior to Boeing Capital, Allen served as vice president, of Boeing International and president of Boeing China, responsible for leading the company’s business in China from its Beijing headquarters. Leading Boeing China, Allen oversaw the company’s largest market outside the U.S. as its annual delivery pace doubled.

Before that, Allen served as Boeing’s vice president for Global Law Affairs and general counsel to Boeing International, leading the company’s international legal practice group from its inception, with responsibilities for Boeing’s international operations’ legal issues, cross-border trade regulation matters, and international legal policy matters including the U.S.-EC WTO dispute on aircraft subsidies.

Prior to joining Boeing, Allen practiced law with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Kellogg Huber, litigating complex commercial cases for domestic and international clients.

Previous government service includes an appointment as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s law clerk.

A Southern California native, Allen received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, majoring in political science with a certificate in economics, and received his law degree from Yale Law School.

Allen is married and has four children.

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Rosalind Brewer president and CEO of Sam’s Club

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Rosalind Brewer is president and CEO of Sam’s Club, a members-only warehouse club channel with revenues of $58 billion for fiscal year 2015, 110,000 associates and 649 clubs. Roz joined Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart), in 2012.

She has implemented a growth strategy focused on technology and innovation, exciting and local merchandise and an expanded footprint, accelerating the growth of new clubs.

Roz is a strong advocate for Sam’s Club’s many small business members and is also focused on e-commerce growth, giving members the convenience of shopping anywhere, anytime.

Roz joined Walmart in 2006 as regional vice president, overseeing operations in Georgia. She later became division president of the Southeast, and then president of Walmart East.

Throughout her career, Roz has served as a high-impact strategist with experience spanning global manufacturing operations, research and development, marketing and strategic business unit leadership. She has focused relentlessly on revenue growth and customer satisfaction and has extensive expertise in turn-around assignments. Roz is also known for building strong teams, inspiring mentoring networks and having a passion for improving communities.

Before joining Walmart, she worked for Kimberly-Clark Corp. for 22 years, starting as a scientist and eventually becoming president of the Global Nonwovens Sector in 2004. Roz earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Spelman College. She attended the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School and the Director’s College at the University of Chicago School of Business/Stanford School of Law.

She serves on the board of directors for Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), and because of her commitment to education, she is chair of the board of trustees for her alma mater, Spelman College.

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Denise Scott: Executive Vice President programs Local Initiatives Support Corporation

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Denise Scott is Executive Vice President in charge of programs for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest nonprofit focused on revitalizing distressed communities.

With three decades of experience in community development, Ms. Scott leads LISC’s neighborhood investment efforts in 30 cities and rural areas in 39 states.

Prior to joining LISC, Ms. Scott spearheaded a range of public and nonprofit initiatives with the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, the New York City Urban Coalition, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Housing Coordination and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

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