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November Member Meeting 2023

In November, BECA Members came together in the heart of NYC for our year-end meeting. Experience the essence of the meeting by delving into the snapshots below.


BECA Members and special guests stepped into the member meeting with excitement, ready to connect and learn from our esteemed panelists.

Navigating Into and Out of C-suite Roles Panel Discussion

Lisa E. Davis (Partner; Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein, and Setz) and Kerry Chandler (BECA Board Member/former CHRO leader/Board Director) brought a wealth of wisdom to a thought-provoking panel discussion. Moderated by BECA Founder Jerri DeVard, the discussion focused on the strategy behind identifying and negotiating into and out of C-suite roles.

Effectively Landing Board Roles​ Panel Discussion

Panelist Chuck Gray (Partner & Co-Head of U.S. Practice, Egon Zehnder) and Moderator Candace Matthews (Board Member & Founding Member, BECA and Former CRO, Amway) shared insights and stories on finding the right board role. They emphasized the significance of aligning oneself with organizations that resonate with your values and interests.

Generative AI: Guidance and Implications​ Panel Discussion

Suzanne Kounkel (Global and US CMO, Deloitte) and Jacqueline Woods (BECA Founding Member & CMO, Teradata) facilitated a panel discussion sharing wisdom on the technology, the application, and the implications surrounding the evolving landscape of Generative AI.

Geopolitical Landscape​ Panel Discussion

Chris Foster (BECA Founding Member and CEO, Omnicom Public Relations Group) moderated an engaging panel discussion with Jim Margolis (Partner, GMMB) and Terry Nelson (Managing Partner, PLUS Communications). Together, they unpacked the impact of upcoming elections, global conflicts, and political discourse on the narratives that define brands today.

Unboxing the Power of Black Media​ Panel Discussion

Industry luminaries Earl “Butch” Graves (President & CEO, Black Enterprise​), Joe Anthony (CEO & Founder, Hero Collective​), Louis Carr (President of Media Sales, BET), Michele T Ghee (CEO, Expectant Group), and Pauline Malcolm Thornton (Chief Revenue Officer, Essence Communications Inc.)​ joined forces to delve into the heart of Black media today – sharing stories and insights with BECA Members and special guests.

Post-Meeting Cocktail Reception

As the meeting concluded, BECA Members, panelists, and special guests came together to fellowship and continue the dialogue.