Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast Set For Oct. 29

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast and Award Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  The event will celebrate "a community for all" and present awards to individual and corporate leaders who have championed equal opportunity, civil rights and social justice. 

The keynote speaker will be Gale V. King. Ms. King is executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Nationwide Insurance, a Fortune 100 company. Ms. King has responsibility for Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Security, and Aviation. She has accountability for approximately $1.1 billion in operating budget and benefits expenses.   

Under her leadership, Nationwide has been recognized by multiple organizations for its commitment to diversity and inclusion and leadership development, including Black Enterprise, Savoy, Latina Style, and Uptown Professional.  

Ms. King serves on the board of directors of the Columbus Museum of Art, the National Urban League, the University of Florida Foundation, and the Executive Leadership Council. Ms. King has received numerous recognitions, including being named one of the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise in 2012. 

To make a reservation for the breakfast contact Keesha Marshall at 756-1762 or kmarshall@ulchatt.net  

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