For Immediate Release
January 23, 2017
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Contact: Jameel Barfield, Barfield Public Relations, Inc.
T: 917-279-5329 / 212-736-0404

(BPRW) Diversity as the Disruptor: How U.S. Demographics are Changing Business Dynamics

(Black PR Wire) New York, NY – January 23, 2017 -  Last week,  more than 50 speakers of diverse cultural background, representing four dozen major corporations, prominent business and community organizations and leading universities and over 300 conference participants attended the second annual Asian American Business Roundtable (AABR) “The New Majority: Igniting the Future through Inclusion and Partnerships,” held at the Venetian, Las Vegas. 


The coming together of a multicultural community comprising of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and Asians to form a “New Majority” in America means changes, challenges and new collaboration strategies for businesses and organizations that seek to thrive in the coming decades.


The AABR Summit's mission is to harness the strengths and encourage the strategic partnership as the ethnic communities in the USA continues to grow into a demographic majority of the United States.


Many of the keynote speakers delivered profound and authentic messages about their companies and the economy and how the New Majority must work together; including Bernard J. Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente; Dr. Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo’s Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific and co-sponsor; Solomon D. (“Sol”) Trujillo, Chairman of Trujillo Group, LLC and; Pamela G. Carlton, President of Springboard-Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership.

In addition, powerhouse companies such as Cisco Systems, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Univision, all, made their mark at the Summit.


About the Asian American Business Development Center/ AABR

The Asian American Business Development Center was established in New York City in 1994 by John Wang, to promote greater recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy. AABDC encourages Asian American businesses to be more actively involved in issues and policies that directly affect them at the federal, state and city levels and provides capacity-building assistance to business entities that enables them to compete in the mainstream marketplace and expand business opportunities.


The Asian American Business Roundtable (AABR) “The New Majority: Igniting the Future through Inclusion and Partnerships,” Held at the Venetian, Las Vegas.


Photo #1 - Making the Keynote address at the Asian American Business Roundtable Summit was Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Tyson delivered a profound and authentic message about his company and the economy and how the New Majority must work together.


Photo #2 - (L to R) – A panel discussion on the New Majority Women in Executive Leadership was lead by Pamela G. Carlton (Pictured Far Right), President of Springboard-Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership; with guest panelists including (L to R) Chiqui Cartagena, Senior Vice President in the Political and Advocacy Group for Univision Communications, Inc.; Abby C. Fiorella General Auditor of MasterCard; Helen Loh, Senior Vice, Content & Digital Marketing of Charles Schwab; Deanna Archuleta, Owner of Archuleta and Associates; and Robin L. Washington, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Science, Inc.


Photo #3 - How Three Ethnic Groups Build Sustainable Parnerships for future collaboration  - this panel discussion included Dr. Dario A. Cortes (Pictured Far Right) Senior Vice President , Strategic Alliance of Berkeley College; (L to R) Josè Calderòn, President of the Hispanic Federation, Kamesh Nagarajan, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Fred S. Teng, President of the America China Public Affairs Institute and  Michael J. Garner, President of One Hundred Black Men, Inc.


                                                                                  Photo Credit:  Traci Coulter