Previous L.I.F.T. Speakers and Presenters

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Wade Kapszukiewicz

Wade Kapszukiewicz

Wade Kapszukiewicz

Mayor

City of Toledo

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Darlene Slaughter

Wade Kapszukiewicz

Wade Kapszukiewicz

Chief People Officer

March of Dimes - Washington DC

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Eugenio Mollo Jr.

Wade Kapszukiewicz

Eugenio Mollo Jr.

Managing Attorney

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality

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Angel Harris

Valerie S. Walston

Jordan Valdiviez

Executive Director

Dress for Success Columbus 

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Jordan Valdiviez

Valerie S. Walston

Jordan Valdiviez

Operations Manager - Incubation

The University of Toledo

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Valerie S. Walston

Valerie S. Walston

Valerie S. Walston

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

Director of Residence Life

The University of Toledo

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Dawn Tyler Lee

Jennifer McCary

Dawn Tyler Lee

Deputy Chief of Staff of External Affairs

Office of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther

City of Columbus

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Marc Folk

Jennifer McCary

Dawn Tyler Lee

Executive Director

The Arts Commission

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Jennifer McCary

Jennifer McCary

Jennifer McCary

Chief Diversity and Belonging Officer

Bowling Green State University

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Robert E. Braylock, Pham.D. RPh

Robert E. Braylock, Pham.D. RPh

Robert E. Braylock, Pham.D. RPh

Director - Intercultural Student Services

University of Findlay

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Matthew Boaz

Robert E. Braylock, Pham.D. RPh

Robert E. Braylock, Pham.D. RPh

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

City of Toledo

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Zack Reed

Robert E. Braylock, Pham.D. RPh

Zack Reed

Statewide Minority Affairs Coordinator

Office of Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

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Lolita Davis

Kelli Daniels

Kelli Daniels

Program Analyst

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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Kelli Daniels

Kelli Daniels

Kelli Daniels

Vice President of Operations, JAYRAMON LLC

L.I.F.T. Conference Co-Founder

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Jason Daniels

Kelli Daniels

Jason Daniels

President and CEO, JAYRAMON LLC

L.I.F.T. Conference Co-Founder

About L.I.F.T. Conference

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THE CONFERENCE

L.I.F.T. MIDWEST African American Professionals and Allies Conference will bring together African American professionals from the state of Ohio and cities in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and nearby Pennsylvania, for a unique learning experience centered in the areas of L.I.F.T. - Leadership, Influence, Focus and Talent

  

Conference participants gain exposure to proven thought leaders, advocates, and change-making entrepreneurs, equipping them with behavior and knowledge insights needed for accelerated leadership and business performance. The conference is culturally relevant, engaging and fun.

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OUR MISSION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ALLIES

The L.I.F.T. MIDWEST mission is to be a champion for diverse representation in executive roles by partnering with allies – individuals and companies who value diversity, inclusion, and equity – through effective dialogues and stakeholder convenings that drive ideas, solutions and progress.  


We work in partnership with allies to share effective employee and workplace strategies that prioritize diversity, inclusion and equity as a business imperative.  

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WHAT TO EXPECT

We’ve developed a conference where attendees can dive deep in dialogue with their peers and gain tangible results to grow their impact, vision, and leadership strategy.  


L.I.F.T. MIDWEST welcomes individuals from corporate, civic, and community institutions as well as leaders and entrepreneurs from communities of faith, tech, art, creatives, healthcare, financial services, education, legal, nonprofit and philanthropy.

THANKS TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS and SUPPORTERS

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L.I.F.T. – MIDWEST Conference African American Professionals and Allies Conference would like to thank our conference hosts, sponsors and exhibitors for their commitment to the success of this conference.  Our sponsors are vital to the success of the annual conference and allow us to keep registration fees low and offer you amazing education and networking opportunities each year. Please help us thank them for their generosity and continued commitment to advancing African American professionals and allies in the workplace and community.    

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L.I.F.T. 2018 Conference Photo Credit: Marcia K. Culp/K. Marcia Designs

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L.I.F.T 2017 & 2019 MIDWEST Photo Credit: Jennifer Gunderson Photography

Email: info@jennifergundersonphotography.com

Phone: 419-482-8312

L.I.F.T 2017 - MIDWEST Community Leaders Breakfast Photo Credit: Mark Urrutia

A big thank you to Mark Urrutia who generously took photos throughout the morning for everyone to enjoy. 

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