The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (NVBCC), in partnership with the Global Business Network Association (GBNA), is pleased to announce its first Scholarship and Awards Gala!
We are pleased to jointly celebrate the 5th Anniversary of NVBCC, and to honor the achievements of business leaders and young scholars. NVBCC and GBNA are committed to growth and development of our members, and of the businesses that make this region a thriving center for economic achievement.
Northern Virginia business leader and Market Vice President for Cox Communications, Inc., J.D. Myers will be our keynote speaker!
This year not only marks a milestone for NVBCC, but it marks the emergence of a stronger, increasingly vibrant economy five years after the economic strife that has impacted the globe. The evening’s program will include special presentations recognizing industry pioneers and leaders who have significantly contributed to the business community. Proceeds will support our programs in academic and entrepreneurial achievement, and our efforts to educate, train and advance the region’s small, minority-owned and woman-owned businesses.
The reception begins at 5:00 p.m. with cocktails, followed by an awards dinner at 7:30 p.m., and desert and dancing following dinner.
We invite you to join us in celebration and support the Gala as a sponsor! In addition to sponsorships listed, these in-kind sponsorships are available:
For more details on programs and sponsorship, contact the Gaea Honeycutt at 703-389-5465 or visit our website at http://www.novabcc.org.
OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER: J.D. MYERS, II, COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
J.D. Myers, II is the Market Vice President, Northern Virginia Operations for Cox Communications, Inc. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Myers is responsible for Cox’s day-to-day operations in the company’s Northern Virginia service area. Previous to his current role, Mr. Myers was Vice President of Cox Business and led Cox’s commercial business in Northern Virginia, serving businesses, schools and government agencies of all sizes. He also has held various senior leadership positions in Bell South, General Electric, WorldCom, and has served in the U.S. Army as a Non-Commissioned Officer.
He was named by CableFAX as one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable in 2012 and in 2011; in 2009 he was named on CableFAX Magazine's National List of the Top 35 Regional Executives; and in 2008, JD was recognized by CableFAX as one of the Top Minorities Executives in Cable Communications. Mr. Myers holds a M.B.A. in Finance and a M.B.A. in Marketing from American University, a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from American University, and an Associate of Arts, Electrical Engineering Technology from Regis University. He is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and its National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications(NAMIC) sponsored Executive Leadership Development Program.
He is an active member of the Board of Trustees for the George Mason University Foundation, a member of the Board for the Northern Virginia Technology Council, a Board member of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce in Virginia, and a member of the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of NAMIC. He also serves as Co-Chair on the Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) Business Services Council.
Mr. Myers has been an active member of Queens Chapel United Methodist Church of Maryland since 1996. He, his wife, and three daughters reside in Potomac, MD.
The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that supports economic empowerment throughout the region, and creates opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs to build relationships, expand networks, obtain practical professional development, and to build their companies and careers.