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NAMIC Detroit Presents "The Leap of Faith" Career Panel Discussion

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The Garden Theater

3929 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

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Join us and enjoy an informative and fun filled evening as we discuss "Identifying desires, Conquering Fears and Make Your Career Dreams a Reality"

Panel Discussion:

  • Raina Kelley – Managing Editor of ESPN’s “The Undefeated”

Raina Kelley is managing editor for “The Undefeated,” ESPN’s platform to examine the intersections of sports, race and culture. She oversees the site’s day-to-day content and spearheads key cross-platform initiatives, reporting directly to Kevin Merida, senior vice president and editor-in-chief for the content hub.

Before joining “The Undefeated,” Kelley served as a deputy editor at ESPN The Magazine, where she was a leading driver of ESPN’s long-form journalism across different platforms (print, digital and audio-visual) and worked closely with many of the company’s leading storytellers.

Kelley joined ESPN in May 2011 as a senior editor at ESPN The Magazine responsible for the publication’s coverage of the National Football League, tennis, action sports, the Olympics and contributions to ESPN’s Enterprise Unit. She was a member of the senior editorial leadership team responsible for successfully merging ESPN’s print and digital content units under one umbrella.

Prior to ESPN, Kelley was a writer for Newsweek magazine where she penned a column on American culture, usually centered around issues of race, gender and politics for the magazine, Newsweek.com and Newsweek/Daily Beast. She joined Newsweek in 2003 as an associate editor and left as a staff writer in 2011. While at Newsweek, she appeared on numerous television programs to discuss her cultural criticism including the Charlie Rose Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show and CNN’s American Morning.

At Newsweek, she won a number of NY NABJ awards for her work on race and culture and was a 2010 Newswomen’s Club of NY Front Page Award winner for her contribution to a Newsweek.com package entitled “The Beauty Advantage.”

A 1992 graduate of theater arts from Yale University, Kelley started her professional career as a member of the literary staff at the Aboutface Theater Company (AFTC).

  • Christina Shanks, VP, IT Strategy & Business Operations Altice USA

Christina joined Altice USA (formerly Cablevision) in August 2015 as Vice President, IT Strategy & Business Operations. In this role, Christina focuses on making things better for her customers, the enterprise, and the employees one transformation at a time. She is principally focused on strategic enterprise challenges like Application Rationalization, Agile adoption and Investment Optimization while focusing on IT focused initiatives including resource strategy, vendor governance, quality assurance and system integration, program and project management and analytics and transformation. In addition to her day job, Christina was recently selected to found and lead the Black Employee Affinity Network (BEAN) at Altice USA.

Before joining Altice USA, Christina spent a number of years in C-Level consulting engagements for Cablevision, Office Depot International and Sears Holdings LLC. The bulk of her career was spent at American Express in several roles throughout the business and technology including leading Investment Optimization for US Operations and executing a global Workplace Strategy initiative replacing the enterprise’s core workplace tools, increasing cost effectiveness and driving improved collaboration.

Christina holds a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Psychology from Howard University in Washington DC and, after a brief hiatus that consisted of 2 years of study for a PhD in Developmental Psychology at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, she obtained an MBA from American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington DC. More recently Christina has completed executive leadership programs at Columbia Business School and the prestigious NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

In her free time Christina’s passion is to travel the world learning about culture, people, dance and history.

  • Parvathy Hariharan, VP, Customer Experience Strategy, Comcast

Parvathy Hariharan is a seasoned executive with a track record of leading large scale organizational transformation and changing culture to be more customer-centric. Presently leading the #1 priority at Comcast to transform the customer experience and make it our best product. Proven ability to flawlessly combine analytical and data-driven insights along with emotional intelligence to persuade and influence key stakeholders to drive change in Fortune 100 and global organizations.

Prior to Comcast, Parvathy practiced corporate strategy and advisory consulting for over a decade where she was recognized to be a results-oriented executive with a passion for designing and executing game changing strategy and business models impacting over $ 750 M in top line growth and over $500 M in bottom line improvement at Fortune 500 clients. Extensive experience interacting with global senior executives, leading large and medium size teams, influencing change within organizations, and developing advanced analytical, statistical, and fact based approach to strategy design and execution. Functional expertise includes – growth and innovation, Go-to-market approaches, customer acquisition and retention strategies, mergers and acquisitions, sales effectiveness and pricing and profitability management. Primary practice sectors included – Manufacturing, Automotive, Distribution, Chemicals, Healthcare, Pharma and other Process Oriented organizations.

She is a Board member in the NAMIC Detroit chapter as well as Executive Sponsor for WICT and Diversity & Inclusion council. She is also an active thought leader and mentor in the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA)

Keynote Speaker:

  • Angela Bundrant Turner, SVP of Marketing REVOLT

Angela B. Turner is senior vice president of affiliate & consumer marketing with REVOLT Media & TV, the multiplatform, millennial based music network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Developing and executing strategic marketing plans to drive demand, carriage, and new system launches for REVOLT, Angela has been leading the efforts with existing partners like AT&T U-Verse, DirectTV, Comcast Xfinity, & Charter as well as internationally – as well as conceiving and managing new opportunities to drive consumer engagement and brand awareness.

A highly accomplished senior-level executive, which includes serving on the REVOLT launch team, Angela’s distinguished career includes content marketing roles at Sony Pictures Television, FOX Broadcasting, Turner Broadcasting, and Interpublic Group of Companies.

Turner is a graduate of Syracuse University, recognized by the S.I. Newhouse School as a distinguished alumnus. She recently completed an Executive Education Program with WICT at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, as well as a Leadership Program with NAMIC at UVA’s Darden School of Business.

Angela is a board member with I AM THAT GIRL, a 501c3 that provides leadership, social, and personal development programming to girls throughout the US. She lives in the Los Angeles with her husband and family.


DJ Reception sponsored by REVOLT



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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Self Parking Options:

  • Woodward Gardens parking garage located at 25 W. Alexandrine Street, Detroit MI 48201
  • Street Parking

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

CENHRT-NAMIC_Detroit@comcast.com

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