National Black MBA Association® Announces Collaboration with Prospanica® To Present 39th Annual National Conference in Philadelphia


The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) and Prospanica®, The Association of Hispanic Professionals (formerly the National Society of Hispanic MBAs) today announced a new strategic partnership to co-present the 39th Annual NBMBAA® Conference and Career Exposition. The Conference will occur in Philadelphia, PA from Sept. 26–30, 2017, and will include the Career Expo, as well as programming and workshops designed to address topics important to graduate students and executives of color.

The expertise of both organizations will enhance the Conference with increased access to global corporations interested in recruiting diverse talent for management and executive level positions, while fusing best practices from two industries to deliver value to corporate and educational partners.

“The National Black MBA Association® has nearly 10,000 members,” said Jesse Tyson, president & CEO, NBMBAA®. “Identifying strategies to expand our reach and connect them to resources that spark career and economic growth is one of our main priorities. We are confident this collaboration will create new or renewed interest in our Conference among current and potential partners, allowing us to increase our offerings and provide additional value.”

Founded in 1988 as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), Prospanica, is dedicated to empowering Hispanics to reach their full educational, economic, and social potential.

“We need to make diversity work to our advantage and emphasize the power of our communities,” said Thomas Savino, CEO, Prospanica. “We are thrilled about this co-venture with NBMBAA’s® conference to mainstream the power of our organizations next year.”

The Conference themed POWER of Performance: Leadership at The Next Level, will offer a myriad of opportunities designed to increase access to careers in management, educate and build entrepreneurs, sharpen and enhance leadership skills, and help attendees secure jobs. The Conference averages over 10,000 attendees annually.

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About National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®)
NBMBAA® is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional member-based organization which leads in the creation of educational and career opportunities for black professionals. Representing more than 9,800 members within 45 professional chapters, 33 Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT®) chapters, and 400 corporate and university partners, the organization is dedicated to developing partnerships that create intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community through its five channels of engagement: career, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle. For more information, go to

About Prospanica®
Prospanica®, is the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Hispanics to reach their full educational, economic, and social potential. Founded in 1988 as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), Prospanica is The Association of Hispanic Professionals with more than 45 Professional and University Chapters across the U.S. and Puerto Rico dedicated to help professionals, higher-level education students, undergraduates, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 partners build on connections and career development to fortify the Hispanic workforce. For more information, visit

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