You are invited to an exclusive fireside chat with influential business leader, Lawrence M. Drake II, Ph.D. Dr. Drake is a global trailblazer, who creates a clear strategic direction to allow teams, organizations, and communities to achieve their highest potential.
Join members of the Black Alumni Network and Carey community for an insightful conversation moderated by Carey alumna, Claudia Bellony-Atanga. We will delve into topics of Diversity & Inclusion in the business sector as well as best practices for honing your leadership skills throughout your career.
Join us for open networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you! CLICK HERE to Register.
Meet the Speaker:
Lawrence M. Drake II, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Drake currently serves and President and Chief Executive Officer of the LEAD Program and is responsible for the overall operational and strategic leadership of the organization.
Mr. Drake serves as chairman of Hope 360°, an executive management advisory firm. He is a certified consultant for Personnel Decisions International, an investment adviser for AJIA Capital Holdings, and is a senior partner at Saurus Partners LLC. He retired from The Coca-Cola Company where he was managing director, President/CEO of the $1B West Africa division of Coca-Cola Africa. Previously, he served in senior-level positions with Executive Leadership Council, PepsiCo, Cablevision Systems Corp., and Kraft Inc. He has helped bring several start-ups/mid-stage entrepreneurial companies to market, including Haven Media Group and Dolman Technologies.
He serves or has served on the boards and executive committees of The National Conference for Community and Justice, The California Science Center, Crystal Stairs Inc., Jarvis Christian College, The Executive Leadership Council, Vine & Oak Foundation North America, and Nehemiah Project Ministries International.
He received a B.A. in sociology from Georgia State University and an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University, where he was an executive fellow. Mr. Drake is completed both his M.A and Ph.D. in psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA.