PROGRAM NETWORKING RECEPTION 6:00 PM GREETINGS 7:00 PM Dennis Mathew Senior Vice President - Western New England Region, Comcast Keisha Grant News Anchor, NBC Connecticut INVOCATION Rev. Y. Trevor Beauford Pastor, Union Baptist Church MY URBAN LEAGUE STORY Indya Wilson Principal, Refined Twist LLC DINNER DIGNITARY REMARKS AWARDS & RECOGNITION Alan Lazowski President and Chief Executive Officer, LAZ Parking CLOSING REMARKS Edwin Shirley Chair, Board of Directors David J. Hopkins President and Chief Executive Officer DESSERT | ENTERTAINMENT R&D Event and DJ Services, LLC
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November 8, 2019 Good Evening Urban Leaguers! Please join me in congratulating the Urban League of Greater Hartford on its 55th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Dinner & Celebration. The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in significantly underserved communities. Since its inception in 1910, the National Urban League has spearheaded the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, there are 90 affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 1.6 million people nationwide. Since opening its doors in 1964, the Urban League of Greater Hartford has provided services to thousands of individuals and families, enriching their lives and making Hartford a better place in which to live and work. Urban League of Greater Hartfordâ€™s Equal Opportunity Day Dinner is the culminating celebration of a year of accomplishments and recognition of outstanding business, community, and corporate support. I congratulate tonightâ€™s award recipients, each of whom is worthy of such recognition. Best wishes to the Board of Directors, President and CEO David Hopkins, and his team for continued success. Recognizing the road is not always easy; but, through perseverance and fortitude we overcome the obstacles that are challenges to success. As Urban Leaguers we must continue to empower and provide necessary tools to help vulnerable individuals and families that depend on organizations like ours through the tough times to help change their future. Empowering Communities and Changing Lives is more than a tagline; it is the mantra of the front line responders, the Urban League affiliates across the country who, like the staff of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, give tirelessly of themselves each and every day.
Marc H. Morial President and Chief Executive Officer National Urban League
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Good evening Urban League Family and Friends. It is my esteemed honor to greet you on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, and welcome you to the 2019 Equal Opportunity Day Dinner celebrating 55 years of empowering communities and changing lives. In January of this year, I became the 7th President and CEO of this, the 66th, Affiliate. My predecessors, including interim CEOs Regina Dyton, Richard Brown and Kathy Reilly, have led this agency through its best and most challenging times. From Founding President and State Superior Court Justice, Norris “Nick” O’Neill presiding over the vision of the Founders, to the first hired and perhaps most beloved CEO, Mr. Bill Brown leading through the post-Civil Rights movement, to our first woman CEO, Esther Bush, who fortified a value for Black Hartford, to the ostentatious and innovative networking of Jim Willingham, to Adrienne Cochrane, who sustained the League’s presence following the Great Recession, the Urban League CEO’s skillset proves to be deep and wide ranging. The strength of these leaders, members of the Guild and Young Professionals, and countless volunteers, shouldered a responsibility to advocate for, and serve a population that has been historically excluded from the economic success of the region. This was Rachel Milton’s vision in 1959 when she insisted on equal opportunities for African Americans in Hartford, and determined the Urban League movement was the best solution. Moreover, it is the strength of Connecticut’s African American and West Indian citizens that has fostered a sense of pride, dignity and resilience. The same strength that Angela, the first named among the “20 and odd” West Africans enslaved in the United States on August 20, 1619, exuded to survive, and mark the start of four centuries of fighting for racial, social and economic equity. This fight continues, but with more help. The many, like you, who bring their cultural competencies, shields of justice, legislative influence, corporate resources, generous gifts, spirit of inclusion, and complimentary agency programs represent the power of a community. While we are well aware of the shifts and expanded approaches required to meet the needs and demands of other members of the community, we appreciate those who know and are boldly demonstrating, by aligning with our mission, that the Black community’s needs are persistent and urgent, whether due to food insecurity, mental health, school truancy, homelessness, recidivism, violent crimes, or under and unemployment. You have determined that there is hope and that you will help. That is powerful. I’ve read that at the intersection of ‘what you are great at, what the world needs, what you get paid to do, and what you love to do, is your purpose.’ These 10 months have been nothing short of purposeful and invigorating. I am thankful for the recruiter and members of my Board who made it possible for me to be in this position, for the Urban League staff who work tirelessly with me for you, and for the people of Hartford who have been so gracious, supportive and encouraging in my transition into this community. But I am most grateful to my wife and children, who have sacrificed so much for me to live this dream and be a part of this movement. Thank you for your contributions to this special evening. I hope you leave empowered.
David J. Hopkins President and Chief Executive Officer
HONORARY CHAIR and TITLE SPONSOR
Alan B. Lazowski Founder and CEO, LAZ Parking
Alan Lazowski co-founded LAZ Parking in 1981 while attending the University of Connecticut. Since then, LAZ Parking has grown into a national parking management, transportation and mobility company with managed revenue in excess of $1.5 billion and over 13,000 employees. The son of Holocaust survivors, Alan believes that he has “an obligation to give back.” He is a wellrespected philanthropist and has given his time and money to various charitable efforts. In 2009, he started the LAZ Parking Charitable Foundation. He is also the founder and co-chair of Voices of Hope, an organization that collects, categorizes and shares the experiences of Holocaust survivors for the benefit of future generations. He is as a member of the United State Holocaust Museum’s Council appointed by President Obama. Alan is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Thomas and Bette Wolff Family Entrepreneurship Award from the University of Connecticut, the NAACP Civil Rights Award, the AntiDefamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal. Alan has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from the University of Hartford. In addition to serving as chairman of the NPA board, Alan serves on the boards of the AntiDefamation League, the NAACP, the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, the Connecticut Immigrant & Refugee Coalition, the Bushnell Theater, the Hartford Economic Development Corporation, the Goodwin College Foundation, the Jordan Porco Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Chabad House of Greater Hartford.
Dennis Mathew Senior Vice President, Western New England Region, Comcast Dennis Mathew serves as the Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region. In this role, he is the head executive responsible for operations, financial performance and customer service for approximately one million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. He also leads more than 1,600 employees throughout the region. Previously, Dennis served as Vice President & General Manager of Xfinity Home at Comcast Cable HQ in Philadelphia where he was responsible for leading all aspects of Comcast’s Xfinity Home business including strategy, business growth, product roadmap, strategic partnerships, operations and P&L management. He also held roles on Comcast’s Xfinity Internet team and the company’s audit organization where he performed enterprise-wide risk assessments. Prior to joining Comcast, Dennis held positions focused on technology risk assessment with both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen/Protiviti. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and is a graduate of the NAMIC Executive leadership Development Program, as well as Comcast’s Executive Leadership Career Advancement Program. He has been recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal and Multichannel News on their “40 Under 40” lists and was named to the CableFAX “Most Influential Minorities in Cable” list. Dennis is also active in his local community and sits on the Board of the Bombay Teen Challenge.
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES
Keisha Grant Anchor, NBC Connecticut
Keisha Grant is an anchor for NBC Connecticut. She can be seen weeknights at 5 p.m. alongside co-anchor Mike Hydeck, and at 6p.m. and 11 p.m. alongside co-anchor Gerry Brooks. Keisha is an Emmy Award winner who has covered a wide range of breaking news stories from coast to coast, including some of Connecticut’s most memorable headlines of the last decade. She has been honored by the NAACP for her commitment to community involvement. She has also been honored with awards from several other organizations including The Ohio Valley Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Society of Professional Journalists and MADD. Most recently she was the recipient of the Community Award, an honor bestowed upon her by the Consul General of Barbados in New York, recognizing her contribution to the field of journalism while proudly representing her Bajan heritage. Keisha loves hiking, traveling, mentoring youth and enjoying everything that nature to offer. She says her parents are her role models and credits her mother’s strength and her father’s West Indian culture to her strong values and work ethic. Keisha lives in the Farmington Valley with her husband, daughter and son.
Carolle T. Andrews Chief Administrative Officer, UConn Health
Carolle T. Andrews, Esq. retired this year after serving as the Chief Administrative Officer at UConn Health for 8 years, where she directed administrative services that support the entire institution, including, Information Technology, Facilities Management, Student Services, Campus Planning and Construction, Parking & Transportation, and Police and Fire Services. In addition, she was for the $800 million capital improvement construction project, Bioscience Connecticut, and served as Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to her appointment as CAO, she served as Director of Organizational Improvement. She moved to Ohio in 2004 to take a position with Assurant Group as Director, Assurant Specialty Property and managed Insurance Loss Claim Management Operations working with homeowners whose property had been damaged by natural disasters including the devastation from Katrina. Prior to joining Assurant, she worked for the Cigna Corporation as Sr. IT Project Manager. Previously, she worked for United Health Group in the Law Department as Director, Legislative Compliance & Contracts managing federal and state regulatory compliance activities for all insurance and HMO lines of business.
From 1981-1992, Mrs. Andrews worked for The Cigna Corporation in a number of positions including Director, Compliance & Contract Development. In 1975-76 she served as the Special Asst. to the Director of the Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities and was responsible for establishing the agency’s Affirmative Action Unit. Mrs. Andrews attended L’Universite de Rouen, France, and obtained her Bachelors of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Connecticut. She has served on numerous Boards including the Hill-Stead Museum, My Sisters’ Place, the Greater Hartford Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, the Hartford Club, the Greater Hartford YMCA, and the Connecticut Black Women’s Education and Research Foundation. She was a charter member of the Commission on the Status of Hartford Women, and Commissioner of the Hartford Fair Rent Commission. Mrs. Andrews now resides in Lake Worth, Florida.
COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD
Janice Flemming-Butler Founder, Voices of Women of Color
In 2009, Janice received her Bachelors of Arts in Women Gender Sexuality and Legal Studies from Trinity College. Shortly after graduation, she founded the Voices of Women of Color (VOWOC), a social justice firm that focuses on creating safe spaces for women of color to thrive in leadership and business. VOWOC is credited for creating and executing effective political outreach strategies throughout the state of Connecticut. Through her work as a community organizer, Janice has developed a unique perspective on the limitations of political power for minority populations. In 2011, Janice took 6 women to Lima Peru for a month to study other women’s cultures and political systems. In 2012, Janice worked with Dr. Donna Marcano to create and teach a unique new course for Trinity College entitled, “Politics, Power, and Rights: Engaging Women of Color in Hartford, CT”, which aims to link the theoretical benefits of philosophical perspectives to the practical realm of quality of life issues and concerns of women of color in Hartford. In addition, 16 women of color from Hartford, got to study alongside of Trinity students. In that same year, Governor Dannel Malloy appointed Janice to serve as a Commissioner at the Metropolitan District Commission, (MDC). In 2017, Janice established the first African-American lobbying firm, in the state of Connecticut. Strategic Outreach Solutions, LLC (SOS), is also the only lobbyist and government relations firm with a focus on building relationships between the public and private sectors that strengthen urban communities. Currently, Janice is building SOS full time and remains active and involved in social justice work in the state of Connecticut. She is a life-long resident of the city of Hartford, the wife of James D. Butler III, and the proud mother of 3 daughters and 10 grandchildren.
CULTURAL HERITAGE AWARD
Scot X. Esdaile Connecticut State President, NAACP
Scot X. Esdaile was born and raised in New Haven, CT. At an early age he developed a passion for public affairs and politics, working on several national campaigns for prominent change agents such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, former Governor (VA), Doug Wilder, and former Mayor John Daniels. In 1992, Mr. Esdaile founded Elm City Nation, to address community development and gang violence. The organization grew to exceed 1000 youth members and was recognized nationally and featured on MTV, Montel Williams, BET, and the Sally Jesse Raphael Show. Mr. Esdaile has served as Commissioner of the New Haven Coliseum, President of the Freddy Fixer Parade, and the Chairman of the Black Expo. After seven years as President of the New Haven NAACP, he now serves as President of the CT State Conference of NAACP Branches and National Board member, chairing the Criminal Justice Committee. In August of 2016 Mr. Esdaile was appointed the 1st African American Chairman of the Connecticut Boxing Commission. As Connecticut State Conference President, Mr. Esdaile has such recent accomplishments as: the “Great Debate” between an HBCU and an Ivy League team, exceeding 8,000 students in attendance, and a national tour; implementing the 100 Most Influential Blacks in CT Reception; and the CT NAACP Harmony Classic football game between a local College and an HBCU, featuring the HBCU Marching Band. In 2017 he launched the “Nothing About Us Without Us“ campaign supporting criminal justice reform. Under his leadership, Connecticut is taking the lead on the National NAACP Initiative, ONE MILLION Jobs campaign, to reduce barriers to employment. He recently filed first statewide suit in the nation against the State of CT for prison gerrymandering, counting disenfranchised prisoners where they are confined instead of at their home address. In 2015 he fought alongside the ACLU to pass the Taser law. He was instrumental in getting a bill passed in 2008, abolishing the Death Penalty and initiating Education Reform. An alum of Virginia State University, Mr. Esdaile resides in Hamden, Connecticut with his wife Adrien, and three children. He has received numerous awards for his years of public, community, and civil rights service including the “National State Conference President of the Year Award.”
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD
Jeffrey A. Flaks President and CEO, Hartford HealthCare
Jeffrey A. Flaks is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), Connecticut’s only truly integrated healthcare system, with 25,000 employees and nearly 350 access points across (and beyond) Connecticut. Prior to his current position, Mr. Flaks served as president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of HHC and, earlier, as president and CEO of Hartford Hospital, HHC’s flagship tertiary care center and largest teaching site for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Before being named CEO, Mr. Flaks served as Hartford Hospital’s COO. Previously, Mr. Flaks was COO at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Conn. Earlier, he held leadership roles in health systems in New York and Detroit. Mr. Flaks has received numerous honors over his career, including selection by Modern Healthcare as one of the top 12 industry leaders in the nation and being named one of the 50 most influential people in Connecticut by Hartford Magazine. He was honored as a Crain’s New York Business “New York’s Rising Stars: 40 under 40” and has received the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regents Award for outstanding leadership.
Mr. Flaks was elected to and served on the Board of Trustees of George Washington University and received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Among his many governance appointments, Mr. Flaks is a director of the Connecticut Science Center; Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc.; and the Connecticut Hospital Association. He is a member of The George Washington University School of Public Health Dean’s Council, the university’s President’s Advisory Council and numerous professional associations. Mr. Flaks is widely published and has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with a master’s degree in health services administration and earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Ithaca College.
CORPORATE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
The Foundation for Educational Opportunities, Inc. (FEO) is the Epsilon Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s nonprofit entity founded in 1994 to positively impact the greater Hartford area by providing scholarships to deserving college-bound students and implementing programs in key areas such as education, health, family, and economics. Since its inception, FEO has awarded over $150,000 in college scholarships, and held events that provided mental health dialogue within communities of color, backpacks and school supplies to one adopted school per year, Historically Black Colleges and Universities awareness. Their Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) program helps middle school girls develop skills necessary to become leaders in their school and local community. Workshop topics included Character Building, Educational Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Civic Engagement. Precious Pearls supports the social needs of girls at The Thirman L. Milner School, one of the lowest performing schools in Hartford, Connecticut. Currently, FEO has two signature programs: #CAP (College Admissions Process) provides high school students with a hands-on guide through the entire process from application to enrollment, including preparing for the ACT and SAT, determining college readiness and college “fit”, writing compelling personal statements, completing college applications, prepping for admissions interviews, searching and applying for scholarships, and understanding dorm life including the impact of being away from their families. Hartford Girls Rock! annually celebrates, inspires, empowers and honors young women of the greater Hartford community. Honorees are identified by local community-based organizations, like the Urban League Project Ready Scholars. Workshops on goal-setting, career exploration, self -empowerment, etc. culminate with a brunch event. Feature keynote speakers include (2016) Bloomfield native and award-winning actress, Anika Noni Rose, (2017) three-time Olympic Gold medalist, Gabby Douglas, (2018) American Ballet Theatre’s First African American Female Principal Dancer, Misty Copeland. This year’s keynote was Ruth Carter, Academy Award Winner for “Best Costume Design” for her work on BLACK PANTHER.
Morgan Roane Principal Human Resources Specialist, DOT
Morgan Roane is a Principal Human Resources Specialist in the Labor Relations Unit of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Prior to joining DOT, she worked as a Human Resources Specialist in the Small Agency Resource Team at the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). She was responsible for providing a wide range of personnel services to management and employees of the Division of Construction Services, Procurement Unit, Office of School Facilities, and others. She began her career with the State of Connecticut in the Office of the Treasurer as a Summer Intern. She worked for State Treasurer Denise Nappier for twelve years in various capacities before leaving for a promotional opportunity at DAS. Morgan is an experienced professional with almost fifteen years of State service and extensive knowledge of human resources management and labor relations. Morgan serves as the Director of Membership Recruitment and Retention of the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s Young Professionals Auxiliary. She is also a member of Hartford’s Say Yes To Education Alumni Chapter and the Union Baptist Church – Historical Black College & University Tour Planning Committee. Morgan graduated from Thomas Snell Weaver High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Fairfield University and Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Trinity College. Morgan was born, raised, and currently resides in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Clarence Roane, Sr. and Miriam Roane. She has four sisters, two brothers and a host of nieces and nephews. She is a strong believer in the Golden Rule, the power of education and the importance of paying it forward.
In September 1964, William “Bill” Brown became the first Executive Director of the 66th Affiliate of the National Urban League, the Urban League of Greater Hartford. Affectionately called “Mr. Urban League,” Mr. Brown was widely known in the neighborhoods he walked and the churches in which he worshipped. He was a leader who connected with the community on every level, building strong relationships with corporate leaders in the boardroom, community alliances in the streets, and unabated admiration from politicians and government officials with whom he astutely negotiated. These are but a few of the qualities he embodied in service to the greater Hartford community. Known as the “Dean of the East Coast” among regional Urban League affiliate leaders because he was equal parts leader, coach, and mentor, Mr. Brown possessed the uncanny ability to balance the needs of various stakeholder communities. At the height of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond, he masterfully garnered consensus and promoted collaboration. With passion and unwavering
commitment, Mr. Brown built bridges between communities that, at times, drifted apart, but reunited because of his abilities as an authentic leader with high levels of integrity, humility, and courage.
Exemplifies the belief that their first responsibility is service to the community; challenging and contentious Personifies a “moral arc” bent towards social justice; and Inspires a sense of pride and dignity among all people.
WILLIAM “BILL” BROWN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP and SERVICE AWARD
William H. Costen Entrepreneur, Archivist, Photographer
Bill Costen, is a retired hot air balloon pilot and former NFL player for the Buffalo Bills and Hartford Knights. His ballooning career began in 1975 when he created and designed “The State of Connecticut Bicentennial Balloon," which was dedicated by Governor Ella Grasso. He became a Raven (Aerostar) Dealer and started Sky Endeavors, a hot air balloon company dealing in sales, instruction, rides and promotions. Throughout the years, Costen has trained several people to become balloon pilots and has used his balloon for advertising purposes. He has given balloon rides to thousands of people and has done numerous promotions for various companies and organizations. He has flown in balloon festivals and races across the country and was an active member of The International Professional Balloon Pilots Racing Association. As the first African American commercial hot air balloon pilot in the nation, he was featured in Ebony Magazine in 1977 and Black Enterprise in both 1981 and 1989. In 2016, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Balloon Federation of America—the “Ed Yost Master Pilot Award," which recognizes lighter than air (LTA) pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 40 or more consecutive years as active pilots.
Costen, also is a professional photographer specializing in documenting historic and special events. In 1988, he created The Costen Cultural Exhibition, a unique collection of rare photographs, ephemera, memorabilia, fine art and collectibles. The collection has been custom designed to show the contributions and accomplishments of all Americans with an emphasis on 400 years of African American history. The traveling museum has been displayed at fundraising events, schools, colleges, universities, museums, historical societies, churches, community organizations and corporations. Bill and his wife Lynda reside in Connecticut and have two children. Jarrell, a graduate of Hampton University, works as a financial analyst. Chantal, a graduate of Howard University, worked as a television producer and owns her own company, Made for T.V. Productions LLC. She is currently producing a documentary film on her father titled, “Balloon Man.”
October 31, 2019
For 55 years, Urban League of Greater Hartford has been
empowering communities and changing lives throughout the region. The Leagueâ€™s comprehensive direct services annually helps 3,000 individuals and families with programs in the areas of youth development, adult
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OUR MISSION & PROGRAMS We work to reduce economic disparities in our communities through programs, services and educational opportunities.
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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Acquire skills and gain opportunities to prepare for college, work and life.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC ENRICHMENT Improve personal finances, become a homeowner and build generational wealth .
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CONGRATULATIONS William “Bill” Brown Community Leadership & Service Awardee
It was through the vision and dedication of these five individuals that the Urban League of Greater Hartford was founded in 1964. Their leadership has fostered the growth of the League from its humble beginnings at 53 Allyn Street to its present location at 140 Woodland Street. The League remains committed to their original vision of improving the lives of the underserved in Greater Hartford.
Let us continue to carry on the legacy of our Founders!
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UPCOMING EVENTS 2019
Nov 21 Thanksgiving Giveback
Community Service Event Urban League of Greater Hartford | Hartford, CT
Dec 14 Holiday Toy Giveaway
Hartford City Hall | Hartford, CT
2020 Feb 20 A Legacy Revealedâ€”Beyond the Movement Annual Black History Celebration Mark Twain House & Museum | Hartford, CT
Apr 01 National Census Day
Apr 16 Employment Empowerment Expo Annual Career Fair Dunkin Donuts Stadium | Hartford, CT
Apr 25 STEAM Career Expo
Annual Youth Industry Exploration Event Hartford, CT
Jun 20 Housing & Economic Empowerment Expo Artists Collective | Hartford, CT
August First Day the Right Way,
Back to School Giveaway Hartford, CT
Sep 14 ULGH Founders Day
Urban League of Greater Hartford | Hartford, CT
Nov 13 56th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Dinner & Celebration
Hartford Downtown Marriott | Hartford, CT
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