The 17th Annual Virginia Black History Month Gala


The Virginia Black History Month Association is pleased to announce Dr. Stedman Graham as the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Virginia Black History Month Gala. We are excited to have Dr. Graham as our speaker as he delivers his thoughts on the 2017 Black History Month Theme: The Crisis in Black Education.

Dr. Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates (SGA), a management and marketing consulting company that specializes in the corporate and educational markets. Clients include Merrill Lynch, The Apollo Group, DutchVersity, Monster.com, Manpower, Harvard and Wharton Business Schools, the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor and many more.

As a businessman, educator and speaker, he presents, consults and conducts training with corporations, organizations and nonprofits on the topics of identity development, maximizing leadership, achieving success, and personal and professional branding. His corporate seminars are driven by the Nine-Step Success Process®, a life and learning management system designed to organize your life around your identity.

Dr. Graham has authored eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. His latest release, Identity: Your Passport to Success, reached number six on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list for Hardcover Business books.

Actively involved in education, he is a former adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he taught a leadership course based on his Nine-Step Process. At the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, he taught a management strategy course entitled “The Dynamics of Leadership.” He also founded and directed George Washington University’s Forum for Sport and Event Management and Marketing – the first of its kind in the country. Dr. Graham is a current adjunct professor for several universities around the country.

Dr. Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University. He received a master’s degree in Education from Ball State University and an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Coker College.

For tickets visit our website at www.vabhma.com or contact me at (540) 907-1857 for more information. (limited seating available)


Bill Jones
President, Virginia Black History Month Association
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (540) 907-1857 (cell)

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