MBBA President, Taa R. Grays, announces that the MBBA will hold its Thirty-First Anniversary Awards Gala on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Pier Sixty in New York, NY. The theme of the Gala is “Empowering Community. Engaging Leadership. Ensuring Justice.” Rhonda Joy McLean, Deputy General Counsel of Time, Inc. and Jeremiah A. DeBerry, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Mayer Brown will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the MBBA Gala.
In addition to the President, the MBBA Gala Committee members include Christine Appah, Jason Clark, Paula Edgar, George Flowers, Luwick Francois, Hon. Cheryl L. Gonzales, Co-Chair of the Gala Committee, Erica Holder, Wayne McKenzie, Kersuze Morancy, Zalika Pierre, Sheronda C. Rochelle, LaKisha Spence and Hon. Alvin M. Yearwood, Co-Chair of the Gala Committee.
The 2015 MBBA Annual Gala Honorees are as follows:
TRAILBLAZER OF THE YEAR:
Michele Roberts, Executive Director
National Basketball Player’s Association
PRIVATE PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR:
Ackneil “Trey” M. Muldrow III, Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
CORPORATE COUNSEL OF THE YEAR:
Reginald Rasch, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR:
Eric Adams, Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City
BAR LEADERS OF THE YEAR:
Zenith Taylor, President
Queens County Women’s Bar Association
Dawn Reid-Green, President
State Island Women’s Bar Association
MEMBER OF THE YEAR:
Greg Harmon (Posthumously), Past President
Bronx Black Bar Association
For more information on this event, or to schedule an interview with MBBA President Taa R. Grays,please contact Kersuze Morancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact the Gala Committee at email@example.com.