NYSE Euronext, Goldman Sachs, Black Enterprise Magazine, NASDAQ OMX, and EXCEL Welcome Students from the Suffolk County Community College Youth Entrepreneurial Summer Camp

“Executive for the Day” Financial Education and Professional Development Program
Offered by Expanding Communities with Economic Literacy (EXCEL)
(New York, NY) July 12, 2012 – NYSE Euronext, Goldman Sachs, Black Enterprise Magazine, NASDAQ OMX , the Suffolk County Community College and Expanding Communities with Economic Literacy (EXCEL) have teamed up to offer students an inside look at the work and decision-making processes of financial services executives.  During a day-long program at NYSE Euronext and NASDAQ OMX, participants will be introduced to the elements of financial education to develop strategies for building lasting wealth.  The event will take place on Friday, July 13, 2012.  

EXCEL’S Financial Sponsor is:  
Goldman Sachs 

EXCEL’S In-Kind Sponsors: 

NYSE Euronext 
Black Enterprise Magazine 
Museum of American Finance
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
The Edwin Gould Foundation
Amalgamated Bank

“Wall Street in the Black” Committee Members

The day is comprised of presentations from leading industry executives representing the various roles within the financial sector. For example, LaTomya Thomason, a member of the Black Employees Network at NYSE (BENYSE) has volunteered to talk to the group.  NYSE Euronext, Goldman Sachs, Suffolk County Community College, and EXCEL will host a luncheon, where a 10 minute presentation of an upcoming documentary, “Wall Street in the Black” will be shown.  To honor the contributions of blacks on Wall Street, both past and present, the luncheon will include a special introduction of interviewees from the documentary. Gordon Brown, author of Gordon’s Way: Ethics and Morals of Making and Spending Money and Joseph L. Searles III, the first African American floor member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1970 will also meet with the group.  The students will each receive a copy of Gordon’s Way and Black Enterprise Magazine has donated copies of their July 2012 issue, as well as other gifts for each student.

EXCEL is a newly formed non-profit organization whose mission is to expand economic literacy and professional development in underserved communities through economic education and empowerment.  The organization was formed to support the community outreach programs for “Wall Street in the Black”, a groundbreaking documentary that spotlights pioneering African Americans on Wall Street. 



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Ibis Communications 

Nashville, TN

Sr. Communications/Marketing Specialist


Job Type:         Full Time

Career Level: Experienced

Education:       Bachelor’s required.  Master’s Degree preferred (Business, Communications or English majors preferred, but not required)


Job Description/ Job summary:

  • ·      Work closely with the Marketing team to brainstorm and strategize innovative solutions
  • ·      Assist in the creation and coordination of marketing programs, events and launch activities for new products and brand maintenance programs
  • ·         Manage multiple and/or cross-functional marketing and/or product development programs/projects and provide internal company communication and consulting on these programs
  • ·         Develop program/project objectives and plans, and manage to a budget
  • ·         Work with team to ensure accurate and timely deliverables
  • ·         Provides oversight to program/project team members
  • ·         Ensures that progress is tracked, monitored and reported in accordance with project plans
    • ·             Front line for editing
    • ·      Work with the press, crafting appropriate media pitches and follow up
    • ·      Assist in keeping departmental projects flowing and on schedule
    • ·      Provide support as necessary to team for special events
    • ·      Assist in national media outreach to maximize media coverage and develop strategic relationships
    • ·      Draft social media content calendar and assist with social media programs and monitoring
    • ·      Research and identify appropriate sponsorship and promotional opportunities
    • ·      Organize participation in industry events/awards programs


Ideal Qualifications:

  • ·         4 or more years in a marketing position or project management position, or equivalent
  • ·         Cross-functional project management experience and demonstrated leadership skills
  • ·         Strong analytical, research and organization skills
  • ·         Ability to prioritize and meet ever changing deadlines
    • ·       Media Relations:
    • ·      Communication skills: Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills required, including the ability to effectively communicate to different audiences
    • ·      Management skills: Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines in a high-quality manner while maintaining focus on longer term strategy and deliverables
    • ·      Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented setting with a range of staff members; willingness to work independently, in ad-hoc teams and with client teams
    • ·      Social media experience: Strong knowledge of social media strategies - including Facebook, Twitter and other new media technologies - including a strong understanding of analytical applications, is preferred
    • ·      Flexibility: Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; multi-task; shift priorities as needed; ability to blend communications knowledge and skills with content and organizational strategy   
    • ·      Excellent computer skills required: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and Internet including social media platforms
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