Danielle A. Jones
(Black PR Wire) West Palm Beach, FL – The National Black Economic Conference (NBEC) is pleased to announce Kevin Cohee, Chairman & CEO of OneUnited Bank, serving as a panelist for the “Access to Capital for Businesses” panel discussion at this year’s conference. We are now five days away from the 10th Annual National Black Economic Conference, a 2 day virtual conference held on August 21-22, 2020. The conference will feature panel discussions, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions to showcase the growing global Black Business community. NBEC will also host the Written Black Experience, a premier book club featuring best-selling black authors from around the world.
Kevin Cohee is the owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank and the first Black owned internet bank in America. In the aftermath of the protest against police brutality in 2016, Mr. Cohee created and spearheaded the Bank Black movement resulting in Black people transferring tens of millions of dollars into Black owned banks as a form of social protest.
OneUnited Bank was established by unifying several community banks across the country: Founders National Bank and Family Savings Bank in Los Angeles, People National Bank in Miami and Boston Bank of Commerce. Respectively, these banks have tenaciously served many neglected urban communities in America. By unifying these banks, OneUnited Bank has built the foundation to solve the longstanding problem of access to capital in inner city communities.
Through Mr. Cohee’s visionary leadership, OneUnited Bank has exceeded industry averages year after year regarding asset growth and profitability. From 1996 to the present, OneUnited assets have grown from $56 million to over $650 million. The Bank has consistently been profitable and achieved a compound growth rate on its common equity of over 35%.OneUnited Bank has been designated by the United States Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). The Bank has received the Bank Enterprise Award (BEA), the highest award offered by the United States government for community development for ten years.
Mr. Cohee is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin; where he was a 4-year letterman in football. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and has received numerous awards for his business and community achievements and contributions.
NBEC’s goal is to empower community members to take the necessary steps to grow and develop their enterprise, create wealth for their families, support black businesses throughout the US, and foster growth and sustainability while reducing unemployment and bridging the wealth gap in the US and beyond.
The theme for this year’s conference is “The Road to Generational Wealth”. A diverse group of subject matter experts will discuss the topics including “Secure the Bag – Securities, Stocks, Bonds”; “Equity through Homeownership”; “Thriving in a Global Crisis”; along with “What’s Hot in Innovation & Technology” and more.
“The National Black Economic Conference is timely and more relevant than ever given the current COVID-19 pandemic that is devastating our local and global economies and the death of George Floyd sparking the debate of the many elements of systemic racism. When the nation faces an economic recession, our communities experience an economic depression. This is the time for us to focus on creating, investing, and building sustainable financial resources for ourselves families, and communities. We must strengthen the black economy to not only survive but thrive for generations to come”, said Ann Marie Sorrell, President/CEO of The Mosaic Group and Founder of NBEC.
- August 21 & 22, 2020
- 9:30AM-10:45AM – Opening Session, Keynote
- 11:00AM – 12:15PM – Breakout Sessions (3)
- 12:15PM-1:15PM – Lunch/Virtual Shopping Hour
- 1:15PM – 2:30PM – Breakout Sessions (3)
- 2:45PM – 4:00PM – Panel Discussion/Closing
- 4:00PM – 5:30PM – Shop/Virtual Happy Hour
To learn more about the conference, keynotes, other speakers, and how to register visit www.nationalblackeconomicconference.com. One day registration is $59.00 (Friday or Saturday); Two-day registration is $99.00. Both registrations include access to panel discussions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and the buy black virtual expo. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available.
Interviews with any speakers or organizers may be granted upon your request. For full media access to conference and workshops, please email media contact Danielle A. Jones, email@example.com, for your all access media pass.
For more information about the National Black Economic Conference, please contact The Mosaic Group at
(561) 651‐9565 or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL BLACK ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
(FORMERLY THE SOUTH FLORIDA BLACK ECONOMIC FORUM)
The National Black Economic Conference (NBEC) is an annual initiative to connect, engage, and inform black business owners and professionals about opportunities, resources, and programs that will increase the number and scale of black owned businesses in the United States and globally. In addition, the conference aims to create dialogue and solutions for creating multi-generational wealth and building sustainable communities. The Mosaic Group in partnership with the Urban League of Broward County and several businesses and community partners host this annual event.
ABOUT THE MOSAIC GROUP
The Mosaic Group is a full-service events management, marketing and public relations firm, which employ experienced specialists to make any event, campaign and community involvement effort successful. Our clients are organizations that are interested in diversification, increasing their visibility in the community and developing mass marketing opportunities.