Building a Winning Team of Partners: Insights for Black-Owned Businesses

Panel Discussion Webcast

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A Free Webcast Examining How Trusted Partners Can Help Black-Owned Businesses

As entrepreneurship among Black Americans continues to grow, success relies more than ever on robust business ecosystems — dynamic networks of partners, advocates and organizations that provide guidance and resources to businesses.


Melodi Morrissette
Senior Vice President and Supplier Diversity Director
PNC Bank

Melodi Morrissette is responsible for ensuring PNC's commitment to supplier diversity is core to the overall business strategy.

About our Panelists

George K. Amoah
Global Solutions Services LLC

George is founder of Global Solutions Services, LLC which owns and operates an Amazon Delivery Service Partner Business. His passion for mentorship, employee engagement, local community involvement and leadership is the cornerstone in the business culture.

Johnny Graham, Ph.D.
Associate & Regional Director, Howard University & PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship, Assistant Professor Howard University School of Business

Dr. Graham is an award-winning entrepreneur and educator dedicated to helping Black entrepreneurs launch and scale their business ventures, as a means for increasing wealth and expanding community impact.

Erin Horne McKinney
National Executive Director, Howard University
and PNC National Center of Entrepreneurship

Passionate about financial inclusion, social impact, inclusive innovation, and equitable entrepreneurship, Erin serves as the inaugural National Executive Director of the Howard University & PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship.

Joe Wilson
Relationship Manager, Vice President
Minority Business Development Officer, PNC Bank

As a relationship manager with more than 25 years experience, Joe is committed to delivering comprehensive resources and business solutions to improve financial wellness for small businesses in our diverse communities.

In this webcast, our panel will explore the complex nature of business ecosystems and deliver insights into how Black-owned businesses can leverage their networks to get support and achieve their goals.

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Especially for Minority Business Owners

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PNC Supplier Diversity Program Welcomes New Participants

Minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses are discovering new opportunities to compete through corporate supplier diversity programs.

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PNC Group Focuses on Helping Minority Businesses Thrive

Through its Main Street bank model, PNC helps address disparities faced by minority-owned firms.

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Minority-Owned Businesses: Overcoming Financial Challenges

Learn about the unique challenges minority business owners face, whether starting up or preparing to grow their existing business.

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PNC Support for Minority-Owned Businesses

Our Mission is to deliver products, solutions, and resources that will help to enable financial wellness of emerging businesses within our minority communities through dedicated bankers, advocacy partners, and technology that will help empower, educate, and accelerate entrepreneurial growth and success.

Learn more about PNC's commitment to Minority Business Owners »

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Christine Shambach, Mergers & Acquisitions Executive for PNC, reflects on a career path that has been anything but a straight line.

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How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Your Organization

The business case for diversity is stronger than ever.

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Meeting workers’ diverse needs and harnessing each generations’ unique strengths can facilitate collaboration and help every team member feel valued.

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David Preble, D.D.S., J.D., C.A.E.

Senior Vice President

Practice Institute

Dr. Preble provides strategic vision and leadership for developing ADA policy regarding practice issues and impacting national oral health care quality, focusing on the needs of patients and members from all practice/professional modalities. He leads an operating agency that promotes the ADA as the pre-eminent, nationally and internationally trusted resource for the dental profession, healthcare agencies and other stakeholders regarding oral health. The Practice Institute is committed to increasing the ADA’s influence with third-party payers, legislators and regulators to protect and advance the profession. Dr. Preble is also responsible for the administration of all standards activities for five commission-like agencies: Dental Quality Alliance, Standards Committee on Dental Products, Standards Committee on Dental Informatics, Code Maintenance Committee and SNODENT® Maintenance Committee.

At the ADA, Dr. Preble previously served as Vice President, Practice Institute, Director of the Council on Dental Benefit Programs and Director of the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Dr. Preble has a diverse background and experience base as he has practiced dentistry for over 20 years, holds a legal degree, holds the designation of Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives and has earned a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Non-Profit Management from the Kellogg School of Management. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Dentists and the American College of Legal Medicine. He earned his B.S. from Marquette, his D.D.S. from Georgetown and his J.D. from St. Thomas.

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