National Urban League Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Reaches for Next Level at 38th Annual Conference in June

May 15, 2007, 01:00 ET from National Urban League

    NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Urban League
 President and CEO Marc H. Morial today announced that the 38th Annual Black
 Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Conference will be held from June 13-15
 at the Hilton Hotel located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando,
     This year's three-day event, entitled "From Success to Significance,"
 will be sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, UPS and Unilever. Confirmed
 conference speakers so far include Morial, former Secretary of Labor Alexis
 Herman, JP Morgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis and NAFEO
 President Lezlie Baskerville.
     "In its 38th year, BEEP brings together a unique and outstanding mix of
 African-American professionals to play an important role in the development
 of future leaders at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs),"
 Morial said. "By giving students networking and mentoring opportunities
 with successful black professionals, we provide them the tools as well as
 the inspiration necessary to excel in the real world after they graduate."
     Developed in 1969 through a Ford Foundation grant, BEEP has brought
 thousands of visiting professors from over 1,000 corporations, government
 agencies and academia to advise and mentor over 750,000 students on 84
 campuses all over the nation.
     This year's conference will focus more heavily on leadership training
 -- with Leadership BEEP, a four-day intensive program designed to give
 students the opportunity to evaluate their leadership styles through
 self-assessment tools, workshops and interactive sessions. A major
 conference highlight is the student-case competition, in which students
 analyze and argue cases before their peers.
     National Urban League ( Established in 1910, The
 Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement
 devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social
 mainstream. Today, the National Urban League, headquartered in New York
 City, spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its local affiliates. There
 are over 100 local affiliates of the National Urban League located in 36
 states and the District of Columbia providing direct services to more than
 2 million people nationwide through programs, advocacy and research.

SOURCE National Urban League