Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Access to Capital Awards Luncheon (A2C15)

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Bridging the Wealth Gap through Technology Investment

Description:
Leaders in government and finance discuss opportunities for technology
investment and the role of MWBEs in bridging the wealth gap. MMTC presents its highest
awards to those who have made exceptional contributions to diversity and inclusion in the
media and telecom industries.

Co-Moderators:
Ari Q. Fitzgerald, Partner, Hogan Lovells; Secretary, MMTC Board of Directors

Kim M. Keenan, President and CEO, MMTC

Invocation:
Bishop Steven J. Smith, Executive Director, Public Policy Institute and Media &
Telecom Project, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Remarks:
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Hon. Juan M. Pichardo, Rhode Island General Assembly, Rhode Island Senate,
District 2

Keynote:
Rodney Sampson, Founder and CEO, Opportunity Ecosystem; Managing Partner,
Legacy Opportunity Fund; Author and Creator, “Kingonomics”

Presentation of Awards
Entrepreneurs of the Year:
Kongsue Xiong, CEO, Asian American Broadcasting, LLC

Xeng Xiong, Vice President and General Manager, Asian American Broadcasting, LLC
Corporate Diversity Leadership Award:

National Cable and Telecommunications Association