Rolodex Global Announces Their Inaugural Conference to Raise the Profile and Visibility of Professional Gay Black Men

USA – Rolodex Global is proud to announce its inaugural conference intended to raise the profile of professional gay men of African descent. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with thought leaders, have conversations, and learn how to give back to the LGBT community.

The conference opens with a cocktail reception on Friday night. The main event will be taking place Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Aon Headquarters, 1 Liberty Street, New York, from 9 am – 3:30 pm.

The Rolodex Global Conference (RGC) is for those who want to network with gay black corporate professionals and employers. Also, entrepreneurs looking to network with other businesses for growth and social impact are also welcome.

Powerful speakers for this event are representing multiple industries including media, banking, engineering, consulting, advocacy, etc.

To attend the event, please register at

Professional black gay men have played a major role in adding value to society. Many of them are executives in top organizations, helping to reshape the world and contributing to cultural development.

The purpose of the Rolodex Global Conference is to celebrate these achievers and at the same time elevate the profile and visibility of other gay men of color. Attendees of this event will have a huge opportunity to network, connect, interact, get informed, and engage in conversations.

Connecting with people of like minds with similar stories of struggle and achievement is one of the best ways to excel in life. It offers people, no matter their field of endeavor or profession, a chance to learn from successful black gay men, in a conducive and familial environment.

The Rolodex Global conference will open with a cocktail reception on Friday, June 21st at Ruby’s Vintage Harlem Restaurant, where guest will enjoy a 2-hour open bar and unlimited appetizers. At the main event, a special lifetime achievement award will be presented to Reginald Van Lee, Philanthropist and Retired Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton.

The weekend will close on Sunday with a VIP Fundraising Reception at a private residence in Manhattan on Sunday, June 23, from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Cocktails, Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, and a Champagne Toast are included. Also, please note that food and drinks are included in all ticket prices.

Speakers for the event include:

· Orlando Reece, CEO, Pride Media

· Allyn Shaw, COO, Global Information Security, Bank of America

· James Felton Keith, Candidate for US Congress, Serial Entrepreneur

· Mark Anthony Thomas, SVP, Partnerships, NYC Economic Development Corp.

· Larry Miller, Weekday News Anchor, WUSA-9 TV in Washington, D.C.

· Zach Stafford, Editor-in-Chief, The Advocate

· Dakarai Larriett, Founder, Gerard Larriett Aromatherapy Pet Care

· David McKnight, Founder, McKnight Image Lab

Rolodex was started in 2011 by founder, Luzerne McAllister II, who observed that while there were small informal networks of black gay men meeting socially, there were no larger, more formal professional networks for this same population. After speaking about the idea with colleagues and mentors, he decided to create a Facebook Group, named The Rolodex, geared towards black gay men in finance and consulting. Since its inception, the group has grown to over 200 members in cities such as New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles, and it has broadened its reach beyond finance and consulting.

For more information, please contact David McKnight on 917-455-8082 and, or visit

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