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Speakers

BbWorld 2018 will feature an amazing line-up of talented speakers, including keynotes, clients, and industry experts.

BbWorld 2018 Keynote: Sheila C. Johnson

Sheila C. Johnson, founder of Salamander Hotels and Resorts and Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will deliver a keynote address at BbWorld 2018.

Ms. Johnson is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist whose accomplishments span hospitality, sports, TV/film, the arts, education, women’s empowerment and community development. She is the founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, a collection of luxury properties. In addition, as Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Ms. Johnson is the only African-American woman to have ownership in three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.

A fervent supporter of education, Ms. Johnson serves on the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and is a member of the Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership (CPL) and founder of the Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship, which supports emerging leaders who share a commitment to reducing disparities in African-American communities. She is also a board member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

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