After the success of PRO2CEO’s inaugural launch of the Sustaining Success Summit (S3) at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, PRO2CEO partnered with Prudential Financial, Inc for the 2016 installment of the S3 Summit’s first national tour. S3 is a leadership summit designed to discuss and provide solutions to the challenges faced by high achieving professionals in sports, entertainment and business. Hosted by Grammy Award Winning Superstar NE-YO, the S3 Summit included a panel discussion with leading business experts, as well as current and former athletes, artists, entrepreneurs and executives. The panel shared insights about sustaining success in career management, leadership, technology, social enterprise and business creation.
PRO2CEO provides solutions to the challenges faced by high achieving professionals in sports, entertainment and business. The venture is the brainchild of CEO Kevin Carr and partners Keith Carr and Tirrell Whittley, who have separately established successful careers in their respective industries. Kevin Carr is the former Vice President of Social Responsibility and Player Programs for the NBA, while Keith Carr is the owner of Florida based Forefront Front Consulting and Tirrell Whittley is the CEO and Principal of Liquid Soul Media.
“Our partnership with Prudential allows us to provide tools that our participants and guests can benefit from when dealing with career and life transitions,” explains Tirrell Whittley. Prudential has helped individuals and institutional customers achieve financial security and economic success, which are core values for PRO2CEO.”
“The transition from the court or field into the boardroom can be personally, professionally and financially complex,” said Dorinda Walker, vice president, Multicultural Marketing for Prudential’s U.S. Businesses. “We are excited to partner with PRO2CEO to deliver our expertise to assist this elite group with their long-term financial solutions.”
The night concluded with former nine-time NBA All Star and current Vice President of Basketball Operations of the Atlanta Hawks, Dominique Wilkins being honored with the PRO2CEO Career Crossover Award, which is a first of its kind award that recognizes successful career transition.
“We were honored and excited to present Mr. Dominique Wilkins with the PRO2CEO Career Crossover Award for his successful career transition from sports to the fields of business and social responsibility,” states Kevin Carr, CEO of PRO2CEO. “He truly exemplifies a high level individual who is multi-dimensional and who is known for making an impact in one field and then being able to amplify that success across multiple fields. Having NE-YO who has also made successful transitions in entertainment and business present Mr. Wilkins with the award was a highlight of the evening”.
The event took place at The College Football Hall of Fame and featured distinguished key note speakers Kelly Loeffler, SVP, Intercontinental Exchange and Co-Owner WNBA, Atlanta Dream and John T. Grant, Executive Director of ESPN’s Celebration Bowl.
Moderated by Emmy Award winning anchor and investigative reporter Karyn Greer, the panel featured notables Kris Benson, former number-one MLB Draft Pick and current CEO of Superior Business Management; Dr. Marshall Shepherd, former NASA Scientist, Meteorologist, Professor at the University of Georgia, TV host and Author; Kim Batten, former World/American Record Holder in the 400 hurdles and current CEO of Body by Batten Sports and Fitness; and Joseph D. Anderson III, Director, Advanced Planning and Solutions for Prudential Annuities.