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Corporate and Culture: Black Wall Street

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 3 pm

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Wall Street was once "Black"! Learn about its destruction and what it did to set back the economic prosperity of Blacks both as workers and entrepreneurs. Hear from two Black entrepreneurs who are paving the way for the next generation of Black Wall Street.

Meet the Speaker

Brandon A. Logan
Founder & CEO, Urban Capital Partners

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A millennial and native of San Antonio who found inspiration at the nexus of business, community, and mentorship, Brandon Logan has carved a niche for himself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker on all topics relating to diversity, business, and service. From receiving the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Rising Star Award and the 2016 Community Impact Award by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to being honored as a Community Legend by the San Antonio Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and being named by Essence Magazine as one of the 50 “Baddest Brothers” in America, Brandon’s accomplishments have been noted on local, national, and international levels. For his contributions, he has also received recognition from President Barack H. Obama, the United States Marine Corps, Rotary International, SA2020, and the San Antonio Express-News.

Brandon has devoted and dedicated his life to service, specifically in the areas of youth, education, and the underserved population. As CEO of Urban Capital Partners, Brandon is responsible for the corporation’s strategy management, operational production, and expansion initiatives. The purpose of Urban Capital Partners is to establish people- and place-based strategies that uplift the standard of learning and living in inner city communities. Urban Capital Partners’ inner city youth development system has been uniquely designed to deliberately influence a change in thoughts and attitudes by intentionally targeting four cause areas: education, family support, leadership, and health. The organization’s community-based program, Becoming A Better You, provides over 500 inner city youth across nine communities on the East Side of San Antonio with academic and social development support throughout the school year.

Brandon graduated Cum Laude in three years from Grambling State University, where he focused his efforts on academics and athletics. Notably, he was named Grambling Football Scholar Athlete of the Year and was a member of the 2005 national championship team. Since 2005, he has been an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and his accolades from the fraternity include the Louisiana Scholar of the Year and the highly coveted International Citizen of the Year Award. Brandon has also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Grambling University National Alumni Association and is a Bayou Classic Marines in Excellence in Leadership recipient. Furthermore, he is proud graduate of the Leadership San Antonio Class XXXVI, FBI Citizens Academy Class 17, Air War College’s 63rd National Security Forum, and Leadership North East Class of 2018.

Brandon is President Elect of the Rotary Club of San Antonio, which is the second largest club within Rotary International. He has been named the Rotary Club of San Antonio's Outstanding Young San Antonian for 2016 and was awarded Rotary International’s highest honor for individual Rotarians—the “Service Above Self” Award—for his selfless contributions to his community and beyond. Continuing his devotion to community service, Brandon was appointed Chairman of the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, where he elevated the standard of participation for the Nation's largest MLK, Jr. March by increasing the march participants to a record of 300,000 people and raising over $400,000 in scholarships.

Currently, Brandon serves on the Board of Trustees at Hallmark University and on the Board of Directors at The We Can Learn Foundation, KLRN, Najim Family Foundation, Pre-K 4 San Antonio, Rotary Club of San Antonio, SAISD Foundation, and Valero Alamo Bowl. In addition, Brandon serves on the Advisory Boards for the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and TexStar National Bank.

Darryl Byrd
Vice President of Impact Partners

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Darryl is Vice President of Impact Partners at Social Solutions. He leads the company's efforts to partner with philanthropic funders to scale nonprofit access to our data and technology to accelerate greater community outcomes.

Prior to joining Social Solutions, Darryl was the Founder and Managing Director of ULTRAte Strategy LLC, Managing Director and CEO of Pearl Brewery, LLC and the founding President and CEO of the nonprofit SA2020.

Darryl has led the strategic and operational efforts of one of the nation's most ambitious and complex real and estate redevelopments, co-founded and led a groundbreaking nonprofit organization, facilitated long term visioning and strategic planning for corporate and nonprofit boards, and closely advised chief executives, board leaders, and senior executives from multiple sectors on leadership, strategy, team building and governance. Among the clients Darryl advised are philanthropic, nonprofit, healthcare, public transportation, higher education, technology, real estate, and hospitality sector leaders.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a former chairman of the San Antonio City Planning Commission. Darryl is also a member of the EL Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, a board member of the San Antonio Area Foundation, and the Santikos Charitable Foundation.

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