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The mission: To recognize, honor and appreciate individuals in diverse areas of expertise, from the medical and legal professions to business and community leaders, business executives and entrepreneurs. The goal is to take a moment away from the daily grind and recognize those striving for excellence in their chosen fields. And we hope all these successful career professionals will take a few moments to network and get to know each other so they can continue to spread their creative energy throughout the community.

Shon Gables - CBS 46
Shon Gables - CBS 46Host
Isaiah Washington
Isaiah WashingtonCo-Host
Rashan Ali
Rashan AliKeynote Speaker
Chandra Currelley
Chandra CurrelleyLive Entertainment
Eban Brown
Eban Brown( Former Lead Vocalist of The Stylistics)
Terri Matthews
Terri MatthewsSpecial Guest
2018 Honorees
Virginia W. Harris
Virginia W. HarrisHonoree
Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III
Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, IIIHonoree
Isaac M. Hamm III
Isaac M. Hamm IIIHonoree
Usher’s New Look
Usher’s New LookHonoree
Nyssa Green
Nyssa GreenHonoree
Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover
Dr. Glenda Baskin GloverHonoree
Ron Edenfield
Ron EdenfieldHonoree
Monica R. Richardson
Monica R. Richardson Honoree
 Bernie Lawrence-Watkins, Esq.
Bernie Lawrence-Watkins, Esq.Honoree
Jeff Dickerson
Jeff DickersonHonoree
Laurie Reid
Laurie ReidHonoree
Amy Reese
Amy ReeseHonoree
David Carnegie
David CarnegieHonoree
Quinnie Jenkins
Quinnie Jenkins Honoree
Brenda Joy (B.J.) Bernstein
Brenda Joy (B.J.) BernsteinHonoree
Quincy L. A. Springs, IV
Quincy L. A. Springs, IV Honoree
Cassius F. Butts
Cassius F. ButtsHonoree
Mark Galvin
Mark GalvinHonoree
Anthony C. Aiken, Sr.
Anthony C. Aiken, Sr.Honoree
Dedreial Jackson
Dedreial JacksonHonoree
Sigma Omega Omega Chapter
Sigma Omega Omega ChapterHonoree
Asher Kemp Jr
Asher Kemp JrHonoree
Candace V. Mitchell
Candace V. MitchellHonoree
Tiffany Cochran Edwards
Tiffany Cochran EdwardsHonoree
Tenisha Taylor Bell
Tenisha Taylor BellHonoree
Nzinga Shaw
Nzinga ShawHonoree
Damācia Howard
Damācia HowardHonoree
Leonard L. Adams, Jr.
Leonard L. Adams, Jr.Honoree
Kenneth Reaves, Ph.D.
Kenneth Reaves, Ph.D.Honoree
Brian D. Poe, Esq.
Brian D. Poe, Esq.Honoree
Stacey Lee
Stacey Lee Honoree
Myrna B. Gale
Myrna B. GaleHonoree
Jill Goodrich
Jill GoodrichHonoree
Melvin M. Coleman
Melvin M. ColemanHonoree
Tracie Howard
Tracie HowardHonoree
Julie Menhart
Julie MenhartHonoree

The Details

Our DPA Awards Gala recognizes over one thousand individuals of Diverse Professions, with more than 5,000 Business and Community leaders invited to one event. This event is a Formal Black Tie event, with elegance, professionalism, class, and sophistication. Attendees receive a full course meal, gift bags for all VIP Ticket Holders, live entertainment and a complimentary program booklet that will list all the Sponsors, Attendees, Exhibitors, and businesses that place an ad in the program booklet.

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