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Executive Leadership Breakfast for April 17

Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes, President of York College,invites you to an Executive Leadership Breakfast on Monday, April 17 at 9:00 am, featuring a keynote address by Ms. Carla Hunter Ramsey, Director of External Affairs and Community Engagement at National Grid.

Ms. Hunter Ramsey will address the topic, “The Grid Collective “Growing NY’s Green Businesses and Jobs.” The event will take place live and in-person in the Faculty Dining Room (Room 2D01) of the Academic Core Building.

Keynote

Rev. Carla M. Hunter Ramsey joined National Grid 13 years ago. In her current role as Director of External Affairs and Community Engagement, she is responsible for leading initiatives in New York state that build and execute National Grid’s brand specifically focused on pillars under Project C by fostering new strategic partnerships and alliances such as faith-based communities, NGO’s, academia, vendors, elected officials and other influencers and stakeholders. Included in her remit is spearheading The Grid Collective, Growing New York’s Green Businesses and Jobs and initiative focused on identifying small, minority, women, veteran and other disadvantaged businesses to perform weatherization and energy efficiency projects throughout the state.

Hunter Ramsey is committed to removing the barriers of racial, social, economic, and environmental injustice for historically disadvantaged communities. She understands that National Grid’s long-term growth objectives depends on our ability to effectively build new partnerships in the communities we serve based on what is important to us and our stakeholders that is why we are developing a pipeline of talent to handle our weatherization and energy efficiency goals. Hunter Ramsey is

uniquely qualified to help National Grid reach its goals from both a supply chain perspective, as well as her role as an ordained reverend in one of the largest congregations in the world, The Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral. Her connection to the clergy will not only help us reach new audiences, but they will also help us obtain new advocates and attract the talent we need to build the workforce for the future. Hunter Ramsey is very active in the community and her ability to collaborate with others to seek solutions has led to National Grid’s receiving over 60 awards under her leadership for her efforts to build and develop opportunities for small, minority and women-owned and other businesses. Mrs. Hunter Ramsey has been recognized as one of the top supplier diversity executives in the nation and one of the top 25 Most Influential Black Women in business from “The Network Journal.” She holds a bachelor’s degree from Queens College and an Executive master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College and a master’s in divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Hunter Ramsey is married with 3 children and resides in Queens, New York.

About the ELB

The York College Executive Leadership Series was founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Previous speakers have included David Neeleman, founder and ex-CEO of Jet Blue Airways; William C. Thompson, former NYC Comptroller; Jonathan Mariner, former Major League Baseball CEO, Sheena Wright, then-President & CEO of the United Way of New York, now First Deputy in the [Mayor] Adams Administration; and many more.

About York College

York College of the City University of New York was founded in 1966 and is home of the CUNY Aviation Institute and the North Eastern Regional Laboratory of the FDA. The College offers nearly 60 undergraduate majors and several graduate programs including Occupational Therapy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, Aviation Management, Master of Social Work (MSW), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).