Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders

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Tiffany Eubanks-Saunders serves as the Head of Diverse Segments for the Private Bank business at Bank of America Corporation. Reporting to the President of the Private Bank,
Tiffany is responsible for leading strategies that cultivate business development with traditionally underserved client segments such as women, people of color and the LGBT+

Tiffany also serves as the Market Executive for the Tennessee
Private Bank. Under her leadership, the market has achieved
significant business growth, targeting high net worth families,
institutional clients and prospects throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. Prior to this role, Tiffany served as the Carolinas-Tennessee Market Sales Executive for U.S. Trust, responsible for leading Private Client sales teams to drive asset acquisition and
sales revenue.

Before joining the Private Bank, Tiffany served as Bank of America’s Supplier Diversity and Development Executive, responsible for achieving Bank of America’s corporate commitment to spending $10 Billion with diverse-owned businesses. As a result of Tiffany’s leadership, Bank of America was the first financial services institution inducted to The Billion Dollar Roundtable for Supplier Diversity in 2014.

Since joining Bank of America in 1993, she has held various positions in Consumer and Retail Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Technology and Operations, Corporate Finance, as well as Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs.

She is involved in wide variety of professional and civic organizations, including the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and the National Minority Supplier Development Council Board of Directors. Additionally, Tiffany serves on Executive Advisory
Councils for both the North Carolina A&T State University – Deese College of Business Executive and the Tennessee State University School of Business. Among other honors, Tiffany has been recognized as a Top Woman in Business by the Charlotte Business Journal. And, in 2019, Oprah Winfrey honored Tiffany with the prestigious UNCF Maya Angelou “Women Who Lead” award.


Philip Reeves

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Philip Reeves is a Founding Partner at Apis & Heritage Capital Partners, a mezzanine debt private equity fund that preserves legacies for founders, delivers impact and returns for investors, and builds wealth for workers of color using employee ownership. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with a background in business development, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and executive management.
Previously, Philip partnered with 1863 Ventures, where he led an industry-agnostic program focused on scaling New Majority businesses through operational improvements, sustainable sales processes, human capital best practices and financial management. Philip’s background includes serving as the Manager of Small Business Technology and Innovation for the Government of the District of Columbia and working in corporate development for a growing government contractor, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and business development. Philip began his career in private equity at Lehman Brothers.
He is the former President (Curator) of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Washington, DC Hub and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College


Mo Cowan

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U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan (retired) serves as Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer for  Devoted Health, Inc. A member of Devoted Health’s executive leadership team, Mo is  responsible for all legal, corporate governance, regulatory, and public affairs functions for this  next generation, tech-enabled, vertically integrated payor and provider of healthcare services. 

Before joining the Devoted team, Mo led global government affairs and policy; and, previously  global litigation for General Electric Co. Earlier in his career, Mo was a partner at a national law  firm and served as chief executive officer of a government relations consulting firm. 

In 2013, Mo served as the interim U.S. Senator representing Massachusetts. From 2009-2013, Mo  held senior leadership roles – Chief Legal Counsel, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor – in the  administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick 

Mo serves on governance and advisory boards for several nationally recognized institutions  including, the Massachusetts General Hospital, Duke University, Goldfinch Bio, Edward M.  Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Eastern Bank Corporation, MassChallenge,  Stackwell Capital, and Mass General Brigham. 

Mo is a graduate of Duke University and Northeastern University School of Law. He holds  honorary degrees from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business,  Bridgewater State College and Newbury College.



Dr. John H. Jackson

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Dr. John H. Jackson is President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education. In this role, Dr. Jackson leads the Foundation’s efforts to ensure a fair and substantive opportunity to learn for all students regardless of race or gender. Dr. Jackson joined the Schott Foundation after serving in several senior level positions. Among them, National Director of Education and Chief Policy Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 2000- 2007. In 1999, President William Jefferson Clinton appointed Dr. Jackson to serve as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education. 

Dr. Jackson has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Race, Gender, and Public Policy at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jackson conducted extensive research at the Harvard Civil Rights Project on civil rights and opportunity gap issues. 

Dr. Jackson has been elected or appointed to serve on many boards and commissions. Among them the Xavier University of Louisiana Board of Directors, Nellie Mae Education Foundation Board of Directors, Harvard University Board of Alumni, Association of Black Foundation Executives, American Bar Association At-Risk Commission. Dr. Jackson also served on the Obama-Biden transition team as a member of the President’s 13-member Education Policy Transition Work Group. 

A native of the Southside of Chicago and product of the public school system, Dr. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Xavier University of Louisiana; A Master of Education in Education Policy from the University of Illinois’ College of Education; and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois’ College of Law. In addition, Dr. Jackson received a Master of Education and Doctorate of Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.