Convention Speaker: Van Freeman

In 2013, President Obama appointed Van Freeman to serve as a Deputy Director in the Office of the Secretary at U.S. Department of Commerce, before transitioning in to his new role with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). Currently, he serves as the Senior Advisor to the National Director at MBDA, where he assists senior management with Agency operation; handle issues regarding access to capital, access to markets, and innovation through the 44 business centers across the country; along with managing strategic partnerships and spearheading Congressional and local outreach.

Van started his career as a Manufacturing Engineer for General Motors (GM) in Spring Hill, TN, eventually being promoted to Production Supervisor at GM’s parts distribution center in Pontiac, MI. Pushing himself in another direction, Van left GM to join UBS Investment Bank in London, UK, as a Business Analyst in the Office of the Global General Counsel. He subsequently joined the President Obama’s Campaign in Cleveland, OH, for the 2008 and 2012 election cycles.

Van holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He currently resides in Washington, DC.

Van will be leading the workshop on Diversity: A Key to Mid-Market Growth.

We invite you to join Van and our other special guests for four days of exceptional programs, inspired discussions and networking with fellow mid-market CEOs at the 2016 CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention.

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