The music executive instrumental in the global branding success of artists Jay Z, LL Cool J, Kanye West and many others will address Birmingham Business Alliance’s 28th Annual African American Business Council Luncheon, presented by Protective Life Corp. Kevin Liles, CEO of KWL Management, will keynote the annual luncheon, to be held at noon on June 5, at The Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham. Liles is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, rocketing from unpaid intern in 1991 to top executive at the record label by 1998, and a former executive vice president at Warner Music Group, where he helped take the company public. He is known for his leadership style and ability to help artists make the leap from performer to global brand. Today, Liles is CEO of KWL Management, which works with entertainers, athletes and models to develop brands, forge partnerships and cultivate successful careers. He is a committed philanthropist and advocate for youth empowerment and education through his work with New Yorkers for Children, Junior Achievement of New York and his own Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore, which empowers African American youth to succeed in the business world. Liles also is the author of Make it Happen: the Hip Hop Generation’s Guide to Success. The annual luncheon is the seminal event for the BBA’s African American Business Council, which meets monthly to network, share business information and formulate solutions to business challenges in the Birmingham region. Sponsors of the event include Protective Life Corp., Wells Fargo, AT&T Alabama, Energen Corp. and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at noon.Ticket information can be found at www.birminghambusinessalliance.com.
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