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Pamela Thomas-Graham as keynote speaker at the Women's History Month Luncheon & Business Development Day Pamela Thomas-Graham as keynote speaker at the Women's History Month Luncheon & Business Development Day


5th Annual Women's History Month Luncheon & Business Development Day keynote speaker - Pamela Thomas-Graham, President & CEO, CNBC

Pamela Thomas-Graham is President and Chief Executive Officer of CNBC, the global leader in business news. She is responsible for all CNBC domestic operations, including programming, business development and the brand synergy across CNBC's television and Internet platforms. Additionally, in 2003, Thomas-Graham was appointed to the board of CNBC International (Europe and Asia), overseeing CNBC globally. CNBC provides business news programming and financial market coverage to more than 201 million homes worldwide, including more than 86 million households in the U.S. and Canada.

Prior to assuming this role, Thomas-Graham served as President and Chief Operating Officer of CNBC. Previously, Thomas-Graham had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CNBC.com, where she was responsible for the online activities of CNBC.

Before joining NBC in September 1999, Thomas-Graham was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, and one of the leaders of its Media and Entertainment practice. She joined McKinsey, the global management consulting firm, in 1989 and became its first black woman partner in 1995.

Thomas-Graham has received numerous honors and awards including the 2003 NAMIC Vision Award; National Urban League's 2001 Leadership Award, the 2001 Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications for her contributions in the field of new media, and the "Woman of the Year" award from the Financial Women's Association.

In 2003, Ms. Magazine selected Thomas-Graham as one of their "Women of the Year" deeming her "the most influential African American woman in cable television." In 2002, she was selected as one of Fortune's "50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America" and was named one of Television Week's "12 to Watch in 2003." Crain's New York Business recently named her as one of the "100 Most Powerful Minority Business Leaders" and has included her in its "Forty Under Forty" list of rising young business leaders. In 2001, Glamour selected her as one of their "Women of the Year" and Black Enterprise named her "Corporate Executive of the Year." She has been profiled by Time and Fast Company, and is a frequent commentator on business and marketing issues in the U.S. and abroad.

In addition to her corporate work, Thomas-Graham is the best-selling author of the critically-acclaimed "Ivy League Mystery Series," which includes two novels published by Simon & Schuster: A Darker Shade of Crimson and Blue Blood. Her next book, Orange Crushed, will be published in June 2004. Thomas-Graham is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Thomas-Graham serves on the boards of the New York City Opera, the American Red Cross of Greater New York and the Visiting Committee for Harvard College.

She lives in Westchester County with her husband, attorney and author Lawrence Otis Graham, and their three children.

 

     

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