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Glenda Gill, advocate for marketing and supplier diversity fairness, honored in Detroit

(May 13, 2013) Glenda A. Gill, Executive Director of the Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, was honored recently by The National Association of Securities Professionals of Detroit with its Award. The 7th annual awards ceremony and scholarship banquet took place last week and assists financially challenged college students of metro Detroit.

As executive director of Rainbow PUSH-CEF Global Automotive Project, Gill has been praised for her passion for change has interwoven the dynamics of her work into the landscape of economic empowerment. She has secured more than $1 billion in deals for 100-plus black and minority businesses. She has provided significant work in the transformation of the automotive manufacturing industry leading to increase minority participation from the boardroom to the assembly line. Gill has also championed the placement of advertising contracts with African-American ad agencies and media outlets.

NASP also recognized four other honorees; Richard M. Charlton, Chair & Founder of NEPC; Lorenzo Moner, Chairman, Wayne County Emp. Ret. Systems; Chris Jackson, Partner, Queen Lillian Development; and David Clark, Chair, Detroit General Retirement Systems.

"It is an amazing task for NASP to recognize five of Detroit's highly notable men and women and award them individually for their countless achievements and years of remarkable service in their respective fields," says Kathleen Colin, President, Detroit Chapter NASP and Director of Investments, Oppenheimer & Co.

NASP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) association comprised of professionals in the securities industry. NASP brings together the nation's minorities and women who have achieved recognition in the industry as brokers, asset managers, public finance consultants, investment bankers, bond counsel, commercial bank underwriters, investors, plan sponsors and other finance professionals.

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