Coalition of Black Excellence

Leadership Team

CBEWeek is powered by Coalition of Black Excellence, a San Francisco based nonprofit organized by passionate volunteers who are dedicated to highlighting excellence in the Black community, connecting Black professionals across sectors, and providing opportunities for professional development and community engagement that will positively transform the Black community.

Executive Team 


Angela Johnson

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

(Litigation Counsel, Uber)

Nakeena Taylor

Chief Operating Officer

(Legal Counsel, Atrium)

Calvin Simmons

Chief Strategy Officer

(Operations & Logistics Manager, Uber)


Taylor Weaver

Legal Director

(Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP & Co-Founder & President, Urban Energy Garden)


Halima Sow

Sponsorship Chair

(Regulatory & Compliance Attorney, Intesa Sanpaolo)


Monica Monroe

Community Engagement (Impact Nonprofits) Director

(Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP)


Michele Ross

Marketing Director

(Associate Director of Integrated Marketing, Forbes)


Felicia Davis

Communications Director

(Founder & CEO, Black Women’s Collective)


Rhashad Pittman

Public Relations Director



Julian Ross

Technology Director

(Product Manager, Apple)




Committee Leads

Kathrina Weekes

(Education & Social Impact Chair (Associate Director of Admissions, Head-Royce )


Kariithi Kilemi

Finance & Entrepreneurship Chair  

(Senior Manager, WW Commercial Mobility Business Development and Alliances Team

HP Inc.)




Leslie Spencer

Tech & Life Sciences Chair

(Intellectual Property Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP)


Marcus Barber

Government & Legal Chair  (Partner, Kasowitz, Benson Torres LLP)


Robyn Cross

Health & Wellbeing Chair  

(Senior Claims and Health Advocate, ABD Insurance)


Ebonee Slater

Volunteer Day Co-Chair




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