Managed By: Gina James, MBA
Plan and organize professional development forums provide our stakeholders with effective tools for leadership development and networking. In the spirit of professional development, the chapter presents programs focused on a variety of themes centered around engagement education, career leadership and entrepreneurship, and lifestyle. 


  • Building Your Brand
  • Wise Investing for Today’s Professional
  • Climbing the Corporate Level
  • A Weapon of Mass Rejection Networking for Jobs


Managed By: Shay Danrich
This committee is designed to strives to create economic wealth and collaboration within the African-American community. Its purpose is to bring together a more holistic, diverse group of innovators, entrepreneurs and professionals of common interest to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to grow and develop.  This initiative is done through dedicated programs, activities, and events.


  • Annual Entrepreneur Think Tank
  • Collaboration with Venture Café
  • Partnership with Brand of St. Louis
  • Partnership with St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
  • The Entrepreneurial Edge Networking Event


Managed By: Daphne Moore
Over the years, the NBMBAA-St. Louis Chapter has awarded more than $310,000 dollars in scholarships to area high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to minority college students in an effort to ensure the successful completion of studies and increase the pool of diverse talent in the business. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 – $3,000.


Managed By: Dr. A. Wayne Jones
This committee demonstrates the organization’s support of the African American community by providing business expertise and assistance to educational, civic and other non-profit organizations.


  • Sister Strut
  • Community Women Against Hardship


Managed By: OPEN
Develops and maintains strong relationships with area colleges and universities through collaborative partnerships with a student organization, administrative representative and faculty.


Managed By: Kasandra Hodge, B.S. & Gina James, MBA, MAT
Leaders of Tomorrow- also known as “LOT”, is a network of high school students and professionals working together to guide young people down a path to professional careers. Mentors volunteer as coaches to work with students on a consistent basis and help them to develop the habits necessary for achievement, to set and reach goals, and to understand personal and collective responsibility. Leaders of Tomorrow puts into practice the unique “Life Leadership Model” – an integrated system of activities, workshops, assignments, and measurements that helps to train students in use of the tools necessary for success. Students are then accountable for putting these tools to work.

Case Competition

The Business Case Competition Program is a competitive 9-week business skills after-school program for high school students. Students learn how to study and address business challenges in team-driven learning environments. They are taught fundamental skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication in a 5-week intensive training series. In addition to these fundamental skills, students develop competencies in core business areas such as finance, marketing, product development and sales.

As a highlight to the Leadership Summit, students from across the United States and Canada will deliver their business case to a panel of judges and compete for up to $30K scholarship funds.

Since 2002, hundreds of high school students from across the country have participated in the National Black MBA Association, Leaders of Tomorrow National Business Case competitions. The overall goal of the case competition is to improve students’ analytical, writing, and presentation skills. Leaders of Tomorrow city chapters interact with each other and the program provides an alternative recruitment resource for corporate sponsors and higher education institutions for high school students. The St. Louis Chapter LOT Students won the National Case Compettition in 2013 and 2017!


The National Black MBA Association leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for African Americans.


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St. Louis, MO 63115-0296


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