BILL STRICKLANDPresident and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation
William ‘Bill’ Strickland, president-CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, is set to enrich and enlighten Charlotte as the evening’s inspirational speaker. Strickland builds partnerships to help the disadvantaged build a better future and is the author of “Make the Impossible Possible,” which includes his story of how a child from Pittsburgh’s ghetto went on to lecture at Harvard and serve on the National Endowment of the Arts board. The MacArthur Fellowship “genius” award-winner also is founder of the Grammy-winning MCG Jazz, the most successful jazz subscription series in America.
“Bill Strickland represents the epitome of giving back, and we are thrilled to have him join us at the 20th Lowe’s Pride Awards,” said Dee Dixon, president & CEO of Pride Communications. “This year’s gala is going to be amazing as we honor achievement, promote diversity and donate to a worthy cause. It’s truly going to be a night of giving.” For more information on Bill Strickland, visit www.thelavinagency.com/speaker-bill-strickland.html.
Pride Communications: Pride Communications, Inc. is the parent company of Pride magazine, a local publication that is distributed in Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. Pride has become a positive, meaningful and influential icon in the community. For over 20 years, the magazine has highlighted the accomplishments of African Americans and promoted social and cultural awareness throughout the community with regard to men, women, business and health.