Milwaukee Black Professionals Yacht Cruise (Waiting List Only)
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A networking event designed exclusively for our region’s Black talent, the Milwaukee Black Professionals Yacht Cruise will bring together 150+ movers and shakers who’ve made the decision to call MKE Home.

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Cruise 6pm-8pm | After Cruise Mixer 8pm-Until
Where: Milwaukee Boat Line's Primary Dock
101 West Michigan Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53203
United States
Contact: Corry Joe Biddle

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A networking event designed exclusively for our region’s Black talent, the Milwaukee Black Professionals Yacht Cruise will bring together 150+ movers and shakers who’ve made the decision to call MKE home.

Join us for this special networking opportunity and you can expect:

  • To enjoy a glorious 2-hours coasting Lake Michigan aboard the Vista King – a luxury, double-decker expedition yacht and Milwaukee’s largest tour vessel.
  • To increase your professional and personal connections relationships that are critical to cultivating careers and living well-rounded lives in MKE.
  • To mix and mingle with a diverse group of black professionals (executives, mid-career and young pros) who are using their talent to fuel the Milwaukee Region
  • Drink specials on the yacht + a 2-location post event mixer
  • An electronic directory of event attendees so you can stay in touch with your new connections





5:30pm – 6:00pm

Check-In and Board the Yacht for the Cruise

Milwaukee Boat Line Primary Dock, 101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI

Check in with the staff and grab your name-tag. Remember, the yacht leaves promptly at 6pm.

6:00pm – 8:00pm

We’re cruising!

Rub elbows with the who’s who, check out the drink specials at the bar, take-in the sights and let the wind blow thru your hair.


After-Cruise Wind-Down

@ Brownstone Social Lounge, 524 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI

or @ Fire On Water, 518 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI

Head home or meet us on Water Street as we ping-pong between the neighboring nightlife spots, Brownstone and Fire on Water.  Enjoy drink specials or grab a bite to eat and keep networking with your new circle of friends.



These professionals have well-respected, stand-out careers and some distinct insights on career development, community involvement and making your mark in Milwaukee. They've agreed to help everyone make connections - be sure to say hello when you see them on board.



Jeanette Mitchell, Ed.D.
Program Director, AALP 
Cardinal Stritch University
Leadership Center

Gregory Wesley, J.D.
Senior Vice-President,
Medical College
of Wisconsin

  Alicia Smith-McCants
Sr. Philanthropy Officer
Aurora St. Lukes
Medical Center

CoryNettles, J.D.
Managing Director
Generation Growth
Capital, Inc.

Sharon Jordan
Sr. Manager, Community
Direct Supply

David Pate Jr., Ph.D
Chair & Associate
Professor, Social Work
University Wisconsin

Cecelia Gore, MBA
Executive Director
Brewers Community
Hon. Derek Mosley
Municipal Court Judge
Milwaukee Municipal
Toni Holland, MBA
Director of HR

 Steven Brown, MHR
Global Diversity +
Inclusion Leader
GE Healthcare

Michelle Hinton, MBA
CEO + Director
United Neighborhood
Centers of Milwaukee
Christopher Rowland
Global Diversity Officer

 DeVona W. Cottrell

Director + Associate
General Counsel

Sheldon Cuffie
Northwestern Mutual 
Xavier Cole, Ed.D.
VP of Student Affairs
Marquette University

 Genyne Edwards, JD.
P3 Development Group



We’re going to have such a great group of people networking on the cruise and we want to make it easy for everyone to stay connected.  When the cruise concludes, each event goer will receive an e-directory with the names and a brief professional biography of everyone aboard the yacht.  When you register for this event, you’ll be asked to provide a short bio, which will be used for your entry in the directory.



$20 - Standard Registration (must register by 9/17)
$25 - Late Registration (when registering on anytime on 9/18)







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