(Left to right) ELC Founding Member Milton Irvin, Carnival Corporation and plc CEO Arnold Donald, WL Gore Chief Procurement Officer Lynton Scotland, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and ELC CEO Skip Spriggs at the ELC 2018 Recognition Gala at the Marriott Marquis DC.

BEYOND ONE: WE ARE GREATER TOGETHER

The ELC hosts this special event each year to celebrate outstanding business leaders and corporations for their support of diversity, inclusion and achievement in business. More than 2,000 guests, including many of corporate America’s leading CEOs and senior executives, thought leaders, and politicos, will be in attendance to pay tribute to this year’s honorees.

“This year’s theme, Beyond One: We Are Greater Together, highlights our organization’s year-long focus on leveraging our collective power to create opportunities for one another and for future generations,” said ELC President & CEO Skip Spriggs. “The ELC is proud to recognize our 2018 honorees at this critical time in our history when black excellence and the importance of creating a legacy for future generations is often overlooked and needs to be celebrated.”