Please join Bloomberg News and Bloomberg’s Black Professional Community in a panel discussion and Q&A to explore what it takes to create and build a sustainable brand and business as we celebrate Black History Month. A networking reception will follow the panel.

Featured Speakers

  • Shanel Campbell, Fashion Designer
    Women’s Wear Daily 2018 “40 of Tomorrow.”
    Clients include Solange Knowles, Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross.
  • Don Cornwell, Partner, PJT Partners
    PJT Partners is a global advisory-focused investment bank, delivering a wide array of strategic advisory, shareholder engagement, restructuring and special situations and private fund advisory and placement services.
  • Teri Johnson, Founder and CEO – Harlem Candle Co.
    Creator of a line of Harlem Renaissance-inspired candles.
    Created the “LOVE” candle for the film “If Beale Street Could Talk” based on the book by James Baldwin.
  • Andrew McCaskill, Sr VP Global Communications, Nielsen
    Co-author Nielsen study “Consumers to Creators” on Black entrepreneurship.
  • Moderator: Karen Toulon, Sr Editor, Bloomberg News


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Shanel Campbell

Fashion Designer

Shanel Campbell is an African American womenswear designer from the Bronx, New York. Her work references her experiences as a black woman, growing up within an Afro-Carribean family, and black history, culture, and advancement throughout the United States. Although she ultimately hopes to challenge the underrepresentation of black narratives throughout fashion, her work is and will always will be assessable to everyone.

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Don Cornwell

PJT Partners

Don Cornwell is a Partner at PJT Partners, based in New York. Mr. Cornwell joined PJT Partners in February of 2015 following an 18-year career at Morgan Stanley. At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Cornwell spent the majority of his time in Mergers and Acquisitions, and established a particularly focused area of expertise in media and entertainment, specifically in sports and gaming. Prior to leaving Morgan Stanley he served as Head of the Sports Banking. Mr. Cornwell also specialized in retail and apparel.

Mr. Cornwell has worked on some of the largest and most complex sports and entertainment deals in the industry, including the sale of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, the sale of the Buffalo Bills, the sale of IMG to William Morris Endeavor, a recapitalization of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the acquisition of the Texas Rangers and the formation of Major League Baseball Advanced Media. In addition, he has served as a strategic advisor to the National Football League and the National Basketball Association on numerous occasions. Mr. Cornwell has also worked on several transformational transactions in the gaming space including the acquisition of Sky Betting and Gaming by The Stars Group, the acquisition of Double Down Casino by IGT and the sale of IGT to GTech. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Cornwell worked at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant and in corporate development for the National Football League.

Mr. Cornwell sits on the Board of Trustees of the East Harlem Tutorial Program, an after school program for children in East Harlem; the Board of Directors of New York Cares, New York City’s largest volunteer organization; the Board of Advisors of the Brooklyn Museum; and the Management Board of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Cornwell received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and an AB in government from Harvard College.

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Teri Johnson

Founder and CEO
Harlem Candle Co.

Teri Johnson is an entrepreneur and adventurer who brings her experience to life through storytelling and luxury products. A life-long traveler, Teri has visited 68 countries learning about the rich cultures of the world while working as a travel and lifestyle expert for various television and digital platforms. During her travels, Teri experienced an array of different scents and developed a passion and obsession for beautiful and evocative fragrances that have the power to transport you to a different time and place. This sparked an idea to create a luxury home fragrance company inspired by her neighborhood of Harlem, specifically during the Harlem Renaissance period.  She founded the Harlem Candle Co in 2014 and now has ten exquisite fragrances in the collection.  Teri’s work with some of the world’s most innovative perfumers has helped her grow the brand’s popularity on an international level and has led to the brand’s launch in Bloomingdale’s in 2018.  She has also partnered with Kodak on a collection of candles and created a signature candle for the award winning film, “If Beale Street Could Talk”.  Harlem Candle Co products can be found at high-end boutiques in NY and LA and online at www.harlemcandlecompany.com.

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Andrew McCaskill

Sr VP Global Communications
Andrew McCaskill is an accredited marketing, communications and crisis management executive with 20 years
of experience delivering award-winning communications and brand campaigns at Fortune 500 companies and
highly successful technology startups. He’s currently SVP global communications and leads US consumer and
multicultural marketing at Nielsen. He holds a BA from Morehouse College and an MBA from the Goizueta
Business School at Emory University. He completed his most recent global assignment for Nielsen in
Shanghai, China, has been named PR Week’s Top 40 Under 40 global PR executives, and is co-author of
Nielsen’s 2017 Diverse Intelligence Series on the cultural and economic impact of US multicultural women and 2018’s Consumers to Creators study on African American entrepreneurship.

When & Where

Thursday, February 7, 2019
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Invitations are non-transferable. Program will begin promptly at 6pm, followed by a reception.

Bloomberg LP
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY