JULY 25th 2024 | PIER 81

Meet the Speakers

Eddie Bright Jr. | ApTask and ApTask Global Workforce Solutions

CEO & Partner

Eddie Bright Jr. is the Global CEO and Partner of ApTask Global Workforce Solutions. ApTask is a leading provider of staffing and workforce solutions and the nation’s premier minority black
owned and veteran certified global supplier provider. ApTask Global has offices and operations around the world in India, Hamburg Germany, Central London, Mexico City, NY, NJ and Denver Colorado.

ApTask has a very special place in our nation’s ecosystem, providing best in class talent and setting the standard in DEIA&B/ESG programs. Eddie first joined ApTask in 2014 as a Chief Sales
Officer and took over as CEO in 2017, leading the company un”l 2019 with a period or unprecedented growth.

Aside from providing best in class talent delivery ApTask Global, ApTask provides encompassed upskilling programs, managerial training, and specialized courses in areas such as emotional
intelligence, generational awareness and creating positive attrition within corporate ecosystems. These customized co-created curriculum packages are specifically designed to empower diverse workers and facilitate their upward mobility within organizations. Eddie takes great pride in the significant cost savings these programs offer companies. As he elucidates, “Truly diverse and inclusive companies are 35% to 42% more profitable” and we show our client partners how to create and benefit from this significant ROI.

In 2023 and 2024 Staffing Industry Analysts named Eddie Bright Jr. a national DE&I Influencers – US and Canada list. And in 2023 Eddie was awarded ITSMF Executive Member of year the leading organization for the growth and empowerment of Black technology executives. Eddie holds a B.S. in Theology and Pastoral Studies from Northeastern Bible College, as well as a Master’s in Divinity with studies in Technological Entrepreneurship and Communications.

Eddie is also a former USMC Officer MOS 4502 Comm Strategy and Ops with excellence, service, and community are truly embedded in all he does.

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Terrence Clark | NY & NJ MSDC

President and CEO

Terrence Clark leads the way forward for staff and members of The Council community by providing oversight and guidance in relation to The Council’s goals and objectives. Prior to this position, he served as the Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Business Development for the National Urban League, where he was responsible for the management of all small business and entrepreneurship programs. Mr. Clark also served as the Senior Vice President of Knowledge Sharing for the Opportunity Finance Network, where he was responsible for community development for financial institutions nationwide.

In addition to serving on The Council’s board, Mr. Clark is proud to sit as a board member for TruFund Financial Services and the Supplier Diversity Development Council of New Jersey. He also sits on the Economic Impact Committee of Stonehenge Capital and on the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Councils for the NYC Comptroller and the NYS Governor. In 2021, he was named as one of the Notable Black Leaders and Executives by Crain’s New York.

Timothy P. Kerner | The Millennium Group 


Timothy is the President/Partner of The Millennium Group (TMG) and serves on its Board of Directors. As President, Tim oversees the company’s vision, strategy, financial objectives, and investment priorities. Under Tim’s leadership, TMG has become a premier global Office Services Management company. Tim remains a strategic, financially disciplined leader with a strong track record in the Facilities Management and Office Services industry.

A York College of Pennsylvania graduate and retired U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer, Tim holds many industry credentials and has been decorated with numerous military awards. He also serves on several additional Executive Boards, including Direct Mail Depot, Smiota Inc., and Shamrock Trucking. Tim is an active Board member of the NJ Veterans Chamber of Commerce, serving the welfare of the New Jersey Veteran community. He also actively supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and many additional non-profit organizations.

Soohyung J. H. Kim

CEO/Mng Partner/CIO, Standard General LP

Mr. Kim is the Chairman of Bally’s Corporation and has served as an independent Director since 2016. He is the founding partner of investment firm Standard General and is the firm’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Kim has been investing in special situations strategies since 1997 starting at Bankers Trust Company, as a Principal at Och-Ziff Capital Management, and a Partner at Cyrus Capital Management. Mr. Kim is currently a Director of Intralot SA (GA:INLOT). He is a Director of Pursuit (fka Coalition for Queens), Vice Chairman and Director of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Director and former President of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association. In addition to this, Mr. Kim is a former member of the Board of Directors of Greektown Superholdings and Media General, Inc. and the Board of Managers of ALST Casino Holdco.

Steven Tanzman | Yacht Events

President & CEO

As a leading one-stop solutions provider, Steven oversees everything from initial strategy and measurable objectives to seamless logistics, ensuring projects stay within budget and on schedule.

Catering Trends Magazine named him “One of the leading consultants in the hospitality industry.”

Twice the highly acclaimed Biz Bash organization recognized him as one of the top 10 event producers in New York City.

With over 35 years of accomplishments in the luxury yacht and hospitality industries, Steven Tanzman possesses unparalleled expertise in flawlessly executing unique and elegant events.

Founded in 2003, his company, Yacht Events LLC, delivers five-star cuisine, service, and staged entertainment aboard world-class yachts and venues. Esteemed clients include billionaire George Soros, business mogul Donald Trump, fashion icon Donna Karan, the Saudi Arabian Royal Family, United Nations ambassadors, and several championship teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB.

As President of Yacht Events, Mr. Tanzman expertly navigates the critical juncture between success and failure, where months or even years of meticulous planning culminate in a few hours of impeccably executed details. Whether coordinating a private yacht sailing to an unconventional docking spot or organizing hundreds of staff and rentals for an island accessible only by ferry, he consistently meets the challenge. His events range from intimate family or corporate celebrations to grand galas hosting over 2,000 guests.

Before founding Yacht Events, Mr. Tanzman led sales and operations for prestigious venues including the New York Palace Hotel, the 24 Fifth Avenue Ballroom, and the Pleasantdale Chateau. He also played a pivotal role at World Yacht, setting the benchmark for fine dining aboard luxury yachts.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Tanzman quickly ascended the ranks of the hospitality industry. By his early twenties, he had advanced from Maitre D’ to Sales Manager at Singers Resort, making significant strides in the competitive New York City special events market.

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