PRO2CEO & Prudential's S3 Summit Honoring NBA Legend Dominique Wilkins

PRO2CEO & Prudential Presents The S3 Summit Honoring Dominique Wilkins

On Thursday, August 11, I had the pleasure of attending the S3 Summit presented by PRO2CEO and Prudential.

The event honoring NBA legend Dominique Wilkins was held at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta and was hosted by Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer, Ne-Yo.

S3 Summit included a panel discussion with leading business experts, as well as current and former athletes, artists, entrepreneurs and executives. The panel shared insights about sustaining success in career management, leadership, technology, social enterprise and business creation.

PRO2CEO provides solutions to the challenges faced by high achieving professionals in sports, entertainment and business. The venture is the brainchild of CEO Kevin Carr and partners Keith Carr and Tirrell Whittley, who have separately established successful careers in their respective industries. Kevin Carr is the former Vice President of Social Responsibility and Player Programs for the NBA, while Keith Carr is the owner of Florida based Forefront Front Consulting and Tirrell Whittley is the CEO and Principal of Liquid Soul Media.

“Our partnership with Prudential allows us to provide tools that our participants and guests can benefit from when dealing with career and life transitions,” explains Tirrell Whittley. Prudential has helped individuals and institutional customers achieve financial security and economic success, which are core values for PRO2CEO.”

“The transition from the court or field into the boardroom can be personally, professionally and financially complex,” said Dorinda Walker, vice president, Multicultural Marketing for Prudential’s U.S. Businesses. “We are excited to partner with PRO2CEO to deliver our expertise to assist this elite group with their long-term financial solutions.”

The night concluded with former nine-time NBA All Star and current Vice President of Basketball Operations of the Atlanta Hawks, Dominique Wilkins being honored with the PRO2CEO Career Crossover Award, which is a first of its kind award that recognizes successful career transition.

“We were honored and excited to present Mr. Dominique Wilkins with the PRO2CEO Career Crossover Award for his successful career transition from sports to the fields of business and social responsibility,” states Kevin Carr, CEO of PRO2CEO. “He truly exemplifies a high level individual who is multi-dimensional and who is known for making an impact in one field and then being able to amplify that success across multiple fields. Having NE-YO who has also made successful transitions in entertainment and business present Mr. Wilkins with the award was a highlight of the evening. ”

The event took place at The College Football Hall of Fame and featured distinguished key note speakers Kelly Loeffler, SVP, Intercontinental Exchange and Co-Owner WNBA, Atlanta Dream and John T. Grant, Executive Director of ESPN’s Celebration Bowl.

Moderated by Emmy Award winning anchor and investigative reporter Karyn Greer, the panel featured notables Kris Benson, former number-one MLB Draft Pick and current CEO of Superior Business Management; , Dr. Marshall Shepherd, former NASA Scientist, Meteorologist, Professor at the University of Georgia, TV host and Author; Kim Batten, former World/American Record Holder in the 400 hurdles and current CEO of Body by Batten Sports and Fitness; and Joseph D. Anderson III, Director, Advanced Planning and Solutions for Prudential Annuities.


PRO2CEO Partners Kevin Carr, Tirrell Whittley, Keith Carr
PRO2CEO Partners Kevin Carr, Tirrell Whittley, Keith Carr


Kelly Loeffler
Keynote Speaker Kelly Loeffler


Keynote Speaker John Grant
Keynote Speaker John Grant


Dominique Wilkins
Honoree Dominique Wilkins


Kim Fields & Christopher Morgan
Kim Fields & Christopher Morgan


Dorinda Walker
Prudential VP Dorinda Walker


Brandon T. Jackson
Actor/Comedian Brandon T. Jackson


Attorney Benjamin Crump
Attorney Benjamin Crump


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