International, National Business Titans to talk “Crushing Corporate America”

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Business titans, whose acumen in the corporate world have garnered international and national success, will speak at the SC State University School of Business’ Executive Speaker Series at noon on Wednesday, April 19. As part of his on-campus discussion, SC State alumnus Isiah Reese, CEO of Aperion Global Institute (AGI), will share the forum with five other business moguls who are highly distinguished in music and entertainment, social justice, marketing and the automotive industry.

Reese, an accomplished global leader, will be joined, through live streaming, by the following global and national business executives:


Isiah Reese

Isiah Reese, ‘90



Mathew Knowles

Dr. Mathew Knowles
CEO, Music World Entertainment
Matthew Knowles Institute



Benjamin L. Crump

Benjamin L. Crump, Esq.
Partner, Parks and Crump Attorneys at Law, LLC
CEO, The Benjamin Crump Social Justice Institute



Ricky Anderson

Ricky Anderson, Esq.
Managing Partner, Anderson & Smith P.C.
CEO, Ricky Anderson Entertainment Law Institute



Yoli Chisolm

Yoli Chisholm
Chief Marketing Officer R, Digital Marketing
Microsoft Company



Pamela Alexandra

Pamela Alexander
Director of Community Development
Ford Motor Company


They will speak on the topic of “Intrapreneurship and Crushing Corporate America,” which will focus on how to apply learnings from Corporate America to propel oneself to an extraordinary level for personal and professional achievements in life. The program will be held in the Belcher Auditorium (fourth floor) at noon.

As the CEO of Speak 2 Me Communications, LLC, a global development company, Reese’s company owns or has significant interests in over 13 global companies in areas such as digital media, travel, healthcare, food products, e-learning, financial services, real estate, intellectual property and entertainment.

Aperion Global Institute, one of the company’s fastest growing segment, is a unique digital educational model of network affiliates that have a direct focus on “Erasing the Digital Divide in Education.” The premier patent technology licensed platform, which is now in 164 countries and educates nearly 1.2 million people daily, features over 1000+ courses. AGI has now been selected to deliver continuing education content to Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University, the National Medical Association and other organizations and institutes. AGI’s education division has platform licensed delivery rights to over 20 institutes globally such as the Benjamin Crump Social Justice Institute with attorney Benjamin Crump, lawyer of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Michael Brown; The Mathew Knowles Institute, founder of Destiny’s Child and Music World Entertainment; and the Ricky Anderson Entertainment Law Institute, founded by attorney Rickey Anderson, lawyer of Steve Harvey, Yolanda Adams and Roc Nation, just to name a few.

Prior to his current business venture, Reese has proven success in delivering bottom line marketing and sales results at Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft Company, Coca-Cola Company, M&M Mars, PepsiCo and the Walt Disney Company consumer products.

Reese was named one of Corporate America’s most influential African-Americans executives by Grace magazine, and in 2016, he received the South Carolina State University School of Business Alumnus Community Award. Reese also gained national acclaim when he co-developed the book, W.A.R. Solution Selling, which was fully implemented throughout the U.S. for the entire sales team of a Fortune 100 company.

Reese holds a business management master’s degree from Webster University and Bachelor of Science in marketing from South Carolina State. He also earned over 30-plus advanced certifications from businesses and institutions such as the Gallup Company and Harvard University’s Executive program.

Though free to SC State students, faculty and staff, the registration fee for those interested in viewing the live stream is a $20 donation. Additionally, a $50 donation grants access to a special offering for those who want to meet the speakers virtually following the program. All proceeds will be contributed to SC State University. To register, visit

For more information on Aperion Global Institute, visit

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