SOURCE: NV Magazine

May 19, 2010 16:00 ET

Daymond John and Jacque Reid Host This Year's NV Awards 2010 Gala

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) -   Daymond John, one of the business savvy entrepreneurs on ABC's "Shark Tank" and the founder of the FUBU fashion line and VH1′s reality show "Let's Talk About Pep" star Jacque Reid, who is also an award-winning journalist and an on-air personality for the "D.L. Hughley Morning Show" and the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," will host the NV Awards 2010 salute to urban professionals and entrepreneurs. The lead sponsors for the affair are Jaguar Cars, American Airlines and Moet Hennessy.

The 2010 NV Awardees are: Pharrell Williams, recording artist and producer, and Mimi Valdés, the Pres. of MimiMedia Inc. and the former editor-in-chief of Latina Magazine, who are the co-founders of Kidult.com; D'Wayne Edwards, the design director for the Jordan Brand; Richard Dent III, SVP, COO and Co-Leader of the Victoria's Secret one billion dollar brand, PINK; Robert A. Marchman, Executive Vice President of the New York Stock Exchange's Regulation's Enforcement Division and head of the Regulatory Risk Group. He also chairs their Diversity Council and is the highest ranking African American at the NYSE; Johnita Due, the Assistant General Counsel at CNN and the chair of their Diversity Council who has been influential in the new programming on the network representing people of color like "Black in America" and "Latino in America"; Kelli Coleman, Vice President of Business Development for GlobalHue, the leading multicultural advertising agency; Jeff Friday, the Pres. & CEO of Film Life, which produces the American Black Film Festival; Michael Johnson, Pres. and CEO of 1World Digital, the largest African American-owned digital marketing agency; and the visionary Mayor of Newark, N.J., Mr. Cory Booker.

The fifth annual NV Awards 2010 will be held at the Times Center, a state-of-the-art venue within the New York Times Tower located in the heart of New York City's Times Square district, on June 3rd from 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The venue offers a 387-seat theater that will be center stage for this elite group of professionals and entrepreneurs. In addition, NV Magazine will be joined by Uptown Magazine, the leading affluent urban lifestyle magazine and radio media partner 98.7 Kiss FM to celebrate the business achievements of these NV Awardees. "Uptown is excited to participate in the annual NV Awards. It's a great opportunity to celebrate and highlight the success of young men and women leaders in their communities and fields," states Len Burnett, Co-CEO, Group Publisher of Uptown Media Group and the Vibe Lifestyle Network.

About NV Magazine

Started in 1998 by Kyle Donovan, NV Magazine is the first business magazine written and designed for, by and about young urban professionals and entrepreneurs. The NV Awards 2010 salutes urban professionals and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated strong leadership in business and in communities of color while using their vision to achieve remarkable inroads within their industry.

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