MPN EXECUTIVE BIOGRAPHY
C. J. Bland
Founder & CEO
Mr. C. J. Bland
is founder, president & CEO of
Minority Professional Network, Inc. The
(MPN) portal is a global
online resource serving millions of progressive business professionals,
entrepreneurs and students of various cultural/ethnic backgrounds, and women of all races,
based in all U.S. states and over 50 international countries.
The MPN global online web portal (www.mpnsite.com)
is a highly interactive marketing and communications, and content and information resource medium
that features a wide variety of value-focused content, information, offerings and
The Minority Professional Network is also a
Viable Source of Top Talent™
for Multicultural and Diversity Focused Employers.
The company provides a robust portfolio of online, e-Marketing and offline services in support of its clients,
advertisers and partners' recruiting and sourcing, multicultural marketing and branding, supplier diversity,
custom event planning and promotions, training and development, community service, communications,
business and technology consultation requirements, and
The company's client list
includes the U.S. Department of State, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CIA, FBI,
BellSouth, Xerox, MassMutual, Interface Flooring, A.G. Edwards, MetLife,
JWT, TMP, Johnson Controls, Honda Manufacturing and many others
20+ year entrepreneurial and corporate career, Bland has held various
Business Development, Sales, Consulting, IT, and Engineering leadership or
strategic positions with Johnson Controls, AT&T, SBC Telecom, Dual
Incorporated (at NASA’s Johnson Space Center), and Newport News
highly respected, results-oriented and effective coalition builder, Mr.
Bland is actively involved and highly dedicated to public service,
volunteerism, community service, and professional organization growth
and development. His recent board service includes an appointment to
Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) board (2003 - present), and 2001-2002 President of the
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) - Atlanta Chapter. In addition,
Mr. Bland is a current or past member of several other organizations,
Atlanta Business League (ABL),
Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA),
Georgia Hispanic Network (GHnet),
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA),
National Society of
Black Engineers - Alumni Extension (NSBE-AE), and
Mr. Bland is
firmly dedicated and committed to helping today's youth realize their fullest potential.
He often takes time to inspire, motivate, instruct, mentor and encourage youth
through speaking engagements,
as a former
undergraduate business school professor at
Clark Atlanta University, and in support of programs such as
NBMBAA Leaders of Tomorrow, and the
Atlanta Public Schools Adopt-A-Student-Program.
Bland has received
numerous awards and commendations, including recognition in the Who's Who
in Black Atlanta - 2006 edition, and selection as the INROADS/Atlanta 2002 Facilitator of the Year,
and Atlanta Chapter Black MBA 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year and 2000
Outstanding Service Award.
or MPN have been featured in numerous publications including Who's Who
in Black Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rolling Out Magazine,
Hispanic PR Monitor, BET.com, BlackEngineer.com, Philadelphia Tribune, El
Observador, and several other print, radio, TV, and online media outlets.
native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mr. Bland also previously resided in
Newport News, Virginia; Chicago,
Illinois; and Houston, Texas before moving to Dekalb County, Georgia
in 1995. His educational
achievements include a MBA degree in Management and Information Systems, a B.S. degree in Electrical
Engineering, and a B.S. degree in Physics.
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