John Rice is the Founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a national non-profit organization that equips underrepresented minorities with the playbook, coaching and relationships required to become high-impact leaders in corporations, non-profits and entrepreneurial ventures. Serving 7000+ students and professionals nationwide, MLT is a leading source of minority talent at its blue-chip partner companies including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citi and Target as well as at the nation’s top MBA programs. John has been featured on CNN, the cover of Fortune, and was named one of Forbes top 30 social entrepreneurs in the world.
Prior to MLT, John was an executive with the National Basketball Association, where he served as managing director of NBA Japan and as director of marketing for Latin America. Before joining the NBA, John spent four years with the Walt Disney Company in new business development and marketing.
John serves on the Board of Trustees of Yale University and he is a Director and Compensation Committee Chair of Walker & Dunlop, a NYSE-traded real estate finance company. He was appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commissions on Educational Excellence for African Americans and on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Additionally, John is on the Advisory Council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. He serves on a number of non-profit boards including the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and venture philanthropy fund New Profit.
John received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA with honors from Yale, where he was a three-year starter on the basketball team. He resides in the Washington DC area with his wife Andrea and two children, Mateo and Kiki.
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