Johnson students selected to help organize international LGBT/business community conference

12/10/2010 5:23:00 PM

In its 14th year, the ROMBA (Reaching Out MBA) conference brings together students with organizations and business leaders to support, network & recruit within the LGBT community

The 14th annual ROMBA (Reach Out MBA) conference will be organized by a team of 12 people that will include three selected from Johnson's class of 2012 - Ilvin Nieves, Namas Monahan, and Rob Matelski. Hosted by the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas from October 13-16, 2011, Reaching Out is the annual conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students.

"I speak for our whole team by saying that we are very thankful to have been awarded this amazing opportunity to serve our community," said Matelski.

The 2011 conference will be designed like past ROMBA conferences and present a dynamic line-up of industry speakers and workshop panelists representing all sectors of the business community, from finance and marketing to government and the arts. The conference will also offer opportunities to explore industries that are uniquely strong in both the city of Dallas and the state of Texas.

Reaching Out MBA, Inc. launched to provide LGBT business school students a resource to make connections with other LGBT students and business professionals. Leading businesses also have the opportunity to partner with the conference to show support for the LGBT community and recruit top level talent.The 2010 conference attracted more than 1,000 students and 65 companies and the 2011 event aspires to be even larger.

Click here for more information about Reaching Out, including links to follow the organization on Twitter and join their LinkedIn group.