LaRian Finney to be Recognized with Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award, 12.14.16

By Bmorenews Staff

(BALTIMORE – December 2, 2016) – Get your tickets for the 14th Anniversary Celebration of Bmorenews.com on Wed., Dec. 14, 2016 (530-830p; program is 6-7p) at The Winthrop House, 4100 N. Charles Street. RSVP to http://bmorenewsatthewinthrop.eventbrite.com.

The event will feature the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards. Recipients include LaRian Finney.

MEET LARIAN FINNEY

LaRian Finney has been a top-tier marketing, branding, and event planner for the past 16 years with Eastman Kodak, National Basketball Association’s Washington Bullets, Johnson & Johnson, Visionary Marketing Group, and the Finn Group.

His vast experience has led to his spearheading successful campaigns for the 1996 Olympics, the NAACP National Conventions (2000-2010), the National Urban League Convention (2004-2011, 2016), General Motors, the African-American Heritage Festival (2000-2010), State of Maryland, Aerotek, U.S. Cellular, Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated National Convention (2009-Current),  and the National Black MBA Association National Conference (2012- Current).

Mr. Finney started the Finn Group in 2012 after 11 successful years of leading Visionary Marketing Group.  Mr. Finney has developed and pioneered ground- breaking events such as Jazzy Summer Nights (30,000), the African-American Business Forum, the African-American Heritage Festival (200,000), and the Black CEO Summit. Mr. Finney is recognized as one of the true marketing and branding visionaries.

Mr. Finney served on the following boards: Baltimore’s Area Convention and Visitors Association (Visit Baltimore), Associated Black Charities, The Bluford Drew Jemision STEM Academy. Mr. Finney currently serves on the following boards:  University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, The Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Bowie State University, and the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute.

EXPERTISE/MARKET POSITION

Mr. Finney is a recognized leader in marketing, branding, and event management in the space of diversity and inclusion. He has positioned and re-positioned growing, middle-market, and Fortune 500 organizations and businesses through strategic events, web development, advertising, branding, and film/video/audio production.  He stands by the philosophy that effective business creates ideas that have immediate and sustainable impact for his clients and partners.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Execution
  • Event Planning & Marketing
  • Creative and Graphic Design
  • Corporate and Community Integration

SELECTED CLIENT PORTFOLIO:

VERIZON

DC METRO

GENERAL MOTORS

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY INCORPORATED

COMFORCE

TOTAL HEALTHCARE INCORPORATED

LIFEBRIDGE HEALTH SYSTEM

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL SYSTEM

NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION

MARYLAND CASINO BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND

FOREST CITY- NEW EAST BALTIMORE

WHITING TURNER

STATE OF MARYLAND

MARYLAND CASINO BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND

AEROTEK

NATIONAL PENN BANCSHARES

EGYPTIAN MAGIC SKIN CREAM

MERIDIAN MANAGEMENT GROUP

THE HARBOR BANK OF MARYLAND

NATIONAL COALITION FOR NEGRO WOMEN

U.S. CELLULAR

GE’s AAF

NAACP

DEW SPORTS TOUR

NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE

NBA

BWI AIRPORT

MARYLAND TOURISM

AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

HEWLETT PACKARD

MOET HENNESSY USA

REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

TOP 40 UNDER 40, Baltimore City TOP MBE BUSINESS (2004-2011), GOVERNOR’S CITATION (Minority Business Outreach), INC. Magazine’s Inner City 100 (#40 Urban Based Company), Maryland TOP 100 (2009-2011), National Urban League Men of Influence Award, Mayor’s Citation (Community Outreach)