The Magic City HBCU Breakfast
Bringing back the Magic City's best business breakfast event
UPDATE: This event is now SOLD OUT! Contact Erika Dix for any additional inquiries; [email protected] Thank you to everyone who purchased a table and/or a ticket. We look forward to seeing you on October 27th!

Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) is bringing back the magic of a business breakfast to support Alabama's historically black colleges & universities (HBCUs).

In years past, the BBA hosted an annual breakfast to provide scholarships to deserving students from local HBCUs, including two of the state's largest HBCUs, Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University.

Now it's time to bring the breakfast back, but with a new twist - internships.

Through this breakfast event, the Birmingham Business Alliance is excited to partner with Alabama HBCUs and local businesses to create stronger recruiting pipelines to bring top diverse talent and businesses together. It's a match-making approach that will be a win for all involved.

Featured Speaker:
Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for Nascar.

Presenting Sponsors:
Spire Energy

Summa Cum Laude Sponsors:
Nucor Steel Bar Mill Group

Cum Laude Sponsors:
Renesant Bank
Brasfield & Gorrie
Protective Life
Kelly Road Builders

Individual tickets and "Mortar Board" level tables can be purchased by clicking "Purchase Tickets."

For sponsorship information click here, or contact Erika Dix at [email protected].

Note: If you would prefer to be invoiced for a Mortar Board Table, please contact Erika Dix using subject line: "Invoice Request."
The Harbert Center
2019 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Date & Time
October 27, 2022, 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Featured Speaker
Brandon Thompson
Vice President of diversity & inclusion
Brandon Thompson is Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, leading NASCAR’s strategy for diversity and inclusion as well as programs and initiatives designed to champion and enhance diversity across the NASCAR industry.

Under Thompson’s leadership, NASCAR is expanding the sanctioning body’s current diversity and inclusion platform with new strategies that will position the sport to attract top diverse talent – on and off the track. Thompson oversees a department responsible for multicultural programs including the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program and strategic alliances with the Institute for Sport and Social Justice and Diversity and Inclusion Sports Consortium, among others.

Prior to his D&I appointment in June of 2020, Thompson served as Managing Director of the NASCAR Touring Series. In this role, he managed the integration of the NASCAR Pro Series into the ARCA Menards Series and spearheaded the launch of competition under one banner in 2020. Before leading the NASCAR Touring Series, Thompson held multiple NASCAR positions across Racing Operations, Industry Operations and Diversity and Inclusion. His responsibilities included day-to-day management of NASCAR Drive for Diversity, a development program for multicultural and female drivers and pit crew members.

Thompson is a 2005 graduate of Clark Atlanta University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing.
Join us on October 27
We look forward to kicking off the big weekend with you!

Processing Registration...