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BET Chairman to Speak at King Day Celebration

Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO of BET Networks

Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET) Networks, will be the keynote speaker at the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 15.

All employees, physicians, visitors and patients are welcome to attend the event, which runs from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. A limited number of free boxed lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Named one of The Hollywood Reporter's 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment, Lee's achievements over more than 25 years with BET Networks have earned her numerous accolades from across the cable industry and recognition as one of this country's most respected business executives. Lee recently was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and is affiliated with a number of professional, civic and cultural organizations, including the American Film Institute, Brown University's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

She earned her juris doctorate and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University, and graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in political science and a doctorate in humane letters.

In addition to Lee's keynote address, Keith L. Black, MD, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurological Institute, will lead a short Q&A session during the program. If you are interested in submitting a question, email allison.moore@cshs.org by noon on Thursday, January 11. Because of time restrictions, only a limited number of questions will be asked.

This year's celebration also will feature a musical performance by Chuck Wansley After Hours. Wansley is a world-class singer, bandleader and musician whose blend of blues, soul and jazz honors American jazz greats, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and Joe Williams.

Wansley attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He has worked with legendary artists including David Foster, Poncho Sanchez, Mary Wells, Richard Marx, Frankie Beverly & Maze and Phyllis Hyman. Chuck also teaches jazz vocals and stage performance at the Mezinarodni Conservatory in Prague, and conducts frequent jazz workshops and clinics in the United States, Japan and Europe.