BPACF's signature event - the 39th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala and Black Professional of the Year Salute. The Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation (BPACF) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Black Professional of the Year (BPOY) is Ms.Vanessa L. Whiting, Esq. Whiting is the President of AES management/dba Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a regional franchisee of the national food chain. Whiting is also a real estate attorney and investor, with significant civic leadership roles. Whiting currently serves as the President of the MetroHealth Board of Trustees, a chair of the Karamu House capital and sustainability campaign, the Cuyahoga Community College Board of Trustees and several local nonprofit boards. Whiting will receive the BPOY Award at the 39th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala on Saturday, November 2, 2019.Our MC for the evening gala is Jennifer Jordan of FOX 8TICKETS: $150- for General guests; $300- for VIPSponsored tables start @ $1,500To purchase tickets please visit the Eventbrite link at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-annual-scholarship-awards-gala-and-bpoy-salute-tickets-57226302411?aff=efbevent**Platinum sponsorship from Rockwell Automation.