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Lawrence Adjah


Lawrence E. Adjah is an entrepreneur, community builder and business advisor dedicated to creating content, community and conversation that changes lives, He’s the Founder of Our Family Dinner, an international, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on improving the well-being of young adults by facilitating family inspired city-wide and neighborhood-based dinners in major cities all over the world. The community-based tradition now reaches nearly 50,000 young adults across 30 cities, 3 continents and growing and has been featured in Ebony and Uptown Magazines. Lawrence is a regular speaker and contributor on issues impacting the millennial generation from community engagement and health to leadership and faith - his most recent work has appeared in PolicyMic, Huffington Post and The Grio. Lawrence began his career as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company in its New York office, helping to serve some of the world’s largest professional sports organizations and media companies including the NFL. After McKinsey, Lawrence served as the Senior Director of Business Development at a premiere sports and entertainment marketing agency in New York. He later became a direct advisor to some of the world’s leading media & entertainment companies through his own advisory consulting firm. He’s worked with film studios and exhibitioners, including Universal Pictures, The Weinstein Company, Relativity Media and AMC Theatres to lead community-building activations on feature films, most recently for Beyond the Lights, The Best Man Holiday and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Lawrence holds a B.A., from Harvard University, an M.Ed from The University of Texas at Austin with distinction and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business where he served as President of the Black Business Students Association. In undergrad, Lawrence was an active leader in the student community and a nationally competitive member of the track team, where he entered as a National Champion & HS All-American. Lawrence also serves as the Director of Community Life at Renaissance Church NYC, a non-denominational multicultural Harlem-based church plant and ministry. Lawrence serves as an Advisory Board Member and Former President of the Board of Directors for The Harvard Black Alumni Society (HBAS), the alumni organization for African-American graduates of all Harvard schools. Lawrence also serves on the Board of Directors for the Urbanworld Film Festival sponsored by HBO and BET Networks and is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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