Grammy Award Winning Entertainment Executive
Amir Windom is regarded as one of the nation's top young leaders and creative minds of his generation. As an executive of A&R and Creative Services, Amir has been a key piece in the careers of some of today's biggest stars, including Bruno Mars, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams to name just a few. Amir's distinguished career has provided him opportunities to creatively contribute to numerous GRAMMY Award-winning songs, albums and film soundtracks that have sold millions of records and won many awards. Amir is also a television and film music supervisor where he composes, produces and places music, as well as creating original scores and designing creative strategies for major film companies, such as Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate Films. His projects include feature films like Little, Despicable Me 2, Collateral Beauty, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man; Why Did I Get Married 2; and Stomp The Yard 2. Amir's projects also include highly-rated network and cable television series like Insecure (HBO), Sherman’s Showcase (AMC), BIGGER (BET), Being Mary Jane (BET), ALPHAS (SyFy),and Entourage (HBO). Amir executive produced and music supervised the critically-acclaimed film Canal Street, starring lead actor Bryshere Gray of FOX's Empire, that debuted in theaters across the nation. Amir has also helped develop global marketing campaigns for major brands like The Coca-Cola Company (Summer Olympics 2016 & Respect Your Verse), Kodak (So Kodak feat Drake & Rihanna), ESPN, and more. Amir made history as he was a part of a collective that launched Black News Channel, the first major TV network that airs 24 hour news and original programming specifically catered to the African American audience. The network currently can be viewed in close to 100 million homes via DirecTV, Comcast, Dish, U-Verse, Charter/Spectrum and Roku to name a few. Amir also has created or curated a number of festivals around the country including the Capella Music Festival (www.capellamusicfestival.com), Grits & Biscuits (www.gritsandbiscuits.com) and Most recently, Amir created The Big Homecoming Festival. The Big Homecoming (TBH), the first 365 Impact festival to benefit HBCUs. The festival uses all the components of the HBCU Homecoming experience to create a festival experience that feels like you’re attending all the HBCU homecomings by attending just one big homecoming. The festival extends beyond the 2 day festival and is the first festival that creates 365 Impact for HBCUs, by visiting them throughout the school year through programming, events and activations; focused on Entrepreneurship, Financial Wellness, Health & Wellness, Recruitment, Leadership Development and Tech to name a few (www.thebighomecoming.com).
Overview: Throughout history and long before the rise of modern technology, hip-hop has been a powerful platform for artists to raise awareness of the social and political injustices that plague the Black community. From Grandmaster Flash to Furious Five to Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop artists have spotlighted the systemic web of American racism, violence against Black people, social, economic, and political inequality, and the need for Black civic participation through their art. This workshop will discuss how young people can use their voices, platforms, and artistry to enact real change on campus, in the community, and in the world.
Overview: Join Wells Fargo and prominent young influencers for a "Big HBCU Homecoming" to find out how
exciting career opportunities, and a financial education panel, about how you can secure the bag and keep it.
First, learn about internships and careers at Wells Fargo from one of the company's recruiters, and see the dos
and don'ts of writing a resume and interviewing in an interactive workshop. Then, hear from these successful
influencers who figured out how to manage their money: Grammy Award-winning entertainment executive
Amir Windom, actor Reed Shannon, former NFL Player, and Director of Alumni Relations, for the Washington
Commanders Tim Hightower, Entrepreneur and Celebrity stylist Ariel Tinsey. They'll share stories about their
business and financial journeys, Moderated by LaRese Purnell, OMM Ambassador and National Board
Member of the 100 BMOA.