This article is taken from the NAF: Be Future Ready newsletter


The second National Convening of Advisory Board Leaders held on October 29 and 30 in Sacramento, CA was another success! Pictured to the left is Marullus Williams, President of Limbic Systems and co-chair of the DC Executive Advisory Board, facilitating a discussion at the National Convening of Advisory Board Members.

Thank you to everyone who participated. NAF Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors Sanford I. Weill opened the convening with a great history of NAF and extensive Q&A focused on the imperative for closing the high-quality paid internships gap. Representatives from 16 teams from across the country worked together to solidify best practices for Advisory Boards, particularly in regard to increasing the number of paid internships for students across the nation. Dr. Kuldip Thusu, AB Champion and Leadership Fellow, from Tulare-Kings (CA) closed the convening by exclaiming, “I am in so much awe with all that’s been done in this room. I wish I could spend more time with each one of you and keep learning from you.”

Participating regions included: Southern California (Pomona, Foothill, Pasadena, Long Beach), Central California (Tulare-Kings, Fresno), Northern California (Milpitas, Vallejo, Sonoma, Sacramento), Dallas, New Orleans, Detroit, Orange County, Washington, DC, and New York.

One of the big next steps from the inaugural National Convening of Advisory Board Leaders was providing easy to use resources to help advisory board members find, fund, or furnish paid internships.

NAF is pleased to share “Pitch in a Box” which includes:

• Internship Factsheets by Industry
• NAF One-pagers by Audience
• Links to NAF Intern Videos and Business Webpages
• Core Messaging Points
• Recruitment Pitch Deck Template