Allstate Black History Month Campaign To Feature Local African-American Entrepreneurs At Warren Easton

Aaron Walker – Camelback Ventures CEO

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans-based CEO Aaron Walker will lead a panel of local African-American entrepreneurs Thursday, Feb. 23, to inspire students’ entrepreneurial spirits at Warren Easton Charter High School, 3019 Canal St., from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

         Walker is the founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures, a coaching, capital and connections firm for underrepresented entrepreneurs, such as women and people of color, whose businesses focus on education.

         In celebration of Black History Month, Allstate Insurance Company is spotlighting Walker, along with two additional African-American trailblazers who are making meaningful contributions to their respective communities through its annual digital, social and radio campaign, “Worth Telling.”

         Allstate is recognizing Walker’s contributions to increasing diversity in entrepreneurship, and celebrating his feature in the “Worth Telling” campaign, by hosting the panel at Warren Easton Charter High School, a United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbon school. Along with fellow local entrepreneurs, Walker will discuss the impact of African-American business and entrepreneurship with the students through a Q&A session.

         In addition to Walker, New Orleans-based panelists will include:


Larry Irvin, Jr. – CEO of Brothers Empowered to Teach (BE2T), working to recruit men of color to explore careers in education. Irvin was a 2016 Camelback Fellow.

• Crystal McDonald – CEO of Acrew, a service that connects employers and job seekers using brief first impression videos. McDonald has been tied to the New Orleans entrepreneur community her entire life; her father, Alden McDonald, Jr., has been CEO and President of Liberty Bank since 1972, making him the longest tenured African-American financial executive in the country at New Orleans’ only black-owned bank.

• Courtney Williams – CEO of Torsh, which uses video, actionable data and expert coaching to offer growth opportunities for educators that are available anytime from anywhere.


         To kick off the event, Walker’s Allstate “Worth Telling” video will be shown to introduce students to his entrepreneurial story and inspire questions for the panel discussion.

         Allstate will also present a check to Warren Easton Charter High School’s Hall of Fame college scholarship fund, which will provide scholarships two deserving senior students at the school.


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