Hilton & Hyland’s Executive Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Development, Charles Black, spoke Wednesday to a group of students at Beverly Hills High School for the school’s Career Day.
The event, which featured leading executives from the entertainment, real estate, journalism, finance, and healthcare industries, was a welcome opportunity for students to both garner valuable knowledge and network with leading executives in their respective fields of interest. Black’s attendance underscores the brokerage’s ongoing commitment to mentoring youth and providing opportunities for the next generation of real estate agents and their support staffs. U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu opened the event, with remarks which lasted just over ten minutes. “Life is often unpredictable and your passions may change,” he said. “Follow your passions. Take positions.” The students were then split into various speaker sessions, sectored by industry, and an eventual Speaker and Alumni networking lunch. “Mentors and those who came before me opened a plethora of opportunities for me, so helping out the next generation is something I take seriously and something I actively strive for daily,” Black said in discussing his attendance. Black also appeared at the DECA event Thursday, April 2nd, as part of his relationship with the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce where he is a member of the Board of Directors, speaking to a group of students in the evening, which also took place at Beverly Hills High School.