Former Senior Executive
Historical Art Collector
The Kinsey Collection
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
About The Kinsey Collection
Bernard Kinsey has brought the African American experience to life through original documents, manuscripts, photographs, paintings and sculptures. The collection of premier African American artifacts spans nearly four centuries and documents the hardships and the triumphs of the African American experience.
About Bernard Kinsey
Bernard Kinsey, former Xerox executive and former Chief Operating Officer and Co-chairman of Rebuild Los Angeles (RLA), now serves as President and founder of management consulting firm KBK Enterprises, Inc. in addition to overseeing The Kinsey Collection. He is a recognized expert and leader in the field of urban revitalization and market development, and as the leader of KBK Enterprises, provides advice and counsel to senior-level executives in the public and private sectors, addressing areas of communication, change management, business process re-engineering and problem solving real issues.
Kinsey was called upon to lead the rebuilding efforts of Los Angeles in his role at RLA, the revitalization entity formed after the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest. He was responsible for generating more than $380 million in investments from the private sector for inner city Los Angeles.
Kinsey enjoyed a remarkable 20-year association with the Xerox Corporation and was one of the early pioneers in helping break down racial barriers in corporate America. Holding a multitude of C-level positions, Kinsey holds the distinction of achieving number one status nationally in every sales and marketing position he has held from 1968 through 1984. His leadership of the Xerox Black Employees Association led to the hiring of thousands of black employees, women and Latinos, and is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.
In December 1995, Kinsey was appointed as Honorary Consul General by the U.S. State Department and the Central African Republic. He has counseled the governments of South Africa, Germany, England, and France in economic development.
Kinsey has served as past President of the National Alumni Association for Florida A&M University, representing of 50,000 alumni worldwide an helping to raise over $9 million for the school.
He completed the Executive MBA program at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in 1973. He also received honorary doctorate degrees from Florida A&M University and Alabama A&M University.
Event Extras and Raffles:
- A collector's edition of The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey -- Where Art and History Intersect will be raffled off to a lucky attendee. The coffee table book illustrates the definitive story of the African American experience from 1632 through the present, told through original art, historical artifacts and other documents.
- Be present for a chance to win Disneyland tickets at the DELS raffle!
- Win the DELS getaway raffle and spend a relaxing weekend in Malibu at the Villa Graziadio (two nights based on availability). All attendees will receive a complimentary 20% discount coupon for a one or two night stay in Malibu at the spectacular Villa Graziadio.