Friday, July 10, 2009

Alonzo Mourning Event Features Global Consumer Innovation


Global Consumer Innovation, Inc sponsors workshops for young songwriters and singers at Alonzo Mourning and Dwayne Wade Summer Groove

Austin, TX – On Saturday July 11th Global Consumer Innovation, INC ( is partnering with Lalah Hathaway, daughter of Donny Hathaway to put together a young songwriters and singers workshop as part of the Alonzo Mourning and Dwayne Wade Summer Groove.  The event will engage, motivate, and excite musically gifted youth by introducing, exposing, and involving them with successful recording artists while she rehearses for her main stage performance for the Summer Groove.  The youth will be able to engage Lalah Hathaway in conversation and better understand song writing, vocal training, and the preparation that goes into a performance.    

Global Consumer Innovation Creative Director Jonathan Clark says “The Summer Groove is an integral part of the Miami community and we are excited to sponsor this special event where youth will learn that the music industry is about more than fame and glamour, but preparation and integrity.”  Clark was the former Vice President of Marketing for Motown records before joining Global Consumer Innovation. 

Global Consumer Innovation is led by a team of experienced business executives from Motown, 3M, AT&T, Dell, Motorola, Deloitte, and Accenture. All of those involved are leading experts in creating value through innovation.  The CEO of Global Consumer Innovation, Fenorris Pearson, is a former VP at Dell and Motorola. He is also one of the few individuals to become a VP at two fortune 50 companies by the age of 40. 

The event begins at 8p.m. and is taking place at the Hard Rock CafĂ© and Casino in Hollywood, Fl.  For more information, contact 512.731.2423

About Global Consumer Innovation, INC

Headed by Fenorris Pearson, Global Consumer Innovation (GCI) is focused on helping organizations win through success in the marketplace.  GCI’s “Big Bets” practice works with venture capitalists, advertising agencies, early stage companies, corporate M&A’s and aspiring entrepreneurs making significant investments in products, services or markets to increase cash flow, reduce business risk, and improve return on investment.  The “Multicultural Innovation practice” helps organizations focused on growth, advertising firms, multicultural marketing firms, and others create innovative marketing approaches and even concepts to generate new revenue through these fast growing consumer markets.    GCI’s leadership team is comprised of experienced business executives who have worked in some of the world’s most innovative companies like Motorola, Dell, AT&T, Motown Records, Accenture and 3M.  Visit Global Consumer Innovation, INC at, or contact 512.731.2423, email

About The Summer Groove

Held in Miami, Florida, July 8-12, 2009, ZSG is a five-day weekend event that has something for everyone: golf, comedy, a concert, benefit dinner, youth summit, youth sports conference and basketball clinic, a free block party, an all-star basketball game and numerous exclusive functions. Now in its 13th year, ZSG proceeds benefit Alonzo Mourning Charities and the Wade’s World Foundation.  For more information visit or contact 305.476.0095 or

About Lalah Hathaway

Lalah Hathaway is a contemporary R&B and jazz singer. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and classically trained vocalist Eulaulah. In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released her self-titled album, “Lalah Hathaway.” The album's first single was "Heaven Knows," produced by Derek Bramble. The follow-up single was "Baby Don't Cry," produced by Angela Winbush.

In 2008 Hathaway released her fifth album, “Self Portrait.”  The album reached the top ten on the Top R&B albums chart, making this album Hathaway's most successful album to date.  For more information on Hathaway visit

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