George C. Fraser, Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at North Carolina A&T State University’s 26th Annual Ronald E. McNair Commemorative Celebration on Saturday, January 28.  Activities for the celebration include a breakfast and tribute march.  The events are free and open to the public.

Fraser will speak at the commemorative breakfast, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon in the Memorial Student Union – Stallings Ballroom.  Frazer founded the FraserNet Company   25 years ago, with the vision to lead a global networking movement that brings together diverse human resources to increase opportunities for people of African descent.  He is considered by many to be a new voice for African Americans and one of the foremost authorities on economic development, networking and building effective relationships.

Fraser was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., into a family of 11 children (8 boys and 3 girls).  At the age of three, he became an orphan when his mom became mentally ill and his dad could no longer take care of him. He spent 14 years in foster care.  Although his guidance counselor suggested that he drop out of high school, he graduated with a vocational diploma in woodworking and went on to pay his way through college.

During his career, he has acquired leadership positions with Procter & Gamble, the United Way, and Ford Motor Company. He  is the author  of  three critically acclaimed books:  Success Runs In Our Race; The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African American Community and Race For Success; The Ten Best Business Opportunities for Blacks In America and the most recent, Click: Ten Truths to Building Extraordinary Relationships.

 Fraser is also the publisher of the award-winning Success Guide Worldwide: The Networking Guide to Black Resources. In addition, he is the founder of the annual Power Networking Conference, where thousands of Black professionals, business owners, and community leaders gather to discuss and do business with each other.

His views have been solicited by media as diverse as CNN and the Wall Street Journal. UPSCALE magazine named him one of the “Top 50 power brokers in Black America.” Black Enterprise Magazine called him “Black America’s #1 Networker” and featured him on a cover issue.  Fraser was featured in the New York Times-bestseller, Masters of Networking, along with Secretary, Colin Powell.

He has an honorary doctorate degree of humane letters from Jarvis Christian College. Fraser is married to Nora Jean.  They have two sons, Kyle and Scott.

A tribute march from the Memorial Student Union to McNair Hall will take place immediately after the breakfast.  The march is being sponsored by The Tau Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (Location McNair Hall & Lawn)