Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Pittsburgh Associate Derrick L. Maultsby, Jr. received the first scholarship from the Pittsburgh Legal Diversity & Inclusion Coalition (PLDIC) sponsoring his participation in The Advanced Leadership Institute’s (TALI) Emerging Leaders Program. The program—geared toward Black professionals at early stages in their careers—prepares and equips participants with the hard and soft skills necessary to take on evolving leadership roles within their respective organizations.
“It is a great honor and privilege to participate in this program with the support of the PLDIC. As a first-generation lawyer, opportunities to learn from other Black business professionals who have walked a similar path to the one I am on is invaluable. Mentorship and education are key aspects to success, and we are not always given those opportunities in our careers. So, this is an opportunity I want to make the most of,” Maultsby said in the PLDIC scholar profile and Q&A.
TALI’s Emerging Leaders Program was launched in partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business, with further support from the University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University, and Duquesne University.
Maultsby, along with his peers in the program, will take part in a leadership curriculum focused on topics ranging from effective management and mentorship to building high-performing teams and overcoming potential hurdles to advancement. Another component of the curriculum is tied to cultivating a sense of belonging and connection to the broader Pittsburgh community so that underrepresented talent remains in the region.
In addition to TALI, Maultsby is currently participating in the National Bar Association’s Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence. He is a member of FBT’s corporate law and intellectual property practice groups. He serves as a business advisor and corporate transactional lawyer to startups, small to mid-sized businesses, and Fortune 50 companies spanning multiple industries, from tech and retail to private equity and commercial real estate. Read his full bio here.
About The Advanced Leadership Institute (TALI)
The mission of The Advanced Leadership Institute is to cultivate Black executive leadership to strengthen companies, institutions, and communities. Its primary focus is to educate, develop, connect, and position Black leaders for executive advancement. TALI has a portfolio of leadership programs, which include the Executive Leadership Academy (a program for Black leaders with at least 10 years of work experience in corporate, nonprofit, government or entrepreneurial sectors); an Emerging Leaders Program (addressing the needs of Black leaders with a minimum of three to five years of professional work experience); and ongoing programming and support for TALI alumni.