A businessman with ties to Washington, DC, Alphonso Maldon is the founding partner and co-owner of Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals. In addition, he is the former senior vice president of external affairs and president of the team’s Dream Foundation. Alphonso Maldon maintains membership with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Established in 1911 at Howard University, Omega Psi Phi is the first international fraternal organization that formed on a traditional African American college campus. Since it began more than a century ago, the fraternity has grown to include more than 700 chapters throughout the United States as well as a half-dozen other countries. It is one of the nine largest and most prestigious fraternal organizations geared toward African Americans.
One of the events sponsored by Omega Psi Phi is its Annual Leadership Conference, with the 2017 event scheduled for August 2-6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Typically 1,000 individuals attend the annual event, which in the past has featured discussions on a variety of topics from politics to black entrepreneurship, workshops related to fatherhood and mental health, and numerous networking opportunities. Many of the conference events are also open to the public.