1. Charlie Beckham
Mr Charles Beckham is a retired “municipalist” currently serving as Group Executive – Neighborhoods for the Duggan Administration, city of Detroit. Over the last 40+ years, he has served five (5) previous mayoral administrations at an executive/appointee level.
2. Darnell Earley
Darnell Earley was appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to serve as Emergency Manager of Detroit Public Schools on January 13, 2015. Throughout his career, Mr. Earley has held numerous senior executive management positions in Michigan.
3. Dr. Frank M. Clark
Dr. Clark has been active in the medical professional community serving at Detroit River Hospital until its closing. He also served on the Board of Trustees, was Vice Chief of Staff and Chairman of Family Practice.
4. Harold Lasenby
Harold J. Lasenby is the founder and managing director of Infinite Technologies LLC, he brings over 25 years of experience overseeing and building solutions that meet business opportunities for other companies in the areas of Security Surveillance, Information Technology and Telecommunications.
5. Michael Cheatman
Michael joined Comerica as a manager in the banking center system. He later accepted a position in public affairs, and now serves as the Michigan Community Reinvestment manager. He is responsible for cultivating community relationships, and helping to manage the bank’s charitable contributions budget.
6. Kirk Mayes
Kirk Mayes is CEO of Forgotten Harvest, one of Metro-Detroit’s premiere for impact organizations and one of the Nation’s largest food rescue organizations. Previously, Mayes was the deputy group executive of the Jobs and Economy for the City of Detroit.
7. Raymond Waller
As the top administrator for Brighton Hospital / Brighton Center for Recovery, Raymond holds the responsibility of leading the nation’s 2nd oldest addiction hospital, and overseeing tele-psych services within the St. John Providence Health System.
8. Jason Q. Wilson, Esq.
Wilson established his own law firm specializing in small businesses, real estate and casino development with casino projects ongoing throughout the country.
9. Franklin D. Warren
Franklin D. Warren is vice president of Fossil Generation for DTE Electric, serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a subsidiary of DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE), responsible for the operation and maintenance of the company’s fossil-fueled electric generation power plants
10. Bertram L. Marks, Esq.
Bertram L. Marks Esq., D. Minn. has been a practicing trial lawyer for 22 years. His practice includes Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Ecclesiastical Corporate Law, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and White Collar Criminal Defense.
11. Rogers Foster
Rogers William Foster, is also known by Detroit’s social circles as “The Photographer.” His interest in photography began early on while documenting family gatherings with his late wife.
12. N.Z. Bryant
N.Z. Bryant Jr. and his late partner Darryll Patterson, started Patterson-Bryant and Associates Inc. over 30 years ago. He has helped many companies build very affordable benefit packages for their employees both locally and nationally. His company has offices in Michigan, Nevada, and Texas.
13. Michael Perkins
Michael Perkins is the Corporate Sales Manager at WDET 101.9 FM, Detroit’s NPR radio station. He has 19 years of media sales experience with 11 years in commercial radio sales with CBS and Clear Channel Communications.
14. Richard McKay
Richard McKay is currently the Global Senior Purchasing Manager for Renault-Nissan (world’s 4th largest Automaker) located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He received his B.S. degree from Western Michigan University and his MBA from Walsh College.
15. Alvin Ward
Alvin served a 38-year career as a Detroit Public Schools’ educator, coach and administrator. Alvin strives every day to make a difference through dedication and hard work, guided by the principles of honesty and integrity.
16. Pastor Kenneth G. Giles
Pastor Kenneth G. Giles is the proud pastor of the Greater St. Mark Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. His sincere desire and commitment is towards the development and well-being of people.
17. Rev. Larry Jordan
Larry T. Jordan is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Family Victory Fellowship Church in
Southfield Michigan. A family orientated ministry with the vision of building, strengthening and restoring families together towards Gods and themselves.
18. Lloyd Jackson
LLOYD H. JACKSON, SR., offers over 23 years of accomplished journalism. In his current role as Director of Communications for Wayne County, he serves as spokesman for the county’s executive, Warren Evans. He is responsible for handling all media inquiries relating to city government with the exception of Prosecutor, Sheriff, Treasurer, and City Commissioner.
19. Scott Alan Davis
Scott Alan Davis is a Program Manager at SEEL, LLC (Solution for Energy Efficient Logistics), where he is instrumental in leading the program design, management and implementation of residential and commercial utility programs. He has nearly 20 years of experience in leadership, engaging people, and getting results.
20. Forest Bryson
Forest Bryson, a lifelong resident of Detroit began his career with Faygo Beverages on December 23, 1969. During this time. he became Vice President of Direct Store Delivery. He managed and oversaw more than 100 employees.
21. Joseph Rochester, MPH
Joseph O. Rochester, after four decades of building on senior management experience, continues pursuing excellence in the health care and insurance industries. Presently he serves as Director of Marketing and Community Relations at HAP Midwest Health Plan where he successfully cultivates and maintains productive business relationships with key stakeholders including government, community agencies, health care professionals and large multi hospital systems.
22. Christopher Allen
Christopher (Chris) Allen, Vice President Health Plan Administration & Finance for DMC Managed Care Division, Harbor Health Plan Chief Financial Officer. Currently serving as the Plan Administrator for The Detroit Medical Center an internal employee health plan and the Chief Financial Officer for Harbor Health Plan, which is a Medicaid, licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO).
23. Kevin Sweeney
Kevin Sweeney, an experienced financial services professional, specializing in developing strategic commercial lending relationships is the Market Director at Urban Partnership Bank. He promotes new business opportunities, managing the bank’s small business and commercial real estate lending teams’ performance and strengthening the bank’s relationship and network within Detroit’s business and nonprofit communities.
24. Ron Lockett
Since November 2002, Mr. Lockett has been the CEO of Northwest Community Programs, Inc. (NWCP) NWCP is the corporate entity that operates Northwest Activities Center(NWAC). Under his leadership, NWAC has secured corporate sponsorship from Fifth Third Bank and is now the home of the first and only micro-branch with the 5/3 Bank Network.
25. Reginald Hartsfield
Hartsfield recently became the first African American chairman of the Health Care Association of Michigan Board of Directors where he influences public policy, the image of the long term care profession, and advocates for the needs of seniors. He is a board member of the Area Agency on Aging serving the elderly community in metro Detroit.
26. Reginald Lee, FPHL
Reggie has been in the healthcare arena for over 18 years, moving forward at light speed. In 2013 he became Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospital Detroit, Long Term Acute Care Health System. In October of 2014, Reggie joined Vibra Healthcare of Southeast Michigan as it’s Market Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the Metro Detroit Market.
27. Bishop John H. Sheard
Bishop John Henry Sheard is a unique individual. His charisma has attracted people of all ages and persuasions because he takes time to recognize people as individuals. His profound teaching ability and genuine love for people, has ushered him into the hearts of those throughout his local church, the jurisdiction, and even the national church.
28. Dr. John Barnwell, M.D., FACS
As a general surgeon and surgical oncologist at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Barnwell serves as Chief of Department of Surgery, Medical Director of Surgical Oncology, as well as Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University.
29. Glenn Plummer
Dr. Glenn R. Plummer is a nationally and internationally known broadcast television executive, business entrepreneur, and senior pastor. A native of Brooklyn New York, Dr. Plummer founded the nation’s first African American Christian TV Network in 1982. Since then he built five (5) television stations and launched three (3) national satellite networks covering North America.
30. Shawn Wilson
Shawn Wilson is the current multicultural and community engagement manager for Ford Motor Company. His responsibilities include searching for organizations in Southeast Michigan that fit within their three funding buckets: education, safe driving and community need. Wilson vets the companies to see how the Ford Motor Company Fund can invest in the work those companies are doing in a measurable and impactful way.
31. Jamaine Dickens
Jamaine Dickens is one of Southeast Michigan’s most seasoned public affairs and public relations professionals.
Dickens has represented some of the largest business addresses in the city, and led negotiations for Marathon Petroleum Company’s $2.2 billion expansion in Detroit, which now generates $230 million in new tax revenue for the city.
32. Jason E. Tinsley
Jason E. Tinsley is a Banker and Executive Director for J.P. Morgan in Birmingham, Michigan. In this capacity, he delivers sophisticated Investment Management, Estate Planning, Trust, and Banking solutions to high net worth clients.
33. Warren Morgan
Directly, after college Warren went to work for Citi Bank in Miami Fl there he experienced success working with high net customers and international clients. Warren moved back home to the city of Detroit and joined Fifth Third Bank in 2003 as Financial Center Manger. During his career at Fifth Third Warren has championed a number of community outreach initiatives.
34. Dr. Kevin Whitlow, M.D.
Dr. Kevin Whitlow, M.D. is a board certified physician of Internal Medicine within a busy Ambulatory practice located at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He has 2 roles within Henry Ford Health System, one as an Academic clinician and the other as the Assistant Team physician of the Detroit Lions.
35. Victor Saadiq Abdul Muhammad
Victor Saadiq Abdul Muhammad is The Nation of Islam Director of Prison Reform
Ministry in Michigan and 7th Region. Brother Victor is Vice Chairman of the Michigan
Department of Corrections Chaplain’s Advisory Council, on Detroit Police Chief Craig’s
Advisory Board, as well as 12 other boards and committees including The Governor’s
Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnership.
36. Calvin Hart
Lt. Calvin Hart Jr. currently holds the position of Assist Post Commander at the Michigan State Police Metro North Post. He currently oversees the day-to-day operation of policing services provided by the State Police within Southeastern Michigan.
37. Brian White
Brian H. White has dedicated his professional life to the protection of civil and voter rights and political and economic empowerment. Currently, Brian is Chief of Staff for Council Member Mary Sheffield. He recently was Manager of Public Policy at the Detroit Area Agency on Aging and served as a Partnership Specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce – Census Bureau.
38. Galen Duncan
Galen R. Duncan is the Sr Director of Player Development for the Detroit Lions. He is in his 9th year with the Organization. Galen worked at Wayne State University in the Counseling Department where he provided counseling to Athletes and Greeks. Galen is currently an adjunct professor in the WSU School of Social Work.
39. Dr. David Wash
David K. Wash, MD serves as the Medical Director for Professional Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his internship at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and his residency at Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Toledo, Ohio.
40. Maurice Wiggins
Maurice Wiggins was raised in an environment of restaurateurs and entrepreneurs from the age of nine. Gaining invaluable experience in his family’s businesses, Maurice became very familiar with all aspects of the restaurant and real estate industries. Currently Maurice owns and operates Addison Eatery in Midtown Detroit
41. Bishop J. Drew Sheard
Intelligent, confident, and diligent are three of the many words used to describe Bishop J. Drew Sheard. His awesome leadership abilities have established his position as one of the most influential leaders in the Church of God in Christ. He matriculated at Wayne State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and a Master of Education degree in Mathematics.
42. Reggie Braxton
Reginald Braxton was born, raised and educated (holding a BBA in Marketing) in Detroit, Michigan. He is a Senior Sales Executive of McGraw-Hill serving the Metropolitan Detroit area, with assignments in and out of state (special projects).
43. Dr. Darnell Kaigler Jr.
Darnell Kaigler Jr., D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan (U of M) in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry and the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI.
44. Rev. Alvin E. Jackson
Rev.Dr. Alvin E. Jackson Sr. was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He was called into the ministry at the age of 18 years old. He completed is secondary education in the Inkster Public School District. He is a graduate of the Union Baptist Seminary of Detroit, Michigan extension where he received his B.A., in Religious Education, and also a B.A. in Theology.
45. Rudy Hobbs
Rudy Hobbs assumed the duties as Chief of Staff for Wayne County, recently appointed by Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans, who took office in January 2015.
46. Terence Edmondson
Terence D. Edmondson is the President of Exclusive Realty LLC, a full service Commercial Real Estate firm located in downtown Detroit. A Detroiter born and educated in the Detroit Public Schools , Mr. Edmondson has brokered transactions in Detroit for over 25 years. He is very proud to say he has made his living in the city of Detroit.
47. Quentin Perry
For over four decades Quentin Perry has been promoting and producing stellar events worldwide. From stadium music festivals to international concert tours, Quentin Perry has broken ground as a pioneer in the concert promotion field. Paving the way as a “headliner” in black entertainment as a first-class promoter, Quentin has worked with some of the top names in entertainment.
48. Pastor E.L. Branch
Edward L. Branch serves as Senior Pastor of Third New Hope Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan for the past 38 years. His mission for serving and preaching is founded upon
Pastor Branch is a New Testament scholar and his preaching and teaching ministry has reached hundreds of churches, conventions and conferences across the nation and beyond.
49. Alton G.Smith
Dr. Alton G Smith was born in Jamaica as the second of three siblings. He was raised in Detroit and always had a passion for science. He’s a board certified Radiologist at William Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe. He is also owner/medical director of Sentinel Imaging.
50. Horatio Williams
In 1992, Horatio Williams formed On Time Transportation Inc., a non-emergency medical transportation firm that provides 24/7 service for clients suffering various injuries. Horatio notes, the obstacles of my accident led me to this business and it’s been a blessing. With 17 vehicles, he has serviced over 3000 clients and employed 32 people.
51. Daryl Gilliam
Graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance. Daryl started with State Farm in the summer of 1990 as a Personal Lines Underwriter, promoted to the positional Human Resources Representative in 1992. Daryl served in multiple roles including Human Resources Specialist responsible for over 300 employees in 10 offices.
52. James Williamson Jr.
James is the owner of JKW Insurance Agency Inc. The Independent Agency is located in Farmington Hills and was founded in 2003. He is a graduate of Adrian College where he earned his B.A. in Business Administration. Upon graduation, James began a lifelong career in the insurance industry.
53. Dr. John Sealey, DO, FACOS
director Medical Education, Authority Health, associate professor, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine pose with new residents.
54. Ray Paige
Since 1988, Ray Anthony Paige, has practiced law with distinction. He has frequently appeared on radio and television offering his expertise about legal matters. In addition, Paige has represented many public figures and celebrities including George Clinton, Tommy Ford, Terrence Howard, and Doug E Fresh.