NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter Leadership Team PDF Print E-mail

The leadership team is comprised of the Executive Officers and Board of Directors, dedicated professionals who volunteer their time to manage the operations of the chapter.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

  Eric Harrison, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Manage the business and image of the Atlanta Chapter. Ensure Members are engaged, Programs are impactful, all Partners are satisfied and the Chapter is profitable. Ensure Chapter mission and programs align with national. The President shall serve as the chief executive officer of the Chapter by developing goals and objectives for the Chapter that are in line with the National Black MBA Association mission statement. The standing committees reporting to this office are Economic Development, Government Affairs and Legal Affairs. In addition, all elected officers and ad-hoc committee directors shall report directly to this office.

The scope of duties for this office include acting as official spokesperson for the Chapter; presiding at all General Membership meetings, Executive Board, and Special Call meetings; representing the Chapter before the National Office of this organization; appointing and/or removing standing committee director(s) with the consent of a simple majority of the Executive Board; calling special meetings as actions deem necessary of the Executive Board and/or the general membership.


VICE PRESIDENT, ADMINISTRATION

  

René Morrow, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Manage the planning and successful execution of all activities related to Career Network, Programs and Economic Development. Ensure the Chapter meets all criteria, deadlines, information submission for meet and exceed national Chapter Requirements.

Act as parliamentarian for General Membership, Executive Board, and Special Call meetings; Assume the office of the President if for any reason the President cannot complete his or her term, and appointing a replacement for the Vice President, Administration pending Executive Board approval; Oversee the implementation and revision of the Constitution and By-laws; Ensure the efficient administration of the Chapter’s rules, policies, and procedures; Complete special projects as delegated by the President or the Executive Board.


 

VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

 Elaina Livings, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Manage the planning and successful execution of all activities related to Community Affairs, Leaders of Tomorrow and Student Affairs. Ensure fair scholarship awards process

and successful LOT program. Preside at meetings in the absence of the President and Vice President, Administration; Seek opportunities where the Chapter or its members can benefit from or assist companies, entrepreneurs, or government agencies; Ensure the effective operation of the Chapter’s committees; Complete special projects as delegated by the President or the Executive Board.


VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

Alesia Monson Davis, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Manage the planning and successful execution of all activities related to corporate affairs and finance. Manage financial decisions and assets to ensure the Atlanta Chapter is fiscally sound. Provide insight and guidance regarding financial decisions and present financial reports monthly to the board. Oversee financial audits and any financial information included in annual report, audit or other financial documents. Serve as liaison with bank and other financial stakeholders.

Presiding at meetings in the absence of the President and both Vice Presidents; Maintaining current and accurate records of the financial position of the Chapter by recording, classifying, and summarizing all monetary transactions; Preparing detailed, written financial reports for all Chapter accounts to be presented at each Executive board meeting; Submitting all financial reports required by the National Office which include but are not limited to, quarterly and year-end reporting, after reviewing the reports with the Chapter President and any other person designated by the President or Executive Board.

Updating 501(c) 3 status, with the assistance of the President, and submitting financial reports as needed by legal or governmental agencies; With the President’s guidance, prepares a Budget Planning Packet which includes one year (minimum) of financial records and the Corporate Affairs Strategic Plan for the coming year; Safeguarding all Chapter funds through the proper receipt and disbursement of funds in accordance with the chapter's By-laws and the operating procedures set forth by the Executive Board.


VICE PRESIDENT, RECORDS

Dana Stith, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Manage the planning and successful execution of all activities related to Membership. Manage all records of the Atlanta Chapter including the membership database, board contact list; by-laws, etc. Recording the proceedings of all General Membership (as applicable),Executive Board, and Special Call meetings; Distributing copies of the Executive Board meeting minutes to its members prior to the next Executive Board meeting for review; Preparing and distributing agendas for all Executive Board meetings in advance and preparing General Membership and Special Call meeting agendas upon request; Safeguarding a copy of all legal documents, reports, and minutes pertaining to the Chapter; Ensuring that a copy of all minutes are readily available for review by any member in good standing requesting such information.


VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS

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Robert Lockett, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Manage the planning and successful execution of all activities related to Marketing/Public Affairs and Information Technology. Serve as the Press Secretary for the Board by drafting and reviewing all formal communications from the Chapter. Recording Chapter proceedings in the absence of the Vice President, Records; Coordinating the preparation and distribution of the Chapter newsletter; Updating the Chapter voicemail message as necessary; Retrieving voicemail messages, returning calls as needed, or notifying appropriate chapter member of voicemail requests; Checking the Chapter mail box and distributing mail to the appropriate people in a timely manner; Reading to the Executive Board any correspondence received that requires Board approval (e.g. donations for ads, invitations to event, etc.); Maintaining inventory of stationery supplies, business cards, etc.; Writing and sending chapter correspondence upon request.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Director, Career Network

Chandra Gaines, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Career Development Network Committee has supported numerous programs such as Job Fairs and Career Symposiums to assist our membership in obtaining employment and enhancing their skill set.

 

 Director, Community Affairs

Orlando Evans, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Community Affairs strategic focus is to partner and collaborate with various organizations such as Communities in School, United Way, Hands on Atlanta and many others, to meet the needs within the community. As an extension of the National Black MBA, Atlanta chapter and many corporations who support us, we strive to be a catalyst for change in the community. 


 

Director, Corporate Affairs

Sonya Stallings, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Corporate Affairs committee is responsible for recruiting and retaining the chapter’s protected list of Corporate Partners; Maintain an updated database of key contact people for current and potential Corporate Partners; Maintain strong relationships with members of the corporate community to ensure corporate awareness of the Chapter’s activities; Develop a Strategic Plan for Corporate Partners; Solicit monetary funding, underwriting, and in-kind services to support Chapter activities, especially underwriting of the General Membership meeting; Sponsor at least one major recruitment reception each year.

  

Director, Economic Development

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Regina Mixon Bates, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Economic Development initiative aligns its programs with that of our national organization’s mission in the "Creation of Intellectual and Economic Wealth within the African-American Community." We support the development of small business initiatives for our members and the community at-large by assisting entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding their respective business entities through small business development, job creation, retraining and relevant resources.

 

 Director, Government Relations

Linda Jordan, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Government Relations Committee informs the Chapter of the key political issues affecting the membership; Conducts voter registration drives; Participates in government related activities, such as African-American Business Enterprise Day at the State Capitol and Congressional Black Caucus Weekend, to learn more about the issues and beliefs of political officials; and Sponsor issues forums to increase political awareness as necessary.


 

Director, Information Technology

James Gray,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Information Technology Committee holds the responsibilities of maintaining the website and posting up-to-date information about chapter events; Evaluate new uses for the website and enhancements needed to capitalize on these new opportunities; Routinely benchmark site against sites of other chapters/associations; Working with Membership, maintain e-mail address database; and Coordinate with Public Relations to send announcements via e-mail as appropriate.

 

  

Director, Leaders of Tomorrow

Staci Phillips,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

In 1997, the Atlanta Chapter was the first to implement what would later be a national initiative termed Leaders of TomorrowSM (LOT). LOT is a mentoring program whose goal is to assist the C-average, at risk, economically disadvantaged high school student develop the life skills and career choices necessary to become productive citizens within the community. The Director of LOT bears responsibility for enrolling students and managing the success of the LOT Program, facilitating the five key components: Saturday Leadership Training Sessions; National Leadership Conference; the SAT Academy; mentors; and Community Impact Projects.

 

 

 Director, Membership

Demetria Ali, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Membership is charged with developing and implementing strategies to grow the local member base by retaining current members, attracting new members, and reclaiming inactive members. Additionally, this committee conducts quarterly New Member Orientations, maintains the chapter roster, manages the sign-in table at monthly chapter events, and determines member demographics.

 

 

 Director, Programs

Tosha Moorer, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Each month, the Atlanta chapter presents meetings aimed at engaging our membership on various levels. Always maintaining the theme of professional development, as well as peer and career networking, the meetings are focused around various topics and bring recognized industry and corporate leaders to the forefront. Through these forums, members are provided with greater business knowledge of key social, economic, and political issues affecting Atlanta and the country. Additionally, this committee develops, plans, and implements special events that provide an informal social outlet for members, including quarterly networking activities and the annual Holiday Soiree.

 

 

Director, Marketing/Public Relations

Nakeya Bennett, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Marketing/Public Relations Committee is tasked with contacting newspapers, magazines, and other relevant periodicals to advertise monthly meetings and other Chapter activities; Writing and submitting press releases for major Chapter events; Creating and updating marketing brochures, picture collages, and poster to be used for recruiting members and Corporate Partners; Establishing relationships with key media personnel to obtain media coverage at selected Chapter events; Assisting Vice President, Communications with Chapter newsletter as needed; and seeking opportunities to gain positive visibility for the Chapter.

 

Director, Student Affairs

Juanicki McAndrews,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Liaison between the Chapter and educational institutions. More specifically, works with graduate and undergraduate business students as well as faculty, staff, and administration of Metro Atlanta graduate business schools. Recruits and retains Chapter student members and develops and executes programs that address their needs. Facilitates the scholarship application and selection process.

Director, Legal Affairs

Travis Townsend, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Director of Legal Affairs is charged with overseeing the legal affairs of the National Black MBA Association, Atlanta Chapter; ensuring that all contacts are legally-binding; maintain current knowledge of federal, state and nonprofit regulations that may impact the Atlanta Chapter, Provide interpretation of various statutes, regulations, and other state/federal policies, and ensure National Black MBA Association, Atlanta Chapter compliance with these rules. Ensure policies and procedures for various chapter functions are created and implemented.

 

Director, Special Events

Rod Barton,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Director of Special Events is charged with developing, planning, and implementing events that provide an informal social outlet for Members and manage the annual Christmas Party and Scholarship Luncheon.