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I am a husband (Wife/Kiana) and father of two daughters (Nyla and Ariah) and one son (Arian). I am a native of Monroe, LA, my family and I reside in Houston, TX.  We are members of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.  I have 23 years of government service and a 19-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where I’m employed as an Operations Manager.  I manage personnel and assets to further the mission of DHS.  This role requires effective communication and skill as I'm required to engage senior level stakeholders at the federal, state and local levels.  I previously held positions with the legacy U.S. Customs Service, Office of Investigations, Atlanta, GA; Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Fresno, CA; held positions as a Training Program Manager, Recruiter for New Orleans, LA; Section Chief for DHS Management Inspections Headquarters, Washington, DC; and San Antonio, TX.

 

In 1997, I enlisted into the United States Army, serving at both the 2nd and 3rd Infantry Divisions and was honorably discharged on September 10, 2001.  I am a 2004 graduate (cum laude) of Grambling State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  I am an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and initiated into the Delta Sigma Chapter (Grambling State University) in 2002.  In 2001-2003, I served as a section leader for the GSU University Choir, under the direction of Marcus Rhodes.  I also was an active member and held cabinet positions with the GSU Student Government Association.  In 2012, I graduated from the USDA Graduate School for Executive Potential.  I am currently matriculating to receive a Master of Science degree in Organizational Management from Thomas Edison State College. 

 

I’m a life member and Current Vice President of Grambling University National Alumni Association and candidate for the Office of President.  As the current Vice President, I along with our program committee chairs and members have worked diligently to make an impact upon GUNAA and GSU.  Through our collective efforts we have achieved the following:

 

  1. Developed engagement practices which resulted in 22% growth in membership

  2. Raised over $50,000.00

  3. Created a $30,000.00 non-endowed student scholarship

  4. Developed a new membership database 

  5. Re-invigorated the alumni awards recognition program

  6. Supported the GSU athletic refuel stations

  7. Mentored students through the Grambling Legacy Association

  8. Assisted in fiscal responsibility which has bolstered the operating and scholarship  account

  9. Re-introduced a viable Young Alumni Council in which has yielded 55% in new graduate members

  10. Developed the 2021-22 GUNAA Strategic Plan

  11. Re-developed the Chapter Charter Program and created two new chapters in key areas

  12. Developed Revitalization Projects for the Alumni Center

  13. Created the GUNAA 1901 Club which yielded over $14,000 for scholarships, operational enhancements, and GSU Athletic Refuel Station

 

I have served in several key roles within GUNAA:

  1. Douglas L. Williams Chapter Treasurer, 2016

  2. Douglas L. Williams Chapter Vice President 2017-18

  3. Douglas L. Williams Chapter President 2019-20

  4. GUNAA National Board Member and Sgt. At Arms

  5. GUNAA National Fundraising Committee Chairman

  6. Douglas L. Williams Chapter Past President

  7. GUNAA National Vice President

 

As the President of the DLW Chapter and WWAA President, I led and facilitated fundraisers for various organizations to include: GSU Bring It Home Campaign, Houston HBCU Alumni Association’s Comedy Jam, WWAA Foundation Courtyard Revitalization Project, DLW Decade Challenge, and DLW HBCU White Party Affair in which resulted in over $120,000 in funds raised.  I have received several alumni awards: 2022 DLW Chapter’s Top Donor Award, 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2017, I was inducted into the Wossman Wildcat Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame. I’m also a current GUNAA Bayou Classic Platinum Sponsor and have been listed on the GSU President’s Donor list.  Lastly, I am the CEO of The HBCU Project, Inc., and the owner of the Signature Brand HTX, a CLC Licensed Apparel Company.

 

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