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Cheryl Carter Benson is passionate about her family, her alma mater, her career and her sorority. She is a true leader in all arenas.

Cheryl Carter Benson hails from Oklahoma City, OK. She attended Howard University and received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. She later received a Masters Degree in Business Administration at SMU. She is the recording secretary of the Howard University Alumni Association and she has served as President of the Howard University Alumni Club of Dallas/Ft. Worth. Cheryl is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Xi Omega Chapter; and Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Dallas Chapter. She is a Founding Member of The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation. In addition, she volunteers as a STEM advocate with various non-profits. An Equipment/Automation Engineering Manager at Nike, Inc., Cheryl has worked as a Corporate Engineering Manager and Principal Engineer at Mary Kay Global; Process/Controls Engineer at General Motors; and Global Controls Engineer at Heat and Control, Inc.

Charlotte Berry is the president-elect of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., continuing a life of service and leadership.
Charlotte Berry

Charlotte Berry hails from Dallas, TX, where she gradated from Lincoln High School and received a Bachelors degree at the University of North Texas and a Masters Degree in education from the University of Texas at Arlington. A 2005 graduate and former board chair or Leadership Southwest, she is active as a volunteer and serves on several boards in the Dallas and DeSoto areas; including DeSoto Dining & Dialogue, Genesis Women Shelter, Support Alliance Board and DeSoto Food Bank. Her volunteer commitments also extend to the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Women’s Foundation and Texas Senator Royce West’s Conrad Leadership Program. She has served Iota Phi Lambda on the local, regional and national levels of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority. She has the distinguished honor of being selected the 1999 National Soror of the Year, the highest honor bestowed upon a Soror within Iota Phi Lambda.

Vahnita Loud is a proud member of Iota phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., who joined in 1985 and currently serves as a National Board Memberas Southwestern Regional (SWR) Director.
Vahnita Loud

Vahnita Loud served 33 years with Delta Airlines as a Supervisor and Communications Liaison, before retiring in 2005. Hailing from Dallas, she attended El Centro College before earning a B.S. Degree and teaching certificate in Elementary Education and English from East Texas State University (Texas A&M University-Commerce, TX). She also became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. After retirement Vahnita worked as a Customer Service Specialist for US Treasury Services and as an administrative assistant for Hornbuckle Photography. In 2019, during the 90th Anniversary National Convention, Vahnita received the Iota National Outstanding Regional Director award. She also served as president of the Psi Chapter. Vahnita is a life-long member of Warren United Methodist Church where she has served as the Church Council Chair, Finance Chair and Board Member of District Metro Buildings and Relocations.


Dr. Cathy Wilkins Moffitt is full of love and life.
Dr. Cathy Wilkins Moffitt

Cathy Wilkins Moffitt is the owner of the faith-based organization, Hea- rtfelt International Ministries Inc. She enjoyed stints as Community Relations Manager at TXU Energy, Director of Diversity Services for Enserch Corporation and also as an educator for Dallas Public Schools. A long-time writer and columnist, she has certifications as a Lifeforming Growth, Leadership and Life coach. Hailing from Fort Worth, she graduated from O.D. Wyatt High School and received BS and MS Degrees in Education from Texas A&M University- Commerce, a MA in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University and a Doctorate of Ministry, Leadership and Renewal from Regent University. She’s also member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and she has mentored so many young women and men. A wife and mother, she will celebrate 30 years of love and happiness August 22, 1992-2022.

Vibrant, focused and a born leader, Lisa Hembry has been a star in so many arenas.

Lisa Hembry is the retired president/ CEO of Literacy Instruction for Texas. The owner/ manager of March Forth Communications, a media, branding and advocacy company; Lisa was the president/CEO of Dallas iMedia Network and in 2002 she was elected Dallas County Treasurer. A graduate of Bishop Dunne High School, Lisa attended Fisk University’s before moving on to graduate from SMU with a BS degree in Political Science and Government. She also received a marketing certificate from SMU’s Cox School of Business. Lisa has served on the Executive Committee of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden; as a board member of Archives of Women of the Southwest and Executive Women of Dallas, Baylor Security Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center Board of Visitors, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas Literacy Texas and Trinity River Authority of Texas.

Committed, strategic and focused — that’s Sarah Jackson!
Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson made headlines as the vice President Strategy and Public Affairs for the Dallas Citizens Council and President-Elect of the Texas Lyceum. Previously she was Corporate Affairs Manager – Americas for Trafigura, PR Account Executive for DCI Group, Public Affairs Specialist for U.S. Department of State and Press Secretary – U.S. House of Representatives. Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism: Broadcast News from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Masters degree in Public Service and Administration (MPSA) from the Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service. She is a Mayoral appointee to the Trinity River Corridor Local Government Corporation and she worked on the Centennial Project for Juanita Craft Civil Rights House – Junior League of Dallas and was a co-founder of Community First Award Program for Parkland Foundation

In a blog, the dynamic Elizabeth Wattley wrote that her mission “is to get everyone and anyone to join in the fight against the systemic racism that plagues South Dallas.”
Elizabeth Wattley

Elizabeth Wattley is the Executive Director at Forward Forest. A graduate of Spelman College with a BA in economics, she received and MBA from SMU. She also speaks Spanish and German! Currently leading the effort to restore the historic Forest Avenue Theater in Sunny South Dallas, Elizabeth previously was Director of Strategic Initiatives at City Square and the Director of Service Learning at Paul Quinn College where she was responsible for managing and overseeing the We over Me Farm. Elizabeth currently serves on the Majestic Theater Centennial Planning Committee, is an active member the DFW Spelman Alumni group, and is a member of the inaugural Black Women in Nonprofit Leadership cohort hosted by Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.

Justice Carolyn Wright Sanders is the first African American woman in Dallas to win a county-wide election.
Justice (ret) Carolyn Wright-Sanders

A Houston Native, Judge Carolyn Wright-Sanders went to Yamato High School in Japan and Dover Air Force Base High School. She studied at the District of Columbia Teachers College and Howard University School of Law. Now retired, her impressive career includes serving as Chief Justice- 5th District Court of Appeals. She is also a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, an active member of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church, and a member of the Executive Women of Dallas, the Links, Inc., and the Summit. An inductee into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame; Governor George Bush presented her with the Yellow Rose of Texas Award for significant contributions to her community. Other awards include the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Leadership Award and the American Bar Association Business Section’s Award for contributions to women and proficiency in law.

If you want someone in your corner who is loyal, faithful and kind; you want Shirley Ann Daniels!
Hon. Shirley Ann Daniels

The Honorable Shirley Daniels hails from Gilmer, TX and graduated from Bruce High School. She studied French and Spanish at Texas A&M University- Commerce. A private tutor at Shirley Daniels Spanish Tutoring Service, the Cedar Hill City Councilwoman was elected to the Cedar Hill City Council in 2019 and is the First African American woman to serve on the Council. An educator for 27 years, she is a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She served more than 30 years in numerous organizations, including Precinct Chair for 25 years, current Precinct 3104 Chair in Cedar Hill for 16 years, and the Selena Butler Institute. She was appointed by the State of Texas to the Parental Involvement Board and has invested many years working with various PTAs.

Marissa Horne is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Earl Graves Award for Leadership in Inclusion & Diversity; Distinguished Alumni Award and Top STEM Influencer.
Marissa Horne

Marissa Horne is Vice President of Financial Services Technology and Data at Capital One. She received her Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Amherst College and a MBA in General Management from Harvard Business School. Among her peers she is recognized for her diverse management style which allows her to direct and mentor team members while always maintaining organizational objectives. Marissa has executed a wide spectrum of project operations, supported growth and engagement, and designed strategies that have improved employee engagement. Previously she was Managing Director – Talent Acquisition & Talent Management and Director of Employee Technology and held several other leadership roles. She was also Solution Specialist and Sales Operations Manager for Microsoft, and Associate/ Application Developer at Morgan Stanley. A wife and mother, Marissa is a board member of the Dallas Arboretum nd Botanic Garden and the Center for Brain Health.

Described as dedicated and determine with a penchant for detail, the stylish Arisha Smith lives life to its fullest as a Business Intelligence Innovator.

Arisha Smith is the founder and managing partner of Idyllic Agency. A two- time graduate of Florida A&M University, where she received both a BS in Business and an MBA in MIS; she was initiated into the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Arisha is an innovator in advertising technology. Over the years she has designed growth strategies for businesses leveraging data from digital, social and mobile platforms. Since 2019 she has been chief revenue officer for Streamlytics, but she has held several other positions including: President of Inflex Digital, Digital Marketing Lead for Accenture, Digital Strategist for Liquid Soul Media, Strategic Account Manager for Microsoft and Senior Program Manager – interactive Media for Reach Media. A wife and mother, this superb woman is classy, intelligent and beautiful inside and out! And, she loves to volunteer!

Wana Alwalee has a beautiful volunteer spirit and she is committed to community service. Let’s celebrate her birthday today by being of service to someone.
Wana Alwalee

Wana Alwalee is a substitute teacher for Mesquite ISD and she is a licensed insurance agent with a comprehensive line of health and life insurance products. The president of the Dallas Local Organizing Committee, Inc. Wana is a former Risk Management Specialist at Veolia Transportation and former Contract Compliance Administrator at the City of Dallas. She also worked as Assistant to the Exec VP at Safeco Land, Administrator/Trainer at UTSWMC and Special Assistant/Trainer for the District of Columbia. Hailing from Forney, TX, she attended Lincoln High School and studied sociology at SMU and public administration (Bachelors and Masters of Public Administration) at the University of Kansas. Wana says reach out to her for free quotes for your life insurance, medicare supplements, long-term care and annuities for your retirement needs.

Dr. Lindy Perkins has a smile that comes from the heart. A leader, a servant, a teacher, she is known for taking care of business and being totally committed to anything she undertakes.
Dr. Lindy Perkins

A graduate of Skyline High School, Lindy Perkins attended Texas Woman’s University and Texas Southern University. Dr. Perkins is an assistant principal at Dallas ISD. She received her doctorate degree in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration from Texas Southern University. Dr. Perkins is a counselor who is licensed to provide online care in Texas. Key areas she focuses on are Anger Management, Anxiety, Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Childhood Behavioral and Emotional Disorders, Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorder, Gender Identity, Life Coaching, Mental Illness, Obesity, Stress and more. Dr. Perkins is the immediate past president of the South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club.

Tonya Stafford does not look like what she has been through and she works tirelessly to keep others from experiencing anything resembling what she did.
Tonya Stafford

Tonya Stafford is a native of Dallas, Texas, with over 10 years of experience working with women, young girls and children. Her love for them keeps her focused on their safety because she knows what it is like to be unsafe. As the Founder of It’s Going To Be Ok, Inc. she’s shared info with and trained FBI, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, undercover, SVU, school professionals, faith based community leaders, medical professionals, prosecutors and more; telling of her years-long abuses resulting from betrayal by her mother. She says your past doesn’t have to determine your destiny. A graduate of Eastfield College, she attended UNT- Dallas and she also speaks on leadership and founding non-profits. Tonya is a certified mediator She also serves as a voice for those silenced by death and the innocent victims who cannot otherwise speak for themselves.

Shonedra Redd is a star! Talented, Smart, virtuous, loving, committed. During the 2020- 2021 school year, Shonedra Redd and her school were awarded the Lone Star Bronze Award, through the Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA).

A graduate from Lewisville High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Who’s Who Among American High School Students, Shonedra Redd hails from Lewisville and graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in fashion merchandising. She then received a masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from Dallas Baptist University; where she had also studied Worship Arts Ministry and received a Masters Degree in Theology/Theological Studies. Shonedra had a career in Fashion Merchandising and Business before going into education/ counseling. An officer of the Garland Area Alliance of Black School Educators, Shonedra is a member of the North Dallas Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the DFW Metro Branch of the NAACP. She is the first to be awarded this honor in Garland ISD. We look forward to seeing her name in lights!

Norma Adams- Wade is definitely the quiet storm. She’s so much of everything good packed into a petite package, with a legacy that carries a strong punch. Her pen is mightier than any sword!

Norma Adams-Wade is one of 44 founders of the National Association of Black Journalists. Also having the distinction of being the first full-time reporter for the Dallas Morning News, Norma is a proud Dallas native. She grew up in Sunny South Dallas, attended Lincoln High School before going on to the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a degree in journalism graduate and later retired as a Dallas Morning News senior staff writer; where she “reported about people and events that related to the Dallas-area African American community.” Norma cares about Civil Rights and Social Action, Economic Empowerment, Education, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Social Services. A mother and a grandmother, Norma is active in her church and she loves to sing. Ask her about Dallas and you’re in for a treat because she knows so much! Currently she continues to write and also this award- winning journalist hosts a weekly podcast!

Teresa Love Thomas is a talented marketing professional recognized for her ability to create, streamline, and manage a multi-channel marketing strategy.
Teresa Love Thomas

Teresa Love Thomas, Director of Advancement Communication at Austin Street Center, is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University with an MBA in Business Administration/Marketing. Hailing from Stone Mountain, GA, Teresa graduated from Druid Hills High School. She previously served as Assistant Director of External Relations at Austin Street Center, Assistant Director of Communications at the University of North Texas, Director of Marketing for Plano Children’s Theatre, owner of Teresa Love Consulting, Communications Manager of YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Marketing Manager and Program Coordinator for Dallas County Community College District, Communications/Office Manager at Lawrence Engineering and Marketing and Sales Manager at AT&T. A recent newlywed, Teresa is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Florida A&M University National Alumni Association. She is an expert at Marketing Strategy, Marketing Communications, Web Content Management, Design of Marketing Materials, and, Social Media Marketing and Management.

Lady Jade loves to have fun and all the while she is taking care of business. With a heart for children and community service, Jade is the gift keeps giving.
Lady Jade Burrowes

Lady Jade is an on-air personality at K104 FM, and she’s a whole lot more! A nationally syndicated brand influencer, she is an award winning youth advocate, philanthropist, and speaker; she is the founder of Project16 DFW, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves underprivileged, at risk youth through support, education and exposure; while instilling basic life skills to help prepare them for a better, more successful future. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, she attended Duncanville High School and receives a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications from Texas State University. A proud Christian, Jade is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She has been recognized with C.B. Bunkley Community Service Award, Dallas Unity Award, Dallas’ Most Influential Women, Who’s Who in Black Dallas and and as a Dallas Millennial to Watch.

Dr. Jasmine Parker, a visionary strategist who has designed and executed organizational diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at various institutions of higher education, has been named Dallas College’s new senior director of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Dr. Jasmine Parker

Dr. Jasmine Parker grew up in Oak Cliff, attending Dallas public schools and taking enrichment classes at Cedar Valley and Mountain View campuses during her formative years. While studying for her bachelor’s degree in history at Prairie View A&M University, she returned to the Mountain View campus during the summer to earn 12 credit hours. Dr. Parker earned a Ph.D. in education policy, organization, and leadership with emphasis in the history of education and a Master of Arts in education policy with focus in constitutional law from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed legal education and training at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. Immediately prior to joining Dallas College, Dr. Parker was director of diversity and inclusion for the Berklee College institutional system in Boston. Additionally, she is fluent in Chinese, Spanish and English.

Pastor Dr. Cynthia Mickens Ross has received the Leadership Dallas Alumni Outstanding Service of a Class Representative award, Outstanding Texan Award presented by State Representative Helen Giddings, Dallas Living Legend Award, Celebrating Life Foundation Vision Award and Shelia B Ministries Community Servant Award.

Pastor Dr. Cynthia Mickens Ross is a Speaker, Author, Coach, and Teacher. The DIrector of Community Relations and External Affairs for Methodist Charlton Medical Center, she is about to celebrate her 20th anniversary as CEO of Cynthia Mickens Enterprises, LLC. She is the Senior Pastor of Path~Way to Life Center of Hope Church in Hutchins, Texas. She is also the creator and instructor of the Path~Way to Purpose® course. She attended Mountain View College, Miami Dade College and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. A wife, mother and grandmother, she has years of service:founding chair of the DeSoto Arts Commission, 2011 Leadership Texas graduate and a 1999 graduate of Leadership Dallas, Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas, American Heart Association, and the Women’s Council of Dallas, Women’s Leadership Summit, Dallas County Historical Commission, Best Southwest Partnership, Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA), and Children’s Medical Center Health and Wellness Alliance; to name a few.

Delta Diva LaLonni DuBose Hagerman is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. LaLonni has served as treasurer of the Metropolitan Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Lalonni Dubose Hagerman

LaLonni Dubose Hagerman is the Chief Operations Officer at Educational First Steps, and enjoys stints as Controller at WiNGS, and the principal consultant at DuBose Hagerman Consulting LLC. LaLonni was the director of operations and finance at Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center. She has also worked as the HR and Payroll Administrator for Cash Processing Solutions, as an accounting analyst for Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and senior accountant for Staff Care. She graduated from Skyline High School and went on to Prairie View A&M University, receiving a BBA in Accounting and an MBA from Amberton University. Currently the president of the Dallas Alumni Chapter of Prairie View A&M University, she also served as the VP of the MLK Dallas Chapter of Toastmasters International.

Bright, positive, supportive and spiritually grounded, Tiffini Hall

A zeal for the Musical Theatre combined with an ingrained love for Christ sums up Tiffini’s purpose. This native Houstonian has served as an educator for over 15 years, spending the last nine years at Dallas CAN Academy as a Theater Arts and English Instructor. Tiffini is Director of Worship at Path~Way to Life Center of Hope Church under “The World’s Greatest Pastor,” Dr. Cynthia Mickens Ross, where she helps lead worship and assists teaching the Path~Way to Purpose ® Curriculum for Kids in the Summer Learning and Feeding Program. Tiffini is a graduate of Paul Quinn College where she was also Miss Paul Quinn and a member of the school’s National Association of Black Journalists chapter. A theatre arts educator at Uplift Hampton Prep Tiffini is excited about writing and directing her second one-woman show, “The Reformation of a Church Girl”, a four-part mono-vlogue series of transparency, revelation, and hope under her ministry, Christ~ARTS Ministries®..

Nada Ruddock is a consummate professional. She is focused, committed and compassionate. She’s also no-nonsense and expects what she gives, excellence.
Nada Ruddock

Nada J. Ruddock is the Vice President of Community Impact at NBC 5 KXAS-TV. Prior to joining the NBC family, Nada worked for the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim Wright. A wife, mother and grandmother; Nada received her BS degree from Howard University and an MBA from Texas Christian University. Smart, focused and strategic, Nada has a heart for community service and she volunteers as a member of the NBCUniversal Diversity Council, as Executive Advisor to the NBCU Black Employees Network of Dallas-Fort Worth, and with the Greater Dallas Boys and Girls Clubs. She is chair of the 2021 Fort Worth NAACP Flemmings Freedom Fund Celebration and she is a silver life member of the NAACP, and a member of Leadership Fort Worth. Nada is the recipient of many awards and she is a multiple EMMY award nominee and winner.

Smart, resourceful, meticulous and focused, Stephanie Pegues Cooper has a reputation based on decades of taking care of business.
Stephanie Pegues Cooper

Stephanie Pegues Cooper has served as assistant to the Dallas City Manager and the assistant director for the City of Dallas Business Development and Procurement Services. She has worked for the City of Dallas for almost 32 years. A native of Tulsa, OK., she attended Booker T. Washington High School and received her Bachelor’s degree in Municipal Management from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Stephanie is a member of Village United Methodist Church and she cares about animal welfare, children, civil rights and social action, economic empowerment, education, environment, human rights, politics, poverty alleviation, and social services. Stephanie is a member of the Public Purchasing Association of North Texas and the DFW National Institute for Public Procurement. Her impressive portfolio includes overseeing a budget of nearly a half billion dollars!

She’s a hometown girl, doing great things in the industry, and Kacinda Crump still finds time to mentor and volunteer!
Kacinda Crump

Kacinda Crump hails from Dallas, TX where she graduated from Skyline High School, where she was on the newspaper and yearbook staff, and received a Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism from the University of North Texas. Currently the 10 pm producer at KDFW- TV Fox 4 since 2003; she was executive producer at KTBC Fox 7 in Austin, 6p.m. producer at FOX 6 WBRC and former reporter/weekend producer at KCEN-TV. An award-winning journalist, Kacinda is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and she is known for writing accurate, concise, conversational copy & choosing compelling stories to keep viewers dedicated to our brand of news product.

Contact Tammy Demery at 214- 477-3992 if you are in the process of buying, selling or renting a property.
Tammy Demery

Tammy Demery received a BS Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University and participated in the Mid Management Leadership Training Program at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. She has worked as a business analyst at Hoovers Inc., Sr Marketing Rep at Cable & Wireless Communications; held various management positions at American Express, served as Chairman of the Board for the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce (only the second woman ever), Outside Sales Consultant for Capital One, business exec/manager for First National Bank of Omaha and VP Regional Sales Direct & Partnership for Corporate Spending Innovations. Also a real estate agent, she is an independent advisor and managing director of Tammy S. Demery and SVP with 81 Logistics Group.

She loves Southern University and just call LaQuitta Thomas, Madam President, as she serves as the National President for Southern University Alumni Federation
LaQuitta Thomas

LaQuitta Thomas is an IT manager at Texas Instruments; where she has worked since 1994. A graduate of Southern Unversity and A&M College – Baton Rouge, LA with a BS. Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and an MBA in eCommerce from the University of Dallas-Graduate School of Management. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, LaQuitta hails from Tallulah, LA. She has also served as the president of the Dallas chapter of the Southern Alumni Federation, one of the biggest and most successful chapters in the country! She is focused on the Federation’s new 5-point initiative: Fundraising, Membership, Professional Development, Recruitment & Retention and Scholarship. LaQuitta is a mentor, leader and supporter of all HBCUs.

Margo J. Posey is about service. She worked in insurance, banking and other corporate jobs before launching her own consulting firm in Chicago, IL. Then Dallas called!
Margo J. Posey

Margo J. Posey, is president and CEO of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, which was created by local CEOs concerned with local social unrest spurred in part by economic exclusion and disparity. Next year she will celebrate 30 years at D/FWMSDC. Recipient of the National Minority Supplier Council’s prestigious 2020 Vanguard Award, Margo is recognized as a strong advocate for minority owned business inclusion. Her service includes the Dallas County Small Business Advocacy Council, and serving on the minority/women’s business enterprise advisory committees for the City of Fort Worth, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Dallas Independent School District. She hails from Akron Ohio and studied political science at Kent State University. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Margo is a graduate and a past board member of Leadership Texas.

You can call Angie Ransome-Jones Madam President! A servant leader, speaker, actress; she believes in lifting as she climbs.

Angie Ransome-Jones also believes everyone has a book in them. A bestselling author, she is using her talents as a ghost-writer; assisting aspiring authors to put their works on paper, or screen. Angie has an impressive work history as a Vice President and Project Manager in banking. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of North Texas (Denton, TX) and an MBA in Project Management from the University of Dallas (Irving, TX). Angie also serves on the Board of Directors for the University of North Texas (UNT) Alumni Association and was recently elected President of the UNT Black Alumni Network (BAN), where she has headed Student Engagement and is active on the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. Angie is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a charter member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW, Dallas Chapter).

Kherri Jean’s impressive background in business and service is laudable and evident in her life’s work. A wife and mother, she is a true role model!

Kherri Jean is a Senior Territory Account Manager for Johnson & Johnson Vision. She has been in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years in divisions spanning Vision Care, Rheumatology, Oncology and Dental; winning several sales awards and leadership awards during her tenure, including President’s Club. She is also the CEO of Full of Wander Travel Company, a luxury travel agency. Beginning in 2020, she helped her son fulfill his philanthropic dreams with the origination of the “Race to Kindness,” a series of events designed to spread kindness throughout the country. A wife and mother, she enjoys traveling (her favorite places to visit are Barcelona, Capri, Dubai and Monaco); listening to audiobooks with her family, and watching movies. Kherri earned her Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Florida A&M University.

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