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Rev. Bartholomew Banks
President, Progressive M&E Baptist Convention of Florida, Inc.

Bishop Billy Baskin
Pastor
New Way Fellowship Praise & Worship Center

Dr. Gershwin T. Blyden
Miami, FL

Dr. Gwendolyn V. Boyd
Professor of Criminal Justice
Broward College

Rev. Dr. Kelly E. Brown, Jr., Pastor
Greater Mount Vernon M. B. Church
Jacksonville, FL

Mr. Ricardo M. Forbes
Corporate Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
Baptist Health South Florida

Mr. Charles W. George (Chairman)
Miami Gardens, FL

Mr. Jason Harris
President-Elect
Florida Memorial University Student Government Association

Ms. Virginia P. Hayes
President, Women’s Auxiliary
Florida General Baptist Convention, Inc.

Mr. Marc T. Henderson
Media Relations Manager
Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Ms. JoLinda L. Herring, Esq.
SunTrust International Center

Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, Jr.
Pastor
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Min. Horace C. Hord, Jr. (Secretary)
Sr. Vice President
ICABA Media Holdings, LLC

Mr. Frederick (Fred) Jackson
CEO
BeecherJackson

Mrs. Sharon Wamble-King
Jacksonville, FL

Ms. Roberta R. Kressel
Sr. Vice President
Human Resources Team Leader
TD Bank

Rev. Wayne B. Lomax
Pastor
The Fountain of New Life

Mr. William C. McCormick, Jr.
Lauderhill, FL

Mr. Sergio Pereira
President
Meridian International Group, Inc.

Ms. Margaret Porter-Hall
President
Florida Memorial University National Alumni Association

Rev. Dr. Henry T. Rhim (Treasurer)
Sr. Pastor, St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church

Mr. John W. Ruffin, Jr. (Vice Chairman)
Chairman & CEO
J. D. Ruffin Associates, Inc.

Dr. James B. Sampson
President, Florida General Baptist Convention

Dr. Julius Scruggs
President, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Mr. E. Ray Smith
Miami Gardens, FL

Mr. Michael B. Smith
President
Miami Skyline Consulting Company

Dr. Robert L. Strain, Jr.
President
Florida Memorial University Faculty Senate

Reverend Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., MDiv.
President-Elect
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc.

Ms. Sharon Wilson, Esq.
Sharon Wilson & Co.
Nassau, Bahamas

Dr. Barbara F. Wright
President, Senior Women’s Ministry
Progressive M&E Baptist State Convention of Florida, Inc.

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS
Mr. Garth C. Reeves, Sr.
Publisher Emeritus
The Miami Times

EMERITUS
Mr. I. W. Williams, Esquire
St. Petersburg, FL