Chris Crear, Just Energy, Board Chair
Sahira Abdool, The Principle Partnering Group, Fund Development
David Bartholomew, Myrtle Consulting, Member
LaTayne Bruce, Nationwide Insurance, Member
Zawadi Bryant, Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care, Programming
Chris Crear, Reliant / NRG, Member
Charlene Johnson, Reliant / NRG, Member
Marlen Whitley, Reed & Smith, Member
Derrick Reed, City of Pearland, Member
Luis Sepulveda, Aramark, Member
Brian Penn, The Myrtle Group, Member
Shannon Williams, Ph. D., Co-Founder, Member
Jerome Love, Texas Black Expo, Member
Jerome Love is the founder and president of the Texas Black Expo, Inc., producers of the nationally-recognized Texas Black Expo Summer Celebration, which is the largest African-American tradeshow in the state of Texas. He earned a B.S. in corporate communications with a minor in business from the University of Texas at Austin. During his tenure at the University of Texas, Love had a brief stint in corporate America, which motivated his entrepreneurial ambitions.
Director of Operations, Texas Black Expo
Will Burnett is a project manager with a focus in arts and entertainment. Work experiences include program management for non-profit organizations, special events coordinating, and production and tour management. He served six years as the producer of the African World Festival held in Detroit, Michigan, for over 28 years and currently works as production manager for international recording artists.