Texas Black Expo Board

Chris Crear, Just Energy, Board Chair

Sahira Abdool, The Principle Partnering Group, Fund Development

Reginald Auzenne, Archdiocese of Galveston

David Bartholomew, Myrtle Consulting, Member

LaTayne Bruce, Nationwide Insurance, Member

Zawadi Bryant, Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care, Programming

Charlene Johnson, Reliant / NRG, Member

Nikita Lamar, Lamar Legal Group

Carla Lane, Lane Staffing

Marlen Whitley, Reed & Smith, Member

Luis Sepulveda, Aramark, Member

Shannon Williams, Ph. D.,  Co-Founder, Member

Jerome Love, Texas Black Expo, Member


Texas Black Expo Staff

Jerome Love
President, Texas Black Expo

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.

Will Burnett

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.

Texas Black Expo Advisory Council

  • Darryl King, Founder & CEO, The Principle Partnering Group
  • Ron Reynolds, State Representative
  • Derrick Reed, Pearland City Council
  • Larry Green, Houston City Council