A Dream to Achieve Preparing Youth to Live the American Dream
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Real Men Giving Real Time Established 1991
Deborah L. Polk Business Manager Karlton Davidson Program Director OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS Charles Sueing Chairman of the Board Alfonzo Alexander Vice-chairman & Treasurer Turner Nashe Secretary Waverly Crenshaw Legal Counsel
100 Kings Enrichment Program & Information
Recognizing Legends of Nashville Awards
Reflection on 2011 & Tribute to Robert Belton
Discover the history behind The 100 Kings Program and find information about the Kings and their enrichment experiences!
Read about the three individuals whom we recognize as the Annual Legends of Nashville Award recipients.
Peruse the photo collage of The 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Gala. Then, discover why we will truly miss Mr. Robert Belton as you read the biography as a tribute to him.
Lee Molette Immediate Past Chairman Sidney Chambers *Ronald L. Corbin *Darrell Freeman Samuel Howard Melvin Malone *Ronald Roberts Dwayne Tucker *James Tucker, Jr. Jerome Oglesby Spencer Wiggins Kevin Wood *Past Chairman of the Board *Denotes Past Chairman
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Message from 4 the Chairman
Our board Chairman, Charles A. Sueing, welcomes you.
Thanks to our sponsors for their support.
Dinner Gala 9 Program
The 20th Annual Dinner Gala Program.
Member of the 11 Year
We salute our Member of the Year, Lee Molette, II
A Message from the Chairman of service to the youth in our community. And what a celebration it was! While we have many accomplishments to be proud of, our work is not done. We invite you to remain engaged and play an active role as we embark on the next 20 years of this amazing journey. We're here tonight to celebrate the accomplishments of the youth that we serve in our flagship program, The 100 Kings. We also take this opportunity to present our Legends of Nashville honorees.
n behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire membership of the100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. (The 100), it is my distinct honor to welcome you to the 21st Annual Dinner Gala Edition of MENTOR magazine, our official publication. Within these pages, we can only provide a small glimpse of the activities of The 100. Our sincere hope is that our supporters and shareholders are honored in the successes we have enjoyed over the course of the past year in pursuit of the mission of The 100 to nu r t u r e a n d e n h a n c e t h e g r ow t h , development and opportunities of young, Black males of Middle Tennessee. Last year marked a significant milestone in the history of The 100 as we celebrated 20 years
This year's Legends of Nashville honorees are Adolpho A. Birch, Jr. (posthumously), former Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, Mrs. Pamela Carter, President of Cummins, Inc. Distribution Business and Dr. David Jones, Jr., for mer Assistant Superintendent of Metro Schools and Senior Pastor of Schrader Lane Church of Christ. The 100 is proud to honor these community leaders who represent the ideals of The 100. Their lives and actions represent a profound awareness of responsibility, commitment, and community support. This year's theme is: A Dream to Achieve. Last year, we announced and introduced the next generation of The 100 Kings. Well, it's been a year that they have been involved in the program and we have seen remarkable results. These young men are active and eager during each of our sessions. They are truly achieving
the dream that lies before them and we couldn't be more proud. We are also very proud that the Speaker of the House, Beth Harwell, is our keynote speaker this year. During her twenty-two years of service, Speaker Harwell has impacted Tennessee education system in numerous ways, always maintaining a legislative focus on innovative education policy. In 2009, her passion for education reform resulted in the passage of landmark charter school legislation, enabling thousands of Tennessee children statewide to benefit from attending a charter school. Without the charitable support of companies like Gaylord and Nissan as well as our numerous other corporate sponsors and program partners, it would be impossible for The 100 to maintain and extend its efforts to counter the life-threatening disease known as under achievement. We publish this magazine and host tonight's black-tie affair, not to be boastful, but to delight in the satisfaction of knowing we can and do make a difference! We again thank our current and past contributors and partners who share in the vision of The 100 and we invite you to continue to support our youth in their Dream to Achieve. --Charles A. Sueing, Chairman of the Board
â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are truly achieving the dream that lies before them and wecouldn'tbemoreproud.â&#x20AC;? 4
Thank You to all Supporters of The 100! Bridgestone Charles Sueing Community Education Partners Darrell Freeman David Williams, II Derrick Jackson Don Hardin Group Donald Hardin THE 100 CLUB SPONSOR $6,000 - $10,000 Donald Holmes Bank of America Dr. David Jones, Jr. Colin Reed & Family Dr. Ernest Newsom Deloitte Services, Inc. Dr. George Hill Gastroenterology & Hepatology Associates Dr. Huey Lee NewBerry, Jr. D.D.S. PLLC Dr. James H. Brown, Jr. Gaylord Entertainment Foundation Dr. Jimmy (Jay) Sheats, Sr. HCA Dr. Jimmy Sheats, Jr. The Memorial Foundation Dr. Kevin Baggett United Way Sumner County Dr. Melvin Johnson Dr. T. B. Boyd, III FRIENDS OF THE 100 - $5,000 Ingram Industries, Inc. (c/o Margaret Dolan) Dr. Walter Clair Dwayne & Carmen Tucker Mr. Jack Bovender Dwayne Tucker NASBA Dye Van Mol & Lawrence News Channel 5 Network Eric Harrison Parents of the 100 KINGS Ernie V. Campbell Sheats Endodontic Group Family & Children Services Vanderbilt Medical College Friendship Healthcare Systems, Inc. Vanderbilt University George McReynolds Harvey Hoskins Hoskins & Company, P.C. CORPORATE SPONSOR - $3,500 Isaac Conner Beaman Motor Company James Davis, Esq. Belmont University James H. Tucker, Sr. Cheekwood Botanical Garden James Tucker, Jr. Chi Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Jerome Oglesby Community Education Partners, Inc. Johnny Smith Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores Karl Batson Dorothy Cate & Thomas Frist Ken Mathis State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Kenneth Thomas UPS Kevin Wood Larry Quinlan PATRON SPONSOR - $3,000 Lee Molette Alfonzo Alexander Lelan Statom AT & T Tennessee Leon Wright August Washington Meharry Medical College Bank of America Melvin Malone, Esq. Bank of Nashville Meriwether Capital Dr. Bennie Harris Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Bishop Joseph Walker Michael Carter TITLE SPONSORS - $25,000 - $40,000 Deloitte Services, LLC Dollar General Literacy Foundation Gaylord Opryland Nissan Regions Bank
Michael Lomax Millard Collins Miller & Martin, PLLC Nashville Chamber of Commerce Nashville Electric Services New Generation Funeral Home Norm Hill Pinnacle National Bank Randy Howard Ray Monroe Rev. George Brooks Dr. Henry 'Rich' Milner Richard Lewis Ronald Corbin Ronald Roberts Dr. Samuel Jones Samuel Howard Sidney Chambers Spencer Wiggins St. James Missionary Baptist Church Stanley McKenzie Tennessee Performing Arts Center Dr. T.B. Boyd, III Dr. Turner Nashe United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties, Inc. Vanderbilt University Medical Center Vanderbilt University Police Department Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Dr. Walter Clair Dr. William Robinson, III William 'Bill' Martin Waverly Crenshaw Zycron, Inc. INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS $300 - $500) Amanda & Stephen Young Luvell L. Glanton C. Thomas Harrington, CPA Carol Dawn Deaner Dan & Zita Elrod Dr. Henry W. Foster, M.D. Dr. Jesse Register Gateway 2 Africa, Inc. (Chris Inkum) Michael McMillen Richard Norris The Community Foundation Current list as of April 15, 2012
100 KINGS Class of 2017
Founded in 1991, the Middle Tennessee w e r e s o u g h t a f t e r throughout Middle Chapter of 100 Black Men a 501(c)3 non- Tennessee, with a primary profit organization also known as The focus on inner city, under privileged young black 100, has delivered winning human males. The 100 KINGS development initiatives such as The 007, were inducted into the organization during the 100 Scholars, the Collegiate 100 and the 20th Annual Dinner Gala 100 KINGS. Among the 116 100 Black at Gaylord Opryland Men chapters across America, The Resort on April 2, 2011! Middle Tennessee chapter holds Excited and several unique distinctions. energetic young males begin their n February 2011, members of the 100 Black voyage to Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. sought and becoming strong, recruited 160 young African American males, educated, between the ages of 10-12 years old (with the successful, young majority being 11 years old), in order to implement and build the 2nd Class of 100 KINGS! Recruits black MEN! 6
# OF KINGS
Antioch Middle School Bailey Middle School Bellevue Middle School Bellshire Elementary Brentwood Middle School Brick Church Middle Buena Vista Middle Cameron Middle School Croft Middle Design Sch. Cumberland Elementary Donelson Middle School Dupont Hadley East Literature Goodlettsville Middle Gra-Mar Middle School Haynes Middle School Head Middle Magnet HG Hill I.T. Creswell Isaac Litton J.T. Moore Jere Baxter Middle John F. Kennedy Lakeview Design LaVergne Middle School Lead Academy Lockeland Madison Middle Margaret Allen Middle Martin Luther King Meigs Magnet Middle Nash. Christian Academy New Visions Academy Oliver Middle School Robert E. Lillard Rose Park Magnet Roy Waldron School Rutland Elementary Scales Elementary St. Bernard Academy Sunset Middle School Thurgood Marshall West End Middle School Wright Middle School
2 3 2 1 1 5 1 5 4 1 2 9 1 6 4 10 9 3 10 3 3 14 2 5 1 1 2 4 3 2 3 1 2 7 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 13 4 3
Summer Enrichment Program During the summer, from June 2011 to August 2011, the 100 KINGS begin their journey to build a foundation of exploration and learning at Belmont University. Our summer program was dedicated to cultivating discipline and building a foundation that will allow our young boys to have academic and personal success as they grow into young men. Excited and energetic young males begin their voyage to becoming strong, educated, successful, young black MEN! Classroom learning further supplemented through sessions in world impact, financial literacy and personal development. During the 6 week sessions, the programs focus was PROTOCOL. Each day we emphasized the importance of following protocol and upholding the code of conduct expected of a KING. Among the major areas of focus the 100 KINGS protocol are:
Respect for Others, Proper Posture & Appearance, Classroom Attentiveness, Hand-Raising & Listening and Campus Behavior. Other important goals were to help KINGS develop an understanding of and appreciation for foundational aspects of health and fitness. Program Experiences! Hands-on experience made learning come to life! Each Friday the 100
100 KINGS Scholarship Awards Program FALL 2010 $55,286.94
SPR 2011 $48,752.43
FALL 2011 $36,703.50
KINGS took field trips to key locations around the city to build upon classroom learning and further connect classroom teaching with realworld experiences. KINGS travels to the Mayor's Office and the Metro Courthouse, the Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Deloitte & Touche Technology Center and NISSAN!
SPR 2012 $49,309.50
TOTAL AWARDS ISSUED $190,052.37
KING FACTS 92% KINGS Graduated from high school 43 KINGS: Enrolled in 4-year higher learning institutes across the United States 1 KING:
Succumb to heart failure
Senior in high school attending East Literature in Nashville, TN
7 KINGS: Joined the military 11 KINGS: Families relocated to another state 9 KINGS: Elected to pursue careers as Professional Barbers 5 KINGS: Elected to attend Art Institutes (Watkins & Nossi) in Nashville
Legends of Nashville Awards Judge Adolpho Augustus Birch Jr., a pioneering African American jurist, became the first black man to hold several judicial posts in Nashville and the first to assume the chief justice position of the Tennessee Supreme Court. After graduation from Washington, D.C.'s famous Dunbar High School, Birch attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, later transferring to Howard University in D.C., where he received in 1956 both his undergraduate and law degrees at the same time. After two years in the military, Birch moved to Nashville, where later he entered into private practice with well-known African American attorney Bob Lillard, who mentored him. In 1966, a Democrat, he received appointment as the first black assistant attorney general in Nashville. In 1969 Governor Buford Ellington appointed him to a general sessions judgeship, the first state judicial post held by an African American in Tennessee; he was reelected twice. In 1978 Governor Ray Blanton appointed Birch as criminal court judge. Judge Birch received the endorsement of the Nashville Bar Association for his candidacy, and he was reelected to this position as well. In 1987 Governor Ned
McWherter elevated him to the court of criminal appeals. Judge Birch was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 1993, and was later elected to a full term. He was married to the former Janet Scott (deceased) and is the father of threeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;twin daughters and a son. Pamela Carter, president of Cummins Distribution Business. Carter oversees the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s global distribution network, which is the primary path to market for Cummins products and consists of 500 distributors and more than 5,000 dealers in more than 190 countries. Carter joined Cummins in 1997 as Vice President and General Counsel. In 2000, Carter became General Manager of Fleetguard (known as Cummins Filtration today). She has been in her current role since December 2007. Carter also served as President of the Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Filtration business from 2004-2007 and prior to that led the Filtration business region that included Africa.
Throughout her career at Cummins, Carter also has served as a role model and mentor to many women across the Company. Dr. David Jones, Jr., is the Minister of Schrader Lane Church of Christ and President/CEO of: David Jones and Associates Educational and Org anizational Consultation. Jones grew up in Louisiana but came to Nashville during his adolescence to attend the Nashville Christian Institute. He graduated from Tennessee State University and did additional study at the University of Tennessee at Nashville and Vanderbilt University. "A good deal that has happened to me has been the results of good people around me, giving me the nurturing I needed," he says. "I am doing exactly all of the things I have wanted to do all my life. If I had it to do all over again, I would probably do it exactly as it has been." Dr. Jones has served in educational capacities such as Assistant Superintendent for Nashville public schools; and has served on the board of many corporate and community organizations such as Nashville Public Television and the American Cancer Society.
A Message from KING David Sanders My experiences in the 100 Kings Program has simply molded me into the man I am today. From the age of 11 our advisers, mentors, and counselors placed the most successful influential people in Middle Tennessee in our presence to help us grasp a sense of what true success is.
n my personal perspective, I was in awe of meeting Governor Phil Bredesen, Mayor Karl Dean, Mr. Lee Molette, and many other positive supporters of my brothers and I. Day one of this amazing organization started with math and science counselors challenging us to achieve greater. From there it also spanned into the personal areas of self efficacy, manhood, responsibility, self presentation, and all types of significant issues that our young black males deal with today. Many of my brothers were raised in single parent homes, and these men gave them everything they could ever wish to look up to. As I near my 20th year of living I can still remember some of the
very speeches and talks we had with our teachers back in those days. Those words still resonate with me giving me motivation to be a resistant to the statistic of unsuccessful black males. This program taught me true definition of pride. Pride in the positive manner that bleeds out of you when the world refuses to believe in you. Pride that no matter what the situation is, that I am just as smart, and just as talented as any other race. The Kings program explained to me that there is only a certain amount of time that every man and woman is allotted to live on this earth, and that we must take advantage of ever y oppor tunity
presented, as stated in the mission statement that I still remember word for word today. To put it simply, the 100 changes your mindset. It's as if you see a new world full of a opportunities and a positive future with you being t h e o n e accomplishing positive things, dreams. As me a n d m y b r o t h e r s continue driving towards our dreams, we work hard, persistence being the key. To this day many of us are still in contact, visiting each other from city to city. We have a true brotherhood, a bond that will last forever. Success is in the heart of the dreamer, and I am forever indebted to this institution for starting it all.
Dinner Gala Program ~ WELCOME ~
21st Annual Dinner Gala Words from: The Honorable House Speaker Beth Harwell
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHARLES SUEING Chairman of the Board
TURNER NASHE Secretary
ALFONZO ALEXANDER Vice-Chairman & Treasurer
WAVERLY CRENSHAW Legal Counsel
KARLTON DAVIDSON Program Director
DEBORAH L. POLK Operations & Business Manager
Introduction of the Honorable Governor Bill Haslam Presentation by Governor Bill Haslam Performance: K.I.P.P. Academy and 100 KINGS
~ AWARDS PRESENTATIONS ~ Sponsor Spotlight Nissan Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Deloitte Services, LLC Regions Bank
~ INVOCATION ~ ~ DINNER ~ ~ RECOGNITION PRESENTATIONS ~ rd
Video Tribute Presentation: 3 Legends of Nashville Video Tribute Presentation: 100 KINGS of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Special Presentation: The late Robert Belton: Waverly Crenshaw, Esq.
~ MEMBER OF THE YEAR ~ Membership Chairman: Mr. Kevin Wood rd
~ 3 ANNUAL LEGENDS OF NASHVILLE AWARDS ~ The late Judge Adolpho A. Birch, Jr. Mrs. Pamela Carter Dr. David Jones, Jr.
~ INTRODUCTION OF THE 100 KINGS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, INC. ~ Music by: Mister Ryan Caldwell - Saxophone
The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. would like to thank you for sharing this enjoyable and exciting night with us!
MEMBERSHIP Dr. Kevin Baggett Mr. Karl Batson Mr. Amthony Cebrum** Dr. T. B. Boyd, III â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Founder Rev. George Brooks Dr. James H. Brown, Jr. Mr. Ernie V. Campbell Mr. Michael Carter Mr. Sidney Chambers Dr. Walter K. Clair Mr. Isaac T. Conner, Esq. Dr. Millard Collins Mr. Ronald L. Corbin* Mr. John D. Dandridge Mr. James Davis, Esq. Mr. Darrell S. Freeman, Sr.* Mr. Donald Hardin Dr. Bennie L. Harris Mr. Eric Harrison Dr. George C. Hill, Ph.D. Mr. Norman Hill Mr. Donald N. Holmes Mr. Harvey Hoskins Dr. Randy Howard Mr. Samuel Howard, Founder* Mr. Derrick Jackson Dr. David Jones, Jr.** Dr. Sammy L. Jones, Jr. Mr. Richard A. Lewis, Sr., Founder
Mr. Michael Lomax Mr. Melvin J. Malone, Esq. Mr. William (Bill) Martin Mr. Kenya Mathis Mr. Stanley McKenzie Mr. Charles McTorry Mr. Richard Miller Dr. Henry Rich' Milner, IV Mr. Lee Molette, Immediate Past Chairman Mr. Ray Monroe Dr. Huey Lee Newberry, Jr. DDS Dr. Ernest Newsom Mr. Jerome Oglesby Mr. Larry Quinlan Mr. Ronald Roberts* Dr. William H. Robinson, III Dr. Jimmy Sheats Dr. Jimmy (Jay) Sheats, II Mr. Lelan A. Statom Mr. Kenneth Thomas Mr. Dwayne Tucker Mr. James H. Tucker, Jr., Esq.* Mr. August W. Washington Mr. Spencer Wiggins Mr. David Williams, II Mr. Leon Wright Mr. Luther Wright, Jr. Mr. Kevin Wood
*Past Chairman **Member Emeritus
2011 Gala Reflecting Back
A Tribute to the Late Mr. Robert Belton A nationally recognized scholar of labor, employment and civil rights law, Belton joined Vanderbilt's law faculty in 1975 and became the first African American to be granted tenure at Va n d e r b i l t L a w School. He was a popular and beloved teacher who played an important role in mentoring minority law students.
federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race and sex. From 1970 to 1975 Belton practiced law as a partner at Chambers Stein Ferguson & Lanning in Charlotte, N.C., one of the first racially integrated firms in the South. The building owned by the firm was fire-bombed at the height of its involvement in a series of landmark civil rights cases, including Swann v. Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education, in which the Supreme Court approved busing as a remedy to enforce the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Belton served from 1965 to 1970 as an assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. At the Legal Defense Fund, he headed a national civil rights litigation campaign to enforce
Belton was a native of High Point, N.C., the fourth child of a laborer whose family ultimately numbered 18 children. He earned his B.A. at the University of Connecticut in 1961 and his J.D. at Boston University in
1965. Over the course of his career, Belton was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the University of North Carolina, and the first Distinguished Charles Hamilton Houston Visiting Professor of Law at North Carolina Central School of Law. Among other honors, he received the American Association of Law Schools' Minority Section's Clyde C. Ferguson Award in 2003 and the National Bar Association's Presidential Award in 2006. Among several other professional organizations, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (the Boule) and the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Joy; his son, Keith; his daughter, Alaina; and two grandchildren, Savannah and Kelsey.
Member of the Year Mr. Lee O. Molette, II
Lee O. Molette, II was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1968. He is the founder of The Molette Group. The company provides services in securities investing and education, real estate investing, and business consulting. The company also has numerous clients in the consulting area, owns and manages a multimillion dollar portfolio of commercial and residential investment properties. Molette has built a multimillion dollar securities investment portfolio and hundreds of corporate and individual clients. In addition, his company provides benefit plans to some of the fastest growing companies in the area. Molette also co-owns the Franklin, Tennessee Edible Arrangements franchise store.
rior to the official launch of The Molette Group in 2002, Molette was with Innovative Recovery Services, Inc. (IRSI), a company he founded with eight others. In August 1995, they began providing healthcare subrogation services to health insurance companies and eventually added internal audit services. Molette was CFO and VP of Sales when IRSI grew into a multi-million dollar company. Before getting into the recovery services business, Molette was with Edward Jones Investment Company out of St. Louis as an Investment Representative. During this time, he opened one of the first offices for Edward Jones within the city limits of Nashville and helped hundreds of first-time investors get started with building portfolios. Before joining Edward Jones, Molette honed his professional skills by working with Southwestern Company in their management program after graduation from college, where he had worked during summer months throughout his college years. There, he won numerous sales, recruiting and managementawards,includingPresident'sClub. He graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1986 with a curriculum concentration in Marketing and Distributive Education. In 1991, he graduated from North Carolina Central University in Durham with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. While attending college, Lee worked up to three jobs at a time in order to finance his education. He worked at UPS, Kmart, and other jobs during the school year. These experiences helped shape
and prove his drive to accomplish his goals with a Molette also has enjoyed speaking to school-age â&#x20AC;&#x153;no excusesâ&#x20AC;? mentality. students all over Metro Nashville and many other venues across the country. He has ran Molette's successful track record as an investment three marathons and three half marathons, enadvisor, consultant, and businessman has put him joys weight training, golf, football, and public on the radar of many seeking expert advice in speaking and teaching. many areas from investments to community development. Molette has been a speaker at local, Molette has national, and international companies and organi- also won sevzations such as Nashville's General Hospital, eral awards Deloitte Services LLP, RH Boyd Publishing Com- including the pany, National Baptist Congress, and Hospital Omega Psi Corporation of America (HCA). In addition, He Phi citizen of has lectured at universities such as Vanderbilt Uni- t h e Y e a r , versity, Howard University, Oklahoma State Uni- Mount Zion versity, North Carolina Central and North B a p t i s t Carolina A & T Universities respectively. Molette Church Busihas appeared on top-rated local television shows, nessman of news broadcasts, and radio networks as an eco- the Year, Pennomic and financial expert. tecostal Tabernacle Molette is a member of Omega Psi Phi Frater- award for nity, Inc.; a Deacon, the Overseer of the Men's commitment to the communities' financial literMinistry, and Co-Chair of two building pro- acy, CES & Associates business of the year, Med grams totaling over $26 million at Mount Zion Week's RH Boyd award recipient for business of Baptist Church. Among other memberships, he the year, and others. is a board member at the Downtown YMCA, Treasurer at Family and Children's Service, a Among Molette's proudest moments is havmember of 2004 Leadership Nashville & past ing the opportunity to speak to students of Treasurer, past Treasurer of Downtown Rotary all ages, races, and religions across the counClub, board Chair at United Way, RH Boyd Lead- try and US territories on topics ranging ership Society, member of the Board of Direc- from life skills to investing to religion; seetors at The 100 since 2004, Nashville Chamber ing the completion of Mount Zion's $17 of Commerce Board of Governors, Treasurer million, one hundred thousand square foot at Mathew Walker Health Center, and Chair- facility; and, the birth of his son Lee III in Elect Nashville Business Incubation Center. November 2003.
THE 100 WELCOMES ITS NEWEST MEMBERS
Pastor John Dandridge
Dr. Bennie L. Harris
Owner of Allegiant Athletic Agency (A3) where he represents NBA and NFL players; and Defense Attorney with Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldorp, PC
CIO of Wadessa Project Hope Pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Lipscomb University and Owner of BLH Associates, where he offers professional facilitation, fundraising, and capacity building consultation.