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Broward & Palm Beach Introducing the 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow For 2015 THE ADVERTISING EXEC THE BANKER THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Nicky Gelin Gillian Ebanks Knowles Ivelices Linares Thomas, Esq.

THE MENTOR Smith Leveille

THE CONSULTANT Alex Casillas

THE ART DIRECTOR Mikhaile Solomon

THE DOCTOR Dr. Berry Pierre, DO

THE DEALMAKER Greg Bruce

THE LEADER Daniel Y. Nicolas THE ATTORNEY Nekishia Lester Spinner, Esq.

THE DESIGNER Renee Webley

THE AUTHOR Adia Kamaria McKenzie

Verdinia Baker Makes Makes History as South Florida’s First Black County Administrator

THE ATHLETIC BRAND Kevin Johnson

40 Under 40 Issue

Irika Sargent South Florida's Cosmopolitan Woman And More....


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Young Leaders Leaders Can Can Help Help Break Break the the Cycle Cycle of of Poverty Poverty Young

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they can address issues big and small, at home and At the Urban League of Broward County, we take

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Jerome Brown Department Meat Manager

Nicky Gelin Comcast Spotlight

Case Manager Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County

Greg Bruce Principal EPTA

Consultant SEI

Social Science Researcher & Professor

Pastor Trinity CME Church

Jadine Louissaint, RN, BSN, MBA Jackson Health Systems

CEO/Owner

Bethesda Health Physician Group

School Counselor School District of Palm Beach County

CEO & President Johnson Management Group (JMG)

President

Adia Kamaria McKenzie

Academy

Centers

of Southern Florida

Football Program

Natasha Kenol Senior Manager

Coordinator, League of Broward County Young Professionals Network

Associate Senior Professor Miami Dade College

Kenol Thomas Program Director

Co- Owner Epic Hair Studio

Director YMCA of South Florida

Mikhaile Solomon Special Projects Coordinator Director City of Hallandale Beach PRIZM & Opa-locka Community

LEED AP President/CEO

Manager City of Lauderdale Lakes

Ariel Edwards Economist Director of College Access and US Army Corps of Engineers Breakthrough Miami

Gillian Ebanks Knowles Vice President - Branch Manager IBERIABANK

CEO

Nzingah Oniwosan

Sasha Patrick-James

Sankofa’s Child

Owner, Omega Décor

Associate Professor, Broward College

Home

CEO/President

Jamael Stewart

Chanelle Gandy Associate Director

President

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Nova Southeastern University, one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the nation, congratulates these alumni who have been named 40 Under 40 honorees:

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Kevin Johnson

Kenasha Paul

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Verdenia Baker for the People

Verdenia Baker has been the Deputy than 15 years; furthermore, she has diligently

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“Learn all that you can learn; respect the doing bigger and greater things for helping rising through the ranks, she was able to create policies that would help many people

in the housing sector and thus spent many years of her career making it her priority and Housing became Baker’s priority because

importantly she cares about the people and announced that she will be the successor in a doubly historical and momentous feat as

income per person and in Palm Beach County

the opportunity to do and seek counsel

Verdenia Baker a role model, an amazing are happy to salute and honor the amazing work that she has done and undoubtedly will

Verdenia Baker for her courage, tenacity, and back to her mother’s mantra, “You are your brother’s keeper” and she takes those

“Learn all that you can learn; respect

Verdenia Baker, Deputy Administrator, Palm Beach County

PINNACLE By Zachary Rinkins

secret to success and she insisted that you:

South Florida’s Cosmopolitan Woman “I got to where I am by preparing for success and understanding where I wanted

skills at internships and start learning and constantly hear themes of storytelling and The Midwestern transplant then

The Emmy Award-winning storyteller cropped hair, earned a bachelor’s degree

people in your industry and try to recruit people feel like if they don’t speak the people I know and people my peers

Sargent’s professional journey brought and when I hear feedback from the neighborhoods and learning my way franchise news team member whose path from reporter, to lawyer, to the anchor

happy when people see their side of the story without being manipulated, taken

embrace South Florida as home and not just Irika Sargent, Anchor, CBS4

light,” she says Irika Sargent anchors the weekday hosts Focus South Florida and is a member


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ENTERPRISE

Building a Legacy

Black males in this country, it is encouraging when we hear success stories of young men Head Coach of the girls basketball program Johnson for business and assistance with

of 40, falls into Born in Brooklyn, New

himself, his business and his clients, and he Johnson says, “I want people to know that basketball camps to the community where

learned early what it is like to work hard, and chase his

Johnson Management Group (JMG)

Seemingly born with

working on a Doctorate Degree in Sports known that he wanted to pursue his career in something that fueled his passion for sports, business, and philanthropy; the three Management Group (JMG) was birthed in

himself doing something in the capacity of sports, either as an athlete or working with

Urban League of Broward County and other

and long-term goals as he strengthens their

honored as Legacy Magazine’s 40 Under 40, he responded, “I am humbled by the

coach and accountability partner for each of

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Gillian Ebanks-Knowles Vice President, Branch Manager (561) 653-5079 Gillian.Knowles@iberiabank.com


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BUSINESS REPORT By Beatrice Louissaint

A Great Time to be in Business in South Florida mat are billions of dollars of projects sectors that are transforming just some of the projects in the

there is a lack of capacity and access to capital, and bonding

capacity is by partnering and

By Vernet Pegues

transforming our region include: American Dream Mall - $4 Billion Sewer Department Upgrades - $2 Billion Miami-Dade County Public School Bond Referendum

Jackson Health System Bond Referendum - $800 Million Broward County Public Schools Bond Referendum - $800 Million - $400 Million To learn more about these

Florida East Coast Industries/ All Aboard Florida Orlando to

owned businesses to look at partnering with other companies

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

growth sectors and projects such

- $250 Million

Southern Florida Minority Supplier

Businesses Moving to South Florida Group, also Boston based is a security risk

minority owned businesses are an important President of the South Florida Minority Supplier Janet Peguero, President, All

Johnson of Enterprise Florida (EFI) to thank for Group

to emerging minority entrepreneurs interested

risk assessment, incident response, training,

Inc.

meet success in South Florida! LM: Do you see new business alliances being formed in South Florida? HD:

The company’s mission to become the most

LM: How many jobs do you foresee your

and why Florida is a great place for minority

SK:

Meet and welcome two new minority Stephen Keith, Vice President of Business

Legacy Magazine spoke with Stephen Keith. LM: make the move to South Florida? SK:

with training, intern programs for high school

LM: to conduct business in the growing market of South Florida? HD:

LM: How is your company keeping up with the ever changing technology? SK: “I will encourage the discussion which


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City of Miramar

By Mayor Wayne M. Messam

This Thisisisthe theCity Cityof ofMiramar Miramar----ininthe the

be thankful for - from our families and pleasures we enjoy and hopefully not take

You can walk the streets and worship

In our wonderful City of Miramar, it

are people we can call to get the support

to music, dress how we please, or read Happy HappyFourth Fourthof ofJuly Julyand andHappy HappySummer! Summer!

go to buy the ingredients you need to make

Mayor, Wayne M. Messam

Vice Mayor, Darline B. Riggs

Commissioner, Winston F. Barnes

Commissioner, Maxwell B. Chambers

THE BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PALM BEACH COUNTY REPORT By ByC. C.Ron RonAllen Allen

28 YEARS OF PREPARATION PAYS OFF

One may think that it was a rather more than 80 applicants from

Baker would be tapped to succeed her boss

She has prepared 30 years, I wanted to think that the Palm thinking enough to consider her hard

aadeep deepknowledge knowledgeof ofthe theCounty’s County’s

I recall, as a newspaper reporter for one of the local large dailies, wondering if I would

analyst, impact fee coordinator, and

county administrator’s seat on the dais, or Verdenia Baker Deputy Administrator, PBC

years and recognize she has prepared

members membersof ofthe thecommunity, community,skillfully skillfully

of the budget and during her what the therespect respectand andtrust trustof ofher herco-workers, co-workers,

county administrator since and was directly South and the United States of America, Chairman, Black Chamber of Commerce of PBC

people peopleof ofcolor colorare arebeginning beginningto tobe bejudged judged on onthe thecontent contentof oftheir theircharacter characterand andskills, skills,

the majority of the commissioners then were not as liberal and ready to “gamble on” boss, there were many, including county commissioners, who were not prepared to Shelley Vana, and Commissioners Mary

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A Man with a Mission: Meet Victor Reiss

In early 2014, the Cancer Treatment

the general public for the use of answering heart is in the right place and that the work that he is doing produces future scholars, the public in a real and human way, while success in digital and social media,” says hopes will add to his legacy here in South

strategist and their Director of Social/

common denominator to success for any does outside of his home, Reiss makes it

a former Manager of Digital and Social not connect with brands, they connect with

daughter are one the most important

for Global Hue, is an accomplished and “My daughter is my legacy, my daughter is looking to get acclimated to South Florida South Florida area, Reiss has hit the ground running with the work that he is leading with the CTCA and their remodeled approach to Social and Digital

of the day, I want to put a good person into not be around to see that impact, but as

humanizing the digital reach of the CTCA to its clients, Reiss is looking to dispel the Reiss and the Cancer Treatment Centers

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Father, husband, and pillar of the

the State’s third largest county and to bring Beach Police Force in August 1993, and was

primary:

nearly half the county’s residents represent It’s really shocking that more hasn’t transparency

Partnership with the mental health

they are ready for Major Freeman because Major Freeman is ready to make change in

ethnic groups other than white and the 2020

GardaWorld proudly congratulates Ivelices Linares Thomas, honoree of “South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow for 2015”. Recognized for her exceptional contributions in business and the community.

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LEGACY BRIEFS United States Secretary of Homeland Security

2015 Conference Features: Miramar is called home to more

Spring Graduates of Florida Memorial University “Today I want to share with you some lessons

backgrounds, making Miramar a true Fortune 500 companies than any other city in Broward County, the City of Miramar is a

Secretary Johnson encouraged the graduates brought by United States Secretary of Homeland

Career & Networking Fair Young Professionals Summit

statewide leaders Learn more about municipal issues in special seminars

The speech consisted of ten lessons that, if followed, would propel one into success, “beyond

in Sunny Fort Lauderdale! Mark your calendars! For four power packed

administrators and mayors, former mayors, and

His plan included personal accounts such as his

from the United States of America, Asia, Africa and

year!

ARTS & CULTURE

The Family Stone Keeps it a Family Affair of Fame and two of its songs, “Dance to the Music” and “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)”, are listed among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. an integrated, multi-gender lineup, the Family Stone was recognized with the R&B Foundation Pioneer Award and ranked 43rd by Rolling Stone on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time. The Family Stone is touring throughout the nation during the summer with Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Joey Molland, as the groups celebrate an incredible era in music and American culture.

rock and rhythm and blues, Sly & The Family Stone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall

Miramar, Florida

This year’s conference will also welcome the

Shanisse Lanoue put it, “we are so blessed to be in the midst of greatness,” as she referred to Secretary

Preparing to celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year, the legendary rock group The Family Stone stays on top by staying true to its name. The band recently welcomed Phunne Stone, daughter of Sly Stone and Cynthia Robinson, as the new female vocalist. Phunne joins her mother and founding members, Jerry Martini and Greg Errico, along with Alex Davis, musical director, bassist Blaise Sison, and lead guitarist Hippiefest 2015 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on August 14.

The City of Miramar, Florida has been named

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Buy tickets to the August 14th concert online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com or by phone at (954) 462-0222.


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