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AL PIERCE

Over 30 years of executive experience in importing, distributing, marketing and selling products B2B. Designed nearly 2 dozen patents and trademarks for use in the sporting goods industry and team sports business. Began visiting and importing products from China in the '80s for distribution throughout the US. Placed many products on the shelves of the largest retailers in the US and on the best sports teams for several decades including NFL, NBA, MLB, Olympic and Collegiate teams.
 

Experience includes: Import-Export; Manufacturing, Purchasing, Designing, Product Development, Patents, Patent Applications-potential values and uses, Logistics; Warehousing; Distribution, Marketing, Advertising, Sales, Establishing and Managing Sales Teams, Contract Negotiations, Licensed Products, Celebrity Endorsements, Budgeting, Forecasting and overseeing all fiscal responsibilities for a company.

THERESA R. WILLIAMS-HARRISON

Theresa R. Williams-Harrison is a technology entrepreneur with extensive experience in technology business start-up and acceleration success. Theresa has over 30 years in DoD and Intel communities experience as a senior manager. She has held executive management, organizational management, business development, program management, transition management, and technical management positions.

Theresa's natural leadership ability has been demonstrated by a long history of building effective coalitions within her community. She is currently involved with the TheresaHarrisonGroup Foundation, President; BB&T Advisory Board; Frostburg State University Alumni Board; Department of Social Services Board; • Frederick County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; R U Gonna Help Me? Board; Pay It Forward Board and Athletes For Vets Foundation. 

SEAN JAMES

As a former professional athlete, and now as an experienced Business Manager, Sean has the unique ability to counsel clients to maximize their financial opportunities as athletes and entertainers. Sean's intimate knowledge of the transition from collegiate sports to the professional arena, as well as keen insights on the lifestyle and responsibilities of a professional athlete, provides clients with extraordinary resources and the prestige of a strong financial institution that also fosters a "boutique environment" focusing on the individual. A leader and natural philanthropist Sean James sits on the board of a number of non-profit organizations while working with communities around the world. 

MICHAEL HINES

Mike Hines a multifaceted senior executive with deep experience in Mobile, Internet and Software industries.  Mike has over 25 years of strategy, corporate development, sales, marketing, Mobile Apps, SaaS, Digital Media, Mobile Gaming, Online and Mobile Advertising, Social Media, and Adtech. Mike also substantial fundraising, corporate development, and M&A background. A tenacious appetite for growth, being a coach, mentor and team player. 

DR. KEVIN AHMAAD JENKINS 

Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins is a dynamic speaker, author, and scholar who serves as a Vice-Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Fellow within The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is appointed in the School of Social Policy and Practice as well as serves as a lecturer in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences within the School of Nursing. Jenkins serves as the director of the Interpreting Attitudes toward Minorities in Medicine (I AM) Research Group.

 

Recognized as a thought-leader in medicine, Dr. Jenkins was named a 2017 National Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leader in Health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s leading philanthropy on health and health care, awarded Dr. Jenkins the highly-competitive New Connections award for early-career scholars. 

 

This two-time national journalism award winner examines the influence of race, racism, and psychosocial stress within medicine. Dr. Jenkins serves as principal investigator on three currently funded studies that focus on the embodiment of racism among patients living with chronic kidney disease. Legendary rapper and radio personality, Chubb Rock, has teamed up with Dr. Jenkins to explore issues of health equity in a groundbreaking forthcoming documentary featuring celebrities battling chronic diseases. As an author, Jenkins is currently working on the book, Hue Process: The Quantitative Measurement of Racism in Medicine, and serves as co-editor of the forthcoming book Contemporary African America (New York University Press).

PASTOR HERBERT LUSK II

Before coming to Greater Exodus, Pastor Lusk had played professional football for the Philadelphia Eagles in the late 1970’s. Being called by the Holy Spirit, Pastor Lusk took early retirement from the Eagles and went to seminary. Even though he was a celebrity professional football player, the Holy Spirit chose Pastor Lusk to work among the poor. When he accepted the pastorate at Greater Exodus, the church had eroded in its finances and its membership.

 

By 1982, Greater Exodus only had about seventeen members, infrastructure damage of over $400,000, utility bills of over $32,000, and was on the brink of bankruptcy. The immediate surrounding neighborhood of the church was drug and crime infested, and the poverty rate was one of the highest in the country. Many in the pastoral circle, including Pastor Lusk’s father, thought he should think twice about abandoning notoriety and fortune in professional football to accept leadership in such a challenging environment.

 

During Pastor Lusk’s tenure at Greater Exodus, the church has grown from 17 active members to over 2,000 while thousands of others in need have benefited from the work the Lord is doing through the ministries of Greater Exodus and People for People, Inc. both locally and in Africa.

HEATHER MICHAELS  

For over 25 years, Heather Michaels has covered many incredibly inspirational stories.  Heather Michaels has been a TV broadcast personality, producing a significant amount of sports and entertainment programming and telling legendary stories through the eyes of the most famous entertainment and sports stars in history.  

 

Heather was one of the first female personalities to break the barrier in the world of sports and entertainment journalism and has an incredibly insightful way of telling a story.  Having been a pioneer in this industry, Michaels is an established presence in broadcasting and only gets involved in worthwhile projects that strike a chord with her.  Michaels’ talent for telling the story in an even handed and compassionate manner has helped to shed light on extremely controversial topics.

 

 

 

 

VERNON ATTLES  

Vernon Attles Attended T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria , VA. Lettering in track and Field and playing High School football for the famous Coach Boone football program based on the movie, “Remember The Titans”.  Attles sent himself to college at Eastern Michigan University.

 

A few years after college, Vernon Attles founded Graphic Objectives, Inc. As an NYC Sales Rep for a Maryland based print manufacturer, during his time Vernon Attles expanded an 18 million dollar company to over 22 million by adding 4.6 million in new business in less than four years. From there Mr. Attles moved on to sell capital equipment for digital printing. Since then Mr. Attles has founded several small businesses: Attles & Associates, Sponsorplex and most recently Press Emporium, Inc. Over the years Mr. Attles has managed and directed printing services for companies such as; Schlumberger Limited, Kaplan Education, Practising Law Institute, Global Hue Advertising, Cipriani Worldwide, Socialista Dubai, Taylor James Advertising, University of Michigan, Timbuk2, Maimonides Medical Center, Yale University Press, and Gateway Conference Centre in Namibia. 

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