Board of Directors & Advisors

This diverse, incredible group provide insight and knowledge, from each of their areas of expertise, to the organization. They provide oversight, feedback, and guidance on strategies and are instrumental to the growth of the organization.

Wale Cole

Founder & Principal
Carmel Advisory, LLC

James Dixon

Senior Pastor
Community of Faith Church

David Guersney

Exectuive Vice President and Acting CFO, Retired

Jay Hein

Sagamore Institute

Sandra Moore

Vice President, Brand Marketing
Hanesbrands Inc.

Manny Ohonme

President & CEO
Samaritan's Feet

Tracie Ohonme

Executive Vice President & CAO
Samaritan’s Feet

Jake Quasney

Chief Operations Officer & Broker Associate
Lloyd Companies

Phil Rotella

President & Owner
Lake Vision Development Inc.

Patrick Thean

Rhythm Systems

Bryant Whitsitt

Office Managing Partner
Prager Metis

Advisors & Ambassadors

Reggie Bean

White Label Management

Dale Brown

Former College Basketball Coach

John Calipari

College Basketball Coach

Scott Carr

Bonded Logistics

Cori Close

College Basketball Coach

Phil Cohen

Gold Medallion Homes

Wes Cruickshank


Homer Drew

Former College Basketball Coach

Bob Emory

Blacklion Stores

Hal Hawisher


Gwen High

Aramark, Retired

Jim Hoefflin

Cbord Group / Horizon Software

Ron Hunter

College Basketball Coach

Jeff Jones

College Basketball Coach

Ernie Johnson


Herb Johnson

San Diego Automotive Museum

Kwesi Kamau

Impact Church DFW

Matt Kuruvilla

MK Capital, LLC

Alan Major

College Basketball Coach

Bernie Mason

MBM Management

Jacqie McWilliams Parker


Terrell Murphy

Life Center International

Scott Nagy

College Basketball Coach

Bill Parmalee

Oxbow Corporation

Saul Phillips

College Basketball Coach

Mike Pitman

Premier Sports Management

Raj Pragasm

Compass Group

Jonathan Ramsey

Northwestern Mutual

Peter Rieke

Coldwell Banker

J. Rollins


Sue Semrau

Former College Basketball Coach

Wade Sheek

Herc Holdings Inc.

Marcus Smith

Speedway Motorsports

Nathan Spang

Retail Sports Marketing

Doug Stafford

Stafford Hospitality

Paul Thompson

Transportation Insight

Kehinde Tokunboh

Internal Medicine Specialist

Perry Tuttle

Charlotte Hornets

Brad Violette

Talent Bridge Companies

Dontá Wilson


Grant Wilson

Force Management, LLC