Mark Hatcher is an attorney and partner with a major law firm in Columbus, Ohio. He specializes in corporate and commercial law transactions, healthcare transactions, and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Hatcher was named as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" and recognized in Who's Who in Black Columbus where he received the renowned Emerging Leaders Award. He serves on numerous boards including the Next Generation Development Corporation, Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, King Arts Complex, Ohio Physicians Health Program and Isabelle Ridgway Care Center.
Mr. Hatcher earned a J.D. from Capital University Law School, cum laude, where he was a business editor for Capital University Law Review and a member of the Order of the Curia. He earned an LL.M. in Business and Taxation from Capital University Law School, and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University. He earned his B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Larry Macon, Jr., is an inspirational speaker, pastor, teacher, and author. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he has held positions in Congress and state government, and has been deeply involved in a host of philanthropic efforts ranging from organ and tissue donation to organizing Haitian relief.
Recently, Mr. Macon was selected for Kaleidoscope Magazine's "40 Under 40," a feature of 40 African Americans, ages 40 and under, who are making significant contributions within the United States and within their respective organizations.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida; Jurist Doctorate degree from Florida A&M University, College of Law; and Master's in Theological Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Mr. Macon is currently the co-pastor of one of the largest churches in the Greater Cleveland area with a membership of over 5,000.
Marlon Moore is the chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Huntington Bank. Dr. Moore's organizational focus is to improve the mix of diverse talent and suppliers through strategic execution of Huntington's diversity and inclusion strategy. Under his leadership, the diversity team is impacting the culture at Huntington, creating an environment where employees feel engaged and empowered. Huntington was recently recognized by Forbes as one of the top employers for Diversity and Women.
Mr. Moore earned a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Diversity Management from Cleveland State University and earned his Doctorate of Philosophy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has written articles for Savoy and Kaleidoscope magazines on leadership and diversity. Dr. Moore received the Champions of Diversity Award from DiversityBusiness.com and was recognized for his Leadership in Supplier Diversity by the Asian American Commerce Group in Ohio.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Arts theatre and was appointed to the Central State University Board of Trustees by Ohio Governor John Kasich. Marlon has a passion for growth and development and has trained thousands of business professionals throughout New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Ohio in topics such as Financial Education, Diversity Management, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution.
Reginald Fields, MA, is vice president of External Affairs for North American Dental Group (NADG). In that role, Mr. Fields is responsible for public and media relations, strategic messaging, and external corporate relationships across a dozen states and representing more than 230 dental practices.
Prior to joining NADG, Mr. Fields was the senior director of External & Professional Relations at the Ohio State Medical Association, the state’s largest physician-led organization. He began his career as an award winning journalist for newspapers in Akron, Baltimore, and Cleveland. He also volunteers for organizations supporting people with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Mr. Fields resides in Columbus. He holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University and a graduate degree in organizational communication from Ohio University.
Sherri Richardson is a Certified Public Accountant , and the founder and partner of Richardson & Associates, LLC, a Cincinnati, Ohio accounting firm that provides consulting, auditing, accounting, tax and grant writing services for both non-profit and for profit companies. It is certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE/EDGE), and "Green" certified by the City of Cincinnati.
Ms. Richardson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. Immediately following, she worked for top accounting firms such as Arthur Anderson, Federated Department stores (Macy's), Grant Thornton and Fluor Fernald (Department of Energy). The bulk of her experience is concentrated expertise in risk assessment.
Christopher Wyche is currently serving as the Director of External Affairs for the world's largest telecommuncations company in the central Ohio area. He is responsible for ensuring that local communities are aware of the company's key initiatives and for building relationships with local stakeholders. Additionally, Mr. Wyche helps to manage corporate philanthropy efforts for the central Ohio area.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Wyche served as Development Manager for City Year Columbus, a local education-focused non-profit that is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. He also gained valuable experience while serving as the Corporate Relations Manager for the United Way of New England. While working for the United Way, Mr. Wyche was responsible for developing regional fundraising campaigns for large multi-state corporations headquartered in the Boston area.
Mr. Wyche is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics Management, and a minor in Psychology. He believes that a quality education is the key to future success.
Mr. Yonathan M. Kebede is Vice President of Hospital Operations at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH. Previously, Yonathan Served as the Vice President for Fidelity Healthcare focusing on population health programs. Prior to that, Mr. Kebede served as the Director of Service Integration at Premier Health with responsibilities which spanned across six institutes: cardiovascular, orthopedics, sports medicine, oncology, women’s health, and emergency and trauma services. He is an active community member serving as chair of the Logistics Committee on Dayton’s African American Wellness Walk, a member of the Health and Social Services on the Welcome Dayton Committee for the City of Dayton.
Mr. Kebede has a Master’s degree in Health Administration (MHA) from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences Management from The Ohio State University.
Jacqueline Gamblin is the Founder and CEO of JYG Innovations, an Information Technology (IT) professional services provider headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. Ms. Gamblin has 30 years of experience within the IT industry and previous positions include Chief Operations Officer, Chief Technology Officer and various other Senior Technical positions within the IT industry. She previously held the specialized Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and served as an Advisory Board member of the James Madison University Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance.
As a transformative thought leader, mentor and community servant, Ms. Gamblin is motivated by the belief that each of us has the ability and responsibility to positively impact the lives of others. Currently she serves on the boards of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Foodbank, YWCA, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, AFCEA and Dayton Children's Hospital. Ms. Gamblin has a Bachelor of Science from Wright State University and a Master of Science from Central Michigan University.
Jason Manns is a 25 year leader in the insurance industry serving in operations as an officer at Ameriprise, Grange, and Progressive Insurance. He is currently the chief operations officer at Code Blue, a third party insurance services administrator located in Springfield Ohio.
Mr. Manns has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus. He is a World Vision sponsor and an Advisory Board member of the Salvation Army with a focus on youth development and poverty alleviation.
Jacqueline Bogan a student trustee is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and a Central State University junior majoring in Early Childhood Education. She has a passion to be of service to children and those she encounters on her campus and the Dayton community.
Bogan has been on the Dean’s list during her entire college career, maintaining a 3.59 GPA. In addition to her studies, Bogan has participated in various campus activities and programs.
Along with serving as a Student Trustee on the University Board of Trustees, Bogan serves as a second-year Resident Advisor, Miss College of Education 2020/2021, and Vice-President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Xi Chapter. Bogan is the recipient of the Delta Zeta, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated Scholarship, and the Dr. Arthur E. Thomas Scholarship. Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and fulfill her dream of opening an early learning center and cheer academy.
Djimon Smith, a student trustee, is a Central State University graduating Senior majoring in Music Education from Chicago, Illinois.
Djimon is a diligent student who prides himself on his incredible work ethic, efficiency, and accomplishments. Amongst Djimon’s greatest accomplishments is writing music for live ensembles alongside the longtime musical director for Aretha Franklin, Fred Nelson III. Upon graduation, Smith's future plans include opening and managing a charter school and becoming a superintendent.
Djimon’s favorite quote is from the Honorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. where he says: “The measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in the times of challenge and controversy.”
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