Member Highlights

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The African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI) was founded in December 2011 to develop a pipeline of qualified African American candidates for membership on governing boards. Its purpose is to significantly increase the representation of well-qualified African American individuals on boards and in critical board leadership positions, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of governing boards and better reflecting the diversity of the communities they serve.

AABLI’s target populations are 1) African American professionals who wish to serve on governing boards, and 2) organizations (nonprofits, foundations, commissions and corporations) seeking skilled professionals and ethnic diversity on their boards.

The mission of the African American Board Leadership Institute is to strengthen nonprofit, public and private organizations through recruiting, preparing and assisting with the placement of African Americans on a broad range of governing boards.

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   Tammy Dickerson, CMP is Founder and President of The Baker Group, Inc (TBG).As President, Tammy has guided the firm’s steady growth, expanding from a home based-business in 2000 to generating revenues of over 1.5 million today. The firm has produced over 200 events with over 100 international and domestic clients, and serving more than 300,000 guests. TBG has attracting a varied roster of national clientele, including, The Coca-Cola Company, BET Experience, AEG (LA LIVE) The Milken Institute Foundation, American Honda Motor Corp., Disney, Nestle, Major League Baseball, Stevie Wonder, Jackie Robinson Foundation, LA Dodgers, Sparks, Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, Toyota, Morehouse College, NBA Wives Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, USC Shoah Foundation and GLAAACC just to name a few.  Dickerson manages the daily operations of the firm, overseeing a staff of four and various other consultants, while marketing to existing and new clients. She maintains close supervision of the agency's accounts and acts as senior account executive on the firm's larger projects.  Tammy has been recognized by several organizations and publications including Black Enterprise Magazine, selected as one of Major League Baseball’s “Supplier’s of the Year”, The Los Angeles Business Journal “Women Making a Difference”, Minorities & Women in Business Magazine and US Small Business Administration and most recently Southern California Minority Supplier Diversity Council as “Supplier of the Year” for 2009.  Dickerson earned a BS Degree in Marketing and Communications from The University of Southern Mississippi and is a graduate of The Anderson School at UCLA Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program (MDE).  A certified Women and Minority Business Enterprise supplier and committed to community service, Ms. Dickerson currently sits of the board of Meeting Planner’s International is an active member of several organizations including National Association of Women Business Owners “Circle Program” , National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Black Meeting Planners.

Tammy Dickerson, CMP is Founder and President of The Baker Group, Inc (TBG).As President, Tammy has guided the firm’s steady growth, expanding from a home based-business in 2000 to generating revenues of over 1.5 million today. The firm has produced over 200 events with over 100 international and domestic clients, and serving more than 300,000 guests. TBG has attracting a varied roster of national clientele, including, The Coca-Cola Company, BET Experience, AEG (LA LIVE) The Milken Institute Foundation, American Honda Motor Corp., Disney, Nestle, Major League Baseball, Stevie Wonder, Jackie Robinson Foundation, LA Dodgers, Sparks, Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, Toyota, Morehouse College, NBA Wives Association, National Association of Women Business Owners, USC Shoah Foundation and GLAAACC just to name a few.

Dickerson manages the daily operations of the firm, overseeing a staff of four and various other consultants, while marketing to existing and new clients. She maintains close supervision of the agency's accounts and acts as senior account executive on the firm's larger projects.

Tammy has been recognized by several organizations and publications including Black Enterprise Magazine, selected as one of Major League Baseball’s “Supplier’s of the Year”, The Los Angeles Business Journal “Women Making a Difference”, Minorities & Women in Business Magazine and US Small Business Administration and most recently Southern California Minority Supplier Diversity Council as “Supplier of the Year” for 2009.

Dickerson earned a BS Degree in Marketing and Communications from The University of Southern Mississippi and is a graduate of The Anderson School at UCLA Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program (MDE).

A certified Women and Minority Business Enterprise supplier and committed to community service, Ms. Dickerson currently sits of the board of Meeting Planner’s International is an active member of several organizations including National Association of Women Business Owners “Circle Program” , National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Black Meeting Planners.

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Elite Beverly Hills President Christine Keith

GLAAACC MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Elite Auto Network Corporation is one of the few fully “one-stop” exclusive brokerage firms addressing all vehicle needs of its customers. Over the last 25 years, Elite Auto Network Corporation has become a “Brand” in the auto industry throughout California and has sold/leased well over 50,000 cars. In 2005, we were proud to announce our new services of: 1) Fleet Management and 2) Equipment Procurement to government, state, and local agencies as well as national private sectors and international institutions. Elite Auto Network understands the importance of time management in today’s busy world. Elite’s “one-stop” concept of service gives our clients the best opportunity to stay ahead of this industry. 

”As part of growing the company, President Christine Keith joined the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) to take advantage of the information and opportunities that the association offers. Being a GLAAACC member also allowed Keith to fulfill her desire to help other individuals and businesses as well.

“GLAAACC has a lot of resources like networking sessions and business development courses. I’ve also tried to get more involved in supporting the community services that GLAAACC does. They provide scholarships to high school students for college,” noted Keith. “We sponsored their last event – their sponsorship Luncheon for high school students – and provided transportation to and from the event.”In fact, Keith’s energetic and consistent participation in GLAAACC led to the group honoring her with the Member of the Year Award, which will be presented on March 30, at GLAAACC’s Annual Economic Awards Dinner. 

Keith also worked with the Los Angeles Mission Health Center’s HIV Outreach Program on Skid Row, an experience that led her to convert her family practice into a free clinic that offered another location for the Los Angeles Mission to provide free medical care in the community.

In 2012, Keith joined her husband to work at EAN and applies the same passion to her work in transportation as she did in the medical field. EAN also gives back to the community through its relationship with USC Athletic Department where students serve eight-week internships to gain job experience.

“My main goal is to grow the business steadily and not too fast. I hope 10 years down the road that we are not a small business anymore.  That’s the vision I have.  I’m pretty ambitious and I’m very persistent and I try to learn from everyone I work with,” she said.

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 Kevin Anderson Founder of AP10

Kevin Anderson Founder of AP10

Kevin Anderson started off as a sales consultant for an energy company based in Temecula, CA. Shortly after he was approached by a Director of Sales to come work for SolarCity now TESLA, INC. He would go on to become a Regional Manager and was given all of LA County to run and develop their retail mall program. After 3 years at TESLA he decided to start his own company "A Perfect 10" a fully automated home improvement consulting service. They specialize in security and solar but offer a variety of services for their customers such as turf and water systems for home/businesses. Kevin is passionate about educating people on what they simply don't know and helping as many families transition into an intelligent lifestyle. His store is located in the Westfield Topanga Mall outside of Macy's on the first floor. 

For more information on their services please visit: ap10.info 

Are you a GLAAACC Member who has recently been recognized for an accomplishment? Have you recently been awarded a sub-contracting project? If so, email the Chamber staff to be recognized on the GLAAACC Member Highlights page.