Executive Board


Corporate Advisory Board

The GLAAACC Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) provides the Chamber with the resources necessary to ensure the success of their programs that promote the development, growth and expansion of African American-owned business enterprises. The GLAAACC CAB also assists in securing funds for the GLAAACC Education Fund & Foundation.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Tashai Smith, Director of Small Business Programs

Metropolitan Water District
Kenneth Ashford, Business Outreach Representative

Microsoft Corporation
Celeste M. Alleyne, Western Region Citizenship Director

Northrop Grumman Corporation
Vicky Harper-Hall, Sec. Manager of Socio-Economic Business Prgms & Gov. Relations

Southern California Gas Company
Joseph Chow, Supplier Diversity Manager

Southern California Edison
Vincent Craney, Diversity Manager

State Farm Insurance
Simona Caldwell

The Walt Disney Company
Efrain Garza Fuentes, Ed.D., Director of Multicultural Programs

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.
Monetta Stephens, Supplier Diversity Manager

Turner Construction Company
Michelle Smith-Ballard, Director of Community Affairs

Kellyn Blossom, West Coast Public Policy

Union Bank Foundation
Carl A. Ballton, President
Sylvia Castillo, Bank Executive

Julia R. Cooksey, Director of Government & External Affairs

Vons, a Safeway Company
Stephanie Betts, Manager of Human Resources

Wells Fargo
Jack Olree, Community Development

Sydney Davis, Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Charles J. Franklin II, Manager of Export Logistics, Export Sales Divisions

Donovan Green, Director of External Affairs

Bank of America
Garrett S. Gin, Director for Market President Network

CIT/ One West Bank
Byron Reed, SVP, Head of Community Development

JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Antonio Manning, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility

Donald Kincey, Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs & Community Reinvestment

Darden Restaurants
Julio F. Suárez, Director of Diversity Outreach

CBS Outdoor
Ryan Brooks, Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, West Region

G&C Equipment Corporation
Gene Hale, President

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Cuyler McGinley, Vice President

Belinda Harvey, Client Executive, Media Entertainment

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Phyllis Palomino, Contract Compliance Officer/Supplier Diversity Manager

Darnell Tyler, Director of Real Estate Planning and Community Relations


GLAAACC has various committees that work towards hosting seminars, programs, and events to educate the small business community as well as promote the development of African American business enterprises. Members are strongly encouraged to serve on a committee to gain the most out of their experience with GLAAACC.

Business Evolution Program (BEP) Committee

Chair: Charles A. Harmon
Vice Chair: Abdi Ahmed

The Business Evolution Program (BEP) Committee advocates and promotes the economic growth and development of the African American business by developing business opportunities and business alliances. Additionally, the BEP Committee oversees all aspects of the GLAAACC Business Evolution Program. For more information on the BEP, click here.

Management Committee
Chair: Lem Daniels

The Management Committee provides oversight, function and assistance in the areas of administration, personnel and daily management duties as described in article Vii, section 2; paragraph (a) of the GLAAACC Bylaws. This committee also oversees the GLAAACC finances as well as services as a financial advisor to the GLAAACC Board.

Membership & Programs Committee
Chair: Clifton L. Johnson

The Membership & Programs Committee grows, retains, attracts and recruits quality members for the GLAAACC organization and enhances its member benefits. The Committee is responsible for outreach to prospective members and the retention of current ones.  Additionally, the Committee supports the goals and objectives of GLAAACC by planning and coordinating events, training and/or seminars that will benefit the GLAAACC membership.   As well as strives to offer diverse business related subject matters, effective meeting formats and relevant educational opportunities to promote the personal, professional and economic advancement of the GLAAACC membership.

Public Policy Committee
Chair: Sharon E. Brown

The Public Policy Committee influences policies, regulation and legislation that assists and promotes economic development, job creation, business growth and financial success for its chamber members. The committee’s focus includes, but not be limited to, Jobs, International Trade, Taxes, Labor & Employment, Health Care, Contracts, Education, Technology, Energy and Workers Comp.

Are you interested in serving on a GLAAACC committee? Contact the Chamber office at (323) 292-1297 for more information.


Do you have questions for us?  Contact the Chamber office and speak with a staff member to obtain information on GLAAACC, request an invoice or get assistance for any inquiry you may have.

Chanel Frampton, Programs
P: (323) 292-1297

Naomi Mbanefo, Operations
P: (323) 292-1297