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
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
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
Byron K. Reed, Senior Vice President, 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
Vivienne Lee, Regional Manager, Southern CA Regions
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Antonio Manning, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility
Donald Kincey, Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs & Community Reinvestment
Julio F. Suárez, Director of Diversity Outreach
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 & Economic Development Committee
Chair: Ronald A. Lowe
The Business & Economic Development (B & ED) Committee examines ways of assisting in the development of new business opportunities and the expansion of existing businesses in the African American community.
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.
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, Administrative Assistant
P: (323) 292-1297
Naomi Mbanefo, Administrative Assistant
P: (323) 292-1297