Our Leadership

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Executive Board

Gene Hale

Gene Hale


G&C Equipment Corporation

Jamarah Hayner

Jamarah Hayner


JKH Consulting Services

Angela Gibson

Angela Gibson Shaw


AG & Associates

Abdi Ahmed

Vice President

Chief Technology Officer & Vice President
NetServe Systems, Inc.

Lily Otieno

Lily Otieno


Director –  Supply Chain & Diverse Business Enterprises

Southern California Gas Company

Ronald Lowe

Ronald A. Lowe


Managing Consultant
Marble, Lowe and Associates


Celeste M. Alleyne


Executive Engagements & External Talent

Global Events Studios & Communities, Microsoft

Kelli Bernard

Kelli Bernard

EVP | National Cities Leader
DCS Americas

Brian Butts

Brian E. Butts



Tene Bonds

Tene C. Bonds

Refinery Controller

Nicole Enearu

Nicole Enearu

WEH Organization

Donovan Green

Donovan Green

Director, External Affairs

Anthony Holland

Anthony Holland

Mercury Public Affairs

Clifton Johnson

Clifton Johnson

Visionary Strategist Group

Positron Kekebew

Positron V. Kebebew MD, MPH

Regional Medical Director
Health Net of California, Inc

Theodora Oyie

Theodora Oyie

President & CEO
Mindful Integration of Construction Services

Lisa Dixon Stevens

Vice President 
JP Morgan Chase

Byron K. Reed

President & CEO
Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion

Odest Riley

Odest T. Riley Jr.

WLM Financial


Chanel Frampton

Director of Programs

Naomi M Scott

Director of Operations

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.

Sydney Davis, Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion

John Choi, Southern California Policy Manager

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Brian E. Butts, Manager, Procurement Inclusion & Diversity

Donovan Green, Director of External Affairs

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

G&C Equipment Corporation
Gene Hale, President

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Andrew D Millar, Project Development Director

JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Lisa Dixon Stevens,Vice President-Sr. Business Consultant

Dr. Giovanna Brasfield, LINXS JV Inclusivity Manager

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Winifred Yancy, Director, Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Relations

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Miriam Long, Director, Strategic Outreach and Inclusion

Metropolitan Water District
Kenneth Ashford, Business Outreach Representative

Microsoft Corporation
Celeste M. Alleyne, Western Region Citizenship Director

NBC Universal
Darnell Tyler, Director of Real Estate Planning and Community Relations

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
Dennis Thurston, Diversity Manager

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

Union Bank Foundation
Sylvia Castillo, Bank Executive

Eric Fitzgerald Reed, Vice President – Entertainment & Tech Policy

Philip Serghini, Senior Manager

Wells Fargo
Jack Olree, Community Development

The Chairman’s Circle consists of the top corporations that support GLAAACC and its mission. GLAAACC would like to acknowledge the companies below for their dedication and support (logos in a google docs folder)


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

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.

Membership & Programs Committee

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.

Procurement Committee

The Procurement Committee influences policies, regulation and legislation that assists and promotes economic development, job creation, business growth and financial success for its chamber members. This committee supports our efforts related to economic development, procurement and public policy/small business legislation. This committee is also responsible for town hall events.