Richard Lee Snow is a recognized and seasoned non-profit and not-for-profit executive. He serves currently as Senior Advisor - Multicultural Marketing and Business Development (MMBD) for ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the leading pediatric care facilities in the world. In that role, he and the MMBD Team mange current and cultivate potential relationships with African American groups, individuals (donors) and celebrities. Included are collective partnerships with the international Black Greek-lettered Organizations that collectively form the National Pan-Hellenic Council and are affectionately known as the Divine Nine. St. Jude also has individual partnerships with all of the organizations as well as The Links, Inc., A.E.A.O.N.M.S. (Prince Hall Shriners) and over 1,000 churches across the country, through a program called Sunday of Hope, which was started while Snow was the Executive Director/COO of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Prior to joining St. Jude, Snow served as the 8th Executive Director of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and at its 76th Grand Chapter Meeting (national convention) in 2003 was given the additional title of Chief Operating Officer. Appointed and confirmed in 1998, he was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a staff of thirteen (13), which supports an active membership of nearly 150,000 and over 700 chapters throughout the nation and abroad, including its three newest international Chapters in Africa (Johannesburg-Pretoria; Cape Town-Western Cape; and Lagos, Nigeria), which Snow personally chartered.
Richard has been featured both locally and nationally in various print media as well as radio and television. Included are guest television appearances on the nationally recognized “Late Night with Tavis Smiley” show on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network as well as The Monique Show, David Tutera's CELEBrations show with Omarosa Manigault, and locally on the “Plain Talk” show with Eleanor Jean Henley, and “Philly Live” with Chris Ridenhour. The Philadelphia Tribune has selected him since 1999 as one of Philadelphia’s Most Influential African-Americans. He is also the recipient of many awards, most recently being named as one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Hospitality and Meetings Industry by Successful Meetings Magazine. Mr. Snow also served as the Keynote Speaker for the 11th Annual Mexican Tourism Conference (XI Reunion Nacional de Turismo de Negocios) in October 2006.
He sits on numerous Boards, past and present, and is a very active community volunteer in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Snow is a member of Canaan Baptist Church of Germantown and has been married to Judith (formerly Brister) for 34 years and has two adult sons: Richard and Joseph.
As a seasoned leader in business and non-profit organization administration, Jimmy has extensive experience defining strategic direction, forming and managing multidisciplinary teams, developing successful short and long-term models to achieve established goals, and training leaders.
He has served as a community leader for over 20 years, with a special zeal for youth leadership development. Powered by the passionate belief that every child can achieve greatness, and driven by the opportunity to train and develop the next generation of leaders, he has designed, developed, and implemented various youth leadership programs on a regional and national scale. Jimmy has also published two children’s books (“Hey Big Boy,” and “Hey Big Girl”), which provide powerful life directional messages to youth of all ages.
As President of the McMikle Group, LLC, a leadership training and development company, his company and personal motto is, “Educate, Inspire, and Empower!” Jimmy has spoken to crowds of children, college students, parent groups, and business professionals alike, championing achievement, motivating change and bridging the gap between current positioning and desired direction.
He shares the distinction of being a certified John C. Maxwell Speaker, Trainer, and Life Coach with a select group of phenomenal speakers worldwide, personally trained and mentored by the world’s foremost leadership authority figure, Dr. Maxwell himself.
Jimmy McMikle serves in a civic capacity as Regional President of the Northeastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He leads an organization and network of (student and alumni) college-educated men that provide social action, political action, youth leadership and youth education programming in approximately 70 communities in the northeastern geographical region of the United States of America, United Kingdom and in Germany.
Mr. McMikle graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University where he earned All Big- Ten Conference honors as a sprinter for the school’s Track & Field team. As a member of three indoor Big-Ten Championship and two outdoor Big-Ten Championship teams, Jimmy is still one of the current record holders for the University’s 4x100 meter relay team. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Jimmy McMikle and his family currently reside in Windsor, Connecticut.
A highly experienced leader in business and not for profit board leadership, Ted has extensive experience designing and developing strategic plans, managing, training and leading leaders and developing products and services for Corporations, State and Local Governments and the Federal Government.
He has more than 24 years of advancement in diversified financial services leadership roles that have included Product Management and Development, Client Service and Operations Management. His rapid advancement has been achieved by utilizing strong leadership skills and well developed communication skills as well as his strengths in planning, administration, and problem solving and project management.
Ted is not only a leader in business, but has served as a community leader throughout his career. One of his favorite quotes from the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is how he approaches life each day; “Everyone can’t be famous, but everyone can be great, for greatness is achieved through service”. He has served as Director or Executive Officer for more than a dozen not for profit organizations over the past 24 years. He has also served as a member of the Financial Services Curriculum Design Team for the State of Arizona, where he worked on implementing a Financial Services Curriculum for grades K through 12. Service is one of Ted’s greatest passions and he believes that every effective leader possesses this passion and belief.
Ted has also demonstrated his leadership in higher education. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Duff’s Business Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa, Waynesburg College (Pittsburgh Campus) and the University of Phoenix (Pittsburgh Campus). As an instructor within the higher education arena, Ted has provided instruction in the areas of Leadership Development, Accounting, Financial Management, Marketing and E-Commerce.
Identified as a leader among leaders, Ted Sanchious serves in a civic role as Chief of Staff to the Northeastern Province Regional President of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In this role he has oversight for more than 25 working committees and supports the Regional President in managing an organization and network of (undergraduate and alumni) college educated men that provide social action, political action, youth leadership and education programming in more than 70 communities in the northeastern geographical region of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Mr. Sanchious graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, Pa.) where he was Captain of the Track and Field Team and earned Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year honors as a Sprinter. He also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Phoenix. Ted is a member of the Urban Financial Services Coalition, the Institute of Financial Operations and the Association for Financial Professionals. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) which distinguishes him in the field of Treasury Management and Finance. Ted Sanchious and his family reside in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
There is a relatively small segment of leaders in the business world who seem to have a keen mind for business and a passion for service…service to societies most vulnerable and often times forgotten. Mr. Bonsu has built his career over the past 25 years being one of those people ‘getting things done’ and driving results. Harry exudes a sincere passion for service to others. Through
Collaboration, partnerships, relationship building, and community service Harry exude a sincere passion for service to others.
Harry K. Bonsu is the Senior Vice President for Administration at Independence Care System, a Manage Long Term Care Program in New York City, which serves over 5000 adults with physical disabilities and seniors with chronic illness. In his role, Mr. Bonsu manages seven departments, and over 70 people.
Prior to coming to the Independence Care System, Mr. Bonsu was the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Safe Space, New York, which offers a wide range of integrated family support and youth focused programs, including community and mental health services designed to help families build a more hopeful future for themselves and their children.
In keeping with the spirit of business and leadership, in 2007 Mr. Bonsu founded Golden Shores Financial Group, insurance and tax Services Company currently based in the Mid-Hudson Valley area, but serves all 50 states.
A graduate of S.U.N.Y New Paltz, Mr. Bonsu earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Political Science. Harry obtained his MBA in Business Finance from the University of Phoenix.
With a passion for philanthropy, Harry sits on several not for profit boards, whose focus is serving the youth, seniors, disabled and underseved populations. For the past 20 years, Harry has provided scholarship opportunities for students at his alma mater, who have demonstrated leadership qualities and passion for community service.
Michael Brewington is currently a produce broker with Jerry Shulman Produce Company, Inc., and has employed in the industry for the last 32 years. The company imports and sells domestic and international produce throughout the New York metropolitan area and along the entire East Coast. He is responsible for coordinating the sale & delivery of wholesale produce to foodservice companies, purveyors, supermarket chains and federal-state-city institutions. Michael began his career in the foodservice industry as a sales representative for Proctor & Gamble.
Through the years of working in the produce industry, Michael has enjoyed his participation with several not for profit organizations such as City Harvest of New York City, Food for Survival and Little Sisters of the Poor. Each of these organizations provide food and meals to the less fortunate.
Further, Michael is one of the architects who established the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Brooklyn-Long Island Alumni Chapter Scholarship Foundation, now serving as the Treasurer. Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation, with Michael’s leadership, is responsible for distributing thousands of dollars in scholarships, as well as organizing many programs and events geared toward the youth in the community.
Michael holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics/Political Science from Clemson University. He is member of various civic organizations.
Sam Patterson has spent his entire professional career as an entrepreneur. In 1986, Mr. Patterson co-founded Shepard, Patterson and Associates, Inc., an information management and technology consulting company. The company developed a substantial commercial customer base initially, and later expanded into the Federal, State, and the Municipal marketplaces. In 1995, Mr. Patterson became Chairman, CEO, and sole-owner of Shepard-Patterson and in 2005 changed the name to TreCom Systems Group, Inc. In addition to the technology business, Mr. Patterson has business interest in Insurance and Financial Services (PK Financial Group, LLC), Real Estate and Property Management (Ivy Leaf Properties, LLC), and a number private equity investments.
Mr. Patterson’s professional and civic affiliations include the Wharton Alumni Association, the Cheyney University National Alumni Association, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and the Men of BACA. Mr. Patterson’s current and previous board appointments include Innovation Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, African American Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Institute, and the Council of Trustees at Cheyney University.
Sam has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. Degree from Cheyney University. Mr. Patterson is also a graduate of Dartmouth University’s Amos Tuck School’s Minority Business Executive Program.
Mr. Patterson is one of nineteen children. He is married to the former Deidre Lyons. The couple have two college age daughters and reside in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Mr. Barnes is a retired IBM Vice President with over 40 years of IBM service in a variety of product, solution development, staff, system architecture, management and executive positions. Mr. Barnes was appointed to several IBM corporate staff positions, including a number of critical IBM product and strategy task forces that established the foundation of IBM's current business and technical direction. Mr. Barnes led the re-engineering of IBM’s internal hardware development, global computing and telephony environments and grew IBM’s Manufacturing, Financial, Communication and Public Sector services businesses.
Mr. Barnes’ professional experience includes several years of business and technical management of products, customer solution contracts and IBM worldwide organizations. Mr. Barnes was responsible for the definition of IBM's Manufacturing Industries' Worldwide Technical Strategy and the development of key components of the strategy. Throughout Mr. Barnes’ career with IBM, he received 8 patents, 3 IBM invention achievement awards, several IBM informal, divisional, and corporate awards for his technical and management contributions to IBM. Mr. Barnes has numerous publications on a wide variety of IT areas. He was recognized nationally by CALS, the National Eagle Leadership Institute and National Society of Black Engineers. In an executive position as the Director of Hardware Common Tools, Mr. Barnes was responsible for transforming IBM's worldwide hardware and systems development strategy in support of IBM’s re-engineered business process, Integrated Product Development (IPD). As Vice President of Global IT Infrastructure, Mr. Barnes was responsible for transforming IBM’s global infrastructure to premier e-business computing and VOIP telephony environments. As the Vice President and Deputy CIO, Mr. Barnes was responsible for IBM’s worldwide intranet, application and information architecture, data and voice infrastructure, alliance management and advanced technology deployment within IBM. As the Vice President and CTO of IBM's Public Sector, Mr. Barnes was responsible for transforming a troubled strategic government agency infrastructure program into a success and integration of advance technology solutions into multiple agencies. Mr. Barnes’ management responsibilities included business management, strategy, architecture, design, development and deployment of both IBM and customer business solutions utilizing the latest HW, SW and development technologies and IT standards.
Mr. Barnes has an overall perspective of the computer industry and its applicability to business segments, as well as Computing strategies and advanced technologies to meet distributed computing requirements and satisfy future business needs.
Currently, as the owner of his own IT consulting and services company, Mr. Barnes provides leadership and consulting to companies and government agencies globally.
Mr. Barnes holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston and attended graduate school at the University of Texas concentrating on software engineering. He is Project Management (PMP®) and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) V3 certified.
A respected, gifted strategist, and highly experienced in the fields of marketing, communication, management and public service, Eugene N. Anderson, is a highly qualified and accomplished professional. Anderson currently serves as Senior Director, Industry Relations and External Affairs for SUEZ, headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey. Anderson joined the organization in December 2006 as Client and Public Relations Manager in the Indianapolis office. In January 2009, he was promoted to Director of Marketing Communications, moving to the New Jersey headquarters. He has broad expertise in management, marketing, communication, client development, customer service, team building, and community engagement.
Mr. Anderson is responsible for broadening the relationship between industry/governmental organizations and the company to foster meaningful interaction, leading to improvement of the company’s profile and helping develop business opportunities. In addition collaborating with other departments within SUEZ to develop and implement ongoing strategies for the identification, prospecting and stewardship of external partnership which support the SUEZ mission, vision and values. These partnerships assist SUEZ to establish, maintain and foster its position as the leader in the water and wastewater industry nationally and internationally. He also develops and executes marketing programs that communicate the company’s value proposition to current and potential clients. Anderson contributes to the company’s branding strategy relative to consistent messaging of all marketing, collateral and public relations materials used by the organization.
Before joining SUEZ, Eugene spent five years serving in the public sector under Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson as Assistant Deputy Mayor. Prior to joining Mayor Peterson’s cabinet, Eugene held the title of Senior Project Manager in the Department of Metropolitan Development. It was here that he wore the hat of public servant and elevated his reputation of being able to affect and initiate change among diverse groups with varying experiences and interests.
With a deeply rooted passion for service Eugene donates his time, talents and treasures to numerous non-profit organizations. A few of these organizations include; African American Mayors Association Business Council, NBC-LEO Foundation Board of Directors, UNCF, National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, and president of the Diamond Scholarship Charitable Fund. In 2016 Anderson was elected to the Board of Directors for Dream Builders Foundation.
His commitment to improving the quality of life for those in need has garnered local and national recognition. In 2013, he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame, along with the members the 1982 undefeated football team at his alma mater, Wabash College. Eugene received the Board of Directors Award from the Center for Leadership Development in 2008, and selected as Most Distinguished Alumni of Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis in 2004. A Life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and active at all levels of the fraternity. Eugene served as the national co-chairperson of the Kappa Alpha Psi “Centennial Celebration”, highlighting 100 years of achievement in July 2011.
Eugene holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He is also a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Academy of Greater Indianapolis, Class III.