Board of Directors

Elevating humanity through business

Magatte Wade


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Magatte Wade is a serial entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and visionary business leader with a passion for creating positive change in Africa. She is the founder and CEO of SkinIsSkin.com, “the lip balm with a mission,” and is dedicated to reducing racial discrimination while creating jobs and prosperity in her home country of Senegal. Throughout her career, […]

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Safwan Shah


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An engineer by training, fintech expert by experience and entrepreneur by accident, Safwan is the founder and CEO of PayActiv, a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corp. Prior to PayActiv, Safwan founded Infonox, which was acquired by TSYS (now Global Payments). An innovator with a mission, purpose and real results, Safwan is a noted […]

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Carrie Freeman Parsons


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As Freeman continues to lead the brand experience category, Carrie Approaches the future with a focus on refining the company’s culture and business approach.  Carrie grew up in the business, and as the third generation of Freeman leaders (her grandfather is founder Buck Freeman; her father is Chairman Don Freeman), Carrie employs forward-thinking strategies that maintain […]

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JT McCormick

JT McCormick


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Abuse, discrimination, poverty, and neglect were once the major themes of JT McCormick’s childhood. As an adult, JT drew on those experiences to write the next chapter of his life—one of success.JeVon Thomas McCormick was raised in the slums of Dayton, Ohio by his father, a black pimp and drug dealer, and a white orphaned […]

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Alan Lazowski


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In the summer of 1981, Alan Lazowski was working on a plan to make some money before his senior year at the University of Connecticut. With a small loan from his grandfather, he began parking cars at a restaurant in downtown Hartford, CT. By summer’s end, he was managing five parking locations and 30 employees. […]

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Gerard Anderson


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Gerard M. Anderson is the executive chairman of DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. DTE Energy’s operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE […]

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John Hope Bryant


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Named as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 2020 “Notable Georgians”, one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Most Admired CEOs” in 2018, American Banker magazine 2016 “Innovator of the Year”, Inc.’s “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” (honorable mention), and one of Time magazine’s “50 Leaders for the Future” named in 1994, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, […]

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Steve Hall


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Steve Hall is founder and CEO of driversselect, a purpose based retailer of nearly new vehicles based on the principles of Conscious Capitalism—conscious leadership, conscious culture, leading with a higher purpose and having a focus on creating value for all stakeholders. Hall believes driversselect is a platform that will serve as an exemplar for how […]

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Karen Sammon


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Karen Sammon is a CEO, President, Management Executive, public company Board Member and committed Conscious Capitalist with successful record of spearheading turnarounds, driving corporate transformations including digital and culture transformations, and transitioning business models from transactional to recurring revenue. She delivers stability, strategically cultivating and empowering collaborative, engaged and high performing teams, through servant leadership […]

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Greg Massey


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Greg Massey, a native of Durant, OK, is the CEO of First United Bank Trust Company, a $8 billion dollar financial services organization operating in 62 communities throughout Oklahoma and Texas. First United delivers to over 300,000 customers through a network of community banks, mortgage offices, insurance agencies and wealth management locations. First United is […]

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