WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Rochelle Wright

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Rochelle Wright Rochelle Wright is a proud mother, wife, entrepreneur and successful business woman residing in Franklin, TN. She was born and raised in the heart of the Mississippi Delta – Home of the Blues, Greenville, MS. Mrs. Wright is the eldest of five children born to the late Olivia Dukes and Andre Dukes. She attended Jackson State University and later transferred to Bradley University in Peoria, IL where she graduated and obtained a degree in Elementary Education/Health Science. In January of 2000, Rochelle moved to Tennessee with her husband, Shedrick Wright and their two beautiful children Shedrick Wright Jr. and Kenedi Wright due to [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Juanita E. Patton

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Juanita Patton Juanita was born and raised in Franklin, TN. She grew up in the 1960s, and has seen many changes. Juanita graduated from Franklin High School, earned her Associate’s Degree in Computer Accounting from Nashville Tech. She began working at Harpeth National Bank, then Citizens Bank, and Third National Bank, which became SunTrust Bank, and on to First Tennessee Bank. In all, she has 35 years of banking experience. She has worked in many positions during her banking career. For her, banking is about helping people. “I listen to their goals and help them figure out ways to reach what they are after. It [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Wanda Guy

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WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Monique McCullough

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Monique McCullough Monique McCullough currently serves as the Public Outreach Specialist for the City of Franklin, Tennessee where she manages community relations and outreach programs for the City. A native of Franklin, she has worked for the city since 1999 and oversees the City’s participation in the planning of festivals and events, which are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors each year. With over 20 years of event planning experience, Monique has a Bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University and an MBA from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a current board member of Franklin Tomorrow and a graduate of [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Carlos & Shenita Baker

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Carlos And Shenita Baker Carlos Baker is President of Steps Ahead, LLC. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Human Resources Management. After retiring from General Motors, Mr. Baker formed Steps Ahead Mobile Business Solutions and Corporate Transportation company with his wife, Shenita Baker. As executives with an eye for detail, and a penchant for first class service the company was created to provide business services for the active business professional. Carlos is a Management Professional with 33 years of demonstrated accomplishments in production engineering and people management with General Motors, Corp. Honorably Discharged from the United States Army Infantry Division and National [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dr. Shanna L. Jackson

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Dr Shanna Jackson Dr. Shanna Jackson serves as the Associate Vice President of the new Williamson Campus for Columbia State Community College.  As COO of the Williamson Campus, Jackson provides oversight for facilities, programming, services and community engagement. Prior to this role Jackson served as the Dean of Extended Services for the college providing leadership for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the Clifton, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Williamson County campuses.  Jackson also has administrative academic responsibility for the Commercial Entertainment, Film Crew Technology and Hospitality Management programs. Jackson began her career in manufacturing working for The Pillsbury Company and General Mills. Her 20 [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Robert Stokes

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Robert Stokes Robert "Bob" Stokes moved to middle Tennessee in 2012 as a result of a transfer with Edward Jones where he manages an office in Brentwood. He began his career with Edward Jones in 2008 in Michigan. Bob began his professional career following graduation from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he majored in business administration and minored in military science. As an Army ROTC cadet, Bob was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served three years in various capacities. Bob earned his MS degree in business from Central Michigan University while serving in the Army and completed [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Valencia Breckenridge

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Valencia Breckenridge Valencia Breckenridge opened prayer time on her first day at GraceWorks Monday with reading 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, in which Paul discusses how any part of the body is no more important than any other part. It was particularly appropriate as the new GraceWorks’ CEO/President began her leadership of its 32-member staff whose individual gifts help the 21-year-old ministry provide immediate and long-term resources to struggling families. “No one part is more important than any other,” Breckenridge said. “We are all gifted differently. I freely admit my shortcomings, and I know some of you have gifts I don’t have. And I hope my gifts [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Marcus & Yolanda Henderson

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Marcus And Yolanda Henderson Marcus T. Henderson, Sr. Marcus T. Henderson, Sr., President and CEO of Henderson Financial Group, Inc., serves as lead Financial Advisor for his thriving wealth management firm in Brentwood, Tennessee. A native Nashvillian, Marcus attended Glencliff Comprehensive High School (1985 – General Studies) and Tennessee State University (1989 - BBA – Economics). Mr. Henderson's professional and industry affiliations consist of memberships in the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, (NAIFA), and the Financial Planning Association (FPA). In private practice since 1989, he is a 27-year consecutive member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a benchmark of excellence in [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Celestia Ware III

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Celestia Ware Celestia Ware III is an established Insurance Professional Leader, Community Service Leader, and Philanthropist. Celestia was born in St. Louis MO and raised in Bowling Green KY. Celestia is a graduate of Kentucky State University with a BS degree in Criminal Justice and Master’s degree from Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University in Criminal Justice Administration. Celestia is married to Dacia Ware and has a son CJ Ware a sophomore at Nolensville High School. Their family resides in Nolensville TN. Celestia possessing the ability to execute a wide range of property and casualty strategies designed to minimize loss ratios while increasing [...]