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Meet the Chamber Board

The chamber board is made up of local business leaders working to advance the economic interests of our members through advocacy, education, information sharing and resource brokering to maximize their success. We focus resources on the challenges faced by Black-owned and minority businesses.

Black Chamber of Commerce Of Palm Beach County

Board of Directors

Joseph Sanches

President and MLK 5K Committee Chair
Joseph Sanches is the Chief Operating Office of the School District of Palm Beach County, the 10th largest school district in the nation serving m…

Keely Gideon-Taylor

President-Elect and Resource Development Committee Chair
Keely Gideon-Taylor manages the Community Relations at The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News. In this role, Keely is responsible for build…

Grasford Smith

Immediate Past President and Governance Committee Chair
Grasford Smith is a Litigation Partner with Akerman, a top 100 US law firm, in its West Palm Beach office. He is admitted to practice in NY, DC, F…

Leontyne D. Brown

Secretary and Advocacy & Social Justice Committee Chair
Leontyne Brown is an award-winning marketing executive with a proven track record of achievement in Integrated Marketing & Communications, Bra…

Pamela Stewart

Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
As president of the Palm Beach County Black Business Investment Corporation and Pathway Capital Funding, Stewart spearheads efforts to expand acce…

Jervonte Edmonds

Member and Young Professionals Committee Chair
Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds is the Founder and CEO of Suits For Seniors, which is the nation’s fastest growing youth preparedness program. Mr. Edmonds …

Frank Hayden

Member and Membership Committee Chair
From Detroit to Palm Beach County, Frank Hayden has spent his entire professional career creating opportunities for people who sought an equal opp…

Clive Henry

Clive Wilbert Henry, CPA is the president and co-founder of U2 Health, a health care clinic located in West Palm Beach, Florida. Prior to forming …

Brian Oliver

Member and Marketing & Communications Chair
Brian K. Oliver serves as the Chief Executive Officer of K.W.A. Group Branding, a dynamic Palm Beach County firm dedicated to providing quality, c…

Thais Sullivan

Thais R. Sullivan joined Valley National Bank – Florida Division in September 2015, as the Vice President, Regional CRA/Commercial Lending Officer for the S…

Bruce N. Lewis

Member and Equity Entrepreneur Center (E2C) Committee Chair
Bruce N. Lewis is the Founder and CEO of L B Limited & Associates, Incorporated, a Strategic Public Relations company located in Downtown West…

Freda Lucas

Freda D. Lucas is a Vice President/ Branch Manager for PNC Bank. She began her career in retail banking in 1983. Freda has over 30 years in lendin…

Dr. Deeawn Roundtree

Programming Chair
Dr. Deeawn Roundtree is the CEO of Roundtree Training & Consulting. She is also a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Reso…

Mark Parks

Mark A. Parks, Jr. currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the City of West Palm Beach, Florida, the city named by Forbes Magazine in 2014…
Board of Directors