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Harry Staley

CHAIRMAN

With an interest in technology, which was spurred by the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996—allowing small business market entry, Harry Staley established Prime Business Solutions to build sales in local and long-distance telephone services and Internet access to small and mid-sized businesses.
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Wayne Ferguson

VICE CHAIRMAN

Wayne Ferguson is a native of Prince George’s County Maryland.  He currently attends Excelsior College in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree.  He has two children, Janelle, who attends Morgan State University; and Chester, who attends Bowie State University.  He started his career at the United Parcel Service in 1988 and currently serves as a Division Manager.
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Cecelia Davis

TREASURER

Cecelia is a Procurement Analyst in the Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer at the General Services Administration (GSA), where she is responsible for writing/revising Government-wide and agency contract policy and serves as an analyst on the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council. FULL BIO

 

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Gwen Ferguson

SECRETARY

Ms. Ferguson has over 25 years working with non-profits in the areas of management and resource development. She worked for 18 years in various capacities with the United Way of the National Capital Area. Her most recent position was Regional Director for Prince George’s County where she raised some $2 million for area non-profits.
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Sam E. Hutchinson

Sam Hutchinson has a distinguished national reputation and has had an outstanding career in federal service. He was a member of the government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from August 1994 through January 2010. During this period he was the highest-ranking African-American career executive in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) nationwide.  FULL BIO

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Karen S. Jackson

Karen Stamper Jackson served as a Federal senior executive with an accomplished career spanning over thirty-eight years and many organizations within the federal sector.  She began her career at the General Services Administration in 1973 and focused her efforts in the budget and financial management areas.

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Arethia Toni Lewis

A. Toni Lewis is Founder and Executive Director of The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc. (FAME).  FAME, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, was organized in June 2004 to advance the value of music, music-making, and educational study and to create opportunities for youth to experience the joys of music and provide them gifts that last a lifetime.
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John Ray

John then joined the U .S. General Services Administration (GSA) in February 1974 where he served with the Requirements Coordination Branch in the then Automated Data and Telecommunications Service. He was promoted in August 1977 and became program manager of the GSA Teleprocessing Services Program (TSP) which was a government-wide program for acquiring computing services and support services (now known as Cloud services) using TSP multiple award schedule contracts and basic agreements for negotiated procurements.

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Reginald “Reg” Weaver

Reg Weaver is the immediate past president of the National Education Association, the largest professional association and one of the most influential educator groups in the United States. Reginald Lee Weaver was born on August 13, 1939 in Danville, Illinois to Mary Alice Buchanan and Carl Weaver. Weaver graduated from Danville High School in 1957 and earned his B.A. degree in special education for the physically challenged at Illinois State University in 1961. He received his Master’s degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois in 1971. FULL BIO

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Gregory K. Wells

Gregory K. Wells earned his J.D. in 1984 from the University of Maryland School of Law. His practice focuses on Plaintiff’s medical malpractice, serious personal injury, and wrongful death cases, as well as commercial and business litigation. He is also a highly sought-after Mediator. Greg has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Professional Malpractice Law, and in both the “Maryland Lawyers” published by Baltimore Magazine and “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers” published by Law & Politics since 2007.
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Moneka Cunningham

Born in Chicago, Moneka Cunningham served as an educator side by side, team teaching with her mother, Helen Cunningham, for over ten years. Continuing in the world of academia with an extensive background in special events, fundraising, alumni relations and government affairs she worked with both Prince George’s Community College and Bowie State University to execute and manage numerous signature events for the institutions.
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Ingrid Valentine

Ingrid Valentine is currently the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education. In her role, Ingrid advises the Chief Compliance Officer on matters related to the Department’s operation of student financial assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act and the Health Education Assistance Loan Program. Ingrid’s office is responsible for administering a program of monitoring and oversight of approximately 6,100 postsecondary domestic and international institutions, guaranty agencies, lenders, and loan servicers participating in the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid programs.
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