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Our Chamber Leadership

FOUNDER/President/CEO

Linda S Gray

Board of Directors MISSION STATEMENT is to look forward to our board meetings, being comfortable in the knowledge that we will move our organization close to its goals and provide support and encouragement for everyone. 

When you are on a special mission, it is not always easy to accomplish your goals. Here at the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce we are extremely grateful to have a loyal and dedicated Board of Directors that are active in the organizational planning and decision making of its Chamber of Commerce. 

Our Board is not reluctant to making sure that our organization remains financially sound. Our finances are not just about overseeing the budget. It is about understanding how the organization is funded, how fundraising works and participating in that fundraising. The public trusts the board to manage donated funds to fulfill the organization's mission. 

Our Board Members realizes the seriousness of their duties when they agreed to serve on the Board. Again, we are incredibly grateful to have a loyal and dedicated TEAM

Linda S Gray
FOUNDER/President/CEO
Founder, President and CEO of the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce. My business objective is to operate in a responsible leadership position where my focus is definitely on business as a visionary with strong leadership skills. My role as a community leader must help solve problems that can make a difference in the lives of business owners. On a professional and business level, many have found her to have a pleasant and positive attitude as well as being a great Woman of God.              www.gswbcc.com
Abdul Ferguson
Board Chairman
I'm excited to be the contact point for every board member regarding board issues. My biggest responsibility is setting goals and objectives for the board to ensure that they are met and that all board members are involved in committee activities. 
Owner of Shark Brite LLC a company specialized in janitorial implementation, offering a wide range of services that cover anything from office, commercial and residential service work. Access to capital is what businesses need. 
                                  www.sharkbritellc.com
W. G.  Jones
Vice Chairman
Triple J is one of the leading hospitality renovation general contractors licensed with over 26 years in the construction industry, we take great pride in the partnerships we build with our hospitality clients. Triple J consistently delivers great results for our partners’ projects and unparalleled value for their businesses.                     www.jjjconst.com
Claudia Ferguson
Board Secretary
Co-Owner of Shark Brite, LLC.   I've learned being a board secretary you have to be on top of your A Game. Which also means that you need a varity set of skills along with strong communication skills and the ability to organize and prioritize tasks and you need to be well-versed in administrative work. 
                                  www.sharkbritellc.com
Tawanna Heyward-Bey
Governance Chair
Coach Tawanna believes that building and growing your business into millions “can be done” and is often quoted as she shares this message as a keynote speaker and in her recent book she co-authored called “Get Certified” Learn the Basics and Benefits of Becoming a “Certified” business owner.
Terrance Sauls
Parliamentarian
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Ethala Caldwell
Board Treasurer
Owner of Virtual Opportunities a platform for entrepreneurs and business owners to come together and help each other increase their revenue through digital marketing, joint ventures, presentation parties, lead generation, and website building.
                  www.virtualopportunities.net
Thomas Deason
Board Member
Cozy D Air Heating and AC 
Our mission is to serve the DFW Metroplex with quality service at a competitive pricing with integrity, and in a timely manner.

                         www.cozydair.com
Darren Smith
Board Member
Throughout my career, I have been successful in executing more than $1 Billion in total development cost of multi-family housing projects throughout the country. Every development built must be of the highest quality. It is a living operational representation. 
                   www.auxanodevelopment.com
Jerome Brown
Board Member
Retiring from the Navy after 22 years of service, and being victim and a survivor of COVID-19, it didn’t take much for the ActivePure Air Purifier to convince me of its quality. I know its methods are as clean as the air it creates.  I am an advocate and an authorized dealer for ActivePure. I believe in our mission. 
Jollyn Mwsingo
Board Member
ACARI Management Group, Inc. headquartered in Arlington, TX, was founded in 2009 by Jollyn Mwisongo, a driven entrepreneur committed to bringing her clients’ visions to reality. At ACARI we understand that the success of our company is grounded in the success of our clients.
                            www.acarimg.com
Dr. Shirley Higgs
Board Member
Experienced District Director, Student Success Dallas College. A demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Conflict Resolution, and Lesson Planning. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University.
Larry Hall
Board Member
QNET INFORMATION SERVICES (Qnet) is a full service technology solutions and managed services provider. Founded in 1999, Qnet is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Dallas Texas and customers serviced in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Floriada, Georgia and Texas.
                   www.qnetms.com
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