The Black Wealth Builder's Summit in Detroit Michigan on July 29th to July 31st
The Black Wealth Builder's Summit in Detroit Michigan on July 29th - July 31st
About The Speakers
Founder of Strather Academy
CEO of Strather Associates for 45 years - known as Herbert from Herbert Street, a Community Developer and
Youth Advocate. Life was saved as a youth by Downtown Optimist Club which created a desire in HJS to give back.
Established over 150 Optimist Clubs in the world and was responsible for 3,500 Scholarships to Detroit Area Youth.
My real estate career started under Darrlyn Bowers and was later mentored by Charles Grenadier, William Liberson and
Dr. Boyce Watkins
Founder of the Black Business School
Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the most highly sought-after African-American entrepreneurial scholars in the world. Specializing in financial psychology, educational motivation, and black social commentary, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, and many more national media outlets.
Dr. Ken Harris
National President and CEO of the National Business League
Kenneth L. Harris, Ph.D., is the 12th National President/CEO of the National Business League. Booker T. Washington founded the National Business League, which is the oldest and largest trade association for Black businesses in the country, celebrating 120 years of service. Headquartered in Detroit, MI, and Washington D.C., the National Business League serves more than 120,000 members in 367 league chapters in all 50 states, Africa, and the Caribbean. Dr. Harris is an expert economic historian and entrepreneur, with a dual Ph.D. in African and African American Studies. He specialized in Business and Entrepreneurship from the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University.
Founder of 10K Project
In 2005, Cheree began her entrepreneurial career in the family business. Her mother was a bookkeeper in Northern Virginia. Cheree prospected for business, prepared financial statements for clients, and reviewed clients’ financial options within their businesses.
Years later, Cheree decided to strike out on her own and started a business plan writing company. Over an 8 year period, she helped companies raise millions of dollars. The most successful fundraisers already had a network of high-net-worth individuals who gladly put in $100,000 or more (each) into their startup. They could raise millions within a few weeks of Cheree completing their business plan. Her Black clients (most of whom had great ideas but didn’t have these relationships) would struggle to receive funding. Cherie knew that there had to be a solution to this massive problem.
Dr. Claud Anderson
President of PowerNomics
Dr. Claud Anderson is president of PowerNomics Corporation of America, Inc. and The Harvest Institute, Inc. PowerNomics is a company that publishes his books and produces multimedia presentations in which he explains his concept, PowerNomics. PowerNomics is a package of principles and strategies that explain “race” and offer a guide for Black America to become a more self-sufficient and economically competitive group in America.
Dr. Anderson’s book, PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America, incorporates and reflects his past experiences: his academic research, business experience, both as an owner and a capital provider, and his varied political positions. He has held the highest positions in federal and state government and politics. He was State Coordinator of Education for Florida under Governor Reubin Askew during the tumultuous period of the 1970s.
Owner of GOS Companies
Gary O. Shelton’s late maternal grandfather, Lexington E. Sanders, died when Gary was only four years old and inspired him to become an entrepreneur. Lexington and his brother, Eugene R. Sanders, were landowners in the Jim Crow South, and built and operated funeral home, grocery store, and motel in Monticello Georgia. They also built the community center which has done much commendable work with the youth in Jasper County, resulting in the street Sanders HTS being named in his honor. Following are businesses Gary has acquired, founded, co-founded, merged with, or led:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), With Ownership Wealth, LLC: Black Wealth Matters movement
Managing Director, EZ Financial Group, LLC: Helps real estate entrepreneurs and small business owners get their business set up the right way to meet lender and credit issuer approval requirements and provides access to working capital
Co-Chairman, Strather Affiliated companies: real estate developers teaching the next generation of urban developers
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) American Business Angels launch Team: A social finance venture that bridges corporate VCs, hedge funds & other institutional investors to help create a more efficient startup capital market.