Board of Directors
Scott Allen is a business graduate of the University of Georgia, has a Masters Degree in Logistics Management, and is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with years of experience leading small businesses and non-profits.
During a 20 year Air Force career, Scott negotiated and managed multi-million dollar contracts with the defense industry, and at one time helped lead a team to negotiate a $2 billion multi-national contract for 480 F-16 Fighter aircraft. He went on to serve as Dean of Leadership and Management at a military college to prepare officers to be commanders, and was base commander of a facility with 10,000 employees and $30 billion in assets.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Blaisdell was directly responsible for the care and upkeep of 16 aircraft valued in total 512 million dollars and managed a team of 365 seamen. A career Navy man, his leadership as Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Chief of an S3-A aircraft carrier based squadron has prepared him for the diverse positions and roles he has held. . He concluded his professional career in 2014 after 59 years of employment at Lockheed Martin where worked as the Lead Engineer for the C-130 Reliability and Maintainability Department.
In her current Global Communications role at The Coca-Cola Company, she manages the communications function specifically supporting McDonald’s, Coca-Cola’s largest and most strategic foodservice customer. Story-telling is an integral part of what she does for both internal and external audiences: extensive writing and development of creative, impactful messaging and communications materials for senior executives, employees, customers and the media. Her other areas of expertise include communications strategy and planning, internal and executive communications, administration of intranet sites, issues management, customer stewardship and managing agency relationships.
Cherie-Ann a native of Jamaica, is a graduate of the University of Miami where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Communications. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
Ben Cope is an entrepreneur, Web Designer, and Internet Marketing Consultant with a background in multimedia, project management, instructional technology and graphic design.
A graduate of Kennesaw State University with a BA in International Affairs and Georgia State University where obtained a Masters Degree in Communication, Ben started in his own company, Internet Genius Consulting, in 2003.
Ben is currently responsible for the development and ongoing site maintenance of dozens of different client’s websites around the world. His diverse client base includes non-profit organizations, internet marketing professionals and small business owners.
In 2002, Maynard was recognized as a “Modern Day” technology leader and received an award of merit from U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. Maynard is a life and career coach and enjoys working with teens and adults to meet personal and professional goals. Maynard has a BS’ in Sociology from Montclair State University in New Jersey and MS’ in Management of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jamaine “Jay” Tucker
In May 2017, Jamaine is preparing to graduate with a Master’s of Divinity degree from The School of Theology (Episcopal) at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Prior to this pathway, he also served over three years as the Pastor of Evangelism and Outreach at Trinity Chapel, Powder Springs, Georgia. Originally ordained an itinerant deacon in the A.M.E. Church, he served two congregations as a staff pastor and interim pastor.
Chairman of the Board
Kirk left Corporate America to pursue a career in the real estate industry. He became a successful Realtor and was ranked the number 7th agent in the state of Georgia after his 3rd year in the industry in addition to being awarded Remax’s elite Chairman’s Club Award. Kirk also expanded his real estate business to include building custom homes.
He is currently the President of a Digital Advertising Agency that is responsible for increasing the marketing campaigns’ ROI by a minimum of 92% for large national companies in the legal, insurance, finance, and educational industries.