Michael A. Carson Jr.
Michael Carson is a servant leader, advocate, talk show commentator/podcaster, and author who has conducted empowerment lectures and workshops for more than 20 years on topics such as youth and adult development, leadership, mentoring, and conflict resolution, among others.
He is the founder of Image Builders, LLC (formerly Image Builders Outreach, a 501(c)(3) Illinois nonprofit organization). The organization has a long history of addressing the needs of underserved communities in the areas of self-improvement, poverty and criminal justice.
Michael served as the Co-Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion team for a prominent worldwide nonprofit organization. He currently serves as a member of a Community Restorative Justice Board and an advisory council member for a local juvenile justice organization.
Michael holds degrees in Criminal Justice, Sociology/Political Science, and Organizational Management and Leadership and have worked as a legal professional for over 25 years.
In 2010, while visiting relatives in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nigel handpicked fruits and experimented with them by making fresh fruit drinks. He later decided to try his hand at creating an adult beverage made of those same fruits for the alcohol market.
He founded Caribbean Smooth, LLC, a company specializing in premium rum liqueurs, Ou-Oui! After almost four years of research and development, his product can be found in most package stores in Georgia and in limited supply in Alabama.
He previously spent 25 years in the television news industry working as a producer and news executive for ABC stations in Kansas City, Knoxville, Birmingham, and Atlanta. He also worked at CNN. Nigel has won numerous awards including Edward R Murrow and Emmy Awards®.
Nigel is a passionate entrepreneur who has given countless hours to nurturing other minority entrepreneurs in helping them to reach their potential and fulfill their dreams.
Tony has professionally served in the telecommunications and technology industry for the past 20 years. He has held leadership roles in his industry and is known for his innate ability to lead people to maximize in their respective roles to effect change. He is also the CEO of Chaise Real Estate Investments; an investment firm focused on acquiring and investing in real estate.
Tony is best known for his impact as a thought leader and his ability to motivate the masses. He is a published writer and working on his first book project to become a published author.
Tony Robinson has been married to his wife Kenyatta for 19 years and is the father of three beautiful girls.
Robert L. Johnson
Pastor Robert lives his life by this motto, “Today is a gift from God. What you do today is your gift back to Him”. He is the founder and Pastor of Greater Love Greater Works Outreach International Organization. The organization provides ministerial services and resources to underserved individuals in the Chicagoland area, as well as services to the formerly incarcerated.
He has more than 15 years of ministerial experience and 11 years of experience as a teacher, conference speaker, and mentor. His best approach for reaching others is by using his humor, warmth, transparency and strength.
Since 2007, Robert has been the operational director for a trucking company, which provides pharmaceutical delivery service to nursing homes and private care facilities. Through this company he has been able to encourage and train men and women on how to start their own businesses by inviting them to become contractors in the pharmaceutical delivery field.
Pastor Robert has been happily married more than 23years to his sweetheart, Angela. They are the proud parents of seven children and seven grandchildren.
Mike A. Garmon
Mike Garmon is passionate about educating youth and has dedicated his life doing so.
He has a long track record of tutoring and mentoring children in grade schools in the city and rural communities in the state of Mississippi. He also briefly taught children in the New Albany School District.
Mike continues to seek ways to give back to children and is currently doing so in the state of Texas.
He holds a BS in Elementary Education, is an avid golfer and proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.