Board of Directors

Chuck Baker is the CEO and founder of Cayenne, which is a privacy-friendly social network and DIY app builder for creators. Chuck got his start with international giant Procter & Gamble before shifting to an executive role as Managing Director for Uniworld Advertising (a WPP company) with a focus on user interface design and 360-degree ad campaigns. Chuck then served as owner/CEO of Run Group Digital, working with clients like Budweiser, AT&T and Lugz while honing valuable entrepreneurial skills.  He also spent five years as a music producer for artists like Mya, Dru Hill, and Myron – amassing 4 million albums sold. Chuck mentors weekly at Oakland Tech High School, serves as committee chairman of fund development the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area and is a board member of Eastern Horizons, a non-profit for at-risk youth located in Marin, CA.

Renau Daniels is Senior Director, Events Sponsorship Sales at Black Enterprise/Earl Graves Ltd. where her responsibilities include the acquisition of new sponsors and business partnerships and generating revenue for the Black Enterprise profile through the sale of event sponsorships to new and existing clients.  Most recently, she served as Director of Corporate Development at the NAACP, where she was charged with developing new business strategies to meet the organization's annual revenue goals as well as develop and implement strategies to manage, sustain and steward new and existing corporate partnerships. In her prior roles she has served as Community Relations Director at TJX Companies, Executive Director of the Ashley Stewart Stores Foundation, Vice-President of Development for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund as well as senior management roles in the sales division at Black Enterprise magazine.

Jeff Kaplan is a Partner at Deerfield Management, an investment firm with a focus on healthcare. At Deerfield, Jeff manages the Trading Team and is a member of the Structured Products Team, helping to formulate and manage highly structured financial instruments for healthcare innovation and growth. Jeff is an ordained Interfaith Minister, and a graduate of All Faith’s Seminary International, for whom he also serves on the Board. In 2007, Jeff co-founded Busoga Trust America, an NGO focused on clean water in rural Uganda, and in 2003 co-founded GOAL – Giving Open Access to Learning – an after-school enrichment non-profit program in East Harlem.

Dorinda Walker is a Vice President of Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives within Multicultural Marketing for Prudential's U.S. Businesses. In this position, Walker is responsible for supporting U.S. Businesses to plan and execute profitable growth strategies among diverse consumer segments.  Her career has a particular focus on expanding new business opportunities among diverse markets, with an emphasis on strategic planning, targeted marketing, program management, event planning, and community engagement. Since joining Prudential in 1999, Walker has held a variety of roles within Group Insurance, Individual Life Insurance, and Finance.  Walker is past co-chair of the Black Leadership Forum, a business resource group at Prudential that provides personal and career development resources for African American employees. She is an Advisory Board Member of Hispanicize, a Board of Trustees member for Ironbound  Film and Television Studios, and former Board of Trustees member for the Jersey Explorer Children's Museum. 


Director Emerita

Tracy Wilson Mourning is a mentor, designer, broadcast journalist, motivational speaker, soon-to-be published author, loving mother, and wife to NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning. She is a Howard University graduate with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Business.  In 2002, Tracy founded the Honey Shine Mentoring Program and has been fully dedicated to enriching the lives of young women ever since.  The mission of the Honey Shine Mentoring Program is to encourage the balance of mind, body, and soul in girls and young women by providing nurturing experiences that not only illuminate their paths but inform their decisions with self-reliance and hope. Tracy is also the CEO and co-founder of Honey Child by Tracy Wilson Mourning, a brand of bath and body products.

Additionally, in conjunction with her husband Alonzo, Tracy is co-founder of The Mourning Family Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public fundraising foundation created to inspire others through advocacy, education, and enrichment services. Since 1997, The Mourning Family Foundation has raised over $10 million for various programs that aid in the development of children and their families, particularly those in socioeconomically challenged communities. For further information please view her full bio here.

 

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