WEST PALM BEACH — The Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County has elected a new executive leadership team.
The chamber was established in 2004 to advance the economic interests of its members through advocacy, education, information sharing and resource brokering. The group’s newly elected leaders include:
Chair – Bruce Lewis, founder and CEO of L.B. Limited & Associates, Inc., a strategic public relation company located in downtown West Palm Beach. Lewis serves as board chair of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and as a board member of United Way of Palm Beach County. He is a BSEE graduate of the University of Minnesota.
Vice Chair – Keely Gideon-Taylor, event & project coordinator for The Palm Beach Post. Gideon-Taylor oversees the Post’s high school scholarship programs and co-coordinates the Pathfinder Scholarship Program, serves as chair of the PACE Center for Girls Palm Beach County and immediate past chair of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast, and is a board member of the Urban League of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Association of Black Journalists. She holds a BBA from Valdosta State University and an MBA from Troy State University.
Treasurer – Earnie Ellison Jr., director of Business & Community Relations at PGA of America, providing awareness and opportunities for people of color, women and the underserved to participate in the game and the business of golf. Ellison serves on the boards of the United Way of Palm Beach County and First Tee of Palm Beach County, and the Advisory Board of Boy Scouts of America. Ellison is a graduate of Alabama A&M University and a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and the National Negro Golfers Association.
Secretary – Leontyne Brown, founder/owner of sal513, an advertising and communications agency specializing in strategic marketing and communications, national advertising and public relations for brands including Coca Cola, Adidas, AT&T, General Mills and Toyota USA. Brown served as national advertising director for Brand Jordan, Nike’s flagship brand centered on NBA legend Michael Jordan. Brown is a graduate of Florida A&M University.
Founder/Chair Emeritus – Paul Nunnally, founder of Meridian Point Consulting, LLC, a management consulting firm, and the chamber’s chair until January 2012. Nunnally has served on the boards of Good Samaritan Medical Center, Leadership Palm Beach County and Prime Time Palm Beach County, and as a columnist for Success South Florida magazine and adjunct professor with Barry University. Nunnally holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Public Policy Studies and an MBA, both from Duke University.
The chamber seeks to grow black businesses in Palm Beach County. Past and current chamber programming includes networking events, Business Before Hours breakfasts, Business After Hours mixers, business forums and more.
For more information contact Bruce Lewis, 561-833-8080 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Bruce Lewis