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MEET THE TEAM

Jr. Board Members

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Alexandria Ho

Jr. Board Member

Alexandria was the Business Development Lead at Metroplex Vital Care and now with the Dallas Regional Chamber.  She has extensive experience in project management and building strong client relationships. Deeply committed to improving community health, she has developed and organized over a hundred vaccine clinics throughout the state of Texas. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Alexandria is also actively involved in various philanthropic initiatives and community organizations, including the Dana Juett Residency of Social Venture Partners, Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy for Communities Foundation of Texas, and Junior League of Dallas. She finds joy in meeting new people, taking care of her million house plants, and trying new restaurants.

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Alexxis Hawkins

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Alexxis, Founder & CEO of RediBloom, is a respected entrepreneur and community leader in Dallas, Texas. With a strong commitment to excellence, Alexxis drives RediBloom forward as a premier digital marketing agency, renowned for its innovative strategies that elevate brands across industries.

 

Beyond business, Alexxis actively engages in community initiatives, leveraging expertise to foster social change and economic empowerment. Through mentoring, collaboration with local nonprofits, and participation in outreach programs, Alexxis exemplifies corporate leadership and civic responsibility, catalyzing positive change both in business and the wider community.

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Amber Fleet 

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Amber Fleet is a Cybersecurity professional who recently graduated in August 2023 with her Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.  Before her Cybersecurity and Information Technology career, Amber worked in financial management and accounting for five years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Tulsa in 2015. While at the University of Tulsa, she played on the Women's Basketball team, was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and held leadership positions in various other organizations.


Amber is a tech enthusiast who loves learning about new technological advances in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things. Her ultimate career goal is to be a liaison or bridge for improving businesses through technological solutions. Amber has certifications in Lean Six Sigma—yellow belt, scrum master, and digital marketing, and is pursuing her Sec +.

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One of the essential lessons that Amber’s parents instilled in her at a very young age is to always help others and be of service. That lesson has evolved into a passion for helping people in any way that she can. When not spending time with family and friends, volunteering at church, working out at the gym, or traveling, she always finds time to volunteer with different organizations to serve her community. Amber is also the community relations chair of the National Black MBA Association – DFW chapter and a member of Women in Cybersecurity, National Society of Black Engineers, and Black in Technology. Amber is proud to be a part of the Hunger Busters junior board.

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Amit Banerjee

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Amit is the President & CEO of Philanthropy Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating and inspiring philanthropy in youth. Amit has also held a variety of roles throughout his career at Lockheed Martin, AT&T, the Dallas Regional Chamber, Tango Charities, and most recently, the Commit Partnership.

 

Amit’s community involvement includes volunteering with several large- and small-scale organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Dallas Film Society and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Emerging Leaders Society. His service also extends to nonprofits such as Communities Foundation of Texas, Union Coffee, Healthy Futures of Texas, Tango Charities, and Social Venture Partners of Dallas.

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Ariana Falls

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Ariana Falls is a dynamic individual whose journey has been shaped by a diverse array of experiences and a deep-rooted commitment to service. Born in Fort Riley, KS, to a military family, Ariana's upbringing instilled in her a strong sense of discipline, resilience, and dedication to others.

After her family settled in Dallas during her teenage years, Ariana's entrepreneurial spirit began to emerge. At a young age, she embarked on a career as a beauty consultant, leveraging her keen eye for aesthetics to assist aspiring and established models in crafting their looks for photoshoots. This early venture into entrepreneurship not only honed Ariana's business acumen but also fueled her passion for empowering others to look and feel their best.

Ariana's drive to serve stems from the exemplary path set by her father, who retired from the Army. Inspired by his selfless commitment to others, she has always sought out opportunities to make a positive impact in her community and beyond.

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Currently serving as a Corporate Business Development Specialist for Jaguar/Land Rover, Ariana brings her expertise and enthusiasm to her role, where she focuses on serving the Dallas, Austin, Frisco, and Tulsa, OK areas. In this capacity, she thrives on building meaningful relationships, driving business growth, and delivering exceptional service to her clients.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Ariana is a passionate advocate for health and wellness. She enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle through regular workouts and finds solace in the pages of a good book. Ariana's infectious smile and genuine warmth endear her to all who know her, and she cherishes spending quality time with her family and doting on her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Mila.

With her unwavering dedication to service, coupled with her entrepreneurial spirit and genuine compassion, Ariana Falls continues to inspire those around her and make a lasting impact wherever she goes.

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Blake Conway

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Born and raised in Arlington, Blake Conway has called the DFW area home for his entire life. Upon graduating from Texas Christian University, where he studied Finance and Accounting, he joined Frost Bank and now serves as a commercial banker. Blake resonates with Frost’s focus on Texas based businesses and finds fulfillment in knowing that the capital he helps facilitate directly benefits local businesses, ultimately enriching and strengthening the Texas community.  

 

Beyond Blake’s professional endeavors, he is an avid sports fan with a deep-rooted passion for supporting athletics in the DFW area. Blake serves on the Advisory Board for the Dallas Sports Commission, which is responsible for attracting sporting events to be held in DFW, spanning from amateur and collegiate competitions to prestigious Olympic and professional events. Additionally, Blake contributes his time and expertise to the Young Professionals (YP) Committee for the Association of Corporate Growth and is a YP Member of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he collaborates with like-minded individuals to foster growth and innovation within the business community. Through these engagements, Blake is dedicated to making meaningful contributions to the continued success and prosperity of the Dallas region.

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Bry Mabry, MHA, MBA

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Bry Mabry graduated with a B.S. in Community Public Health from the University of Central Oklahoma. She recently obtained a dual master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. A proud Oklahoman, Bry successfully relocated to Dallas, Texas, and jumped into the nonprofit sector right after receiving her undergraduate. During her tenure, she has served in multiple positions across the American Heart Association that primarily focused on multicultural initiatives, health equity, and the health and well-being of school-aged children.  


Bry currently serves as the Community Impact Director for the American Heart Association’s Dallas Division. Her focus primarily seeks sustainable, equitable solutions for identified underserved communities. Bry serves on multiple coalitions across the metroplex and sits on the Tarrant County Food Policy Council Board and Hunger Busters Junior Board. Through her passion, Bry is passionate about collective impact and serves as a strong convener for her partners and community influencers.

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George Headley

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George, Managing Partner at Vested Ventures Group, leverages his financial expertise to assist small to mid-sized businesses in obtaining essential funding. With a background in financial analysis and SBA lending, he excels in securing various financing solutions, including mergers and acquisitions funding, real estate financing, SBA loans, and lines of credit. Through strategic partnerships with private lenders, investors, CPAs, and attorneys, George facilitates connections that drive opportunities for all parties involved. His leadership encompasses business strategy, development, client relations, and team management.

Previously, as Vice President at Midwest Regional Bank, George advised clients on SBA loans and fostered valuable business relationships, expanding his professional network. He also served as a Business Development Representative at NOW CFO, where he developed tailored financial solutions for diverse clientele. Earlier roles include supporting acquisitions at a private equity firm and leasing luxury apartment projects. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business from the University of South Florida and actively participates in the Association for Corporate Growth.

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Gregory Robinson, MBA

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Gregory Robinson is a seasoned finance professional, avid mentor, and passionate enthusiast of sports and intellectual pursuits. Born and raised in New Jersey, Gregory developed a natural affinity for math and numbers from a young age, with these subjects consistently ranking among his academic favorites.

 

Gregory's academic journey led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Centenary University. Eager to deepen his knowledge and expertise, he pursued further education, earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Corporate Finance from Rider University.

Equipped with a strong academic foundation, Gregory embarked on a successful career in finance, with notable tenures at Merrill and PNC Private Bank. Throughout his professional journey, Gregory has demonstrated a keen analytical mind and a knack for strategic financial planning, earning recognition for his contributions to the field.

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Beyond his professional pursuits, Gregory is a diehard New York Knicks fan, with a fervent passion for basketball that extends beyond the court. He also finds joy in exploring the world through travel, immersing himself in new cultures and experiences.

In addition to his love for sports and travel, Gregory has a deep-seated passion for intellectual pursuits, particularly chess. He enjoys engaging in strategic gameplay, honing his skills, and challenging himself to new levels of mastery.

 

Committed to giving back to his community, Gregory is actively involved in mentoring young boys, offering guidance, support, and mentorship to help them navigate life's challenges and reach their full potential. His dedication to mentorship reflects his belief in the power of mentorship to inspire, empower, and uplift future generations.

 

Gregory Robinson is a multifaceted individual who brings a blend of financial acumen, sports enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, and a heart for mentorship to everything he does. His diverse interests and unwavering commitment to personal and professional growth make him a valued member of his community and beyond.

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Jarvis Ballard 

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Jarvis Ballard is a Relationship Strategist in the PNC Asset Management Group. He has completed a three year program which provided him the opportunity to rotate through multiple disciplines within the PNC Private Bank.

 

He works with a team of professionals in financial planning, trust and estate services, investment management, and cash and credit solutions to assist in helping clients achieve their financial objectives.

 

Jarvis interned with PNC in the summer of 2020. He attended North Carolina A&T State University and majored in finance. Jarvis loves meeting new people and volunteering. Jarvis has a kind heart and will give the shirt off his back for anyone.

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Olympia Newman, MBA

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Olympia, the Managing Director of Leadership Programs at the Dallas Regional Chamber, creates comprehensive programs for business professionals. As a transformation strategist, she specializes in developing people, programs, and processes that ignite personal and organizational growth, fostering inclusive and thriving environments.

 

Before joining the Chamber, she spent the last seven years in various education sectors. Olympia served as a teacher, teacher trainer, advocate for under-championed communities, and learning experience designer. Her superpower lies in simplifying complexity, contributing to the success of initiatives under her guidance.

Originally from Nigeria, Olympia is a first-generation college graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of North Texas at Dallas and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Western Governors University.

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Beyond her professional pursuits, Olympia is passionate about mentoring youths, reading, volunteering, traveling, and enjoying creative and outdoor activities with her husband, Fred, and pup, Ash.

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Zahmaria Choice

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Zahmaria Choice is a dedicated advocate for community development, proudly serves as Miss Denton 2024 and will compete at Miss Texas this June. With a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Howard University, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her endeavors.

 

Zahmaria works in Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance, ensuring equitable access to resources and opportunities for underserved communities. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in flower arranging and gaming, reflecting her diverse interests and passions. Her journey embodies resilience, intellect, and a fervent dedication to fostering inclusive and thriving communities.

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Intrested in joining the Jr. Board? 

We would love for you to apply! Email Dr. Latame Phillips to learn more.

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