Board of Directors
Aaron Means is the former IBM Charlotte Site Initiatives Manager and Import/Export Regulation Executive, and was responsible for employee programs, import/export regulations, and assisting the Senior Location Executive with community involvement for the IBM Charlotte Site. He worked for IBM 38 years, living in Charlotte since 1996. His background includes a broad range of marketing support positions, including Business Controls Manager, Sales Planning Manager, and Administration Manager. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Knoxville College and has done extensive graduate study at the University of Tennessee in Guidance and Counseling. Additionally, he has a technical degree in computer programming from ECPI. Aaron is also a certified practitioner in the Positive Parenting Program. He is active in the Charlotte Community, serving in the following capacities:
Current Community Engagements
· 100 Black Men of Charlotte, Board of Directors (Executive VP Programs)
· CMPD Youth Mentoring Forum
· CMS School Volunteer
· Global Youth Mentoring Forum
· Listen-Up Mentoring Program
· Charlotte Merchants Foundation Board of Directors
Former Community Engagements
· Big Brothers, Big Sisters Volunteer
· Charlotte International Cabinet Board of Directors
· Charlotte Secondary School, Board of Directors (Former Chair)
· Electronic Computer Programming Institute Advisory Council
· Family Financial Literacy Coalition
· INROADS Regional Board of Directors
· KIPP School Charlotte, Board Chair
· Mecklenburg Ministries Board of Directors
· NC Public Charter School Advisory Council (App. by the Governor 09/2011)
· Police Activities League, Board of Directors (Former Board Chair)
· Queen City Optimist Club Member, Board of Directors)
· SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Advisory Council
· US Army Community Advisory Council
· US Army Regional Advisory Council
· Boy Scouts of America, Special Initiatives District Council Activities Committee Co-Chair
Awards and Recognition
· INROADS Business Coordinator of the Year 2002 – 2003
· Daily Points of Light Award 2004 (White House)
· Mentor the Year City of Charlotte 2005
· Eastside Community Development Corporation Man of the Year 2005
· President’s Volunteer Service Award 2005 (White House)
· ITC Charlotte / Charlotte Chamber Above and Beyond Award 2005-2006
· ITC Charlotte / Charlotte Chamber Volunteer of the Year Computer
· Access to Neighborhood/TechConnect 2005-2006
· Finalist Martin Luther King Image Award, City of Charlotte 2006
· Life in Charlotte Volunteer Award 2006
· 100 Black Men of Charlotte President’s Award 2006
· Presidential Service Award 2006 (White House)
· Chapel of Christ the King Shepard’s Award 2007
· INROADS Business Advisor of the year 2007
· 100 Black Men of Charlotte President’s Award 2007
· Presidential Service Award 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (White House)
· Governor’s Volunteer Award (2012)
· National PAL Volunteer of The Year Award 2013
· 100 Black Men of Charlotte President’s Award 2017
Robert B. Taylor
VP of Technology
Robert B. Taylor works for the City of Charlotte as Technology & Process Improvement Manager. I’m an 11-year City of Charlotte employee, experienced Process Improvement Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. I am a strong information technology professional skilled in a Analytical Skills, Government, Team Building, Management, and Software Documentation. I lead an initiative to complete an initial Alternative Fuels Study Strategic Plan for the City of Charlotte.
Robert received the National Presidential Nominating Convention “Heritage Coin” from the National Democratic Party 2012, South Carolina State Charlotte Chapter Alumnus Of The Year 2017, and Omega Man Of The Year 1994.
Robert has served as the Vice Chairman of the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition and Past Assistant Scout Master Troop 107 for University Park Church and current Board Member of the 100 Black Men of Charlotte.
Robert has a B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology from South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC and Master of Business Administration M.B.A from Webster University, St. Louis, MO.
SVP of Leadership Development
Michael Guerin has enjoyed a career in Technology, Finance, and Management Consulting over the past 18 years with companies such as Kraft Foods, Commerce Bank, and Wells Fargo. He is currently a 10-year veteran of Wells Fargo and has served in various Technology and Strategy roles throughout Enterprise Finance & Information Technology and more recently, the Customer Remediation Center of Excellence for Auto Operations, providing Technology Strategy, Relationship Management, Metrics Strategy, and Operational Excellence expertise.
In the community, Michael is the SVP of Leadership Development for the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, serving on the Board of Directors, contributing as a STEAM Robotics coach, and mentor. He serves on the Executive Board for the Howard University Alumni Association in Charlotte where he previously served 2 terms as President and is a member of the National Black MBA Association.
Originally from Willingboro, N.J., Michael is a graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C., with a BBA in Computer Information Systems, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, earning an MBA in Finance & Real Estate Development, and a recipient of the UCLA – Anderson Executive Education Certificate. Michael is married and currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and daughter.
President‐elect & Chief Operating Officer
Aje Cunningham is Executive Managing Partner of xNxTnP,llc, a technology development research and design firm. He is a seasoned business leader and executive with over twenty (20) years in financial and business operations. He has managed and led multi-million-dollar projects for many international organizations including Deutsch Bank, Man Financial plc, Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank, Amerada Hess, United Airlines and other organizations in Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, France, and Germany. He is a professional risk manager and has managed portfolios in excess of $4 billion.
With a strong commitment to community service he has held leadership role in many civic non-profit organizations such as Boys Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Club, Financial Education Advisory Board of St. Louis Public Schools, Urban Financial Services Coalition and 100 Black Men of America. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors for 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, Inc.; a member of the Audit Committee for 100 Black Men of America, Inc; and member the Capital Budget Advisory Committee for Mecklenburg County, NC. The seven-member committee is responsible for the oversight of $1.6 billion capital improvement plan FY2019 -FY2023 (facilities, infrastructure, equipment and land acquisition) for the public schools system, public libraries, community college, and parks within the county.
He has a Baccalaureate degree in Finance from Northwestern University and Master of Science in Financial Economics from Loyola University of Chicago.
Victor Burgess Mack
VP of Education
“Effective education requires the integration of social interaction with content knowledge that meets the individual needs of the learner and facilitated in a manner that promotes self-inquiry, life-long learning, democracy, and agency-building” …Dr. Victor Mack
The above educational philosophy has been shaped by a 25+ year career in multiple capacities with a commitment to on-going learning and service to the community. Dr. Mack currently serves as the Director of
Educational Outreach for the Office of School and Community Partnerships at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fostering collaborative relationships between the university, surrounding schools, public agencies, and the community. He has served as the Director of Educational Outreach since 2006 and has successfully facilitated multiple professional development, college-student engagements, and K-12 initiatives that support the college’s mission. Collaborators have included the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the Southwest Educational Alliance, local schools districts, and numerous departments on the campus of UNC Charlotte. Dr. Mack received his Ph.D. in 2012 in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on urban education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Edwin Terry is a retired Senior Manager at IBM and previously held a position of Vice President of Operation at Solectron Technology Inc. Edwin’s expertise is in Product Development, Quality Engineering and Manufacturing.
Edwin received the Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service from the State of North Carolina, March 12, 2012 and Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteer service from President Barack Obama 2015. Edwin has been recognized with the Shirley Henry Award from Crisis Assistance Ministry, The President Award from the 100 Black Men of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Edwin has served on the Boards of Crisis Assistance Ministry and 100 Black Men of Charlotte.
Edwin has a BS degree in Chemistry from Wilberforce University and has attended the University of Hull, Hull, England and the University of Vermont both in the field of Chemistry.
Reginald (Reggie) Grant
VP of Economic Empowerment
Reginald (Reggie) Grant, a South Carolina native, completed his high school studies in the SC public schools prior to enrolling in the United States Navy.
At a young age and following a brief military career, Reggie relocated to Washington, DC, where he established a successful career. For more than 10 years, Reggie was employed with Virginia Tech’s Graduate Center in Falls Church, VA. During his tenure, Reggie held various leadership roles in both the College of Business as well as the College of Information Technology.
In 2004, Reggie and his family relocated to Charlotte. Reggie is currently employed with Bank of America as Vice President of Project Execution. He holds several certifications in Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
Reggie is a member of the Project Management Group (PMI) Metrolina and is active in several affinity groups at Bank of America: Black Professional Group (BPG); Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development for Women (LEAD); and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride.
Reggie is a 2019 initiate of the 100 Black Men of Charlotte and was recently elected to the Board of Directors as Vice President of Economic Empowerment.
Reggie and his wife Kendra have one daughter, Déja, who is a rising junior at North Carolina A&T State University.
Eric S. Craft
Director of Collegiate 100 ®
Eric Craft is Executive Director, Supply Chain Strategy & Systems, for Collins Aerospace (a division of Raytheon Technologies Corporation). In this position, Eric is responsible for leading Supply Chain Integration, with a focus on delivery of cost synergies, integrated digital systems, business process excellence and operating model efficiencies across a $12B global supply chain. Prior to assuming this current role in Q3 2019, Eric led an organization responsible for commodity strategy, contracting, and cost reduction in support of the company’s $4B Indirect Supply Chain. Under his leadership, the team focused on Logistics, Services, Consumables and Digital Technology.
Prior to joining United Technologies Corporation in late 2016, Eric was BP’s Procurement Director where he led a team that managed a portfolio of over $1.5B across several critical categories in the company’s global refining segment. Prior to his time with BP, Eric led Contracting & Procurement organizations at Shell Oil Products, Tesoro Corporation and served as a Surface Warfare officer in the United States Navy. Through his career experiences, Eric has developed a robust skill set in organizational effectiveness, operational support and global supply chain management as an accomplished leader in military and business environments. Eric obtained a Bachelor of Science from Hampton University in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Though Eric’s Supply Chain organization is very important to him, his most important unit is Team Craft. Team Craft consists of Jeanine Craft, Eric’s wife of 16 years and their two daughters Chloe and Elena.
Public Relations & Communication
Johnathan Hill is a Vice President at Bank of America, where he is currently a Senior Data Architect for the Enterprise Data Management Governance team (EDMG) within the Chief Data Office (CDO) organization. Johnathan’s team, is responsible for the successful management of the bank’s Enterprise Data Incident Management (eDIM) tool. The team’s concerted efforts enable the Chief Data Officer to have clear enterprise transparency regarding the bank’s data issues, the risk mitigating controls in place, and the ability to forecast the volume of incidents to be opened and remediated annually. Johnathan is specifically aligned to the Risk and Finance Technology (RFT) organization and aids his business partners with data issue documentation, escalation, and remediation of their data incidents within eDIM.
Throughout his 20 years in financial services, he has held roles in:
- Technology – Senior Data Architect for data governance; Business Analyst for small to medium projects
- Human Resources – Intern Pipeline Talent Development Manager/Program Manager; Training & Development Specialist
- Business Process Management – Process Improvement Specialist for cross-functional banking operations
- Project Management Office – Project Manager for large-scale technology enhancements and integrations
- Consumer Banking – Assistant Financial Center Manager; Relationship Manager; Loan Officer; Teller
A graduate of the University of North Carolina Charlotte, Johnathan earned an Undergraduate Degree in Management Information Sessions and is an alumni of the premier UNC Charlotte and Bank of America 17-month high caliber internship, the Applied Technology Program (ATP).
In the community, Johnathan is an active member of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Board of Directors, UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business Alumni Council, and the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte Board ofDirectors. He serves as co-Chair of the Bank of America UNC Charlotte Alumni Network and also aids in facilitating numerous events for the bank’s affinity groups, such as the:
- Black Professionals Group (BPG)
- Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) for Women •Charlotte Innovation Ambassadors
- Inter-Generational Employee Network (IGEN).
With his wife of 15years and their two young children, Johnathan resides in Cabarrus County, where he has enjoyed coaching his son’s various recreational sports teams over the years.
Director of STEAM & Robotics
Kenric Brooks is a 14 year employee of Verizon. Having served in various management and leadership roles, his current role is that of Retail Small & Medium Business Sales Manager responsible for implementing technology solutions for small and medium businesses in the Charlotte Market.
Kenric volunteers coaching youth sports as well as mentoring future professionals in the NBMBAA college mentoring program. His community work earned him a Verizon President’s Coin of Excellence for 2017.
Kenric currently serves on the board of directors for the Steele Tuff Trojans Youth Athletics and The 100 Black Men of Charlotte
Kenric earned his B.B.A. in Marketing at Howard University in 2000, and later received his M.B.A. from Walden University in 2009.
SVP of MOY Programs
Born and raised in Lansing Michigan, Duvale Murchison retired from the Michigan Department of Corrections after 27 years of dedicated service. His pre-retirement work life also includes 19 years in radio broadcasting (1981-2001), 10 years in the music industry (1993-2003) and 12 years promoting live concerts and comedy shows/tours (2005-2016).
After a 3-day visit to Charlotte in 2014, Duvale relocated there in February 2015. He wasted no time in navigating his way through the city and community and joined the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte in 2017. Duvale believes in ‘getting the heavy word done without praise or credit” and became profoundly involved in a variety of organizational activities and meetings after his induction.
Within 2 years, Duvale was nominated and voted in as a Board Member-at-Large. By his third year, he was appointed as the Senior Vice President of MOY (Movement of Youth) Programs for the Charlotte Chapter, a position he currently holds through 2022.
Duvale Murchison maintains a philosophy of being more than involved with the 100’. He describes his pledge as deep commitment by using the analogy of a ham and egg sandwich – he states, “the chicken is involved, buy the pig is committed.”
Retirement only opened the door for new opportunities for Duvale as he began an acting career in 2014 and attained an impressive (and ongoing) array of film set experiences that includes a speaking role in the block buster film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Duvale formed his own film production company, Skyelar Entertainment and Films in 2016 and he currently produces content for a host of clients throughout Charlotte.
Duvale after-retirement activities also includes volunteering for Goodwill, the Urban League of Central Carolinas, he tutored kindergartners for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools and he’s on the Board of Advisors Piedmont Health Services and the Sickle Cell Agency. Falling back on his supervisory career in Corrections, Duvale lent his expertise to the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte Hornets, Command Centers for Dreamville and EDC Ensomniac (Las Vegas) and he graduated from the FBI Citizens Academy in 2018.
Charles Anthony Walker
Candidate for Atlantic District Representative
Charles Anthony Walker is the Founder and President of Intelligent Technologies, a custom audio/video integration company specializing in Home Theater, Distributed Audio/Video, Home Automation and Lighting Control, with a second division handling IT Support and Consultation for small to medium sized businesses.
Walker began his career with Microsoft Corporation, where he served as the technical liaison for high-profile federal and state government agencies to include: NASA, the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, the Pentagon and the Office of Naval Research. While at Microsoft, Walker played an integral role in the development of various software systems including MSDOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium, Windows XP and Windows Vista. In 1996, he founded Intelligent Technologies. During its initial launch, the company solely focused on small residential and commercial computer troubleshooting and repair projects. It quickly grew into full whole home automation projects and consultation services of full system deployment for commercial clients. In 2005, Walker retired from Microsoft Corporation to focus on Intelligent Technologies full-time.
Apart from his technological expertise, Walker has an extreme passion for adrenaline. From 1999-2005, Walker was heavily involved in motorcycle road racing and won four consecutive championships in the Championship Cup Series. He went on to race at the pro level in the American Motorcycle Racing Association series. Walker earned sponsorships and support from Ducati North America, Fast By Ferracci, Snap On Tools, Red Bull and other well-known names in the world of motor sports. Walker simultaneously served as a race instructor which allowed him to expose others to the sport.
Walker has always believed in paying it forward and helping others. In 2001, Walker became a member of the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, a non-profit organization that focuses on mentoring African American youth within the community. Being appointed to its Board of Directors after his first year of joining the organization, he has served on the Board of Directors ever since. Walker was elected and served two terms as the President and Chairman of the Board for the Charlotte Chapter from 2014-2019. Under Walker’s leadership, the Charlotte Chapter was recognized and honored with several awards to include: Collegiate Chapter of the Year award (2015; 2017; 2018) from the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.; Best Mentoring Practices award (2015) from the Charlotte Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance; the Community
Empowerment award (2015) from the Charlotte Chapter NAACP; and the MLK Community Service award (2015) from the City of Charlotte. In 2016 and 2017, the Charlotte Chapter’s Movement of Youth Program won the African American History Challenge at the 100 Black Men of America’s National Convention. In 2017, the Chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year in Education at the National Convention. In addition to his leadership on the local Charlotte Chapter level, Walker currently serves as a Member at Large and chair of the Technology Committee on the National Board of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Walker has been recognized on numerous occasions for his timeless dedication in giving back. He has been nominated for Charlotte’s 40 Under 40; nominated two times for the Mayor’s Mentor Alliance Mentor of the Year award, awarded three times for 100 Black Men Greater Charlotte Chapter Mentor of the Year and recognized in Who’s Who of Black Charlotte. In addition to his awards and recognitions, Walker has served as a keynote speaker and participated in various panel discussions on pertinent issues in education and the empowerment and forward-moving progress of the youth.
Walker holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Walker was raised in Danville, Georgia.