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LEADERSHIP

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Quentin Anderson
BlackOwned Founder & CEO

Quentin is a serial entrepreneur.  A graduate of San Diego State University and member of Aztec 4 Life and FBI Citizens Academy. Self employed since the age of 21, Quentin started his career as an insurance agent.  After 3 years he transitioned into full time real estate sales.  Quentin became a real estate broker in 2001 and opened his first office in San Diego.  Within 6 months, Quentin’s brokerage, Dream Homes California, became the largest black owned real estate company in San Diego.  Quentin eventually opened an office in Los Angeles and Santa Clara County.  Quentin is also very active in sports, as he is a Nationally certified sprint coach with USATF, and owns a personal training gym.  

 

Nearly 20 years ago, Quentin acquired the domain, BlackOwned.com. Quentin had the idea of making it a place where black professionals could go to find advice on opening a business, where to find information on black health, and all things positive about black people.  It has taken some time to bring his vision into focus and over the years.

 

With social injustice reaching its boiling point, Quentin has been gaining momentum in carrying out his vision.  BlackOwned.com is the most valuable piece of virtual real estate on the planet.  We are building our own Wakanda. BlackOwned.com is about cutting edge technology, education, health, entertainment.

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Donna Dean
President

Donna Dean is a visionary, results-oriented, highly collaborative leader, culture and people development strategist, successful entrepreneur & motivational speaker.  Donna strategically chooses business ventures that compel her to transform lives and ignite a movement.

 

Donna's leadership career journey started 30 years ago in the Fashion and Retail industry as an Account Executive for the Cosmetics industry.  Donna was later promoted to Buyer for a Women's Designer Dress Division and Business Manager for The Bon Ton retail chain.  Donna's frequent business trips to New York were both adventurous and artistic.  

 

Donna later relocated with her family to Chicago where she landed in the Hospitality and Property Management industry; managing multi-unit luxury residential properties & office space.  This journey led to a career opportunity and relocation to California where Donna served in various sales leadership roles that fueled her passion for asset management, marketing, talent acquisition and people development.  

 

Donna was later recruited by Riverstone Residential Inc to lead a 7-state territory to include Hawaii.  As the Director of Education, Donna led a dynamic staff of 37 people across a multi-state territory, including 56 properties and over 2000 associates.  Donna ended this part of her leadership career journey with an Achiever's Circle Award and integrating five new companies into the Riverstone corporation.  

 

Donna was later recruited by Cirrus Assessment Management, Inc and Unique Boutique Hotel Group as Director of Training & Marketing turned Consultant where she traveled to her Hawaii based territory and was inspired by the Aloha spirit.  

 

Donna was later recruited by Sysco, a fortune 500 Foodservice company as their Director of Training.  During her eight (8) year journey with Sysco,

from 2013 to 2020, Donna led the company through a comprehensive technology transformation, to include a full-cycle eCommerce software integration, and a comprehensive financial process transformation.  Donna also traveled around the country, as the Women's Leadership Network Ambassador & Speaker, facilitating and producing large scale leadership & sales conferences.  

 

On a parallel timeline, from 2009 - 2018, Donna served as Owner/Executive Producer of Crown Jewel Studios/Donna Dean Entertainment which specialized in entertainment consulting, creating and producing fashion, film, theatre & premiere VIP events.  

 

In 2020, Donna founded her 2nd company, Donna Dean Coaching & Consulting Services, LLC which prepares leaders and their teams for the new work world through one-stop-shop coaching, training & mental health services designed to increase engagement, productivity and ROI. 

 

Donna resides in La Quinta, CA with her husband Geoffrey Dean, Golf Pro & Player Development Director for PGA West Golf Resort.  Together they have 3 amazing adult children, Paris, Brandy & Jackson along with two beautiful grandchildren, Ryzen & Brezei.

Ray Leonard

Ray Leonard Jr. has over Twenty years domestic and international experience as a sales executive, motivational speaker, manager, and organizational consultant in the sports and entertainment industries, and has a unique ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status. His success in partnership development, entertainment marketing and event marketing have earned him numerous awards.

Ray has appeared in over 100 publications, commercials and film projects. He is the CEO of Leonard Sports & Entertainment, a full service sports and entertainment management company specializing in pairing celebrities with corporations. Ray has managed medium to large-scale projects globally providing diversity training, team building, and business consulting. Ray has provided vision and goal-focused team strategies for many Fortune 1000 Corporations.

Ray works closely with executives, managers and staff to strengthen internal capacity, navigate complex relationships, and manage organizational processes. Ray has a strong collaborative approach and a facilitative style and has been responsible for creating effective and sustainable management development programs that have improved managerial effectiveness at several organizations.
He excels at coaching managers, leading inter-disciplinary teams to build a companies internal capacity to manage and train staff, facilitating meetings and retreats that focus on employee engagement, team building, readiness for change and performance development.

He is currently on the board of directors for Walking Miracles, Temecula Titans, and he served as Co-Executive director for the Youth Recreation association of Philadelphia for 2 years, and has been a mentor for the Magic Johnson foundation and The Walking Miracles Foundation.

Ray is a native of Maryland and has a Bachelors of Science from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He was a two sport division 1A athlete, excelling in football and track and field.

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Marshall Faulk
 

Marshall William Faulk is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for San Diego State University, and was a three-time All-American. Has a BA in Business Marketing. He was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the second overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft, and he also played professionally for the NFL's St. Louis Rams. Faulk is one of only three NFL players to reach at least 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards; he is the only one to amass 12,000 yards rushing and 6,000 yards receiving. He was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. He also worked as a pro football analyst for NFL Total Access, Thursday Night Football, and NFL GameDay Morning on NFL Network. 

 

In 1999 he purchased 8 Popeyes franchises that he grew to 22 location in a 5 year span. In 2000 he help launch Midwest elevators which serviced the cities of Indianapolis & St Louis. Handling the contracts of all the government buildings in both cities Midwest became the #1 service provider in both cites. In 2003 he partnered with his agent Rocky Arceneaux who owned Edge sports to form the Alliance Management Group which represents athletes in football, baseball and basketball. In 2005 he opened Gr8 Cutz the first male spa in San Diego. Offering men the opportunity to be groomed and pampered like a king. In 2015 he started T & M Urban Ventures which step up to the fore front by providing better housing conditions for low income families in San Diego’s inner city with the rehabilitation of old homes.  Now an associate at World Financial Group he is the quickest to open up his own office. He also help secure deals with NFL Alumni, Pro football hall of fame and San Diego State University. Also using the platform to help educate many kids in the various communities he has lived. His motto in business is FAITH FAMILY BUSINESS!! 

 

*He is the national spokesperson for Drug Free World

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Jay Jones
 

Jay is a TV industry veteran with decades of leadership in senior management, show development, overseeing budget/day-to-day operations and consulting. The proud Syracuse University Newhouse grad has booked thousands of guests in national, regional, local and international outlets in New York City, Washington, D.C., San Diego, Los Angeles, Northern California, Las Vegas, Atlanta, London -- just for starters. 

 

An Emmy nominated Executive Producer, Jones has been named "Executive Producer of The Year" and a Senior Executive News Producer Awards recipient.  

 

Jones has worked with such celebrity talk show hosts as:

Steve Harvey, Dr. Phil, Geraldo Rivera, Sally Jessie Raphael, Montel Williams, Tyra Banks and Russell Simmons.

 

Jay is a proud father of a daughter, devoted spouse, avid adventurer and animal lover.

 

AlwaysON PR, INC. is based in New York City on the Upper West Side.

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Aaron Cohn
Executive Director of Sales

Aaron Cohn has a 20-year track record building long-term partnerships. Cohn led the negotiations on the largest deal in Pittsburgh Pirates' history and helped negotiate the naming rights for LECOM Park. He has secured partnerships with 16 Fortune 500 companies.

 

Cohn has served on boards for The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Hillsborough Community College and Moffitt Cancer Center's Pinellas Partners. He was president of the Children's Dream Fund's First Team.

 

Cohn graduated from Ohio University where he met his wife, Karen. They live in Pittsburgh with their three sons: Elliott, Samuel and Oliver.

Analisa Anderson
 

Analisa Anderson is a high school student who lives in San Diego. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is working with peers to address voting issues in the United States. In April 2020, she co-founded a group called Her Mind, in which members discuss female pioneers and controversial issues and work to empower each other. In addition to history and politics, Anderson enjoys acting, tap dancing, song writing and drawing. 

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Reggie Walker