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Composer, Music Producer, and Audio Engineer - Dexter Jakes

Dexter Jakes

Thomas Dexter Jakes Jr., better known as Dexter Jakes or Dx, is a composer, music producer, and audio engineer. Dexter previously founded Bold Males & Females, a non-profit organization formed to combat stereotypes prematurely cast upon young people. He served as a voice for his generation and offered a platform for their voices to be heard by many. Being a recent college graduate, Dexter currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Recording from ...

Dexter Jakes

Thomas Dexter Jakes Jr., better known as Dexter Jakes or Dx, is a composer, music producer, and audio engineer. Dexter previously founded Bold Males & Females, a non-profit organization formed to combat stereotypes prematurely cast upon young people. He served as a voice for his generation and offered a platform for their voices to be heard by many. Being a recent college graduate, Dexter currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Recording from Los Angeles College of Music, and is presently making pursuits to begin a Master’s of Business program in 2019. As the youngest son of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes, witnessing their ability to inspire outside of the confinements of the church has profoundly impacted his vision for his life. Those principles, along with others, have led him to produce for multiple genres of music and ultimately allowed him to achieve Billboard-charting success. Through his many accomplishments thus far, Dexter understands that this is just the beginning and is making conscious efforts to inspire others through his musical abilities. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, along with his love of music, Dexter has taken on the joyous task of expanding his brand by working on a project soon to be released to the public.

Dexter Jakes

Thomas Dexter Jakes Jr., better known as Dexter Jakes or Dx, is a composer, music producer, and audio engineer. Dexter previously founded Bold Males & Females, a non-profit organization formed to combat stereotypes prematurely cast upon young people. He served as a voice for his generation and offered a platform for their voices to be heard by many. Being a recent college graduate, Dexter currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Recording from Los Angeles College of Music, and is presently making pursuits to begin a Master’s of Business program in 2019. As the youngest son of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes, witnessing their ability to inspire outside of the confinements of the church has profoundly impacted his vision for his life. Those principles, along with others, have led him to produce for multiple genres of music and ultimately allowed him to achieve Billboard-charting success. Through his many accomplishments thus far, Dexter understands that this is just the beginning and is making conscious efforts to inspire others through his musical abilities. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, along with his love of music, Dexter has taken on the joyous task of expanding his brand by working on a project soon to be released to the public.

 

Dr. Field Harrison

Dr. Field Harrison is the founder and CEO of MINT dentistry, one of the most innovative, fastest growing, privately owned dental companies in the United States. His influence upon the way dentistry is practiced today is undeniable.

Under his leadership, MINT has grown to over 35 offices employing some 600 people and has impacted the lives of over 500,000 patients.

Field is a sought-after speaker on leadership and entrepreneurism and unfailingly points to God as the ...

Dr. Field Harrison

Dr. Field Harrison is the founder and CEO of MINT dentistry, one of the most innovative, fastest growing, privately owned dental companies in the United States. His influence upon the way dentistry is practiced today is undeniable.

Under his leadership, MINT has grown to over 35 offices employing some 600 people and has impacted the lives of over 500,000 patients.

Field is a sought-after speaker on leadership and entrepreneurism and unfailingly points to God as the source for his extraordinary success.

Dr. Field Harrison

Dr. Field Harrison is the founder and CEO of MINT dentistry, one of the most innovative, fastest growing, privately owned dental companies in the United States. His influence upon the way dentistry is practiced today is undeniable.

Under his leadership, MINT has grown to over 35 offices employing some 600 people and has impacted the lives of over 500,000 patients.

Field is a sought-after speaker on leadership and entrepreneurism and unfailingly points to God as the source for his extraordinary success.

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The Potter's House of Dallas - Natasha Stewart M. A., LPC

Natasha Stewart M. A., LPC

Natasha Stewart currently serves as the director for The Center for Counseling and Behavioral Health at The Potter’s House of Dallas, under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Natasha’s passion, transparency and authenticity has made her a sought after keynote speaker, life coach and counselor. Natasha has had the amazing opportunity to work with professional athletes and sports team, politicians and governmental agencies, faith-based entities, as well as the nation’s top universities and colleges.

Natasha has also ...

Natasha Stewart M. A., LPC

Natasha Stewart currently serves as the director for The Center for Counseling and Behavioral Health at The Potter’s House of Dallas, under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Natasha’s passion, transparency and authenticity has made her a sought after keynote speaker, life coach and counselor. Natasha has had the amazing opportunity to work with professional athletes and sports team, politicians and governmental agencies, faith-based entities, as well as the nation’s top universities and colleges.

Natasha has also appeared as a guest contributor on numerous television, radio and social media platforms.

Natasha considers herself a lifelong learner and is inspired to share what life has taught her about the power of inner healing, hope and new beginnings

Natasha Stewart M. A., LPC

Natasha Stewart currently serves as the director for The Center for Counseling and Behavioral Health at The Potter’s House of Dallas, under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Natasha’s passion, transparency and authenticity has made her a sought after keynote speaker, life coach and counselor. Natasha has had the amazing opportunity to work with professional athletes and sports team, politicians and governmental agencies, faith-based entities, as well as the nation’s top universities and colleges.

Natasha has also appeared as a guest contributor on numerous television, radio and social media platforms.

Natasha considers herself a lifelong learner and is inspired to share what life has taught her about the power of inner healing, hope and new beginnings

 

Holton Buggs

Holton Buggs, a Serial Entrepreneur took a common habit and turned it into over 1 Billion Dollars in sales in less than 6 years working from home. In the process, Holton mentored 30+ entrepreneurs to become Millionaires during that time.  As a college drop out, Holton relied on the experience he gained from his teenage entrepreneurial successes. He purchased his first car at 14 years of age by selling candy at school and providing hair ...

Holton Buggs

Holton Buggs, a Serial Entrepreneur took a common habit and turned it into over 1 Billion Dollars in sales in less than 6 years working from home. In the process, Holton mentored 30+ entrepreneurs to become Millionaires during that time.  As a college drop out, Holton relied on the experience he gained from his teenage entrepreneurial successes. He purchased his first car at 14 years of age by selling candy at school and providing hair cuts to the neighborhood kids as a self-taught barber.  Infected with the capitalistic bug, Holton has mastered the art of creating multiple income streams.  Holton’s  portfolio consists of a platinum selling record label, a real estate development company, significant Crypto Currency holdings, and an International Business Mentoring and Coaching University! Holton has gone from The Ponce De Leon Projects of Tampa, FL to Internationally known as "TheMillionaire Coach"

Holton Buggs

Holton Buggs, a Serial Entrepreneur took a common habit and turned it into over 1 Billion Dollars in sales in less than 6 years working from home. In the process, Holton mentored 30+ entrepreneurs to become Millionaires during that time.  As a college drop out, Holton relied on the experience he gained from his teenage entrepreneurial successes. He purchased his first car at 14 years of age by selling candy at school and providing hair cuts to the neighborhood kids as a self-taught barber.  Infected with the capitalistic bug, Holton has mastered the art of creating multiple income streams.  Holton’s  portfolio consists of a platinum selling record label, a real estate development company, significant Crypto Currency holdings, and an International Business Mentoring and Coaching University! Holton has gone from The Ponce De Leon Projects of Tampa, FL to Internationally known as "TheMillionaire Coach"

 
Serial Entrepreneur - Holton Buggs
SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large of black enterprise, - Alfred A. Edmond Jr.

Alfred A. Edmond Jr.

Alfred A. Edmond Jr. is SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large of black enterprise, responsible for providing brand, marketing and content leadership as a member of the multimedia company’s senior management team. Prior to accepting his current position, Edmond was SVP/Chief Content Officer, responsible for overseeing all of the major franchises of black enterprise, including the magazine, television shows, web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead ...

Alfred A. Edmond Jr.

Alfred A. Edmond Jr. is SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large of black enterprise, responsible for providing brand, marketing and content leadership as a member of the multimedia company’s senior management team. Prior to accepting his current position, Edmond was SVP/Chief Content Officer, responsible for overseeing all of the major franchises of black enterprise, including the magazine, television shows, web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of black enterprise from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of black enterprise magazine.

A nationally recognized expert on business and economic trends, personal finance, leadership development and mentorship, Edmond is a sought-after public speaker and moderator. Since 2011, he has served as the host of Money Matters, a nationally syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond appears regularly on television and nationally syndicated radio, including serving as a guest expert on MSNBC’s Your Business.

Together with his partner, personal growth speaker and trainer Zara D. Green, Edmond leads A2Z Personal Growth Enterprises, parent company of Grown Zone Relationship Education (GrownZone.com). Edmond and Green are also co-authors of the Loving In The Grown Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to Making Healthy Decisions in the Quest for Loving, Romantic Relationships of Honor, Esteem and Respect (Balboa Press).

Edmond’s latest E-book, Buy Love, Get Trouble. Sell Love, Get Screwed: How Your Choices in Pursuit of Sex, Love and Relationships Impact Your Career, Business and Financial Success, is available at GrownZone.com/BuyLoveGetTrouble.

Alfred A. Edmond Jr.

Alfred A. Edmond Jr. is SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large of black enterprise, responsible for providing brand, marketing and content leadership as a member of the multimedia company’s senior management team. Prior to accepting his current position, Edmond was SVP/Chief Content Officer, responsible for overseeing all of the major franchises of black enterprise, including the magazine, television shows, web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of black enterprise from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of black enterprise magazine.

A nationally recognized expert on business and economic trends, personal finance, leadership development and mentorship, Edmond is a sought-after public speaker and moderator. Since 2011, he has served as the host of Money Matters, a nationally syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond appears regularly on television and nationally syndicated radio, including serving as a guest expert on MSNBC’s Your Business.

Together with his partner, personal growth speaker and trainer Zara D. Green, Edmond leads A2Z Personal Growth Enterprises, parent company of Grown Zone Relationship Education (GrownZone.com). Edmond and Green are also co-authors of the Loving In The Grown Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to Making Healthy Decisions in the Quest for Loving, Romantic Relationships of Honor, Esteem and Respect (Balboa Press).

Edmond’s latest E-book, Buy Love, Get Trouble. Sell Love, Get Screwed: How Your Choices in Pursuit of Sex, Love and Relationships Impact Your Career, Business and Financial Success, is available at GrownZone.com/BuyLoveGetTrouble.

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Patrick E. Winfield II

Patrick E. Winfield II was born and raised in Chicago, Il, and is currently the Campus Pastor at The Potter’s House of Fort Worth. As an educator, leader, and pastor his mission has been to transform lives, build leaders, and strengthen families by helping people discover and live in the grace of God found in Jesus Christ.

As a leader, Patrick believes in service leadership that is exercised through modeling, mentoring, instructing and life coaching. He ...

Patrick E. Winfield II

Patrick E. Winfield II was born and raised in Chicago, Il, and is currently the Campus Pastor at The Potter’s House of Fort Worth. As an educator, leader, and pastor his mission has been to transform lives, build leaders, and strengthen families by helping people discover and live in the grace of God found in Jesus Christ.

As a leader, Patrick believes in service leadership that is exercised through modeling, mentoring, instructing and life coaching. He impacts people’s lives and helps them become effective. Among his accomplishments, he helped establish a college Bible study that still ministers to college students at UIUC to keep them grounded in God. His passion in service and leadership led to a vibrant youth ministry in Chicago. He has served in short term missions in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Cebu (Philippines). He has also been blessed to minister in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Patrick Winfield’s passion for education and leadership has afforded him the opportunity to facilitate seminars and workshops, nationally and internationally. In addition, he has hosted his own internet broadcast covering topics such as Healthy Relationships, Achieving God’s Destiny, and Walking in Divine Purpose. His new book, Unleashing Greatness: Learning to Walk in Your Potential, is now available for purchase.

Patrick Winfield’s greatest inspiration, by far, is Veronica, his wife, and their three sons: Christiaan, Joshua, and Caleb.

Patrick E. Winfield II

Patrick E. Winfield II was born and raised in Chicago, Il, and is currently the Campus Pastor at The Potter’s House of Fort Worth. As an educator, leader, and pastor his mission has been to transform lives, build leaders, and strengthen families by helping people discover and live in the grace of God found in Jesus Christ.

As a leader, Patrick believes in service leadership that is exercised through modeling, mentoring, instructing and life coaching. He impacts people’s lives and helps them become effective. Among his accomplishments, he helped establish a college Bible study that still ministers to college students at UIUC to keep them grounded in God. His passion in service and leadership led to a vibrant youth ministry in Chicago. He has served in short term missions in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Cebu (Philippines). He has also been blessed to minister in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Patrick Winfield’s passion for education and leadership has afforded him the opportunity to facilitate seminars and workshops, nationally and internationally. In addition, he has hosted his own internet broadcast covering topics such as Healthy Relationships, Achieving God’s Destiny, and Walking in Divine Purpose. His new book, Unleashing Greatness: Learning to Walk in Your Potential, is now available for purchase.

Patrick Winfield’s greatest inspiration, by far, is Veronica, his wife, and their three sons: Christiaan, Joshua, and Caleb.

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The Potter's House Dallas - Valerie Crumpton

Valerie Crumpton

Pastor Valerie Crumpton is an associate pastor at The Potter’s House of Dallas. She completed her graduate studies at George Fox University, Portland Seminary, and is now a 2018 candidate for Doctorate of Ministry. Married to Charles Crumpton, Pastor Crumpton inspirationally motivates and charismatically uplifts all those she touches, whether she is operating in her gifts as a wife, mother, grandmother, preacher, psalmist, mentor, motivator, lecturer, educator, entrepreneur or consultant. The anointing on her life ...

Valerie Crumpton

Pastor Valerie Crumpton is an associate pastor at The Potter’s House of Dallas. She completed her graduate studies at George Fox University, Portland Seminary, and is now a 2018 candidate for Doctorate of Ministry. Married to Charles Crumpton, Pastor Crumpton inspirationally motivates and charismatically uplifts all those she touches, whether she is operating in her gifts as a wife, mother, grandmother, preacher, psalmist, mentor, motivator, lecturer, educator, entrepreneur or consultant. The anointing on her life has created unique opportunities to collaborate her ministerial and professional experience in both the religious and professional sectors for over 30 years. She has pastoral oversight of The Potter’s House Ministerial Alliance, Acts II Evangelism, New Members Relations, and The Military Veterans Ministry, and continues her role as Director of The Potter’s House Bishop’s Choir. She has done mission work in Hawaii, Panama, The Philippines, and Africa. Pastor Crumpton believes that the church has left the building and must be engaged in a Mark 16:15 ministry, taking the Gospel to every creature.

Valerie Crumpton

Pastor Valerie Crumpton is an associate pastor at The Potter’s House of Dallas. She completed her graduate studies at George Fox University, Portland Seminary, and is now a 2018 candidate for Doctorate of Ministry. Married to Charles Crumpton, Pastor Crumpton inspirationally motivates and charismatically uplifts all those she touches, whether she is operating in her gifts as a wife, mother, grandmother, preacher, psalmist, mentor, motivator, lecturer, educator, entrepreneur or consultant. The anointing on her life has created unique opportunities to collaborate her ministerial and professional experience in both the religious and professional sectors for over 30 years. She has pastoral oversight of The Potter’s House Ministerial Alliance, Acts II Evangelism, New Members Relations, and The Military Veterans Ministry, and continues her role as Director of The Potter’s House Bishop’s Choir. She has done mission work in Hawaii, Panama, The Philippines, and Africa. Pastor Crumpton believes that the church has left the building and must be engaged in a Mark 16:15 ministry, taking the Gospel to every creature.

 

Keion Henderson

Pastor Keion Henderson is highly regarded as an effective leader among leaders, having spent more than 20 years in active ministry and preaching before thousands in countries around the globe. As a forerunner and catalyst for growth, he balances the confluence of ministry and marketplace as CEO of a global business enterprise, managing an extensive portfolio and franchise under his company, The Henderson Management Group.

With a vision to empower the way individuals think, act and ...

Keion Henderson

Pastor Keion Henderson is highly regarded as an effective leader among leaders, having spent more than 20 years in active ministry and preaching before thousands in countries around the globe. As a forerunner and catalyst for growth, he balances the confluence of ministry and marketplace as CEO of a global business enterprise, managing an extensive portfolio and franchise under his company, The Henderson Management Group.

With a vision to empower the way individuals think, act and operate, Pastor Keion Henderson founded the annual L3 Leadership, Learning & Lifestyle Conference, The Well Experience Singles Conference and The Business Start-Up Lab, a global coaching and business accelerator program for emerging entrepreneurs, corporate, ministry and organizational leaders. He’s had the distinct honor of meeting with leaders and organizations in nearly every industry, helping to make the greatest impact to improve culture, fuel vision and create a roadmap of sustainable growth.

Pastor Keion Henderson is the Senior Pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in America, The Lighthouse Church of Houston where he gives leadership to more than 7,000 members and 50 staff members each week. His church embodies five generations of members, representing multiple countries from around the world.

Pastor Keion Henderson has been recognized as a CNN Heroes Award nominee and John Maxwell’s Top 250 Leaders. He has received numerous accolades from state, government and local officials for his work as a global humanitarian in providing relief and empowerment to those in need. Through his outreach efforts, Pastor Keion has served more than 150,000 meals in his local community and led disaster aid initiatives in Haiti, Florida and Southeast Texas. Pastor

Keion Henderson has devoted his life to empowering others to achieving greatness.

Keion Henderson

Pastor Keion Henderson is highly regarded as an effective leader among leaders, having spent more than 20 years in active ministry and preaching before thousands in countries around the globe. As a forerunner and catalyst for growth, he balances the confluence of ministry and marketplace as CEO of a global business enterprise, managing an extensive portfolio and franchise under his company, The Henderson Management Group.

With a vision to empower the way individuals think, act and operate, Pastor Keion Henderson founded the annual L3 Leadership, Learning & Lifestyle Conference, The Well Experience Singles Conference and The Business Start-Up Lab, a global coaching and business accelerator program for emerging entrepreneurs, corporate, ministry and organizational leaders. He’s had the distinct honor of meeting with leaders and organizations in nearly every industry, helping to make the greatest impact to improve culture, fuel vision and create a roadmap of sustainable growth.

Pastor Keion Henderson is the Senior Pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in America, The Lighthouse Church of Houston where he gives leadership to more than 7,000 members and 50 staff members each week. His church embodies five generations of members, representing multiple countries from around the world.

Pastor Keion Henderson has been recognized as a CNN Heroes Award nominee and John Maxwell’s Top 250 Leaders. He has received numerous accolades from state, government and local officials for his work as a global humanitarian in providing relief and empowerment to those in need. Through his outreach efforts, Pastor Keion has served more than 150,000 meals in his local community and led disaster aid initiatives in Haiti, Florida and Southeast Texas. Pastor

Keion Henderson has devoted his life to empowering others to achieving greatness.

 
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Senior Partner – Friedman & Feiger, L.L.P. - Forrest Smith

Forrest Smith

A Texas legal legend known as a great unifier, Forrest Smith has brought together adversaries in the courtroom, the boardroom, and the community to effect profound change.  Smith served as corporate counsel for Mobil Oil for over thirty years and then became President of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a practicing attorney, Chairman of the Board of the Dallas Better Business Bureau, and Honorary Consul General of Thailand.

Forrest has received many ...

Forrest Smith

A Texas legal legend known as a great unifier, Forrest Smith has brought together adversaries in the courtroom, the boardroom, and the community to effect profound change.  Smith served as corporate counsel for Mobil Oil for over thirty years and then became President of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a practicing attorney, Chairman of the Board of the Dallas Better Business Bureau, and Honorary Consul General of Thailand.

Forrest has received many awards including the Dallas Morning News Father of the Year award, the Dallas Life Legends Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas General Counsel Forum.  In 2015, The Texas Lawbook named Smith a Lion of The Texas Bar, and he recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Directors of Non Profits from the Dallas Business Journal.  This past April, Smith was honored by the SMU Dedman School of Law with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice.

Smith met his wife Martha McCarley on a blind date, at SMU, and will celebrate their 66th anniversary this December.  They have 5 daughters and 8 grandchildren and have been members of The Potter’s House for the last 5 years.

Forrest Smith

A Texas legal legend known as a great unifier, Forrest Smith has brought together adversaries in the courtroom, the boardroom, and the community to effect profound change.  Smith served as corporate counsel for Mobil Oil for over thirty years and then became President of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a practicing attorney, Chairman of the Board of the Dallas Better Business Bureau, and Honorary Consul General of Thailand.

Forrest has received many awards including the Dallas Morning News Father of the Year award, the Dallas Life Legends Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas General Counsel Forum.  In 2015, The Texas Lawbook named Smith a Lion of The Texas Bar, and he recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Directors of Non Profits from the Dallas Business Journal.  This past April, Smith was honored by the SMU Dedman School of Law with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice.

Smith met his wife Martha McCarley on a blind date, at SMU, and will celebrate their 66th anniversary this December.  They have 5 daughters and 8 grandchildren and have been members of The Potter’s House for the last 5 years.

 

Yodit Tewolde

Yodit Tewolde is a nationally renowned criminal defense attorney and legal analyst. As the founder/managing attorney of her firm, Yodit has built a practice focused on providing client-centered, aggressive legal representation of individuals facing criminal prosecution.

Yodit has been a member of the Texas Bar since 2010. Since then, Yodit has dedicated her entire legal career to the practice of criminal law. After graduating law school, Yodit served as a law clerk for a state court ...

Yodit Tewolde

Yodit Tewolde is a nationally renowned criminal defense attorney and legal analyst. As the founder/managing attorney of her firm, Yodit has built a practice focused on providing client-centered, aggressive legal representation of individuals facing criminal prosecution.

Yodit has been a member of the Texas Bar since 2010. Since then, Yodit has dedicated her entire legal career to the practice of criminal law. After graduating law school, Yodit served as a law clerk for a state court judge. Soon thereafter, Yodit began working as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, where she learned the intricacies of criminal prosecution while honing her skills as a trial lawyer. Following several years of prosecuting cases in both the adult and juvenile systems, Yodit transitioned over to criminal defense work. It wasn’t long before Yodit was recognized as one of the nation’s top lawyers under 40 by the National Bar Association.

With an established career as a trial attorney and staunch advocate for criminal justice reform, Yodit’s legal expertise has been an asset for media outlets. She frequently appears on networks such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and HLN to provide legal analysis on high-profile cases and hot- button issues. Yodit is also an Opinion Contributor for The Hill.

Yodit earned her juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center. While in law school, Yodit served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and minor in Communications from Texas A&M University.

Yodit Tewolde

Yodit Tewolde is a nationally renowned criminal defense attorney and legal analyst. As the founder/managing attorney of her firm, Yodit has built a practice focused on providing client-centered, aggressive legal representation of individuals facing criminal prosecution.

Yodit has been a member of the Texas Bar since 2010. Since then, Yodit has dedicated her entire legal career to the practice of criminal law. After graduating law school, Yodit served as a law clerk for a state court judge. Soon thereafter, Yodit began working as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, where she learned the intricacies of criminal prosecution while honing her skills as a trial lawyer. Following several years of prosecuting cases in both the adult and juvenile systems, Yodit transitioned over to criminal defense work. It wasn’t long before Yodit was recognized as one of the nation’s top lawyers under 40 by the National Bar Association.

With an established career as a trial attorney and staunch advocate for criminal justice reform, Yodit’s legal expertise has been an asset for media outlets. She frequently appears on networks such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and HLN to provide legal analysis on high-profile cases and hot- button issues. Yodit is also an Opinion Contributor for The Hill.

Yodit earned her juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center. While in law school, Yodit served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and minor in Communications from Texas A&M University.

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 -  Lisa Bevere

Lisa Bevere

Lisa Bevere has spent nearly three decades empowering women of all ages to find their identity and purpose. She is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally known speaker. Her previous books, which include Fight Like a Girl, Lioness Arising, Girls with Swords, and Without Rival, are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband, John, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who ...

Lisa Bevere

Lisa Bevere has spent nearly three decades empowering women of all ages to find their identity and purpose. She is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally known speaker. Her previous books, which include Fight Like a Girl, Lioness Arising, Girls with Swords, and Without Rival, are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband, John, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world.

Lisa Bevere

Lisa Bevere has spent nearly three decades empowering women of all ages to find their identity and purpose. She is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally known speaker. Her previous books, which include Fight Like a Girl, Lioness Arising, Girls with Swords, and Without Rival, are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband, John, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world.

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Monique Pressley

Monique Pressley is a skilled trial attorney, television commentator, crisis manager, noted speaker, certified leadership trainer and ordained minister. She has appeared on national and international news networks, including ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News, and appeared regularly as a legal analyst on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin on TV One. Monique’s work has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA ...

Monique Pressley

Monique Pressley is a skilled trial attorney, television commentator, crisis manager, noted speaker, certified leadership trainer and ordained minister. She has appeared on national and international news networks, including ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News, and appeared regularly as a legal analyst on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin on TV One. Monique’s work has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Essence Magazine among others. Monique is CEO of Monique Pressley Enterprises LLC and Principal of The Pressley Firm PLLC, a crisis management and communications firm based in Washington, DC. She hosted the radio show, Breathe Through It with Monique Pressley, a webcast listened to weekdays around the world. Originally from Galveston, TX, Monique received her B.A. from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX and her law degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. She previously served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General where she was responsible for the defense of the city’s mayor and agencies in civil litigation matters and was an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law for five years where she taught Trial Advocacy and coached the award-winning Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team. Monique served on the U. S. Congressional staffs of Rep. Jack Brooks and Rep. Charlie Wilson. She is also a sought-after speaker, bringing messages of empowerment to thousands across the United States.

Monique Pressley

Monique Pressley is a skilled trial attorney, television commentator, crisis manager, noted speaker, certified leadership trainer and ordained minister. She has appeared on national and international news networks, including ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News, and appeared regularly as a legal analyst on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin on TV One. Monique’s work has also been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Essence Magazine among others. Monique is CEO of Monique Pressley Enterprises LLC and Principal of The Pressley Firm PLLC, a crisis management and communications firm based in Washington, DC. She hosted the radio show, Breathe Through It with Monique Pressley, a webcast listened to weekdays around the world. Originally from Galveston, TX, Monique received her B.A. from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX and her law degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. She previously served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General where she was responsible for the defense of the city’s mayor and agencies in civil litigation matters and was an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law for five years where she taught Trial Advocacy and coached the award-winning Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team. Monique served on the U. S. Congressional staffs of Rep. Jack Brooks and Rep. Charlie Wilson. She is also a sought-after speaker, bringing messages of empowerment to thousands across the United States.

 
Noted sSpeaker, Certified Leadership Trainer and Ordained Minister - Monique Pressley
Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy - Michelle Bernard

Michelle Bernard

An attorney by training, Michelle D. Bernard is a social justice journalist, media commentator and political analyst, author, and columnist and is the president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy where she concentrates on domestic and foreign policy matters. She is an outspoken advocate of women’s rights, racial justice and religious freedom and stands in solidarity with the #Metoo and #SayHerName movements and the Black Lives Matter Network.   She provides media ...

Michelle Bernard

An attorney by training, Michelle D. Bernard is a social justice journalist, media commentator and political analyst, author, and columnist and is the president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy where she concentrates on domestic and foreign policy matters. She is an outspoken advocate of women’s rights, racial justice and religious freedom and stands in solidarity with the #Metoo and #SayHerName movements and the Black Lives Matter Network.   She provides media commentary on topics as varied as presidential politics, racial and gender justice, and foreign policy issues and has appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher; MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, AM with Joy, and Hardball with Chris Matthews and TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin and co-created and hosted MSNBC’s education reform special, About Our Children. She is the author of Naming the Sin: Are Churches Helping to Stop Domestic Violence or Enabling It; Moving America Toward Justice: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-2013; and Women’s Progress: How Women Are Wealthier, Healthier and More Independent Than Ever Before. Additionally, she is the author of numerous opinion editorials and commentaries that have appeared in various publications, including, Roll Call, The 74, The Huffington Post, The Root, and The Washington Post’s She The People. Ms. Bernard holds a B.A. in philosophy and political science from Howard University and a J.D. from The Georgetown University Law Center.

Michelle Bernard

An attorney by training, Michelle D. Bernard is a social justice journalist, media commentator and political analyst, author, and columnist and is the president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy where she concentrates on domestic and foreign policy matters. She is an outspoken advocate of women’s rights, racial justice and religious freedom and stands in solidarity with the #Metoo and #SayHerName movements and the Black Lives Matter Network.   She provides media commentary on topics as varied as presidential politics, racial and gender justice, and foreign policy issues and has appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher; MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, AM with Joy, and Hardball with Chris Matthews and TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin and co-created and hosted MSNBC’s education reform special, About Our Children. She is the author of Naming the Sin: Are Churches Helping to Stop Domestic Violence or Enabling It; Moving America Toward Justice: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-2013; and Women’s Progress: How Women Are Wealthier, Healthier and More Independent Than Ever Before. Additionally, she is the author of numerous opinion editorials and commentaries that have appeared in various publications, including, Roll Call, The 74, The Huffington Post, The Root, and The Washington Post’s She The People. Ms. Bernard holds a B.A. in philosophy and political science from Howard University and a J.D. from The Georgetown University Law Center.

 

Tina Polite - Moderator

Ms. Tina Polite is a communications and public relations consultant with nearly 20 years of experience. Her skills have established and bolstered the careers of top CEO’s and public figures across the country.

Polite is a trusted consultant for high profile decision makers and a corporate strategist specializing in communications and media relations, brand management, reputation management, community advocacy, media training and crisis communications.

Most recently Tina served Bishop T.D. Jakes and the national faith community as ...

Tina Polite - Moderator

Ms. Tina Polite is a communications and public relations consultant with nearly 20 years of experience. Her skills have established and bolstered the careers of top CEO’s and public figures across the country.

Polite is a trusted consultant for high profile decision makers and a corporate strategist specializing in communications and media relations, brand management, reputation management, community advocacy, media training and crisis communications.

Most recently Tina served Bishop T.D. Jakes and the national faith community as Executive Director of Public Relations/Communications for the landmark 2013 Mega-Fest Conference, the largest and most successful Christian festival in the country. Under Tina’s PR leadership over 145 national publications covered the event resulting in more than 425 blog posts and more than 150 website posts with over 350 national and international press credentials being issued. More than 75 media outlets attended the taping of “Oprah’s Lifeclass” in addition to 400 subsequent TV segments and more than 250 radio spots. Culminating in an estimated audience reach of 70 million people and an estimated AD value of more than $10.5 million dollars.

“For those of us called to communicate, Tina Polite is a rare commodity. She has the ability to translate the intent of any organization into the language that media understands. Without her vast resources, you will remain fixed to the misunderstanding reminiscent of the Tower of Babel.”
Bishop T.D. Jakes

“Beyond the non-profit scene, she has provided media strategies to presidents of global business enterprises such as EMI Music, Putnam Publishing, Time Life, Time Warner, Thomas Nelson Publishing, Hallmark Corporation, Habitat for Humanity and others.”
Sherri Deatherage Green, PR Week Magazine

“Everything with Tina has to be done with style and in a first-class manner.”
Ofield Dukes – Ofield Dukes Communications, Washington, D.C.

In the corporate sector, she has assisted such companies as Ogden Corporation, Harrah’s Entertainment, Marriott Corp, Essence Communications, Cox Cable Communications, The Family Channel, Campbell & Company, and the Ford Corporation. Polite has also provided strategic business advice on a wide range of foreign and domestic issues, including welfare reform, community housing, faith-based initiatives and health care reform.

Over the past seven years as principal through her own boutique agency; Tina Polite & Associates, Tina works as a communications consultant and crisis manager for some of the country’s most prominent leaders and their organizations.

In addition, Tina is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Women in Communications, The International Association of Business Communicators and the National Council of Women in Film.

You can contact Tina through her website: www.tinapolite.com

Tina Polite - Moderator

Ms. Tina Polite is a communications and public relations consultant with nearly 20 years of experience. Her skills have established and bolstered the careers of top CEO’s and public figures across the country.

Polite is a trusted consultant for high profile decision makers and a corporate strategist specializing in communications and media relations, brand management, reputation management, community advocacy, media training and crisis communications.

Most recently Tina served Bishop T.D. Jakes and the national faith community as Executive Director of Public Relations/Communications for the landmark 2013 Mega-Fest Conference, the largest and most successful Christian festival in the country. Under Tina’s PR leadership over 145 national publications covered the event resulting in more than 425 blog posts and more than 150 website posts with over 350 national and international press credentials being issued. More than 75 media outlets attended the taping of “Oprah’s Lifeclass” in addition to 400 subsequent TV segments and more than 250 radio spots. Culminating in an estimated audience reach of 70 million people and an estimated AD value of more than $10.5 million dollars.

“For those of us called to communicate, Tina Polite is a rare commodity. She has the ability to translate the intent of any organization into the language that media understands. Without her vast resources, you will remain fixed to the misunderstanding reminiscent of the Tower of Babel.”
Bishop T.D. Jakes

“Beyond the non-profit scene, she has provided media strategies to presidents of global business enterprises such as EMI Music, Putnam Publishing, Time Life, Time Warner, Thomas Nelson Publishing, Hallmark Corporation, Habitat for Humanity and others.”
Sherri Deatherage Green, PR Week Magazine

“Everything with Tina has to be done with style and in a first-class manner.”
Ofield Dukes – Ofield Dukes Communications, Washington, D.C.

In the corporate sector, she has assisted such companies as Ogden Corporation, Harrah’s Entertainment, Marriott Corp, Essence Communications, Cox Cable Communications, The Family Channel, Campbell & Company, and the Ford Corporation. Polite has also provided strategic business advice on a wide range of foreign and domestic issues, including welfare reform, community housing, faith-based initiatives and health care reform.

Over the past seven years as principal through her own boutique agency; Tina Polite & Associates, Tina works as a communications consultant and crisis manager for some of the country’s most prominent leaders and their organizations.

In addition, Tina is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Women in Communications, The International Association of Business Communicators and the National Council of Women in Film.

You can contact Tina through her website: www.tinapolite.com

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Belo Media Group - Alison Draper - Moderator

Alison Draper - Moderator

Alison Draper is the President of Belo Media Group, responsible for advertising and sponsorship sales for all A. H. Belo-owned properties serving the North Texas market: The Dallas Morning News, dallasnews.com, GuideLive, SportsDay, al Día, briefing and the CrowdSource events business.  Prior to that Alison served as President of CrowdSource.

Prior to her return to The Dallas Morning News in 2012 Alison served as Publisher of the Chicago Reader, as well as Vice President/Chief Sales Officer/Group Publisher for its holding ...

Alison Draper - Moderator

Alison Draper is the President of Belo Media Group, responsible for advertising and sponsorship sales for all A. H. Belo-owned properties serving the North Texas market: The Dallas Morning News, dallasnews.com, GuideLiveSportsDayal Día, briefing and the CrowdSource events business.  Prior to that Alison served as President of CrowdSource.

Prior to her return to The Dallas Morning News in 2012 Alison served as Publisher of the Chicago Reader, as well as Vice President/Chief Sales Officer/Group Publisher for its holding company, CL Inc., a chain of alternative weeklies, with sister titles in Atlanta, Tampa, and Washington, DC.

Draper’s previous experience includes three years with The Dallas Morning News from 2006-2009 as publisher of a quick-read daily paper, and as senior director of local advertising – Arts & Entertainment.   She also served five years as publisher of Dallas Observer, and for over a decade in senior management and business development positions at New Times Media.

Alison Draper - Moderator

Alison Draper is the President of Belo Media Group, responsible for advertising and sponsorship sales for all A. H. Belo-owned properties serving the North Texas market: The Dallas Morning News, dallasnews.com, GuideLiveSportsDayal Día, briefing and the CrowdSource events business.  Prior to that Alison served as President of CrowdSource.

Prior to her return to The Dallas Morning News in 2012 Alison served as Publisher of the Chicago Reader, as well as Vice President/Chief Sales Officer/Group Publisher for its holding company, CL Inc., a chain of alternative weeklies, with sister titles in Atlanta, Tampa, and Washington, DC.

Draper’s previous experience includes three years with The Dallas Morning News from 2006-2009 as publisher of a quick-read daily paper, and as senior director of local advertising – Arts & Entertainment.   She also served five years as publisher of Dallas Observer, and for over a decade in senior management and business development positions at New Times Media.

 

Dean Niewolny

Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market.

In 2010, Dean left his marketplace career in order to help more people who, like him, wanted to translate their own first half success into purposeful and impactful work meeting human needs. Dean is now Chief Executive Officer ...

Dean Niewolny

Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market.

In 2010, Dean left his marketplace career in order to help more people who, like him, wanted to translate their own first half success into purposeful and impactful work meeting human needs. Dean is now Chief Executive Officer of the Halftime Institute and he speaks all over the world to marketplace leaders who desire to use their gifts and talents to serve others, make a difference and live a life defined by joy, impact, and balance. His first book, Trade Up: How to Move From Making Money to Making A Difference, was published by Baker Publishing and released in July 2017.

Having grown up playing sports—eventually in college and semi-professional
baseball—Dean still enjoys coaching youth sports. He also has a passion for children with disabilities. Dean and his wife, Lisa, have two children and live in Southlake, Texas.

Dean Niewolny

Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market.

In 2010, Dean left his marketplace career in order to help more people who, like him, wanted to translate their own first half success into purposeful and impactful work meeting human needs. Dean is now Chief Executive Officer of the Halftime Institute and he speaks all over the world to marketplace leaders who desire to use their gifts and talents to serve others, make a difference and live a life defined by joy, impact, and balance. His first book, Trade Up: How to Move From Making Money to Making A Difference, was published by Baker Publishing and released in July 2017.

Having grown up playing sports—eventually in college and semi-professional
baseball—Dean still enjoys coaching youth sports. He also has a passion for children with disabilities. Dean and his wife, Lisa, have two children and live in Southlake, Texas.

 
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 - Teneshia J. Warner

Teneshia J. Warner

Teneshia Jackson Warner has created one of America’s most successful multicultural marketing and communications firms — EGAMI Group – built from a combination of boldness, vision and deep sense of purpose.

The creation of EGAMI was a result of Teneshia’s decision to change careers and realign her profession with her purpose.

Shortly after taking the leap of faith, Teneshia landed an apprenticeship with globally successful innovator, entrepreneur and business mogul, Russell Simmons/ Rush Communications.  For a number ...

Teneshia J. Warner

Teneshia Jackson Warner has created one of America’s most successful multicultural marketing and communications firms — EGAMI Group – built from a combination of boldness, vision and deep sense of purpose.

The creation of EGAMI was a result of Teneshia’s decision to change careers and realign her profession with her purpose.

Shortly after taking the leap of faith, Teneshia landed an apprenticeship with globally successful innovator, entrepreneur and business mogul, Russell Simmons/ Rush Communications.  For a number of years, Teneshia served as General Manager of Rush Communications.  In 2007, Teneshia began her own entrepreneurial path and founded The EGAMI Group (www.egamigroup.com).   She has taken the firm from an idea concept and turned it into a thriving multi-million dollar business.  Among the firm’s client roster are Fortune 100 brands such as Procter & Gamble, Verizon Wireless, My Black is Beautiful, US Army and many more.

Her first book – Profit With Purpose: A Marketer’s Guide to Delivering Purpose-Driven Campaigns to Multicultural Audiences (Paramount Marketing, 2012) – gave business leaders and entrepreneurs a tool for multi-cultural marketing in the new globalized world.  In 2013, Teneshia founded The Dream Project (www.dreamprojectonline.com) , a series of signature forums designed to support professionals, entrepreneurs, creative and those who dare to dream with tools to take their company or vision to the next level.  In 2017, The Dream Project & Toyota partnered with TD Jakes Megafest, SOAR Tour and Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success platforms to deliver programming to thousands of Dreamers across the nation.

A graduate of Alabama A&M University, Teneshia is the recipient of the coveted Black Enterprise Rising Star and 40 Under 40,  AdColor MVP, The Network Journal Forty Under 40 Awards. She has also been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, ABC News, AdAge and more.

Teneshia J. Warner

Teneshia Jackson Warner has created one of America’s most successful multicultural marketing and communications firms — EGAMI Group – built from a combination of boldness, vision and deep sense of purpose.

The creation of EGAMI was a result of Teneshia’s decision to change careers and realign her profession with her purpose.

Shortly after taking the leap of faith, Teneshia landed an apprenticeship with globally successful innovator, entrepreneur and business mogul, Russell Simmons/ Rush Communications.  For a number of years, Teneshia served as General Manager of Rush Communications.  In 2007, Teneshia began her own entrepreneurial path and founded The EGAMI Group (www.egamigroup.com).   She has taken the firm from an idea concept and turned it into a thriving multi-million dollar business.  Among the firm’s client roster are Fortune 100 brands such as Procter & Gamble, Verizon Wireless, My Black is Beautiful, US Army and many more.

Her first book – Profit With Purpose: A Marketer’s Guide to Delivering Purpose-Driven Campaigns to Multicultural Audiences (Paramount Marketing, 2012) – gave business leaders and entrepreneurs a tool for multi-cultural marketing in the new globalized world.  In 2013, Teneshia founded The Dream Project (www.dreamprojectonline.com) , a series of signature forums designed to support professionals, entrepreneurs, creative and those who dare to dream with tools to take their company or vision to the next level.  In 2017, The Dream Project & Toyota partnered with TD Jakes Megafest, SOAR Tour and Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success platforms to deliver programming to thousands of Dreamers across the nation.

A graduate of Alabama A&M University, Teneshia is the recipient of the coveted Black Enterprise Rising Star and 40 Under 40,  AdColor MVP, The Network Journal Forty Under 40 Awards. She has also been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, ABC News, AdAge and more.

 

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