The Executive Leadership Team

Shauntee Randle

President
president@metroboard.org 

Arthur Dennis

Vice-President
vp@metroboard.org

Jasmin Jenkins

Director of Operations
mbopsdirector@gmail.com

Lamar Jordan

Secretary
mbrecsec@gmail.com

Isis Waites

Treasurer
mbfinsec@gmail.com

 

Eryn Matheny

Parliamentarian
parliamentarian@metroboard.org

Kanteh Kametah

Financial Secretary
mbfinsec@gmail.com

Community Service Committee

The Community Service Committee is responsible for planning and executing community service projects for membership and the community, and assisting the Chicago Urban League and MetroBoard in achieving its civic goals. Key Signature Projects for the Community Service Committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Teen Build – A day of workshops for high school students focused on emotional well-being and college/life preparation
  • AdoptA-Family – Each year MetroBoard members provide needed items to a Chicago Urban League sponsored family during the Christmas season.
  • Back 2 School Fair – MetroBoard members participate and assist the Chicago Urban League in passing out more than 500 bookbags to students to prepare for the upcoming school year.
  • Bud Billken Parade – A long standing Chicago tradition in which MetroBoard members and guests walk with the Chicago Urban League in the parade to celebrate the start of the new school year.
  • National Day of Service (NDoS) – A national initiative from the National Urban League Young Professionals where chapters collectively participate in a day of service around a theme each year.

 

Interested in joining the committee? Please reach out to service@metroboard.org

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

James Alford

Volunteer Coordinator
mbvolunteer1@gmail.coma

Ebony Harris

Co-Chair
mbprojectmanager1@gmail.com

Civic Engagement Committee

The Civic Engagement Committee establishes the organization’s platform around specific issues. The committee also assists in educating the body about upcoming laws, legislation and other political action areas of interest.

Civic Engagement initiatives include but are not limited to:

– Voter Registration – Helping to raise awareness and get community members registered to vote in upcoming elections

– Know Your Rights – Programming centered around educating the public of their rights when it comes to involvement with the police and law enforcement agencies.

Interested in joining the committee? Reach out to civicengagement@metroboard.org

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Dulana Reese

Advocacy
mbadvocacy1@gmail.com

Johnathan Thomas

Social Justice
mbadvocacy1@gmail.com

Raquel McGee

Civic Engagement
mbpolactionchair@gmail.com

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee is the revenue generating body of MetroBoard. This committee is committed to creating purposeful social events and cultivating relationships with corporate and community partners and donors.

Some past fundraising events include:

  • The Young and Ambitious Awards – An annual fundraiser hosted by MetroBoard raising money to support the affiliate and MetroBoard programming
  • Wine Down – A happy hour hosted at Bar Louie where a $10 donation provides unlimited beer and wine for 1 hour
  • Date Auction – A silent date auction in which individuals can bid on an evening date with a man/woman. Dates are provided.
  • Sporting Event Ticket Auctions – Auctioning off tickets to Chicago sporting events.

Interested in joining the committee? Please reach out to fundraising@metroboard.org

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Daniel Kumapayi

Development Chair
mbeventschair@gmail.com

Tavares Briggs

Event Manager
mbeventschair@gmail.com

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is focused on retention and growth for MetroBoard. The committee encourages and facilitates new member participation in the organization through planning and executing events which are of interest to members.

Membership initiatives include:

– Wanna’ Rolls – Period social events designed to get members together to enjoy each other and build friendships and connections.

– Membership Recruitment Week – A week dedicated to the recruitment and retention of members. Events are planned out to get members and non-members engaged in the organization and the movement.

– New Members Orientation – An event focused around acclimating new members to the organization. New members and non-members considering memberships are encouraged to attend. This event happens quarterly.

Interested in joining the membership committee? Please send an email to membership@metroboard.org

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Ann-Marie Herod

Retention
mbrecruit1983@gmail.com

Krystal Preston

Recruitment
mbrecruit1983@gmail.com

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Personal and Professional Development Committee (PPD) exists to assist MetroBoard members in achieving career advancement and personal development goals. PPD’s mission is to produce programming which will develop MetroBoard members into well-rounded professionals endowed to function as global leaders.

Some examples of PPD Programming include:

  • Speaker Series – This is an event held quarterly that focuses on educating the general public about topics that matter to them. Panelists are invited to come out and speak/answer questions on the highlighted profession to provide insight and inspiration. Past topics included “Empowering the Future of Tech” and “Making Our Mark in Chicago’s Media & Communication Scene” (in partnership with the National Association of Black Journalists).
  • Book Club – A bi-monthly book club which featured books geared towards professional and personal development. Past books include “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, “Speak Like Churchill Stand Like Lincoln”, and “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.
  • Health is Wealth Hump Day Workouts – A series of work outs to help membership focus on health. Workouts included Zumba, Boot Camp and Cycle Therapy.
  • Speech Craft – A mini Toastmasters club where members were afforded the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills.
  • Career Club – A series of workshops designed to prepare participants for effective job searching

 

Interested in joining the committee? Please contact ppd@metroboard.org for more information

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Symone Bridges

Personal Development
mbppd2@gmail.com

Imani Pittman

Professional Development
mbprodevelopment@gmail.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

 

The PR Committee is responsible for promoting all MetroBoard events and information pertinent to the organization through social media outlets and other platforms. This committee is also in charge of managing the brand image and designing marketing material for promotion.

Interested in joining the committee? Please contact pr@metroboard.org

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Condola King

Content Creator
mbpublicrelations1@gmail.com

Alexandria Simms

Creative Director
mbpublicrelations1@gmail.com

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