Wendy Schofield is the visionary for Poshabilities. She is a graduate of the University of Miami and has a degree in Finance and Marketing. Wendy is Director of Operations at a major tv and film studio located in Atlanta, GA. Her fields of expertise are marketing, fashion, production and broadcasting. She is a former NFL Cheerleader, NBA dancer, professional model and on-air television and radio personality. Wendy has worked for both NBC and CBS. Politically, she has also served as Precinct Chair and Election Judge in Texas. Currently, she is CEO of Posh Media Group, a media, marketing and production company, and Premiere Plus, an events and festival production company. Lastly, she owns several online business directories. Wendy serves on the Board for the 501c3 "Keep America Beautiful" affiliate "Keep South Fulton Beautiful". Her passion is to break the cycle of poverty and teen crime through rich, dynamic programs that enhance lives and strengthens communities.
Marilyn Saltz Chambers
Marilyn Saltz Chambers is a successful business executive who resides in Texas. Her brand "Excessorize with Marilyn" has been a long time staple at the World Trade Center, Dallas Apparel Mart. With over 40 years experience she brings a wealth of knowledge in educating on business affairs and advises on overall business ventures of Poshabilities.
Eva Miles has been serving the community for over 30 years in the nonprofit arena and personally. She is presently Director for The Black United Fund of Texas, Inc. BUF is a culturally based non-profit philanthropic organization that creates opportunities in the community by promoting self-help, self –worth and self-determination. The organization empowers underserved people in need of resources to change. Her expertise in non profit organizations, her energy and efforts have helped thousands of homeless women re-enter the workplace and go on to live fruitful lives. Eva Miles is also the founder of Texas Teen Summit and Anna’s House, a Shelter for Women. Known for always giving to others, Eva is the recipient of several Awards.
Cherie Stewart Garland, Ed.S earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Averett College, a Masters of Education in Leadership of Educational Organizations, from AIU and an Ed.S. (Education Specialist Degree) in Pk-12 Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. A 28 year educator, with her last six years serving as a high school and middle school administrator.
Cherie attributes her love for children and learning to her parents, especially her mom, who transformed their Bed Stuy apartment in Brooklyn into a classroom where the five Stewart children learned the basics before they ever entered a school building. This is the basis for her philosophy that changing children’’s minds will change their lives. Her platform, From the Parenting Chair, inspires parents with tips, clips, and snips about positive parenting techniques. Cherie is also a licensed and ordained minister, playwright, producer, TikTok video blogger, and author.
Cherie was named “Danville Women Rock: 2019 Educator of the Year!” and received various awards for her community involvement in her hometown of Danville, Virginia.
A perfect balance of entrepreneurial spirit and strong business acumen, Michelle Esposito continues to elevate the marketing and sales industry with her knowledge, experience, and passion. With over 20 years of entrepreneurship, Michelle began her career as a business owner in Oklahoma before graduating from college. After the death of her husband, Michelle sold her business and moved to Dallas to attend Southern Methodist University where she completed her business degree with honors. She received the Scholarship Award for Excellence in Academic Studies by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.
Michelle also served as Treasurer and VP of SOTA(Students Over Traditional Age).
In her younger years, Michelle modeled for Matrix for The Altieri Brothers and Heidi Marie. In 2006, Michelle won Overall Mature Model, 1st in Runway, 2nd place Photography, 3rd place Family Runway, and 3rd place TV Commercial for AMTC (Actors, Models, Talent for Christ).
She currently owns a company that creates specialized Bible covers and co-founded a marketing company in Dallas called Oh My, The Business of Possibilities! She then moved to South Florida working as the Creative Director and Partner at On the Ball. The 18-year-company is growing rapidly with a heavy emphasis on building young businesses both online and offline.
While in Dallas, Michelle served on the board of The Fashionistas and co-chaired the Rainbow Days Annual Pot of Gold Luncheon bringing in over $180,000.
In Florida just three years, Michelle was honored as a 2014 March of Dimes Woman of Distinction. She is currently in Leadership Broward Foundation’s Class XXXIII. As part of Class XXXIII, Michelle is chairing a required, community project for the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society tasked with creating a second edition book on the history of businesses of greater Fort Lauderdale, a monthly networking event, and a Legal Legends video. Michelle is co-chairing the 2015 March of Dimes Women of Distinction event.
Thomas Thompson is the President of Bazilio Cobb Associates (BCA) Consulting Practice. In this capacity he assembles and deploys premier teams of experts, managers and professionals to help multi-billion dollar companies resolve the challenges resulting from today’s compliance, regulation and changing marketing conditions.Tommie is a seasoned Chief Executive Officer with a 35-year track record of excellence in strategic planning, finance, capital markets, housing & community development, accounting and operations. His demonstrated success in leading change in large government operations led to increased efficiencies and increased profits for the organizations. During his career he has successfully supported more than $457 billion in complex assets sales transactions and related accounting, servicing, settlement and regulatory reporting functions. He directed a national network of 5 multi-billion dollar financial service centers that received 4 consecutive unqualified opinions on its financial statements from the GAO. His responsibilities included overseeing multi-billion dollar money management operations, a world class customer services operation, and a funds distribution and claims processing operation for more than 1000 failed financial institutions. Additionally, Tommie has led numerous mixed use/mixed income development and redevelopment projects totaling more than $3.7 billion.
Since February 2009, Tommie’s practice successfully deployed 969 consultants in support of 69 bank failures with assets greater than $42 billion. The deployed teams were led by seasoned project managers and served clients in the following areas; asset management and asset sales, proforma accounting, forensic accounting, reps and warranty claims processing, settlement, asset servicing, and civil investigations/litigation support.
Prior to joining BCA, Tommie has served with distinction in the following positions:
Principal In-Charge, Bazilio Cobb Associates, Consulting Practice.
Senior Principal, Thompson Cobb Bazilio Associates Financial Institutions Practice.
Executive Director, Redevelopment Authority of Prince Georges County MD.
Director, Department of Housing and Community Development Prince Georges County MD.
Executive Director, Housing Authority Prince Georges County MD.
Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD.
Associate Director Finance, FDIC.
Vice President and CFO, Resolution Trust Corporation.
C.W. Whitaker is a viable and highly sought after force in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. He serves on several boards including Dallas County Schools, the Dallas Youth Council and serves as Chair of the TeCo Theatrical Board. Mr Whitaker also served as President for Dallas Parks and Recreations as well as the South Dallas Fair Park Trust Fund. In addition, he’s been a board member for the City of Dallas Board of Adjustment, Park Foundation, Nova Academy Schools and the Dallas Youth Council.
Junior Achievement for 20 years, YMCA of Dallas, Paul Quinn College, GSW Black Chamber, Founder of TAPS (Texas Athletes For A Positive State), Eddie Robinson Punt Pass and Kick during Grambling PV game in Cotton Bowl, Girls softball with 2 World Championships, State Co-ed Softball Champions, UNCF, St Philips, Communication Network of SBC Dallas Urban League, Desoto Theater and many more.
President Obama Drum Major Award 2012, SBC Advocate of the Year-1996 for assisting black and Hispanic business owners to do business with SBC, Community Hero Award, presented by KKDA radio for outstanding work in the community, Unity in the Community Award, Outstanding Community Leader Award – ALW Inc., Greater Southwest Black Chamber – Service Award, Helping Hands Award from DFW Minority Business Development Council and many more.
Mrs. Judith A. (Judy) Noles has been Executive Director of Keep South Fulton Beautiful (KSFB) since December of 1990. She was a member of the KSFB Board for several years prior to becoming staff. Judy has always had a passion for the community, but during her tenure as a board member is where her passion for environmental issues began. She began to see the importance of bringing to our citizens public awareness and education as to how the physical environment affects our economic development, public safety, community pride, and overall quality of life.
Through the years the volunteers that have worked with Judy have been her encouragement and motivation. Judy has learned that community is not just a place, but also the people within the community. Her previous experience of working in the medical arena, with chamber members, and with local elected officials has expanded her sincere interest in working with volunteers and bringing to the table their experience and expertise. She likes to see the volunteers letting their lights shine, so to speak, as she has recognized the abundance of talent in the community.
KSFB meets on an average of eight to nine times a year. Our heart is in the education of our citizens and encouraging them in self-responsibility.
Raymond Raffety is a seasoned professional when it comes to computer software and IT. His Atlanta based company consults and provides services to businesses of all types and sizes. Mr. Raffety's reputation has earned him a place among sought-after companies in the tech world.