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Meet the Faculty

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Eddie Clopton, J.D.


Leadership and the Law

Michael Love, JD


Leadership & Intelligent Team

Successful Business Strategies

Dr. Denise Purvis, Ph.D.


Emotional Intelligence & Wellness Strategies

DeAnna Lester, MS Supply Chain Man.


Diana Clopton, MBA


Alston Reece, MBA, PMP


Nardalyn Johnson, Nursing Informatics


Abby MacCormack


Antoine Shaw, Healthcare Management, MBA

Dr. Karl Wyatt, Ph.D.


Danielle Patelis


Dr. David Rendall, Ph.D.

The Freak Factor


Ebony Norris

Ministry/Organizational Leadership 


Dr. Denise Purvis &. Clinical Counseling Team


LaDawne Jenkins - African-American Health Initiatives 


Kesha Kent - Networking, It's Your SuperPower - Author - National Speaker - National Diversity & Inclusion Specialist 


Dr. K. Shelette-Stewart

Strategic Planning, Leadership & Development


Nyasha Nyamapfene - Organizational Leadership and the Nonprofit Sector


Mark Mines - Owner, McDonalds Corporation

Entrepreneurship & Leadership Development


Jerry Lumpkins

Transforming Leadership in the Bickerdike Corporation


Enoch Love - E Love Racing, Inc. 

Building a Legacy of Excellence


Crystal Langston

'Cultural Leadership'


David Sidney

Shifting the Leadership Paradigm


Friday Night Chats with Dr. Lionel Sweeny

Friday Night Chats with Dr. Lionel Sweeny

Lionel Sweeny has 15-plus years of combined experience in Systems Engineering, Program Management, Human Resources, Organizational Design, and Change Management in Government Electronics, Education, and Telecommunications industries. Responsibilities at HS Partners include Leadership Development, Organizational Design, and Change Management Support. As an accomplished Human Resources leader with worldwide, broad-based management and generalist experience, Lionel’s expertise includes building alliances to drive system-wide change strategies and performance improvement resulting in value-added quality services to clients that impact the bottom line. Academic experience includes being Director of EdD in Computer Science for Judson University, Adjunct Instructor for Roosevelt University, University of North Texas, Eastfield College, and Organization Development consultant at DePaul University. Peers consistently recognize Lionel as a practical problem solver with sound business acumen, decision-making, excellent leadership, and communication skills. Academic degrees and certifications include a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Benedictine University, a Master’s degree from the University of Texas with Certification in Organizational Design and Change Management, a Bachelor’s from the University of North Texas with concentrations in Electronic Design and Secondary Education Certification, Associate Degree in Electronic Design (drafting), and LaMarsh & Associates Managed Change Certification.
Friday Night Chats with Darvel Desroche, Esq

Friday Night Chats with Darvel Desroche, Esq

Darvel Desroches, Esq. President & CEO Darvel Desroches is a corporate attorney and business executive with significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, banking, and real estate brokerage and development. Darvel began his career at LaSalle Bank Corporation, where he worked on the bank’s strategic acquisitions and divestitures and private placements and counseled key executives on national bank and bank affiliates’ regulatory compliance. He was instrumental in creating LaSalle’s New Markets Tax Credit Program, through which the bank augmented its existing Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program by investing capital and making loans to businesses and real estate development projects located in low-income areas throughout the United States. During his career, Darvel has closed over $70 million of business and real estate development transactions. Darvel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of 1804 Realty Group LLC, a real estate development and consulting on revitalizing underserved communities through responsible and sustainable development. He creates and implements the company’s strategic acquisition and development plans; secures investment capital and financing; and oversees project management, design, and permitting. Darvel is a 2004 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the College’s Dean’s List for the 2003 academic year. Magna cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Boston, he is a 2001 recipient of the University’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership and a four-year letterman and captain of the University’s Men’s Soccer Team. In his spare time, Darvel enjoys spending time with his family, physical exercise, and reading.
Friday Night Chats with Kevin D. Johnson MBA, CEO, Author, Lecturer

Friday Night Chats with Kevin D. Johnson MBA, CEO, Author, Lecturer

President & CEO of Johnson Media, Inc. – A multimillion media corporation Author of Best Seller – The Entrepreneurial Mind MIT Sloan School of Management – MBA, Business Administration Harvard Business School – cross-registrant via MIT Sloan School of Management Harvard Business Review Case Study: Kevin D. Johnson: To Be a Venture Capitalist or an Operator B.S. Computer Science (NASA Scholar) – Morehouse College Kevin D. Johnson, president of Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur, has several years of experience leading his marketing and communications company that serves many Fortune 100 businesses. Johnson Media Inc. has worked with brands such as Porsche, Chase, Coca-Cola, Brooks Brothers, Microsoft, and more. As an innovative leader, Kevin has appeared on CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs, which continues to reach number one on Amazon in various categories since its 2013 launch ( Recently, Johnson Media Inc. received a 2019 Communicator Award and a 2018 Davey Award for its work for BMW. In 2017 it received an AMY Award for its work for Porsche. In 2015, the firm received two Telly Awards and a Davey Award for its work with financial institutions, including Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Collectively, the awards were chosen from over 20,000 entries, honoring the finest work from agencies around the world. Over its two-decade history, Johnson Media Inc. has also started and spun off a few companies and brands, including Omni Publisher and Site Manager Pro, a web-based content management system and a user interface tool. In 2015, Kevin was invited to the White House for a special event regarding entrepreneurship with President Obama and dignitaries such as Mark Cuban, Steve Case, and Brian Chesky. The White House assembled entrepreneurs from around the world to recognize them and to create innovative solutions to world challenges. Kevin often speaks at conferences and universities around the world, covering topics ranging from entrepreneurship to marketing to self-publishing. He recently was a visiting lecturer at Universidad Anáhuac in Yucatan, Mexico, and was declared “Man of the Year” in 2017 by the Atlanta Tribune. He lives in Alpharetta, GA where he served as a commissioner. Kevin attended Morehouse College and studied computer science as a NASA scholar and Spanish, graduating with honors. He is an alumnus of MIT's Sloan School of Management where he serves as a lecturer.
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