Leadership Team

Leadership Team

President – Deb Watson
Email: 
deborahwatson10@gmail.com

Vice President of Administration – Melsha Winchester

Email: VPAdmin@sfnbmbaa.org

Treasurer – Marilyn Galiothe
Email: 
Treasurer@sfnbmbaa.org

Secretary – Michael Thomas
Email: 
Secretary@sfnbmbaa.org

Committees

2016 Leadership and Supporting Roles Opportunities

Open to All Current Members

Standing and Functional Committees

The San Francisco Chapter of the NBMBAA is seeking all current members who are interested in assuming a leadership and supporting role in one of the most prestigious professional organizations in the United States.  The NBMBAA San Francisco Bay Area chapter provides networking and professional development opportunities for Bay Area business professionals.  We facilitate access to companies who are interested in recruiting and retaining diverse candidates. 

If you are interested in volunteering your leadership and professional skills by joining our team, we would welcome your interest to fill open positions. The interview process is straightforward – please email your resume and interest in the specific committee to: marketing@sfnbmbaa.org.  You will be contacted as soon as possible.

Estimated Time Commitment for each chapter differs but here is an estimate of the time commitment – estimated times is subject to change based on needs of the committee and the Chapter:

Elected Officials: Varies*

Directors: 15+ hours a month

Chairs/Co-Chairs: 5-15 hours a month

Committee Members: 1-5 hours a month

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Director:  Larisa Troche

Email: Membership@sfnbmbaa.org 
This committee is responsible for the growth and retention of our members.  We are seeking enthusiastic, engaging, team members who can perform outreach at professional or academic events and can communicate the benefits of membership with the San Francisco chapter of the National Black MBA Association.  This committee is critically important to our Chapter’s 2016 Membership growth goals. Key activities and responsibilities will include:

    • Host the membership table at Chapter events
    • Attend/work at events and networking with members
    • Use surveys to gather data about membership and disseminate to appropriate departments
    • Send membership list to marketing of new members and members who membership ends soon
    • Contact members via telephone when necessary
    • Oversee membership drives
    • Review RSVP members list for all events

PROGRAMS COMMITTE

Director:  Leah Pimentel
Email: 
Programs@sfnbmbaa.org 
This committee is responsible for leading the execution of our programs.  We are seeking energetic “can-do” committee members to facilitate the smooth execution of all our programs, which are designed to benefit our members.  Key activities and responsibilities will include:

    • Manage Event planning and related tasks
    • Perform program execution
    • Work with and meeting the needs of our corporate sponsors
    • Work with various departments (membership, marketing, public relations, etc.)
    • Support Chapter events/programs

 

MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE

Director: Lisa Love
Email: 
marketing@sfnbmbaa.org

This committee communicates with the public which includes current members, non-members, and corporations.  We are seeking “social media ninjas,” detail-oriented, passionate marketers. The Co-Chair positions do require three (3) months as a committee member. Key activities and responsibilities vary for each individual depending on marketing background and skill set:

      • Manage social channels by creating content (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram) Work with various departments to promote programs/events
      • Create content for newsletter, blogs, etc.
      • Create graphic documents for programs/events
      • Manage website

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Director: Open

Seek out creative ways the SFNBMBA can collaborate with local corporations to support new and existing outreach programs.    Key activities and responsibilities will include:

  • Identify potential corporate partners interested in financially supporting programs    
  • Provide press releases about programs/events to local media channels
  • Build Bay Area Companies list
  • Interact with recruiting and fundraising professionals from some of the Bay Area’s top companies
  • Manage collateral to drive one voice for the chapter

LEADERS OF TOMORROW (LOT) COMMITTEE

Education Director: Andre Mills

Advisors: Costolino Hogan & Jazmyn Hammons
Email: lot@sfnbmbaa.org

Commitment: two weekends a month (Contact: bayarealot@sfnbmbaa.org to obtain additional details and LOT application instructions).

  • Group mentoring setting intended to help teen mentees gain leadership and business skills
  • This year, mentors will prepare mentees for networking and interviewing professionals in their area of interest, attend local college tours, plan, and complete community service event, and create an end of program presentation.

Student & University Relations COMMITTEE

Director: Andre Mills

Email: studentanduniversityrelations@sfnbmbaa.org

This committee purpose is to build new and improve existing relationships with local universities and colleges, promote collaboration with academic leaders in the community to improve minority representation in local university business schools and connect graduates with local businesses to increase diversity in the workforce. Key activities and responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate recruiting events with local universities
  • Collaborate with university officials to gain on campus access to students
  • Work with sponsors and partners to create community outreach events directed at student populations
  • Create strategic plans to increase organizational name recognition with local university community
  • Represent chapter at local student related events and conferences
  • Work with local University officials to increase minority representation in local business schools

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CHAPTER (NBMBAA) SCHOLARSHIPS

Director:  Andre Mills

scholarship@sfnbmbaa.org

Shall promote business education in all its aspects and provide data on scholarship availability in the area of graduate business management. It shall maintain communication on an ongoing basis with graduate business schools and assist in identifying scholarship candidates. Key activities and responsibilities will include:

  • Build and manage a list of all local schools and universities
  • Manage the scholarship process

CORPORATE PARTNER RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Deborah Watson
Email: 
CorporateRelations@sfnbmbaa.org

Shall be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with local corporations and governmental agencies in the San Francisco-Bay Area.  Key activities and responsibilities:

  • Seek out new Corporate Partners
  • Update the general corporate contact database and mailing list.

ENTREPRENEURS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Director: Lamont Watson

Email: entrepreneur@sfnbmbaa.org

The purpose of this committee is to utilize the skills and expertise of the National Organization to facilitate the growth and development of the San Francisco Bay Area African American community in the areas of business and economic development. Key activities and responsibilities will include:

  • Plan panel workshops
  • Plan programs that are focused on newly started business 
  • Work with various departments when needed (membership, marketing, public relations, etc.)

PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING/SOCIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE

Director: Bobbie Patel

professionalnetworking@sfnbmbaa.org

This committee is responsible for leading the execution of our social programs to connect business professionals and business leaders in a networking environment.  We are seeking “social butterflies” that enjoy connecting with people.  Key activities and responsibilities will include:

    • Manage Event planning and related tasks
    • Work with local businesses to host events
    • Oversee/execute event tasks
    • Work with various departments with needed (membership, marketing, public relations, etc.)
    • Help at events/programs

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Objective: Provide oversight and guidance to and participation in raising funds to support the work of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the NBMBAA. Skills, Attributes and Prerequisites Commitment to the vision, mission, and goals of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the NBMBAA. Understanding of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the NBMBAA as a charitable organization. Willingness to make a personal annual contribution, as a Director in the Chapter, to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the NBMBAA of $250. Be a Member in good standing of the San Francisco Chapter of the NBMBAA. Primary Roles and Responsibilities Provide input and guidance into development of the annual campaign, including direct mail, personal solicitation and events fundraising (including new initiatives, such as, golf tournaments, raffles, etc.). Engage in the execution of all aspects of the annual fundraising campaign, including marketing efforts, personal solicitation, and the acknowledgement process Help plan and implement campaigns to solicit funds from other San Francisco Bay Area Chapter NBMBAA members and colleagues, including personal solicitation, auctions, events, etc.

Time Commitment Preparation for and participation in up to two in-person meetings and additional conference calls as needed Allocation of time to meet with or contact donors or prospects at industry events, businesses, and other opportunities as they arise.

VOLUNTEERS COMMITTEE

Objective: Provide oversight and guidance to and participation in interviewing and onboarding potential volunteer committee members on behalf of the SF Bay Area Chapter of the National Black MBA Association. Skills, Attributes and Prerequisites Commitment to the vision, mission, and goals of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the NBMBAA. Understanding of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the NBMBAA as a charitable organization. Willingness to make a personal annual contribution, as a Director in the Chapter, to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the NBMBAA of $250. There are various ways to achieve this goal – recruit new members, partners, etc. Please direct questions to the Chapter President. Be a Member in good standing of the San Francisco Chapter of the NBMBAA. Primary Roles and Responsibilities Provide input and guidance into development of the onboarding resources for volunteers to acclimate to the Chapter. Train volunteers on the Mission, Vision and current goals and objectives of the organization. Support identification of volunteers to specific Committees, projects, etc. Collaborate with Officers, Directors, and Committee members to provide a way for the volunteer to get first-hand knowledge of a potential volunteer opportunity. Ensue that the volunteer is assigned a “Buddy” who will provide support with the onboarding process. Be available to answer questions and provide support along the way. Time Commitment Preparation for and participation in up to two in-person meetings and additional conference calls as needed Allocation of time to meet with or contact volunteer prospects at program events, businesses, and other opportunities as they arise. Term Limits Director (a member

Email: SpecialEvents@sfnbmbaa.org

This committee works for short period of times to help put on larger events for the chapter. This is a great committee to join if you cannot commit to serving in a leadership role for long periods of time. This committee is formed as each of these events is being planned.

AD HOC COMMITTEES

(As Assigned)

If you are interested in joining either of the above committees, send an email directly to marketing@sfnbmbaa.org

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