The Diaspora

The African diaspora is full of resources and contacts that could be the missing key to developing a trusted relationship leveraging access to the African continent. This list will continue to grow, but here we will share details about those seeking to reach across the pond...

Sherman Barnes has over 15 years of experience in the logistics, supply chain and distribution industry. He holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Jackson State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Ashford University. He has worked for numerous Fortune 1000 companies including CH Robinson, United Parcel Services (UPS), Schneider, Landstar, etc. Due to his passion for entrepreneurship, he has business interests in shipping, real estate and secondary consumer electronics.


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Chassidy Keys has over a decade of high-level leadership roles in the automotive industry, but is quite active in a variety of areas. She is based in the great city of Chicago and her expertise includes Global Strategy & Business Development consultant, Strategic Partnerships, Talent Development, Training, and Project Management. All of these activities have proven integral in engaging the local and international diaspora creating new links within the African continent.


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Dr. Sherman Green is the CEO & Executive Life Coach for Strategic Directions with advanced training in several organizational initiatives. He has worked almost 15-years as a higher education professional and an adjunct professor on the community college and university level, respectively. As an entity, Strategic Directions provides life coaching, mentoring and training services in large or group settings, motivational speaking engagements, and has a substantial amount of experience dealing with a wide-range of topics.


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