Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida magazines are the region’s authoritative publications of record documenting the progress and success of South Florida’s affluencers and influencers. Readers can depend on Legacy to deliver content that gives them a competitive advantage in accomplishing their professional, business, and lifestyle goals. The publishers are pleased to announce the unveiling of the highly anticipated 2022 classes of the Most Influential and Powerful Black Professionals for Miami and South Florida, respectively.

The honorees are profiled in the Power issues inserted in the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel that hit newsstands on Sunday, May 1. The editions also features the newly inaugurated “Power Class” section.

“Black excellence and Black love are always at the forefront of Legacy Magazine. Our content reflects the quality of our community and contributions we consistently deliver to South Florida’s business, political, and civic sectors,” said Russell Motley, Associate Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief, Legacy Magazine. “This can’t miss issue should be on everyone’s radar!”

The awardees will be formally highlighted at an all-star awards gala hosted by NBC 6 News Anchor Constance Jones. The affair is scheduled for May 14 at The Diplomat Beach Resort (3555 S. Ocean Drive in Hollywood). The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., and the gala starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $200.

“I am proud to be a part of this esteemed group of business leaders who are having a positive impact on diverse communities in South Florida,” said Dr. Simone Arnold, Vice President of Product Management, Fiserv. “At Fiserv, we believe companies have the potential to be platforms for good, and we’re committed to giving back to local communities to help move the world forward.”

16th Annual Legacy Power Gala Details
Who: MIA Media Group, LLC, Publisher of Legacy Magazines Present
What: 16th Annual Legacy Power Gala
When: Saturday, May 14
Cocktail Hour: 6 p.m.
Gala: 7 p.m.
Where: The Diplomat Beach Resort – 3555 S. Ocean Drive in Hollywood, Florida

The issues also recognize the accomplishments and service of outstanding leaders highlighted as
special honorees.

Trailblazer of the Year: Kenasha Paul, Founder, Black Professionals Network &
Director, Venture Miami Opportunity Program
Corporate Citizenship Award: Baptist Health South Florida
Community Service Organization of the Year: NABJ South Florida
Business of the Year: Circle of One Marketing
Business Person of the Year: Dr. Delvena Thomas
Corporate Executive of the Year: Monica Richardson, Executive Editor, Miami Herald/
el Nuevo Herald, and the Bradenton Herald
Public Official of the Year: Kionne McGhee, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 9
Legacy Legend of the Year: Otis T. Wallace, Mayor, City of Florida City

Trailblazer of the Year: Alexiou Gibson, Founder, The Transformation Factory
Corporate Citizenship Award: Baptist Health South Florida
Community Service Organization of the Year: The Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm
Beach County
Business of the Year: Wolf Creek Consulting
Business Person of the Year: Victor Demesmin Jr., Esq.,
Corporate Executive of the Year: Thomas Eugene, Senior Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Minority Affairs, Florida Panthers
Public Official of the Year: Robert L. McKinzie, Commissioner, City of Fort Lauderdale
Legacy Legend of the Year: Dr. Catherine Lowe

Legacy Miami’s Most Influential & Powerful Black Professionals of 2022:
● Kelley Allen, CSA Supervising Casting Director, Girl Gang Casting Collective
● Arlesha Amazan, Senior Director, Client Strategy SC30, Inc
● Brigitte Andrade, Founder, The Adventures of Bibi & Friends
● Jennifer D. Andreu, Assistant Superintendent, Equity & Diversity, Miami-Dade County
Public Schools
● Michaeljohn Anthony Green, VP – Community Development,
Dade County Federal Credit Union
● Heidi M. Barker, Vice President, Communications & Chief Diversity, Equity and
Inclusion Officer, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
● Phillippe Bien- Aime, Mayor, City of North Miami
● Basil A. Binns, II, Deputy Aviation Director, Miami-Dade County Aviation
Department/Miami International Airport
● Sharmeeka Brooks A.K.A Bawse Lady, CEO, Author, Foundation 2 Elevation
● Alanka P. Brown, President, Padron Campus Miami Dade College
● Councilman Joseph Brown Billionaire Brainset / P.O.T.C
● Alexis N. Brown, Founder & CEO, SocialXchange, Inc
● Kendra Bulluck-Major, Executive Director, Orange Blossom Classic
● Shannon Campbell, City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman, and Mentor, Young
Brilliant Minds Inc
● Michou Chapoteau, Chief Nursing Officer, MICHOU
● William Clark, President, DCS Mentoring Program
● Danielle Cohen Higgins, Miami-Dade County Commissioner – District 8
● Cristal J. Cole, Southeastern U.S Regional Policy Manager, Amazon
● Stephanie V. Daniels, Deputy Director, Miami-Dade Police Department
● Dr. Anna Etienne, Director, StartUp FIU Local
● Catherine Smith, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary,
Evoque Data Center Solutions
● Ervens Clavel Ford, Deputy Chief of Police, City Of North Miami Beach
● Dr. Nicole Garner Scott, Financial Advisor, The Money Plan
● Nicole Gates, Managing Partner / Creative Lead, Lil GreenHouse Grill
● Michael Hurt, Vice President of Operations, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing
● Daniela Jean, Commissioner, City of North Miami Beach
● Cassandra Jones, Interim Director, Miami Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation
● Christine King, Chair, City of Miami Commission
● Dr. Michelle A. Kirwan, Pediatrician/Chief Medical Officer, Center for Family and
Child Enrichment Inc.
● Vania Laguerre, Local Market Executive, Bank of America
● Amber J. Lawhorn, Director, Supplier Diversity and Small Business Enterprise
Program, Jackson Health System
● LaJuane Mack, Region Multicultural Manager, Central Brown-Forman Beverages
● George Mensah, Department Director, City of Miami
● TK Owens, CEO and Founder, TKO Consulting, LLC
● Lahteefah Parramore, CPA, CPA /Entertainment Business Manager, Prager Metis CPA
● A”Lex” Pierre-Louis, Entrepreneurial Marketing Executive,
Lex Promotions & Marketing Group LLC
● Monica R. Richardson, Executive Editor, McClatchy Co. – Miami Herald/el Nuevo
● Roy Modkins, Vice President, Hiprockstar
● M. Sandra Severe, Ph.D., MPH, SVP & CEO, Jackson North Medical Center
● Ann-Marie Sharpe, Director Risk Management, City of Miami
● Kewan Smith, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships, New World Symphony
● Darrell G. Smith, V.P., Senior Financial Advisor,Merrill Lynch/Bank of America
● Dr. Robin R. Starks, Entrepreneur, Starks Education, Athletics and Leadership
● Robert L Stephens, III, Councilman, City of Miami Gardens
● Angela Adams Suggs, President and CEO, Florida Sport Foundation
● Ritamae Tennyson, Executive Chef, R Catering and Events LLC
● Dr. Tracy Timberlake, Business Coach, Flourish Media
● Paule Villard, Commissioner, City of North Miami Beach
● Dr. Norman Whyte, Ph.D., President, USA International Ventures LLC
● Anthony Witherspoon Sr., Executive Director, Leadership Prep Foundation Inc.
Legacy South Florida’s Most Influential & Powerful Black Professionals of 2022:
● Judith L. Able, Executive Chef/Owner, Swirl Wine Bistro
● Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
● Torey Alston, Broward County Commissioner and Owner, Interim Healthcare
● Talitha Anyabwelé, CEO & Founding Director, RISE Anyabwelé Academy
● Dr. Simone Arnold, Founder, Motiveight, LLC
● Yolette Bonnet, Chief Executive Officer, FoundCare Inc.
● Marcelle Griffith Burke, Chief Strategy Office, Soar Music Group LLC
● Chef Sheron Chin, CEO Chef, Chef Sheron Catering Lifestyles
● Alex S. Chisholm, Radio Announcer/ Restaurant Owner, Afternoon Drive Host Hot 105 /
Owner of The Krazy Vegan
● Camille M. Coke, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services LLC
● Corey D. Dean, President and Founder, KIK Advisory Group LLC
● Cathleen Dean, Executive Director, Arts & Theatre Performance L.A. Lee YMCA/
Mizell Community Center
● Victor Demesmin Jr., Esq., Founding Partner, Demesmin & Dover Law Firm
● Jervonte Edmonds, Member, State of Florida House of Representatives – District 88
● Karriem Edwards, Vice President of Resource Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of
Broward County
● Shaundelyn D. Emerson, Program Performance Lead Officer, Children’s Services
Council of Palm Beach County
● Vee Escarment, President CEO, Generational Wealth through Real Estate &
Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
● Staci Golden, Director, General and Premium Membership Services – Florida Panthers,
● Lenny Green, National Syndicated Radio Personality, WHQT / HOT 105- Cox Media &
● Lisa Smith Ivory, CEO, The Ivory Group
● Melvin Ivory, President, The Ivory Group
● Brian Knowles, Manager – African, African American, Latino, Holocaust, and Gender
Studies, Palm Beach County Schools
● Yolande McCray, APRN, The Healing Place
● David I. Muir, CEO, Island Syndicate
● Audrey Nelson-Campbell, Director, Bethlehem Pre School/Junior Academy
● Linda Odum, Executive Director, West Palm Beach Housing Authority
● Brian Oliver, Founder/CEO, K.W.A. Group Branding
● Loretta Ovueraye, Vice Provost, Workforce Programs and Professional Learning
-Miami Dade College
● Brett Peterson, Assistant General Manager, Florida Panthers (NHL)
● Benjamin Preston, President, Preston Student Athlete Services INC
● Jonathan V. Pierre, Esq., Attorney, Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.
● Lisa G. Quarrie, Esq., Senior Counsel, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
● Ernisha Randolph, Entrepreneur, Sweet Butter Hospitality Group
● Cheo Reid, Esq., Juvenile Division Chief, Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office
● Erika R. Royal, CEO, The Life Coach School
● Yolanda Santiago, Associate Director of Education, ADL
● Chief Javaro A. Sims, Chief of Police, City of Delray Beach Police Department
● Hugh A. Sinclair, Executive Chef / CEO, Chef Irie Spice, Inc.
● Chief Constance Stanley, Chief of Police, Lauderhill Police Department
● Calibe Thompson, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Island Syndicate & SPACE
Caribbean Museum
● Rose Valcin, President, HANA
● Candace Walker, Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Senior Woman Administrator
St. Thomas University
● Jacoby Waters, Founder & Executive Director, Young Men of Distinction
● Chuck West, Financial Planning Specialist, Morgan Stanley
● Tameca West, Assistant Chief of Police, City of West Palm Beach Police Dept.
● Tenisha Williams, Managing Real Estate Broker and CEO, Elite Realty Partners, Inc
● Jameka A. Windham, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Enrollment, St. Thomas
● Victoria Worship, Executive Territory Manager, Candela Medical
● Dr. Regina Martin Archat, City of North Lauderdale Commissioner, Minister, and
Proprietor of Dr. Regina Martin Enterprise
● Chef Tally, Owner,Chef Tally World Famous Jerk Chicken