Legacy Miami Magazine To Honor The 25 Most Influential And Prominent Black Women In Business And Leadership At Luncheon Sponsored By Mortons The Steak House – Honored Guest Speaker, Teri Williams, President & Coo Oneunited Bank

Broward’s 25 Most Influential And Prominent Black Women In Business And Leadership Of 2014 Are Honored In Legacy South Florida

Photo: Legacy Magazine

Photo: Legacy Magazine

Miami, FL (September 12, 2014) – Legacy South Florida Magazine will honor South Florida/Broward’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership of 2014 in its current issue published on Friday, September 12th in the Sun Sentinel.  The women being honored represent a vast diversity of fields including but not limited to accounting, law, international consulting, education, real estate, restaurant, hotel, food and public service.   “I am truly humbled to be chosen for such a prestigious honor and feel that my purpose in life is to serve,” said JoeAnn Fletcher, CEO of St Laurence Chapel Day Shelter and President of Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

The Legacy honorees embody dedication, prestige, honor, service, class and leadership. Without a doubt they are true role models for young ladies of all races and we are proud to say that they are a proud of South Florida’s black community.  “I am touched, moved, inspired, and humbled to be included with this group of awesome South Florida women,” said Eileen Davis-Jerome, International Educational Consultant, Founder, Institute for Multicultural Education. “Thank you, Legacy Magazine, for all that you do for our community.”

WHAT: Legacy South Florida Magazine presents South Florida/ Broward’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership in its September issue.

WHEN: September 12, 2014

WHERE: Supplementary issue of the Sun Sentinel


·       Cynthia Borders-Byrd,CPA, Managing Member, C Borders-Byrd, CPA LLC

·       Jo Castro, General Sales Manager, Cox Media Group

·       Alfreda Coward, Esq., Partner, Coward & Coward, P.A., President, Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

·       Eileen Davis– Jerome, Ed. D., International Educational Consultant, Founder, Institute for Multicultural Education

·       Dr. Tina Dupree, Founder, Professional Speakers Network Inc.

·       Kathy Eggleston, Managing Partner, Avenue Executive

·       JoeAnn Fletcher, CEO, St Laurence Chapel Day Shelter, President of Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

·       Devarn Flowers, Principal, City of Pembroke Pines Charter School System West Early Learning Center, Elementary and Middle School

·       Claudienne Hibbert-Smith, PA, The Keyes Company/Hibbert Group Real Estate, 2nd Vice President/ NAREB-South Florida

·       Earlene Striggles Horne, President, North Broward County Links, Inc., 2010-2014 International Chairman Reinstatement Committee for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

·       Linda Houston Jones, President and Founder, Ashanti Cultural Arts & Enrichment, Inc.

·       Antonya Johnson, Esq., President, T.J Reddick Bar Association

·       Kim Lunn, Minister, Admissions Coordinator, Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, Memorial Hospital South

·       Catherine Malcolm, Founder, Jerk Machine

·       Delores Y.  McKinley, CPA, 2010-14 International Treasurer, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

·       Dana M. Moore, Human Resources Director, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

·       State Representative Hazelle Rogers,

·       Robbin Simmons, Anchor, WSVN

·       Shalida Smith, MPA, Captain, City of Miramar Policing Bureau

·       Denise St Patrick-Bell, PhD, President/CEO, Genesis Associates International Consultants

·       Elaine Stevens, The Home Lady®, Charles Rutenberg Realty, Certified Military Housing Specialist

·       Joy Thomas, Market Manager, South East USA Region, Grace Foods

·       Dahlia Walker-Huntington, Esq., Attorney, President & Founder Jamaican Women of Florida and Magistrate with the City of Miramar

·       Patricia G. West, Division Director, Broward County Human Services, Family Success Administration Division

·       Kathleen Woods-Richardson, City Manager, The City of Miramar

“It gives me a really good feeling to know that my work done on behalf of GraceKennedy USA, within the Communities I serve, has not gone un-noticed. People are appreciative of our efforts in what we do giving back to the communities,” said Joy Thomas, Market Manager, South East USA Region, Grace Foods and Legacy South

Florida Honoree.  “I am grateful for that and say thanks to Legacy for this recognition.” Grace Foods is a sponsor of Legacy South Florida Magazine’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Morton’s The Steak House, 500 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33394, from 12 PM – 3 PM.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership Luncheon, visithttp://tinyurl.com/legacySFL25bizwomen. Join the conversation @legacymagfl #legacy25bizwomen and like us on Facebook/LegacyMagazine.


Photo: Legacy

About Legacy Magazine:

Established in 2004, Legacy through distribution partnerships with the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post and Orlando Sentinel has a statewide readership of more than 4 million and publishes bi-monthly. Legacy is a news/business publication serving South Florida’s black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture and social commentary.

About GraceKennedy

GraceKennedy is one of the Caribbean’s largest and most dynamic corporate entities. The company started in Jamaica in 1922 as a small trading establishment and wharf operators. It has expanded and diversified over the years, changing from a privately-owned enterprise to a public company with Food and Finance Divisions, listed on the stock exchanges of Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago. Today, the Group comprises a varied network of some 50 subsidiaries and associated companies located across the Caribbean and in North and Central America, the United Kingdom and Africa. GraceKennedy’s operations span the areas of food processing and distribution, banking and finance, insurance and remittance services, together with an investment in building materials retailing.

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