Mississippi SBA Office Graduates Second Emerging Leaders Class

Pictured left to right are: John Brandon, Interise Instructor; Tonya Ware, The Church Triumphant Global; Lela Hubbard, Donelson Enterprises (Class Valedictorian); Damien Murriel, Memorial Funeral Services; Tony Lewis, CiViLTech, Inc.; Janita Stewart, MS District Director and Gary Reed, MS Deputy District Director and Project Manager. Not pictured is Morris Driver, Driver Technology Consulting.
Pictured left to right are: John Brandon, Interise Instructor; Tonya Ware, The Church Triumphant Global; Lela Hubbard, Donelson Enterprises (Class Valedictorian); Damien Murriel, Memorial Funeral Services; Tony Lewis, CiViLTech, Inc.; Janita Stewart, MS District Director and Gary Reed, MS Deputy District Director and Project Manager. Not pictured is Morris Driver, Driver Technology Consulting.

After eight months and more than 100 hours of work during evening classes, the SBA Mississippi District Office held a ceremony to honor five small business entrepreneurs who completed the 2016 Emerging Leaders Executive Training program.  Each graduate shared their heightened insight in regard to their organizational framework, workflow, finances, overall confidence and more.

This is the SBA Mississippi District Office’s second class of the Emerging Leaders initiative.  John Brandon, Instructor and retiree of the Mississippi Development Authority, did an exceptional job teaching the curriculum.  The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a federal training initiative that specifically focuses on executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities.

We also thank our cosponsors – The  Mississippi e-Center @ JSU, Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership/Jackson Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Minority Business Alliance, Inc. for supporting this endeavor.

2016 Emerging Leaders