"MAKE GOLF YOUR THING "AT THE 4TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLF EXPO AND FORUM
JIM IS PRESIDENT OF JIM BEATTY GOLF VENTURES AND SERVES AS THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLFERS DIGEST. HE IS ALSO CHAIR OF THE WE ARE GOLF RECREATIONAL PLAY SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE WORLD GOLF FOUNDATION DIVERSITY TASK FORCE.
As president of NCS International, an economic development and site selection firm, Jim has been recognized as one of the top 20 economic development professionals in the United States. He has also been honored as a "Golf Pioneer" by the Global Golf Institute.
He has served on the boards of the NIKE TOUR and HOGAN'S JUNIOR GOLF HEROES now the FIRST TEE of OMAHA. He is a former board member of the National YMCA. H
DEBERT IS THE FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLFERS DIGEST. THE PUBLICATION WAS FOUNDED IN 2003 AND IS ENJOYING ITS 17TH YEAR OF OPERATION .
THE PRINT AND DIGITAL EDITION ENJOY A CIRCULATION OF 20,000 AND A READERSHIP OF 80,000.
Headquartered in Manhattan in New York City’s Financial District, the magazine has been PGA of America Diverse Supplier since January 2009.
Ms. Cook is the first black woman to wholly own a Black-focused golf magazine in the U.S.A. and, prides herself in providing balanced editorial that showcases in print and digital formats the individual and collective efforts of Black Americans playing and enjoying both leisure and competitive golf; the sport of a lifetime.
MICHAEL IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORLD GOLF FOUNDATION WE ARE GOLF DIVERSITY TASK FORCE AND A FOREMOST ADVOCATE ON DIVERSITY IN THE GOLF INDUSTRY. HE HAS HELD SEVERAL KEY POSITIONS IN THE GOLF INDUSTRY.
Michael is the Diversity & Inclusion Officer for OAI, a print design and visual branding company, and Adjunct Faculty member at Springfield College, Tampa Bay campus. Dr. Cooper served over 30 years in the golf industry, including Director of Diversity for the World Golf Foundation, and Southeast Regional Director with The First Tee. He serves on the board of directors for the National Black Golf Hall of Fame and
the Advocates Pro Golf Association.
CRAIG IS THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE WASHINGTON DC BASED ORGANIZATION,GOLF MY FUTURE MY GAME. HIS ORGANIZATION WORKS TIRELESSLY ACROSS AMERICA TO INTRODUCE GOLF AND GOLF CAREERS TO YOUTH OF ALL BACKGROUNDS.
Craig is changing the faces of golf one swing at a time. Kirby, founder of “Golf. My Future. My Game,” is on a mission to introduce more Black teens to the game of golf.
Kirby started the nonprofit golf foundation in Washington, D.C., in 2014 to expose the predominantly white sport to Black kids for fun and career opportunities.
Craig Kirby is one of the nation’s premiere political operatives. With over two decades of hands on political experience, he has created successful issue advocacy and electoral strategies for candidates at all levels of government. He presently serves as Managing Director of Savannah LLC.
CLEMMIE IS THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF TAMPA BASED WOMEN OF COLOR GOLF. THE ORGANIZATION IS A NATIONAL LEADER IN INTRODUCING GOLF TO WOMEN NATIONALLY. SHE HAS RECEIVED MANY ACCOLADES FOR HER EFFORTS INCLUDING PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION FROM BARACK OBAMA.
Clemmie started playing golf in 2013 and is turning her passion into a national movement to make a difference in the lives of women & girls through the sport of golf. In 2014, she started Women of Color Golf (WOCG), and Girls On the Green Tee (GOTG-T), which are programs designed to increase & facilitate minority participation in the sport of golf for women and girls. In three short years, they have introduced over 350 minority women & girls to the basic fundamentals of golf in the Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida Bay area & Washington, D.C.
WARREN IS PRESIDENT OF ST. LOUIS BASED WARREN 360 MEDIA. WARREN HAS AN OUTSTANDING TRACK RECORD OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT PGA EVENTS.
HE TOOK OVER 10,000 IMAGES AT THE 100TH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT
THE BELLERIVE COUNTRY CLUB IN 2018.
Despite his busy professional schedule, he also finds the time to lead a Junior's golf development program in St.Louis for underprivileged children . He has successfully developed media plans for the City of St Louis Department of Health .