The Central Florida Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for blacks.
- Enhance the economic growth of the African American community.
- Enhance the growth and development of our young leaders.
- Enhance members professional and career development goals through education, executive skill development programs, and employment opportunities.
- Partner with other local professional organizations to leverage the chapter’s contributions to the African American community.
- Maintain and grow mutually beneficial corporate relationships which support and fund the mission of the organization.
The Central Florida Chapter seeks to be the
- Provider of Choice of hard-hitting programs designed to foster economic, professional and career development of the African American community at large through education as well as professional growth of our young leaders through mentorship.
- Organization of Choice for African-American professionals seeking career development, employment opportunities as well as professional and social networking.
- Investment of Choice for local corporations, educational and community based organizations.
Chapter Executive Board Members for the 2016-2018 Term
Ms. Stephanie Hampton-Best is an experienced professional, with a diverse background that spans over 20 years in industries that includes banking, distribution, non-profit and supplier diversity. A member of the Central Florida Chapter since 2007, Stephanie has supported the local chapter in delivery successful programs for the last 7 years. Stephanie previously served as the Logistics Committee Chair and Executive Secretary, and currently serving as a LOT Mentor. She currently serves as Minority Business Program Specialist, with the Florida’s Turnpike Minority Business Office. Stephanie holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Winthrop University. Feel free to contact Stephanie directly at email@example.com
LaTrece holds an undergraduate degree from Nova Southeastern University in Professional Business Management and an MBA from Kaplan University and is currently completing her Doctoral in Education from Nova Southeastern University. As Membership Chair of the CFLNBMBAA, she helps to increase membership by working with other committees to develop events. She also helps to incorporate new members into the organization, by making them feel welcome. She is a member of The National Coalition of 100 Black Women. She is also the Director of Programs & Services for Preserving our History, which is a not for profit organization specializing in curriculum and workshops, historical research, diversity and team building for people of all ages. She has a sincere passion for education and teaching and loves meeting and engaging with new people, which makes her perfect for the role as VP of Administration.
Mary Pompilus received her undergraduate degree in Business Management and MBA from Florida A&M University’s School of Business & Industry. As VP of Finance, Mary provides meaningful accounting and financial analysis to the Central Florida Chapter in efforts to maintain efficient operations. Mary is committed to engaging chapter members in financial processes in order enhance financial career development. She is an Ethics and Compliance Manager with Darden Restaurants and is also the owner of First Love Collection, LLC, which provides organic skin care to those who have an affinity for a more natural lifestyle. She has a passion for encouraging people to aspire towards their personal and professional goals and to think smarter, not harder.
HR Contractor that’s dynamic, multi-faceted, solutions-oriented human resource professional with abroad-scope experience; in recruiting, performance enhancement, employee relations, benefit administration training, professional development as well as change and talent management. Combining a unique blend of visionary leadership and executive business savvy needed to spearhead strategic planning and execution of core staffing, operational and administrative initiatives to drive HR, organizational and bottom-line financial performances for small and or large corporations.
VP of Marketing
Stephanie Tutson received her MBA from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Service Administration from the University of Central Florida. As VP of Marketing, Stephanie strengthens and develops relationships with local businesses and organizations while building, managing, and promoting the Central Florida Chapter brand. Stephanie is dedicated to generating innovative ways to create awareness, interest and overall brand recognition. She is the Director of Business Development with Legacy Pointe at UCF, a Lifecare senior retirement community affiliated with the University of Central Florida. Stephanie joined the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and Executive Team in 2017.
Immediate Past President
Neila has been a member of the NBMBAA for 13 years and is a Lifetime Member. A 2005 Alumnus of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, Neila joined the local chapter in 2007 serving the Chapter in a variety of leadership roles. Today, Ms Wilson proudly serves the Chapter’s Immediate Past President and previously as our Vice President of Strategic Programming. She works hard to advance the goals of the organization and provide winning strategies, benefiting partners and members of the Central Florida chapter. Since joining the chapter, Neila established the monthly EES Speakers Series, Minority Small Business Consulting and the Chapter’s Business Book Club. With the implementation of these programs, the chapter has seen greater participation from potential sponsors and additional networking opportunities for members. Originally serving the chapter in the role of Partnership chair Neila is well rounded in all aspects of the Chapter’s success!