Bernitha Copeland

Bernitha is CEO of Copeland’s Insurance Agency. Copeland’s Insurance has trained professionals to help identify your business needs. Whether it be Property, Liability, Commercial Vehicle, Professional, Cyber Liability, etc., we have the knowledge to help protect one of your most valuable assets, YOUR BUSINESS.
Ms. Copeland is a member of NAAIA (National African American Insurance Association); a Board Member of the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce; the Small Business Council; Notary Public for the State of Florida, and Volunteer for Kid’s of Hope (Non-Profit Charitable Organization)

Troy Bellamy

Troy is a graduate of Florida A&M University, with a BS Degree in Accounting.
Mr. Bellamy has an MBA from Argosy University, and currently works as an Educator with
Manatee County School Board.
Troy is a licensed Insurance Agent, State of Florida.

Xtavia Bailey

Xtavia has more than 15 years in executive leadership. Xtavia is a John Maxwell “Certified Coach” and is a published author of “The Business Mind Transformation” a best seller on Amazon. Xtavia is CEO of Next Level Coaching & Consultant, which assist in guiding entrepreneurs and business professionals in the pursuit of their goals.
Xtavia is President of Manatee Tiger Bay. She is also a Board Member for Manatee County Children’s Advisory Board, as well as Board Member for Goodwill of Manasosta

DeAnna King

DeAnna King is owner of King HR Services. King HR Services provide the most effective HR Solutions (Employee Handbooks, Payroll, Background Checks, Compliance & Auditing, etc).
DeAnna is a graduate of Florida A&M University, with a Bachelor of Science in International Agriculture &
Business. Additionally, she is a Certified Human Resource Manager.

Joseph Dunn

Joseph Dunn is the Director of Marketing for ABC7 (WWSB);, the Gray Media television station serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Joseph earned his MBA at the University of South Florida. He is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota, on the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee, and is a current board member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Tracey Washington

Tracey Washington is Founder of Kids With Hope, Inc and the Manasota Reentry Project. Tracey serves as the Manatee /Sarasota County Chapter Leader for Florida Restoration Rights Coalition, where staff and volunteers provide and develop programs, resources, to break the intergenerational cycle of incarceration. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Manatee County NAACP. Tracey is a recent graduate of Leadership Manatee, and serves as APEX’s marketing and advertising consultant

Archie Mathis

Archie Mathis is a 20 plus year banking veteran from the Manatee County Area. He is a Business Development Officer, Vice President at Bank OZK. He received his bachelor’s degree, Business Administration and Management from The University of Phoenix Career Accomplishments

2016 Regions Bank Chairman’s Club
2014 & 2013 5th/3rd Bank President’s Circle

Kennan Wooten

Keenan Wooten is a graduate of Florida A&M University, and a member of Alpha PSI Fraternity, Inc.
Currently, Keenan works at Lee Middle School where he is a Student Support Specialist, and Athletic Director and the Takestock in Chidren Coordinator.
Mr. Wooten is a graduate of the Gulf Coast Leadership & Board Institution. He is a Board Member of the NAACP, and enjoys serving his community.