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Board of Directors and Advisory Committee

Youth Branding University’s Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, and  Youth Board of Directors reflect the organization's philosophy of bridging the gap and leveling the playing field for a diverse cross-section of students by educating, elevating, empowering, energizing, engaging, and equipping them to achieve the AMERICAN DREAM and become leaders in academics, athletics, business, entrepreneurship, finance, and life. 

See below

Board of Directors Officers

Jeffery D. HendersonYBU Chairperson and CEO
Jeffery Duncan Henderson has over 30 years of Corporate Management experience in the areas of Consulting, Operations, and Marketing. He is a Global Motivational Speaker. He has a B. A. Degree in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University.
Eugene ChoateYBU VP, Parliamentarian/Director
Eugene Choate is the former President and Board of Directors Member of Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company (over 25 years). Currently, he is the National Marketing Director at New Era Life Insurance Company located in Metropolitan Atlanta.
Valerie Rhodes, CPA, CGMAYBU Treasurer/Director
Valerie Rhodes is the founder of Rhodes Financial Services which is a Certifed Public Accounting Firm. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Boston University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.
Dr. Morgan GomesYBU Secretary/Director
Dr. Morgan Gomes works for Applied Chiropractic and KSU in Marietta, GA. He has a Masters in Sports Chiropractic from Life University and is one of the few doctors certified in C.C.E.P.
Roxanne AmesYBU VP, Marketing/Director
Roxanne Armes is the Corporate Director of Sales for Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center.
Paul BenitezYBU VP, Technology/Director
Paul Benitez is the founder and CEO of Shamar Consultants LLC: He has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. in the field of Study and Behavioral Sciences from iShaw University.
Gary ZermuehlenYBU VP, Public Relations/Director
Gary Zermuehlen is a Sales Coach and Trainer at Sandler Sales Training Atlanta, Simon Inc. He is a former Senior Business Consultant and Trainer for Dale Carnegie. He has a B A. Degree in Communications from Western State Colorado University.
S. Bridges-Mathieu, E.D.SYBU Human Resources/Director
S. Bridges-Mathieu has a background in Human Resources Management. She is an Engineering and Technology Pathway Teacher at Arabia Mountain High School. She is also a 21st Century Infopreneur, Edupreneur, workshop leader, facilitator, writer, and speaker.

Board of Directors Members

Kyle Jason BatesYBU Board of Director Member
Kyle Jason Bates is a Loan Officer at LoanDepot in the Greater Atlanta Area. He is a former Registered Financial Adviser for Hill, Wilder, and Associates, and financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Wells Fargo, and Edward D. Jones.
Harold FabreYBU Board of Director Member
Harold Fabre is a Retired Shipping and Receiving Supervisor at Packaging Corporation of America. He was a retail store manager where he achieved the highest profit margin in the company. He has a B.A. Degree in Bus Admin from Clark Atlanta University.
Hannah JohnsonYBU Board of Director Member
Hannah Johnson is a Business Consultant, Business Coach, and Motivational Speaker.
Artis SpencerYBU Board of Director Member
Artis Spencer is a Substitute Teacher for DeKalb County School System and a Retired Dekalb County School System Counselor.
Cindy BryantYBU Board of Director Member
Cindy is a retired High School Business Educator/Teacher from the DeKalb County School System. As an educator, she was the advisor for FBLA and CTAE at Towers High School.
Michael Green YBU Board of Director Member
Michael Green is a business teacher at Cross Keys High School and advisor for Future Business Leaders of America and Youth Entrepreneurs. He is also a licensed realtor for Homes.com.
Dr. Phyllis Peothro MillsYBU Board of Director Member
Dr. Millis is a Work-Based Learning Coordinator for the DeKalb County Public School System. She is a former business teacher at Towers High School and served as an advisor for FBLA, Chick-fil-a Leader Academy, and Rachel's Challenge.
James SwintonYBU Board of Director Member
James Swinton is the 2nd Vice President, Underwriting Risk Management at Munich American Reassurance Company. He has a Master's Degree from Clark Atlanta University.
Meghan CookYBU Board of Director Member
Meghan Cook is a Senior Financial Wellbeing Program Manager at Operation HOPE. She has a Degree in International Development and Economics from the University of Kent, and a B.A. in Health & Human Services Administration from the University of Arizona.
Beth GunierYBU Board of Director Member
Beth Gunier is a Career Ownership Coach with The Entrepreneur's Source in Las Vegas, Nevada. Area
Jon OglesbyYBU Board of Director Member
Jon Oglesby is the Service Director at Five Star Ford Stone Mountain. Jon attended Savannah Technical College and has an Associates's Degree in the field of Computer Information Systems.
Bryan TaylorYBU Board of Director Member
Bryan Taylor is an entrepreneur with more than one successful company under his belt. He is the founder and CEO of Anderson-Taylor, l.l.C., the founding partner of Verisys Cloud Communications, and the creator of Salesninja where he is the Managing Partner.
Christopher Paul DiLorenzoYBU Board of Director Member
Christopher Paul DiLorenzo is the President of The James Paul Group. He is a former MLB Player for the Kansas City Royals. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.
John HollyYBU Board of Director Member
John Holly is a Human Resources Leader and Executive Consultant who specializes in functional leaders to effect positive change in organizational structure, policies, and processes. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University.
Kiara ParishYBU Board of Director Member
Kiara Parish is a Recruiter at Recourse Communications, Inc. She has a Bachelor of Science in Media Communication from Full Sail University.

Advisors To YBU

Stefon AdamsYBU Advisor To The CEO
Stefon Adams is ‎Co-Founder - ‎Next Level Youth Sports Camps, Inc. He is an educator in DeKalb Country. He played six seasons for the Los Angeles Raiders (1986–1989), the Cleveland Browns (1990), and the Miami Dolphins (1990).
Kochera DouglasYBU Advisor To The CEO
Kochera Douglas is a Natural Beauty Techniques, High Fashion Creations, Special effects, and Original Hair and Makeup Designs. Kochera attended Atlanta Metropolitan College (2010).
Donna Satchell KimbleYBU Advisor To The CEO
Donna Satchell Kimble is an Achievement Speaker, Success Skills Trainer, Passion & Purpose Coach, and Author. Her programs on goal achievement, teamwork, and communications empower individuals with the skills necessary to reach remarkable success.
Dr. Tonique Reynolds-MorganYBU Advisor To The CEO
Dr. Tonique Reynolds-Morgan, D.M.D, FICOI is a graduate student at Howard University. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Medine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her dentistry practice is located in Gwinnett County.
Nick Wamboldt,YBU Advisor To The CEO
Nick Wamboldt is an Allstate Agency Owner located in Norcross, Georgia. He is a graduate of Indiana University. He is from the Atlanta area.
Andrew BoltonYBU Advisor To The CEO
Andrew Bolton is the President of the NFL Alumni Association - Georgia. He is a former NFL Played and played for the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions. He has a B A Degree in Business Administration and Management from Fisk University
Thoma EggumYBU Advisor To The CEO
Thomas Eggum is a Retired Public Works Director for the City of St. Paul. He is a member of the Steering Committee at MN2050, He has an Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering and a Graduate Degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
E. Franklin KimbleYBU Advisor To The CEO
E. Franklin Kimble is an Outreach & Business Consultant, Coach, Trainer, Team-Builder, and Author. A seasoned and dynamic business professional, Franklin has over 20 years in the life and health insurance industry as well as the hospitality and hotel industry.
Dominic Stokes, MSAYBU Advisor To The CEO
Dominic Stokes is the Founder and Executive Director of Community Teen Coalition. Dominic holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Clayton State University and a Master’s of Science in Human Resources from Central Michigan University.
Christopher CarusoYBU Board of Director Member
Christopher Caruso is a General Manager at Staples. He has a Bachelor of Arts in the field of Political Science and Government, Film Studies from the University of Georgia. He also has a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University
Kewon FosterYBU Advisor To The CEO
Kewon Foster is a Social Services Specialist Supervisor in Gwinnett County. He has a Masters of Divinity from Mercer University, Masters of Arts, Instructional Leadership, and a B.S., Sociology with a Concentration in Social Work from Tennessee Tech University.
Dr. Tyrone Malloy, MDYBU Advisor To The CEO
Dr. Tyrone Malloy, MD is a Gynecology Specialist in Atlanta, GA, and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Emory Hospital.
Katryn TaylorYBU Advisor To The CEO
Katryn Taylor is the Founder and CEO at Camellia Estate
Dr. Nazeera DawoodYBU Advisor To The CEO
Dr. Nazeera Dawood is the Founder and CEO of Chai & Just Chat. She received her medical doctor degree from Bangalore University in India and a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Sharon JayYBU Advisor To The CEO
Sharon Jay is a representative for Primerica Financial Services, Inc.
Dr. Quentin Newhouse, PhD, PCCYBU Advisor To The CEO
Dr. Quentin Newhouse is an International Grant Proposal Development Specialist. He lives in the Greater Montreal Metropolitan Area. He is President of Q. Newhouse Structured Coaching Strategies, Inc. He is a certified coach.
Jessica WashingtonYBU Advisor To The CEO
Jessica Washington is a Financial Literacy Director, for Usher's New Look which focuses on eliminating the poverty gap through early education and exposure. She also previously worked at Operation HOPE as a Program Manager, Youth Empowerment Division.

Our "Now Generation" Board of Directors

It is composed of youth leaders and millennials from various backgrounds. There role is to provide advice, expertise ,challenges, concerns, and issues involving today's youth and millennials

Please click on the name below to view bio
Joseph Jay - Chairperson

Georgia State University College Student


About Youth Branding University

Youth Branding University (YBU) is a relevant comprehensive youth organization simulating a "University" designed to educate, elevate, empower, encourage, energize, engage, enrich, equip, and expand today's global youth, millennial, parent, adult, marketplace, and the community at large leaders.

Get In Touch

Youth Business University
1227 Rockbridge Road
Suite 208-227
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

Phone: 404 941 5578

Email: info@ybuedu.org
Website: www.YBUtrainingedu.org  

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