Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group 

The Diversity Activist

"Diversity Through Action"


GA's "Blacks in Tech" Chair's Award for Overall Ecosystem Building- This award is given to the individual that has demonstrated an overall commitment to building the black tech ecosystem in every area: Rodney Sampson, Chairman, Opportunity Ecosystem; Partner, TechSquare Labs






GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for K-12 Early Support- Individual that has championed education of technology in the black community for grades K-12: Ayana Gabriel,Arthur M. Blank Foundation




GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Capital Formation & Growth- Individual that has raised or facilitated raising capital in the black tech community: Paul Judge, Luma, TechSquare Labs




GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Media Amplification- Individual that has promoted blacks in tech in media and other public relations medium:
Kunbi Tinuoye, UrbanGeekz






GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Adult Education-  Individual that has championed blacks in tech education outside of the formal education system:
Councilman Andre Dickens, Techbridge






GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Investments- Individual that has consistently and aggressively invested in the black tech community: Mike Ross, MHR International, Inc.







GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Corporate Innovation-Individual that has unapologetically advocated for corporate participation in the elevation of blacks in technology: Nicole Jones,Delta Air Lines

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GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Higher Education- Individual that has supported and promote blacks in tech in higher education:
Tiffany Bussey, Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center

Meet Our 1st "Blacks in Tech" Policy Conference Honorees

Policy Director Errika Mallett- Responsible for helping develop policy presentations


​Errika.Mallett AT itsmfonline.org

Program Chair Tashan Parks Twyman- Responsible for setting and distributing programs


​tpt AT panaramicideals.com


8:00 am- Registration/Check in  
9-9:30 am- Greetings 
10-12:30 pm- Policy Presentations/Open Comments
12:30-1:45 pm- Lunch/Sponsor Presentations/Tech displays
1:45-3:00 pm- Tech displays/Speakers
3:00-3:30 pm- Break

3:30-4:30 pm- Closing Awards Ceremony 
4:45-5 pm- Clean Up

5 pm- Reception (invite only)

  • Tyler Scriven, Managing Director, Techstars Atlanta
  • Patientory
  • Prof. Gari D. Clifford, Emory Associate Professor and Adjunct Professor at Morehouse
FINAL Conference Agenda

Vendor Co- Coordinator Regina Lewis-Ward- Responsible for tech demos and other vendors


Regina AT reginalewisward.com

Meet the Conference Co-Chairs

Communications Chair Terrence Hight, Jr.- Responsible for all marketing and PR for event


Twhight.jr AT gmail.com



Sponsorship ChairShemlah Naphish- Responsible for securing and coordinating sponsorships for event

​shem AT growingmodel.com

Elected Official Liaison Committee Member Kessa Anderson


​Kessa_Anderson AT comcast.net

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Only 200 slots available. FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC.


Visionary & Chair Dar'shun Kendrick 
Sponsorships & Vendors

Communications Co-Chair Scott Scredon


Scott.Scredon82 AT gmail.com



Elected Official Liaison Chair Andrea Glaze- Responsible for coordination and communications with elected officials

Andreajglaze AT gmail.com

Meet Our Planning Committee

Meet The Host Committee (of experts) *Still in formation

Vendor Co-Coordinator Quinetha Frasier- Responsible for tech demos and other vendors


QueFrasier AT mypledger.com

Policy Committee Member

Tre Riddle

Tre.Riddle AT gmail.com

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Logistics ChairKiona Byrd- Responsible for "day of" logistics and movement


Kiona.Byrd AT gmail.com



  • $1000 (Tech Investor)- Information listed on all materials, verbal recognition of sponsorship, speaking spot during "speaker" portion of ceremony,  private reception
  • $500 (Tech Innovator)- Information listed on all materials, verbal recognition and private reception
  • $250 (Tech Entrepreneur)- Information listed on all materials and verbal recognition
  • $5,000 (Conference Co-Chair)- All benefits of $1,000 sponsor plus listed as Conference Co-Chair Sponsor with Conference bearing your name

Or send a check to:

Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group, LLC

P. O. Box 630

Lithonia, GA 30058

Questions?- DKendrick@DarshunKendrick.com or (404) 919-0660

Program Committee Member Latrice Ross


triceross AT gmail.com

Top consultant. Lawyer. Legislator. Non-profit Founder. Advocate.

Objective: To present policy and initiative recommendations to members of the Georgia legislature, particularly to the 61 members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus on:

  • Early Exposure
  • Education & Training
  • Start Up Eco-systems
  • ​Capital Formation


Angel Investor,TechSquare Labs Partner, Accomplished Speaker, Published Author, StartUp Ecosystem Advocate and Tech Entrepreneur Rodney Sampson

Sponsorship Opportunities- *closes Nov. 1st (Oct. 15th for inclusion in program)