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ROBERT C. GEORGE JR.

PRESIDENT/CEO SHOOTERS USA LLC

Robert C. George Jr. President/CEO of Shooters Sports clothing brand is a native Washingtonian and Graduate of Eastern High School. He also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Virginia State University.

Robert was a product of a single-family household where his mom Carole F. George, a native SE Washingtonian and youngest of 8 siblings, took great pride instilled the importance of hard work and determination. She encouraged him follow his dreams and to never give up. 

Roberts Father and Uncles where also very influential in his development and where staples throughout the city with their athletic abilities and willingness to give back.  They helped him navigate the streets and pitfalls through the 80s in Washington DC. 

Robert is a very goal oriented driven person that thrives on seeing people empower themselves. The power of taking a negative situation and turning it to a positive has been the challenge that Robert has experience and learn to overcome throughout his life. He is an example and staple of a successful black owned business in the community. 

Stephanie V. Overton Stanard, PhD

PRESIDENT/CEO OF SOS HUMAN CAPITAL SOLUTIONS, LLC (SOSHCS)

Dr. Stanard is the President/CEO of SOS Human Capital Solutions, LLC (SOSHCS), a human resources and management consulting company offering a broad range of services that help organizations achieve their business objectives by planning and executing innovative workforce interventions, and solutions. These services include and are not limited to targeted recruitment, executive coaching, climate reviews, training needs assessments, facilities, event planning, and moving services. As a certified Minority and Woman Owned Small Business with offices in Maryland and the District of Columbia, SOSHCS is committed to excellence and flexible solutions for all clients.

Dr. Stanard also serves the Senior Executive Director for the Office of the Principal Deputy to the Chief Operating Officer (PDCOO). In this role, she leads the Mission Support Group and oversees five Mission Support Directorates to include Acquisitions, Finance, Strategic Communications, Management Services, and Enterprise Technology. Her duties include ensuring mission support functions collaborate with Student Experience and Aid Delivery, Partner Participation and Oversight, Strategic Measures and Outcomes, and Strategy and Transformation to deliver strategic focus, economies of scale, and synergy to improve support services across the enterprise.   

Prior to this, Dr. Stanard was the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Planning, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education where she was the principal management and planning official responsible for overseeing and directing all areas of planning, developing, and implementing the budget, operations, and administrative policy. She also served as FSA’s Human Resources (HR) Director and Advisor to the Chief Administration Officer and PDCOO, managing human capital services and HR teams to deliver efficient and cost-effective operations, and an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Professional Studies, Department of Behavioral Sciences & Human Services, Human Resource Development (HRD) Program. 

Her other key leadership roles include Director of Management Services, Executive Officer, Chief of Staff, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Chief of Executive Resources, and Program Manager for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Postal Service, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  

Dr. Stanard holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, certificate in Leadership Development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), Bachelor of Science in Journalism, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication with a minor in Human Resource Management from Bowie State University.  

She is also a member of the Board of Directors, Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development SEED), Riverdale, MD; former Commissioner for the Charter Review Commission & Compensation Review, PG County, MD; and a former member of the Local Development Council, MGM National Harbor, PG County, MD.

She is married to Sherrod Stanard, a gradudate of Bowie State University and they have five daughters (Brianna, Bijon, Starr, Simone, and Sherron), three grandsons (Christian, Byson, and Braxton), and one grandaughter (Aria).

Maurice Bowie

Financial Consultant and Employee Benefits Specialist

Maurice Bowie is a Financial Consultant and Employee Benefits Specialist, responsible for educating the private sector, federal, and state government employees as it relates to employer sponsored benefits, and independently derived programs. 

As a seasoned professional with over thirty-two (32) years of experience in the employee benefits, insurance, and financial services industries, Maurice is known for his integrity, work ethic, and overall industry knowledge when providing consultation to prospects, his clients, and their families. With a general cognition in the aforementioned disciplines, Maurice’s primary concentrations are Infinite Banking, the Management of Retirement Funds, Life Insurance, and the Digital Assets Marketplace. 

Maurice is presently an independent agent, representing a list of prestigious Financial Institutions including Voya Financial, Allianz, Life of Southwest, Mutual Trust, Massachusetts Mutual, and Mutual of Omaha to name a few. 

After studying accounting at the University of the District of Columbia, Maurice gained his Life Insurance License in 1991 for the States of Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the District of Columbia. In 1999 Maurice became a Registered Financial Advisor, receiving his Series 6 and 63 Licenses with FINRA. In 2000, Maurice earned the designation of Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), later to graduate from the University of Georgetown’s Certified Financial Planner’s (CFP) program in 2004. In 2022, Maurice also became certified in Blockchain Technology and Digital Assets with the “Digital Asset Council of Financial Professionals”. 

Maurice presently resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Maurice is currently focusing his work zefforts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the state of Virginia.

Durriyyah M. Habeebullah

Deputy Associate Director for the High-Risk Management and Strategic Division and the Engagement and Intervention Center at Court Services and Community Supervision Agency (CSOSA)

Durriyyah M. Habeebullah is currently employed at Court Services and Community Supervision Agency (CSOSA) where she serves as the Deputy Associate Director for the High-Risk Management and Strategic Division and the Engagement and Intervention Center.  In this dual role, she is responsible for the supervision and engagement of CSOSA’s highest risk population and charged with operations surrounding non-compliant offenders. 

Prior to her appointment with CSOSA, she was employed by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C.  There, she served as the Commander for the Sixth District Patrol overseeing daily operations for over 300 sworn and civilian personnel. She was accountable for ensuring public safety for over 80,000 residents, businesses, and visitors in Wards 7 and 8. As a result of her crime strategies and operational abilities, she led her patrol district to receive the Crime Reduction Award for the 2021 year. Included in this reduction was a 4% decrease in motor vehicle thefts, an offense which had not seen a decrease in over ten (10) years. After serving 27 years in various leadership roles throughout the police department, she retired in October of 2021.  

In 2019, during her tenure as the Sixth District Commander, she started a First-Generation College Assistance Program for college bound students residing in Ward 7 and 8. This program partnered with police officers, non-profit organizations, the Ward 7 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and local businesses to outfit first generation college students with dormitory necessities identified by colleges. The program was designed to build positive engagement Since inception, over 55 college students received assistance from the program. 

Durriyyah Habeebullah holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of the District of Columbia. She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #268. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. where she is committed to building safer and healthier communities.

Dr. Jocelyn Gathers Drakeford

Educational Trainer/Consultant

Dr. Jocelyn Gathers Drakeford is an Educational Trainer/Consultant. Dedicated and committed to meeting the educational needs of others, Dr. Drakeford has 40+ years of professional education experience, spanning from classroom teacher to Assistant Principal and Principal, and from Adjunct Professor to Assistant Professor of Practice. She currently serves as Co-Founder and President of Eagle Life Learning Foundation Incorporated, a non-profit organization which creates innovative academic alternatives and educational supports to help non-traditional learners use their intellectual strengths to thrive academically, intellectually, socially and emotionally.

Dr. Drakeford matriculated at Hampton University and received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Morris College. She received her Masters of Education in Human Services from Boston University; her Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Administration and doctorate in Education Administration and Policy Studies were both obtained from The George Washington University. Dr. Drakeford served as an Adjunct Professor and Assistant Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership and Administration at both Trinity University and The George Washington University, respectively.

She served for eleven+ years for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Germany. She has served as a Mentor to new principals in the Delaware – Maryland – Virginia (DMV) as well as New Jersey over the past 12 years in the areas of Building School Culture, Leadership Strategies and Cultural Competency. Most recently, Dr. Drakeford has served the Delaware State Department of Education as a consultant in their project to align their schools, school districts, and state department of education to meet compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). She enjoys her current collaborative work with the Center of Applied Linguistics on Equity and Diversity, Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences, and Social Emotional Learning. She continues to serve as a collaborative partner with The Pathfinder Project, Inc., as Director of Education with focus on Parent Empowerment.

Dr. Drakeford serves on the Board of Trustees for the Howard Gardner School of Alexandria, Virginia. She is the Director of Educational Services for The Pathfinder Project, Inc., to include the design and implementation of a Parenting Empowerment Program utilized as a restorative program component of the Department of Juvenile Justice for Prince George’s County Court System. Dr. Drakeford created a tutorial program that utilized learning styles and multiple intelligences as the basic design of differentiated instruction for children referred by the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Dr. Drakeford is the co-author of Sweet Carolina Girls – A Dual Memoir of Growing Up in the South (2016), which captures the stories of two professionals, despite different life experiences growing up in the deeply segregated South of the 1950’s and 60’s, winding up in similar circumstances. She is also a contributor of A Case Review for a Peer Reviewed publication – Educational Leadership in Action by Leila Sadeghi with Kathe Callahan (2015). 

Dr. Drakeford incorporates her strengths – Adaptability, Strategic, Connectedness, Maximizer, and Relator (as defined in ‘Strengthfinder 2.0’ – Tom Rath), in her day-today work to create learning environments for children, parents, teachers and administrators that will embrace their strengths and make them life-long learners.

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