Meet Our Advisory Board
Jerry has over 18 years of retail management and leadership experience operating multiple low, medium, and high volume stores in the drug store and grocery industry. He's consulted for small businesses and is also the founder and owner of Dough To Dough. He has a unique expertise for Restuarant operation. He's also served in the Army and has a degree in Business Administration with several additional courses in Accounting.
Billy worked for Pizza Hut for 23 years. During that time, Billy was promoted from his entry level position of Assistant Manager to his final position as Director of Operations. Billy supervised 4 district managers and 22 stores with a span from New Orleans to Baton Rouge until the franchise closed. Billy’s work experience has helped him develop strengths in customer service, P&L reviews, company budgeting, food safety certifications and personnel development. Billy also developed expertise in redesigning company forms for multiple companies making forms used in the field more manager-friendly. Some forms were sent to Pizza Hut co. in order to be used nation-wide. Billy Appleberry is currently the store manager of the Goodwill store at 875 Manhattan Blvd. During his 4 year tenure, Billy managed and turned around some of the the most difficult goodwill stores in louisiana that were slated for closure. He hired and trained 4 store managers and 5 assistant managers along with many hourly employees.
Baba Ken Amen
Baba Ken Amen is a long time serial art-trepreneur of over 30 years providing hand crafted jewelry. He is the founder of Manhood Inc. Social Club which provides mentorship for young men and teaches them how to conduct business, write manifestos, write memoirs, obituaries, invoices, and business proposals.
Korey Williams is the co-Owner of Eagle Eye Resource a New Orleans based company that provides commercial and residential construction, historic preservation, facility maintenance, and custodial services. Korey manages 35-45 full and part time employees along with his co-owners.