James Breedlove, President
James Breedlove brings a wealth of skill, passion and commitment to the organization. He has held leadership positions within the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and demonstrated an ability to function at a high level. As a California state peace officer, James performed line, supervisory and administrative assignments for three decades. In 2005, he was recognized by the state of California Probation and Peace Officers Association as the "Supervisor of the Year." In addition, James has served as the Managing Broker for Stalwart Investment Group (Real Estate, Investment Real Estate and Investments), and CEO of Rosewood Adult Residential Facilities, a group of residential care facilities that house, fed and oversaw the provision of services for the adult mentally ill. James has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, and a Master in Public Administration. He has been certified as a Real Estate Broker, a Series 7 Stock Broker, and a firearm instructor and served as an advisor/subject matter expert in many areas. James was able to successfully retire in 2009 (age 48), and now devotes his time and talents to his passion of helping others. Read More.
Phil Dunn, Secretary
Served in several senior management positions with the city of Pasadena for the past 34 years; including 25 years as the Executive Director of the Foothill Workforce Development Board in the Housing and Career Services Department, senior level administrative positions with the city’s Health Department, Community Services Agency and the Rose Bowl Operations. Previously was an Account Representative with the Xerox Corporation in El Segundo, CA. Read More.
Melvin Jackson, Jr., Past President 2004 to 2007
Melvin ‘Mel’ Jackson, Jr. is retired as the Director of Diversity for Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS). In this position, he is a member of the SAS Human Resources Leadership Team, and Raytheon Diversity Council. This position focuses on building and fostering the inclusive environment of SAS, where employees at all levels maximize their contribution to the company. Read More.
Alvin Trotter, Board Member
Alvin Trotter is a Project Manager with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Metro Rail Project . Read More.
Wayne Moore, Board Member, Immediate Past President
Wayne Moore has been a senior level public administrator in Los Angeles County for over 25 years, serving as Director of the Office of Management and Budget for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Chief Financial Officer for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and Asst. General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. He is retired as the Chief Financial Officer of the Southern California Association of Governments. Read More.
Charles J. Franklin II, Board Member
Charles Franklin is currently employed by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. as the Manager of Corporate Services with an annual operational budget of $7 million, a staff of 62 associates, as well as indirect vendor contract management exceeding $56 million. In this position, he has served as the National Business Travel Association’s Vice President and was honored as one of the most influential African Americans in the Auto Industry in 2007. Read More.
Frank Harris, Vice President
Mr. Harris is a retired Engineering Manager, after thirty-two years of service, from Raytheon Technical Services Company in El Segundo, California. Harris is the Co-founder of Brothers Bonded Investments, LLC, an investment group that provides safe, reliable, quality housing for low and middle-income families in Nevada and Tennessee. Mr. Harris is a member of Zeta Rho Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Read More.
Earl H. Jones, Treasurer
Earl H. Jones, Jr, is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended Ullman High School in Birmingham graduating summa com laude in 1956. He continued his undergraduate studies in architecture at Tuskegee University where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1960. He continued his graduate studies at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University receiving a Master of Urban Planning in 1969. Read More.
William Rochester, Board Member
William Rochester is currently a High School mathematics Instructor . Read More.
William Draper, Board Member
William Draper is a Retired Aerospace Engineering Director, Raytheon Corporation. He also has worked as Math teacher at Hillcrest Continuation High School, Inglewood Unified School District where he I taught math from algebra I thru Trigonometry, worked as test coordinator for California Standards Testing. Read More.
Theodore L. Irving, Board Member
Born in Washington, D.C., Theo is the oldest son in a family of nine. He has been married to Lorrie Michelle Dangerfield for twenty-four years and the father of two. Loren, a son, is a graduate of Menlo College with a degree in Mass Communications. His daughter, Lindsey Camille, is a senior at Auburn University, Alabama, in the Laboratory Technology Program. He currently resides in the View Park-Windsor Hills community of the County of Los Angeles. Upon arriving in Los Angeles 1980, Theo began attending West Angeles Community College and went on to attend Santa Monica Community College before transferring to the University of Southern California. Read More.