Our Board


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.

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.

Board Member

Board Member & Immediate Past President

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.