Black History Month

BHM Johnny Sizemore

Johnny Sizemore is a multiple business executive who has been called to ministry and the marketplace. His gifts, talents and leadership skills extend inside and outside the four walls of the church. Mr. Sizemore is the C.E.O. of Showtime Productions, a national theatre production company...
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BHM Mitch Kennedy

Born and raised in Spartanburg, Mitch Kennedy is a graduate of Spartanburg High School and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Wake Forest University. Mr. Kennedy serves as the Director of Community Services for the City of Spartanburg and enjoys getting the opportunity to work...
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BHM Brittney Brackett

Serving as Executive Director of The Outstanding Youth Awards since 2015, Brittney Brackett discovered her passion for empowering youth for greatness. Thanks to many positive influences as a teen, she founded the 501(c3) nonprofit which has recognized 21 youth since inception by awarding...
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BHM Patrick Sapp

Former NFL and Clemson football player, Patrick Sapp, is a highly regarded, persistent leader in our community. Mr. Sapp has more than 20-years of experience in athletics, philanthropy, business and external relations. As a remarkable relationship builder, Patrick is praised for his exceptional...
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BHM Darric Sewell

Darric Sewell is the General Manager of Benson Automotive in Spartanburg and oversees dealer operations, sales, marketing, leadership development, training, employee relations, diversity initiatives and corporate administration. With more than 20-years in the auto industry Mr. Sewell has extensive...
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BHM Alecia Ross

Alecia Ross has been in business as a residential builder in the Upstate area since 2012, providing the Upstate with both custom homes and more jobs! Alecia wants to move into affordable housing by the end of 2018 in order to help put an end to homelessness by gentrification. Mrs. Ross has...
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BHM Caleb Avery

Caleb Avery, Program Director and Founder of 3 The Hard Way Basketball Academy, uses the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and hard work to children from many different backgrounds in the Upstate. Beyond his work with 3 The Hard Way, Mr. Avery is the Athletic Director of Einstein Academy, the...
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BHM Kim Chapman

Kimberly M Chapman, a graduate of Southern Wesley University, lives and breathes the word visionary as the co-creator of Chapman Products Incorporated. Chapman Products Company Inc. is the umbrella company that houses Nairobi Professional, Congo Professional, Kerafena Natural hair Smoothing System...
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BHM Erika McJimpsey

Erika L McJimpsey was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a graduate of North Carolina Central School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in Law. Erika is now the municipal judge for the City of Spartanburg and...
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BHM Ben Hall

Ben Hall was born and raised in Wellford South Carolina. Being raised by a single mother of 4 Ben learned at and early age the importance of being thankful and grateful. Most importantly the impact of contributing and helping out. Ben started working at the age of 8 years old doing odd jobs and...
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