Our Leadership — Partners & Directors

The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization providing members a strong voice, vision, and focused leadership. We create effective business support & partnerships for our members that contribute economic prosperity for our community.
President, Board of Directors

Ramadan Abdul-Azeez

We look forward to making our organization one that connects members to other Black Chambers of Commerce, Black-owned banks and other financial resources, local Black-owned businesses and other support organizations in Fort Wayne, throughout the state of Indiana and across the country. See Full Message  |  Learn More About Ramadan

Black Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are comprised of experienced business owners and professionals who are actively involved in the growth & development of FWBCC.

Sean Braden

Sean Braden

Secretary
talk2us@myfwbcc.org
Kenesha-M-Williams

Kenesha M. Williams

Vice President of Finance
finance@myfwbcc.org
Larry King

Larry King

Vice President of Marketing
marketing@myfwbcc.org
John Dortch

John Dortch

Founder • Board Member (Emeritus)
Clifford-Clarke

Clifford M. Clarke

Board Member

Don Cates

Board Member

Linda Golden

Board Member
Sylvia Page

Sylvia Page

Board Member

Davyd Jones

Board Member

Paul J. Hardy

Board Member

Leroy Jackson Jr

Board Member

Cozey Baker

Chief Finance Officer

The History of the Black Chamber

Founded in 2011 by local businessmen and entrepreneurs, Black Chamber Fort Wayne serves as an advocate for the creation, growth, and general welfare of African American businesses in the Greater Fort Wayne Area.

BCFW is a collective group of progressive-minded businesses, organizations, and citizens who invest their time, energy, and financial resources for a unified vision and community development. Our focus is to actively promote the expansion of business opportunities through referrals, partnerships, & marketing.

The founding charter members are: Cozey Baker Jr., Clarence Benton, Greg Copeland, John Dortch, George Eldridge Sr., Leroy Jackson Jr., Maurice Smith, Brad Stiles.

A Special thank you to

Our Community & Network

Our Future

Developing Future Black Leaders

Tackling the economic wealth gap means including the next generation of business professionals. Young creators are becoming influencers and digital entrepreneurs, presenting a tremendous growth opportunity in a culturally accurate way. Together we can grow and empower our community for generations to come.

Developing Future Black Leaders