Antwon Alsobrook

President

  

Mr. Alsobrook is an active member of the community where he serves as a technical advisor to the executive director of the Tuskegee Macon County Community Foundation, a 501-C3 Community Development Organization based in Tuskegee Alabama. Mr. Alsobrook also serves as mentor and technical advisor to several small company business owners in Georgia and Alabama. A former board member of SAVE, Inc. (Shaping A Vision through Empowerment), a Georgia-based 501-C3 that provided mentoring services to at-risk youth in Southwest Atlanta. 


Mr. Alsobrook is a native of Atlanta, GA and now resides in Southwest Atlanta, along with his wife and three children. The Alsobrook family are devoted members of the Cascade United Methodist Church. 


Mr. Alsobrook is the Founder and CEO of A2D, Inc, the only African-American, Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), that owns a fiber-to-the-premise network. A2D’s goal is to leverage its network to help eradicate the digital divide in rural and low-income urban areas 


Mr. Alsobrook is credited for creating eCommunity™, an ecosystem that serves as the basis of A2D’s open access fiber networks that enables community-based organizations to deliver social services to at-risk homes without the internet. This includes telehealth, distance learning, e-workforce development, e-government and much more. Mr. Alsobrook was invited to present eCommunity™ to the Obama Administration (2009) and subsequently led a team of minority-based small businesses, HBCU’s, municipalities, and community outreach organizations in securing $59M of a $4.5B Federal Government Stimulus Grant (2010) to build an 8-county, regional fiber network in South Central Alabama. 

JIL LITTLEJOHN

General Member

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Jil servers as one of Greenville SC, Council members  and CEO of the Urban League of the Upstate. Jil has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University and a Bachelor's of Arts in Intercultural Studies for Business from Wofford College (2001) with studies at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain.

Councilmember Littlejohn is fluent in Spanish and studied Japanese. She currently serves at the first female President and CEO of the Urban League of the Upstate.

Councilmember Littlejohn is a 2015 Graduate of Municipal Association of South Carolina's Municipal Elected Officials Institute. She has served as a member of City Council since February 2009. She is the youngest member on council.

 

Awards & Recognition

Councilmember Littlejohn has been recognized as a:
 

  • Ebony Magazine Top Young Leader under 30
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Finalist
  • Greenville Link Magazine's Top 50
  • Greenville Magazine Top 50 Influential People
  • Greenville's Best and Brightest Under 35
  • Women Making History Honoree

Latesha isbell howard

General Member

 

Latesha Isbell Howard is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, speaker, stage 3 breast cancer survivor and Marketing Manager for a Fortune 500 company.


Latesha has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Latesha is passionate about empowering our communities through financial literacy and entrepreneurship. She also speaks about her journey to overcoming cancer with a message of faith and the power of positive thinking.


Past Civic Engagement & Leadership:

  • Graduate of Leadership Columbus (GA)
  • Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce Young Professions Board-At-Large
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta Community Investment Committee

Patricia evans

Secretary

Patricia Evans currently serves as  Director In Training with On The Grid Financial Credit Union.  She is also a Real Estate Agent with Solid Source Realty where she delivers superior performance in assisting others with the pursuit of home ownership and all real estate needs. 


Pat's background includes various roles within Georgia Power Company in Customer Service, Sales, Leadership and her last role prior to retirement as the Customer Service Analyst on the Executive Customer Relations Team. Her responsibilities included responding to persons who contacted the President of the company by phone and mail. Providing customer resolutions regarding highly escalated issues, working directly with The Salvation Army, The Energy Assistance Program, The Public Service Commission, Regulatory Affairs and a host of other internal and external departments. 


After 40 years of service Pat continues to serve and help others by furnishing  housing to low income families as a landlord with Dekalb and Clayton County for the past 25 years. She has a passion for helping the underserved and has dedicated her life to serving others. She is the wife of Harold W. Gantt and is a loving Mother and Grandmother.  

Laura Walters

General Member

Bio Coming Soon