Ja’Mes joins USBC with over 15 years of experience in Customer service, Marketing Research, and Business consulting in the Communication, Sales, and Grocery Retail industries. In addition, Ja’Mes has passionately served the community for over 5 years connecting Black-Owned Businesses and consumer products across the United States through his work in the south, demonstrating his commitment to erasing the racial wealth gap. Ja’Mes is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and In his new role as Program Coordinator, Ja’Mes is responsible for the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programs, maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, and implementing strategies to better engage with our local Chamber partners and their member businesses. Ja’Mes studied Business Administration at Mississippi Valley State University and earned an MBA with a specialIzation in MKT at Capella University. He is also a doctoral candidate majoring in a Doctorate of philosophy in business administration specializing in marketing. Ja’Mes and his lovely wife Lounesha have three children.