Mikel Collins, Rising Star. Mr. Collins is the President of Houston Informer, a 501c3 non profit organization.
Leondria Thompson, Outstanding Advocate. Mrs. Thompson has had a 50 year career that has extended into International development. She has dedicated the past 17 years to acquiring and distributing valuable tools of business to underserved communities. She has led more than 40 trade missions. She is the leader who has been responsible for developing the Tri County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce.
Donnell Cooper, Outstanding Community Leader. He devotes his time and resources to the Southwestern United States giving social skill speaking lectures and classes on etiquette to help youth develop better social and business skills.
Robin Boykin, Excellence in International Business. Mrs. Boykin is the owner of UENDURE Tea Company. She sells premium organic teas that promote better health.
H. Dr. Ana Paula do Nascimento, Outstanding Diplomat. Consul General of the Republic of Angola Houston.
Posso Ganame, Outstanding Non-Profit. Mr. Posso Ganame is the Co-Founder and President of the Texas-Africa Chamber of Commerce.
Walter Ulrich, Global Impact. Mr. Ulrich is President and CEO of Medical Bridges, a life changing and life saving nonprofit.