100 Black Men of Atlanta Appoints New COO

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Dr. Kevin James was named Acting Chief Operating Officer of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., the premiere civic organization for professional black men in the Greater-Atlanta area. In his role as COO, Dr. James will oversee the day to day operations, strategic planning, external relations, and fundraising initiatives for the chapter of 100+ members who volunteer through a host of mentorship and community service initiatives across Atlanta.

Larry Johnson, Chairman of the Board said, “Dr. James has served with great vigor and enthusiasm in various capacities with 100 Black Men of Atlanta over the past few years, and I’m confident that he will play a key role in further elevating the values and mission of the organization in the Greater-Atlanta area. As a board member, Kevin’s experience, coupled with a wealth of experience in leadership, mentoring, and non-profit organizations, make him an excellent choice as Acting COO. Kevin is a natural servant leader who will get the job done to the highest level of his abilities. The Board and the membership heartily welcome Kevin in his new role.”

In his nearly 20-year career as a higher education administrator, executive business leader, and motivational speaker, Dr. James is committed to improving his community through education and empowerment. He has served in various senior-level administrative roles in both for-profit and non-profit colleges. He is currently president of Kevin James Unlimited Education Group, where he works with educational organizations as a consultant. His non-profit leadership experience includes serving on the 100 Black Men of Atlanta Board of Directors as an At-Large Director, Chair of Mentoring, and Vice Chair for New Member Training. He also served on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc., located in Columbus, GA, and was a career-readiness speaker for college students with the United Negro College Fund. Additionally, he has numerous non-profit leadership experiences in international associations and fraternal organizations as an advisor and regional director.

“I am honored to serve at the helm of such a historic organization which is dedicated to empowering African Americans across Atlanta,” said James. “I look forward to working with the board, members, and our shareholders to continue to take the work of our chapter to the next level and beyond.”

A native of Columbia, S.C., Dr. James earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and Social Sciences from Winthrop University, a master’s degree in Business Management, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness from Troy State University, and a Doctorate of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is also a graduate of the Higher Education Institute at Harvard University.

Committed to community service with The 100 and beyond, Dr. James holds active memberships in several fraternal organizations including Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and the Prince Hall Masonic Fraternity.