Andrew Young has always viewed his career through the lens of his first career that of
ordained minister. His work for civil and human rights, in his many years in public office as
Congressman, United Nations Ambassador and mayor, his leadership of the Atlanta
Olympic Games, his advocacy of investment in Africa through GoodWorks International,
and the establishment of the Andrew J. Young Foundation are all a response to his call to serve.
Tracy Broughton, Ms. America 2011 is a successful entrepreneur, sought after public
speaker/trainer, artist, model, designer, and is proud to be a humanitarian. After surviving
not one but two major car accidents, Tracy is a pioneer who has paved the way for the
disabled and was honored with the Goodwill Industries Walter Knott Service Award for
advancing public awareness and opportunities for people with disabilities.
A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Dr. Calvin Mackie graduated from high school with low
SAT scores requiring him to undertake special remedial classes before he was admitted to
Morehouse College. He completed his degree in Mathematics, graduating Magna Cum
Laude and a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. Today,
Mackie continues in his role as Managing Partner of Channel ZerO Group LLC, an educational and
motivational consulting company he co-founded in 1992. He has presented to numerous civic and
educational institutions, government entities, professional associations, and businesses of every size
and industrial focus.
After 27 years as the chief editor of Essence magazine and the visionary credited with
building the brand, Susan L. Taylor left publishing to devote her life to building an
organization that is devoted to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty among
African Americans. The National CARES Mentoring Movement is that organization: a
community transformation crusade dedicated to “changing the predictable futures defined for our young
who are struggling along the margins and living with the indignity of poverty,” she says.
Glenda A. Hatchett is the former star of the court show, Judge Hatchett. After graduating
from Emory University School of Law and completing a coveted clerkship in the U.S.
Federal Courts, Glenda Hatchett accepted a position at Delta Air Lines, as the company’s
highest-ranking African-American woman. She served in dual roles as a senior attorney for
Delta, litigating cases in federal courts throughout the country, and Manager of Public Relations,
supervising global crisis management, and media relations for all of Europe, Asia and the United States.
Andrea Young is an attorney and author who serves as the Executive Director of the
Andrew Young Foundation. The Foundation promotes the development of leaders for
public purpose through its work with strategic partners, schools and organizations, as well
as producing an award-winning documentary series.
Jeff Johnson is an award-winning journalist, social activist and political commentator, and
author. From his celebrated conversations with marquee world figures in the political,
business and entertainment arenas to his grass-roots trench work to inspire the next
generation of leaders; investigative journalist, political correspondent, and activist, Jeff
Johnson continues to be a trailblazing social entrepreneur and authentic voice for change.