ORLANDO BLACK EXPO MISSION
To be an effective voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of African Americans in Central Florida

CORE VALUES

  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Mentorship
  • Scholarship
  • Leadership

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE ORLANDO BLACK EXPO?
Our purpose is to bring hundreds of African American Business owners and decision-makers to shop for products & services.

Orlando Black Expo Advisory Board
TBA

Our Team

Donel J. Richemond, MBA, DBA
President/CEO

Dr. Richemond is a former assistant professor of business administration/marketing in the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Bethune-Cookman University. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University, earned his master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, and his doctorate in business administration concentration in marketing from Walden University. Dr. Richemond began his career in 2004 by teaching business education to K-12 students and transitioned to higher education in 2013 as a professor of business administration at Florida Technical College, Columbia College, Seminole State College, and Bethune-Cookman University.

Maxine Simon
Vice President

Maxine Simon currently works as a financial advisor with Kaplan University since July 2014. Aside from crunching numbers, her time is spent coordinating events throughout central and southern Florida. Ms. Simon has planned food festivals, evening soirees, private family functions and professional networking mixers for the last 7 years. As a graduate of the University of Central Florida from the school of Nicholson Communication with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/Advertising, she has taken her background in public relations to get into the Central Florida community to educate youth on becoming stronger leaders for tomorrow. In an effort to build on her education, she went on to acquire a Master’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance to increase her expertise on financial wellness; in order to add to the assistance she offers others today.

Karen Creecy
VP, Business Operations

Djeko Sagesse
Youth Event Specialist