ANITA L. DEFRANTZ is an African-American member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was elected for a second term as a Vice President in 2017. She serves on the Legal Affairs Commission of the IOC, which reviews legal issues for the organization, and on the Finance Commission, which reviews the investments and spending plans, as well as with the 2020 Tokyo Games organizing committee. She has served on the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors since 1976, after her election to the Athlete's Advisory Committee. Currently, she is president of the Tubman Truth Corp., an organization working to provide liberty and justice for all people. She also serves on LA 2028, the Los Angeles organizing committee for the 2028 summer Olympic Games, as the LA 2028 Senior Adviser for Legacy. She has received numerous awards, honors, and recognitions. In 2017, she was inducted into the LA Coliseum Court of Honor, and she also received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research (CSSOR) at California State University, Fullerton. In 2016, she was given the Olympic Truce Award at the Rio Olympic Games.
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Lou Pimber is a Mexican immigrant, born Luis A Pimber, former U.S. Soldier, Combat Medic, and retired UC law enforcement officer having served as a member of the AZ State Gang Task force & HIDTA Counter Narcotics Unit now turned actor and entrepreneur. Lou retired medically after having sustained career-ending injuries during an Undercover assignment. Lou has been featured in films and television shows like Breaking Bad & Gang Related, along with numerous local and national commercials. He is a sought-out keynote speaker on matters related to leadership in business, police undercover work, post-traumatic stress, and life post-retirement for law enforcement officers. Lou Pimber has a YouTube podcast channel and speaks where he interviews incredible Americans including lawmen & soldiers alike, including business-related content. Lou, along with his wife Rhonda Pimber, are Senior VPs with the PHP Agency now with multiple offices throughout Arizona & Texas, serving Americans nationally by bringing back free enterprise, and hope to families, addressing financial illiteracy, life insurance & retirement income planning. Lou is a true believer in becoming the main character in the story of your life! Are you living your best life?
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Cedric D. Fisher
Cedric D. Fisher has more than forty years of experience in magazine and book publishing. He has been a visionary leader and executive at some of the top publishing companies in the country. In the publishing field, Cedric’s responsibilities have involved developing business models and marketing plans for new launches; concept design and editorial content; establishing circulation, distribution, printing and production, and CRM systems; recruiting and training staff; selling advertising space in print and electronic media; and giving fiscal presentations to potential financial partners. In several of his former employed capacities (corporate Ameria), Cedric reported directly to the CEO and sat on executive boards. Commencing his career at Xerox Corporation in the early 1980s, Cedric is well trained in sales force management, and recruiting and developing high performance publishing operations. Cedric began his publishing career as advertising manager for his college newsmagazine while a journalism major with a minor in advertising at San Jose State University. After SJSU, he was recruited by Xerox Corporation to sell printing equipment and services. After several years with Xerox, Cedric moved back into the publishing industry in southern California with Donnelley Information Publishing. Upon meeting and exceeding sales goals at Donnelley, Cedric was hired away by Black Enterprise Magazine in 1990 to serve as BE’s Western Regional Manager and to establish its west coast operations. In two and a half years, he grew western region revenues for BE from $90K annually to $2.1 million. Cedric is a valued nonprofit board leader. He currently sits on 3 San Antonio based nonprofit boards at various leadership positions. He’s an author, and talk show host.