Message From The 40 Under 40 President
Dr. Alexia Q. Rolle
President - Dr. Alexia Q. Rolle
Dr. Alexia Q. Rolle, after 15 years employed with M-DCPS, transitioned into Higher Education, accepting the position of Director of Career and Technical Education (CTE/Workforce) at Miami Dade College, the largest State College in the Nation. She received an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida, a Master’s in School Counseling and in 2014 a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. In 2003, Dr. Rolle began her tenure with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). At the age of twenty-one, Dr. Rolle was honored by M-DCPS Region South for decreasing student truancy. In 2009, after three years employed as a High School Counselor, Dr. Rolle was awarded “Miami-Dade County Secondary Counselor of the Year.” Dr. Rolle currently serves as: President of Legacy 40 under 40, Chairman for Board of Directors with Black Professionals Network and Director of Operations for Dibia DREAM. Dr. Rolle recently received community honors by Black Professionals Network nominated as a “Black Woman of Excellence” and Legacy Miami being named 40 under 40 Top Black Professional, 2018 Top Black Educator and 2019 Trailblazer of the Year.
Vice President - Stephane Elias
Secretary - LaToya C. Davenport, MM. MPA.
LaToya Davenport, MM, MPA was recently appointed as the new CEO of the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of the Big Bend Region, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. The Coalition is responsible for the oversight of the School Readiness and VPK early learning programs in seven counties throughout Florida’s panhandle. Prior to her recent appointment, LaToya served as the Director of Program Support Services for Boys Town South Florida, headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL for the past five years. LaToya currently lives in Boynton Beach, FL and will be relocating to Tallahassee for her new position. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Science and a dual Masters Degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from the University of North Florida and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Treasurer - Richard Way III, MBA
Richard Way III is a Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor at Bank of America serving south Broward County. Richard, native of Miami, Fl earned his BS in Finance at Florida Memorial University and his MBA at Florida A&M University respectively. Outside of his financial services office, Richard is a co-owner of Wisemen Music Group, an upcoming music production company and owner of Urban Miami Inc, a south Florida media company. Mr. Way is involved in various professionals organizations that continues to enhance the social and service culture is south Florida and will continue to support programs and initiatives directed towards positive growth in south Florida.
Zedrick Barber II, Esq.
Zedrick Barber II, Esq., is a leading attorney with great legal prowess and acumen dedicated to obtaining justice. As Principal attorney of The Barber Firm, LLC., his practice expands throughout Florida. Best known for his advocacy on behalf of the families killed by Brightline (Florida’s high speed train), his practice focuses on wrongful death law, personal injury law, criminal misconduct and contract litigation. Hailing from West Palm Beach, Florida, Zedrick is a double graduate of Florida A&M University & a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Tamika Bickham, Owner and Creative Director of TB Media Group, is an award-winning broadcast journalist (WPLG-TV, WAKA-TV) with over a decade of storytelling and communications experience. Tamika founded TB Media Group in 2015, a full-service content creation company, where her specialty is cultivating her clients’ stories, creating engaging content, and connecting with their audiences in an authentic way. Her clients range from non-profits, to government agencies, cultural organizations, and small businesses.
Kassandra Ceneas is CEO of ” Convivial Link”, one of her greatest passion was to build a professional networking event to unite and develop professional relationships that will boost an individual’s future business and connect you with the right prospects to find out about new trends in today’s competitive industry. She is the President of “Haitian American Historic Society”, designed to unite and promote historic awareness of the Haitian American culture. She is a trained mediator for Florida Supreme Court in Circuit Civil cases. Kassandra educational background includes a Bachelors in Communications from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL. Kassandra is an adventurous, mentor, and entrepreneur at heart who believes that failure will never overtake if her determination to succeed is always stronger.
Darryl Forges is a reporter for NBC 6 from Atlanta, Georgia. Before coming to South Florida Darryl was a reporter for WAKA/WNCF in Montgomery, Alabama. While there, Darryl won several awards from the associated press and the Alabama Broadcasters Association. Since Darryl moved to South Florida he has covered several hurricanes, elections, other national stories, and interviewed politicians and celebrities like Oprah, John Legend, and Common. Darryl has already received an Emmy nomination for his hard work. Darryl is also: Treasurer of the NABJ South Florida Chapter and Legacy Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Future Black Leaders recipient.
Nicky is a Media Executive with over 11 years’ experience within the radio, television, digital, out-of-home, print and social media industry. She’s consulted with and created multiple media campaigns for local advertisers and agencies looking to increase their Brand and ROI in the market. She’s also a blogger for 2 Fro Chicks and Nicky Says YOLO- a platform focused on Beauty, Fashion, Travel and Lifestyle. Lastly, she’s also a foodie and loves to travel.
Zach Rinkins is a lifelong South Floridian committed to economic empowerment and service. He wrote I Am College Material! Your Guide to Unlimited College, Career and Life Success (Australia Publishing) to close the achievement gap and give parents, teachers, and students a competitive advantage over the college experience. An Associated Press award-winning communicator, he is a graduate of Florida A&M University and a recipient of the prestigious Knight-Ridder Silver Knight Award in Speech.
Entrepreneur, producer, strategist…LaToya Stirrup gets things done. With over fifteen years of experience in advertising and marketing, LaToya is able to bring a wealth of knowledge to any business challenge. She’s one of the founding members and president of Digital Grass, co-host of Tech, Beats & Bytes, weekly featured host of Stir It Up! Wednesdays during the Midday Meditation show on 92.7FM WZOP, and co-founder of KAZMALEJE, a company she started with her two sisters to create innovative tools and accessories for textured hair.