Chapter Officers

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Carl R. Gibbs Jr.

Polemarch

 

Mr. Gibbs is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sturdivant & Co.  His responsibilities include setting the overall direction of the firm. Mr. Gibbs has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Sturdivant & Co., he served as Executive Vice President at Harris Capital Partners, a regional brokerage firm, where he oversaw planning, accounting, financial reporting functions, and investor relations. He began his career at Prudential Insurance Company where he was a top producer for 3 years. Mr. Gibbs received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the College of New Jersey. He serves as Polemarch of the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, the Board of Trustees for the College of New Jersey, Treasurer for the National Association of Securities Professionals, Philadelphia Chapter and the Ralph A. Sturdivant Sr. Foundation. Mr. Gibbs is FINRA registered Series 7, 24, 63 and 87.

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Brian Taylor

1st Vice Polemarch

 

Brian Taylor is an award winning, sales and marketing executive with a strong background in sales, marketing, market access, and leading organizations to drive top line sales with strong revenue and profit growth.  He is currently the Regional Business Director – Northeast for Global Blood Therapeutics a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on Sickle Cell Disease, after 11 years with Novo Nordisk. During his tenure at Novo Nordisk he held a variety of field and home office roles across the organization and gained significant cross functional experience.  As the Sr. Director Brand Integration he was a member of two brand franchise teams and was responsible for sales and organization readiness for three product launches and one new indication launch. In addition, Brian led the Sales Execution and Operations teams to ensure all strategic plans and initiatives were implemented by the sales force and managed the sales operating budget.  During his time as the Regional Business Director – North Carolina Region, Brian led his team to the #1 rank nationally and was a Circle of Excellence Sales Award Winner. Brian has been an influential voice in the organization as a member of the Field Leadership Team, Extended Marketing Leadership Team, the Multi-Cultural Work Group, the Council for Diversity & Inclusion and a founding member of African Americans in Novo Nordisk.

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Eddie M. Roberts, Jr.

2nd Vice Polemarch

 

Eddie M. Roberts, Jr. is the Director of Grants and Programs at Princeton Area Community Foundation. He has acquired a reputation for being committed to serving his community. Prior to joining the Foundation, Eddie spent 2 years at Cenlar FSB as a Business Analyst and 18 years at Bloomberg L.P in various positions.

He graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelors of Science degree in Law and Justice. He has served on the Trenton Kappa Foundation Board for 3 years. Eddie is also a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Assistant Director of Guide Right for the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Ryan Harris, Esq.

Keeper of Records

 

Ryan A. Harris Esq., is the Chief Human Resource Officer of MetroPlus HealthPlan a health insurance company that provides access to affordable, quality health care to the people of New York City.  MetroPlus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal health system in the United States.

 

There, Ryan leads the Human Resource and Organizational Development team in reinforcing strong company culture, employee engagement and development, implementing talent acquisition and compensation strategies, and supporting the achievement of strategic objectives and business goals for the company.

 

Prior to MetroPlus, Ryan was the Director of Labor Relations and Associate Director of Human Resources for New York City Health + Hospitals “At Home” (formerly known as Health & Home Care).

 

Before that, Ryan served as a Deputy Attorney General and Regulatory Attorney for the Division of Law for the State of New Jersey.

 

Ryan holds a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School, an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and Labor Relations Certification from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

 

Ryan is a member of Change Church in Ewing, New Jersey, he currently lives in Bucks County Pennsylvania and is a husband (Mary-Anne) and a father of one (Ian).

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Ahmanish Robinson, M.B.A.

Keeper of the Exchequer

Ahmanish Robinson, Sr., is a Spr. 2012 initiate of the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. He currently resides in Burlington Township, NJ with his wonderful wife Angela, son Bro. Ahmanish, Jr., a Fall 2019 TAC initiate, and daughter Aja, a recent Hampton University graduate.

Ahmanish graduated from Ewing High School (1985), Delaware State University (1989), earning a B.S. Marketing, and Grand Canyon University (2011), earning a M.B.A., Information Systems.

He is employed by the New Jersey Department of Labor, currently as a Supervising Administrative Analyst in the Office of Finance and Accounting where he oversees financial reporting for various Federal Grants. He has held various titles since he started with the department in 1992.

Ahmanish is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. and served as the Asst. Exchequer from 2013 to 2015 and many fundraising events.  He began as the Exchequer for the Trenton Alumni Chapter in 2015 and continues serving in this role.  Ahmanish is also an MTA committee member and have worked on many fundraising events.

Ahmanish is a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Burlington, N.J. and is a member of the Board of Trustees.  He has been the Church Treasurer since 2017.

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Palmer Richardson, Esq.

Asst. Keeper of Records

 

Palmer Richardson , Esq., is currently the Director of Corporate Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for CIS Management, Inc., a real estate development company. As Director of Corporate Compliance Palmer is tasked with ensuring the company is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations affecting the corporation. Prior to CIS Management, Inc. Palmer worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Janetta D. Marbrey, New Jersey Superior Court.

 

Palmer earned his diploma from Valley Forge Military Academy in 2008 where he was an honor roll student and earned two varsity letters in track and field. Palmer went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a concentration in Sociology from Morehouse College in 2012. Upon graduating he was inducted into two Greek Honor Societies for International Studies and Sociology respectively. Following his graduation from Morehouse College, Palmer earned his JD from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law graduating in 2017 and joined the New Jersey Bar in 2018.

 

He has volunteered for a number of non-profits to include Young Scholars Institute of Trenton and Raising Expectations. Palmer is an active member of the Union County Chapter of the Urban League Guild Trenton Branch and focuses on youth based initiatives.

 

Palmer is passionate about exercise and most outdoor activities including tennis, cycling, and running.

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Dana Williamson

M.T.A. Chairman

 

Bro Dana Williamson is a Vice Principal in the Trenton Public School District and has been in education over 30 years. In the Spring of 2011, Bro Williamson entered the bond of Kappa Alpha Psi as a member of The Trenton Alumni Chapter. Bro Williamson earned a BS Degree in Marketing from Delaware State University and two Masters Degrees in School Administration and Curriculum\Technology from Grand Canyon University. Bro Williamson is a husband of 27yrs to his beautiful wife Shawn and they are both proud parents of their phenomenal daughter Sydney.

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Glenn Derricotte

Historian/Recorder

 

Glenn L. Derricotte, affectionately known as “Doc,” is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and serves the Trenton Alumni Chapter as Historian and Recorder.  He is employed by PQ Corporation as  a Senior Laboratory Technician.  “Doc” has a great love for photography and  rocking the “fraternity nalia”.