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Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr. is a contributor to the White House My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative and is a highly sought after speaker and trainer. He has given presentations and conducted workshops for K-12 personnel, higher education faculty and staff, many national conferences and MBK stakeholder groups. He currently serves on the MBK Task Force for Fulton County, GA. He also provides implicit bias training to hundreds of law enforcement officers via a series of White House gatherings for Police Chiefs and their teams.
Dr. Marks is member and former chair of the Diversity Climate Committee for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and serves on advisory boards for the American Men’s Studies Association and the College Board as well as the Morehouse College Board of Trustees. He holds a B.A. in psychology and a minor in economics from Morehouse College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Marks’ conducts research and professional development in the areas of Black male psychology and development, institutional practices that improve African American student achievement, diversity and implicit bias, innovations in STEM education in high school and college, scientific literacy and identity, and using STEM concepts to teach life skills, character, and habits of success. He is married to Kimberly Marks and father to Kim, Zion-Trinity, and Bryant II.
Gordon Graham is a 33 year veteran of California Law Enforcement. His education as a Risk Manager and experience as a practicing Attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to rapidly become recognized as a leading professional speaker in both private and public sector organizations with multiple areas of expertise. In 1973 Gordon was selected as a candidate for a major west coast law enforcement agency. Thereafter, he proudly served as a motorcycle officer for most of his first ten years in the Los Angeles area.
In addition to his patrol work, he helped design the first DUI task force, assisted in the development of the DRE (drug recognition program), was an instructor in the initial “Mod I and II” Haz Mat program, and wrote his first of many technical papers: “PCP–An Officer’s Survival Guide.” During this time period, he saw deficiencies in how officers were trained, and revolutionized law enforcement training in California with his SROVT program: Solid, Realistic, Ongoing, Verifiable, and Training. This daily training bulletin concept resulted in his later being awarded the California Governor’s award for excellence in law enforcement training.
After completing his Masters, his off duty time was then spent at Western State University School of Law, where he was graduated in 1982 with his Juris Doctorate. He passed the California Bar Exam the same year and opened his law offices in Hollywood, where he focused his efforts on family law, immigration and personal injury work. In 2002, along with Bruce Praet, Gordon became a founder of Lexipol–a company designed to standardize policy, procedure and training in public safety operations. Today, most of the law enforcement agencies in California are using the Lexipol Knowledge Management System and nearly half of the States are now using this approach to law enforcement operations. This effort has greatly improved the safety of police personnel while also influencing a dramatic reduction in claims, settlements and verdicts adverse to law enforcement agencies.
He and “Mrs. G” are the proud parents of two adult children–who hopefully will take the values and beliefs along with them in their personal and professional lives. A resident of Southern California, he enjoys spending every possible moment with Mrs. G “cruising the coast” either in their vintage wooden boat or their wooden car and finding new adventures and new places to enjoy a great meal.
Christopher Mominey currently serves the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as its Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education. With almost 140 schools and an enrollment of just under 60,000 students PK-12, Philadelphia remains the fourth largest Catholic school system in the nation. As such, Chris remains actively involved at the national level promoting the work of Catholic education with a particular focus on organizational culture and mindset. Since arriving in Philadelphia in July of 2013, the organization has embraced a new set of habits, attitudes, beliefs and expectations that are positioning the schools for a brighter future.
Chris is recognized for his work in Catholic education throughout his career as a speaker, facilitator and thought leader, serving in a variety of capacities throughout his career as a teacher and administrator. Currently he serves on the board of Neumann University, The John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, and multiple other organizations affiliated with Catholic schools. In addition, he was recently appointed to United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Committee on Catholic Education to assist in setting the national agenda for schools across the nation.
Chris holds a BA from Saint Bonaventure University and an MA from John Carroll University. Additionally, Chris obtained his state certifications in school administration and central administration from the University of Rochester. He is the author of two books, used widely across school ministry and parish youth program and has spoken nationally on the need to form young people in the faith. He currently resides in Spring City, PA with his wife Stephanie and his four children, Hannah, Victor, Sarah and Michael.