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Stewart Carter

President & Chair Board of Directors

  • Native of Waterloo, IA

  • Resides in Bettendorf, IA

  • 30-year career with John Deere with leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, Supply Management and Logistics

  • MBA, University of Northern Iowa

  • BSME, Southern Univ., Baton Rouge, LA

  • University of Northern Iowa College of Business Executive Advisory Board (Cedar Falls, IA)

  • Board of Governors National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Stillwater, OK)

  • Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley

  • National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

  • Former Board of Corporate Affiliates for National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Dr. Jon Devereueawax

Vice President

•    Native of Rockford, IL
•    Resides in Dixon, IL
•    5+ years of college teaching experience as Associate Professor –             Sauk Valley Community College and Instructor – Western Illinois           University

•    Ed.D., Educational Leadership – Western Illinois University 
•    M.A., Economics – Western Illinois University 
•    B.B., Economics – Western Illinois University
•    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
•    OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Family Advisory Board 
•    OSF Children’s Hospital NICU Small Wonders Committee 
•    March of Dimes / March for Babies
•    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Milton Shaw


  • Native of Gastonia, NC

  • Resides in Davenport, IA

  • 3-years as HR Manager at Norfolk Iron & Metal; 17-year career with John Deere in Human Resources and Supply Management; a 12-year military career in the US Army

  • President, JOBERT Investments, LLC 

  • MBA, Kent State University

  • BS Accounting, North Carolina A&T

  • Board of Trustees, Eastern Iowa Community College District (Davenport, IA)

  • Trustee Board and other key roles, Second Baptist Church (Rock Island, IL)

  • Board of Director, Living Water Christian Center of the Quad Cities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Adam Moore


  • Native of St, Louis, MO

  • Resides in Dubuque, IA

  • 15+ year career with John Deere working in Manufacturing and Supplier Quality Engineering

  • BS & MS Engineering Mgmt., Missouri Univ of Science & Technology

  • Black Men Coalition (Dubuque, IA)

  • Boy Scouts of America, Northeast Iowa Council board member (Dubuque, IA)

  • March of Dimes, Northeast Iowa former board member (Dubuque, IA)

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Tammy Leigh Brown-Edwards

Board Member

•    Native of East Moline, IL, raised in Aurora, IL
•    Resides in Macomb, IL
•    Employed at a local law firm in Macomb, IL

•    BA degree in Journalism, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 
•    Associate in Science degree in Math & Science, Waubonsee College,               Sugar Grove, IL 
•    Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
•    Member of Order of Eastern Star 
•    Recently elected as the city's first woman Alderman-at-Large 
•    Served as a Historic Preservation Commissioner for the City of Macomb
•    Former board member for the McDonough County NAACP Branch
•    Founding Member of The Vivian Society
•    IL DHS award winner


Curtis Hall

Board Member

•    Native of Philadelphia, PA
•    Resides in Chester, VA

•    BA Psychology
•    MBA Project Management 
•    Army Officer Veteran with 18 years of senior executive experience in             logistics & IT project management
•    Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt 
•    Project Management Professional (PMP)
•    Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
•    St. Paul’s Baptist Church young men mentoring
•    Temple Texas Youth Correctional facility volunteer 
•    (2) Bronze Star Medals
•    (2) Meritorious Service Medals


Brandon Wilson

Board Member

  • Native of Burlington, NJ

  • Resides in Washington, DC

  • 20 years as a US Army Commissioned Officer, currently serving as the Logistic Management Specialist Division Chief for Logistic Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), an US Army department level program

  • MBA, Economic, Saint Ambrose Univ., IA

  • BS, Hotel Restaurant Management/Business Management, Delaware State University, DE

  • Harvard Senior Executive Fellows Course

  • Level III Life Cycle Logistics Certification

  • Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • Member of the Army Acquisition Corp

  • Military Officers Association of America

  • (3) Commander’s Award for Civilian Service

  • Commanding General Award for Excellence

  • Meritorious Service Medal

  • Army Commendation Medal

  • Army Achievement Medal


Dr. LaDrina Wilson

Board Member

  • Native of Davenport, IA

  • Resides in Davenport, IA

  • VP of Student Services at Black Hawk College

  • Former Dean of Students and Equal Employment Opportunity Officer at Scott Community College (EICC)

  • Ph.D., Education (Educational Leadership) - Iowa State University

  • M.Ed., Interdisciplinary Studies - Western Illinois University

  • B.S., Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication - North Arizona University 

  • Northern Arizona Univ. – undergraduate degree

  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc

  • 2015 Gathering of Women Young and Gifted Award

  • 2014 Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year

  • 2014 Iowa Admission Professional of the Year Finalist

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)

  • QC Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

  • Quad City Community Foundation Board of Directors

  • Riverboat Development Authority Board of Directors

  • Coaches youth basketball for Young Lady D's (Davenport Central high school feeder program)

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