Bryan L. Howard Sr., program facilitator at Winning Futures in Warren, has been elected president of the National Black M.B.A. Association Detroit chapter.
The association assists in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the African-American community through programs and services that promote education and career exploration, leadership and professional development, and economic prosperity. The Detroit chapter has about 600 members.
As president, Howard plans to strengthen the association’s methods to help the next generation of African American professionals, build stronger community partnerships, and expand into new markets, including Grand Rapids and Lansing.
“We play an important role in helping young African-American students see and attain a bright future while helping current professionals achieve their greatest success,” says Howard. “Our strategies will feed the success pipeline and ultimately have tremendous impact for African-American professionals and the communities they live in.”
At Winning Futures, Howard helps design curriculum and facilitate Workforce Prep, a school-based mentoring and life-skill development program for metro-Detroit high-school students. The organization offers a four-year experiential curriculum that begins in 10th grade and includes mentoring, goal setting, job-readiness training, and career exploration.
Before joining Winning Futures, Howard was process excellence manager at Powerlink and served 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman. He serves on the Wayne State University Black Business Student Advisory Board.