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The 2012 Odyssey International Productions Honorees

Dexter Hendricks
Community Affairs Director,
Turner Construction

As Community Affairs Director, Dexter Hendricks has complete oversight of coordinating the Community Affairs activities of the New Jersey Business Unit. He serves as the leader in the management of YouthForce 2020, the Turner School of Construction Management and the ACE Mentoring program. His involvement also includes membership in various community organizations and boards and is responsible for tracking MWBE involvement on Turner projects.

Renee E. Baskerville, M.D.
Fourth Ward Councilor, Montclair

She is a pediatric and adolescent primary care physician and school physician; health educator; a healer of the body, mind and spirit; mender of lost and fallen youth, who has served the residents of Essex County, New Jersey for more than three decades. While healing, mending, and mentoring, Dr. Baskerville served as a member of the Montclair School Board and for the past three and on half years, as Forth Ward Town Councilor in Montclair.

Flora Ramos
Director of Community Relations, Tishman Construction Corporation

Is Tishman Construction Corporation’s Director of Community Relations, responsible for all of the company’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) outreach programs, contracting opportunities, project goals and mentoring programs.

Jenabu C. Williams
Assoc. Executive Director,
YMCA of Eastern Union Co.
Elizabeth Branch

Jenabu is the Immediate Past President of Phi Beta Sigma’s Chi Sigma Chapter which consists of over 80 minority professionals. He is one of the chapter’s eight advisors for its Sigma Beta Youth Club and spends countless hours directly mentoring young men in the city of Newark. Professionally, Jenabu uses his dynamic Leadership skills as the Associate Executive Director of the YMCA of Eastern Union County Elizabeth Branch.

Kelvin Gordon El
Fashion Designer

One of New Jersey’s most prestigious fashion designers, started his professional career in 1984, as an entrée level production clerk for Liz Claiborne. His fashions have been featured in several magazines and movies and have graced the runways of Paris.

Angela McGhee
Quintessential Artist/Educator,
St Paul’s AME Church

This quintessential artist/educator has been leading students for thirty four years in various schools Pre K-8 around the East Orange school district. She continues to serve the East Orange community by volunteering on a variety of civic and academic programs such as: Girl Scouts Leader at Cochran Academy, Stewardess, Choir Member and Choir Secretary of the Saint Paul A.M.E. Church located in East Orange.


Leslaine Lambert
President, Lambco Erecting

Is the founder and president of Lambco Erecting, Inc. He has more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry and has served for over 2 decades as a Structural Steel Union Iron Worker.


Mr. Raymond Rivera
Park Avenue Building & Roofing Supplies

Has played a central role in developing Park Avenue into what it is today—a
complex of yards and a retail store that boasts a full inventory of building supplies, flooring, tools
and hardware. Today Raymond’s focus is on developing new business, and he has been promoting Park Avenue as one of New York City’s top MBE’s (Minority Owned Business Enterprise).


Robert Taylor, Esq.
Law Offices of Robert Taylor

Has practiced law in New Jersey for over 30 years, and is currently the owner/manager of the Law Offices of Robert Taylor, in East Orange, N.J. He has counseled numerous voluntary and non-profit Boards/Foundations and other organizations locally, nationally and internationally; in addition to representing many developers and business enterprises.


William S. Parrish Jr.
President & CEO
NobleStrategy, LLC

Is the President & CEO of NobleStrategy, LLC, which has consistently coordinated and delivered large-scale, multi-stage construction projects, where success depends on the balance of community stakeholders, civic representation, agency resources, and technical staff. He is also the author of Making Bold Moves: Creating Multimillion-Dollar Success in 500 Days or Less, which details his remarkable success and is geared toward aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, industry executives and anyone hoping to foster major success in his or her life.



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