MEMBERSHIP

The strength of the One Hundred Black Men is in its membership, selected for exhibiting qualities of character and commitment to the community. These outstanding men represent some of the very best and brightest in the Capital District community.

One Hundred Black Men of the Albany, New York Capital Region, Inc. is open to black men 21 years of age and older through sponsorship by a member in good standing and upon approval of the Board of Directors.

The leadership includes a President, three Vice Presidents, Treaurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, two Parliamtntarians, and nine Directors. An Executive Commitee consists of all elected officers together with chairmen of standing committees.The organization holds two meetings monthly: one of the Oficers and Board, and another of the membership. The membership does not meet in July and August.

OHBM OF ALBANY COMMITTEES

In recognition of deceased Black leaders, the organization's committees are named in their honor:

OHBM OF ALBANY
OFFICERS

President
Richard W. Harris

Vice President, Operations
Hon. William M. Clay

Vice President, Programs 
Solomon Jenkins

Treasurer
David W. Bowie

Secretary
Kurtis Kennedy, M.B.A

Chaplain
Rev. Victor Collier

Past President
Marshall G. Jones, PhD

OHBM OF ALBANY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Milton Evans, Sr.

Joseph Gomez

Col. Henry Leak lll (Ret.)

Gabriel Ofari-Okai

Dorsey M. Whitehead

 

Honorary Board

Maurice Thornton, PhD

Charles Rush, Jr.

 

MEMBER SERVICES

One Hundred Black Men provides various services to members ranging from business development and investment referrals, to opportunities for volunteering and community engagement. A partial list of member services is included below:

Volunteering and Community Leadership
Through its various programs and initiatives, members may participate in planning, management, and assessment of programs that directly serve the community. These programs are focused in the areas of education, mentoring, economic development, and health and wellness.

Board Placement and Committee Appointments
Companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies seeking qualified individuals to serve on board of directors and committees may request introductions to interested members. This service is provided to members and partnering organizations.

Talent Development
Members seeking personal career advancement or to recruit high-performance candidates for employment are able to leverage the network for referrals.

Business Development
Our members lead, own, or are employed by over a hundred companies across twelve different industries. By sharing insights on market drivers and collaborating on business opportunities, members are able to support the development of their respective companies and organizations.