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Mike A. Williams Founder, President and Chief Thinking Officer, (CTO)
  • Other Hats:
  • Strategist,
  • Philanthropist,
  • Mentor,
  • Author,
  • Technology Executive

I often choose the road less traveled so that I can clear the path to opportunities for those courageous enough to follow. For me, doing what has always been done is so NOW. Differentiating myself and challenging the status quo is how I thinknext while helping others along the way. I believe every person has unlimited potential to do amazing things – I believe your next has no limits. As Founder, President and Chief Thinking Officer (CTO) of the Thinknext Foundation, I want to help many deserving people and organizations unlock their unlimited potential to grow and prosper while serving their community.

“You can choose to either be like everyone else, or choose to be different by just being you”.
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Charlene Allen Chief Giving Officer (CGO)
  • Other Hats:
  • Founding Member,
  • Advocate for Community Involvement,
  • multi-talented and determined change agent focused on leveraging IT and organizational experience to solve business and community problems.

A resourceful big-picture thinker who confidently and effectively mixes an entrepreneurial mindset with technology thought leadership to provide a diverse set of skillset to solve social challenges.

“You will never lose to the challenges of life if you just refuse to quit.”
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Shawn Brewington Chief Branding Officer, (CBO)
  • Other Hats:
  • Founding Member,
  • Strategic Branding Specialist,
  • Networking Aficionado,
  • Innovator,
  • Blink and you’ll miss me...

Turning nothing into EVERYTHING is what would best describe how Shawn approaches any situation. As the CBO of Think Next Shawn brings his extraordinary ability to connect the dots between the product and the people. Shawn will be moving the brand forward thru innovative out of the box thinking and strategically well placed partnerships. It’s no secret that Shawn has an edge about him that allows him to work without limits or boundaries, so expect his thinking to be the same...limitless. My Think Next is: Beyond

“In any great thing consistency is always key. But, strategic consistency will always have you a few steps ahead of the competition”.
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Yakeema Cobb Chief Community Officer, (CCO)
  • Other Hats:
  • Founding Member,
  • Advocate for Community Involvement,
  • Forward Thinker,
  • Sparkplug,
  • Techie. It all starts with a conversation...Who’s next?

Thinking next is living in a world where conscientiousness connects the community. Conscientiousness is the belief that efficiency, organization, discipline, dependability, thoroughness, deliberateness, hard work and reliability can create a shift enabling collective progression and advancement. Yakeema possesses the aptitude to converse with individuals from multifaceted parts of life. It is her belief that every vision has value and a vision deferred could be the downfall of a community. As CCO of Thinknext, Yakeema will bring her dynamic ability to address the needs of individuals and aid in executing their visions as a means

“Be conscientious, Thinknext.”
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Eartha Franklin Chief Fundraising Officer (CFO)
  • Other Hats:
  • Founding Member,
  • Union negotiations, strategic relationships,
  • training and development,
  • talent acquisition/recruiting and management,
  • employee relations.

Being the life of the party isn't about being the loudest and most jubliant person in the room, it is about breathing new life into the thoughts and ideas of those who have shown up to the party. I'd like to believe that at times, I am the life of the party.

“Don't talk about the missed opportunities in the past, thinknext and speak-forward.”
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Stephen Longsworth, Jr. Chief Social Officer, (CSO)
  • Other Hats:
  • Founding Member,
  • Social Media Specialist,
  • Networking Instructor,
  • Visionary,
  • Volunteer,
  • Writer

Longsworth works in an industry where Futurist is a title. Thinking next for him is more than a part of the job. It is a part of his lifestyle. He approaches this challenge from the perspective that there is always a way to accomplish your goal if you’re willing to expand your thinking!

As CSO of Thinknext he plans to break some boundaries.

“Thinking next leads to acting first.”