Proven and experienced senior business and information technology leader with a successful track record in multi-industry strategy, management and execution. Industry recognized expertise in leading IT transformations and optimization strategies, M&A, global management, Cloud Computing, Serverless Environment,
DevOps, SaFe, Cyber Security, regulatory and compliance programs. Demonstrated innovation with breakthrough thinking and strategic leadership in business, finance, technology, operations, security and operational risk management including building core service-oriented and lean organization in various industries.
Embraces transformational change, fostering a culture of innovation, and offering thought leadership related technology trends.
Specialties: Strategic planning, Mergers and Acquisition integration, financial compliance, audit and regulations, modeling, change management, IT Transformation, IT Service Management, P&L management, Risk Management, Business and Enterprise Architecture, Cyber Threat Modeling, Stress Testing and Capital planning, program Management and business process improvement.
Frank Jufran Thornton was born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Henrico County throughout his formative years. He is a proud graduate of Henrico High School. After high school, Frank departed to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue higher education at Morehouse College. During his matriculation at Morehouse College, Frank studied Political Science and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
After graduating from Morehouse College, Frank returned to Virginia to integrate his learning experiences into the family business where he leveraged his knowledge, skills, and abilities to modernize the business approach. A couple of years later, Frank returned to Atlanta and secured a position in technology with Wang Laboratories providing technical support over the phone. This launched Frank’s career in technology.
Over the past two decades, he has served in technical, consulting, and management roles in academia, government, industry, and the nonprofit arena. Currently, Frank serves in the Henrico community as an advocate, community leader, technologist, educational consultant, and adjunct professor. Last, Frank has the privilege to serve on advisory boards in Higher Education, Career Technical Education, and a Transit Advocacy organization.
Antione serves as the Board President, of the Richmond Urban Collective. The Richmond Urban Collective is a non-profit organization committed to education reform and community development. In addition, he currently serves in leadership roles with the Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union(CDFI), Vice-Chair and Chair, Asset and Liability Committee and Lakeview Community Capital (CDFI), New York, NY.
Past leadership roles:
Chairman, Southside Community Development and Housing Corporation, a non-profit workforce housing developer, 2013-2019.
President, Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Richmond, 2016-18
Co-Founder, CEO, Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, VA’s first elementary charter school, 2008-2011
He received his B.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and traveling.
Mark is a Richmond Virginia native and attended Monacan High School. He finished his high school career at Fork Union Military Academy and then got the opportunity to receive a full athletic scholarship at the University of Ohio.
After hard work in the classroom and the gridiron, Mark fulfilled his lifelong dream of making it to the NFL, playing for the Houston Texans and the Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints for 3 years.
Mark has a passion to help parents develop their children to grow into successful, respectable adults throughout Virginia, leveraging football and its many lessons.
I am Aryan Ahmed, an 11th-grade student at Tucker High School, where I thrive in both academics and extracurriculars.
With a passion for science and technology, I spend my free time conducting experiments in the school lab and participating in robotics competitions.
I’m also an avid member of the school’s debate club, where I enjoy engaging in intellectual discussions and honing my public speaking skills.
When I’m not buried in books or pursuing my interests, I love spending time outdoors, exploring nature trails, and playing soccer with friends.