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DeannaG SmallJeffrey L. Boney is a former bank executive with Washington Mutual Bank for over 11 years. He is the former President and CEO of the Greater Houston Black Chamber, and is the founder of the Texas Business Alliance - a nonprofit organization founded in 2009, with a mission to equip minority- and women-owned businesses to be qualified suppliers, ready to compete for public, private and international opportunities through progressive development and specialized training.
Jeffrey has assisted countless small businesses in capital planning, business expansion and has led initiatives connecting large corporations to the services of small business owners, including creating the Youth Entrepreneurship Academy (YEA) - a small business incubator to help teenager youth start new businesses.
Jeffrey has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Southern University and an Honorary Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Juliana King University. He has served as an Adjunct Professor in the school of Business Administration at Houston Community College, and currently serves as Associate Editor and nationally award-winning journalist for the historic Houston Forward Times newspaper. Jeffrey is a frequent contributor on radio stations throughout the country, as well as on CNN Headline News, having been regularly featured on the "Nancy Grace Show" and "Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield," to name a few.
Jeffrey has been a member of the Missouri City Council since 2017, and has served in the following capacities: Planning, Development & Infrastructure Committee (Chair); Budget and Finance Committee (Chair); Community Development Advisory Committee (Vice-Chair); High Performance Organization Committee (Chair); Public Safety and Technology Committee; Livable Community Committee; Missouri City Development Board of Directors; and the Missouri City Recreation & Leisure Local Government Corporation Board of Directors. Jeffrey serves as the Region 11 Director for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) and was recently appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Community and Economic Development federal advocacy committee.
Jeffrey has received numerous awards and recognition for his civic and community involvement and his leadership skills. He is a graduate of the American Leadership Forum (ALF), Leadership Houston and Project Blueprint, a United Way leadership program, who awarded him the Dorothy F. Caram Commitment to Leadership Award on behalf of the United Way. Staying connected to the community, Jeffrey is a member of the 100 Black Men of America; current member of the Board of Directors for PeopleFund and for the Julius and Lenora Carter Scholarship and Youth Foundation; past board member for the Better Business Bureau (BBB); past board member for Leadership Houston, an organization that annually trains an elite group of active business and civic leaders to effect positive change in Houston; past board member for The Forge for Families; and is an active volunteer with several community organizations. His contributions to the business arena have positively impacted and financially empowered many communities.

 

 

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