Annette Gray- President/Founder
Annette Gray is an established Business Management and Economic Development Specialist, an international keynote speaker and trainer. She is the and Founder/President of GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute 501© (3). She is a Commissioner and Chairperson of the Delray Beach (CRA) and the former Vice-Chair of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC). She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Micro Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Instructor and certified as a specialist in Federal Government procurement. Annette is the past winner of the Palm Beach Small Business of the Year, Glass Ceiling Unsung Hero Awards and Change Maker Award, and nominee of the Executive Women in Leadership Award. Annette has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Management and Leadership from The University of Liverpool (London, England).
Prior to entrepreneurship, she led and managed teams at Fortune 500 Companies, such as MBNA America Bank and government entities such as the City of Boynton Beach CRA and West Palm Beach DDA. She has over twenty years of experience in marketing, economic development and strategic planning in the private and public sectors. Her business ownership over the last fifteen years has provided her with a diverse insight into the many aspects of how to run a successful business and has enabled her to speak from experience on a wide variety of topics. These topics include: Marketing, Customer Service, Communication, Time Management, Team Building Decision Making, Goal Setting, Action Plans, Business Growth Strategies, Change Management, Globalization of the Market Place, Building a successful workforce, Entrepreneurship for all ages, Managing and Growing a Business and International Marketing.
Annette combines action learning and experiential learning as a training and problem solving tools. She relies on her strong belief in emotional intelligence to deliver client goals on time and most times under budget. When she is not working she can be found sampling foods and wines of many cultures ( A self-proclaimed foodie) and then running marathons to burn it off and start all over again.
- Business Coaching
- Management Consultant
- Development Trainer
- Strategic Planner
- Business Transformation
- Public Sector Economic Development
- In Progress: DBA (Doctorate in Business emphasis in Management & Entrepreneurship, ISM International
- School of Management (Paris, France) Management and Leadership Certification from Harvard University
- MBA (Masters in Business emphasis in Management) Wilmington University
- Bachelors of Arts (Mass Communication & French) Lincoln University
- FAU Certificate Micro Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Instructor Florida Atlantic University
- Leadership Boynton Beach
- CCIM Candidate
- FRA Certificate ABC CRAs & Development
- Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches
- Commercial Realtors Alliance of the Palm Beaches
- CCIM Candidate Member
- Urban Land Institute
- International Downtown Association
Director of Community Outreach & Volunteer Relations
Rosa White has an extensive background as a Business Analyst. Rosa has worked with companies such as Hewlett Packet and Cox Business. She attended Middle Georgia University. Her background also includes project management of medium to large corporate business accounts. She is passionate about serving and working in the community. Rosa’s passion for her family is matched by her love for bringing people to a healthier lifestyle. She is a Certified Fitness instructor and teaches classes part-time. Additionally, she is involved in a mentoring program, that coaches and encourages young ladies, to set goals and pursue their dreams.