Meet the Newest Members of the CCBCC Leadership Team


Sean French, Senior Analyst with Toyota

Sean French is a Senior Analyst in the Sales, Product, Engagement and Education Division of TMNA, where is responsible for Truck and SUV Product Education, specifically RAV4, Highlander, Tundra and Tacoma.

Prior to his new role, Sean served as a Logistics Consultant with TMNA’s Indirect Procurement group since July 2016.

While in the Supplier Relations group at TEMA, Sean was the Coordinator for Toyota’s internal Supplier Association, the Bluegrass Automotive Manufacturers Association (BAMA), where he established the Supplier Safety Committee and helped to improve our Supplier Safety initiatives, dashboard and overall safety systems.
Sean joined Toyota in 2006 as a Group Leader at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia facility, where he Supervised over 75 hourly team members on the daily production of 4-cylinder engines and transmissions.

In 2009 Sean transferred to TEMA’s Human Resources Division as the Supplier Support and Labor Relations representative, where he was certified as a Toyota Business Practices (Problem Solving) Trainer.

While at TEMA Sean served one year as the African American Collaborative (AAC) Treasurer and three years as Chair. Under Sean’s leadership the TEMA AAC increased its membership by 27%. He also coordinated, facilitated and lead the first ever AAC Regional Symposium in Erlanger, KY in 2012.

Upon Sean’s arrival to the new TMNA HQ in Plano, Sean initiated the AAC Plano Chapter by creating and developing the groups Hoshin, Budget, Mission, Vision and Charter. Sean also vetted and selected the AAC Plano leadership team and established the Chapters committees.

Prior to joining Toyota, Sean was a Production Supervisor for Chrysler Corporation in Detroit for eight years.

Sean served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed overseas in Okinawa, Japan; Subic Bay, Philippines and South Korea. He also served during Operation Desert Storm.

Sean has been married to his lovely wife Ayesha for 20 years and they have two beautiful children, 16-year-old daughter, Spencer and 11-year-old son, Sean II.

Sean is family oriented and enjoys spending time vacationing to various parts of the world. He enjoys attending sporting events and is an avid Detroit (his hometown) sports fan (Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Spartans, Wolverines, Red Wings, Bulldogs and any other team in Michigan)!

Diversity Quote: “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”   Ana├»s Nin




Deviolanda Bates, Partner with New York Life

Leaning on the pillars of Faith, Family & Intentional Focus, Dee Dee is a successful financial executive offering over 18 years of financial planning & business management experience. Prior to her current role, as a Partner with New York Life, one of the largest financial firms in the United States, she successfully managed corporate banks as well as owning & operating her own State Farm Agency for nearly ten years. In 2015, she made a life changing decision to retire her Agency and join New York Life Insurance Company & NYLIAC Securities Firm as one of the first female Partners in the Dallas General Office. Her role is to identify entrepreneurial minded individuals and provide leadership in their transition into successful business owners. Her mission is leading a team of heart-centered, servant leaders dedicated to providing economic empowerment within a diverse community.

Dee Dee's drive and commitment has been recognized by many notable accolades among her journey to impact. Among many, her most fondest are earning Entrepreneur of the Year (NAACP), Volunteer of the Year (YMCA Dallas Metropolitan Area) and Special Leadership Recognition awarded by the Mayor of the City of Garland and Secretary of the State of Texas. Most current, she earned a double Platinum Award from the NYL African American Market Unit for her leadership and advocacy in their joint movement to promote multi-generational wealth, close racial wealth gap, and change the financial future of Black America.

Dee Dee Bates is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and a graduate of Southern University A&M College. She’s actively involved within her community through multiple organizations and leadership boards. Her heart belongs to God, her husband, Kerry, and their three children, Ikeyia, Kiara, and Keislyn. As a result, quality time is usually centered on them.

Her favorite quote is "We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll



Ada Crenshaw, NXTLVL Consulting Group, LLC

Ada Crenshaw was born and raised in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  She began her undergraduate degree education at The Grambling State University earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.  A month after graduating, she was offered a job as a contractor with The Boeing Company in El Segundo, CA.  From there her career flourished at Boeing and later on with other Government Contractors; Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and L-3 Communications, and others.

With more than twenty years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry, Ada Crenshaw is revered for her remarkable contributions to the industry. Throughout her career, Ms. Crenshaw has attained extensive experience in the areas of change and configuration management, leadership, operations and strategic planning. In her current capacity at The Boeing Company, Ada is a well sought after professional who has developed extensive leadership qualities and innovative knowledge in recommending necessary changes in the workplace, from revamping procedures to purchasing the latest software in the industry.

She is also an illustrious fellow of several outstanding professional organizations including the International Association of Women (IAW), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, McKinney Chamber of Commerce, Change Management Institute, Grambling State University National Alumni, and the United States Black Chamber of Commerce.  She is also charitable to The Samaritan Inn where she volunteers her time in the role of Front Office Host.

In recognition of her professional accolades, Ada was the honorary recipient of the 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year designation by the International Association of Women. She was also recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of IT & Business Consulting in recognition of her role as Founder & CEO of NXTLVL Consulting Group, LLC.

When Ada is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, snowboarding, dancing, roller-skating, networking, bowling, and miniature golf.  



Asonya Davis, Lead Analyst with Ericsson

Asonya Davis was born an only child in Petersburg, Texas and was raised by her maternal grandparents in Lorenzo, Texas.  She graduated with honors from Lorenzo High School and went on to further her education at Texas Tech University.  She graduated from Amberton University in Garland, Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations and Business. 

Professionally, Asonya is the Lead Background Analyst for Ericsson as a contractor for Pontoon Solutions since 2011.  In this role Asonya oversees the background investigation for the U.S. and Canada as well as all the mergers and acquisitions.  Asonya has been successful in this role because she is highly organized, detailed oriented and has built years of trust in collaborative relationships.  In recognition of her professional accolades, Asonya has received numerous awards, a few being: “Simply Outrageous” customer service award for successfully conducting several training programs including new employee orientation; a spot certificate in recognition of planning and executing a successful awards ceremony and most recently a certificate of excellence award in recognition of her professionalism while diligently handling 700+ background escalations per year.   

Asonya is an advocate for volunteering her time.  She is currently a volunteer at Frisco Resale; she is a current member and former Co-chair of Membership for the Collin County Branch of the NAACP and she is a long-time member and former volunteer of the Dallas Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, where she sat on the board as the chapter Secretary. 

When Asonya is not working, she enjoys traveling, reading, eating new and different foods and spending quality time with her husband of eleven years, Ronnie Davis.  Asonya has also become quite obsessed with since receiving her DNA results back in 2017.   

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