Black Young Professionals

BYP is an organization dedicated to providing young professionals with educational guidance, networking opportunities, and skill development to aid in personal and professional growth.
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KC Nlemachi

Chairman

Recent Grad from SMU; Major/Concentration in Economics & Sports Business Management.

I started my career as an independent agent & received my AAI, Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation. My goal as a Risk Advisor for Patterson is to help my clients solve insurance related problems and manage risk associated with their business and/or home.

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Daniel Armendariz

Co-Chairman

My name is Daniel Armendariz the 3rd I was raised by strong and proud first generation Mexican American parents! I take pride in being an active and supportive member of my community, who helps and cherishes others.

A quote that i live by is “Being underestimated is a gift; you don’t have to find motivation.”

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Nick Threlkeld

Fundraising Director

As a financial advisor, motivational speaker, and mentor I believe it is my purpose to empower others with information to become the greatest version of themselves. Let’s use our resources to uplift one another rather than tear down. The best things in life always happen together.

“Money comes and goes but relationships last forever.”

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LeTalia Barnes

Program Lead

I am in “the people business”. I believe that providing information, community resources, access to services and more importantly how to leverage them is crucial to meeting your goals.

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Terrance Bryant

Communications Lead

Terrance is the founder of a technology consulting agency and acting CTO of a data analytics firm.  He is also a Co-Founder of a Benefit Corporation focused on serving entrepreneurs and small businesses in underserved communities.

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Bryce Latin

Membership Lead

Consistence, Competitive, and Coachable are my core values when it comes to my profession. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Grambling State University and I’m currently a Human Resource Generalist for a Software Company, where I supportsHR Business Partners and collaborate closely with the Domestic and International HR family for his company.

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Rickey

Marketing Specialist

A marketing specialist, photographer, and business owner based out of Dallas, TX by way of Memphis, Tennessee. Rickey found love in storytelling through photography; capturing portraits of everyday people & to celebrity clientele. He has spearheaded multiple lifestyle campaigns, and uses data to produce tangible results.

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Antoine

I hold a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University of Missouri in 2008.

I Started the Young Black Entrepreneurs Networking and Development Group in 2017 that hosts Events throughout the entire DFW area that cater directly to the Advancement of the African American Culture.  I’m open to working with business owners and entrepreneurs in the area.

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Victoria

Social Media Expert

As our residential social media expert, victoria brings with her lessons learned from serving in the lead capacity for the chamber in 2020. Her bright attitude and innovative mindset will help us realize our goals in the 2021 year. When she is not serving our community , you might catch her zoning out on some anime or listening to amy winehouse, fiji, or nipsey hussle.

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Raven Harding

Secretary

Advocate, Educate, and Inspire. These core principles serve as the driving force behind Raven’s work. She is a proud SMU Alumna with degrees in Public Health and Psychology. Currently, she serves as a healthcare professional in the DFW area specializing in Clinical Research. Always remaining purposeful with her passion, she uses her love for Public Health to bring critical awareness to her community.

Mission

The Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals is an organization dedicated to providing young professionals with educational guidance, netwoking opportunities, and skill development to aid in personal and professional growth.

Same mission, broader audience

This year BYP CC, maintains the same mission objectives, with one one caveat. We Want to reach MORE of our community and beyond. We will partner MORE, educate MORE, and grow MORE.

Vision

Our vision is simple. The BYP of Collin County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated and focused on building a flourishing and supportive community of young black and brown professional through hands on, eyes on, eyes on involvement.

Look beyond the gap

While we focus on the community and it’s immediate goals, we will ensure that we are looking beyond our existing barriers and giving attention to what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.