Board Vice President
Managing Partner, Circle One Associates
A lifetime member, Deanna L. Hamilton serves as Vice President of Partner Development for the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), where she oversees the expansion and development of NBMBAA’s brand visibility, impact, and financial resources in the marketplace. Deanna is responsible for the development and implementation of the sales strategies to support the NBMBAA’s market impact to ensure key stakeholder engagement.
Prior to serving the NBMBAA, Deanna was former founder and CEO of Circle One, Inc., a consumer product marketing and multi-format printing company specializing in commercial print, direct mail, specialty printing, packaging and point-of-purchase marketing collateral. Continuing beyond the successful start of Circle One, Inc., Deanna’s passion for The Art of the Deal drove her to launch a management consulting division under the banner, Circle One Associates. The enterprise specializes in private sector growth strategy and business architecture for entrepreneurs.
Deanna holds a dual Master of Science Degree in Finance and Management, and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Walsh College.
Owner, Murray Media Production Partners
Dee Dee Murray
Dee Dee is an entertainment professional, with over 25 years of industry experience. Dee Dee is the owner of Murray Media Production Partners, LLC, a private agency that provides film permitting facilitation, entertainment industry consulting and a host of a la carte services to support the growing motion picture industry in the State of Georgia. A graduate of Savannah State University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree, Dee Dee’s work has supported the careers of nationally recognized recording artist such as The Whispers, The Gap Band, MC Hammer, Full Force and Freddie Jackson. Dee Dee managed Organized Noize Productions and played an intricate role in the development of the Dungeon Family and it’s roster of award winning artist including Outkast and Goodie Mob.
For fifteen years Dee Dee was responsible for production management, publishing administration, and contract negation. Dee Dee is featured Netflix documentary “The Art of Organized Noize” which chronicles the production company’s musical impact over the past twenty years. Dee Dee has served as General Manager of Big Boi’s (Outkast) record label, Purple Ribbon Records; Executive Director of Clifford “T.I.” Harris’ non-profit, The K.I.N.G. Foundation; and Director of A&R Administration of Perri “Pebbles” Reid’s label, Savvy Records. Dee Dee has been a member of the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy since 2004, serving as Governor and National Trustee from 2006-2011. During her tenure as Trustee, Dee Dee served on the National Executive, Finance and Membership Committees. In addition, Dee Dee is a founding board member of the UGA Music Business Certificate Program and a past board member of The Friends of Georgia Music (GA Music Hall of Fame). Dee Dee’s current clients include The DeKalb County Entertainment Commission and The City of Decatur Film Office.
Managing Attorney, Bonner LPC
National Director, Communications & Community Engagement, Aids Healthcare Foundation
W. Imara Canady
National Director Communications & Community Engagement Aids Healthcare Foundation
Head of School, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
Patrice Thompson Francis
Principal at Vaughn & Associates Accounting & Consulting, Inc.
Dr. Arthur Vaughn
Lonnie L. Johnson
Former Senior Counsel, ExxonMobil Litigation