By Jackie Reau
The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce announces five new members to its Board of Trustees. The new members include Garri Davis, Shannon Lawson, Marcus Margerum, Erica Parker and Marcus Thompson.
“I am thrilled to welcome these new members to the Board of Trustees for the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce,” said Eric Kearney, President and CEO. “Their unique skills and perspectives will make the AACC stronger.”
Garri Davis is a native of Cincinnati, graduating from Walnut Hills High School. After high school, she graduated from Cincinnati State with a degree in financial management, from Wilberforce University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, and a Master’s Degree from Wesleyan University, where she graduated cum laude. She is the CEO of the Garri Davis Agency that provides business development and leadership consulting and training to assist clients with solving complex business issues and increasing profits.
Shannon Lawson is a partner and commercial finance attorney for Keating, Muething & Klekamp. He has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting at Delaware State University and his law degree at the University of Kentucky.
Marcus Margerum is the Interim Director of the Contemporary Art Center. Marcus joined the Contemporary Arts Center in March 2021 as the Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer. Prior to joining the Contemporary Art Center, He held several leadership positions in the Atlanta attractions and hospitality industry. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Hampton University and an MBA in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University.
Erica Parker heads the US Employee Relations for DoorDash, where she leads a team of employee relations professionals supporting 6,000 employees in North America, Mexico, and Canada. She holds her B.S.B.A in Human Resources and Marketing from Xavier University. In addition, she has her MBA in Human Resources Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Marcus L. Thompson is Community Development Manager, vendor diversity for Skanska. Before that he was with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, serving as the HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) programs leader. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications from Seton Hill University.