Counselors to America's Small Business
University of Connecticut School of Business, Hartford, CT May 2015
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing and Business Analytics
Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China July 2005
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Technology)
I was one of five founding partners who took TLA Entertainment Group from it's first phase as a Repertory Cinema with 20 employees through conception, funding, structural setup and operations. The company subsequently added seven award winning video stores, 12 catalogs annually, international websites, film festivals, wholesale distribution in the US and the UK, and has evolved into a leading multi-channel e-commerce business. At the peak of the video business, the company grossed 30 million dollars annually and employed 200 people. In January of 2014, the founding partners were bought out. I became an independent Silpada Designs sales representative, a home party based company. In September of 2014, I enrolled in the John Maxwell Leadership Training Certification Program and am in the process of becoming an executive coach.
I also helped start the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance and the Philadelphia Film Festival, 2 non-profit organizations that ran 2 film festivals annually. I oversaw operations, volunteers, ticketing and events.
I graduated from Kirkland College, now Hamilton College, with a BA in Anthropology.</p>
Media and Communications, Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services, Technology and Web-Based Services, Non-Profit Public and Professional Organizations.
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL -- Currently pursuing my Executive MBA (class of 2016).
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL -- Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Journalism in 1979.
Harper College, Palatine, IL -- Graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration in 1977.
Floyd's professional career includes domestic and international experience in engineering, construction management, IT and most recently, financial wealth management.
<p> BS Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC</p> <p> MBA (with Distinction) Nation University, San Diego, CA</p>
The first fifteen years of my career was spent at the RAND Corporation, the federal government’s premier national strategy and defense consultancy, where I rose from junior researcher to Vice President.
Thereafter, I spent fifteen years at the highest levels of the federal government's as a member of the Senior Executive Service, Senior Intelligence Service, and Senior National Intelligence Service. I held senior positions including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director of the US Navy’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Deputy Director of US Air Force’s Strategic Planning Directorate, Director of FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness department, and Deputy Director of Systems Analysis for the Director of National Intelligence.
<p> Kenyon College, cum laude, with honors, BA</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.385em;">Ohio State University, MA, PhD</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.385em;">Case Western Reserve, School of Law, JD</span></p>
Strong background in non-profit management with additional expertise in marketing, training and development, and project management. Certified Downtown manager with over 15 years of experience in design, economic development, and promotion for both individual businesses and communities. Trained in information and referral services, career counseling and relocation assistance, with MS in Human Resources and Development. Additional expertise in retail management, customer service, business communication, and building consensus.
MS, Human Resources Development, University of Central Texas, formerly American Technological University, Killeen, TX, 1987. BA, Asian Studies, Wheaton College, 1976. Certified Main Street Manager, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002
Salimah has worked with many exceptional community organizations including – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, Piedmont Park Conservancy, SUMMECH Community Development Corporation, The Atlanta Voice Newspaper, The Jasmine Guy Ace Foundation for the Arts, Music Rocks Foundation, The Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (commonly known as The Grammy’s), and Tyler Perry Studios.
A few of her business accomplishments include earning 7 prestigious distinctions and awards in low-income housing development with affordable housing agency SUMMECH CDC, working with Grammy Award nominated artists, with two records earning recognition on Billboard’s Top 40 and Top 100 lists, working on the film For Colored Girls, on television productions Meet the Browns and House of Payne, all produced by Tyler Perry Studios.
<span style="font-size: 16px;">Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Certificate, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA</span></p>
<span style="font-size: 16px;">Georgia Center for Non-profits Non-profit-U participant</span></p>
<span style="font-size: 16px;">Certified Volunteer Literacy Teacher (LVA & Laubach Method)</span></p>