A graduate of Oberlin College and Case-Western Reserve University’s School of Law, Everett is a member of the State Bar of Ohio and the State Bar of California. Everett has extensive legal experience in commercial, corporate and real estate transactions, and has consistently demonstrated an effectiveness at handling complex projects and responding to client needs under time constraints. Everett is an accomplished negotiator with a record of developing creative solutions to complex business and legal problems. Before establishing the Institute, Everett was a principal of Entertainment & Sports Plus (“ESP”), a Southern California based athlete management firm that represented professional athletes, entertainers, entertainment companies and related talent in contract negotiations and provided advice and counsel on financial, personal development and marketing matters. For over 20 years, Everett was a NFL and NBA certified contract advisor, whose clients included 13 first round draft picks in the NBA and NFL and 3 inductees into the NFL Hall of Fame. Everett was the first Black attorney/agent to represent multiple 1st round draft picks in the same NFL draft (twice); 1st round draft picks in both the NBA and the NFL in the same year (twice); 1st round draft picks in 5 straight NFL drafts; and 1st round wide receivers in 4 straight NFL drafts
Former college athlete. Vice President of Officiating, Pac-12 Conference. Former VP of Officiating, National Football League; Director-Human Resources North America, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics; General Manager, Corporate Diversity, U.S. Steel; Vice President, Ranpak; Lieutenant Colonel – Adjutant General’s Corps, U.S. Army. Board Member, Murtis Taylor Human Services Center. B.S. Engineering, U.S. Military at West Point; M.S. Operational Research, Weatherhead School of Management at Case-Western Reserve University.
Former college athlete. Regent Professor, College of Law, Florida A&M University. President Emeritus, Tennessee State University and Florida A&M University. CEO (2001-03), National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Physical Chemistry, Florida A&M University; Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.
Former college athlete. Bardo Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Human Services, Education Leadership, Western Carolina University. Professor at SUNY-Buffalo and LSU. Provost at Medgar Evers College-CUNY and Fisk University. Chancellor at Southern University and President at Fort Valley State University. Publications include the Handbook on Urban Education (with H. Richard Milner), the Encyclopedia of African American Education and Going to School: The African American Experience. Editor (19 years) of Urban Education Journal, for 19 years. Member editorial boards of the Journal of Negro Education and Educational Researcher. Member, AERA Journals Publication Committee. B.A., Economics, Oberlin College; M.Ed., Elementary Education Curriculum and instruction (Cleveland State University), MA, Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford, Ph.D., Educational Administration and Analysis, Stanford
Former college athlete. Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Saxiom Advisors, a management consulting firm providing unique, one-off strategy and analytics solutions developed collaboratively and built on industry leading practices that move away from “template” solutions and towards structure problem solving, data driven decision making and operational excellence. Former Associate, Booz Allen. B.A. Economics, Oberlin College; MBA, The Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College; Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP), Executive Education Program, The McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Member, Board of Trustees, Sheridan School.