Shawn K. Tollerson
CEO of Carolina Girl and Company
Served as CEO and Chief Marketer at L'Oréal, Revlon, and Namaste Labs (ORS)
Shawn is the former CEO and Chief Marketer for leading multicultural global beauty powerhouses like L'Oréal (SoftSheen/Carson), Revlon (Creme of Nature), and Namaste Labs (ORS), where she drove brand growth, product innovation, and marketing strategy. Today, she loves helping others bring their brand vision to life as the CEO of Carolina Girl & Company, a brand-building and marketing consulting group that works with businesses of all sizes, from "just starting out" to multi-million dollar product portfolios on product/packaging creation, brand storytelling, navigating their new product launch journey and marketing planning. Shawn is an award-winning business executive and strategic marketer recognized as an Ebony Magazine Power 100 Honoree and a Vanguard Beauty Award recipient.
Intellectual Property Attorney
CEO of IPLAW101 Firm
Specializes in trademarks, copyrights, and licensing issues
Attorney Latoicha Andino-Aquino is an expert in Intellectual Property law, specializing in trademarks, copyrights, and licensing issues. She has represented universities, professional athletes, and small businesses in protecting and defending their intellectual property. Her expertise led her to become a Legal Contributor for CNBC.com, Black Enterprise, and Black Web 2.0 where she provided weekly articles addressing various legal issues in New Media and the Internet. She has been featured in the Atlanta Tribune Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as the 2006 and 2007 Editions of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.
Video Marketing Consultant
CEO of Sentinel Media
Produces video content for $MM entities within the media and beauty industries
Dior Metcalf works with clients of all sizes. He develops, manages, and executes multiple aspects of the video production process, including pre-production, filming, post-production, and marketing. He is passionate about developing new projects, from early-stage concepts through successful completion. He has had success working with multi-million dollar entities within the media, beauty, and arts industries, including The City of Atlanta, Georgia Public Television, and Celebrity Hair Stylist Derek J.
Salon Business Coach
CEO of Beauty Super Stars
An accomplished BEauty Industry Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Trainer
Miki Wright went from struggling Stylist to booked solid in months, not years, and then went on to own a successful salon where she trained her stylists to duplicate her success. Salon Today Magazine selected her former Salon and Day Spa as one of the “200 Fastest Growing Salons in the Country” for three (3) consecutive years!
Cosmetic Manufacturing Consultant
CEO of Haven Research Center
Worked with McBride Laboratories, Carson Products, M&M Products, & more
Margaret Haven assists beauty brands with Quality Control, Operating Procedures, Equipment Procurement, Warehouse Management, and Production Line Layout. She works with everyone from indie beauty brands up to large-scale manufacturers. She has worked with McBride Laboratories, Carson Products, M&M Products, House of Cheatham, Jamaican Mango & Lime, and makers of handcrafted products like Urbanbella Brands.
Corey D. Jenkins Sr.
Business Finance Expert
CEO of Max Tax Income Tax
Worked with The MONY Group, New York Life, The Enterprise Group and more
Corey D. Jenkins Sr. has distinguished himself as a caring, hard-working, fun-loving team player who believes helping others is the true path to success and prosperity as a financial professional. Corey has constantly given his time and energy to assist numerous novice and expert entrepreneurs in developing their businesses. Major financial companies Corey has worked for include The MONY Group, New York Life, The Enterprise Group, MONY Securities, and NYLIFE Securities.
ANHC PRO Founder
CEO of Truesdale & Associates
Works with start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs in the beauty industry
Elaine Truesdale has been improving the effectiveness and efficiency of projects and companies for over 20 years. She helps beauty professionals and businesses increase their profits, streamline their operations, and improve their quality of work. She is passionate about creating systems that turn creative ideas into real-life products and services. She works with salons, cosmetic product developers, consumer goods brands, e-commerce platforms, and tech startups within the beauty industry. She has had the pleasure of working on projects for breakout and legacy companies within the beauty industry, including Design Essentials, Bronner Brothers, Sundial Brands, M&M Products, House of Cheatham, MIZANI, Carol's Daughter, and more.