Shawn Rochester

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Shawn Rochester is MEOA’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining the company, he was chief executive officer of Good Steward LLC and PHD Enterprises,

Robin Watkins

Ms. Robin Watkins is a highly regarded financial and operations accountant with more than two decades of public and private sector experience.

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary


Ronald Busby


Mr. Busby is the President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) and is a member of MEOA’s Audit and Compensation Committees.

Patrick Linehan

Mr. Linehan is a Partner at the internationally recognized law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Chairs MEOA's Audit Committee, and a member of the Compensation Committee.


Dr. Julianne Malveaux Ph.D.


Dr. Malveaux is the Dean of College Ethnic Studies at Cal State Los Angeles and Chairs MEOA’s Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.