Donna Ennis is responsible for the strategic direction, marketing, outreach and operations of the Center. Ennis provides assistance to clients in strategic, business and market planning, private and public procurement, finance, operations and business process improvement. Under her leadership, The Center has helped MBEs generate over $600 million in contracts and finance and create/retain more than 3,600 jobs. The Center was ranked five in the 2013 MBDA Century Club List of Top Performing Centers by the U.S. Department of Commerce, received the 2010 Special Recognition Award from the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2006 Institution Award by the Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance, and awarded Outstanding MBDA Performing Center since 2005.
Since 2010 Ennis was named, for three consecutive years, in the Top 100 Black Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League and is an awardee of the 2011 Georgia Tech Women Out Front program. She is on the Board of Trustees of Atlanta Unity Church and the Board of Directors for the National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud. Ennis graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Georgia State University.
Clovice Vaughn brings over 16 years of exceptional leadership in the profession of supplier diversity and small business development, and over 25 years of corporate experience. He has been directly responsible and credited for the success and growth of several small businesses throughout the United States, and continues to advocate for small and diverse-owned businesses.
A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Vaughn was most recently National Director of Cygnus Professionals, Inc., a global IT consulting and software solution provider leading business and IT transformations He also served as Director of Corporate Services and Business Development for the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC), a not-for-profit organization that fosters value-driven partnerships between corporate entities, minority business enterprises (MBEs), and government entities.
Prior to his work at GMSDC, Vaughn served in various leadership positions with Perfecting Technology, LLC and retired from Verizon where he was responsible for managing supplier diversity corporate-wide across business units and throughout the Southeast. He has an Associate’s degree from ITT Technical Institute in Computer Network Systems and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a minor in communications from Alameda University.
Rolanda Powell has recently joined EI2 MBDA Business Center-Atlanta as a Marketing Specialist.
Prior to coming to EI2, Rolanda worked with the local government in Grand Rapids, Michigan and as a Social Media Marketing Coordinator managing large scale social media accounts (averaging over 5 Million + followers) including initiatives with Breast Cancer Awareness and Animal Rescue. Rolanda holds an MBA with a marketing background that is extensive and ever evolving in the radio, internet and television advertising arena.
Her in-depth knowledge of multi-media marketing and videography awarded her the opportunity to work on Emmy Award winning shows and with government officials. When she’s not working on marketing strategies, you can find her biking on the trails across the Georgia Mountains.