Travis Smith is a proud graduate of the Lafayette High School class of 2008. He later attended Alabama State University on a full academic scholarship. In 2011, Smith founded Unite Inc. at Alabama State University to improve freshmen male retention rates. In 2012, Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and went on to study at Life University in Marietta, GA. He was awarded a Masters of Science degree in Sport Health Science. In 2014, he accepted his calling and returned home to become an educator at Lafayette High School. Mr. Smith is actively engaged with the community of Lafayette, AL; and as a result, he started a second chapter of Unite Inc. for high school juniors and seniors. Dr. Smith attended Clemson University where he earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in Higher Education. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. His ultimate goal is to become president of a Historically Black College and University.
Maya A. McKenzie graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Alabama State University in 2013. Since working on her first political campaign at an early age in her hometown of Sylacauga, Alabama, she has been actively involved in voter registration and education efforts. After graduating, she worked as Legal Fellow at Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP in Los Angeles, California and as a legal assistant for the production of an independent documentary on Nigeria. McKenzie earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a Student Attorney for the Georgetown Law Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic and Academic Chair of the Georgetown Black Law Students Association. She is currently an associate at Paul Hastings, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and a member of the FinTech and Payments Group. She is an advocate for HBCUs, enjoys college football, and gives back to the community by mentoring youth and prospective law students.
Roy Saulsberry is a skilled accounting professional. Saulsberry’s background includes over five years of accounting experience in both the public and private sector. Currently, Saulsberry work as an accountant for the Hamilton County (TN) Health Department. Prior to joining Hamilton County Health Department, Saulsberry attended Alabama State University where he obtained both a Bachelor of Science in December 2012 and Master's Degree in accounting December 2013. His ultimate goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant.
Barry Davis graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Alabama State University in 2015. After graduating, he joined the United Technologies (UTC) Financial Leadership Program where he traveled to Arkansas, Minnesota, The United Kingdom, and Connecticut. Upon completion of the program, he moved to Phoenix, AZ, to work in financial planning for the Evacuation Systems business of UTC. In 2019, he became the President of the UTC African American Forum of Phoenix. Currently, he is a Treasury Specialist in Farmington, CT. He enjoys golf, football, economics, and mentoring.