The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the growth and development of our member partners and those businesses that wish to partner with them. Our goal is to facilitate the economic empowerment of black-owned businesses in Northern Virginia and the success and development of the region.
Through our initiatives, the Chamber provides leadership, strategic information and technical assistance. We serve Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Loudoun County and Prince William County, as well as the other municipalities within the region.
The Chamber is dedicated to maximizing the return on your investment by promoting opportunities to build your networks, to obtain practical entrepreneurial education, and to gain the tools necessary to develop and advance your bushiness in a collegial atmosphere.
Corey Holeman has 20 years of business management, entrepreneurial and executive experience in a variety of fields, including Financial Management, Food Service, Management Consulting, and Event Planning. Corey’s early career in the investment industry culminated with him serving as the Portfolio Manager of 5 funds at The Vanguard Group, totaling over $5 billion in assets. Corey’s financial expertise led him to a position of CFO for a management company which owned and operated 25 restaurants. Corey & his wife Courtney later branched out on their own and grew from 1 to 6 restaurants over 5 year period. In 2008, Corey helped lead the turnaround of National Conferencing, a federal contracting firm which was ranked #2 on the Inc 500’s list of the fastest growing companies in 2013. As a small angel investor, Corey continues to feed his entrepreneurial passion by consulting and investing in business across several fields, including health care, technology, and food distribution companies. Corey is committed to the growth of small minority owned businesses through operational excellence and financial prudence.
Mr. Holeman received his Bachelors Degree in Finance from James Madison University, and holds an MBA from Penn State University. Corey has received numerous awards and recognitions for leadership positions and performance excellence throughout his career. He is a proud member of First Mount Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Holeman remains very active in other community and professional leadership roles including the following:
· Vice President of the Virginia Black McDonalds Operators Association
· Board Member and Investment Committee Chair for the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund (501c3 for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity)
· Board Member of the McDonalds Richmond, VA Marketing Cooperative
· Thesauristes (Treasurer) of the Epsilon Sigma Boulé
· Prince William County Safe Schools Advisory Council Member
Corey participates in athletic pursuits including triathlons, marathons, and other active sports. He is at his best when spending time with his wife and fellow business partner Courtney, and his kids Jordan & Jalen.
Edward Williams is an independent financial advisor and founder of DEW Financial Management Group, Inc.
Edward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Edward holds the Series 7, 9, 10, 31, 63 & 65 licenses and registrations through LPL Financial, Insurance Life & Annuity licenses. Edward has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry with Salomon Smith Barney, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Before coming to the financial services industry Edward had a successful career as a software engineer and a Jackson Hewitt Tax Service franchisee.
Edward is a member of the National Association of Securities Professional (NASP), the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), and the Financial Services Institute (FSI). He is the current immediate past Chairman of the South Carolina State University Foundation Board, a director of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, and affiliated with Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and is past President of the Association of African American Advisors (Quad-A).
He enjoys reading mystery and suspense books and movies, and being active with community organizations. He also enjoys golf, tennis and other team sports. He and his wife Deborah enjoy their grandchildren and they currently reside in Fairfax, Virginia.
Ashley brings over ten years of financial, strategic, and operational experience in the business, local government, and non-profit sectors.
Currently, Ashley also owns the Roseboro Holdings, which consist of the Roseboro Group, a business consulting firm, that builds on an organizations core principles by working with clients to develop and execute a business model, On the Square Real Estate, a commercial and residential real estate firm, and Roseboro Foundation, a 501(c)(3), that helps underprivileged minorities find access to educational resources that will help them succeed in life.
He has served as Director of Operations for the Bonner Group, a Washington, D.C.- based non-profit fundraising firm and Director of Operations for the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA), where he managed the financial and operational functions of the organization. While at the DPVA, he trained individuals on best practices for campaign finance, implemented strategies that allowed the organization to streamline the operational procedures, and successfully manage the finances of the organization.
Ashley earned his High School degree with a concentration in Vocal Performance from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Greensboro College in Political Science, Sociology, and Vocal Performance and a master’s degree from Boston University in Criminal Justice. Ashley has performed throughout the United States in such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Ashley is currently working on his MBA at the College of William and Mary in their Executive MBA program.
Ashley is currently the President of the Greensboro College Alumni Association, a Member of the Greensboro College Board of Trustees, a member of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees, and the Executive Director and Board Member of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce.
Ashley grew up in North Carolina and now resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with his wife, Ashla, who is working on her Ph.D in Communications from Howard University and son, Alistair.
Adrian Vaughn is a financial advisor who owns his own practice while contracting through McAdam LLC, a prominent financial services company in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Adrian is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®). He has his Life Accident and Health insurance licenses, and is currently FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 66 Registered.
Adrian’s friendly personality, deep technical financial knowledge, and belief in having a strong personal relationship with his clients, has quickly allowed him to build a name for himself in the industry.
On the strength of the unique bond he has had the pleasure to build with his clients, he has consistently been a leader in his firm in new business acquisitions through client referrals (the best way to measure clients’ satisfaction). Through the strength of his referral business, Adrian has been able to quickly provide advice to several high net-worth clients ($1-10M+), clients across the country (from New York to Florida and as far west as Texas), international clients (Germany and Ghana), several professional athletes, and clients in different industries (business owners/executives/employees/and professionals in accounting, finance, marketing, government, Information Technology, medical, film industry, and the military).
Prior to working at McAdam, Adrian was as outstanding student athlete at George Mason University. He graduated near the top of his class with a degree in Finance and was named George Mason University’s “Student Athlete of the Year”. Additional athletic and academic achievements include: Being a School Record Holder, Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Track Performer, Division 1 All American, and Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
On the personal side, Adrian believes strongly in giving back to the community. While in college, he mentored high schoolers on the Special Forces Track Club and found ways to spend his free time on numerous philanthropic endeavors via campus organizations, both fraternal and mentorship based. While working for McAdam, during his personal time, he has continued that work by helping to organize and participate in numerous charity and volunteer events as part of a local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., becoming a member of the IRA Dorsey Scholarship Foundation, and serving on Grace Covenant Church's Campus & Men’s Ministry Teams. Adrian’s long term goal is to build his practice to the point where he can spend his free time doing pro-bono work in the community for families that need the financial assistance, but cannot afford it.
He enjoys sports, movies, travel, fellowship with his church, and spending time with his family and fiancé. Adrian currently resides in Oakton, Virginia.
Other Board Members
- Kevin Williams, Director of Legislative Affairs
- Michelle Jefferson, Member, Board of Directors
- Jason Ellis, Director of Grants
- Danny Offei, Director of Outreach
- Phillip Rich, Director of Membership