Chairman, president, and Chief Executive Officer of Metro Bank, Louisville, Kentucky, Pedro Bryant will deliver the keynote address March 19 at the 22nd Eleven Black Men of Liberty County Banquet.
The banquet which draws civic leaders, educators, fellow mentoring groups and community supporters, will begin with a reception at 6:15-6:45pm followed by a dinner at Fort Stewart’s Club Ballroom, 1020 Hero Rd, Bldg. 405, Fort Stewart, GA.
Bryant, a Hinesville native and first president of the Eleven Black Men, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. He is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. He is also a 2004 graduate of Leadership Louisville.
It’s a wonderful feeling to know that the commitment made 25 years ago in Liberty County remains strong with the men who now carry the torch,” said Bryant. “Every child needs to know that they are loved and supported.”
The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County, Inc. was formed in 1991 as a mentoring organization that advocates spiritual, education and social development of young men. This volunteer based organization of men from the community has impacted the lives of approximately 100 young men, whom are college graduates, college students, servicemen in the U.S. Armed Forces or gainfully employed. Presently, the enrollment is 9 young men who are either middle or high school students.
My father was in the military which required him to be absent at various times throughout my life,” said Technical Sergeant Ron C. Cobb, Communications Security Instructor Supervisor, USAF and member of the first group of young men selected in the program. “The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County did an awesome job of filling in the fatherhood gap when it was needed. I am forever thankful for all the organization has done for me. It has helped to make me who I am.”
The selected theme for this year’s banquet is There is Liberty in Literacy: Expand Your Mind Expand Your Life. “It highlights the organization’s focus on the necessity of literacy in the development of productive citizens in a rapidly changing society,” said Mitchell Boston, President of the Eleven Black Men. “We support the Real Men Read initiative and other similar efforts that are a part of the curriculum of the Liberty County School System.”
Tickets are $40 each. Semi-formal dress is required. Sponsorships opportunities are also available. For ticket and sponsorship information please call Mitchell Boston at (912) 977-6841, any member of the organization or visit The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County, Inc. on Face Book. Tickets may also be purchased at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, 425 W. Oglethorpe Hwy, Hinesville, GA.