Michele Clark JenkinsSenior Director, Consulting Group, Project Manager @ Griffin & Strong P.C.
- 14 years of Disparity Study Project Management
- 40+ Disparity Studies, 4 goal- settings for Georgia DOT, 3 goal-settings for Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Expertise in post-study guidance
- B.A. in Anthropology, Princeton University
- J.D. NY Law School
- Certification in Negotiations from Harvard University; PMP Certified Project Manager; and Certified Contract Compliance Administrator.
Trinity WilliamsDeputy Project Manager @ Griffin & Strong P.C.
- Background in Research and Public Policy
- B.S. in Political Science; minor in English from Presbyterian College
- M.P.A. Candidate in Public Policy at The University of Georgia
- Currently serving as Deputy Project Manager on Aurora, CO., Clarke County Schools, GA, and Metro Nashville, TN disparity studies, as well as on Kansas City Threshold
Rose NyaondoData Analyst @ Griffin & Strong P.C.
- Experience in both public and private data spaces.
- She has used the data findings to write and publish both journal and white paper articles in New England and Kenya on public policy issues.
- PhD, Public Policy Analysis, University of Massachusetts, Boston
- MSc, Public Policy Analysis, University of Massachusetts, Boston
- MA, International Relations, United States International University, Nairobi
- BA, Education, Kenyatta University, Nairobi
Dr. J. Vincent EaganPrincipal Investigator @ Griffin & Strong P.C.
- Foremost national expert is disparity research
- Served on over 120 disparity studies since 1993
- Over 120 disparity studies
- Successful expert witness in 6 cases
- Member of Bloomberg Business Week Academic Advisory Panel on law for 12 years
- J.D. from Harvard University; and Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University
Dr. Gregory PriceSr. Economist @ Griffin & Strong P.C.
- Skilled Econometrician and Applied Theorist, Experienced in Economic Forensics
- 20 Disparity Studies
- 25 years of economic analysis of discrimination and disparity of employment, private sector contracting, lending and public contracting
- Former president National Economics Association
- PhD. in Economics from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin
George White JrAnecdotal Analyst @ Griffin & Strong P.C.
George White, Jr. is both a lawyer and historian who hails from Knoxville, Tennessee. Currently, he is a Professor of History at York College, CUNY, where he also serves as the Interim Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987 and his Ph.D. in History from Temple University in 2001. White has published his scholarly work in the fields of African American history and American diplomatic history, including his first book in 2005, Holding the Line: Race, Racism, and American Foreign Policy Toward Africa, 1953-1961. At present, he is working on a book with colleague (and former student) Dr. LeTrice Donaldson about Black Chaplains in the United States Army. He also has published scholarly articles in venues like The Journal of Negro Education, FIRE!!!: the Mulitmedia Journal of Black Studies, and the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. His most recent scholarly article, “Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos: ‘911 is a Joke’ and Its Multiple Messages of Resistance,” was recently published in the Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric. White has delivered papers on a wide range of scholarly topics before audiences at the American Historical Association (“AHA”), the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (“SHAFR”), and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (“ASALH”), among others. White also has chaired sessions at SHAFR and ASALH conferences.
As a public intellectual, White has extensive experience with research and/or public speaking. He works as a public policy consultant with Griffin & Strong PC, an Atlanta-based law firm that specializes in creating and refining public contracting programs for women- and minority-owned business enterprises (W/MBEs). Currently, he writes Pop Culture blogs for “The Blerdy Report” at www.blerdyreport.com. In addition, White has spoken at events sponsored by labor unions, student groups, and non-profit organizations on topics both historical and contemporary. White is married to Professor Deseriee Kennedy, Professor of Law at Touro Law Center, and together they are the parents of three children.Read Bio
David Maher, Esq.Legal & Policy Analyst @ Griffin & Strong P.C.
- Litigation specialist with over 20 Years of experience in corporate defense, litigation support, civil appeals and general counsel
- Georgia Top Rated Lawyer in Appellate Law and in Labor and Employment Law
- Served as Federal Law Clerk in 11th Circuit Court of Appeals responsible for research and drafting opinions in areas of employment, civil rights, and immigration
- B.S.W. from University of Wisconsin; JD from Florida State University
Rodney K. StrongProject Executive @ Griffin & Strong P.C.
- Recognized as national expert in Disparity Research, Supplier Diversity, and Remedial Program Development and Implementation
- Former Director of Contract Compliance for the City of Atlanta, GA
- Project Manager for the first major post-Croson disparity study
- Principal architect of the City of Atlanta’s EBO Program, which became the national model for post-Croson MBE programs
Testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Susan JohnsonDirector of Project Administration @ Griffin & Strong P.C.
- More than 30 Disparity Studies as Contractor Administrator or Deputy Project Manager.
- Former Director of Human Resources for Concessions International
- Contract Compliance Administrator for the City of Atlanta Office of Contract Compliance
- B.A. Political Science, Spelman College; M.S Urban Government and Administration and an M.A. in Human Resource Management, Georgia State University
Dr. Ajisafe AdajanSurvey of Business Owners @ Creative Research Solutions
- Core competencies of the firm include survey development, qualitative data analysis, focus groups, and interviews
- Recipients of the 2015 Business of the Year, Community Workforce Award, DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce
- Clients include Annie E. Casey Foundation, United Nations Foundation, and University System of Georgia
- Conducted surveys on over 13 disparity studies
Angel McKinley-PageManager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office @ City of Aurora