empowering people to become self-reliant


jerry romansJerry L. Romans, Jr.

Board Chair

Vice President – Reynolds American Services Company

Romans joined Brown & Williamson Corporation (B&W) in 1985 as a junior lab assistant on the research and development staff.  During his career, Romans has held various management positions in information technology, project management, integrated business management and strategy & planning in the engineering, information technology, research & development, human resources and finance functions of R.J. Reynolds and its predecessor companies.  (In 2004, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and the U.S. operations of B&W were combined.)

A native of Louisville, Ky., Romans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information science and data processing from the University of Louisville, Speed Scientific School.

David ClaytonDavid Clayton

Vice Board Chair


2015 – 2016 Board Members


Board Members

Top row from left to right: Fred Bazemore, Howard Brown, Jerry Romans, Michael Harris, Phillip T. Carter, Chester David, Brian Burley, David Clayton, Rebecca Bender
Bottom row from left to right: Amatullah Saleem, Chenita Johnson, Minnie Ervin, Naomi S. Blackmon, LaMonica Sloan, Twana W. Roebuck
Not pictured: Toni Grace, Dr. Frank James, Andrea M. Jenkins, Adam Neigberg, Mary Ford, Jose Perez, Jr., Laura Leigh Oyler, David Myers