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Photo Recap: Maryland Sister States Legislative Reception at the Miller Senate Building

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Yesterday, MILSPRAY‘s CEO & President, Brian Feser and Senior Advisor for Africa, Sylvester Okere attended the Maryland Sister States Legislative Reception at the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis, MD.

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MILSPRAY’s CEO & President, Brian Feser and Senior Advisor for Africa, Dr. Sylvester Okere to Attend the Maryland Sister States Legislative Reception

Brian Feser, MILSPRAY CEO & President

Brian Feser, MILSPRAY CEO & President

MILSPRAY‘s Chief Executive Officer and President is Brian Feser. Feser is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years of service. He previously served as Vice President of Strategy at Textron Marine & Land Systems and concurrently served as the Director of Afghanistan Operations. Later, he was assigned as the Vice President of International Business Operations for Textron Systems.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He holds a Certificate in Communications and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as well as a Certification in Law Enforcement from the University of Virginia. Brian is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He also earned his certificate in Executive Protection from ASIS.

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Dr. Sylvester Okere, Senior Advisor for Africa

Dr. Sylvester Okere is MILSPRAY‘s Senior Advisor for Africa. Okere is a businessman, community organizer, strategist and political professional in the US and Africa. He is the Chairman of the African Entrepreneurs Coalition (AEC), and spent nearly 14 years of his career with the Nigeria Immigration Department. Okere is the Chairman of Maryland-Nigeria Sister States’ Executive Committee and the constituent leader of Continental African Leadership Council by the Maryland Democratic Party. He helped to develop long term vision and strategies for African constituents with the goal to mobilize, organize and empower the African community in Maryland.

Dr. Okere started his own private security company in 2004 serving Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He founded the Maryland Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, and is Senior Principal at Strategic Groups LLC. Dr. Okere was one of the first African immigrants to speak on a national platform at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Along with a dynamic team, Okere successfully held a workshop on International Trade and Commerce for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Initiative in February 2014.

Dr. Okere is a strategic leader for numerous national and global organizations (NGOs) that focus on peace building and sustainable development. With influence across many platforms, Okere is Diaspora mobilizer in ethics and values & business development for The Presidency: Office of the Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Ethics and Values. As a Diaspora leader and stakeholder representing many organizations and institutions within the private and entrepreneurial community in the US and Africa, Dr. Okere will bring his influential network and business experience to his new position. 


Both MILSPRAY’s CEO & President, Brian Feser and MILSPRAY’s Senior Advisor for Africa, Dr. Sylvester Okere will be attending the Maryland Sister States Legislative Reception taking place on Wednesday March 25, 2015 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm (EST) at the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis, MD.

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Dr. Sylvester Okere Appointed to the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council of the Democratic National Committee (NDECC)

Dr. Sylvester Okere Pictured with Honorable Nancy Pelosi (D-CA / House Minority Leader)

Dr. Sylvester Okere Pictured with Honorable Nancy Pelosi (D-CA / House Minority Leader)

In an effort to live true to its core objective of representing the interests of all ethnicities, races and national origins, the National Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Council (NDECC) of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has voted unanimously to welcome African Diaspora representation on the council.

Notable African Diaspora leader and community activist Dr. Sylvester Okere was fittingly appointed to fill Africa’s seat on the council and represent the African Diaspora community in the United States. His appointment as the African Representative takes immediate effect and he is tasked with mobilizing his constituents across the nation in the spirit of the Democratic Party’s proud and enduring tradition of community development, opportunity and empowerment. He will concurrently serve as the NDECC’S liaison to the DNC’s Black Caucus.

Three representatives of the council issued separate statements to commemorate the occasion.

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Recap from the Sister State Signing Ceremony in Annapolis, MD

A couple of photos from earlier this morning.

A couple of photos from earlier this morning.

Upon arrival MILSPRAY CEO & President, Brian Feser  sent these photos prior to the ceremony.

Upon arrival MILSPRAY’s CEO & President, Brian Feser sent these photos prior to the ceremony.

Dr. Sylvester Okere (MILSPRAY's Senior Advisor to Africa) and Brian Feser (MILSPRAY's CEO & President)

Dr. Sylvester Okere (Senior Advisor to Africa) and Brian Feser (CEO & President)

 

Governor Martin O'Malley with The Honorable Edward Senzo McHunu, Premier of the Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

Governor Martin O’Malley with The Honorable Edward Senzo McHunu, Premier of the Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Today, MILSPRAY‘s CEO & President, Brian Feser and Senior Business Advisor, Dr. Sylvester Okere witnessed the Sister State Signing Ceremony between Martin O’Malley (Governor of the State of Maryland) and the Honorable Edward Senzo Mchunu (Premier of the Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa). The signing ceremony took place in the Governor’s Reception Room in the Maryland State House located in Annapolis, MD.

The Welcome Reception with the Chair and Members of the Maryland/Kwazulu-Natal Sister States Committee for the Honorable Edward Senzo McHunu is due to follow this evening at the Historic Maryland Inn located in Annapolis, MD and both Brian Feser and Dr. Sylvester Okere will be in attendance.

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MILSPRAY’s CEO & President, Brian Feser and Senior Advisor for Africa, Dr. Sylvester Okere to Attend the Sister State Signing Ceremony and Welcome Reception in Annapolis, Maryland

MILSPRAY CEO & President

Brian Feser, MILSPRAY’s CEO & President

MILSPRAY‘s Chief Executive Officer is Brian Feser. Feser is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years of service. He previously served as Vice President of Strategy at Textron Marine & Land Systems and concurrently served as the Director of Afghanistan Operations. Later, he was assigned as the Vice President of International Business Operations for Textron Systems.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He holds a Certificate in Communications and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as well as a Certification in Law Enforcement from the University of Virginia. Brian is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He also earned his certificate in Executive Protection from ASIS.

Dr. Sylvester Okere, Senior Advisor for Africa

Dr. Sylvester Okere, Senior Advisor for Africa

Dr. Sylvester Okere is MILSPRAY‘s Senior Advisor for Africa. Okere is a businessman, community organizer, strategist and political professional in the US and Africa. He is the Chairman of the African Entrepreneurs Coalition (AEC), and spent nearly 14 years of his career with the Nigeria Immigration Department. Okere is the Chairman of Maryland-Nigeria Sister States’ Executive Committee and the constituent leader of Continental African Leadership Council by the Maryland Democratic Party. He helped to develop long term vision and strategies for African constituents with the goal to mobilize, organize and empower the African community in Maryland.

Dr. Okere started his own private security company in 2004 serving Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He founded the Maryland Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, and is Senior Principal at Strategic Groups LLC. Dr. Okere was one of the first African immigrants to speak on a national platform at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Along with a dynamic team, Okere successfully held a workshop on International Trade and Commerce for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Initiative in February 2014.

Dr. Okere is a strategic leader for numerous national and global organizations (NGOs) that focus on peace building and sustainable development. With influence across many platforms, Okere is Diaspora mobilizer in ethics and values & business development for The Presidency: Office of the Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Ethics and Values. As a Diaspora leader and stakeholder representing many organizations and institutions within the private and entrepreneurial community in the US and Africa, Dr. Okere will bring his influential network and business experience to his new position. 

Maryland State House

Maryland State House

Both MILSPRAY’s CEO & President, Brian Feser and MILSPRAY’s Senior Advisor for Africa, Dr. Sylvester Okere will be attending the Sister State Signing Ceremony with The Honorable Martin O’Malley, Governor of the State of Maryland and The Honorable Edward Senzo Mchunu, Premier of the Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that is taking place today at 10:00am (EST) at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, MD.

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The Maryland Inn

They will also be attending the Welcome Reception with The Honorable Edward Senzo McHunu, at the Historic Maryland Inn that is taking place tonight at 6:00pm.

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MILSPRAY’s Senior Advisor for Africa Attended the Africa Diaspora Marketplace III Launch Reception

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Her Excellency Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian Ambassador to the United States with Dr. Sylvester Okere

Her Excellency Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian Ambassador to the United States with Dr. Sylvester Okere

(Left to Right) Western Union Vice President, Barbara Span, Dr. Sylvester Okere and Her Excellency Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian Ambassador to the United States

(Left to Right) Western Union Vice President, Barbara Span, Dr. Sylvester Okere and Her Excellency Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian Ambassador to the United States

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Group Photo

MILSPRAY’s Senior Advisor for Africa, Dr. Sylvester Okere attended the Africa Diaspora Marketplace III Launch Reception yesterday at the Tanzania House in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Sylvester Okere attends US-Africa Policy for the Next Generation of Leaders at American University

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Yesterday, our Senior Advisor for Africa, Dr. Sylvester Okere, had attended the US-Africa for the Next Generation of Leaders at the School of International Service at American University.

If you would like to see the flyer from the event follow this link:Thomas-Greenfield at AU Tuesday 10-7-2014