12th Anniversary Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony
November 10, 2016
6:00 PM


This year the theme is “Trailblazing Leadership”

Keynote Speaker Devoyd Jennings

President and CEO of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce



Devoyd Jennings, a native of Fort Worth, grew up supporting the gold and blue at I.M. Terrell High School, graduating in 1966. He studied at Tarrant County College and graduated Jennings Texas Wesleyan University in 1971 with a degree in marketing. In 1973, Jennings began a 27-year career with TXU/ONCOR management and as a lobbyist/community affairs specialist. Jennings has been president and CEO of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce since 2001.


Founded in 1979, the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber embraced the concept of paving a new economic and business landscape in Fort Worth and Tarrant County in which African American owned businesses would be an integral and vital component. More than 25 years later the FWMBCC continues to champion the cause of African American businesses and entrepreneurs working to get their piece of the economic pie.