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Message from the Chair

It is with extreme honor, pride and humility that I serve as the 12th Chair and CEO of the NBMOA. This organization has been led by remarkably successful and talented men and women. Welcome to our NBMOA Website and we hope that you will take the time to browse, get a better understanding of our organization, and find information that you need.

Our organization was founded over 40 years ago as a “Self Help” organization that would assist African American Owner Operators in surviving and flourishing in the McDonald’s system. We have continued to grow as an organization, keeping focus on our constituents and also working with the leadership of McDonald’s Corporation to continue to build brand McDonald’s. Additionally, we advocate for our African American suppliers and African American employees.

Our theme for 2013 is “Strong in it Together, Sharing the Dream”.  As we continue through the second decade of the 21st century, our organization will face unprecedented challenges. I am confident we will meet these business challenges because we are talented and we are unified. Our organization will continue to support our membership. The old African American says, “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”.

By staying together, we will realize the dream that our forefathers’ envisioned: an organization of successful African American entrepreneurs, who did not forget their humble beginnings.

Thank you for visiting the website.

Pomoja Tuta Shinda (Swahili for Together We Can Win)

Sincerely,
Roland G. Parrish
Chair and CEO