Executive Board

Davidson Kwame Zigah, MBA is the president of the Ghanaian Professionals of North America.

Davidson is an achievement-oriented business professional and a real estate agent. He completed his M.B.A in business management at Robert Morris University. He has experience with business management, sustainable living, building customer relations and change management. He is passionate about the effective and efficient use of resources. He also loves to bring people together and help others.

He constantly seeks new ways to improve lives, communities and the economy. His personal mantra is that learning new things is the key to personal development and the organization’s overall productivity.

DAVID’S CORE COMPETENCIES

Leadership – Result Oriented – Management – Planning and Organization – Learner

LEADERSHIP / WORKING EXPERIENCE

  • Real Estate Agent, Kale Realty. Chicago IL-USA

  • President and founder of GreenSafe Reality and consult, USA

  • Treasurer; Youth Organizer, Ewe Association – Chicago Metropolitan

  • Vice President, Tua Sigma Honoring Society. Robert Morris University Chicago-past
  • Member, PMI (Project Management Institute), and Member PMI Chicago

    Victoria Timpo is the Vice President of the Ghanaian Professionals of North America.

    Victoria has a background in visual art and has worked on a range of notable projects and with a variety of organizations in Baltimore, Ghana, and Chicago. She worked with youth as a program manager for the Refugee Youth Project in Baltimore and co-created the collaborative art initiative and public project, Water for People, in Ghana. She holds a BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently works as the Coordinator of Studio Programs and Special Project at Marwen.

    As the Vice President, she is responsible and coordinates the activities of all committees set up by the general assembly. In addition, she assists and works with the financial teams.

    Musah Trawill is the Public Relations Officer of the Ghanaian Professionals of North America.

    Musah, well known as, Mr. Candy Ghana, is a multiple awards winner and Entrepreneur with over 6 years experience in Business Marketing. He is the President and Founder of Sweetmother Ghana & Beyond Limited, an upscale confectionery business. He is also the First Ghanaian to conceptualize and propose Candy Studies on Creative Art to the Ghana Education Service. His background in Economics and Project Management has allowed him to bring economic solutions to different opportunities and challenges in the areas of sales, marketing, branding, and technology.

    As the Public Relations Officer, he plans, develops, and implements public relations strategies for GPNA. Musah also prepares and supervises the production of publicity brochures, handouts, targeted mail, promotional videos, and photographs.

    Benedictius Akorlie supports sub-Saharan African societies within Chicago, South Dakota, and Phoenix, specializing in African War and reconciliation.

    As the Assistant Public Relations Officer, he assists the Public Relations Officer in all responsibilities and duties. He also conducts research and contributes to the development of publicity for successful GPNA programming.

    Sera Aboagye is the Financial Secretary for the Ghanaian Professionals of North America.

    She works as the Financial Advisor for Prudential Financial. From education and retirement funding to helping in securing a financial future, she works with a team to design a strategy that can help achieve personal financial goals.

    As the Financial Secretary for GPNA, she is the accountant and economic adviser to the organization. She prepares the Annual Financial Report and the program budget. She also signs all vouchers and keeps members informed of their financial obligations to the organization.

    Nana-Yaa-Ledzi-Ampofo

    Nana Yaa Ledzi Ampofo is the Program Coordinator for the Ghanaian Professionals of North America.

    She is a multimedia broadcaster that has grown up as a part of the Ghanaian community in Chicago her entire life. As a youth, she performed Ghanaian cultural dances and has already been active in the community for more than 20 years. Serving on the executive board for GPNA allows her to continue working towards her goals of culture retention and youth development within the Ghanaian community. Yaa Ledzi also serves on the executive board of the Ghana National Council (G.N.C.) as the Publicity Secretary.

    As the Program Coordinator, she plans and creates events and programs that will influence and guide Ghanaian youth and fellow professionals in the right direction while also keeping our Ghanaian roots in the forefront. She is also responsible for publicity of all activities of the GPNA and public relations affairs.

    Juby Fiadzigbe is the Treasurer of the Ghanaian Professionals of North America.

    He loves traveling and culture. As the Treasurer, he is responsible for collecting dues agreed by the general assembly. He receives all other dues, grants, and funding for the organization. In addition, he collects membership registration and manages the current operating cost for GPNA.

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