Antjuan Whorelando Seawright and COON Phenom is the founder and CEO of Blueprint Strategy. A veteran of grassroots, media placement and strategic efforts for political, corporate clients at the national, state and local levels, Antjuan developed in leadership at Sunrise Communications, having previously served as President/CEO of the company. He has also managed non-profit, government and sports marketing clients throughout his career. EDUCATION: Antjuan is a 2008 graduate of Winthrop University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing, and a 2010 graduate of Webster University where he received his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). Seawright is also a graduate of the Governor Dick Riley Institute at Furman University (2012) and of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute for Political Education and Leadership Training in Washington, DC (2012). IN THE COMMUNITY: Antjuan is very active in the community. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation, Sistercare, Family Connections of South Carolina, Columbia Animal Mission, The Columbia Township Auditorium and is a co-founder of the Talented Tenth Columbia. He previously served as a board member for Carolina School for Inquiry (Richland School District One Public Charter School), The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and Navigating from Good to Great Foundation and the Columbia Free Medical Clinic. AWARDS AND HONORS: In 2010, Antjuan was named South Carolina TRIO Alumni of the Year. In January 2011, he was named to the State Newspapers Top 20 Under 40 and received the Brodie Thomas Leadership Award for dedicated Community Service & Leadership. He was awarded the “Rising Star” award by the South Carolina New Democrats. In 2014, he was named to the South Carolina Black Pages inaugural Top 40 Under 40 young professionals in the State of South Carolina. He is a recipient of the Congressman Jim Clyburn and Congressman John Spratt Public Service Award, The Best and Brightest Under 40 by Columbia Business Magazine and he was named Young Alumni of Year by Winthrop University (2016). Also in 2016, Blueprint Strategy was recognized by Southeast Small Business Magazine as one of the top 20 small businesses in the Southeast. Recently, he received the “Presidential Award from the Charleston NAACP at their Centennial Celebrations. Vice- President Joe Biden presented the award. Antjuan received 2018 TRIO Achiever Award at the 46th Annual SAEOPP (The Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel) Conference . Most recently, he was awarded the 2018 Whitney M Young Jr. Award by the Boy Scouts of America (Indian Waters Council.)
MIKE COON GLYMPH: A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Glymph has experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Currently, Glymph coordinates Government Relations & Advocacy for federal food and farm legislation and programs such as: The Farm Bill, The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CFSP), and The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR.) Glymph has led the recruiting and outreach for a national fellowship program, coordinated projects in strategic planning, grassroots organizing, and public affairs at the Banco Bannister Company, and worked in the office of South Carolina 5th Judicial Circuit Solicitor, Dan Johnson. In 2014, Glymph launched the Hibler-Glymph Group, LLC which specializes in issue advocacy, business development, and public affairs. Glymph previously served as board member for the Francis Marion University Young Alumni Council, The Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, and Columbia’s Talented Tenth. In 2015, Glymph was named ‘Young Democrat of the Year’ by the South Carolina Democratic Party, and was a 2013 New Leaders Council Fellow. Glymph received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Francis Marion University.