Endorsements

“Daryl Parks will make a good president. As a past-president of NBA, he has my support and I highly recommend him to all.”

Fred H. Gray, 43rd President of the NBA


"Over the past decade I have witnessed the transformation of Daryl Parks from a young lawyer to a passionate poised leader. He has the dedicated desire to make the NBA grow. Daryl's service to the NBA has proven that he possesses the vision, leadership skills, and consistent commitment to excellence that we need to thrive as an organization. Join me as I support Daryl Parks for President-Elect of the NBA."

H.T. Smith, 52nd President of the NBA


I have watched Daryl grow from a law student to a successful lawyer; from an eager NBA member to a dedicated NBA leader. He has the vision and resources needed to be an effective, efficient and engaged president. This is why I support him in his efforts to become our next NBA president."

Evett L. Simmons, 58th President of the NBA


“Daryl Parks’ work ethic and drive is what’s makes him such a successful lawyer. We need someone with the networking connections and dedication such as Daryl to lead the NBA. I support him as he strives to be our next President- Elect.”

Linnes Finney, 64th President of the NBA


Past Presidents Endorsements

Robert Harris - California
Evett Simmons - Florida
Mike Rosier - Maryland
H. T. Smith – Florida
James Cole - Florida
W. George Allen - Florida
Fred Gray - Alabama
Rodney Moore - Georgia
Linnes Finney - Florida
Arthenia Joyner - Florida
Warren Dawson - Florida

NBA Leaders

Willie Gary – Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the NBA (Stuart, FL)
Detra Shaw-Wilder, NBA Region XI Director
Rodney Barganier, Past President Alabama Black Lawyers Association (Birmingham, AL)
Lebarrone N. Boone, Past President Alabama Black Lawyers Association (Montgomery, AL)
James Ross, Past President Magnolia Bar Association (Jackson, MS)
Lawrence Hinkle- Past President Langston Bar Association (Los Angeles, CA)
Yvette D. Roland – Past President Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
Linda Rosborough -Past President Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
Audrea J. Golding- Past President Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
Jennifer Madden- President California Association of Black Lawyers (Oakland, CA)
Lei-Chala Wilson- Past President California Association of Black Lawyers (San Diego, CA)
Nedra Shawler- Past President Charles Houston Bar Association (Oakland, CA)
Kimberlei Evans Dixon, Past President Charles Houston Bar Association (Oakland, CA)
John Burris- Past President California Association of Black Lawyers (Oakland, CA)
Monique Edwards – Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Deanna Holiday Ingram- President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Jimmy Cunningham - Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Rachelle Munson – Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Kenneth Pratt- Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Chrystal Martin- President Virgil Hawkins Chapter
Kamilah Perry, President George Edgecomb Bar Association (Tampa)
Delano Stewart - Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Greg Francis, Past President Paul C. Perkins Bar Association (Orlando)
Cynthia Everett -Past President Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (Miami)
Cynthia Johnson Stacks - Past President Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (Miami)
Shirylon McWhorter - Past President Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (Miami)
Marva Wiley - Past President Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (Miami)
Kishasha B. Sharp - Past President Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (Miami)
Christina McKinnon - Past President Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association (Miami)
Larry Handfield - Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
T. J. Cunningham- Past President F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association (West Palm Beach, FL)
Alfreda Coward - President T.J. Reddick Bar Association (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Rachel Johnson - Treasurer, F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association (West Palm Beach, FL)
Rod Vereen - Past President Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association (Miami)
David Self – Past President Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association (Miami)
Noel Lawrence- Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Ava Parker – Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Wade Rolle - Past President D.W. Perkins Bar Association (Jacksonville, FL)
Barbara Pittman - Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Craig Gibbs - Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Benjamin Crump – Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
C. Sha’Ron James – President-Elect Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
V. Lynn Whitfield – Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Rodney Gregory – Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Lance Scriven – Past President Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Luther Battiste - Past President South Carolina Black Lawyers Association (Columbia, SC)
Michael Brown - President, Donald James Sampson Bar Association (Greenville, SC)
Carl Solomon - President, South Carolina Bar (Columbia, SC)
Robert Burford - President, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers (Raleigh, NC)
Belinda Shannon – VP of Human Resources, Glaxco Smith Kline
Nathaniel Lee - Chair NBA Civil Advocacy Section (Indianapolis, IN)
Trent McCain - President Kimbrough Law Association (Gary, IN)
Nicole Botchway – Past President Women Lawyers of Saint Louis, MO
Joe Briggs – Counsel of Public Policy and Government Relations, NFL Players Association (Washington, DC)

Louisiana

Steve Smith
Brian McMillan

Michigan

O’Neal Wright
Eric Mathis
Erick Cockery
Jermaine Wyrick

Mississippi

Wil Colom
Anthony Simon
Dan Smith-Other
Issac Byrd

Missiouri

Shelby Watson
Erica Freeman
Inez Ross

Texas

Leticia Quinones
Renne Higginbotham Brooks
Jane Rose-Florida
Victor Bonner

Washington, DC

Odessa Jackson
Joseph Wright
Kendra Briggs
Angela Rye
Darius Graham

NBA Political Leaders

Atty Carolyn House Stewart, International President for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor Atlanta, Georgia
The Honorable John Marks, Mayor Tallahassee Florida
The Honorable Steve Benjamin, Mayor Columbia South Carolina
The Honorable Darryl Rouson, Florida House of Representatives
The Honorable Perry Thurston, Florida House of Representatives
The Honorable Chris Smith, Florida Senate
The Honorable Gary Siplin, Florida House of Representatives

Other Endorsements

Paula Green – Illinois
Linda Davis
Denise Dwyer – Canada
Bernadette Welcome – Virgin Islands
Natalie Tang How
Daphne Barbee-Wooten - Hawaii
Andre Wooten - Hawaii
Amanda Toney – Illinois
Sandra Thomas - Canada
David Roberts - New Jersey
Barry Walker - Alabama
Schwanda Rountree
Shanta Spann

California

Carl Douglas
Kamali Dawson
Simon Farrise
Michael Thompson

Florida

Lawrence Hinkle
Reginald Hicks
C. K. Hoffler
Gloretta Hall
Michael Lewis
Lorenzo Williams
Emily Joyner
Stenise Rolle
Thomas Brown
Jarian Lyons
Anthony Hall
Barbara Walker
Don Odom
Jasmine Rand
Tiffany Mount
Grady Ervin
Larry Hardaway
Ken Glover
Hubert Brown
Jeffrey Jones
Gary Roberts
Chan Bryant Abney
Christopher Chestnut
Kamilah Perry
Monica Williams
Joseph Williams
Terrill Hill
Reginald Clyne
Thaxter Cooper
Phillip Brutus
Jeffrey Allen
Regine Monestime
Harold Knowles
Bishop Holifield
Ted Taylor
Padrick Pinkney
Donald Watson
Patricia Dawson
Tyrone Williams
Jennifer Smith
Richard Ryles
Steve Baker
Sean Pittman
Jacques Cooper
Reganel Reeves
Alicia Adamson
Lateefah Muhammad
Karla Ellis

Georgia

Rita Cherry
Keenan Nix
Zenobia Arnold Waters
Sam Woodhouse
Aja Diamond
Mya Simmons
John Moore
R Delacy Peters