The Executive Board is comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and two trustees. Elections are held annually in October to fill all positions, with the exception of those for the trustees who are appointed by the president.

PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
ASSISTANT SECRETARY
ASSISTANT TREASURER
PARLIAMENTARIAN
TRUSTEE

 

Tony Gray was born and raised in Jamaica.  After graduating from Titchfield High School in Port Antonio, he spent the next three years with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) both in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.  Tony migrated to the United States in 1970 and completed his studies in Computer Science in Washington, DC.  He moved to Dallas in 1973 and was employed with Texas Instruments Corporation for five years.  Subsequent to this, Tony enjoyed a 37-year career at the IBM Corporation where he excelled in various divisions.  He built a solid reputation working with many of IBM's major clients in the Atlanta metropolitan area.  Throughout his tenure, Tony was the proud recipient of several

of IBM's most prestigious  awards. 

 

As a member of the AJA over the past ten years, Tony has served as Chair of the Membership and Public Relations & Marketing Committees, and as Vice-President for six years under the leadership of two presidents.

 

Tony's hobbies include music and photography, but his real passion is working with people.  He believes in the economic success of Jamaica, the well-being and success of the Diaspora, and is passionate about giving back and serving his community.  Tony's love of  travel has exposed him to many different

cultures and he continues to be driven by his love of learning. His philosophy has always been "within the midst of the biggest problems, lie the greatest

opportunities".

AJ STONE - Vice President

Aj Stone is a retired Army Veteran with 20 years active military service. Originally from Ocho Rios Jamaica,

Aj migrated to Baltimore, Maryland with her family at a very young age. She completed

a stellar career in the military. She held many leadership positions during her military career, including

Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and Non Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC). As NCOIC of her

Battalion’s Personnel Office (S1), she was responsible for managing over 1000 soldiers' military careers

and personnel actions. Aj is the proud recipient of several accolades, medals and ribbons from the U.S.

Army during her career, including The Distinguished Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, The

Army Commendation Medal, six Army Achievement Medals, five Army Good Conduct Medals, The Army

Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon and The Army Service Ribbon. Aj is also the

recipient of the Army's Expert shooter Medal with The Army's M16A1 Rifle.  Aj was assigned to many

locations around the world, including two tours in Nuremburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and two tours

in South Korea.

 

Aj graduated from Morgan State University where she obtained a degree in Political Science. She also

holds an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from Ann Arundel Community College in Maryland.  Aj is

divorced and is the proud mother of Stone, her teenage son. Stone is an Eagle Scout and a percussionist in

his High School Marching Band. Aj enjoys traveling, mentoring, volunteering, music, and photography.

ANN-MARIE ROSE - Secretary

Ann-Marie Rose has been a commercial real estate paralegal and realtor in the Atlanta area for the past 30

years.  Currently, she works with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers.

 

She was born in Falmouth, Jamaica and grew up in Blytheston, St. James.  Ann-Marie graduated from Harrison

Memorial High School in Montego Bay, Duff’s Business College in Kingston and Northern Caribbean

University in Mandeville, Jamaica.  She was a personnel officer with the former Jamaica Broadcasting

Corporation before migrating to the U.S. in 1982. 

 

Ann-Marie believes living with a spirit of gratitude and service to others leads to true happiness.  She

enjoys traveling and aims to visit one new country every year.  Her most cherished moments are those

spent at home with her family. Ann-Marie and her husband Noel are the proud parents of two adult

children, Garrett Warner Rose and Noelle Ashley Rose.

Treasurer

Alton Clarke was born in Kingston, Jamaica where he got his early education at Excelsior high school and the College of Art, Science and Technology. He is also a graduate of the University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in several prominent Jamaican companies such as Seprod, Dairy Industries, Jamaica Oxygen and Wyndham, serving in such capacities as plant engineer, engineering/production manager and Director.

 

He migrated to the United States in 1995 and settled in Atlanta, Georgia. He immediately acquired the standard certification requirements for practicing engineering in the USA and became licensed in GA, AL, SC, NC and LA. As a professional engineer, he was employed to several prominent engineering firms in the US where he provided expertise in the field of mechanical engineering and project management. He’s presently a consulting engineer, investor, and a certified home inspector.

 

While in Jamaica he was a member of the Kiwanis Club of West St Andrew where he held several executive positions including Treasurer and Director. 

 

Alton loves travelling, chess, playing the guitar, and enjoys watching soccer, track and field and football. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Claudette, three adult children and two grand children.

- Assistant Secretary

Evette Taylor-Reynolds - Parlimentarian

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2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The AJA is also served by standing committees:

 

  • MEMBERSHIP - Vacant

  • PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING - Ms. Jacquel Tucker

  • EDUCATION - Ms. Althea Fatuga

  • FAMILY RELATIONS - Vacant

  • BUILDING - Mr. Granville Saunders

  • FINANCE - Mr. Hugh Reid

  • CULTURAL - Ms. Evette Taylor-Reynolds

  • YOUNG PERSONS - Ms. Christen Ferguson

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Our 2018 Board consisted of the following members:

 

  • PRESIDENT - Mr. Tony Gray

  • VICE-PRESIDENT - Dr. Clover Hall

  • SECRETARY - Ms. Aj Stone

  • ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Ms. Ann-Marie Rose

  • TREASURER - Ms. Ronica Brown

  • ASSISTANT TREASURER - Mr. Colin Heron

  • PARLIAMENTARIAN - Ms. Christine Marzouca

  • TRUSTEE - Mr. Errol Ritchie

  • TRUSTEE - Ms. Casmel Williams

2018 BOARD
 

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