Tampa Organization of Black Affairs

MLK Breakfast Co-Chairs

2018 MLK Leadership Breakfast Co-Chairs

Kourtney Berry & Donovan Celerin


Kourtney Berry is a native of Tampa, FL, and a product of Hillsborough County Public Schools, graduating from Middleton High School in 2008. She continued her studies at Florida A&M University, where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. and graduated with a degree in Public Relations. Following graduation, Kourtney was chosen to participate in the Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship in Houston, Texas at Fleishman-Hillard, a global communications firm. This opportunity propelled her career in the agency sector of public relations and afforded her a full-time position in her hometown with Hill and Knowlton Strategies.

After nearly two years, Kourtney moved on to work directly impacting her community, through Suncoast Credit Union. In her current role of Youth Outreach Specialist in the Marketing Department, she is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with community and collegiate partners – coordinating and promoting financial literacy through workshops and unique events on campuses throughout 21 counties.

Kourtney also dedicates time to the community through Brothers United Building Brothers Alliance, BUBBA, Inc., a local mentoring and youth development group, serving as Community Engagement and Public Relations Chair. She continuously works to increase her role in serving the community, and is a full-time graduate student at Saint Leo University.

Donovan Celerin is a native of Tampa, FL, that graduated with an International Baccalaureate diploma from C. Leon King High School in 2009. He pursued his undergraduate studies at Harvard University where he earned his B.A. in Economics and a Secondary in African American Studies.

As a member of the Harvard Football team, he was a 4-year player at defensive back and 2-time Ivy League Champion. He was also a member of the Harvard Investment Association and volunteered at the Phillips Brooks House Association where he served as a senior counselor overseeing a summer youth enrichment program for students from low-income families in Cambridge.

Upon graduation he returned to the Tampa Bay area where he began his career at Raymond James Financial, Inc. as a Due Diligence Analyst within Asset Management Services. As a member of the Manager Research & Due Diligence team he helps oversee and manage a multi-billion dollar investment platform on behalf of Raymond James’ clients. He continues to pursue his interests in socioeconomic empowerment, community development and education through his participation in various local organizations.