About The Presidents’ RoundTable

The Presidents’ RoundTable is an organization of 17 African American entrepreneurs in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region. Our members employ more than 1,750 workers and oversee and control assets exceeding $1.1 billion.

Founded in 1983, PRT is a results-driven organization of high-growth African American business owners that strives to improve access to opportunities for all minority entrepreneurs, enhances the quality of life in our communities, helps members build business capacities, and supports them through sharing resources and peer experiences.

PRT Reach Foundation

The PRT Reach Foundation works in close collaboration with The Presidents’ Roundtable to promote social welfare and improve the economic conditions of small and minority businesses, and the community at large.

PRT Reach supports education and encourages college students to become entrepreneurs. In three years PRT Reach has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to minority students in entrepreneurial programs attending historically Black colleges and universities in the region.

PRT Reach seeks to achieve its goal through the use of professional development activities, outreach programs and intellectual works that are not readily accessible through other means (community and business advocacy groups, government agencies, etc).

The President’s RoundTable Board of Directors

Jeffrey Hargrave

PRT Chair
President, Mahogany, Inc.

James Scott

PRT Executive Vice Chair
Penan & Scott, P.C.

Tony Hill

PRT Treasurer
Managing Partner
Edwards and Hill Office Furniture

Emeritus Members and Executive Director

Eddie Brown

Emeritus Member
Brown Capital Management

Joseph Haskins, Jr.

Rian C. Hargrave

Executive Director
The President’s RoundTable, Inc. & PRT Reach Foundation

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Our History

Formed in 1983, The Presidents’ RoundTable (PRT) is a group of African American presidents and CEOs that joined together for the primary purpose of accelerating the growth of minority businesses. Through the use of their collective knowledge, relationships and experience, the PRT works to ensure equal access to opportunities for fellow members and minority entrepreneurs. The Presidents’ RoundTable advocates for business practices and, at times, legislation that creates an environment of equality and fair access for all minority businesses.

Original Members:

  • A. Tyrous "Terry" Addison

    Atlas Insurance Agency

  • Dorothy Brunson

    Brunson Communications (WEBB-AM Radio)

  • Raymond V. Haysbert

    Parks Sausage Company

  • Henry (Hank) Edwards

    Community ‘foods (Super Pride Supermarkets)

  • Otis Warren

    Otis Warren Real Estate Service

  • Osborne A. Payne

    Broadway Payne (McDonald’s Restaurants)

  • William March

    March Funeral Homes

  • Art Lambert

    Lambert Insurance Agency

  • James McLean

    Four Seas Seven Winds Travel Agency

  • William Jackson

    Jackson Oil Company

  • Rudolph Gustus

    G & M Oil Company

  • J. (Jake) John Oliver

    Afro-American Newspapers

  • Melvin Bilal

    Security America Services

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