When it comes to executing a fantastic Tour, special event or an entertainment production, there is no one more experienced as CEO Dwight McQueen of Events by Dwight McQueen, Inc.
It all started 20 years ago when Dwight was living in New York City and got his newcomer start at the top Event firm – Mallory Factor Associates, Inc. There he learned the art of producing major unique events for clients like IBM, Toshiba, 3M, Proctor and Gamble and many other fortune 500 companies located in the north. Also, featuring many talents like, Joel Steinberg, Jay Leno, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, and others.
From there Dwight was recruited by the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. as a National Convention Manager where he developed himself in the field of group meetings and conventions and trade shows.
In 1984, at the request of Mayor Andrew Young, Dwight was recruited by the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. as a National Sales Manager and remained there for over (7) years. Dwight was the number one salesperson of the month on numerous occasions. As a member of the team that coordinated the 1996 Olympic Games, (2) NFL Super Bowls and many city -wide conventions, trade shows and corporate meetings, Dwight was highly respected as a top meeting planner.
In 2001, Dwight started his own company – Events by Dwight McQueen, Inc. and today enjoys serving a host of clients across the nation. Dwight has produced concerts and outdoor festivals with Earth Wind & Fire, Jeffrey Osborne, Najee, The Temptations, Outcast, Jay Z, Jon B, Bobby Blue Bland, The Manhattans, Delphonics, KC & Jo Jo, Mary J. Blige, Be Be Winans, Tena Marie, El Debarge, Vicki Winans, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Tyrese, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Temptations, Bobby Brown and many more.
For (4) years, Dwight McQueen has also served as – Director of Sales for A-National Limousine Service, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta’s no. 1 transportation service company.
Dwight created and served as director of The ATL Black History Tour and Atlanta City Bus Tours.
Events by Dwight McQueen, Inc. is a full-service special event firm that specializes in group meetings, themed events, transportation, Tours, entertainment and in-door/ out-door festivals
Capstone Engineering is an Ethiopian Construction Company established in 2004 under the name Henok Berehanesellassie B.C class 6 contractors. As a beginner contractor, the company was engaged in small project works less then Birr 200,000 Such as privately owned Villas, Retaining walls, Toilets and Open ditched for different Sub-City Environment Development office. In the earlier years of its establishment the company had few machinery and construction tools and pick up to perform its at that level.
Working as a class 6 contractors for about 5 years, the growth in man power both in number and professional, capital and finance enable the company to upgrade to class 5 in 2008. During this period the company mainly engaged works with higher intuition such as Addis Ababa Sub City Housing Development Office, The minister of health, AB construction, Dashen Bank etc The increment in the number of construction machinery, Dump trucks, Isuzu, pick up as a wall the financial and man power our company goes from Grade 5 straight to Grade 3 by passing Grade 4.
As a Grade 3 contractor our company performed well in housing projects, mixed use building projects, industrial building & hospital projects which worth more than 26 million ETB. This enables our company to upgrade again to grade 1 with no time.
CEO OF THE GLOBAL TRADING NETWORKS & AMBASSADOR TO THE AFRICAN UNION FOR THE AFRICA USA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Mr. Musa served in the US Marine Corp for 6 years and served as a Communications Chief and Lay leader (Field Pastor). He achieved the rank of Corporal and was given an Honorable Discharge. He is the CEO of The Global Trading Network with offices in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Ghana. He was a member of the Pacific Northwest Chamber of Commerce for 17 years and is currently the Ambassador to the African Union & The West African Representative for the USA Africa Chamber of Commerce & Industry based out of Los Angeles. He was a former power broker for BT Farwest running all Washington State government accounts. He has 15 years of experience in B2B sales. Mr. Musa obtained 25 years of global import / export experience through several companies including our current companies the Global Trading Network & Ufumbuzi The Solutions Group, Bear Holding Group, E Squared International, Imports & Things, UZURI International Imports/Africa Mamma, Traderbug.com and E Trading Network. He has owned and operated 5 retail stores, a coffee house and a Jazz Club. Mansa has provided tours and study abroad programs for over 300 US citizens including primary school’s students, parents and faculty, High School student’s family and faculty, University students and faculty and general tourists to both Ghana and Ethiopia. For 12 years Mansa held the position of President of Nu Black Arts West Theatre in Seattle Washington. Mansa was one of the first US .coms with a brick and mortar import export company that sold imports from African countries and Asia to US based stores. He also obtained a 5-year contract from an African diamond supplier headquartered in Australia. Mansa has been in the International Trade for over 30 years, this includes the purchase of diamonds from Botswana, Angola, Liberia and key African countries for private buyers. He has 17 years of experience in B2B sales and obtained 17 years of global import / export experience through his company called the Global Trading Network. From the profits of these endeavors Mansa has renovated primary schools in Ghana, assisted IKEN Robotics for youth of Ethiopia, Fed 1,000 children in Sierra Leone, provided Orphanage assistance in Ethiopia, developed and provided goat breeding programs in Indonesia and Internship programs for U.S. students.
Metassebia Hailu Zeleke is a Consultant and Attorney-at-Law in the Ethiopian jurisdiction. He is from Law, Public Policy and African Studies Background and has been operating in those areas for the last 20 years by serving as a legal counselor to different corporate entities including but not limited to the prominent mining companies in the country. In line with this, he was able to draft concessions contracts and attended several high profile mining negotiations by representing private corporate clients.
Currently, he is the Executive Board Chairperson of Ethiopian Lawyers for Human rights (ELHR) and immediate x-vice President of the Ethiopian Lawyers Association (ELA). He's also serving as Editorial Board Chairman of the peer-Reviewed "Ethiopian bar Review" Journal as well as editorial team chairman of the Ethiopian Lawyers' voice called temuagach newsletter. He was also a part-time instructor of Business Law at a University. Further, he was one of the drafters of the Ethiopian Election Law as an independent legal professional and member to the Democratic Institutions Working Group in the Office of the Attorney General. He has also different international recognitions including appointment of "Ambassador for Peace" by the Universal Peace Federation (2011), recipient of a fellowship program at the Law School of Beijing Foreign Studies University (Beijing,2014), recipient of the China-Africa Lawyers Exchange Program (Beijing,2014) and recipient of the Young International Lawyers Program by International Bar Association (Tokyo, 2014).
Desalegn Mesele Bio Desalegn has 20 years in the tour & trade industries and 8 years with The Global Trading Network. We market our own brand Ethiopia Coffee Numondo Trading plc. He has a vast experience with coffee,import and export, tour and travel, Event and family searching. In 2016 & 2018 he won the Ethiopian Tourism award. Numondo tour and travel is a member of ethiopian tourism association and Belgium tour operators. Desalegn manages the European markets.