Jordan Russell Davis
Honoring His Life
Jordan’s life and death has spearheaded a legacy for preserving the futures of young men and women through greater academic scholarship and leadership.
Lucia K. McBath is the mother of Jordan Russell Davis who, at the tender age of 17, was shot and killed at Gate Gas Station in Jacksonville, Florida on November 23, 2012. He was murdered by Michael Dunn, a middle-aged software developer because he was agitated about how loud her son and his friends were playing music in their car. Their case was considered a mistrial in February 2014. The case was re-tried in September 2014 and Michael Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder in Jordan’s death.
This community activist comes from an extensive family background involving civil rights. Her father was the Illinois Branch president of the NAACP for over twenty years and served on its national board as well. As a child, she traveled with her family attending marches and rallies supporting the civil rights movement and the coalitions of organizations fighting alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lucia holds duel roles as the national spokesperson for Everytown For Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America as well as Faith and Outreach Leader for both.
In Washington, D.C. she attended Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s closed session for a call to action for President Obama’s gun control measures. Additionally, Lucia lobbies Ga.’s congressional leaders to enact common sense gun violence prevention laws that save lives.
Lucia served as a surrogate for the HRC campaign 2016 as one of the “Mothers Of The Movement” and advocate for gun violence prevention.
Lucia regularly gives national as well as local television and radio interviews. Three years ago she founded the “Champion In The Making Legacy Foundation” which provides charitable and educational assistance to graduating high school students attending traditional as well as technical and training colleges and universities.
The foundation has expanded its program with its mentorship program which provides support and guidance in building life skills for the young men and women striving for academic success.
She received her B.A. degree in political science from Virginia State University and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She retired from Delta Airlines in 2014 after 30 years in Inflight Service. She was previously employed by Delta Airlines and retired after 30 years of service.
Lucia K. McBatch
Mr. Maynard serves as Chairman for the Walk With Jordan Scholarship Foundation. A 501C3 nonprofit organization that assist students pursuing an undergraduate degree or certificate at an accredited 4-year, two year technical college or university. Maynard had a key role on the leadership team and was a member of the executive board for Business Accelerators. An entrepreneurial resource center providing tools and resources to assist businesses in developing a tactical and strategic growth strategy. Being an entrepreneur himself, Maynard does independent consulting to help clients in the areas of business planning, project management and implementing business solutions (process and technology). Prior to Maynard’s entrepreneurial ventures he worked as the Director of Information Technology for AFC Worldwide Express a Global Transportation and Logistics firm. In this role he oversaw all technical operations for the company and developed strategic alignment between technology and business operational initiatives. Prior to joining AFC in 2009, Maynard worked for The Coca-Cola Company for the previous 17 years. The last position he held at Coca-Cola was the manager of Data Storage and Processing Services. His teams were responsible for operational support for business applications and servers in North America and International business units for the company. Maynard started with Coke in 1992 as a Computer Operator and continued growing in increasing roles of responsibility to his role in 2009 where a key function he provided was the overall management of business critical data from an (availability, data integrity and security) perspective. In 2002, Maynard was recognized as a “Modern Day” technology leader and received an award of merit from U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. He was part of the companies mentoring program as both a (mentor and mentee) and actively involved with assisting in the recruiting of talent for the continued growth and success of the company. Maynard is a life and career coach and enjoys working with teens and adults to meet personal and professional goals. Maynard has a BS’ in Sociology from Montclair State University in New Jersey and MS’ in Management of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Maynard is a devoted husband and father of two children. He and his family attend Trinity Chapel Church of God in (Powder Springs, GA.). Maynard is actively involved in men’s (fellowship/prayer) groups and one of his desires is to see men come to know Christ or a greater knowledge of and be the spiritual leaders for their families.