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Board of Directors

Adekunle Omotade

Ade Omotade is the Development & strategic partnerships Director for IMPACCT Brookyln.  The organization develops and advocates for Innovative affordable housing options for all. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, fundraising and external relations.  Ade joined the TLNYC board two years ago and is also actively engaged with iMentors and Community Board 14.

Marques Zak

Marques E. Zak is a Finance Director for the Northeast Region of Frito-Lay North America. In this role, Marques partners with the region sales team to drive volume, profit and share growth by managing trade investments and execution across key grocery, mass merchandising, and club customers.

Since joining PepsiCo in 2010, Marques has worked across multiple PepsiCo business in Plano, TX and Atlanta, GA. Outside of his day-to-day responsibilities, he is also the PepsiCo lead for MBA and BBA finance diversity recruiting.

Before PepsiCo, Marques spent several years working in the strategy and operations practice of Deloitte Consulting. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Business Administration from Morehouse College and holds an MBA from Cornell University. Furthermore, he is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Darryl Austin

Darryl, currently runs and operates his own practice in New York and New Jersey, where he focuses on handling Employment & Labor, Complex Litigation matters, and White Collar Defense.  In addition to operating his own practice he is Of Counsel at Eric S. Pennington, P.C. whose main practice areas concentrate on Complex Litigation with an emphasis on defending businesses, non-profit organizations, and government municipalities. Darryl has successfully defended Fortune 500 companies and government entities in litigation, in addition to the successful defense of individual clients and small businesses in their individual needs in both state and federal courts.  Austin received his Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Cum Laude, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society; and received his Bachelor of Arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey where he was a member of the men’s baseball team.

Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun

Oluwatoyin Ayanfodun, affectionately known by Toyin founded Tomorrow’s Leaders NYC in December of 2011. Toyin was born and raised in Brooklyn and spent several years working with inner-city youth in non-profits and education setting.

Toyin holds a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Temple University, as well as a non-profit management certification from Medgar Evers College.In June 2015, Toyin was named  an Echoing Green fellow. He has been recognized as one of the world’s brightest social innovators who seek to bring about change and equal opportunity for the underserved over-age middle school population.

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