About Us

Uplifting higher ed professionals to reach their career and entrepreneurial goals through connection, education, and the collaboration of masterminds

The Founders

NAMCA is the only Black owned association in the college space. Stan Pearson II & Odell Bizzell II both became full-time college speakers in their early 20s.

After giving over 1,000 college presentations since 2006 Stan and Odell also noticed that the individuals that hired them were often great people, but they struggled in job fulfillment and satisfaction. Upon realizing this they decided to create NAMCA to help both higher ed professionals get more fulfillment and job satisfaction as well as new and emerging college acts get the heads start they didn’t have.

Angell Howard

NAMCA would not be what it is today if not for Angell Howard. Angell is the backbone for NAMCA as well as the voice that keeps Stan, Odell, and the team on track to meet it’s goals and stay true to it’s mission. She is dedicated to making sure that NAMCA serves higher ed professionals at the highest level.


As as higher ed professional herself with over 16 years of experience and a speaker and consultant, Angell’s role with NAMCA helps to ensure that they remain in compliance and stay abreast as to what keeps the professional

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