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Board Of
Directors

Meet the Directors

Executive Director

Kendra Bulluck-Major

Kendra N. Bulluck-Major, Executive Director of the Orange Blossom Classic, is a serial entrepreneur and business professional with over 18 years of experience in business development, acquisition, and management. In 2018, Kendra furthered her mission of helping youth by obtaining the rights to the once prominent and highly attended Orange Blossom Classic. 

Under Kendra’s leadership, the game is being revived in 2021 on September 5th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami between Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Jackson State University (JSU). The purpose of the game is to celebrate Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ accomplishments and raise scholarship funds for youth interested in pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Kendra is one of few women to own the exclusive rights to a sports property. Professionally, Kendra purchased her first company, All Secured Insurance Services, in 2000, which she still owns today. 

In 2003, she started All- Secured Title and Trust Group, specializing in real estate title insurance and Escrow Services, managing small to multi-million dollar acquisitions in both personal and commercial transactions. She is still actively involved in the management of real estate title and escrow today. 

Her passion for helping others is evident through two other business ventures, Champion Learning, Inc., where she currently serves as CEO, and Sisters for Abundant Living, Inc, a non-profit organization where Kendra serves as the full-time director. 

She sits on several boards in the community and is active in her church’s ministry. Kendra’s passion is to continue to develop her for-profit business entities and expand her non-profit outreach to give youth the foundation they need to succeed through hands-on programs. 

A mother of two boys active in sports, Kendra is a graduate of Miami-Dade College and Florida International University.

Board Chair

Dr. Clarence Jones

Dr. Clarence Jones, Jr., is a native Miamian and the second of eight children born to the late Clarence Jones Sr. and Myrtle Veronica Wells Jones. Scholarship, leadership, and perseverance formed the trilogy that has defined every positive endeavor in Clarence’s life. He attended the public schools of Miami-Dade County, where he received his high school diploma from Miami Northwestern Senior High School in 1965. He enlisted in the United States Military and served his country honorably for 3 1/2 years, receiving an honorable discharge in December 1968.

In 1970, Clarence began his pursuit of higher education at Memphis State University in Memphis, Tennessee receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1974. In August of 1974, he returned to Miami and began his teaching career at Opa Locka Elementary School. Continuing in his professional development, Clarence would later graduate from Nova University with a Masters degree in Administration and Supervision in 1977 and Nova Southeastern University in 2003 with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. 

Upon his retirement from MDCPS in 2008 as an Assistant Superintendent, Clarence obtained his insurance and securities license and began the entrepreneur phase of his life. He has developed a second career specializing in Financial and Retirement Planning. He has also served as an Educational Consultant for the Central Charter Schools of Broward County, Florida.

He is a faithful and active member of the Second Baptist Church of Richmond Heights, Florida, and a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. 

Clarence has been married for 33 years to his lovely wife, Mrs. Sherry Pollock Jones. Together they have one beautiful daughter, Miss Allyson Sheryse Jones (deceased), and four other wonderful adult children by previous marriages; Tyrone, Clarence III, Tammy, and Adrienne. They also are the proud grandparents of twelve grandchildren and three beautiful, bright, and healthy great-grandchildren.

Freddie Woodson

Mr. Freddie Woodson has devoted 38 years to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Florida A & M University in 1965. He then received his Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Nova Southeastern University in 1979.

Mr. Freddie Woodson has worn many hats as he supported himself and his family and helped the community in which he lives. Early in his career, he played professional football for the Miami Dolphins and was a stockbroker and an insurance agent.  For fifteen years, he ran a Summer Sports Camp for underprivileged youngsters from the inner city.  He was also a radio sports announcer for WIOD.

He joined the M-DCPS family as a Miami Dolphins player, where he became a substitute CSI Teacher at Brownsville Middle School during the offseason. He then became an assistant principal for community education, first at Shadowlawn Elementary School, then Miami Edison Senior Community School.

His next assignment was assistant principal of Miami Edison Senior High School. He was then named principal – first of Richmond Heights Middle School, and then Miami Jackson Senior High School, where he was principal for ten years. 

After years of serving in our schools, he was promoted to M-DCPS Bureau of Facilities Management Senior Executive Director. He would go on to hold several titles including, M-DCPS Bureau of School Operations Assistant Superintendent, M-DCPS Management and Accountability Assistant Superintendent, M-DCPS Maintenance and Operations Assistant Chief, M-DCPS Regional Center VI Regional Superintendent, M-DCPS Bureau of School Operations Associate Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) District/School Operations Deputy Superintendent.

After a long and varied career and many opportunities over 38 years, he wore many different hats: teacher, assistant principal, principal, district director, region superintendent, associate superintendent, and deputy superintendent. In each of these roles, he remained focused and committed to his district’s educational goals and the needs of the students he served. After a career spanning 38 years, Mr. Woodson is retired.

Larry Kennedy, Jr.

Larry Kennedy, Jr. is the Riddell Sports National Elite Player Liaison and NFL/NCAA Key Account Manager (Atlantic Coast). He’s been a proud member of the Riddell family for the past 21 years. 

With over 23 years of experience working in the athletic industry, Larry has been a devoted athletics enthusiast. Larry’s experience in athletics is expansive. He has been a football player, high school coach, camps/combines participant, sports consultant, league commissioner, All-American games state director, keynote speaker, co-host “Primetime with The Packman” Charlotte’s #1 rated sports talk show, IFL team president, minority owner of the Carolina Speed and President of Diamond Sports Group. He has also served on the Celebration Bowl Executive Committee for the past 4 years.

Larry graduated from the University of Florida, where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice.

Before earning an athletic scholarship to the University of Florida, Larry earned high school USA Today 1st team All-American, Parade Magazine 1st team All-American and was #1 rated defensive back in the country by Parade Magazine. At the University of Florida, Larry was a 4-year starter defensive back, ’91-‘94, freshman All-American, ’94, 1st team All-SEC defensive back and selected as the University of Florida Gators team captain, ’94. 

Larry’s football career includes training with the Miami Dolphins, playing professionally with the Düsseldorf Rhein fire, NFL Europe, and the Tampa Bay Storm, Arena Football.

Larry is a proven leader in the field of athletics. He is a dedicated advocate for primary and secondary youth as well as the collegiate level students through mentorship. Larry has been a finalist for the 2017-18 Hope Givers for Samaritan’s Feet International Person of the Year Award.  

Ernest Dubose

As a University of Florida Gators Football Player (RB/FB: 1993-1996), Ernie won four Southeastern Conference Championships and a National Championship while going to 3 Sugar Bowls and a Fiesta Bowl as a player. 

Upon graduating from UF with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction, Ernie began his construction career with Centex, one of the nation’s largest construction companies, in Dallas, TX. During his 9+ year tenure with Centex, he would hold the positions of Project Manager, Purchasing Manager, and Division Vice President of Construction while working in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida. In 2009, he left Centex to pursue other opportunities and establish DuCon, LLC, a general contracting and construction management firm.

In 2018, recognizing an underserved market, Ernie started DuCon Plumbing, LLC, a full-service commercial plumbing company. As the CEO of DuCon Plumbing, he focuses on providing jobs and training opportunities for individuals to enter the construction industry and learn a trade with the avenue to build a sustainable and profitable career for themselves.

Rod Mack

Rod Mack is a well-respected native of Miami. As an honorable graduate of Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Rod continued his education at the University of Miami on a full football scholarship. During his tenure at the university that locals affectionately call “The U,” Rod was a starting linebacker and 4-year letterman.

During his matriculation at the University of Miami, Rod earned an undergraduate degree in BS Business Management. Additionally, he went on to earn a second degree in BS Finance. Through his course, he developed a passionate interest in finance. Shortly after graduation, Rod started a career at Prudential Financial, where he worked as a Financial Advisor for 3 years.

After his short tenure with Prudential, Rod went on to join a private financial advisement firm that specialized in professional athletes’ very particular financial needs. Rod assisted with building this firm to reach its optimal potential and simultaneously nourished his insatiable passion. 

Ultimately, Rod went on to become the owner of the successful Onyx Financial Management Group for the past five years. With over 20 years of experience, Rod’s impressive portfolio of clients includes some of the most recognizable athletes in football, basketball, boxing, and track and field.

On the surface, Rod is an accomplished Financial Advisor with over 20 years of experience. More than his role as a Financial Advisor, he is also effective at persuading and influencing those around him. His opinions are highly valued as people trust and respect his judgments. Because of these attributes, Rod has emerged as a community leader through his involvement in youth sports. For the past 10 years, Rod Mack has continued to carve his place in the South Florida Youth Sports community as the President of the nationally acclaimed Miami Gardens Ravens youth program.

In the course of his duties, he must wear many hats and be a leader, planner, strategist, coach, and sometimes even a therapist. But ultimately, Rod Mack identifies his greatest achievement as being a devoted husband and father.