USBC Staff

Defining Strength in Our Community

Ron Busby

As President/CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), Ron Busby, Sr. brings business management skills as well as a lifetime of community development experience to the organization. Mr. Busby is a former successful business owner himself, and he has been recognized as one of the nation’s best CEOs. Ron grew his first company, USA Superclean, from $150,000 annualized revenue, to over $15 million in only 10 years. Early on in his career, USA Superclean was recognized as the largest Black-owned janitorial firm in the country. Mr. Busby has also started and grown two other janitorial firms, both resulting in over $4 million in annualized revenue.

Currently, Ron serves on the Pfizer Small Business Council, National Newspapers Publishers Association Foundation Board of Directors, and White House African American Leadership Council. He has also formerly served on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Council on Underserved Communities.

Trained by some of the country’s leading corporate executives, Ron developed his skills at some of the nation’s largest corporations including; Exxon, Xerox, IBM, and Coca-Cola USA. While in corporate America, he was recognized as National Sales Person of the Year.

Ron also has chamber experience as he was previously the President of the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce for five years.

A native of Oakland, CA; and graduate with honors from both Florida A&M and Clark Atlanta University, Ron has dedicated himself to the empowerment of the Black community. Ron is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Ron has two sons and currently lives in the Washington, DC area.

 

 

David Smith

David Smith serves as the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.  In that role he fosters collaborative and trusting relationships with our network of members across the country by providing technical assistance, resource management, project development and event planning support.  David has worked with our local chambers to help co-host our Solutions Series program in various cities, and continues to provide the latest USBC programmatic updates to our members throughout the year.  Additionally, he serves as the Project Director for the Capital Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC), for the USBC Community Economic Development Corporation.  In this role he implements existing US DOT programs by supporting transportation-related businesses in the DC, MD, and VA area to become bond-ready and increasing the awareness of transportation-related careers for young women and girls.  David is originally from Albany, NY and is a proud graduate of Temple University (Go Owls!)

Favorite Books: The Holy Bible (KJV), The Isis Papers, Faces at the Bottom of the Well

 

 

Krystal Glass

Krystal Glass is a conversation starter with an array of talent including communications, marketing, political campaigning, fundraising and business development. Most notably in her role as Deputy Press Secretary & African American Media Advisor for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Krystal was responsible for organizing and executing the DCCC’s first-ever attendance at the largest African-American cultural event “The Essence Festival,” as a part of the Democrat’s African-American voter outreach.

Krystal's previous experience working on Capitol Hill, on the Florida Governor’s campaign, and most recently serving the Small Business Administration as a Director of Communications has equipped her with tested experience in strategic communications and communications outreach that raise visibility and promote revenue generation.

Krystal is currently the Communications Consultant for the US Black Chambers, Inc. As a busy young professional, Krystal still finds time to give back by volunteering weekly with the youth at Eastern Senior High School as a part of the BUILD Mentor program.

 

 

Kevin Vaughn

Prior to joining USBC Kevin spent 10 years in Small Business Development, most notably as the Executive Director of Destination Congress Heights an organization that focused on commercial revitalization and historic preservation in the Congress Heights neighborhood in Washington, DC. Kevin also served as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in the District from 2014 to 2016. Kevin studied Business Administration at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.