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William Powell

Founder / CEO / Visionary 

William Powell is a renowned motivational speaker and communication expert who has been recognized globally for his outstanding skills in public speaking. He has also been ranked as one of the Top Twenty best public speakers in the world by Toastmasters International, a prestigious organization that promotes communication and leadership skills.

Apart from his public speaking expertise, Mr. Powell is also a coach and trainer in verbal and non-verbal communication, helping individuals and organizations improve their communication skills and achieve their goals. He has worked with various professionals, including educators and parents, to build open channels of communication and promote better understanding in families and schools.

One of Mr. Powell's areas of expertise is addressing social and emotional trauma among young people. He has educated numerous teachers on how to identify and address these issues, helping them to create safe and supportive learning environments for students. Through his work, he has been instrumental in the academic and social development of thousands of youth across the country.

Overall, William Powell's skills and expertise in communication and education have made him a valuable resource for individuals and organizations seeking to improve their communication skills and make a positive impact on the lives of young people.


Executive Team Leader

Strategic Engagement Team Director

Kimberly Duplessis

Kimberly, who holds a degree in Criminal Justice, is a compelling public speaker actively working to raise awareness among young women about abuse. She is a devoted advocate who has made it her life's mission to inform, motivate, and empower abuse victims and struggling survivors to recognize their options and potential. Additionally, she strives to educate and enlighten others, aiming to eliminate the needless emotional and mental trauma, physical harm, and all-too-frequent fatalities that arise from domestic violence and abuse.


Brenda Brown

Community Partnerships Coordinator Southern District

Brenda, the current Executive Director of Social Services in her county, provides extensive guidance to Player 1 on leadership, the establishment and execution of Academy goals and objectives, and the development of appropriate administrative policies, services, structures, controls, and reporting systems for efficient and effective performance. With her expertise and experience, Brenda recognizes the vital significance of Player 1 and its ongoing impact on communities worldwide. She holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice, as well as Masters degrees in Social Work and Human Services, making her a highly qualified and knowledgeable resource for the Academy.

Marcus Powell

National Youth Mentor Coordinator

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Mr. Powell's responsibilities include recruiting, screening, training, matching, and supervising both full-time and volunteer mentors. He also provides guidance to mentors as they work to establish supportive relationships with our students. Marcus is an unwavering team member who recognizes that our socially and economically disadvantaged youth can overcome their circumstances and start to heal with the appropriate opportunities and assistance. Mr. Powell emphasizes that by removing our children from survival mode, they can commence growing, learning, and dreaming.

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Sulma Colon

Human Resources Director 

 USA Hispanic Innovation Team Specialist

Ms. Sulma Colon is a born leader and believes in promoting positive energy everywhere she goes and is committed to making a difference in communities throughout the world.  

     Ms. Colon believes that serving our youth begins by hiring the most qualified representatives to be a part of the Player1 Academy while at the same time living up to our core principals and values.

Willie Wynn

Alabama / Georgia

Chapter President

Mr. Wynn is responsible for ensuring that the program is effective in meeting the needs of young people in the community and that it aligns with the larger organization's mission and goals. This involves working closely with other leaders within the organization to establish program goals and objectives, developing strategies for achieving those goals, and overseeing the implementation of programs and activities that engage and support young people.


Ms. Maldonado has done community work educating the elderly on consumer law issues at The Life Project Center as well as serving as a mentor at a local juvenile rehabilitation program. She has also worked as a volunteer with the Department of Juvenile Justice, providing rehabilitation based on positive and motivational reinforcement for juveniles who are under probation programs. Maria is a woman committed to spreading positive energy everywhere she goes and, indeed, leads by example. 

     Maria currently holds a B.S. from the University of Central Florida, as well as a degree from Barry University School of Law. Ms. Maldonado is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Maria Maldonado

Community Partnerships Director 
Hispanic 3rd World Innovation Team

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