President | 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge
Michael W. Victorian is currently a member of the board of directors of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and National Collegiate 100 Chairman. Michael is a Senior Client Executive at CMA Technology Solutions. Prior to joining CMA Technology Solutions, Victorian worked at IBM for 30+ years in sales and marketing. At IBM, he was a consistent top performer and award winner.
Since Michael's, initial membership into 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge in July 1994, he continues to demonstrate a personal commitment to the community by mentoring, coupled with working to enhance the lives of African American youth. Michael has served as Past President, Vice-President of Operations, and a member of the Board of Directors of the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, LTD., from 1996 through July 2020. He has been particularly committed to 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge's Project Excel Mentoring Program, the organization's "flagship project" that focuses on mentoring middle school African American males. In addition, his dedication to the ACT Prep Academy is paramount. The eight-week program is focused on preparing high school students seeking higher education and Michael's attention is centered on the participants taking advantage of the opportunity.
Under Michael's leadership, the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge integrated the ''Wise Guys" curriculum into their Health & Wellness program. The goal of "Wise Guys" is to reduce teen pregnancy rates and STDs, including HIV/AIDS. The chapter also experienced a 30% membership increase as well as an 80% fund development increase during his tenure as President. Michael has served as a National Board Member of 100 Black Men of America to support the Chapters throughout the unified network across the United States in its mentoring, education, economic development and health and wellness efforts since July 2017.
His service includes:
In June 2017 Victorian received the 100 Black Men of America's Knight Leadership Award, named for the late Leonard Knight. The award recognizes a member who has demonstrated a strong commitment to leadership within the organization. Two years later in June 1019, Victorian was awarded 100 Black Men of America's Wimberly Award, named after the late Bill Wimberly. This award honors a member who has demonstrated a unique commitment to volunteerism and to mentoring our youth.
Michael is a member of the Governor's Children's Cabinet Advisory Board. This Cabinet is a member network of more than 44 public and private sector organizations including service providers, advocacy groups, state, and local stakeholders. This group is responsible for making recommendations to the Children's Cabinet on pertinent children & family issues. Michael commitment to serving is utilized on the Baton Rouge Area Foundation's Civic Leadership Initiatives Committee, Baton Rouge Area Chamber Diversity and Inclusion Committee, board member of new Schools for Baton Rouge and is a member of the Gloryland Baptist Church where he previously served as a board member on the Gloryland Education Resource Center Foundation. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. A proud native of Eunice, LA, Michael received a bachelor's degree from Southern University and A&M College and is married to Kathy Victorian. He has three adult children and seven grandchildren.
Overview: During the spring 2023 semester, 100 Black Men of America and several of its corporate
partners completed its second cohort of the Collegiate 100 Leadership and Career Institute. This
program provides an opportunity for a select group of collegiate mentees to prepare for internships
and career opportunities by developing their skills with the guidance of human resources,
recruitment and corporate executives. A part of the program requires all chapters to present a case
study that is judged. After a review of all chapter submissions, the three finalists will present their
case studies during this session.
2023 Collegiate 100 Leadership Sponsors:
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