BE Modern Man is an integrative program that honors the essence, image, and accomplishments of today’s man of color. With features of today’s leaders, executives, creatives, students, politicians, entrepreneurs, professionals, and agents of change—these men share the common thread of creating a new normal while setting the bar in tech, art, philanthropy, business, and beyond. The BE Modern Man is making a positive impact, his way, and has a story to tell.
BE MODERN JAMAR W. CREECH
Name: Jamar W. Creech
Profession: Managing Partner, Diversified Law Group L.L.C.
One Word that Describes you: Resolute
What does being one of the BEMM 100 Men of Distinction mean to you?
As a proud graduate of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University, being recognized as a Black Enterprise Modern Man of Distinction is a tremendous honor. I started reading issues of Black Enterprise magazine as a teenager because of my interest in entrepreneurship. From the various media platforms to the events held throughout the year, Black Enterprise remains a valuable resource for me.
What are some examples of how you have turned struggle into success?
One of the most difficult times in my life occurred last year when my mother passed away after battling cancer. While I am still grieving her death, I have been able to honor her memory by rededicating myself to professional excellence and community advancement. Since my mother’s death, I have been recognized by the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund’s “Forty Under 40” initiative for excellence in business. I have also been accepted into the Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy. I currently serve as General Counsel for the 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County Inc., and I have helped to mentor elementary, middle, and high school students in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
What is an important quality you look for in your relationships with others?
An important quality that I look for is patience. Patience is necessary in any meaningful relationship.
What are some immediate projects you are working on?
I am not sure if this qualifies as a “project” per se, but I was recently admitted to the University of Alabama School of Law to pursue an L.L.M. in Business Transactions. I plan to use the knowledge gained through the program to become a better practitioner and to educate entrepreneurs.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“Persistence is the key.” – United States Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
What advice you have for other men who want to make a difference?
Each of us may notice opportunities in our respective communities. If you want to make a difference, then develop a plan, build a team, and go for it.
What is your “Extraordinary Impact”?
I am going to be a contributing author to a report that covers the equity and prosperity issues in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This is significant because I am a native of Prince George’s County and have a great appreciation for its past, present, and future. The report is to serve as a recommendation for the government in deciding on many of the material issues in Prince George’s County. The goal is to be able to provide some influence on a myriad of things ranging from education to employment.
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