Meet the GMGB Team
JAMES SCOTT – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND FOUNDER
James Scott is a seasoned entrepreneur, real estate and investor relations professional with a proven track record of securing capital financing for new business development in various industry verticals. His profound sense and timing and identifying unmet market needs co-created the Mixed Gender Basketball League, which was later developed into the Global Mixed Gender Basketball League. He is a business leader and pacesetter conceptualizing new ideas and developing market-ready individual, corporate and governmental business models.
James started his business ventures in the area of real estate, construction and property management, overseeing multi-million dollar luxury condo budgets as early as the mid 1990’s. His agility in financial transformations and product management, enable him to dismember venture components and ensure maximum capitalization and revenues for the investor.
JAMES WOMACK, II – VP PUBLIC RELATIONS
In 2000, James Womack, II formed Strictly Entertainment, LLC, which began as an artist management and development company and has evolved into a complete multi-management and media enterprise focusing on music, film, television, merchandising, sports management and special events production.
His career began in the field of science as a forensic medicine technologist for the State of New Jersey. His entrepreneurial spirit eventually led him to connecting with Lauren Hill, the Grammy award-winning hip-hop recording artist and lead singer of The Fugees. It was Lauren Hill who convinced him to go into the music industry and start a management company. In 1999 he met and was mentored by Vincent Herbert, who manages Lady Gaga, in the production and management aspect of the music industry. After which, James began networking with Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds and Andre Harrell of NU America. Upon his arrival to Los Angeles, he officially signed recording artists such as Carly Blair and Joanna Levesque (JoJo).
MAX BEAULIEU – LEGAL COUNSEL
Max is a founding partner of the law firm of Jacques Beaulieu LLP. Max incorporates his legal and business acumen by working with the sports and business law group. While with the Brooklyn Nets, Max negotiated multi-million dollar sponsorship transactions on behalf of the Nets with the YES Network, Vitamin Water and Gatorade. Max was also involved in Player Contract Negotiations and was intimately involved with working on collective bargaining agreements on both a domestic and international level.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Island, Max graduated from Vermont Law School where he studied sports law and played on the rugby team. Max is currently admitted to the New York State Bar and specializes in Sports Law and Corporate Transactions. Prior to founding Jacques Beaulieu, Max worked with some of the major sports leagues and some of the top Law Firms in New York with a focus on Corporate Law and Sports Law.
Max was also instrumental in developing the legal infrastructure for the New York Rhinos of the National Pro Grid League, an emerging functional fitness league, as well as advising various athletes on a multitude of business transactions. Max had the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of handling legal issues associated with running a sports franchise including the Nets transition from New Jersey to Brooklyn. Max was also instrumental on the international front in working on securing international athletes for the league and handling their immigration issues prior to joining the league. Max was then offered an opportunity to work with a corporate law firm where he focused on banking and finance.
Max enjoys working in the Sports Industry as one of his core passions is health and wellness. Max also enjoys volunteering his time and has worked countless pro bono hours at the housing court in Queens County where he educated pro se litigants on the eviction process and informed them of their rights.
Vermont Law School, Juris Doctor
Hofstra University, Business Management, B.B.A.
New York State Bar
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association – The Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries
Sports Lawyers Association
PAUL KING – NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Paul King has been in the sales and marketing industry for over 20 years. Before joining MGBA in 2013, King was a consultant for the United States Basketball Cup Championship where he developed business strategies for expansion and managed corporate promotions and IT consultant teams. His specialization in sports management, facility negotiations and tournament organization has been instrumental in him founding PEK Impact, LLC. He has worked with various national sports organizations and corporate engagements, including Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Pitney Bowes, where his marketing expertise created service models which became prototypes for national distribution and engagement.
King served as the National Director of Operations for the Mixed Gender Basketball Association, Inc. (MGBA), and was instrumental in building the foundational structure of the league, recruiting high profile investors and partners, as well creating comprehensive marketing and advertising campaigns. As owner of King Consulting Solutions, LLC, he continues to innovate and create strategic solutions to enhance marketing share and increase company’s sales and profitability.
WILLIAM MITCHELL, IV – DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
William holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Seton Hall University, Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), and a Master’s of Science in Information Management (MSIM) from Aspen University.
STACY “LACROIX” SCOTT – DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Stacy “Lacroix” Scott is a digital marketing and social media guru, who has produced integrated brand marketing campaigns for Apple, Warner Bros. Records/AOL Time Warner, Radio One and Cox Communications. From event marketing, branding, and business development strategies to customer needs analysis, the former National Director of Urban Marketing for Tommy Boy Records, proficiency for maximizing client web visibility has made her a master digital marketer in the music, film, sports and hospitality industries.
Stacy’s experience and incisive market perception combined with technical acumen allows her to develop digital promotional campaigns to penetrate untapped markets by translating the interactive marketing needs of clients into secure technology solutions. As a data driven solution analyst, Stacy is able to develop e-blast campaigns and click-through campaigns to drive traffic to the client’s websites. She is astute in contract negotiations, event sponsorships and digital advertising.
Stacy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, New Yok) and a Master’s in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Phoenix.
AUDREY EGYPT YOUNG – NATIONAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Also, Audrey Egypt Young, Founder/Editor in Chief of The Movement Magazine REMIXED
Egypt is no novice to the entertainment industry. Early in her career she was signed to A&M Records and Whitney Houston’s label Landlord Records as a rap artist, writer, composer and arranger, Landing on the Billboard Charts Top 100 singles. She is known and respected throughout the industry as a gifted lyricist with a work ethic that is contagious. She’s worked with some of the world’s most prolific talents. Her work history, stage performances and/or collaborations looks something like this, Jay-Z, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Wyclef Jean, Faith Evans, Monica, Usher, The Wu Tang Clan, Naughty by Nature, Aaron Neville, DMC of RUN DMC Just to name a few.
Egypt is the “Editor in Chief” of the strongly acclaimed, internet, software and former paper back publication, “The Movement Magazine REMIXED.” Interviewed the likes of Singer/Actor/Author – Tyrese, Comedian/Actor – Kevin Hart, Actor Larenz Tate, CEO of TV One – Cathy Hughes, Senator – Cory Booker, Basketball Legend – Shaquille O’Neal, Legendary Entertainer – Sean Puffy Combs, Rapper/Actor – T.I. and his wife Tiny, Legendary author – ZANE, Creator of Love & Hip Hop Franchise – Mona Scott-Young, Actor Lamman Rucker, Legendary group – Kool and the Gang, Former Editor of Essence Magazine – Cathy Hughes, Activist – Rev. Al Sharpton, Host of the Hit TV Show The REAL – Adrienne Bailon, Talk Show Host – Roland Martin just to name a few. It was an honor for the Movement Magazine REMIXED to be named the premier magazine for the (NIFF) Newark International Film Festival due to the fact that Egypt was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey.
Egypt is also the Founder/CEO of YOUNG Royalty Enterprises. YOUNG Royalty Enterprises is a Film/Production Company designed to create content for NETWORK Television and Film Projects. Also, she exclusively shoot all of The Movement Magazine REMIXED footage for the website. Presently she on the Board and the Submissions Committee for The Newark International Film Festival (www.NewarkIFF.com ) and The Movement Magazine is the Premier Magazine for the entire Festival.
Egypt has also Co-Executive Produced a TV show Pilot called What Women Want Primetime with other half of the QueenTeam Adrienne Harris as well as Produced a radio show with the same title. Egypt and Adrienne are the Founders of The www.QueenTeamMedia.com Which houses the QueenTeam Wrap Up Show this online award show gives awards to pioneers of all types of industry individuals. It also cover events and everything current that happen in the entertainment industry as well as different industries around the globe.
To date, Ms. Young is creating a magazine exclusively for the Global Mixed Gender Basketball League.
TC THOMPKINS – VP OF MARKETING, TEXAS
TC THOMPKINS is a renowned and seasoned Music Executive. Founder and owner of Thompkins Marketing, Thompkins’ Media Group, and Plum Jam Music, BMI. His career began in 1972 at Stax Records. He has forty-two years of experience in the in the music industry.
TC served as Vice President, Epic Records and worked with such notable Labels as: Philly International, Tabu, Teaneck Records, Love Unlimited (Berry White), Portrait (Sade) and George Clinton’s Label.
He joined GR productions as COO and served as liaison to MCA, Motown and Virgin Records.
Vice President of Quality Records. Regional Director: Stax, ABC, Capitol, and CBS. Worked with music icons as Quincy Jones and Clarence Avant. Served as consultant to: Stereo Fame (J Dash- platinum single “WOP”), Red Star (George Tandy,” March “, Top 10 UAC single).
His career has been featured on all major networks, NBC, FOX, CBS TV and Radio, and BET. Articles has appeared in BRE, Houston Business Journal, WHO’S WHO IN BLACK AMERICA, A KING SIZE VIEW AND BILL BOARD. Interviews with “Great Day Houston” Local affiliate of CBS as a talent judge.
Served on music panels for Houston Community College with Atty. Ricky Anderson. Talent Judge for a Local Morning show, “Great Day Houston”.
His awards include dozens of platinum and gold records from artist such as Michael Jackson’s
“THRILLER” (Largest selling cd in music history) and (“OFF THE WALL”).
Sade’s introductory album to America, “DIAMOND LIFE”,
Luther Van Dross, (NEVER TO MUCH), (ALWAYS, FOREVER, FOR LOVE), and (BUSY BODY) Chaka Khan (SWEET THING)
Isley Brothers, (“IN BETWEEN THE SHEETS”), Mtume’ s (”JUICY FRUIT)”,
Tina Marie’s first solo (“STAR CHILD”).
Teddy Pendergrass, (“TEDDY PENDERGRASS”) Petty Labelle, (“IF ONLY YOU KNEW”)
Guy (“GUY AND THE NEW JACK SWING”).
Natalie Cole (Inseparable)
Attended Bishop College: Business and Management, CBS School of Management: Administration and Business
US MILITARY: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
TC’S MILiTARY EXPERIENCE’S INCLUDE: 3 Years Military service in the army. Served with The First
Air Calvary in Vietnam.