USBC Board of Directors

Meet the National Leadership Team


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.

aubry_stone-smA mentor, a teacher, a motivator, but most of all a leader, yes all describe the man, the person who has dedicated his life to public service and economic development.  Aubry Stone always views the glass as half full versus half empty. His optimistic outlook is demonstrated by his belief that no life obstacle is insurmountable. It is simply a matter of attitude, tenacity, and focus.

Mr. Stone is currently the President/CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) and Director of the California Black Chamber Foundation. Appointed by the Governor, he currently serves as a California Commissioner for Economic Development. He aggressively led the California Black Chamber in such public policy issues as: Prop 187, co-authored the 9th circuit injunction against implementation of Prop 209, publicly advocated against Brown-fields, the urban environment, insurance redlining the inner city impact of bank acquisitions and mergers and leads the charge of new and emerging markets.

Aubry’s single-minded focus is the creation of individual and community wealth through small business growth development and sustainability. He is currently the Chairman of the National African American California Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the California Regional Community Utilities Diversity Council, the Citibank Regional Community Board, the Pfizer National Minority Business Board, the California Small Business Advisory Board, the Cal-Trans Small Business Board, and is a member of the Greenlining Coalition. He has served on the boards of the NAACP, Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s Economic Development Council, the District Attorney’s Community Relations Board and the State Fair Minority council.

Aubry Stone is consisting providing vast insight on economic development through business creation, growth and sustainability and has granted him the opportunity to speak to audiences in Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Phoenix, Seattle, Florida, Hawaii, Howard University, University of Southern California, and California State University, Fullerton.

Under Aubry’s direction, the California Black Chamber Foundation became the state’s only African American owned and operated low powered radio station (97.7 KDEE FM,) serving the Sacramento Region and nation-wide online streaming.  Aubry received the Sacramento Observer Newspaper’s Lifetime Achievement Award for being one of the most influential African-American in the city of Sacramento over the past 40 years.

Aubry is married to the lovely Evelyn Stone, has 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

aimee_griffin-smAs an original incorporator of the US Black Chamber, Attorney Aimee Griffin has fought for economic justice for people who have been denied access and opportunity. Aimee Griffin, Esq., has committed her life to creating opportunities for equity and enhancement for all people.  In that stead, she has fought for economic, social and educational justice for those who have been denied.  Aimee was named as one of Massachusetts Bar Associations rising stars.

Aimee is the principle at the Griffin Firm, PLLC and works with individuals to create wealth and maintain it through generations through business and estate planning support.   Aimee is a business and entrepreneurship development professional.  She has worked with individuals to become entrepreneurs and grow small businesses.  This is completed through strategic business planning and business development coaching.  Aimee has won the Small Business Administration Minority Champion Awards for Massachusetts and New England.

Aimee has served as members of the National Bar Association, American Bar Association, US Black Chamber Board of Directors, Greater Washington Area chapter of the Women’s Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of Washington, DC, Reid Temple AME Church and other local and national community organizations.

charles_oneal-smCharles O’Neal is President of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and is responsible for executing the mission of the nation’s oldest and largest African American chamber of commerce. The DBCC serves its members and the North Texas region through advocacy, public policy development, convention and tourism development and delivery of technical assistance.

n addition to serving for 14 years as the Chamber’s Vice President for Business & Economic Development, O’Neal has a long history of involvement in the Dallas community. O’Neal served as the DBCC’s Main Street Manager, working with community-based organizations, realtors, utilities, insurance and financial institutions to coordinate plans for revitalizing Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. O’Neal was instrumental in creating the MLK Boulevard Merchants Association.

A 20-plus year, award-winning career in the newspaper business provides the backdrop for O’Neal’s insight into the inner-workings of our city, state and nation and helped shape credible opinions on the entire spectrum of the African American Experience.

O’Neal serves on the Executive Committee of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce and was recently elected Vice Chairman of the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc.

Civic Involvement – Awards & Accomplishments

Juanita Craft Award (Journalism), Dallas NAACP – 1985

Outstanding Black Texan, Texas Legislative Black Caucus – 1987

Outstanding Young Men of America – 1987

Award of Excellence, Dallas Press Club – 1992

Citizen of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Alpha Iota Iota Chapter) – 1992

Dallas Together Forum – 1993

Mayor’s Business Development Mission to South Africa/Zimbabwe – 1996

Citizen of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Omicron Gamma Gamma Chapter) – 2001

President’s Citation – University of North Texas -- 2009