Ken W. Burrough is founder and CEO of South Florida’s Black Professionals Network, an organization dedicated to connecting and engaging black professionals throughout the region by way of its online and offline social media resources and networking events.
South Florida’s Black Professionals Network also operates as an LLC., providing marketing and event services for entities looking to tap into the local black professional demographic. To date, our members and followers number over 10,000.
As CEO, Ken oversees and manages all social media, marketing campaigns, events, collaborations, negotiations and business operations. He manages the organization’s website and publishes its online newsletter as well.
In his spare time he freelances as a videographer. He’s shot and produced promotional video for ICABA Media Holdings, LLC, 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay, AARLCC, Juneteenth Festival of St. Petersburg, the Infinite Scholars Program and several entrepreneurs and artists. His work has been aired on the Bright House Network and posted by Moffit Cancer Center.
Prior to founding the Network, Ken served in the United States Marine Corps. His tour of duty included two years of advanced avionics training and a year plus supporting ground to air communications between the Mobile Air Traffic Control Unit (MATCU-66) and assault aircraft in Okinawa, Japan. He attained the rank of Corporal before being honorably discharged in 1980.
Since then, Ken has troubleshot an array of diverse computer technologies for Fortune 500 businesses across multiple markets including Aerospace, Architectural, Networking, Telecommunications, Financial and Retail for three different employers over a 35 year career. He’s also consulted, managed, built and sold personal computer systems.
Born on Black Wall Street, (Tulsa, Oklahoma / Moton Hospital) and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Ca. Ken is a unique combination of ambition, discipline, creativity, insight and intelligence.
Lea Murray, MPH, MA is South Florida Black Professionals Network’s VP of Business Development.
Lea has direct interface with all the organization’s external contacts. She also is tasked with developing membership, securing and retaining corporate sponsorship, and maintaining operational management of the organization.
Prior to joining our Network, Lea contracted with a local Chamber of Commerce to increase membership sales and enhance the Chamber’s social media imprint thereby improving member relations and increasing chamber visibility.
Lea Murray has owned and managed residential real estate in California and Florida since 1997. While in California she was the President and CEO of an educational training company that delivered State approved certification and continuing education to administrators of adult residential facilities.
In addition, she provided technical assistance to facilitate state licensure; writing state approved program designs and developing staff training curriculum.
Having traveled extensively and recently received her 2nd Masters in African and African Diaspora Studies, Lea is on track to fulfill a lifelong dream of establishing a cultural pipeline between African-Americans and the Diaspora.