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Tiger Trail History and Founders

“Celebrating Business Diversity”


The Tiger Trail Festival, INC. (TTF) was founded in 1995 by Blanche Ely Class of 1970. Over 28 years TTF has provided an annual festival  event with the mission to promote family, fun and community unity and pride. TTF originally established as a community-based, volunteer-run, series of events, created to celebrate importance of Black History month. This year TTF, in the spirit of inclusion, will celebrate the contributions made by Pompano Beach's black and white citizens that have contributed to building the City of Pompano Beach through services and economic empowerment. 

Tiger Trail Committee
Honorary Members

Edward Phillips -           Chairperson

Connie McGirt -            Vice Chair

Ric Green -                    Vice Chair

Rev George Rich-         Pastor

Gregory Mitchell -        Treasurer

Ira Blue -                        Assistant Treasurer

Willie C. Ponder -         BEH Class of 70' Alumni

Rev Marie A. Manuel - Administrative Support

State Senator Perry Thurston

State Representative Patricia Williams

Broward County Commissioner - Lamer Fisher District 4

Broward County Commissioner- Torey Alston District 9

Former Broward County Commissioner- Dale Holness Dist 9

Pompano Beach Mayor - Rex Hardin

Pompano Beach Vice-Mayor -Beverly Perkins District 4

Pompano Beach Commissioner Cyndy Floyd District 5

Pompano Beach Commissioner - Rhonda Eaton District 2

Pompano Beach Commissioner - Tom McMahon District 3

Broward School Board Nora Rupert District 7

RMA - Kim Briesemeister 

Dr. Lowell Atkins MD

Frank Furman Insurance - Dirk DeJong

AllTech Construction - G.H. Usman

Structural Engineer - Carl Forbes

Dan Hobby

Blanche Ely High - Dr. Karlton Johnson

Keith & Associates - Dodie Keith

L.C. Poitier Funeral Home - Woodrow Poitier

PNC Bank Business Banking Johan Sosa


Joe Ballard             Willie Cameron            Debra Lasane

Alice Chattman      Cherolyn Davis             Shermond Higgs

Desi Frazier             Elzie Fuller                    Octavia Glover

Peter McGinnis       Tracy Hemphill             Dan Hobby

Willie Jones             Rev Brandon Jones     Kelly Ann Maguire

Vanessa Wilson       Ebony Richardson        Donna Noird 

Mike Obel                Rodrick Phillips            Peggy Carter 

Phyllis Saxon            Ernestine Price            Sharon Stone-Walker

Rebecca Johnson    Phyllis Saxon                Derry Shepherd

Sky Maduro              Octavia Glover            Avis Moss 

Kim Duncan             Ebony Richardson       George Rich 

Cyndy Floyd            Elizabeth Phillips         Lacy Crew  

Darryl Stallings        Robyn Eason               Mary Scofield-Phillips 

2022-2023 Sponsors

City of Pompano Beach

The Cordish Companies

Caesars Entertainment

Live! Pompano Beach

Cutting Edge Industries

Helping Hands

Holland & Knight


Whiting Turner


PNC Bank

Law Offices of Teresa Williams

Fuller Brothers Funeral Homes

AA Advance Air Inc

PF Insurance Inc

Devoted Health 

CarePlus Health Plans

Broward Sheriff's Office

Community Redevelopment Agency

John Knox Village


Change of Heart Youth Program of America, Inc.

Dr. Lowell Adkins MD

Keith & Associates Inc

Frank H. Furman Insurance

Marie Goodrum Johnson

Redevelopment Management Associates

Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce

Booby Trap



Tiger Trail Committee Chairs

Tiger Trail Founders Ely Class of 1970

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Joyce Jackson & Connie McGirt - Black-Tie Gala

Greg Jones & Willie Ponder -        5K Run

Rev George Rich & Cyndy Floyd - Gospel Concert

David Miller & Rebecca Johnson -TrailBlazers

Ebony Richardson -                         Entertainment

Kim Carr Washington -                   Gun Violence Forum

Rev Anthony Campbell -                Business Expo

Kimberly Duncan -                          Kid Village

Willie Ponder & Eric McLamone - Logistics

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