Meet Our Inaugural 2020 – 2022 Board of Directors
Glenn Murray is the founder of 220 Holdings, the parent company to 220 Publishing. The company has published more than 60 titles across all genres. As a writer, Glenn has written for several blogs and magazines. Currently his blog “Stop, Look, Listen,” is featured on Chicagonow.com.
He is the creator of the popular Wine Crawl Private Wine Tour series and co-founded film and television production entity G-Rose Productions.
Rahman "Rock" Harper
Rock is a nationally-recognized chef (Hell’s Kitchen season 3 winner), community activist, educator, healthy food advocate, podcast host (The Chef Rock Xperiment Podcast), restaurateur (Queen Mother’s), and writer (“44 Things Parents Should Know About Healthy Cooking For Kids”).
In 2016, he formed RockSolid Creative Food Group, LLC which focuses on helping chefs and restaurant communities achieve higher levels of success.
Benita is the owner of The Vine Wine Club and founder of The Exclusive Blacklist Weekend. A native of Richmond, VA, Benita began her wine journey in 2005 when she opened two wine and beer shops called Grapes & Barley and earned her Guild of Sommeliers pin in 2007.
Benita is the host of the new “Bottles and Books” series on Inde.TV and co-host of “Love Wins with Ellis and Benita” on most podcast platforms.
Chris L. Johnson
Chris joined Principal® in 2015 with more than 18 years of experience in the financial services and mortgage industries. Chris worked with a financial services firm outside of Baltimore, MD for 4 years while attending college. He spent 10 years as a mortgage originator, with the last 5 and a half years as a brokerage owner.
He and his wife relocated to Northern, CA in early 2014 where he began his second career as a financial advisor.