FSB Success Profiles
Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet and author, with his latest collection of poetry, Bastards of the Reagan Era, being published in October 2015. His memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, won the NAACP Image Award. He also composed the poetry collection Shahid Reads His Own Palm. Dwayne is a recipient of fellowships from Soros Justice Foundation, Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, and the Poetry Foundation. In 2012, President Obama appointed Betts to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, where he continues to serve as a practitioner member. He is also a 2016 Yale Law School graduate.
Marcus Bullock is an entrepreneur. He launched his most recent business, Flikshop in 2011. Marcus is also the founder of Perspectives Premier Contractors whom has clients that include BWI Airport, the National Press Building, and Georgetown University. He has won several awards for his mobile app Flikshop, including 2015 Innovator of the Year and named a 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar. Marcus is a Board Member for Justice Policy Institute and continues to serve as an advocate for justice reform.
Anthony Belton is an entrepreneur and trainer. He launched his first business, Tri-Xpress Janitorial & Contracting, in 2012 after working as a Sales Representative at Comcast cable company. After success in the Southern Maryland and Virginia markets, Anthony brought his clients with him to Perspectives Premier Contractors and partnered with Marcus Bullock. Anthony is now the VP and Partner at PPC, as well as the Lead Instructor at Flikshop School of Business.
Torrence Swain is a bartender and consultant. He currently works as the Head Bartender at award-winning Bourbon Steak. Torrence worked as a Project Manager for Perspectives Premier Contractors for 5 years while training and working part-time shifts as a bartender and restaurant Manager. Torrence is also a Brand Ambassador for El Silencio and restaurant consultant for 13 restaurants in Washington, DC.