Jeffery L. Boney
Mr. Boney has served as a City Councilmember on the Missouri City Council since 2017 and is the Region 11 Director for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) and was recently re-appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Community and Economic Development Federal Advocacy Committee. Jeffrey is a successful entrepreneur who has operated various business ventures since resigning from Washington Mutual Bank after 11 years as a bank executive. He is the CEO of Real Talk Media Group and the founder and chief executive officer of the Texas Business Alliance. Jeffrey served as president and chief executive officer of the Greater Houston Black Chamber. He is also vice president and chief financial officer of BonaFide Development Group, a certified, minority–owned infrastructure management firm that has served the Texas region since 1997. Jeffrey is also one of the founders of The Black Dollar Project, a business initiative created to activate ‘economic empowerment’ between Black businesses and Black consumers to promote financial security, wealth building, and positive growth. Jeffrey has also successfully developed curriculum and launched programs, such as the Youth Entrepreneurship Academy TM (YEA), Business Enterprise Academy TM (BEA) and the One Woman TM National Business Conference. Mr. Boney is a graduate of Texas Southern University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Juliana King University in 2017. Jeffrey has received numerous awards and recognition for his civic and community involvement and his leadership skills. He is an American Leadership Forum (ALF) Class XLIV Fellow, graduate of Leadership Houston (Class 27) and graduate of Project Blueprint, a United Way leadership program, that awarded him the Dorothy F. Caram Commitment to Leadership Award.
Staying connected to the community, Jeffrey is a member of the 100 Black Men of America and serves as the President of the Jack Yates National Alumni Association. He was recently inducted into the Jack Yates High School Hall of Fame. Jeffrey is a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Bridge Builders Charity Foundation and the Julius and Lenora Carter Scholarship and Youth Foundation. He is a past board member for Leadership Houston, Better Business Bureau (BBB), PeopleFund, Cure COVID Consortium, The Forge for Families, and is an active volunteer with several other community organizations. His contributions to the arenas of business, media and politics have positively impacted and financially empowered many communities.