GUY ANTHONY

CEO/PRESIDENT

Guy Anthony is an award-winning ARTivist, community leader, and philanthropist. Diagnosed with HIV as a teen, Guy has dedicated his adult life to the pursuit of neutralizing local and global HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization. He released Pos(+)tively Beautiful: Affirmations, Advocacy & Advice on World AIDS Day in 2012. This collection of inspiring narratives, raw imagery, and affirming anecdotes have earned Guy much acclaim, including being named one of the top 100 HIV prevention leaders under 30 by POZ Magazine, one of the top 100 Black LGBTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to watch by National Black Justice Coalition, and one of DBQ Magazine’s LOUD 100 which happens to be the only LGBTQ list of 100 influential people of color. Guy served as a Program Manager/Coordinator for the Treatment Adherence program at Us Helping Us People Into Living, Inc, a local AIDS service organization serving Black communities in the Washington, D.C., area for two years. In his role at Us Helping Us, Guy worked with newly diagnosed Black gay men to help them come to terms with their status, navigate the complex health care system so they can access care, and develop plans for them to adhere to their treatment regimen and achieve viral suppression.

Guy also served on Washington, D.C.’s Ryan White Planning Council, overseeing millions of dollars in HIV funding for the city as Community Co-chair. He is a regular contributor to https://h-i-v.net/. Currently, Guy serves as brand ambassador to Janssen Pharmaceuticals, one of the country’s most significant pharmaceutical companies and has been apart of their “Positively Fearless” campaign since 2018. Guy is the Founder of the Black, Gifted & Whole Foundation, a two-fold intermediary organization that provides scholarships to Black gay men attending college.

In 2018, Guy was named one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers by Next Bing Thing Inc., and Black Gifted & Whole was named as one of six “Black Companies You Should Know” by Ebony Magazine. In January 2020, Guy was included on Metrosource Magazine’s “People We Love” annual list that recognizes members of the LGBTQ community for their extraordinary acts of service and philanthropy, raising awareness about LGBTQ rights and culture, and for modeling excellence in being part of our community. Guy currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, and is focused on expanding Black, Gifted & Whole into international markets. On February 12, 2020, Guy Anthony released his debut rap album, “Made in Detroit” under his Guy Anthony Productions imprint.

REMMINGTON BELFORD

VP OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Remmington F. Belford is an avid New Orleans Saints Fan, a southern gentleman — who believes that you get more places being pleasant — and a high impact legislative advocate with a diverse network of relationships hailing from Houston, Texas. He is the third of four brothers and comes from a large extended family who has helped to define the man he is today. Remmington graduated from Texas Southern University where he studied biology and chemistry. After graduation, Remmington began work in the nonprofit sector at the intersection of marginalized communities of the Greater Houston Area and pharmaceutical companies to provide patients with medication assistance programs and case management. Remmington then began working on a number of local campaigns, and upon the successful outcome of all the races Remmington worked on, he was encouraged to apply to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Emerging Leaders internship.

After completing the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Emerging Leaders internship, Remmington was offered a position in the Oce of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX where he joined her legislative and communication team. His responsibilities include managing a diverse legislative portfolio that includes Health, Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Tech, Human, and Animal Rights. Remmington also leverages relationships with a diverse coalition of Congressional caucuses that bolster and amplify Congressional relations, domestic and foreign. During his time on Capitol Hill, Remmington served as the Vice President of the Congressional Black Associates where he worked diligently with the executive board implementing programs that improved the professional experiences of Black congressional staffers. Remmington secured a Masters degree from George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management and has worked as an independent consultant with the nations only civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, the United Negro College Fund, The Association of Black Hospital Pharmacists and a number of other socially conscious organizations. Remmington’s specialties include content and reputation management, legislative and policy analysis, government and media relations, and crisis communications.

Remmington is currently the Digital Director and Senior Legislative Assistant for the office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. He is also the National Communications Director for Gamma Mu Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.

JAY LAUTNER

DESIGNER

Jay Lautner is an award-winning, multidisciplinary designer, brand developer, and (self-proclaimed) pop-culture expert. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Jay’s early work was most impactful in the Washington, DC area where he first volunteered for Us Helping Us, a gay, black community-based organization. Within a year Jay’s skills in graphic design and non-profit management landed him the position as Marketing Manager for the company. During this time, Jay worked on projects with internationally recognized brands such as: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Center for Disease Control, and Impulse Group. Jay also managed the social media brand identity for Us Helping Us building exponentially expanding the growth of the relationship between the non-profit and its diverse audience. Jay performed exceptionally within the LGBTQ community building relationships through event organization and outreach.

In 2017 Jay was signed on to serve as the graphic designer for Black Gifted & Whole. Being impactful in graphic design, Jay focused honed in on his skills in videography and web design. This groundbreaking decision to enter the web design industry would catapult Jay into working with the titan marketing agency, Dreamscape Marketing. It is here that Jay would go on to win Gold for the 2020 AVA Digital Awards and Gold for the 2020 Muse Creative Awards. Lautner is the Creative Director at Axiist, a national web design and branding firm focusing on digitally structuring businesses across the United States. Here, Lautner is part of a team that services dozens of e-commerce businesses as well as military and government agencies.

Lautner’s portfolio continues to expand as he continues to work with growing organizations and mentor up-and-coming designers.