Rev. Matthew Lawrence Watley
James Toney III
History Makers Now
Esquire Partner

I am most proud of my family.  My wife is an amazing wife and mother, and we love and support each other’s professional and personal aspirations.  As a team, she and I are raising honest, brave, God-fearing children whom we encourage to dream big, work hard and to love and respect others.

Clyde Mize, Esq. is a partner with Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.  He often speaks on issues concerning the financial and real estate industries.  He serves as the chair of his firm’s Diversity Committee, on the Board of Directors for the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, as a volunteer in the Youth Ministry of Elizabeth Baptist Church, and as a mentor to many. 

Mize earned a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law.  He is married to Dr. Ida Rose-Mize, and they have two children.

"Personal success is realized when you have faith in God, work hard and provide opportunities for others to achieve success as well."


The Gentlemen

History Makers Now

Roger M. Bobb

President and CEO of Bobbcat Films

Hajj Flemings

CEO and Founder of Brand Camp

Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilman

Kwanza Hall

Atlanta City Councilman

D'Wayne Edwards, Founder, PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy

D'Wayne Edwards

Founder, PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy

Shawn Dove

CEO, Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Jamil Crews

Entrepreneur and Coordinator for Office of the Mayor, City of Buffalo

Dedrick Asante - Muhammad

Sr. Director of the Economic Department, NAACP

Gene Waddy


Detavio Samuels, President of One Solution, Founder of The Bare Group

Detavio Samuels

President of One Solution and Founder of The Bare Group

Ryan Cameron

Radio Host, V-103 and Co-Founder of the Ryan Cameron Foundation

L-Mani S. Viney

National Guide Right Director of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and Educator

Christopher Jordan Tyson Associate Professor

Christopher Jordan Tyson

Professor of Law and candidate for Louisiana Secretary of State

Tyrone Johnson

V.P and General Manger at Euramax International

David Mann

Actor, Gospel singer, Comedian

Kehinde Wiley


Keith Marcel Radford

General Manager at Uber Atlanta

Rev. Matthew Lawrence Watley

Minister and Author

James Toney III

Cofounder, Sew

Tony Rock

Comedian and Founder of MyRock Foundation


Software Development Agency

Justin Dawkins

Inflex Digital, CEO, Principal

Warrick Dunn

Founder at Warrick Dunn Charities

Street Disciples

Youth Motivational Speakers

Dr. Dennis Kimbro

Clark Professor and Author