Michael W. Victorian Bio
Michael W. Victorian is currently 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Board of Directors Member at Large, and National Collegiate 100 Chairman.
Michael is a Senior Client Executive at CMA Technology Solutions. Prior to joining CMA Technology Solutions, Victorian worked at IBM for 30+ years in sales and marketing. At IBM, he was a consistent top performer and award winner.
Since Michael’s, initial membership into 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge in July 1994, he continues to demonstrate a personal commitment to the community by mentoring, coupled with working to enhance the lives of African American youth. Michael has served as Past President, Vice-President of Operations and a member of the Board of Directors of the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, LTD., from 1996 through July 2020. He has been particularly committed to 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge’s Project Excel Mentoring Program, the organization’s “flagship project” that focuses on mentoring middle school African American males. In addition, his dedication to the ACT Prep Academy is paramount. The eight-week program is focused on preparing high school students seeking higher education and Michael’s attention is centered on the participants taking advantage of the opportunity.
Under Michael’s leadership, the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge integrated the “Wise Guys” curriculum into their Health & Wellness program. The goal of “Wise Guys” is to reduce teen pregnancy rates and STDs, including HIV/AIDS. The chapter also experienced a 30% membership increase as well as a 80% fund development increase during his tenure as President.
Michael has served as a National Board Member of 100 Black Men of America to support the Chapters throughout the unified network across the United States in its mentoring, education, economic development and health and wellness efforts since July 2017.
His service includes:
- National Collegiate 100 Chairman since January 2018 and implemented the first National Collegiate 100 Summit in September 2019 and has experienced a 24% growth of Collegiate 100 Chapters
- 100 Black Men of America, Inc., focal point on, Collegiate 100 Chapter Network participation of 2018 #RealMenVote100/Unity 18 Campaign with National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
- Committee Member on National Mentoring Committee, Emerging 100 Task Force, responsible for establishing guidelines for
- Emerging 100 chapters, Work Group on Board Roles & Responsibilities Review and Leadership Development Program.
In June 2017 Victorian received the 100 Black Men of America’s. Knight Leadership Award, named for the late Leonard Knight. The award recognizes a member who has demonstrated a strong commitment to leadership within the organization. Two years later in June 1019, Victorian was awarded 100 Black Men of America’s, Wimberly Award, named after the late Bill Wimberly. This award honors a member who has demonstrated a unique commitment to volunteerism and to mentoring our youth.
Michael is a member of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board. This Cabinet is a member network of more than 44 public and private sector organizations including service providers, advocacy groups, state, and local stakeholders. This group is responsible for making recommendations to the Children’s Cabinet on pertinent children & family issues.
Michael commitment to serving is utilized on the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Civic Leadership Initiatives Committee, Baton Rouge Area Chamber Diversity and Inclusion Committee, board member of New Schools for Baton Rouge and is a member of the Gloryland Baptist Church where he previously served as a board member on the Gloryland Education Resource Center Foundation. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
A proud native of Eunice, LA, Michael received a bachelor’s degree from Southern University and A&M College and is married to Kathy Victorian. He has three adult children and seven grandchildren.