Board Member Bio
Donovan Longmore is an avid entrepreneur with over 35 years of leadership experience in the entertainment, finance and healthcare industries. Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Donovan migrated to the U.S. in the early 1980’s. He carried with him a dream and vision of making Jamaica a better place for all. Surprised at the limited access of Caribbean music on local radio stations, he wanted to make a change. He started as an on air host for WFCS and is now with WESU radio in Middletown, Connecticut. His passion and devotion to help others in the Caribbean Diaspora has inspired him to be an active advocate for numerous causes in the West Indian Spectrum. His affiliations include: Co-Chair for the state of Connecticut Northeast region of the Global Jamaica Diaspora Council and serves on several task forces (Crime Prevention, Scouting & United Way), Jamaican Agricultural task force. He is the President of Earth Angel Productions (www.earthangelpro.com) – a gospel based company that promotes talent searches for young people.
.His leadership in humanitarian work and on radio has been recognized by the States of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and the cities of Hartford, Baltimore and Springfield. A few of his numerous awards include Exceptional Community Service Leader of the Extraordinary People Awards, two Uollywood Lifetime & Humanitarian Awards, DDEA Awards for Lifetime Achievement & Ambassador of Education to Jamaica and the “One Hundred Men of Color” Award in 2015. He is a committee member of the West Indian Independence Celebrations and Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival; two of the largest festivals in North America that generates over 20,000 people annually. He supports the Sickle Cell Foundation through Reggae 4 Cure fundraising concerts (www.reggae4cure.com) and is a member of the Jamaica Gymnastic Association and chairperson for PLOG, a non-profit organization that provides skills training and support for underprivileged children in Ghana Africa.
He holds a degree in accounting from Central Connecticut University
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