July 03, 2014

wayne-hOrlando, FL – In its inaugural issue, Legacy Central Florida Magazine named Wayne Humphrey, Vice President of Government and Community Relations at the YMCA of Central Florida, one of the 50 Most Power-Impactful Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2014.

As the Y’s Vice-President of Government and Community Relations, Humphrey is responsible for building strategic relationships, while advocating for the YMCA’s cause and mission. For the past 14 years, Humphrey has been instrumental in developing major YMCA initiates, including the Lockheed Martin Technology Center at the South Orlando YMCA.

“I would like to congratulate Wayne on this tremendous honor,” said Jim Ferber, President & CEO, Central Florida YMCA. “He has been an asset to our organization as we partner across Central Florida to build bridges, improve lives and strengthen communities.”

Humphrey received his Bachelor’s Degree from Loma Linda University, and pursued graduate studies in Management/Public Policy from the University of Redlands in California.

Prior to joining the YMCA, Humphrey served as the Regional Director for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), where he was MSAA’s government liaison on Capitol Hill.

Humphrey has also worked as a consultant to Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics; Dr. Edward van Kloberg, founder of the Washington World Group; the Honorable Joseph Verner Reed, Dean of the UN’s Under Secretary-Generals; and Dr. J. Richard Munro, former Chair/CEO Time Warner.

He was also appointed by Dr. Ralph Reece, President of the American Telephone Fundraisers Association, to help the Federal Trade Commission delineate the difference between for-profit vs. non-profit telemarketing.

Other honorees included: Dr. Margaret Miller, Board of Directors, The Dr. Phillips Foundation and Dr. Phillips, Inc.; Dr. Monica Reed, CEO, Florida Hospital Celebration Health; Dr. Alric Simmonds, Medical Director of Outpatient Surgery, Florida Hospital; Reginald Riley, Ph.D., Community Relations Manager, Orlando Health; Alvin J. Cowans, President & CEO, McCoy Federal Credit Union; Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Superintendent, Orange County Public Schools, Terry Prather, President, Sea World Parks & Resorts Orlando; and Monica May, Star 94.5 News & Community Affairs Director, Cox Media.

Legacy Central Florida magazine is a quarterly news and business publication, providing insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture and social commentary, relevant to Central Florida’s Black “Affluencers” and Influencers.

For a full list of the Legacy Magazine’s 50 Most Power-Impactful Black Professionals of 2014, please see the June 2014 issue, which is distributed via a partnership with the Orlando Sentinel.