Atlanta Black Chambers Leadership

Crystal Spellman

Governing Board Member
CEO, Spellman Consulting Group

Crystal serves on the Governing Board of the Atlanta Black Chambers.  She also is the owner of  Spellman Consulting Group.

Spellman Consulting Group is a project management consulting firm. We help organizations align their resources, processes, and strategies so they may operate more efficiently and effectively. We tailor our solutions to meet the needs of our clients as we believe that one size does not fit all. At SCG, we take a personable approach to project management in that we put people first. We provide project management support services to the federal, state, and local governments as well as educational institutions that include k-12 and colleges and universities.

You can learn more about Crystal by visiting her LinkedIn page.

Fun facts about her.
She loves music.

What is her role within the Atlanta Black Chambers, and what led her to become involved in this organization?
She currently serves as Secretary of the Chambers Board of Directors. She became a member of the Chamber so that she could connect and collaborate with like-minded people.

How does her mission align with the Atlanta Black Chambers works to support Black-owned businesses in the Atlanta area?
It is her mission to assist more minority-owned small businesses with obtaining small business certifications to position them for growth and increase their competitiveness in the market. Through the Certification Initiative, she will have the opportunity to educate, support, and assist member businesses with obtaining certifications.

What are some of the key challenges facing Black-owned businesses in the current economic and social climate, and as an exemplary leader of the Atlanta Black Chambers, how she addresses these challenges?
Key challenges black-owned businesses face in the current economic and social climate is the lack of access to capital to grow and scale as well as limited access to contracts and business opportunities. She is a part of advocacy groups that actively work to improve both for black-owned businesses.

Her three success stories or achievements via her contributions to the Atlanta Black Chambers.
Starting the Certifications Initiative and developing a program that educates and assists our members with becoming certified.

What are her goals for the future of the Atlanta Black Chambers, and how does she envision the organization evolving to meet the needs of its members and the wider community?
It is her goal to assist the Chamber with developing and growing programs that help small businesses grow, scale, and provide jobs that reduce the wealth gap that exists in our country.

Life’s Motto / Powerful Quote.
Never give up.