Alphonso Maldon

Introducing the Executive Leadership Council’s New Chair


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Executive Leadership Council

Alphonso Maldon is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Partnership Strategies Consulting, where he strives to help companies grow their business into the federal market space through strategic business development, government affairs solutions, and advisory services. Outside of Alphonso Maldon’s professional career, he supports of the Executive Leadership Council, a members organization dedicated to cultivating and growing the number of black executives in the business world.

In January, the Executive Leadership Council elected Orlando D. Ashford as its chair. Based in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Ashford is the president of the Holland America Line, a cruise line offering cruises to destinations worldwide.

He succeeds Rhonda R. Mims as the Executive Leadership Council’s president, having previously served as the council’s vice chair. In a press release, Ashford expressed that he is “honored and eager” to serve the Executive Leadership Council in his new capacity, where he aims to expand the council’s “reach and impact.”

Ashford’s term as the Executive Leadership Council’s chair will continue through the end of 2018. The council’s CEO and president, Ronald C. Parker, praised the new chair by calling him a “dedicated leader” who will “raise the profile and impact” of the Executive Leadership Council.

Alphonso Maldon

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Invites Members to Leadership Conference

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Omega Psi Phi


A businessman with ties to Washington, DC, Alphonso Maldon is the founding partner and co-owner of Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals. In addition, he is the former senior vice president of external affairs and president of the team’s Dream Foundation. Alphonso Maldon maintains membership with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Established in 1911 at Howard University, Omega Psi Phi is the first international fraternal organization that formed on a traditional African American college campus. Since it began more than a century ago, the fraternity has grown to include more than 700 chapters throughout the United States as well as a half-dozen other countries. It is one of the nine largest and most prestigious fraternal organizations geared toward African Americans.

One of the events sponsored by Omega Psi Phi is its Annual Leadership Conference, with the 2017 event scheduled for August 2-6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Typically 1,000 individuals attend the annual event, which in the past has featured discussions on a variety of topics from politics to black entrepreneurship, workshops related to fatherhood and mental health, and numerous networking opportunities. Many of the conference events are also open to the public.

Alphonso Maldon, Education

The Inception of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society


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Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

Having started his career in 1972 as a commissioned U.S. Army officer, Alphonso Maldon, Jr., has since assumed various respected positions in the public and private sectors and currently functions as the president and CEO of Partnership Strategies Consulting, a business consulting firm he founded in 2004. An alumnus of the University of Oklahoma with an MA in human relations, Alphonso Maldon, Jr., is also a member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society (AKM).

A general scholarship honor society, AKM was established in 1937 by Dr. George W. Gore, Jr., the dean of Tennessee A&I State College (now Tennessee State University). It is an academic society that encourages high scholarship among junior and senior academics from different fields and cultivates the appreciation of knowledge and other scholarly endeavors without bias of color, gender, and nationality.

AKM was initiated after representatives from five colleges with scholastic honor societies convened with Dr. Gore to form the Federation of Honor Societies. After its third annual convention in 1939, the Federation was rechristened as Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. Today, AKM encompasses approximately 70 active chapters and nearly 92,000 members.

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The Recent Success of the Washington Nationals


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Washington Nationals

Alphonso Maldon is the founder of Partnership Strategies Consulting, a firm he continues to lead as president and CEO. In these roles, he engages with companies and organizations preparing to expand into the federal market space. Beyond his professional activities, Alphonso Maldon enjoys supporting Washington Nationals baseball.

First joining Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1969 as the Montreal Expos, the Washington baseball team moved to the US capital and took the Nationals name in 2005. Over the course of the 12 seasons the team has played since relocating, the Nationals have experienced a number of highs and lows, from back-to-back 59-win seasons in 2008 and 2009 to first-place National League (NL) finishes in 2012 and 2014.

The National’s 98 wins in 2012 broke a franchise record set in 1979 by the Expos. The Nationals outscored opponents by 137 runs that season, thanks in part to the efforts of pitcher Gio Gonzalez, who finished the year with a 21-8 record. Washington qualified for the postseason for the first time in Nationals history and the first time in franchise history since 1982, but ultimately fell in five games to the St. Louis Cardinals in an NL division series (NLDS) matchup.

Two years later, in 2014, the Washington Nationals ruled the NL standings once again, recording 96 regular-season victories. In the playoffs that year, the Nationals lost to the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The 2016 Nationals ended the season with 95 wins, second in the NL and tied for the third highest in franchise history.