Tabatha Turman has been a tireless advocate for the less fortunate and underserved throughout her life.
Tabatha is a strong believer in giving back to the community and has demonstrated this throughout the years by serving on various boards such as the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and Woman Veterans Interactive. She created a NEXGEN Program, which is a two-week mini MBA program that teaches students how to build a business plan. The program has been conducted at the Boys and Girls Club, Northern VA Community College, and Jennings Sr. High School.
As a result of Tabatha’s involvement with the Jennings Senior High School FBLA club she was given a key to the city of Jennings and a day set aside in her honor. As a graduate of Jennings Sr. High School this was indeed an honor and a full circle moment. Tabatha was also the 2015 Prince William County Schools "Partner in Education" award recipient in the area of business.
Tabatha is also an award-winning entrepreneur who founded Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions (IFAS) in 2007. Under Tabatha’s leadership, IFAS has rapidly become a recognized name that federal agencies and industry leaders have grown to trust to solve the toughest problems providing the best solutions. She is an accomplished executive with a proven record of successful leadership. Since IFAS’ inception Tabatha has been a strong believer in giving back to the communities in which her employees live and work and demonstrated this by donating time and resources to several causes such as Acts, Brown Santa, Toys for Tots, Back to School Drives, Vaughn Elementary School Young Ladies of Distinction mentoring program, Blue Star Moms, and several others.
Tabatha is a retired Army Finance Officer who has traveled throughout the US and abroad serving her country. She is a war veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Tabatha’s education includes a Master’s in Business Administration from Cameron University and a B.S in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Tabatha is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, The Links Incorporated, and an Associate Member of Jack and Jill of America.
Craig has been thoroughly immersed in Entrepreneurship dating back to a very young age, creating various businesses over the years, and watching them flourish. Being a “military brat” and moving often as a child, forced Craig to develop his outgoing personable traits early on.
He was often tasked with meeting new people and fostering new relationships at a quicker pace than most of his peers. This led to him being well known throughout the community as a personable individual.
The fire within was ignited when Craig asked his parents for certain things, the reply was often “find a way to make money so you can buy it for yourself.” From shoveling snow in the winter, to mowing lawns in the summer, Craig has always loved the idea of being his own boss. Selling candy and making CDs/tapes for peers and sometimes elders deemed to be very lucrative for Craig as he continued to matriculate through middle and high school.
His charismatic and playful tone gave him the edge over his peers as he was very easily likeable and easy to talk to.
In high school, he was given the opportunity to promote most of the local teen parties before starting his own marketing and promotion company on the campus of Florida A&M University in the Fall of 2011. That same company would go on to become widely known throughout the city of Tallahassee and it started to show through the caliber of events that transpired as a direct result of the popularity.
From ACC and National Championship celebration parties to concerts with world-renowned recording artists, Craig had his hands full in college.
Also in 2011, Craig was granted the opportunity to intern at an International Business Complex in China where he gained invaluable business skills with people from various cultures. In the midst of it all while in college at FAMU, Craig was fortunate enough to become a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated where his skills were showcased on a local and more national level.
While still in college as the Public Relations and Events Chair for the fraternity, Craig was able to showcase his entrepreneurial skills in a larger setting by raising over $20,000 from just one event.
All in all, Craig is able to use his caring nature, wit and the ability to connect with people to positively influence those around him as the Executive Director of TABEE.