“Far too many people let their circumstances dictate their outcome in life. I have worked with people of all walks of life and helped them see their possibilities are endless, they just have to unlock what is already inside.” – Jamie Devine
Jamie L. Devine is a skilled communicator with over 15 years of public speaking experience. Jamie turned his passion for talking, which usually got him in trouble in school, into a way to inspire and influence people, young and old.
A self-proclaimed “country boy”, having growing up in rural South Carolina and the son of a Baptist minister and mill worker, Jamie has always believed that hard work and perseverance can help you overcome any circumstance. Jamie is President/CEO for Community Assistance Provider, a regional non-profit housing development corporation. He also serves as a member of the Richland County School District One Board of School Commissioners, having served as Chairman in 2013 and is on the Board of the South Carolina School Boards Association. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Jamie is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Columbia, sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the 2007 “20 under 40” class presented by The State newspaper and was named “Top 40 under 40” by Black Pages USA in 2014. He is a graduate of the South Carolina Economic Developer’s School and the South Carolina Community Development Certificate Institute having completed studies in Community Economic Development.
Jamie is an awesome speaker with messages to empower and inspire all audiences. His signature, in demand speaking topics include Fatherhood in Today’s Society, Educating Today’s Young Males; Anything Is Possible If You Just Believe, Finding Peace After Tragedy, and Promoting Black Male Achievement.
Jamie has appeared as a guest on The Urban Scene with Don Frierson, In Touch with Judi Gatson, WLTX and Joy in the Mourning radio show.
A Corporate Executive, Speaker, Politician, Mentor and Education Advocate, Jamie Devine earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Benedict College. He is also a licensed realtor and certified housing counselor.