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D. Tomme Beevas

As founder and Chief Strategic Officer of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, Tomme leads the
company’s growth strategy to become the top provider of authentic Jamaican food
experiences globally.

Additionally, Tomme leads Pimento Relief Services and the Pimento Foundation in their
support for leaders on the frontlines of economic liberation, social liberation and political liberation.

Prior to launching Pimento, Tomme served as a corporate executive responsible for
Cargill’s global community involvement programs, including raising more than $100
million for United Way, and leading volunteer programs across 350 communities on 6

A recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Bill Clinton,
Tomme has also lived in Washington, DC, where he managed the same award for
President George W. Bush, and held posts at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Tomme holds Political Science and Economics undergraduate degrees from the
University of South Florida, and a Masters in Business Administration from the
University of Minnesota.

He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Bush Fellow, Dara, Founder
and Chief Strategic Officer of Wise Ink Creative Publishing, and their daughter, Genesis
and newborn son, Derek IV.

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