FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS
Sean Anderson, raised in Detroit since he was an eight week old infant, attended the Detroit Waldorf School where as a young child he told everyone that he wanted to be a rapper. Later, as a student at Cass Technical High School, a nationally recognized college preparatory school, despite being laughed at and ridiculed, Sean still clung to his dream of being a rapper. He religiously competed every Friday night for almost two years on a local radio station’s Friday Night Cypher, which ultimately lead to his being discovered by Kanye West. It was the contact of a lifetime, which led to Sean’s signing with G.O.O.D. Music in late 2007, and his subsequent signing to Def Jam in 2008.
As they say, the rest is history. To date, Big Sean has sold over 15 million records, has numerous gold and multi-platinum recordings, has won a slew of awards – including, MTV’s “Hottest MCs” List of the Year, BET’s Rookie of the Year, MTV’s Video With a Social Message Award, and in 2014 became the first rapper to ever perform at The White House.
While his professional work as a music artist keeps him extremely busy, Sean always makes time to use his resources and his voice to give back to the community and those in need through his Detroit based non-profit, the Sean Anderson Foundation.
MYRA L. ANDERSON
Myra Anderson was born and raised in Detroit and, like her son, attended Cass Technical High School. She holds a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and received her Master’s Degree from New York University. She has been employed as a public middle school teacher, in programs for adults returning to obtain diplomas or GED’s, and in a number of supplemental educational programs. Prior to motherhood, Myra worked as an actress in numerous television commercials, industrial films, and off Broadway theater, and as a senior flight attendant for a major airline. For the past five years, Myra has served as the Operational Manger for FF to Def Entertainment.
Tonya Corbitt, a native Detroiter, is an award winning educator, who currently serves as an assistant principal in an upper elementary school. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching and an Education Specialist Degree in School Administration and Leadership. Tonya has established numerous parental involvement programs, various student extra-curricular activities within her school, and has collaborated, facilitated and presented professional development activities on the district level. She has served as a mentor to many teachers and supported their instructional, organizational and professional efforts. Tonya currently serves as the Sean Anderson Foundation’s Secretary.
JEFF M. FRATARCANGELI
Jeffrey Fratarcangeli is a Managing Principal, Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC. While participating in a 4 year full scholarship at Eastern Michigan University in soccer, where he was on the Mid-American All-Academic Honor Roll, he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Majored in Finance and minored in Accounting and Economics. Jeffery, his wife Nicole and their two children, Louis & Marcelo reside in Birmingham, Michigan where they take an active role in multiple charities including Wish Upon a Teen and the Boys and Girls club with a passion in helping all children with challenges.
Michael Fair, a native Detroiter, is an accomplished marketing/advertising strategist with diverse experience in brand strategy, secondary research and project management. Starting his career in the music industry with Universal Music Group Distribution, Michael has gone on to deliver new business intelligence, strategic planning and marketing consulting to a variety of clients in B2C & B2B. He recently served as lead strategic planner on the Walmart business at GlobalHue, the largest multicultural advertising agency in the US. Michael currently serves as a lead North American strategist on the Chevrolet Truck business at Commonwealth//McCann. Michael holds a BA in Business (Marketing) from Michigan State University.
RASHON A. MASSEY
Rashon A. Massey has spent the last decade working in the music industry as an active marketing figure and tastemaker. Since his early days as a radio host for National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate 89.1 WEMU, Rashon has grown to become a successful social media influencer and consultant, and in 2012, was named the official red carpet correspondent for MusiCares at both the 54th GRAMMY Awards and GRAMMY Week activities. Rashon has facilitated partnership and sponsorship initiatives with brands including SENNHEISER, Chevy, Live Nation, AEG Live, Universal Music Group Distribution and Oxfam America. When Rashon is not managing the Sean Anderson Foundation social media channels, he works as a brand, marketing and PR consultant.