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COB Tiger Showcase Daune Benjamin is a Grambling State University, summa cum laude, graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. Daune started her career in Morton, Illinois, as a program analyst. She furthered her education at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. While working full-time as a systems engineer for a major insurance company in Dallas, Texas, Daune received her master’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She has training and experience in seven computer programming languages, and also obtained a pharmaceutical sales certification. Throughout her career, Daune has received several awards and promotions in the IT field. She is currently the subject matter expert for multiple projects with her current employer and has such duties as a project leader and coordinator. In her spare time, Daune enjoys participating in Zumba and hip hop dance classes, building websites, application development, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Murphy Cheatham is a Portfolio Account Manager in Mohr Partners’ Corporate Office in Dallas, TX. He joined Mohr Partners in June 2015 and brings over 10 years of experience in real estate finance and business development. Murphy’s professional growth has enabled him to articulate problems, identify effective solutions and capitalize on opportunities. Throughout his career, he has created value in the business of real estate. Murphy has created global economic impact while consistently delivering meaningful change whether it is evaluating a commercial lease, increasing a business's profit margin, matching a real estate product with the funding source(s) or establishing a market where there has not been an investment for decades. Prior to joining Mohr Partners, Murphy was a Real Estate Agent for Vanguard Commercial Real Estate Services where he was responsible for originating, coordinating and closing multiple real estate transactions through identifying scope, benchmark timeframes, funding capacity, financing methodology, project management procedures and successfully closing the transaction. Murphy combines his master’s degree in Real Estate Development with certificates in Economic/Housing Development, Construction/Production Management and Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional. He is a long standing advisory board member of Business Community Lenders of TX, GSU’s Foundation and the College of Business. Murphy earned the B.S. in Accounting from GSU. He holds numerous certifications and recognitions. Academic Viewbook Page 16