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Karl Gorman is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he double majored in Sales & Business Marketing and Finance. Karl has spent the last 20 years in the Employee Benefits sector working for some of the largest financial institutions in the world. He successfully manages $156M of revenue with a client base of Fortune 1,000 companies. Karl has been recognized multiple years as Sales Rep of the Year, Salesperson of the Year and Vice Presidential Award designations within the insurance and financial industry. Karl is licensed in Life & Health, Series 7 and other financial designations. In addition, Karl launched GLH,LLC, a real estate investment company focused on gentrifying Black and low-income communities across the country. The company owns 3 commercial properties, 33 residential single family apartment buildings and does a minimum of 10 flips a year. GLH,LLC also lends over $2.5M to developers in hard money.
Karl also believes strongly in giving back to the community. He has served as the Annual Support Campaign manager for the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA over a 3-year span. In that time, he helped raise nearly $1M for the organization which supports predominately minority children in Southeast San Diego. He is a board member and chairs the philanthropy committee for Options For All, an organization that helps young adults with developmental disabilities find purpose through employment. Karl and his wife created the Black Future Foundation, a non-profit committed to providing Black high school students college scholarships and financial literacy training.
Karl is originally from Detroit, Michigan and has lived in San Diego since 2009. In his spare time he enjoys mentoring, playing tennis and spending time with his wife and 3 children.
CHERYL BLACKWELL GORMAN
Cheryl Gorman is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She spent 14 years working for professional sports teams and regional sports networks in various capacities including sideline reporting, writing and producing, creative development and sports marketing. Cheryl was part of the team that launched FOX Sports San Diego and oversaw the on-air promotions, marketing, digital content, and team partner relationships for the network. During her career in television she mentored young women in the industry and was a founding member of the San Diego Chapter of Women in Sports and Events (WISE). Cheryl has received numerous accolades for her creative content including 6 Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter. Cheryl also graduated with her Masters of Business Administration in 2007 with a focus on Systems Management from Baldwin Wallace University.
In addition to her career, Cheryl believes strongly in giving back to the community. She has served as the Annual Support Campaign manager for the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA over a 3 year span. In that time she helped raise nearly $1M for the organization which supports predominately minority children in the Southeast San Diego area. Cheryl also volunteers with the Miracle League of San Diego which provides children with special needs the opportunity to play organized sports. In 2020 Cheryl and her husband Karl launched the Black Future Foundation, a non-profit focused on providing college scholarships to Black college bound students. In addition Cheryl and her husband created a real estate company focused on gentrifying Black and low income communities across the country.
Cheryl is originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio and has lived in San Diego since 2009. In her spare time she loves playing tennis, dining out and spending quality time with her husband and 3 children.