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REV. BETTY PULLIAM,
PAYNE-PULLIAM SCHOOL OF TRADE & COMMERCE
Rev. Betty E. Pulliam was born in South Carolina and educated in the Detroit Public School Systems. She is President/Chairman of the Board of Payne-Pulliam School of Trade and Commerce, Inc., a non-profit educational institution, since November 1, 1973.
Rev. Pulliam is a certified work force development professional and has managerial, developmental and operational skills in operating a workforce development agency. She has had monumental involvement in the business community, serving on many boards and organizations, including the Booker T. Washington Business Association, as the “first” female President and Chairman of the Board. Moreover, numerous awards and citations have been bestowed upon her including two gubernatorial appointments as Commissioner to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.
Rev. Pulliam, a member of Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, became the “first” female to be licensed in July 1997 and ordained in May, 2000, by her Pastor, Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers She developed and coordinated an Entrepreneurial Component for the Female Responsibility Program, mentoring Girls 8-18. Her ministry includes Evangelism, Fundraising, Singing and Orientation of new members.
Rev. Pulliam is married to Herman and has three adult children and seven grandchildren.
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