|Name||Wayne M. Messam|
Miramar, Florida , United States
Jun 30, 2012 09:14am
|Info||Wayne Messam has lived in Miramar for over 10 years. A first-generation American, Wayne was the first of his parents' children born in the United States. He was raised in South Bay, Florida by loving and hard-working Jamaican parents. His father, Hubert Messam, labored in the sugar cane fields of the Glades as a migrant contract worker for nearly two decades before immigrating to the United States with his family. Growing up in the Glades, Wayne learned the values of hard work, discipline and the pride of culture, community and heritage. Miramar's cultural diversity and sense of community attracted Wayne to the city of Miramar to raise his own family. Wayne and his wife of 13 years, Angela, have three children: Wayne II (age 13) and twin daughters Kayla and Kyla (age 11) are pictured here along with his niece Shay Messam. All of Wayne's children attend public schools in Miramar. |
Wayne is no stranger to leadership and success. As senior class president at Glades Central High School, Wayne was offered full athletic and academic scholarships to attend Florida State University. He excelled both on and off the football field. His accomplishments include being a starting wide receiver and a member of the 1993 National Championship Football Team under legendary coach Bobby Bowden. Wayne was elected to student body vice-president by his peers during his senior year. One of his greatest highlights was when the FSU Black Alumni Association named him “Student of the Year” in 1996 for his exceptional accomplishments as a student-athlete. Wayne graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems in 1997.
As a professional, Wayne is one of the fastest-rising young professionals in the construction industry. He is a licensed general contractor and a LEED-accredited professional. Wayne is one of a few African-Americans in the nation who holds both of these credentials. His company, Asset Builders, is currently building and managing some of the most exciting “green” construction projects in America, including Galaxy Elementary. Galaxy Elementary is predicted to be the “greenest” school in Florida.
Wayne has always had a commitment to public service. He currently serves as vice-chair of Miramar's Planning and Zoning Board. He is also serving his second term as chair of the Broward County Small Business Development Advisory Board where he has been very influential in the policy recommendations that affect the local and small business programs for Broward County and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms. Other community activities include his service as an optimist football coach and vice-chair of the Board of Trustees for his church, The Fountain of New Life. He is also a member of the School Advisory Council (SAC) at his daughters' school, Sunset Lakes Elementary.