THE OFFICE HUB STAFF BIOS
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James E. Thrower Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, The Office Hub
James E. Thrower Jr., LCSW is a graduate of Grambling State University where he received his bachelor and Master’s degree in social work. James is a proud father of five. He resides in Frisco, TX with his wife Kialyn and their two younger sons.
A native of Shreveport, LA, Mr. Thrower opened his first successful business at the age of thirty in 1999. Mr. Thrower would eventually build this entity to a two-hundred employee strong multi-million healthcare business. In 2009, Mr. Thrower started Life Changing Solutions, a behavioral health company. Mr. Thrower has built Life Changing Solutions to a multi-million dollar business that provides cutting edge mental health and substance abuse treatment to over one-thousand individuals and families throughout Louisiana and Atlanta, GA.
Long considering himself a conscious capitalist, Mr. Thrower has assisted countless of young and old entrepreneurs with business and life advice. Mr. Thrower has been a perennial donor to his alma mater Grambling State University and other non-profits in Shreveport and Frisco respectfully.
Among his accomplishments, Mr. Thrower was inducted into the Grambling State University Hall Of Fame in 2006. In 2009, he received the "Outstanding Business Man of the Year" award from the Shreveport-Bossier African- American Chamber of Commerce. That same year he received the key to the city from Mayor Cedric Glover.
Executive Director, The Office Hub
Niematulai Longstratt received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Milton Margai College, Freetown, Sierra Leone).
Niematulai has over twenty years of professional business experience, to include business ownership of RNL Authentics, LLC (an authentic African clothing and accessory line), Business Development Manager, Bank Teller and Administrative Assistant. Niema is a chef, and in her spare time, she enjoys preparing and sharing her deliciously creative meals; by allowing tastings of a variety of spices that are currently being marketed.
Among Niema’s many accomplishments, she is very enthusiastic, self-motivated, goal driven and open-minded for new adventures!
Administrative Assistant, The Office Hub
Jasmine Flores, MBA is a graduate of Louisiana State University, Shreveport where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Electronic Media Journalism in 2013 and her Master of Business Administration degree in 2015.
Ms. Flores is a California transplant, she moved to Shreveport in 2004 to attend college. In 2007, she enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve and has been serving for 11 years. Jasmine has a background in graphic design, photography, and marketing. In 2017, she started her own creative design business called 143rd, LLC located in downtown Shreveport. 143rd, LLC is a one-stop graphic design studio, specializing in custom graphic designs and visual services to businesses of all sizes, crafting creative solutions to their business problems.
Ms. Flores is a member of the Louisiana State University, Shreveport Alumni Association and First Class Association for Naval Operational Support Center Shreveport.
Among her accomplishments, she received the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Award and the Military Volunteer Service Award in 2014. In 2016, she won the Downtown Shreveport Unlimited’s Mudbug Madness Logo Competition.
Jasmine enjoys art, reading, and most of all, traveling!