Samuel Roberts is an accomplished civil engineer, project manager and businessman, sportsman with a proven background in project and engineer management, and international field hockey player sponsored by OBO Field Hockey from New Zealand. He is the Owner/CFO of Roberts & Roberts Management Services, LLC and Group of Companies which includes Roberts & Roberts Management Services, GGR Marketing – PR and Caribbean American Passport News Magazine. He is a long serving Board Member for the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Chairperson of the Heads of Caribbean Organizations and Chairperson of the Caribbean American Heritage Month Planning Committee 2010 – 2014.
He is also President of the Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida, and past President during the years 2008 thru 2010 and a Member of the Caribbean and Floridian Association. An Affiliate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers 1996-2013, past President of the Guyana Hockey Board of Control 1996-1998, past President of Old Fort Hi Flyers Hockey Club 1994-1999 and a Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 1991. Mr. Roberts represented Guyana as a goalkeeper at the age of 15 years old and is currently the only Guyanese goalkeeper sponsored by OBO International out of New Zealand.
A native of Guyana, South America, Mr. Roberts received his education in the USA at City College of New York and Alabama A&M University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, he is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at the University of Central Florida in the field of civil engineering with the specialization Water Resources while also pursuing his Master’s in Business Management.
An active community supporter and Caribbean cultural enthusiast, Mr. Roberts believes in the promotion and preservation of our unique Caribbean cultures for Caribbean-American generations living in our new homes in America. He believes that the Caribbean-American community in Central Florida, and the Nation at large, is an underestimated resource with the potential to make major changes within our community and our Country as a whole.
Mr. Roberts has received letters and awards in recognition for his commitment to the community from the Mayor of Orlando (2011), Mayor Buddy Dyer, from numerous community based organizations including the Caribbean and Floridian Association of Florida (2012), the Center of Multicultural Wellness and Prevention (2013), the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Florida (2013), the Guyanese American Cultural Association of Central Florida (2014), the Jamaican American Association of Central Florida (2012) and many others. In 2013 Samuel Roberts along with his wife Guenet Roberts received the Martin Luther King ‘Drum Majors’ Award for Business in 2014.
Source: Institute of Caribbean Studies newsletter