Managing Director & Professor
In January 2020 John Cash developed, launched, and taught the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) esports/gaming curriculum and certification program. This was accomplished through the leadership at Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C. He continues to build out the program and teach at the institution. Prior to this initiative John was approached to partner with Cxmmunity. Founded and led by HBCU graduates, this 501c3 launched the first and leading esports/gaming pipeline program for underserved k-12 and HBCU students in early 2020. In addition to league play Cxmmunity has quickly catapulted and gained equity and partnerships in the esports ecosystem driven by its organic support of STEM/STEM and business education, student-focused mentorships, scholarships, internships, league, and tournament play.
In addition to being an Adjunct Professor John is a United States Air Force Veteran Officer, an MBA-educated fortune 50 brand marketing and sports/entertainment agency executive, and business owner of The Narmer Group, LLC. His community and service passions are centered on supporting service-disabled military veterans and youth empowerment programs. Presently he serves as board chairperson for Vets2Industry and on the Cxmmunity board. John enjoys supporting his church, Elevation, and fraternity alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha / Beta Nu Lambda, Charlotte, N.C. Chapter. He received his MBA from the University of Texas, MS from Webster University and BBA from Howard University.
A proud native of metro Washington, D.C., John is husband to Robin and father to Alaina. He is a man of faith and enjoys learning, reading, socializing, and developing relationships. He loves traveling, and is avid about technology, social media, sports (especially golf) and wellness. His latest and greatest service has been being a Caregiver for his elderly parents.