The Men Who Made Boyz Incorporated Possible


Ronald Dowdy: President


Ronald Dowdy grew up in Nashville and is the oldest male of seven siblings. He attended Tennessee State University and is a US Army veteran. Ronald is also a former youth basketball, baseball, and softball coach. His hobbies include reading, watching historical and political documentaries, gardening, woodwork, fishing and golfing. Ronald belongs to the Nashville Duffers Golf Association and has been a member of the “Boyz” since 1973. He is also a member of Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church. He is married to Michele Dowdy and is a father of two children.

Ervin Tinnon: Secretary

Ervin Tinnon

A native Nashvillian and retired educator from the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools System with 38 years of service. Among his positions held outside of the classroom were several administrative jobs such as:

• Assistant Principal
• Principal
• Human Resources Coordinator of Professional and Staff Development
• Human Resources Director of Middle Schools
• Human Resources Director of Recruiting and Student Teaching

Ervin received his B.S. degree from Fisk University and M.Ed from Middle Tennessee State University. Also, he has done graduate study at Trevecca Nazarene College and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Ervin has been married to Sandra Carter Tinnon for 40+ years. They have two children (Takkia Easley and Brandon Tinnon), and five grandchildren (Nicolas 18 yrs. old; Jaden 12 yrs. old; Christopher 10 yrs. old; Peyton 4 yrs. old; Christian 3 wks. old).

Edward Madry: Treasurer



Richard Coure: Chairman


A product of Metro Nashville Public Schools, Richard attended Carter-Lawrence; Rose Park and Cameron High School. After graduating from Cameron, he attended Fisk University on a football scholarship. While at Fisk, he became the starting quarterback the third game of his freshman year and he remained the starting quarterback for four years. After graduating from Fisk University in 1973, he started teaching for Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Richard has been married to his wife, Barbara, for 41 years. He has one son, Richard DeWayne. He also has 2 grandchildren, Cameron and Sydney. Richard is a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church.

 Alexander Coure, Jr.: Chief Fiscal Officer

 Lee Humes


Lee is the CEO of Pro Productions Sound & Lightning Company. He is a local disc jockey in the Nashville area. He is also employed with Triumph Aerostructures. He has been married to his wife, Marilyn, for 3 years.


Leonard Morton, Jr.

leonard morton

Leonard Morton, is a Nashvillian and retired music educator, presently teaching at Tennessee State University in Commercial Music. Taught Instrumental Music at Nashville Public School System for 35 years grades 5-12. Teaching Concert, Pep, Marching and Jazz Bands, developing music programs to serve the students in each particular community. Professional Musician playing Trombone performing concerts, private parties, churches, Community bands and musicals for the past 40 years.

Leonard Morton received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tennessee State University in Music Education and Music. He has done special studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass in Performance and Vandercook College of Music in Chicago Ill. in Marching Band Drill Design.

Leonard has been married to Rev. Michele Roberts Morton for 36+ years. They have two children Erin Morton and Dr.Tesia Morton (Jarrett) Wilson. grandchildren Cayli Wilson 7 yrs and Aiden Wilson 4 yrs. old.