Brace B. “Trey” Godfrey is the Executive Director of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, LTD. Named to the position in March 2018, he is the first Executive Director in the organization’s 28-year history. In the first two years of his tenure, The 100 doubled its revenues from the year prior to his hire, doubled its number of program participants, and, in 2019, was named Chapter of the Year by the parent organization, 100 Black Men of America.
In 2006, Godfrey joined Cyntreniks LLC, a strategic consulting and real estate development firm as Vice President, taking the helm as President in 2010. Instrumental in the revitalization of Downtown Baton Rouge, Cyntreniks developed over $65 of downtown commercial real estate, including the Historic Kress at Third and Main, a $21 million mixed-use property, and Hotel Indigo Downtown Riverfront, Baton Rouge’s first boutique hotel. Godfrey became a partner in Vision City Development Group in 2012, which founded technology start-up accelerator, Springboard Baton Rouge, as well as Capital Region Venture Partners, a venture capital fund providing funding for start-up and early-stage companies.
A highly sought-after guest lecturer and workshop presenter, Godfrey has addressed more than 100,000 executives, business leaders, students, and inmates since 2003. His roster of past clients includes Disney, ESPN, and Monster Worldwide.
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Godfrey is a graduate of Episcopal High School. He matriculated at Tulane University, where he earned a football scholarship, playing defensive back. During his career as a student-athlete, he was named to the Tulane University Dean’s List and the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.Following his graduation, Godfrey attended graduate school at Tulane, focusing his studies in the areas of social sciences and communications. While a full-time graduate student, Godfrey coached football at Tulane for nearly four years.
Following in the footsteps of his late father, Brace B. Godfrey, Jr., he maintains a strong commitment to civic engagement. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana State Fair Foundation, Great Hearts Academies Louisiana, Knock Knock Children’s Museum, and is a past board member of Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, American Heart Association, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, YMCA of Metro Baton Rouge, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Green, Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance, 100 Black Men Capital High Academy Charter Initiative, CW Lamar Branch YMCA, Camelot Society of Young Professionals, Mewelde Moore Knowledge First Foundation, and the Jimmy Williams Intercepting our Youth Foundation.