Shumphert Holbert II serves as the 2016 – 2017 NSBE Houston Professionals Pre-College Initiative Chair for the second year. Shumphert is originally from Moss Point, MS. He was heavily influenced by the HBCU experience growing up and decided to attend Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology in the Spring of 2000.
Not knowing where his academic achievement would lead him in the professional job ranks, he ended up in the electrical product safety testing field, working for two major third-party testing laboratories: Intertek, (Plano, TX) and Nemko USA, Inc. (Lewisville, TX).
2014 of November, Shumphert relocated from the Dallas Metropolitan area to Houston to “work on the other side of the fence” as a Certification Engineer for one of the largest international product & service companies in the oil & gas industry, Weatherford International (Kingwood, TX). He was recently promoted to Certification Manager in 2016.
Even though not a NSBE participant during his undergraduate years, Shumphert is an active volunteer for other various mentoring programs and believes strongly in mentoring children and youth to encourage and assist them in making appropriate decisions, socially & career wise.
Shumphert is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a voting panel member of Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use (STP 61010), and other various organizations.