Winston Strickland is owner/operator of S and M Enterprises, which includes Strick's Barber Shop, Strick's Grill and S & M Laundromat (Marietta, Ga.). He has earned many accolades and served many positions including president of the National Assn. of Barber Boards of America, 1995, Member of Board of Directors, Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, and was appointed to Cobb County (GA) Homeland Security board in 2004.
Mr. Strickland is president of the Minority Advisory Committee at Kennesaw College and was Chairman of the Georgia State Barber Board from 1984 to 1995. He received the Citizen of the Year Awards from both Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in 1990. He founded Blacks United for Youth in Cobb, 1995, which has provided over $100,000 in college scholarships to local youth. For that service he received the Chief Justice Benham Award, honoring Blacks United for Youth In Cobb, 1999. Winston Strickland was deservingly inducted into the Barber Hall of Fame in 2002.