Mozell H. Axson II, 31, is a Polk County native was raised in Lakeland, FL and graduated from George Jenkins High School as a Top 10 football athlete for the state of Florida. Mr. Axson is a former scholarship student-athletes that was recruited by the University of Louisville to play football for the Cardinals. He played for Coach Petrino in the 2005 & 2006 seasons which resulted in going to the Gator Bowl and being named Champion of the Orange Bowl. He graduated with a B.S. in Justice Administration in May 2009. Mozell added another U of L degree in December 2010, with an M.S. in Administration of Justice and a Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl Champion win, under Head Coach Charlie Strong. Mozell made the career change in 2012 to the Financial Services sector, as a Financial Advisor (while serving on the Board of Directors for Louisville Urban League), to be more pre-emptive when it comes to building the low SES communities. Mozell’s very passionate about helping families as well as businesses by being that reliable source in times of need. Mozell, through due diligence, discovered the need to inform/teach the underserved, single families, and low SES communities the value and importance of understanding finances as well as building multi-generational wealth.
During Mozell’s time in Kentucky, he was in an apprentice program acting as “The Manager of the Financial Group” representing various public and private equity firms from A to Z, creating a business plan to securing capital from financial institutions, or using creative financing. It was during that time, Mr. Axson developed corporate level expertise in the commercial industry working on projects CONUS & OCONUS.
Returning to Polk County has always been a goal for Mozell, with knowledge and experience to empower the growth of his community. Mr. Axson spends his free time volunteering in his parents’ ministry called K.I.R.M. (Keep It Real Ministries) which is a Mentoring Program & Summer Camp organization as a mentor and tutor because he believes that children ARE our future! Mozell is a loving father to 3 amazing children Mekhi, Jayden, & Aubrie and is the son of Mozell & Dee Axson.