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Darrin Eakins

Top 20 Under 40 Class Of 2021 Winner

Darrin Eakins is the Founder and CEO of DuBlase Whiskey and Co-Owner of the Nassau Pride ABA Professional Basketball Team. Darrin is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology. A leader with over a decade of history in Engineering, Sports Entertainment and now Spirits, Darrin drives a robust business model that is the catalyst for the growth and success of each of his business ventures.
A native of Jacksonville Florida, Darrin’s diverse professional background has landed him media coverage from national outlets, including ABC, NBC, FOX, WJXT 4, and Yahoo Finance. In addition, articles have been published that feature Darrin which include Market Watch, Street Insider, AfroTech, Breaking Bourbon, Whiskey Wash, Voyage MIA, The News Leader, Fernandina Observer, and HBCU Connect.
Outside of his entrepreneurial endeavors, Darrin has a true passion for giving back to the community. Darrin is a Trustee with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and a member of the J.R.E Lee Chapter of FAMU Alumni Association. Darrin looks to continue his efforts in leading the charge of Jacksonville’s future and continuing to build a strong community with a unified vision.