Bringing Past Experience to Ensure a Good Future
My civic engagement with Greensboro began long before I ran for City Council. I joined organizations with missions that promoted ideals that best suited my vision for helping to create a healthier and stronger community. My time with each of these groups gave me valuable insight to the needs and dreams of Greensboro.
I have served as Board Chair of the Greensboro YWCA, NC Touring Theatre, and Reading Connections. I was appointed to the City of Greensboro’s Human Relations Commission in 2007 and was Chair of the Commission in 2011. I chaired the Complaint Review Committee for the City of Greensboro which heard citizen complaints against the police department and fair housing cases. I served on the boards of Music for a Great Space, Guilford College Board of Visitors, and Preservation Greensboro, Inc. I was a board member of the NC Institute of Political Leadership.
Careers and Education Guided Me
Life is a journey. That is evident as I look back on my education and career choices, and the path that led me to Greensboro.
I grew up in South Carolina and received my undergraduate degree from Winthrop College. I went on to earn my master’s degree from the University of South Carolina.
For 22 years I worked in corporate senior management for the textiles, apparel and home furnishing industries. In 1998, I joined Reffett Associates as managing director. I worked for this executive search and consulting practice for 16 years.
In 2011, well entrenched in life in Greensboro, I decided to run for City Council. I believed this lovely city had potential that was hidden and needed strong leadership to help move it forward. I felt we needed to think long term, not just short term. I ran on the promise to do my homework, give careful consideration to how growth would benefit its people the most, and be accessible to those who wished to share their ideas and opinions with me.