Speaking Engagements

National Conference on Community Philanthropy & Public Service – Session Topic: Empowering Minority Millennials- Little Rock, Ark – April 2016

Delta Regional Authority Leadership Conference – Session Topic- Rural Placemaking – Panel- Moderator – New Orleans, LA– February 2016

White  House Rural Placemaking Convening –Session Topic- The Importance of Rural Placemaking. Washington, D.C. - November 2015

 Placemaking Funders Forum – Session Topic: Supporting a Movement Placemaking as a Cause. St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NYC -October 2015

 Entrepreneurship Workshop sponsored by the DEBTS Program at Delta State University Featured Speaker- Session Topic: Creative Economy. Cleveland, MS - October 2014 & 2015

National Rural Assembly- Session Topic: Next Generation Panel- The Importance of Young Leadership in Rural Areas. Washington D.C. - September 2015

Delta Arts Alliance Lunch and Learn Workshop – Sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission – Speaker- Session Topic: Creative Economy. Cleveland, MS - June 2015

“Winning The Race” Conference at Delta State University – Panelist – Session Topic: Creative Placemaking – Economic Impact and Diversity. Cleveland, MS - March 2015

Lyon Elementary School-Presentation Topic: Banking In the Classroom. Clarksdale, MS - February 2015

 Southern Entrepreneurship Program Northwest Mississippi Summit- Presentation Topic: Starting Your Own Business and Access to Capital. Coahoma Community College of Clarksdale, MS - February 2015

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference –Sessions Topics: Placemaking on Main Street and Community Foundations as Placemakers. Baltimore, MD - January 2015

Guest Panelist - Session Topics: Effective Networking and Entrepreneurship. Youth Motivational Taskforce at Mississippi Valley State University of Itta Bena, MS – November 2014 & 2011

 Guest Panelist at Mississippi Library Commission State Convention. Session Topic: Workforce Recovery: Helping Your Patrons Find a Job Now. Natchez, MS - October 2012

Mississippi Representative for Project Compass National Convening –Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Web Junction launched Project Compass. Arlington, VA -April 2012