USBC Board of Directors

Meet the National Leadership Team

larry

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC)

President/CEO (2001 – Current)

Responsible for growth and direction of the BCBCC which has resulted in a 140% growth in 12 years.

Responsible for a diverse workforce that consists of 9 housing counselors, 2 vice presidents, and office manager, and a marketing person.

Responsible for the budget and accounting of all funds that are received and allocated for expenses.

Partner with the city, county, and state with Atax funding to promote tourism to support our businesses.

Responsible for the implementation of our micro loan program with USDA.

Support the South Carolina Housing Authority program which is a contract to help unemployed and underemployed citizens avoid foreclosure.

kelisha

Gen-X Consulting Group

Principal Consultant

Kelisha Garrett is the Principal Consultant at Gen-X Consulting Group, a firm focused in business development, strategic sourcing, vendor compliance, fundraising, and relationship management; and the Executive Director of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce which covers a 10 parish region in southern Louisiana.
 
Most recently, Kelisha was a part of the Supplier Diversity management team for Caesars Entertainment overseeing the Gulf South region and the DBE Regulatory Compliance & Community Relations Manager for Harrah's New Orleans Casino & Hotel.
 
Kelisha is a graduate of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) 2012 and Brian Bell Leadership class of 2010. She serves as Vice-Chair of the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network and board member of the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. 
 
Her professional focus is to fostering economic development and sustainability by utilizing methods of opportunity awareness, education, and policy development that will organically stimulate the inclusion of local, small, minority and diverse business organizations throughout southern Louisiana.