Katesha PhillipsAdvance North Carolina, 501(c)4, and the North Carolina Black Alliance, 501(c)3, are pleased to announce the hire of Katesha Phillips as the new senior associate director for both organizations. In this role, Katesha will work in alignment with leadership to organize and prioritize critical issues and provide administrative, financial, and operational support for the organizations.

“We are thrilled to have Katesha join Advance Carolina and NC Black Alliance. Her background in administration aligned well with our current organizational needs and will prove vital as we continue to focus on building political and economic power in Black communities,” said Marcus Bass, executive director for Advance Carolina.

Katesha holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from North Carolina State University and brings over 16 years of professional experience to the organizations, including board governance, volunteer and staff management, budget management, financial reporting, and administrative and operational management. Previously, she worked at a local association management company and served as the executive director for two non-profit associations.

“I am truly looking forward to serving in my new role with Advance Carolina and the North Carolina Black Alliance,” says Phillips. I am excited to take a deep dive into this vital work and play my part in advancing the organizations forward in their mission and goals.”

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