As associate for events and operations, Lakesha manages event planning across the organization and provides administrative support for the operations team.  Prior to joining Chiefs for Change, Lakesha was a global administrative assistant at IBM. Before that, she worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, where she facilitated, managed, and delivered logistical support for company-wide events. Lakesha holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management with a specialization in human resources. In 2022, she received the Smart Women in Meetings: Innovator Award from SmartMeetings.