Katie believes that within entrepreneurship lies the life and leadership skills of the future. It will be the salvation for our economy and our communities. She shares her encouragement here for all of us. Katie is the Director of Entrepreneurship Initiatives at Wake Technical Community College and a champion to veterans and many, many more in North Carolina and the world. She received a Collaboration Award from the NC Department of Administration Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Office for the now statewide HUB Certification Day program that was developed and piloted at Wake Tech. Katie was named a Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and received a Vocational Service Award from the North Raleigh Rotary Club. And, she also received a 2018 Women in Business Award from the Triangle Business Journal and was named the 2018 Woman of the Year by Black Professional Women of NC.