Innovator and researcher with 25 years in research, strategy, outreach and crisis management..
Experienced in all aspects of outreach and strategy, operation and management. Visionary and builder with deep education in research and analytics.
Effective communicator and motivator who identifies, researches, and assesses to reach goals. Relentless optimist who believes there is no failure, only feedback.
-Strong command of business and management principles as they pertain to development, research, targeting and and leading others. -Deep background in targeting analytics with experience using project management and developer of CVP voting geographical targeting. Motivated team player with excellent public speaking ability and oral, written, and interpersonal communication. -Initiator and problem-solver using creativity, resourcefulness, and assets to break down and overcome obstacles. -Lifelong learner committed to staying on top of the best current and emerging outreach and political practices, especially in a targeting context.
-Attentive listener who is not afraid to incorporate the opinions of others into policy and planning.
Founder and CEO LexthomResearch and Development October 2012 – present
Direct all organizational operations, policies, and objectives to maximize productivity and returns.
Analyze complex scenarios and use creative problem-solving to turn challenges into solutions.
Monitor cost-effectiveness of operations and personnel using quantitative data, offering feedback and making cuts where necessary
Coordinate and approve budgets for development, marketing, overhead, and growth.
Independent Consultant May 1996 – July 2012
Offer outreach strategy, messaging and data to organizations, associations, potential political candidates, incumbents and political parties.
Developed field outreach plans, targeting and gotv with strategic messaging. Led trainings statewide for outreach targeting and gotv messaging..
Assisted with development and implementation of national field operation plans and national democratic party presidential travel and messaging.
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress 2016
National Center for Crisis Management 2015
Harvard Chan School of Executive and Continuing Professional Education 2007
Crisis Prevention Institute 2005
Tulane University Hematology and Rare Medicine 1995
University of Southwestern Louisiana Political Science
Southern Field Director -Mary Landrieu
Kerry/Edwards Presidential Election
First African American Female State Director on a National Victory Campaign in Louisiana
Director of Outreach Operations, New Orleans Mayors’ race.
Directed the only satellite voting in the nation’s history for displaced residents after Katrina
Regional Field Director
Southern Ballot Initiative
In charge of 3 states efforts to get out the vote.
Non Partisan Initiative
In charge of gotv and voter awareness partnerships with faith based communities, Greek organizations, beauty associations, and community organizations
Launched Lexthomresearch and Development,LLC
The South’s only minority owned, all female Firm.
I attend and speak at women events, and sickle cell and cultural diversity conferences throughout the year to provide information, research and to motivate .
I dedicate a great portion of my time away from work to increase awareness on sickle cell and to mentor to children without parents.
Hunting, Fishing, Rollerskating