Charisse PriceChair, NLC National Programs Committee
Born and raised in New Orleans, Charisse Price is a supplier diversity strategist and management consultant whose career has spanned the private and public sectors across the east coast of the United States.
Ms. Price believes compassion is its own reward and instills the value of “compassionate governance” in all of her work.
Upon reading “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander in 2012, Ms. Price ignited a passion for criminal justice reform and thus began volunteering as a literacy teacher at the Fulton County Jail, a position she held for five years. There, she developed a curriculum based on inspiration, current events, relevant grammar skills, civic-engagement and self-accountability.
Ms. Price volunteers with and serves in leadership positions with several organizations that focus on leadership development, urban youth, and community impact. She is a 2015 alumna of the Atlanta chapter of New Leaders Council. And now serves as the Chair of the National Programs Committee and on the Board of Directors. She previously served as the National Curriculum Chair, where she received the National Programs Committee Member of the Year Award in 2018. She also proudly serves: M.A.F.D.E.T., Inc, and The Junior League of Atlanta.
In 2010, Ms. Price was selected as a National Urban Fellow. Through this prestigious academic and leadership development program, she served as a special assistant at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. She currently works as a Consultant to the Philadelphia Water Department, where she manages minority and women inclusion compliance on multi-million-dollar construction contracts. Prior to that, she worked in marketing for The Coca-Cola Company.
Ms. Price earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of New Orleans, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College – City University of New York. Ms. Price resides in Atlanta and in her free time, enjoys travelling, practicing yoga, spending time with family and friends, and watching football.