Denisha has over 15 years in local government finance and diversity program development. Denisha currently serves as the Purchasing & Contracts Manager for the Town of Cary. She also serves as the MWBE Officer, developing Cary’s first business inclusion program.
She has served with the NC MWBE Coordinators’ Network for over a decade in various capacities, currently serving as President. The NC MWBE is an organization committed to ensuring that all segments of the community have an equitable opportunity to participate in professional service contracts, procurement contracts, and construction projects, in both the public and private arenas.
The Network and UNC have developed a course called Minority Participation Programs and Public Contracting, the cornerstone to the Network’s Certified Economic Inclusion Officer (CEIO) credential.
Her acumen in inclusion and MWBE programs earned her the opportunity to teach various courses at the UNC School of Government, the NC Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses, and the North Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing.