30 SEC WITH LATICIA DEZELL HOLBERT
Name: Laticia Dezell Holbert
Job Title: Training and Employee Development Manager, INTREN & Adjunct Faculty – Ashford University, Colorado Technical University & University of Phoenix
Location: Chicago, IL
If we only had 30 secs to get to know you. What would you want us to know?
I absolutely love life! I have a zeal and love for people and development. I am passionate about social justice, diversity and inclusion. I want my life’s work to be about the advancement and betterment of people. I love meeting new people, attending meetings to further my life’s mission of gaining knowledge and exploring possibilities. I love my parents, brother, grandmother and husband, they are the light of my world. I am a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc! Most importantly I love God and his goodness, mercy and love.
College/University City & State University of IL @ Urbana – Champaign, BA Economics Keller Graduate School of Management, MBA
·Colour Me Social, Innovator of Social Change – Education, 2017
·Chicago Defender, Women of Excellence 2016,
·BIR Training Center, CIT Instructor of the Year 2013, 2012
·Sears Holdings Corporation, Exemplify Excellence Award: Customer Focus 2006
·DeVry University, Outstanding Employee Award 2005
My favorite pastime is watching television! I cannot help myself, it’s the most enjoyable thing I can do after a long day’s work. My favorite channels are HGTV, Vh1 and CNN. I am most excited for the return of Power on Starz. Power keeps me guessing, strategizing and excited; it’s like watching a game of chess. You can say I am a super fan, because I love watching it at 12:01a when the new episode is released On Demand.
Currently I work for INTREN, a utility contractor specializing in gas/electric distribution, storm response, commercial/industrial services. INTREN created my role in early 2017 to increase the culture of the organization, diversity and inclusion. I am honored to be the first African-American Manager at INTREN and hope to bring a new and innovative perspective to the organization. In my new role at INTREN I am developing new training programs that improve employee satisfaction, utility, growth and efficiency. Other than creating trainings that meet the demands of our workforce, I work on developing our employees with current skills and preparing them for future jobs within the company. I am most excited for a project I am working in the Baltimore and Philadelphia market to increase veterans and minorities in our workforce.
Where can we find out more about you:
Twitter - @ldezell15