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leadership team

  • Kendra Neely Gage
    Kendra Neely Gage Founder

    Executive Director

  • Larry Blue
    Larry Blue Founder

    Board Chair

  • Olivia Martin
    Olivia Martin Chief Operations Officer
  • “The Backpack to Briefcase Program was imperative when transitioning from a college student into a young business professional.”

    Dino A.
    Dino A. Sr Talent & Acquisition Specialist
  • “The meetings and coaching sessions sharpened my skills in sales strategy, interviewing, public speaking, and professional presence.  It gave me a maturity that many of my soon to be young professional colleagues lacked.  ”

    Jessica D.
    Jessica D. Clinical Education Specialist
  • “To this day I draw on their lessons on timeliness, under promising and over delivering and the understanding of how doing a little more than expected can give you a competitive edge.”

    Dometi P.
    Dometi P. Television Anchor
  • “Backpack to Briefcase was an important stepping stone in my career that provided with a professional competitive edge that the rest of my peers didn’t possess.”

    Debbie N.
    Debbie N. Director of Operations
  • “BPBC has been invaluable to my development as a professional. In fact, my current position is a result of the Backpack Network”

    Kayla C.
    Kayla C. Sr. Talent Scout