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Dr. Shinika McKiever is a leader, an innovative and intellectual thinker, a dreamer and doer, as well as a believer of the power of positivity and leading from within. She currently works as the Director of Foundation Relations in the Division of University Advancement at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to joining UNC-Greensboro, Shinika worked as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at NC A&T State University. Shinika received a B. A. in Political Science and minor in African- American studies from the University of North Carolina—Greensboro and a Master of Public Administration from North Carolina Central University. She recently received her doctorate in the Leadership Studies from NC A&T State University. She also owns her creative consulting firm, The McKiever Group Creative Company, which specializes in entrepreneurial start-up services, nonprofit management, and talent development solutions. Shinika’s past recognitions include: Future Fund Member, 2018 NC Central University 40 Under 40 Alumni Award, 2018 Triad Business Journal 40 Leaders Under 40, Leadership Winston-Salem Class of 2017, 2016 Triad Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business, 2016 Wells Fargo Piedmont Triad Chapter Volunteer of the Year, and 2015 Winston under 40 Leadership Award. She has volunteered with numerous local nonprofit organizations and served on the boards of several community nonprofits. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Shinika enjoys spending time with her family and two fur babies, writing, traveling, photography, crafting, and baking. She feels that it is important to give back, so she is also passionate about entrepreneurship, leadership, mentoring, coaching, and helping others develop their ideas and reach their potential.
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