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CARLECIA D. WRIGHT

CITY OF HOUSTON, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER & DIRECTOR

Appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner to serve as the Chief Diversity Officer and Director for the Office of Business Opportunity for the City of Houston, Carlecia D. Wright leads economic opportunity and workforce inclusion initiatives. She also serves on the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Leadership Team, ensuring that the recovery maximizes economic inclusion. 

Under Carlecia’s focused and strategic direction, the City of Houston has a renowned record for economic inclusion awarding over $2.7 billion dollars to diverse businesses. She also leads workforce initiatives that connects historically disenfranchised individuals to workforce opportunities. 

Carlecia has received several awards for her achievements, including being named one of the 2016 Women to Watch in Business by the Houston Chronicle and awarded 40 Under 40 by the Houston Business Journal. 

She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Columbia College of Chicago and a Master’s Degree from the New York University’s School of Public Service.