Alicia Agnew, PHR

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Alicia Agnew is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and a Small Business Development Consultant for the African American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, Alicia is recruiting minority and women-owned businesses to increase their participation in contracting opportunities with the School District of Philadelphia. Prior to her current position, she led consulting projects regarding recruiting, staffing project management and employee relations. Raised in Southern New Jersey, she has been an avid progressive volunteer since high school. While attending Haddon Heights High School, Alicia volunteered at the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey.

Alicia was very active in her collegiate community. She was an elected student government representative, an appointed student representative for the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and a student leader for S-Plan (a peer mentoring program for African American and Latino freshman). As a sophomore in college, Alicia participated in the Penn State Student Affairs Executive Internship. As a part of her internship, she created a training program for new student mentors. During the last few years of her college career, Alicia worked full-time while attending school in the evening in order to complete her degree. Upon graduating, she remained in the Pennsylvania area and remained an avid volunteer. Since graduating in 2005, Alicia has been an active volunteer for WomensWay, The Career Wardrobe, and a project leader for Greater Philadelphia Cares. Alicia is a Board Member for Women In Transition, a domestic violence advocacy nonprofit, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Currently, she is pursing a Masters in Leadership Development at The Pennsylvania State University in Malvern, PA.