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Catherine W. LeBlanc

Catherine W. LeBlancCatherine W. LeBlanc is a Business and Education Consultant who writes, speaks and consults on issues of diversity, leadership, education and professional development.  Clients have included Accenture, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, the University of North Carolina System, Clark Atlanta University, the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  She coaches  individuals in the areas of career strategy and personal and professional effectiveness.

Ms. LeBlanc’s multifaceted career includes work in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Her experience in the public sector was at the national level where she worked in both terms of the Clinton Administration.  She began her tenure in White House Personnel where she assisted in the political appointment process.  She subsequently served as Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, where she helped to increase the flow of federal dollars to the nation’s 105 historically black colleges.  In the nonprofit sector. Ms. LeBlanc held senior administrative positions with Clark Atlanta University and the Atlanta Public Schools.  Before transitioning to a career in education, Ms LeBlanc spent 15 years in the private sector with two companies, Scientific Atlanta, Inc. and the General Electric Company. 

Ms. LeBlanc received her MBA from the Harvard Business School and her undergraduate degree from Duke University.  She has Honorary Doctorate degrees from six historically black colleges and universities.  The Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the National Black MBA Association, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and many other organizations, colleges and universities have recognized her for professional and civic achievements.

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