Start Date: 4/14/2021 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/14/2021 1:30 PM EDT
Presented by BOMA Philadelphia's
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and the Education & Program Committee.
Featuring Regina Hairston, President and Chief Executive Officer at the African-
American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware (AACC)
Regina Hairston, President and CEO of African American Chamber of PA, NJ, and DE, will discuss how you can create a sustainable future by taking a more equitable and inclusive approach from the Boardroom to the job site. She'll touch on how diversity and inclusion efforts and creating opportunities will be key to not only securing project funds, but strengthening your company for years to come.
Regina Hairston is a solutions-oriented and resourceful strategist who employs a creative approach to transforming visions into results. Regina is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the African- American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware (AACC). AACC has promoted the voice, the vision, and the value of black-owned businesses for over 27 years.
Most recently, Regina served as Chief Deputy for the Honorable Tracey L. Gordon, Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan’s Court. Regina successfully leveraged her skills of project management and public policy to champion Gordons’ mission of protecting generational wealth within the City of Philadelphia.
Previously, Regina was a Senior Associate at Bellevue Strategies. There, she was a registered lobbyist at the state, local, and federal government levels where she advanced client objectives through the development and execution of government affairs, community relations, and media and communications strategies.
Highlights of Regina’s work include serving as a key member of a Philadelphia social impact taskforce, where she advised corporate and government stakeholders on economic development strategies, mobilized community resources, facilitated synergistic local partnerships, and tracked deliverables. A natural connector, Regina skillfully identified opportunities and joined the right individuals and resources - a skill she leveraged to secure a research partnership between a global client and local HBCU.
Prior to joining Bellevue Strategies, Regina held multiple roles within the Philadelphia education system. A strong networker with a record of cultivating and managing strategic partnerships with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, Regina served as Director of External Affairs, where she forged government, corporate, and community relationships and successfully secured over $10M in funding and school resources. Additionally, Regina supported public relations and community engagement efforts for Philadelphia City Council and Pennsylvania State representatives and candidates.
A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, Regina developed a strong command of PR strategies as well as the political landscape, having received her bachelors of science degree with a focus in political science and public relations. She achieved a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania further increasing her knowledge of public policy.