LaTiscia Fowlkes is the event coordinator with The Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership. Fowlkes brings professional and ministerial experience in project coordinating, sourcing goods and services, maintaining budgets, and contract management to this leadership role. Fowlkes’ driving passion is turning the best ideas into live performances and multimedia events that entertain, educate, and inspire.
Fowlkes is a procurement specialist senior with the Commonwealth of Virginia. She leads as the program administrator over the Small Purchase Charge Card and Travel Charge Card programs, handles several commodities where she continues to hone her skills, and directs industry experts as a supplier diversity supply chain advocate.
Fowlkes began her career in procurement in 2006 as the procurement and diversity program coordinator. Fowlkes was instrumental in implementing new programming and reporting procedures surrounding SWaM business enterprises. Through her passion for prevention efforts at the agency and extensive procurement knowledge, Fowlkes facilitated and hosted vendor fairs, focus groups, special events, and strategic programming to help SWaM businesses grow and develop.
Fowlkes has a Bachelor of Science in business with concentrations in accounting and economics from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has achieved her Virginia Contracting Associate (VCA) and Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO) certifications. She is an active member of the Capital Area Purchasing Association (CAPA). She is an active member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) where she participates on the Young Professionals Council. She is also active with the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP).
In Fowlkes’ spare time, she is active in supporting local theatre and various charities. She is an active participant in youth ministry; and leads a local drama ministry team. Fowlkes is known in many circles for her bright and cheerful laugh, which closed doors and walls cannot even contain.