Deanna Hamilton served as Vice President, Partner Development for the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), where she led the organization’s fundraising and business development activities. Under the leadership of the executive team, the organization experienced unprecedented growth in the areas of development, membership, brand equity, and organizational and financial stability. A lifetime member, she has been an active member or the National Black MBA Association serving in a leadership capacity at both the local and national level.
Prior to serving NBMBAA, Hamilton was Founder and CEO of Circle One, Inc., a consumer product marketing and multi-format printing company. Circle One was quickly established as an emerging leader in the print industry. Prestigious honors bestowed upon Circle One include, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Regional Supplier of the Year, and Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council Supplier of the Year.
Continuing beyond the successful start of Circle One, Inc., Deanna’s passion for The Art of the Deal drove her to launch a management consulting division under the banner, Circle One Associates. The enterprise specializes in private sector growth strategies for small, mid-cap businesses, entertainers and sports properties.
Fortune 1000 companies including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Electric, Innerworkings and The Interpublic Group of Companies have entrusted Deanna to skillfully drive the financial thermometer of their organizations. As a corporate leader for these companies she created tremendous value, holding various senior level positions, successfully developing turn-key platforms that yielded substantial financial growth.
Deanna holds a Master of Science Degree in Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Walsh College.
Deanna generously donates her time as past President of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Vice Chair of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Vice President of Why Not Sports, and board member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, the National Black Arts Festival, and Silence the Shame Foundation.
Deanna has been honored with National Black MBA Association, Atlanta Chapter’s Community Service and MBA of the Year Award; Diversity Magazine’s Top 50 under 50 Corporate Executives; Atlanta Business Journals’ Top 25 Influential Women in Atlanta; Lincoln Motor Company Rising Star Award; Brown Forman Woman of the Year Award, and the National Black MBA Association, MBA of the Year Award.
I am honored to be named the Executive Director of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. I am excited at the opportunity to lend my expertise and passion to support the collective vision of the caucus,” said Hamilton. “For more than 45 years, GLBC has worked to develop and support legislative policy to advance minorities and people of color in the state of Georgia. I look forward to contributing to the great legacy of this outstanding organization.Deanna Hamilton , GLBC Executive Director