NCAT.EDU: TRIAD BUSINESS JOURNAL NAMES THREE N.C. A&T ALUMNI TO ’40 UNDER 40’ LIST
The Triad Business Journal has named three North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumni to its 2023 class of 40 Under 40 award winners – Alana V. Allen ’07, Bryle Henderson Hatch ’08, ’10, ’18, Ph.D., and Oliver M. Thomas ’06, Ph.D., M.Div.
All honorees are accomplished leaders older than 21 and younger than 40 who are leaving an indelible mark not just in their workplaces but also across the region. In addition to their professional achievements, they are active in many local nonprofits and civic causes, addressing issues ranging from education to poverty to social injustice to bolstering the quality of life in the Triad.
Allen earned a B.S. in journalism and mass communications with a concentration in public relations from N.C. A&T, where she is director of alumni communications director of alumni communications under the Division of University Advancement.
Allen also is also founder and executive director of I Am A Queen, a youth development nonprofit based in the Greensboro-High Point area of North Carolina. For 14 years, she has cultivated a thriving year-round mentorship program for girls ages 10-18 that focuses on building their self-esteem and leadership skills. She has 16 years of experience in communications and her career includes three years of service as a public relations officer and deputy press secretary for North Carolina’s first female governor, Beverly E. Perdue.