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May 2017 Press Release

Fanchon Kent,MBA HR
Pageant Director, Miss Black Ohio


Fanchon Kent has over 10 years experience in various operational and HR roles, primarily in non-profit, banking and private sectors.  She joined Miss Black Ohio in 1997 and is responsible for the People Function, providing HR leadership, as well as training and development. Her overall responsibility is to oversee the logistics of the organization and to build a rapport with local community related organizations.  In 2009, the organization merged with a national pageant;  Miss Black America, to which she still plays an active role in the logistics and is responsible for central Ohio and other neighboring cities. She has been a participant of the, Red, White and Boom parade for the past five years, the African American Male Walk, Macy’s Shop for a Cause and the UNCF Walk-A-Thon participant for the past seven years.


She obtained  a dual Master's Degree with a concentration in Human Resources. She is a proud member of the Ray Miller Institute for Change Leaders. She has been recognized by Mayor Michael B. Coleman, the State House of Representatives, and the City of Columbus for her work within the community. She has been featured in the Who’s Who Black Columbus for three consecutive years and in 2010, was featured as an “Interesting Personality.” She was the 2010 recipient of a Micro-Entrepreneur Non-profit award by Increase CDC, to which she was recognized for her work in the community. She was recently recognized in the Who’s Who Stanford, a national organization for her support in Columbus, Ohio.