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Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror Appointed First Black Woman To Serve As Maryland Port Commissioner

In a significant move, Maryland Governor Wes Moore has named Karenthia A. Barber, a soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., as a member of the Maryland Port Commission (MPC). This appointment that makes her the first Black woman to hold this position and marks a milestone for the commission, which is tasked with shaping policies to bolster the global competitive edge of the Port of Baltimore.

Barber, renowned for her contributions in consulting, strategy, and motivational speaking, brings a fresh perspective to the Maryland Port Commission. As the Founder and CEO of Professional Development Associates, LLC, a respected consultancy specializing in leadership, workforce training, and human resources advisory, her appointment promises a diverse perspective to the commission’s endeavors.

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In a significant move, Maryland Governor Wes Moore has named Karenthia A. Barber, a soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., as a member of the Maryland Port Commission (MPC). This appointment that makes her the first Black woman to hold this position and marks a milestone for the commission, which is tasked with shaping policies to bolster the global competitive edge of the Port of Baltimore.

Barber, renowned for her contributions in consulting, strategy, and motivational speaking, brings a fresh perspective to the Maryland Port Commission. As the Founder and CEO of Professional Development Associates, LLC, a respected consultancy specializing in leadership, workforce training, and human resources advisory, her appointment promises a diverse perspective to the commission’s endeavors.

Educated at the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Penn State University’s advanced program, Ms. Barber’s academic and professional achievements are complemented by her credentials from Leadership Maryland and Coach University. Her background as an educator at higher learning institutions underscores her belief in education as a catalyst for societal advancement.

As a devoted life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Links, Inc., Ms. Barber’s affiliations underscore her commitment to community engagement and service.

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