Latresa McLawhorn Ryan has more than 15 years of experience as a strategic advisor helping entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and foundations to maximize the impact of their assets in alignment with their missions and personal goals by designing and implementing social impact investment strategies. She is Executive Director of the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative (AWBI), an intermediary organization leveraging ideas, people, and capital to close the racial wealth gap in Atlanta. Prior experience includes being Director of the Office of Partnerships and Global Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Development at Operation HOPE where she focused on cultivating strategic partnerships and led the fundraising and development activities across the organization.