Althea is an independent Affinity Marketing and Business Development consultant. Prior to that, Althea spent nine years at ADT Security Services as Manager, Partnership and Business Development, North America. In that role, Althea developed and implemented partnership strategies for the insurance, financial services and energy sectors – identifying distribution partners / resellers and negotiating co-marketing programs. Althea began her professional career with Eastman Kodak, in Rochester New York, where she held a variety of roles over a period of ten years. After leaving Kodak, Althea joined Hope Worldwide, a global non-profit, as Regional Marketing Director for HOPE for kids and was responsible for managing and overseeing the marketing and public relations initiatives for Africa, the Caribbean and the Eastern United States. Throughout her career she has held a variety of leadership roles at both non-profit and for profit organizations in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications and Community Relations. Althea received her BS in Mathematics and Meteorology with high honors from the State University of New York at Brockport. Her affiliations and honor have included Big Brother and Big Sister of NYC, Executive Women’s international, Harlem YMCA Executive Committee, Outstanding Young Woman of America, Harlem YMCA Black Achiever in Industry, Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Who’s Who in American Colleges and University. Althea is a strong proponent of the work being done by AACY and is honored to have joined the AACY board in 2017.