Carolyn Ellison spearheads citizenship and community engagement for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Turner Construction. Her responsibilities include UBE engagement, diversity and corporate social responsibility.
She has over 30 years of experience in building brands in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.
As both a corporate brander and strategic consultant, she has managed several Nabisco brands, LVMH & Diageo premium distilled spirit interests, a host of entertainment properties and Scholastic Book Fairs.
Carolyn has also served as an adjunct professor at several higher education institutions including Rutgers, Touro and Pace Universities. Prior to moving to the DMV, she worked for the National Urban League and managed the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) mentor program which paired HBCU students with executives from the private, public and government sectors.
Carolyn holds a BA in Telecommunications from Michigan State University (MSU) and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She serves on the Boards of the Greater Washington Urban League, the Hispanic Contractors Association, the National Association Minority Contractors, the Washington Improv Theatre and the Master of Science in Marketing Research Advisory Board at MSU.