MEET CHARLETTA

PROVEN LEADERSHIP AND TRUSTED EXPERIENCE

Ms. Charletta Compton, a life-long Dallasite, has two daughters and five granddaughters.  She holds a BBA from Dallas Baptist University, is a Certified Contract Compliance Administrator.  She is the owner of a small consulting business Rogers & Associates Creative Productions specializing in community and public affairs, disadvantaged business development, political strategies.  She has been a resident of the Kimball Estates neighborhood for over 37 years.

Ms. Compton was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Dallas County Community College District in 2000 representing District 7 that covers southwest through southeast Dallas County.  She is the immediate past Chairman of the Board. She was the first African-American ever elected to that position.  She is currently serving her fourth term.

 

She is also a member of the Association of Community College Trustees located in Washington, D.C.   She was previously employed by Dallas County Adult Basic Education teaching GED and ESL classes. . Ms. Compton has extensive experience working with small, minority and woman owned businesses.  She worked for the Dallas County Community College District for eight (8) years managing their Diversity Business Program and was responsible for guiding the college district through a $75 million bond program with total minority participation of over 40 percent.  She also worked for the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce for a number of years and headed their Convention and Tourism Department.

 

Ms. Compton is well-known championing fairness and equality for all people.  She is passionate and not afraid to step up and speak out with a solid command of the facts to express her viewpoint.

 

Over the years, Ms. Compton has developed a wealth of expertise in the area of small/minority business development and has an extensive network of working relationships with key stakeholders in the Dallas community.  She has also worked with the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Council and Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau in various volunteer capacities.

Awards, Career Highlights & Community Involvement

 

Ms. Compton has enjoyed a life filled with many accomplishments and experiences, to name a few: 

Professional

  • Selected as one of the "Women Who Mean Business 2000" by Minority Business News D/FW Edition.

  • Intel Corporation, Member, Management Review Committee, Business to Business Information System Project

  • North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency, Board Member, served 2 terms as Chairman of the Board

  • “Helping Hands" Award recipient presented by D/FW Minority Business Development Council & Minority Business News

  • Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Convention & Tourism Advisory Committee Member

  • Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Communications Committee

  • Dallas Together Forum, Private Sector Covenant for Workplace Diversity and Minority Economic Opportunity, Member and Public Contact for DCCCD

  • D/FW Minority Business Development Council

Corporate Coordinator's Committee, Chair, Professional Development Committee

ACCESS Trade Fair Planning Committee, Spotlight on Excellence Annual Awards Banquet, Chairperson, Registration Committee and, Chairperson; Awards Program Committee

  • American Contract Compliance Association

Regional Director, Region VII, Chairperson Local Host Committee for their National Training Institute held in Dallas.

 

Local Community Involvement

  • Arts District Friends, Board of Directors

  • Dallas County Heritage Society, Board of Directors President Elect and President

  • Partnership for Art, Culture & Education, Board of Directors President Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at Dallas, Vice President Development

  • Young Audiences of Dallas, Advisory Board

  • Week Without Violence Advisory Committee, Co-Sponsors: The Family Place and YWCA October Dallas County Historical Commission

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, Advisory Board

  • Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Board of Directors Executive Committee

  • Black Dallas Remembered, Inc., Board of Directors,  Executive Committee

  • Texas State Parent Teacher Association, Lifetime Member

  • Kimball United Neighborhood Association, President

  • Southwest Dallas Neighborhood Association, Parliamentarian

Pol. Adv. Paid for by the Charletta Rogers Compton Campaign