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Our clients are typically key influencers, pacesetters, and

emerging organizations in the following sectors:

political meeting
  • Financial Institutions & FinTechs

  • Affordable Housing Developers

  • Community Development Corporations

  • Economic Development Corporations

  • Trade Associations

  • Nonprofit Organizations

  • Coalitions / Collaboratives

  • Workforce Intermediaries

  • Social Enterprises

  • Innovation-Led Ventures

  • Private Foundations

  • Impact Investors

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Local Government

  • Health & Wellness

  • Faith-Based Institutions

  • Educational Institutions

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J. Denise Huginnie


Corporate and middle market business consulting experience in developing strategic alliances, planning for growth and exit, M&A consolidation programs, and financial and market due diligence. Background includes extensive financial management experience with major corporations, serving as the senior financial executive for corporate business units with revenues over $500 million.  More than 20 years of experience in nonprofit, corporate and business management and professional advisory services.  


Brings significant expertise in program development, measurement and evaluation plans, community collaboration models, strategic partnership development, strategic plan facilitation, infrastructure development and resource development. Conducted community outreach, bond feasibility studies and utility cost of service analyses for municipal clients.  Other clients have included financial services, human services, youth development, workforce development, arts, scientific and cultural organizations.  Highly experienced in developing nonprofit, for profit and social enterprise business plans.



  • MBA Finance & Operations  –  Stanford Graduate School of Business

  • BS Industrial Engineering  –  Stanford University


Advisory Roles, Community Service, Memberships, and Affiliations:

  • Advisor – African-American Credit Union Coalition

  • Advisor – American Pregnancy Association

  • Advisor – Impact Ventures Dallas

  • Advisor – EDCO Communities

  • Advisor – Land Intelligence

  • Advisor – Evergreen Funds

  • Member – The Commonwealth Club

  • Member – American Mensa Society

  • Member – Collective Impact Forum

  • Member – Black Economic Alliance

  • Member – Black Board of Directors Project

  • Member – National Community Reinvestment Coalition

  • Board Member – The Way Back House

  • Founder – The Capacity Building Institute

  • Former Chief of Staff – Community Council of Greater Dallas

  • Former Advisory Council Member – Dallas Independent School District

  • Former Chair – Middle Market Advisors of Dallas Fort Worth

  • Former Board Member – Dallas Summer Musicals

  • Former Board Member – Housing Alliance of Contra Costa County

  • Former Member – SMU Dedman Law School Community Group

  • Former Member – Arizona State Bar Board of Governors

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