Board of Directors
Errika is an executive with sales, marketing, fundraising and executive management experience. Recently she has leveraged her pedigree and experience to add value as an Independent Consultant for Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, the Gifted Education Foundation (GIFTED), which supports students from low-income communities and IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), the only national organization dedicated exclusively to cultivating professional talent among African-American IT executives. Errika’s career began at IBM as an Account Executive in the oil and gas industry. She then transitioned to BMC Software’s Professional Services organization as a Marketing Manager working with analysts from Gartner and Forrester, developing marketing campaigns and making executive presentations to C-Suite clients. Prior to leaving BMC, she was promoted to the Americas Marketing Programs Director executing customer forums for over 1,100 customers and providing internal program development support for more than 3,000 employees within 11 geographies. In 2005 she created her own business to provide strategy and marketing support to small businesses and non-profit organizations. And in 2010 the VP of HR at Southwire Company invited her to join Southwire as a Strategist. There she developed strategies with business unit presidents and senior executives to identify and acquire strategic talent, to create internal development programs that enabled sustainable professional development and succession planning, to enhance new hire and professional hire retention and to develop an Engineering Internship program that established an elite collegiate talent pipeline.
Errika is an effective communicator who frequently presents topics such as strategic planning, succession planning, leadership development, career development, strategic volunteerism and solutions for creating a sustainable STEM pipeline. She has delivered presentations for national organizations, campus organizations, youth groups, women empowerment organizations, engineering programs and U.S. News STEM Solutions.
Errika has dedicated her time and resources as a strategist, as an activist for community engagement and with fundraising. As such she’s helped raise over $1M for an endowment as the past President of GTBAO, over $300K annually as a regional board member for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), thousands of dollars annually as a board member and Trustee for organizations such as the Lockhart Morgan Foundation and Arbor Montessori Board of Trustees. She currently serves on the PremierCIO Advisory Council, as a Trustee for Georgia Tech’s Alumni Association Board of Trustees, a board member of Georgia Tech’s Industrial Engineering Advisory Board, the Vice President of Development for Georgia Tech’s Women Alumnae Network, as the Vice President of Georgia Tech’s Business Network and as the Development Chair for the International Women’s Think Tank’s Distinguished Scholars Series and as a board member on the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy board. She has chaired the ADA’s annual Father of the Year event and served as Vice Chair of the 50th Anniversary Steering Committee for the Integration of Georgia Tech commissioned by President G.P. “Bud” Peterson. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the Atlanta Diversity Managers Affinity Group (ADMAG) and a Mentor Jacket. She is also a former track coach for middle school students. She is the mother of two boys and resides in Atlanta, GA.