Dr. Kathryn Addo is an experienced business consultant who helps nonprofit and for-profit businesses develop and expand their community impact. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC. Additionally, she holds a Master of Divinity degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University, and a Master of Theology (Missions) from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. She has been a licensed minister since 1996.
Dr. Addo was a member of the initial planning team that created BUILD (Blacks Uplifted in Leadership Development) in 2020. BUILD is a National Life Group community that is a home for the ongoing leadership development of Black financial services agents as part of their commitment to positively impact the Black community. As a BUILD Leadership Council member, Dr. Addo spearheaded the creation of the first Black History Month financial giving initiative in partnership with the National Life Group Foundation. The fundraiser contributed over $16,000 towards the sustainability of four national Black-led/Black-serving community-based nonprofit organizations. Dr. Addo has written two articles that were featured on the National Life Group Main Street Blog: "Black Philanthropy: Carrying On a Tradition of Community Service" and "BUILDing Together for a More Equitable Future"
Dr. Addo gives of her time, talent, and treasure to local communities. She leads a business consultant network that provides educational seminars, technical assistance, and professional development to nonprofits through her business STC Consulting, LLC. She is a business counselor and trainer at The Small Business Center at Guilford Technical Community College. Dr. Addo provides free Executive Leadership Coaching masterclasses to emerging leaders as an Independent Certified Coach with the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team. Dr. Addo was recognized as a “Woman of Influence” in the November 2018 Women's issue of 1808 Greensboro's Magazine. She also volunteers with nonprofit organizations that serve national and international communities.