President

Deion N. Dorsett, MBA

President

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Deion Dorsett is a native of Baton Rouge and works for the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs as a Senior Equal Opportunity Specialist, where he investigates employment discrimination and enforces affirmative action obligations of federal contractors. Deion earned dual baccalaureate degrees in Economics and Finance and a Masters in Business Administration with a  focus on Global Entrepreneurship from The Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.

Deion is the current President of the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) and board member of the Houston Area Urban League. HAULYP is an auxiliary of the Houston Area Urban League affiliate, where their mission is to support the affiliate through advocacy, fundraising, and service. He has been a member of HAULYP since 2014. Prior to his role as President, Deion served as Vice President and as chair of both Professional Development and Membership Engagement.

Deion is a graduate of the Houston Black Leadership Institute’s Class IV; a leadership development program affiliated with the Greater Houston Black Chamber.  He is also a U.S. Army veteran, founder of the Southern University Young Alumni Network, and member of the Southern University MBA Advisory Board. He is a devoted father and friend who enjoys sports, community service and all things Black/women empowerment.

As President, Deion is devoted to developing a heighten culture of giving, awareness, and advocacy. Deion wants you to know that #ThisIsHAULYP.

Vice President

Victoria Hart

Vice President

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Victoria Hart is a native Houstonian and currently works at the non-profit, Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation (NRCDC) as Business Relations Director.  She is responsible for acquiring sponsorship and patronage for NRCDC, as well as overseeing their loan program, Community Loan Center of Greater Houston- an initiative implemented to combat predatory lending in the community.  She also assists with partner, BB&T, in coordinating their financial workshop series for the organization.

Victoria is a proud alum of Texas Southern University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, and is currently pursuing her post-graduate degree at The University of Houston- M.B.A with a concentration in HR Management.  She is a member of the Greater Houston Black Chamber and Texas Southern Alumni (Houston Chapter). And as a member of the Houston HBCU Alumni Association, she is working to launch their new mentor program- to aid low-performing schools in Houston. Victoria has been a member of HAULYP since 2017. And as secretary, she hopes to help HAULYP incite a change in their communities by aligning with their mission: creating a culture of giving.

In addition to HAULYP and her other organizations, Victoria is an active member of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She is a part of the Sanctuary Choir and their Young Adult Ministry. She is a devoted mother and enjoys giving, educating, and empowering her community.

Secretary

Latrice Chatman

Secretary

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As a Houston native Latrice attended the University of Houston where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. After college Latrice started working as an Administrative Assistant and found that organization, planning and helping others has always been something that seemed to compliment her personality the best.

After joining HAULYP in May 2018, a year later Latrice was elected Secretary for the 2019-2021 term.  Latrice enjoys being around so many innovative, motivated and talented people who strive not only to better themselves but to better their communities as well. The future is bright, and Latrice is grateful to be part of it.

Treasurer

Nachele Groomes, SHRM-CP

Treasurer

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Nachele Groomes, SHRM-CP is the Director of Human Resources for the Omni Houston Hotel Westside where she currently oversees all areas of recruiting, training and development, and employee relations for the hotel. She received her undergraduate degree from Williams College in 2008 with a focus in Political Science and concentrations in Leadership Studies, Africana Studies, and Latin American International Studies.  She later received her Master’s Degree from Texas State University in 2009 with a focus on Legal Studies, becoming a certified Paralegal and Mediator in the State of Texas.

She has served on a variety of boards and volunteer efforts both within organizations and with her church over the past 10+ years.  Organizations she has been directly involved with recently include: four years with the Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals Executive Leadership Team where she was most recently Vice President, and the Capital Hotel Human Resources Managers Association where she served as Treasurer.

As Treasurer, Nachele hopes to both provide support to committee chairs and officers of HAULYP, and to be a resource to the general body as well. She looks forward to being a part of such an energetic and engaging team, and is excited to see how much we can accomplish to improve and empower the Houston community in the months and years to come.

Parliamentarian

Elizabeth Fletcher

Parliamentarian

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Elizabeth S. Fletcher is a Senior Human Resources Generalist with over ten years of Resume Writing experience. She is a native of Lake Charles, La where she reached advanced academic levels. She graduated high school in Houston, TX because of Hurricane Rita and was awarded two diplomas after fulfilling requirements for both Louisiana and Texas. Elizabeth then returned to Louisiana to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and minored in English from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 2016 she completed her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management with a Concentration in Organizational Development with honors.

With over ten years of experience as an HR Professional, it is a true passion of hers as she works daily with job seekers and clients to meet the needs of hiring qualified candidates as well as training end users with internal systems for the Government as her “day job”. She is also the owner of Wordsmith Resume Writing & Interview Prep, LLC. where she provides services such as career coaching, resume writing, interview preparation, salary negotiations, public speaking, and LinkedIn optimization.

Elizabeth is an active member of various organizations such as: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals where she is currently on the Leadership Team as the Parliamentarian and immediate past Professional Development Co-Chair, The Order of the Eastern Star – Prince Hall Affiliated, Suits for Sons, LLC – Career Coach, Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., Society of Human Resources Professionals (SHRM), National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, and HR Houston and as well as being active in her church The Fountain of Praise. She’s proven to be one of the most committed and dependable members in her organizations with a strong dedication to professional development, community service, and civic engagement activities. She is always willing to extend her dedication to the community by using her leadership skills, career experience, and extensive network to provide support to the community. Elizabeth is the proud mom of one daughter and enjoys cooking Louisiana dishes and exercising.

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