LaTeshia Ellerson joined Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in 2007 as Development Associate and was promoted to Director of Development in 2013. In this position, she develops, oversees and implements the strategic fundraising plan for individual donors, corporations and foundations. LaTeshia was a participant in the 2014-15 SPARK Leadership Program, funded by American Express, The Joyce Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group. In 2015 LaTeshia was chosen as one of twenty theatre practitioners to watch in American Theatre Magazine’s People to Watch. LaTeshia began her career as a development professional at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. LaTeshia also serves as teaching artist for the National August Wilson Monologue Competition. LaTeshia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago and Masters of Science in Urban Policy Studies/Nonprofit Leadership from Georgia State University in Atlanta.