Pitt Joins Bennett & Guthrie Law Firm
Jasmine M. Pitt has joined the law firm of Bennett & Guthrie, PLLC, in Winston-Salem as an associate attorney. Pitt earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest University, where she received her bachelor’s degree with honors in 2012 and a Juris Doctorate in 2015. Pitt, a native of Winston-Salem, was the 2015 recipient of the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association Award. She also is a former executive editor of the Wake Forest Law Review.
Leathers Appointed Chief Fundraiser at Bennett
Evelyn P. Leathers, a seasoned fundraiser who has managed several successful fundraising campaigns at colleges in North Carolina, has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Bennett College. Leathers started her career in development at Johnson C. Smith University as a development officer and later served as vice president for institutional advancement at Wiley College in Marshall, Tex., and at Shaw University. Leathers earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from N.C. A&T State University and is currently a doctoral candidate for a Ph.D. in leadership studies. She is a member of the United Negro College Fund Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Committee, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Association of the Advancement of Educational Research.
Linker Joins Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Adam Linker, formerly the co-director of the North Carolina Justice Center’s Health Care Access Coalition, has joined the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable the Trust as the new Health Care Division program officer. Linker will serve as the primary contact for grantees and potential grantees in the Eastern North Carolina region for the Trust’s Health Care Division. In his role as program officer, Linker will maintain relationships with various groups, including nonprofits, hospitals, government agencies and local schools, that are key to improving community health. He holds a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in African American history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.