In addition to being the founder, CEO, and Keynote Speaker of Create Community LLC, Felicia is also a respected not-for-profit director, educator, administrator, and community development consultant. She is a proven leader whose specialties include organizational leadership, strategic planning, resource expansion, diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Calm and effective when managing uncertainty, Felicia presents these topics to communities all over the nation, helping them implement solutions and adjust to change.

Felicia graduated from Xavier University with a BA in Political Science and Sociology and earned her Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School. She was appointed to the Ferguson Commission by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in 2014 and co-chaired the Economic Inequity and Opportunity working group charged with designing a strategy to promote economic mobility. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at The George Warren Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, where she designed and teaches the first offering of Fundamentals of Community Organizing. Felicia is the co-founder of ONE Ferguson, a Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board for the Incarnate Word Academy, and a Board Member of Prosperity Connection. She is a former Trustee of Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) and the former Chair of Diversity for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Her recent Keynote Engagements and Presentations include:

  • Dallas Leadership Day - February 2018
  • Collin County Junior League - February 2018
  • Audubon Associates - July 2018
  • Impact National Conference - February 2017
  • Housing & Urban Development Regional Training - March 2017
  • Association of Leadership Programs Regional Conference - June 2017
  • Beyond Housing Professional Development - October 2017
  • Wheaton College – January 2016
  • Council for Support and Advancement of Education (CASE) & AADO conference - May 2016
  • Monsanto – December 2015
  • Center for Budget & Policy Priorities – November 2015
  • Building Resiliency Conference – November 2015
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – October 2015
  • National Public Radio - October 2015
  • Saint Louis University School of Law – October 2015
  • St. Louis Police Department Citizen Academy – September 2015
  • Bank of America – August 2015
Felicia Pulliam, J.D.