As a Manager with the Talent team, Lavon is responsible for collaborating with Talent on employee engagement, onboarding, recruiting, and general talent related activities. Lavon partners with the Chief Talent Officer and Director of Talent and is a liaison to our Focus Funds to support various initiatives. In her role, Lavon supports Talent to create a place where team members can thrive in a unique and meaningful environment.
Lavon joined New Profit because of a number of compelling reasons. Here is an organization that is deeply committed to its mission statement, providing support to innovative social entrepreneurs and their organizations, and pursuing a set of social innovation strategies to improve the environment in which all social entrepreneurs operate. Lavon has always thought about change, how to go about it, how to be effective, and how to make it last. While there is so much turmoil in the world, there are still people who want to make a difference, who care, and most of all who have the resources to make things happen. New Profit sets out to do just that.
After college, Lavon was fortunate to land a job at a software company that taught her everything she knows about business etiquette, including making sure one never has multiple staples in any set of documents! From there, she continued into software, banquet services, employee benefits, and real estate. All of these opportunities have given her great insight and has shaped her into the person she is today.
Lavon is a Boston native and couldn’t imagine living anywhere without the four seasons! She lives in Melrose with her eleven-year-old daughter who has a vivid imagination and loves mermaids.