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Ms. Macon’s background is in theology finance and literary arts. She has spent 20 years in the insurance industry and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), A Certified Grant Specialist (CGS) and a Certified Nonprofit Management Consultant (CNMC). She entered the insurance industry in 1976, became a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable in 1977. In 1981, she became a Regional Director with Capitol Insurance. In 1985, Macon moved her successful insurance agency to Charlotte, NC to head-up the North and South Carolina regions. In the interim, she founded International Black Writers' Charlotte (IBWC) and served as President and Executive Director for four years (from 1986-1990 and 1990-1994 respectively). Her work in the Arts arena thrust her into the advocacy role for non-profits in the arts. In 1992 she won the Spirit Award for Arts presented by Spirit Square Center for the Arts and Royal Insurance Company. In 1994 she combined her background skills in religion, the arts and writing to form Polish, Inc., a business consulting, training and technical writing corporation.


Duke University                               Nonprofit Management Certification 2002

National Education Foundation         Grant Writers Certification Program – 2002

UNC-Chapel Hill                                           Arts Management Institute – 1992

Roosevelt University                                                 Financial Planning – 1983

University of Chicago                                              School of Seminary – 1972




              Business Consulting and Technical Writing


             Theater training & Production For Children


             Newsletter for Writers


            Technical Writing for the Legal /Lay Community



    African American Community Council - Chairperson           

    Focus on Leadership - Director of Alumni Affairs

    Black Political Caucus - Executive Committee - Third Vice President

    International Black Writers' Charlotte - Founder I President

    NAACP - Executive Committee - Nominations

    North Carolina Writers' Network - Treasurer

    Arts and Science Council Charlotte/Mecklenburg - Grants Panelist

    Arts and Science Council Charlotte/Mecklenburg - Minority Task force

    Carolinas Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs - Treasurer

    United National & International Spanish Alliance (UNISAL) - Board Chair



Certification Nonprofit Management Program

            Duke University

Certification Grants Specialist

            National Education Foundation - Research Associates

Emerging Artist Regional Grant Award - Theatre

           Charlotte/Meckfenburg Arts & Science Council

National Women's History Month Honoree

           The Charlotte Post Newspaper

Charlotte Business Women of the Year Nominee

          Queens College

MORT - Sales New York Life Insurance Company

Who's Who in Business


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