SENIOR/EXECUTIVE – This spotlight series features T. Howard Foundation (THF) alumni working in Senior or Executive roles.
LaShaun Solomon (THF ’07)
Head of DE&I Partnership Development & Strategy, Pyramid Consulting Inc.
LaShaun Solomon is a purpose-driven leader committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the media, tech, telecom industries, and community. She has over 13 years of experience successfully developing and implementing strategic initiatives that drive revenue and scalability for Fortune 50 companies and global non-profit organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and attained her MBA from Kennesaw State University.
As the Head of DE&I Partnership Development & Strategy for Pyramid Consulting, LaShaun’s role oversees Pyramid’s intentionally inclusive efforts around diversity recruiting, employee and contingent staffing engagement, and community impact across the entire company portfolio which includes Pyramid Consulting, Pyramid Solutions, ScaleUp, and GenSpark. Her additional responsibilities include reviewing our clients’ processes and controls against leading practice and industry frameworks to consult on improvements, designing activities of our DEI practice audit engagements, with a focus on strategic, operational and regulatory/compliance related risks, contributing to our company DEI knowledge base and internal practice development initiatives, developing core marketing assets and content to further business development.
Prior to joining Pyramid, LaShaun’s tenure at Comcast consisted of progressive growth across multiple business units including sourcing and cultivating inclusive partnerships that increased multi-product sales of consumer services and drove community impact initiatives in underserved communities; leading L&D initiatives that supported 1,700+ ad sales employees; and leading full-funnel cross-portfolio marketing strategy development and implementation for NBCUniversal ad sales. Before joining Comcast, LaShaun worked at HBO as a Sales Development Executive. She led strategic planning and execution for telecom operators across a ten-state territory to drive HBO and Cinemax distribution sales. LaShaun implemented innovative reward recognition programs to support her client’s 3,000+ front-line employees that drove HBO sales 123% above business as usual and generated over $66 million in annual revenue.
Previously, LaShaun was a Marketing Coordinator at Cox Communications. She developed and executed integrated marketing programs and campaigns across the Gulf Coast, and Central Florida markets focused on acquisition, loyalty, and retention. To mobilize and enhance employee’s access to industry competitor information, she launched and managed the first regional competitive intranet site and employee text message platform. To further align efforts supporting the regions’
competitive readiness focus, LaShaun also created and implemented the system’s first regional
employee incentive program based on competitive intelligence gathering.
LaShaun’s efforts helped the company reduce customer churn by 20% In extension to her role at Pyramid Consulting, she is the Chair of the Technology Association of Georgia, DE&I Society and an Advisory Council Member of Warrick Dunn Charities. In 2021, LaShaun was awarded the Outstanding Community Impact Award by the Women of Color Initiative Atlanta Collaborative in Higher Education and recognized as a finalist for the Technology Association of Georgia for Emerging DE&I Tech Leader of the Year. For 8 years, LaShaun has championed women equity leading strategic partnerships for the largest non-profit membership-based organization supporting the advancement of women and addressing disparities at the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender in media – Women In Cable Telecommunications (WICT). In 2019, LaShaun became the youngest and first African American President of the WICT Southeast Chapter – one of the largest chapters supporting 1,000+ members.
You can learn more about LaShaun’s experiences as a THF intern her experiences working in the industry, and advice for others interested in pursuing a similar career path here!