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|Pride magazine's Dee Dixon to lead Charlotte Museum of History board|
|Publisher takes over as chair on July 1|
|Published Friday, June 26, 2020 10:14 am|
|Dee Dixon, publisher of Pride Magazine, is the new chair of Charlotte Museum of History's board of trustees.|
Her new role begins on July 1, along with former Charlotte Symphony Orchestra president and CEO, Robert Stickler as vice chair.
“With their deep experience with community and cultural organizations in Charlotte, and their backgrounds in media and publishing, Dee and Robert will bring valued perspectives to lead our board of trustees,” Adria Focht, president and CEO of the museum said in a statement.
Dixon is the co-founder of Pride Communications Inc., which focuses on the African American experience. She also operates Pride Magazine and Pride Public Relations. Additionally, she founded the nonprofit Pride Entrepreneur Education Program in 2008. PEEP promotes education initiatives, financial literacy and entrepreneurship in people ages 10-25. The nonprofit has awarded over $70,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing higher education. Dixon has also orchestrated the Pride Sunset Jazz Festival, Pride Awards Gala and the Charlotte Small Business Symposium.
She was named the Charlotte Business Woman of the Year in 2006. Former North Carolina governor Beverly Purdue awarded her The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award in 2009, which is the highest award for state service granted by the governor.
Dixon also served on the boards of the Mint Museum, the Charlotte Chamber and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Association. She co-founded the Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange of Charlotte. She is also a certified life coach.
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