Welcome to The Black Professional – a digital community that creates content for Black professionals including job listings, local event listings, and business listings. Each week we share inspiring stories of successful black professionals from around the country who are thriving in their career. Teniesha Biagas created the blog in 2012 after she noticed an absence of media outlets focused on the social and career lives of black professionals. Teniesha Biagas created the blog in 2012 after she noticed an absence of media outlets focused on the social and career lives of black professionals.
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Teniesha Biagas is currently a stay at home mom. Prior to this, she was the Sponsorship Activation Director at ESSENCE Festival where she served as a point person for all ESSENCE Festival sponsors working to seamlessly execute sponsor integration for the event. She had been serving as a fundraiser for former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Prior to joining Senator Mary Landrieu’s reelection campaign, Biagas served as Assistant Director of Partnerships at Rehage Entertainment securing funds from corporations for major live events in New Orleans. In addition, she coordinated numerous productions throughout the country such as Essence Festival,Voodoo Music Festival and A Night to Make it Right.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University. Biagas recently relocated to Seattle, WA with her identical twin girls and boyfriend. If you’re ever in Seattle, be sure to say hello!
A graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Morgan Valerie has an impressive history of managing public relations and community outreach.
At The Ehrhardt Group (TEG), Morgan has been a key contributor for the firm’s Focus Group Testing division as a project and facility manager, where she coordinates market and focus group research for local, regional and national corporations and organizations. Morgan has also worked with The Ehrhardt Group to coordinate media relations and served as an assistant public information officer during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. Her work with BP officials and the nation’s top media corporations led to a seamless flow of information on the one of the world’s most covered and publicized disasters.
Before beginning with TEG she worked in production and entertainment with Festival Productions on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and NFL Kick-Off and with GeChar Productions on the Essence Empowerment Series.
Morgan was selected as an honoree for the 2011 March of Dimes Spotlight on Success and serves as a Professional Advisor for Xavier University’s Public Relations Student Society of America. She enjoys speaking to and mentoring high school and college students about their future and recently took a summer position with the NORDC New City Leadership Camp teaching Speech Communications and Career Development.
As a co-founder of NolaBlackProfessionals.com, Morgan turned one of her favorite pass-times, being social, into her actual position in the organization where she handles events for the network.