Bio: Natasha Pitts, a native of Spartanburg, has been in professional leadership since 2005 with the City of Spartanburg. Natasha first started her career as the Alarm Coordinator in the Spartanburg Police Department. Natasha has been recognized nationally for her leadership and incredible efforts towards false alarm reduction. In October 2015, she accepted the position of Minority Business Development Coordinator in the City’s Community Services Department.
As the Minority Business Development Coordinator, Natasha is charged with connecting the dots to advance commerce in the areas of supplier diversity, workforce development and minority business recruitment. Natasha is married to James Pitts and they have two children, Asia age 18 and Elijah age 8.
Natasha received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from USC Upstate and her Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Strayer University. Natasha is a 2015 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute. She will graduate from Leadership Spartanburg in May of this year.
Hobbies: In her spare time, Natasha enjoys traveling, spending time with family, networking, event planning and providing personalized crafts and gifts through her company Preppy Girl Gifts. Natasha's strives to live by the following quote: "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style" - Maya Angelo.
Why SYP: Natasha’s passion is diversity and inclusion! Her main focus is to diversify and grow the network of people and talent associated with SYP. She believes that as the group grows, so too does the value it offers the community as well as those attempting to become part of the community.
Why Spartanburg: From Natasha herself - "Born and raised in Spartanburg, I love the quaint charm of the City. We have amazing schools and amazing people. I may be biased, but I am super excited with the amazing leadership of the City of Spartanburg and the Chamber of Commerce. I am ecstatic about the plans for growth and the future of Spartanburg, and very soon many others will see what I see in MY Spartanburg. Overall it’s a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family."