Nona Carroll serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, a nonprofit coalition of leading employers that have made a long-term commitment to support education reform and improve students’ achievement in Maryland. As the Chief Strategy Officer, Nona is responsible for providing leadership to the MBRT strategic planning process and implementation of new (and existing) programmatic strategic initiatives that reach over 30,000 students each year, throughout the state.
Nona, who earned her Bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University and Master’s degree at Webster University, started her career at T. Rowe Price as an associate and was soon moved into a supervisory role for the company.
Prior to joining the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education in 2011, Nona was promoted to Diversity and Inclusion Consultant at T. Rowe Price Associates. During this time, she was responsible for leading the organization’s comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy and integrating those strategies into work practices through partnering with diversity practitioners, HR, business leaders, and associates.
Nona worked to build awareness of the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts in partnership with the Communication/Marketing teams, and enhance the firm’s image and commitment to the community through active participation in community events in/outside of the organization. In addition to these efforts, she partnered with the Recruitment Team to hire diverse talent and developed programs that supported the education and retention of the employees she helped to acquire.