Dr. Akosua Barthwell-Evans is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Barthwell Group, Inc., a multi-faceted management consulting firm specializing in providing strategic management (developing and implementing planning, diversity, branding, and teambuilding strategies), partnership building, and workshops and training seminars to clients throughout the United States.
Founded in 2005, The Barthwell Group has established a track record of successfully serving a number of clients including Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, TIAA-CREF, ING, Sodexo, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Indiana University, Jackson State University, and Stillman College. Under Dr. Evans’ leadership, The Barthwell Group has experienced impressive growth both in revenues and personnel largely due to multiple contracts from highly satisfied clients.
Prior to launching The Barthwell Group, Dr. Evans was an accomplished banker, lawyer, and management consultant. As a Managing Director at JPMorgan, Dr. Evans developed, launched, and managed two national businesses. Diversified Client Services successfully increased the number of diverse high net worth individuals and organizations in the Private Bank, and the Endowments and Foundations Practice built an asset management business for not-for-profits with endowments exceeding $400 million.
Throughout her career, Dr. Evans has provided extraordinary, innovative leadership to a variety of not-for-profit organizations through her service on the boards of numerous not-for-profits in philanthropy, the arts, education, and health care. These include, but not limited to, the Yale Law School Fund Board, the Yale Law School Executive Committee, the Trustee Committee on Education, The Museum of Modern Art, the American Folk Art Museum, the Romare Bearden Foundation, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation (North Carolina), Bennett College for Women (North Carolina), Babcock School of Management of Wake Forest University, Detroit Science Center, Hutzel Hospital (Detroit), and the Founders Junior Council (Detroit Institute of Arts).
Dr. Evans is the Founder and served for many years as the chairperson of The Friends of Education at The Museum of Modern Art. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Yale Law School, where she was a Co-Marshall of her class and won the Edward R. Robbins Memorial Prize for her writing. Dr. Evans holds a Doctorate and Masters in Philospohy from Columbia University.