Director of Program Development, Sequoyah Fund, Inc
Hope Huskey is Director of Program Development for Sequoyah Fund, Inc. Hope joined Sequoyah Fund in 2012. Prior to her current position she worked for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Enterprise Development Office for 8 years assisting in small business development. For Sequoyah Fund, Hope is responsible for developing programs to grow the small business community in Cherokee and Western North Carolina and promote financial education throughout the region. Programs include the Financial Wellness Program which works to educate loan clients and community members in credit building and budgeting and savings; the Youth Entrepreneurship program which works with area students to promote entrepreneurship and financial literacy; development of the Authentically Cherokee brand and training program, a program to promote and grow Cherokee art; and working with Sequoyah Fund staff to develop training and business related programs to grow the regional small business community. Hope is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. She holds a B.A in Literature from UNC-Asheville and a Masters of Project Management from Western Carolina University.