Kia Bickham is a strategic community engagement specialist. She served as political director for Governor John Bel Edwards’ successful reelection campaign and is currently serving as the political director for the Mike Bloomberg presidential campaign in Louisiana. Her previous work experience includes serving as a community outreach and project manager for APTIM Environmental and Infrastructure, Chief Service Officer for the City of Baton Rouge, Community Outreach Manager for the Office of Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director in the Office of Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. She was recognized by the Baton Rouge Business Report as one of the area’s Top 40 Under Forty and received the same honor from the Southern University Alumni Federation. She earned a Masters and Bachelors from Southern University and A&M College.