DBT40 Honoree: Kaneisha Trott of First State Community Action Agency Inc.

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AGE: 33
TITLE: Communications and public relations specialist
COMPANY: First State Community Action Agency Inc.
CITY: Georgetown

What the nominator said: “As communications and public relations specialist for First State Community Center, Kaneisha Trott is passionate about developing the potential of others . . . In 2015, she was named the agency’s Employee of the Year, and has exemplified a standard of excellence her entire life, having received many honors for her academic accomplishments, musical talents, and service to her community.”

Your biggest break: My biggest break came when I began my venture as a solo gospel recording artist in 2014. This journey has given me the courage to face my fears and greater confidence to pursue and explore various opportunities I might have otherwise missed.

Best career advice you ever got: Where you are right now — your current position, job, or role — is an interview for your next position in life. Work hard, strive for excellence in all you do, and make the most out of where you’re at … Your “right now” is preparing you for “what’s next.”

Two words that best describe you: Committed and enthusiastic.

If you were in charge of Delaware: I would develop a team of experts to improve access to quality education, gainful employment opportunities, and livable wages for Delawareans.

In one sentence, define “success.” To me, success is more than accomplishments and wealth; it is the continuing fulfillment of one’s divine purpose that kindles joy, promotes growth, inspires goodwill, and gives important meaning to life.

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