Laura Beth Prevette 

Director of Community Engagement  
Forward Wilkes  
Wilkesboro, NC 

Laura Beth “LB” Prevette is director of community engagement at Forward Wilkes, an organization that works to create safe and inclusive spaces and events for minority and LGBTQ+ youth in Appalachia. She has been profiled in the New York Times for her work with Forward Wilkes and recently participated in A Day of Unreasonable Conversation, the inaugural gathering by Propper Daley that connects content creators with leading changemakers to unlock progress through the power of stories. LB continues to work as a facilitator in learning and development for Lowes Companies, a job she began in 2014. LB is a participant in Weave: The Social Fabric Initiative with The Aspen Institute. She studied marketing at the University of Nevada Reno. LB is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, A Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 

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