Denise R. Bussey, Events & Partnerships Manager

Denise manages Events and Strategic Partnerships on the External Relations team at WITNESS.

Denise’s background in Fashion, Television, and Marketing makes her the “Creative Optometrist”- Adept at taking creative visions of all aspects and making them clearer. From Social Strategies and Corporate Relations to Experiential Events, her passion is ideating and execution which has afforded her the opportunity to produce over 200 events across the US, UK, and Canada.

As a native Brooklynite, child of an immigrant mother and Southern American father, Denise is passionate about issues concerning people of the African Diaspora, immigration, and the many intersections of systemic oppression. She is the Executive Director of Girl’s Tour, a Performing Arts initiative, and is currently working to give girls from underserved neighborhoods of Brooklyn, the opportunity to travel and pay it forward in disadvantaged communities globally.

Denise is a proud graduate of Spelman College with a BA in Political Science.



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