LOAT aka Ladies of A&T live a GOLDEN LIFE!

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LOAT Ambassadors

There are currently LOAT ambassadors building community in Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham, and the DMV.  Click here to learn more about being an Ambassador.


Donna Ford CEO/Founder
Donna is a 1986 graduate of NC A&T with a BA in Mass Communications. At A&T, she was Miss Freshman, marched in the BGMM and lived in Cooper Hall.

As an alumna, she cultivated her Aggie Pride as an active member of the Atlanta Alumni Chapter. Her membership included serving as the corresponding secretary, membership chair, hospitality chair, fundraising co-chair and chapter president. She currently serves as a board member of the AAF (Aggie Athletic Foundation) and member of the newly established Chancellor’s Executive Roundtable.

Professionally, Donna is the VP at SodexoMagic. SodexoMagic is a Magic Johnson partnership. In this role, she is responsible for the HBCU strategy, client relationship management, client retention and account growth for the entire north America portfolio of business. She is an active member in the African American Leadership Forum employee resource group where she has served almost a decade as the Executive Sponsor for the Atlanta Chapter, a Stop Hunger Champion, and an active member of the Sodexo Women of Color.

Donna is the CEO of a family business, Pail & Seed with her Aggie alumna daughter, Loren.

She is a board member and executive committee member of the Keith Institute and active member of the Marietta Roswell alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Donna resides in metro Atlanta with her Aggie husband Daniel.

Loren Lyles  
CCO/Chief Creative Officer
Loren is a native of Greensboro, NC, bred in Durham, NC and reared in metro Atlanta.

Loren graduated from NC A&T in 2008 with a BA in Foreign Language. While at A&T, Loren was a competitive cheerleader all four years.

She continued her studies at the prestigious Creative Circus in Atlanta, GA.

Loren is currently the Chief Design Officer of Pail & Seed, a family owned floral and experience design company in Atlanta.