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Zina C. Pierre, Ph.D.

Zina C. Pierre, Ph.D. is the founding President and CEO of Reyarp Strategies Group, LLC (RSG), a full-service, woman minority-owned business in Maryland.  For more than 20 years, she has provided lobbying, advocacy, strategic partnership development, and political management. She currently provides professional development training and creates Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) frameworks for government and corporate entities. Dr. Pierre is also a full-time Pastor and authored the book "Your Prayers Matter to God." 


Dr. Pierre is well known as an "intersectionality strategist" and has worked in the political arena nationally for more than 30 years advising and developing strategic outreach plans and building alliances for civil rights organizations, unions, non-profits, corporate, and faith-based groups.  She served two terms in the Clinton Administration, with her last position in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs under President Bill Clinton.  She holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Catholic University, a Ph.D. in Religious Philosophy from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary, and a certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University.  She has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the board of Visitors for Lincoln University, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Washington Dance Theatre, National Council of Negro Women, Greater Washington Urban League, DNC Women's Vote Center, Annapolis Democratic Central Committee, and more.  

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