Latia Gary is from Cleveland Ohio, graduate of Kettering University (formerly General Motors Engineering Institute) with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer and a Master’s in Business Administration. Latia has 20 years in engineering, construction and manufacturing in either an engineering or management role for such companies as General Motors, Avery Dennison and Westinghouse Electric Company.
Latia moved to South Carolina in 2012 for the opportunity to work on a construction site in the energy sector (VC Summer 1&2 and Vogtle 3&4). During this time, her desire for entrepreneurship flourished, she launched LG Solutions, LLC, a Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance Consulting Firm in 2013. LG Solutions, LLC evolved from her experience and joy in assisting organizations in developing their quality assurance program to meet contract and regulatory requirements. Over the years she has developed her company and carved out a niche to assist small to medium size businesses in developing and implementing a Quality Management System that will improve their customer base perception, improve the quality of product or service provided, and improve competitive advantage.
In addition, to launching LG Solutions, LLC, Latia identified another passion in mentoring young adults between the ages of 16 to 25. In 2015, Latia worked with Midland’s Middle College to develop a mentoring program for their 11th and 12th grade students. The mentoring program was developed to assist students in developing life skills to obtain and maintain employment. The life skills selected are identified with the goal of the students becoming valued employees and positive contributors to their community.
The VC Summer Construction project brought Latia to South Carolina, but the people are why she stayed.
Latia’s volunteer experience include working with Million Women Mentors, Women in Nuclear, Society of Women Engineers, American Society of Quality, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Youth in Transition (United Way), Miracles in the Midlands and Habitat for Humanities.