Carla Wright Gentles, Events Director
Partner, Client Services, Chief of Operations
GWG Agency Partner Carla Wright Gentles leads the agency’s client services and event planning. She has extensive experience planning and executing memorable events, fundraisers, client receptions, galas, weddings and receptions, and motivational seminars. Carla has successfully executed events for State Farm Insurance, Back to School Clothing Drive, Bill Dickey Scholarship Association, Mayo Clinic, University of Phoenix and others.
In addition to her keen business acumen, Carla has a strong passion for serving others. A retired Army Reservist she worked her way up to the position of First Sergeant/Course Manager. She earned the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal and was nominated for the Non-commissioned Officer of the Year award.
Carla is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Top Ladies of Distinction, a sustaining member of the Junior League of Phoenix, Lockheed Martin Leadership Association, and the Metropolitan Arts Council of South Carolina. She has been honored as a member of the National Dean’s List and both Who’s Who Among American Business Women and Who’s Who Among International Management. Carla received her master’s degree in business administration from Webster University, bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina, and her associate’s degree in fashion merchandising from Bauder Fashion College.