Marquita Robertson

Marquita Robertson is a lifelong financial capability advocate. She is the executive director of The Collaborative, an organization focused on closing the racial wealth gap in North Carolina through collaborations with financial institutions, nonprofits, and local government agencies to educate people about building wealth and advocate on behalf of financially vulnerable communities. Prior to that, she was the Financial Education Director for the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer. There, she led the Department’s financial education initiatives across the state, working with state agencies, schools, nonprofits, and financial institutions. Marquita started her career in financial capability at the American Bankers Association (ABA) in the mid-2000s. And for nearly 20 years, she has managed wealth-building programs that impower and educate individuals in all facets of money management. Appointed twice by Gov. Roy Cooper, Marquita is serving her second term as Board of Trustee for the NC ABLE 529 program. Former Gov. McCrory also appointed her to Chair the N.C. Financial Literacy Council, which guides statewide financial literacy standards and provides recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly regarding financial education. She also serves as a board member for the United Way of North Carolina, Dix Park Conservancy, and Coastal Credit Union Foundation. Marquita was born and raised in Moyock, N.C., a small town on the most northeastern point of the state. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Communication from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in Communication and Journalism from Norfolk State University. She is supported by her loving husband and two amazing children.