Ms. Rasheda James-Ogunkelu


Ms. Rasheda James was raised in the Houston area and is a graduate of Texas A&M University – College Station where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. With over 15 years of Internal Audit experience, she currently is the Director of SOX and Internal Controls at DXP Enterprises, Inc. where she oversees SOX Compliance and Process Improvement.  Ms. James is also a graduate of the University of Houston – College of Social Work where she is a certified Non-Profit Professional with the Non-Profit Leadership Alliance. Additionally, she is a 2017 graduate (Class XXXIV) of the United Way Project Blueprint whose mission is to increase ethnically diverse leadership in the nonprofit sector. 

Ms. James currently serves on several boards including the West Orem YMCA Center, The Resource Group, Main Street Ministries and The Harbor School Finance Advisory Board. Other civic involvement includes: District Commissioner for W.L. Davis District of the Sam Houston Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts Den Leader and Committee Member for Pack 426 at Windsor Village UMC, founding member and former Community Outreach Chair of Sysco Corporation’s Catalyst Associate Resource Group, and various elected finance roles with the Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Ms. James also holds professional membership with the Institute of Internal Auditors and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners at the National and Local levels.    

Last, but certainly not least, Ms. Rasheda James is a member of the Fountain of Praise Church for nearly 20 years where she serves and previously served in the Young Adult Ministry, Divinity Players, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School Teacher.   


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