Teniqua Broughton

Resilience Leader
Executive Director
The State of Black Arizona

As the founder and CEO of VerveSimone Consulting, a minority woman owned small business providing consulting services to individuals and organizations. Teniqua Broughton is noted for her impact in both national and local sectors. Leading with passion, she identifies strategies that support the sustainability of organizations by leveraging her experience, initiative, and insight gained throughout her professional career. Her services focus on nonprofit governance consulting, arts and culture project management and equity, DEI workshops and assessments.

A focus of her work is leading Equity, DEI assessments and workshops with staff and boards. The goal is to    help teams begin equity work, reform practices, and develop a deeper understanding of conflict and race, and attitudes and hidden biases.

In 2017, AZ Central selected Ms. Broughton as the Who’s Next award, for emerging leaders making a difference in the arts. By her peers, she was selected as the Arizona Champion Award for the Central Arizona region from the Flinn Foundation’s Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, for significant contributions to the civic leadership. She was individual nominee for 2020 Governor’s Arts Award. Early this year, ASU awarded her the MLK Servant Leader- Leadership award and Phoenix Business Journal’s 2021 Most Admired Leader recipient.

Ms. Broughton has her master’s degree in education with a focus on Educational Administration and Supervision, and her bachelor’s degree in educational psychology, with an emphasis on theater for youth from Arizona State University. With certifications as a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) and in Equity and Inclusion from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.