Kamesha “Kay” West

Kamesha “Kay” West

Vice President | Market Manager TruFund Financial Services, Inc.


Kay will oversee the Texas operations and support initiatives in North Louisiana. Kay is excited to lead TruFunds’ mission “to help historically disadvantaged individuals and communities create thriving and resilient small businesses and entrepreneurial ecosystems in order to close racial and economic disparities and ensure an inclusive and equitable society.”

Kay recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and completed a year-long Executive Fellowship with the City of Fort Worth’s Economic Development Department and FUSE Corps. Kay comes to TruFund with over 15 years of leadership, operations, and project management experience. Kay has an additional 5 years of consulting experience and 8 years of BRE on the Board of Directors for several organizations, Championing Economic Development Issues.

Kay is extremely passionate about economic mobility, economic inclusion, and community development. Her contributions to fundraising, leadership, and community service earned her recognition as the 2022 Outstanding Fundraiser by the Shreveport Association of Fundraising Professionals. Kay graduated as a Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program Alum in 2021 and received honors as a 2018 Whitney M. Young Recipient. She is a 2016 40 Under 40 Honoree, received the Top Up & Coming Business Professional award in 2015, and was granted the Nextgen Leader award in 2010 from the W.K Kellog Foundation and Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.