Season 4, Episode 20: What's Your More with Gisele Kalonzo-Douglas

Season #4 Episode #20

Gisele Kalonzo-Douglas is an accomplished legal counsel and trusted advisor to senior management and boards of directors on risk mitigation, ethics and compliance, litigation, and corporate governance.

Currently, Gisele is the General Counsel and Director of Business Affairs for Bethel Gospel Assembly Inc. and The Pavilion Off The Park, LLC. In this role, Gisele is responsible for guiding the organization’s leadership in the identification and mitigation of risk, ensuring adherence with applicable laws and regulations governing tax-exempt and religious corporations and providing oversight over its growing real estate portfolio.

Gisele was previously a criminal defense attorney for a prominent firm in New York City where she represented clients in a variety of cases including white collar crimes and high level felonies. She has argued and litigated in state and federal courts, managing cases throughout all stages of litigation, including disposition at trial.

Gisele, who was born in the Democratic Republic of The Congo, received a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, from The City College of New York. She has been a prior speaker on risk management, property development for churches, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She serves as a Senior Editorial Advisor to Church Law and Tax which engages over 4.5 million Christian leaders worldwide and provides critical content and practical solutions on important issues pertinent to religious organizations. Gisele is an advocate for women, youth and immigrants. She, her husband and son currently reside in Atlanta, Ga.

In 2019, while at a football game, my son asked me what I had wanted to be growing up. I said, I am doing it, I am a lawyer. He looked at me casually and asked, "but what's your more?". How do we get to our more? Gisele will share her search for her more. She will help you discover your "more" and how you can harness this discovery for personal and professional growth.