Felicia Antoinette Knowles

Cat Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador

Felicia-Antoinette Knowles was born April 10, 1970 to Neca Cecilia Knowles of New Bight, Cat Island.  Following graduation from The Bahamas Government High School, Felicia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing (2000) from Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina.  During her time at Barber-Scotia, she served as President of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise); she won both the college’s first debate and Rookie of the Year in 1998.  The President of her class from freshman through senior year, Felicia also served as captain of the Lady Sabres basketball team.

Felicia Knowles is also recognized for her academic ability as an All-American Student, making the Dean’s List and the President’s List.  While an undergrad student, Felicia pledged and served as Vice President of the Epsilon Omega chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.  In 2005, Felicia received her MBA in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University.

Felicia was well known in college for volunteering her time to community service with Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Veterans Graveyards and Census 2000.  Felicia believes in encouraging and empowering others to fulfill their dreams and she was a motivational speaker at many surrounding high schools and elementary schools in Concord and Charlotte.

She has proven time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with in her academic and professional careers.  Felicia began her career at Burns House, where she achieved record breaking sales targets and produced stellar promotional events such as Soca Divas; Bailey’s “Smooth” Promotion; Johnnie Walker Keep Walking and the largest Bacardi Sail Away.  She was recognized for being the top brand manager internationally for the Bacardi and Diageo brands. 

Felicia served as President of The Bahamas Insurance Brokers Association 2014-2017, a period where the survival of the Broker industry was challenged with the introduction of VAT and National Health Insurance.   Felicia worked directly with the government to ensure that the purpose of the intermediary was not lost within the insurance VAT guidelines.  She also played a pivotal role during the NHI model planning, working alongside other industry leaders in ensuring business owners had a seat at the table during the legislation, implementation and planning of NHI.

Currently, Felicia serves as President of The Bahamas Coalition Service Industry, BackToDouds & The Cat Island Sailing Club.  She is co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of Lampkin Knowles & Company Insurance Brokers & Benefit Consultants – one of the largest health and life insurance brokers in the country.  She is also a member of The Worldwide Association of Female Professionals. 

Felicia-Antoinette Knowles is a proud single mother to Neka Cecilia Knowles II, who recently  graduated from New York City’s Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. degree in Directing. She is also guardian to D’Angelo Pearson who attends Saint John’s College.

Felicia still keeps in touch with her old neighborhood— Ridgeland Park West, mentoring young boys in sports and character-building activities.

Felicia-Antoinette Knowles is proud of her strong Christian beliefs; she enjoys reading, writing, sports, dancing and she believes in giving back to and building up her community.  

“Mediocrity” and “No” are absent from Felicia’s vocabulary. Firmly believing in giving your best, no matter the task, she lives by the Socrates quote—“An unexamined life is not worth living.”

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