Lena Mcilwain is the founder and CEO of Lena’s L.A.C.E. International, LLC. L.A.C.E specializes in fashion sales consulting for electronic shopping channels. Lena represents The Dennis Basso Boutique collection on QVC. Prior to creating her fashion sales consulting firm, Lena was a QVC program host. She began her career as a news reporter and anchor in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Lena is an advocate for children. Along with her mother, Joyce Nesmith, she operates a nonprofit organization called Beyond Our Walls (BOWs). Lena is the Director of Programming. She spends most of her time working to enhance the lives of the underserved children by supporting their educational needs, exposing them to arts, music, reading, nutrition, financial literacy, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programming).
Lena has spent the last two decades working with several nonprofit organizations planning fundraisers and generously donating to fund medical research and to provide scholarships. She has a passion for all children, especially those living in underserved communities. Lena is married to Roddy McIlwain. She has three children, Brandon, Alaina, and Alexis
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