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No, a Black Belt does not need to exist within an organization. What is more important is recognizing that there are certain roles that need to be filled when it comes to coaching and developing problem-solvers. This role could be called something different.
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Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Master Black Belt at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.