ABOUT US

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith

President

Director of Public Relations, Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Charlene Collier

Charlene Collier

Treasurer

Senior Manager of Human Resources, Northrup Grumman
Whitney Patterson

Whitney Patterson

Secretary

Kenya Friend-Daniel

Kenya Friend-Daniel

Vice President of Membership

National Director of Public Relations, Trader Joe’s
Melissa Mills

Melissa Mills

Vice President of Strategic Alliances

PR Manager, Cartoon Network
Carlos Ray

Carlos Ray

Vice President of PR & Marketing

Public Relations Manager, Los Angeles World Airports – Landside Access Modernization Program
Brandi Redick

Brandi Redick

Vice President of Digital Marketing

Social Media Manager at Faithful Central
Owner of PRbyBR firm
Rachael Golding

Rachael Golding

Vice President of Special Programs

Independent Practitioner
Holly Baird

Holly Baird

Board of Directors

Member of the Firm, Sitrick and Company

Latashia DeVeaux

Board of Directors

Sr. Talent Relations and Events Consultant, Viacom Networks (BET)
Marilyn Dyson

Marilyn Dyson

Board of Directors

Human Resources Analyst, El Segundo Police Department
Dwight Harvey

Dwight Harvey

Board of Directors

Director of Communications, Blavity
Ayanna Henderson

Ayanna Henderson

Board of Directors

Social Media Manager, E! People’s Choice Awards
Keeyah Johnson

Keeyah Johnson

Board of Directors

Events Coordinator, 50th NAACP Image Awards
Jasmine Kent

Jasmine Kent

Board of Directors

Founder, LoveJas Media
Danielle Matthews

Danielle Matthews

Board of Directors

Communication Coordinator, FilmLA
James Ward III

James Ward III

Member-at-Large

Senior Manager, Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Yumiko Whitaker

Yumiko Whitaker

Board of Directors

Founder, Hummingbird PR
Whitley Yates

Whitley Yates

Board of Directors

Founder, The Niche Agency