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Lana Gregg is a brand manager at Markwins Beauty Brands Global. In her role, she oversees marketing efforts and strategies for Black Radiance, a mass retail cosmetics brand that caters specifically to African American women. Gregg’s background spans across digital marketing, social media, content development and retail merchandising. During her time at Markwins Beauty Brands…

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Gary Coichy is the founder and head of partnerships for Pod Digital Media. He obtained his bachelor’s from Berkeley College in White Plains, New York, and has an executive certificate from Cornell University. Coichy has worked for some of the nation’s largest media agencies and brands, including WPP Mediacom, Omnicom Resolution Media, Verizon, BMW and…

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Romina Brown is the president and CEO of Strategic Solutions International, a category growth management company for the textured hair care industry. With a background in strategic planning and integrated marketing, Brown opened the Chicago based business in 2004. Brown has experience working with world-renowned CPG, beauty, apparel and real estate brands. She is also…

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Robin Beaman knows the impact of properly marketing a product, business or influencer. The Howard University alumna has served as director of public relations at the National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C., Black Entertainment Television,  and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Beaman would later branch out on her own and start Beaman Incorporated, a strategic communications…

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Alissa Constable is a marketing consultant and executive producer who creates world-class experiences for brands, companies and nonprofits. In 2004, Constable founded EMERGE/NEXT Leaders, an experiential education company that produces digital and live events to inspire, educate and celebrate diverse and emerging leaders. Rolling out spoke with Constable, a graduate of Hunter College with a degree…

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Tenille Jackson is the owner and chief digital strategist of Digital Vision Enteprises LLC, a boutique marketing agency. Jackson specializes in digital marketing campaigns, online community building, and social amplification for long-term results. She’s the founder of an interactive online community of moms called The Chicagoland Mom Squad. Jackson also enjoys cultivating talent for the…

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Captivate Marketing Group is led by Yvonne McNair, a creative, certified entertainment marketing professional and Emmy-nominated event producer. McNair has a proven track record of conceptualizing and orchestrating small and large production events, marketing campaigns and programs to effectively create business development opportunities, increase revenue and growth. McNair also is known as a powerhouse behind…

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Nick Nelson is an award-winning brand strategist, creative executive, and CEO of BRANDPRENUER. Nelson is an innovative force in the brand marketing world. Throughout his nearly two-decade career, he has produced targeted marketing and communications strategies for leading consumer brands like Disney, General Mills, HBO, NBC and more. BRANDPRENUER helps its clients soar online by…

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Larvetta Loftin is the founder and CEO of L3 Agency, a full-service marketing and communications firm in Chicago. For more than 16 years, her company has executed award-winning marketing and branding campaigns for several companies and national brands, including Verizon, Bacardi and McDonald’s. Loftin also has built a career as a content creator, speaker, community…

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Jazzmene Ford is a spirited marketing professional with over five years of experience in the consumer-packaged goods and beauty industries. The Jacksonville, Florida, native is a natural-born creative with an insatiable curiosity and innovative approach to marketing. Ford is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned her bachelor’s in communications. She is also…

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Belvedere’s Vice President Allison Varone understands the importance of authentic collaborations. Varone and Belvedere recently tapped cultural sensation Janelle Monaé to serve as a spokesperson for the “A Beautiful Future” campaign. Varone shares how the drive for creating a future where natural character, integrity, diversity, and self-expression are celebrated as well as Belvedere’s understanding of…

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Christina Steed’s background includes journalism, national and international corporate communications, expertise in multicultural, diversity and inclusion communications and a brief stint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Chicago office. Her agency work is growing in the space of diversity and inclusion communications as companies seek out Flowers Communications Group not only for its expertise in…

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