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Kimberly A. Blackwell

CEO, PMM Agency

A marketing industry executive, Kimberly Blackwell is CEO of PMM Agency. Founded in 1999, the nationally award winning brand strategies firm provides comprehensive marketing, creative services, reputation management, digital, production, communications and agency of record (AOR) representation to its Fortune 100, government agencies and influencer clientele.

Regarded for her expertise and business trajectory to the now multi-million dollar women’s business enterprise, Blackwell has received numerous recognitions for industry leadership and service. A “2015 Smart 50” honoree by Smart Business, Blackwell was also saluted by National Association of Women Business Owners Columbus as a “2015 NAWBO Visionary Finalist”.  A “2014 Enterprising Women of the Year”, Blackwell has been recognized with a global recognition among other successful female business owners across the world. In 2014, Black Enterprise featured Blackwell as one of the country’s “Women of Power” and in 2013 by Black Enterprise among the nation’s “Top Marketing & Advertising Executives”.

No stranger to the lecture circuit, campus classrooms or board rooms, Blackwell is often consulted for thought leadership in areas of brand management, inclusion strategies, innovation and business. Blackwell is a certified diversity professional of Cornell University. She has completed professional executive programs at Dartmouth’s Tuck College of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Harvard University.

Blackwell is a dedicated public servant through governance, time and talents. She currently serves as a board member and trustee for the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, YWCA Columbus, Columbus Urban League, King Arts Complex and Center for Healthy Families. Blackwell is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), Women’s Presidents’ Organization (WPO), and a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association®.

Blackwell holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree from Xavier University (OH).

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