She’s been called a powerhouse. As curator of consumer connections, her brand is brand – engagement, communications and culture. Her enterprise, PMM, is retained to build, position and protect some of the world’s most recognized brands as agency of record (AOR) to its Fortune 100, government agencies and influencer clientele. As a thought leader, she’s appeared on HuffPost Live, featured in Inc. magazine, captured on covers of business trades, saluted among leaders of the smartest companies, celebrated in the midst of the nation’s “Twenty-Five Influential Black Women in Business” and honored as an EBONY POWER 100 of 2015. As chief executive officer of PMM,
Kimberly Blackwell is heralded as one of the country’s top executives in marketing and advertising. Widely regarded for her industry expertise and trajectory of the multimillion-dollar female business enterprise, in 2011 Blackwell was appointed and is currently serving through 2018, as one of the country’s eight female CEOs, on the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC). NWBC is a non-partisan federal advisory council serving as a source of independent counsel to the President of the United States, Congress, and the SBA on economic issues of importance to women business owners. With offices in the Midwest and Southeast, Blackwell’s companies include PMM Agency, PMM Productions, PMM Promotions, PMM Elite and PMM Media.
No stranger to the White House, board rooms, lecture circuit or a whiteboard challenge, Blackwell and her nationally award winning agency, PMM, have earned a reputation of trusted brand manager. Representing multi-billion dollar interests of global corporations that include the automotive, insurance and financial services, retail, banking and tourism industries, Blackwell and PMM have developed an identity for industry expertise and value in effective B-to-C business solutions. Technical, strategy and creative consultant to the C-Suite for brand and change management, organizational effectiveness, communication, cultural transformation and inclusion, Blackwell is a certified diversity professional of Cornell University.
She has also completed executive training at Dartmouth, Northwestern and Harvard Universities.Blackwell is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), a network of the nation’s most influential African-American executives. She also is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), and lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association®.
Grateful in the journey, Blackwell subscribes to the belief “to whom much is given, much is required.” She leads from governance positions, serving as a board member and trustee for affiliates of the Chamber of Commerce (Columbus, Ohio), Executive Committee member of the YWCA Columbus, Vice-Chair of Columbus Urban League, King Arts Complex and the Center for Healthy Families. In 2017, Blackwell will serve as Chair the American Heart Association Great Rivers, “Go Red for Women” campaign.
A Buckeye native with Atlanta residence, Blackwell is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. A 2014 Chancellor’s Citation recipient, with blood that proudly bleeds orange, Blackwell holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. Blackwell also has earned a master’s degree from Xavier University (Ohio), where she taught, as an industry subject matter expert, for ten years as an adjunct professor in the graduate studies master’s program.