Keisha is the Founder and Chief Impact Officer of The Solution Senter, a boutique public affairs firm dedicated to developing creative solutions to pressing global challenges.
Recently, she served as the Vice President of the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation where she led strategy, operations and development. Keisha was the Senior Associate Director in the President’s Office of The Rockefeller Foundation, where she led external affairs for the President’s Office and identified ways to leverage the President’s influence and brand at global convenings such as the World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, United Nations General Assembly and others. Keisha created and produced Insight Dialogues, a live-event and digital-content series focused on leveraging influential leaders and sparking global conversations and solutions to pressing issues. The series gained global recognition across 1,000 + media platforms including Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Rolling Stone and won numerous awards including the Bulldog Media Relations Award and the Mercury Award.
Keisha was the founding director of Clinton Global Initiative University where she brought to life former President Clinton’s vision to challenge the next generation of leaders to make commitments to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Under her leadership, thousands of college students from all 50 states and nearly 81 countries committed to take action to solve a pressing problem on their campuses, in their communities and around the world.
Keisha had previously honed her expertise in youth mobilization through a number of roles including Deputy Director of Campus Progress, the youth organizing division of the Center for American Progress (CAP), where she built and managed a progressive speaker’s bureau that organized over 400 events on campuses and in the communities nationwide. She fused her love of sports, passion for philanthropy, and creative leadership style when she advised former NFL player, Nnamdi Asomugha on his philanthropic interests. She restructured and served as program director for the Asomugha College Tour for Scholars, a program that provided at-risk students from Oakland and Los Angeles with the opportunity to travel to and tour college campuses in New York, Washington, D.C., Louisiana, and Maryland.
Keisha is a distinguished alumni of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a collaboration among the U. S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush, which brings together a select group of leaders who share a common commitment to helping solve society’s greatest challenges. Her awards also include Florida A&M University’s 40 Alumni Under 40 Award, 125 Outstanding Alumni Award and New York Chapter of Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as American Express’ award for Social Sector Emerging Leadership. She served on the Pret-A-Manger Foundation Board and the Millennial Advisory Committee Board for The Andrew Goodman Foundation. She a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and is a mentor for young girls and women.
Keisha earned a B.S. from Florida A&M University and a M.A. in International Relations from Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland. When she is not thinking of creative ways to help people make their voices heard, you can find Keisha traveling the world, writing short stories, and practicing her Spanish.
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