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  • Nominee, Higher Education Marketer of the Year | American Marketing Association Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education
  • "25 Twitter Pages Diverse Students Should Follow" | HBCU Career Center, 2015
  • Top 10 Education Podcasts | Podbean (for The HBCU Lifestyle Podcast), 2014-2016

  • Best Radio Entertainment Feature | Press Club of New Orleans, 2011

  • "30 People to Watch" | New Orleans Magazine, 2000​


Since I design and update my own website, this is a hybrid first person/resume type of thing.


  • Son of Nelson and Juanita, husband of Halima and proud father of Stevie. I cook, create, laugh and make people laugh.

  • Native of New Orleans. Red beans and rice, Creole hot sausage po-boys and beignets make me weak.

  • Master of Professional Studies in strategic leadership, Tennessee State University. Check out my research, "Fyre: A Case Study of How Followership in Organizations Is Influenced by Narcissistic Leadership." Bachelor of Arts in mass communication, Loyola University New Orleans.

  • Memberships:

    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. - Pi Pi Lambda alumni chapter

    • American Marketing Association/AMA NOLA

    • Association of National Advertisers

    • National Association of Black Journalists/New Orleans Association of Black Journalists

    • Public Relations Society of America

  • Trivia:  

    • During my stand-up comedy days, I once opened for this dude named Kevin Hart.

    • I tore my ACL doing a stand-up comedy routine. I wasn't standing up, though.

    • During a radio interview, I asked Arne Duncan who won in basketball between him and Barack Obama. His answer was very diplomatic. I "booed" his answer...on air.


  • Media Veteran

    • Communications professional

      • Communications and Marketing Director, Dillard University

      • As former Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) PR director, led effort to defeat State of Louisiana proposal to remove the university from its system and designed institutional logos.

      • Former Communications Director, Paul Quinn College.

    • Radio broadcaster

      • Former co-producer/contributor of Press Club of New Orleans award-winning "Sunday Journal" on WYLD-FM. Founding producer/co-host of "Real Talk," WQUE-FM. 

      • Coolest interviews:  Actor Lance E. Nichols; his daughter and recording artist Voice Monet; Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White; Cornel West; Danny Glover; Stan Verrett; former NBA player David West; Soledad O'Brien; former U.S. Secretaries of Education Arne Duncan and Rod Paige; former NFL quarterback Shaun King; Kem; and Jeffrey Osborne.

      • Has appeared on WRNO-FM (New Orleans), "Living Your Best Life Radio", the HBCU Digest Network, and the KBCN Radio Network. Also WWL-TV, WYES-TV and WDSU-TV (New Orleans).

  • Career Development

    • Personal branding and emotional intelligence enthusiast

    • Former recruiter


  • Contributor, College Summit's #BeAGrad Twitter chat, "Greek Life 101" and Al Jazeera America's chat on fraternity hazing.

  • Publicity chair, 2015 Alpha Phi Alpha Southwestern Regional Convention, highest registration for the region until 2017.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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