Our publisher, Kita Williams has an extensive background in Public Relations, as well as Economic Development serving the non-profit and commercial sectors.
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Williams attended Parkway High School, then attended Fisk University in Nashville, TN, majoring in Political Science.
“At that time, the only prosperous careers that I knew of were practiced by doctors and lawyers,” smiled Williams.
“As I experienced the incredible collegiate comraderie at Fisk, my classmates and I also traveled to various cities across the country. It was love at first sight when I saw the city of Atlanta. Early in my academic career, I moved to Atlanta to soak in the progressive spirit of the city.” It was there Williams began her professional career.
Williams’ first employer was Terry Enterprises, Inc., owned by the late Hosea Williams II and his mother, the late Juanita Williams. This experience would forever change her life. During her employ, she was introduced to Rev. Hosea Williams, Sr., the renowned civil rights leader who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., SCLC, SNCC and many other organizations. Rev. Williams’ shared first hand accounts of protests, marches, and violence that not only he endured and witnessed, but also of the scores of unsung heroes which brought change to reality.
Rev. Williams’ legacy, the “Hosea Feed the Hungry” non-profit organization is celebrating over 40 years of devotion to feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and assisting the needy.
The next employer which would impact Williams’ career the following decade was the internationally acclaimed architectural and real estate development firm, Portman Holdings, LP, founded by the legendary John Portman, Sr. There, she supported the CFO and VP of Development during various incredible projects, including the Charlotte, NC Convention Center and Hotel.”
In 2000, Williams began her own real estate career, becoming a Broker in 2005.
In 2010, Kita returned to her Pennsylvania roots and served as the Business Development Facilitator for Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. She became “the face of Oxford, PA”, notes one business leader in the Oxford area. He continues, “so many of our storefronts were vacant and the economy was in a mess. Kita’s ability to work with people on all levels, including government officials and potential business owners, reduced our downtown commercial vacancy rate from 25% in 2010 to 8% in 2o12.”
The Fall of 2012 marked a new chapter in Williams’ path of advocacy and public relations. Williams enrolled full-time at Lincoln University where she is currently majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Lincoln’s Mass Communications Center of Excellence.
“Lincoln University by far offers the most impressive curriculum, technology and faculty in the arena of journalism …. I chose to return to school for three reasons. 1. To show by example how rewarding a college education can be, regardless of one’s age or stage in life …2. To advance a now three-generation family legacy of Lincoln University graduates….and 3. To broaden my abilities to promote and advocate, as my work evolves to a national platform.”
If you would like to reach out to Kita to assist your for-profit or non-profit organization, inbox her at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your goals.
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