She’s been called a powerhouse. As curator of consumer connections, her brand is brand – engagement, communications
As an industry expert, she’s been saluted among leaders of the smartest companies as a 2017 Business First C-Suite Award honoree, celebrated in the midst of the nation’s “2017 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Black Enterprise, named PR News’ “2017 Top Women in PR”, and honored as an EBONY POWER 100.
Blackwell is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), a network of the nation’s most influential AfricanAmerican 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 and the King Arts Complex. In 2017, Blackwell served 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 was also an adjunct professor for ten years.