Kia Jarmon, Senior Strategist
Kia Jarmon is an award-winning public relations and community engagement strategist for MEPR Agency, a company she founded in 2006.
With years of experience working on some of Nashville’s most notable initiatives, Jarmon is the leading community engagement strategists in Nashville, most known for her innovative and disruptive communication programs - translating grasstops campaigns into actionable, grassroots initiatives.
As a result of Jarmon’s commitment to the community and communications industry, she has been recognized by the Minority Business Center as the Minority Business of the Year, the Middle Tennessee Diversity Forum as the “Woman to Watch”, and the Nashville Business Journal’s “Top Forty Under 40” and “Women of Influence”.
With a heart for philanthropy and mentorship, Jarmon has successfully graduated more than 20 young women from the Mentorship Project, a program for aspiring PR professionals. Additionally, she recently led the launch of the MEPR Agency Innovation Fund, her company's micro-business grant for small businesses.
Kia Jarmon is a highly sought after speaker, known as kiss with a fist, bringing candid yet caring workshops, training, and facilitation within in the Southeast, leading conversations about intercultural communications, intentional storytelling and story listening, community building and engagement, nonprofit communications, and social and digital strategies.
In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Jarmon serves on the Metropolitan Beer Permit board and is a co-chair for the PRSA Nashville diversity committee. She is also a consultant with the Center for Nonprofit Management.
You can also connect with Kia directly on her personal brand site, www.KiaJarmon.com.
Adaiah Ludy, Community Engagement Assistant
Adaiah Ludy is MEPR Agency's Community Engagement Assistant with a central responsibility to support our client's community efforts. Whether spending time attending community events, participating in community conversations, posting to social media, or scheduling one to one interviews, Ludy is instrumental to our teams external communication efforts.
Adaiah is a creative soul, with a passion for art and writing. Her favorite tools are paint and charcoal as she believes in making the best of whatever you're handed -- no erasing or redos.