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KATHEY PORTER MBA, CPSD

• SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/ SUPPLIER DIVERSITY EXPERT • ENTREPRENEUR • AUTHOR • ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR • SPEAKER


SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/ SUPPLIER DIVERSITY EXPERT Kathey Porter is a nationally recognized small business development, entrepreneurship and supplier diversity expert, adjunct business instructor and author. A small business expert with an impressive cadre of experience spanning nearly two decades in marketing, small business development, supplier diversity and entrepreneurship, Kathey has led supplier diversity teams for higher education and local municipalities, has been a consultant for the government, higher education and corporate sectors and has successfully assisted small businesses to receive over $10 million in contract opportunities. Previously a marketing executive in the beauty industry for companies including Carson Products, Revlon Professional and Colomer USA, Kathey was responsible for new product development, launch strategy and marketing activation for brands targeting multicultural consumers.

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Kathey serves on a number of national and international professional committees. Past and present committee participation includes: •

Institute for Supply Management - Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity Strategic Job Task Analysis Committee (current)

National Association of Educational Procurement Supplier Diversity Institute, Program Committee, Co-Chair (current)

World of a Woman Conference-Hudson Egypt Advisory Committee, Cairo Egypt (previous)

Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals SWaM (small, woman and minority-owned business) Committee, Co-Chair and Chair (previous)

Kathey received her MBA from Georgia Southern University, BBA from Savannah State University and is a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) through the Institute for Supply Management. She served as a Supply Specialist in the Georgia Army National Guard.

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ENTREPRENEUR An owner and operator of several businesses, Kathey is the CEO of Porter Brown Associates, LLC, a consultancy focusing on Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services for various governmental agencies and corporations. porterbrownassociates.com Kathey is also the founder of BusinessFAB Media Enterprises, LLC. BusinessFAB™ (Fearless. Awesome. Boss) is a boutique multi-platform media initiative that helps women entrepreneurs CREATE. CONNECT and CULTIVATE through the development of content, communications and customized events. Core public components include the BusinessFAB™ Women’s Entrepreneurship + Leadership Conference and the Women in Business Leadership Lecture Series. Media platform launching in 2017! businessfabmedia.com

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AUTHOR

In 2015, Kathey’s first book, 50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership (Palgrave Macmillan) was released. It was nominated for the 2015 NAACP Image™ Award for Outstanding Literary WorkNon- Fiction and ranked a #1 New Release in Business and Entrepreneurship by Amazon. Kathey completed a multi-city book tour and held signings and discussions at corporations, organizations and bookstores across the country. Available at booksellers everywhere, the book has been featured in numerous media outlets including Ebony, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Sirius XM, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Fox 5-DC, Essence Magazine and various blogs. More info can be found at 50bdb.com. 5

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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR An adjunct business instructor with over a decade of diversified teaching experience, Kathey has lectured at Virginia Tech - Pamplin College of Business, Savannah State University, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Strayer University, Columbia College and University of Phoenix. Her areas of specialization include undergraduate and graduate coursework in a variety of topics including entrepreneurship, marketing, management, introduction to business, business ethics, public relations, business communications and leadership.

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SPEAKER

Because of her personable demeanor and in depth industry knowledge as a small business development and supplier diversity expert, Kathey is a highly sought after speaker/panelist by corporations, state, federal and higher education entities. She was featured in ESSENCE Magazine as the Small Business Expert for their inaugural Leap, Run, Grow Entrepreneurship program and partnered with the Minority Business Development Agency (Department of Commerce) as a speaker during ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans.

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A frequent contributor to various blogs, magazines and books, her blog on women’s entrepreneurship was featured on The White House United State of Women, a global initiative dedicated to positively impacting the lives of women and girls. A few recent speaking engagements include: •

Essence Festival, New Orleans, LA

NOBEL Women Annual Legislative Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Commerce Club, Atlanta, GA

Ernst & Young, New York, NY and Atlanta, GA

Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC), Fort Lauderdale, FL

Women Who Mean Business Summit, Richmond, VA

The Conference Board, New York, NY

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CONTACT KATHEY TODAY! For media inquiries or to book Kathey for speaking, training, consulting opportunities or have something else in mind, contact at: 888.945.2422 kp@porterbrownassociates.com 50bdb and Kathey Porter

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A media profile on the Small Business Development and Supplier Diversity Expert

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A media profile on the Small Business Development and Supplier Diversity Expert