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At over 20 years of media & entertainment marketing experience, Denise is a seasoned professional. She is currently the Vice President of Brand Strategy at iHeartMedia, specializing in multicultural marketing partnerships. She is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business and New York University.


Denise has held marketing roles at WarnerMedia, TV One, NBCUniversal, and the NBA. She started as an intern at Viacom's VH1 Save The Music and spent almost nine years in various consumer and integrated marketing roles throughout the company including Noggin/The N, Comedy Central, and MTV/MTV2.


Denise has a BS in Music Business from Indiana State University and an MBA with a dual concentration in Marketing and Media & Communications from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business.  She was in the 1st class of the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) MBA Prep class and has served as the President of the Fordham Black & Hispanic MBA Association and VP of the Fordham Media & Entertainment Alliance. She currently serves on the Fordham Gabelli Alumni DEI Council.  


She has served as the NY Chapter President of NAMIC (National Association of Multi-ethnicity in Communications) and in 2019, she completed the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.


Her many accolades include

  • 2019 The Network Journal's 40 Under 40 Achievement Award

  • 2020 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Technology Catalyst

  • 2021 Advertising Club of NY Rockstar Award and Black Women in Media Trailblazer Honoree

  • 2022 NAMIC Luminary Award 

  • 2023 Cynopsis Top Women in Media Award and Fordham Gabelli School of Business Faculty Excellence Award


Outside of her professional responsibilities, Denise is a classically trained pianist, an avid world traveler, and a proud & active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Masters in Business Administration

MBA, Dual Concentration:

Marketing / Communications & Media Management


Bachelor's Degree

B.S., Music Business, Concentration:

Business Administration



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Black Professionals at WarnerMedia 

NYC Board Chair 2019-2021

Supervising Committee Chair 2017-2019

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Fordham University Gabelli 
School of Business

President, Black & Hispanic MBA 

2006 – 2007

She Runs It

2019 Mentor

2020 Multicultural Alliance Chair

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Fordham University Gabelli 

School of Business

Vice President, Media & Entertainment


2008 – 2009

African Services Committee

Board Member
2016 – Present


Management Leadership for Tomorrow

MBA Prep & College Career Prep Consultant & Mentor 2005-present

MBA Prep Alumni 2003

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National Association for 
Multi-Ethnicity in Communications

President, NYC Chapter 2011 – 2012

Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) Class XVIII 

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