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At 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 a professor at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, where she teaches Advanced Business Communications at the graduate level.

 

Her most recent post was as a senior member of the WarnerMedia Entertainment Content Partnerships team and served as the NYC Chair of the Black Professionals at WarnerMedia Business Resource Group. Denise has held marketing partnerships roles at NBCUniversal, the NBA and TV One’s “One Solution” portfolio team, where she developed award winning marketing solutions across TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, and Interactive One.  

 

She started as an intern at Viacom's VH1 Save The Music and spent almost 9 years in various consumer and integrated marketing roles throughout the company including Noggin/The N, where she developed marketing campaigns with hit show Degrassi's Aubrey Graham, aka Drake and custom brand campaigns with celebs like Fat Joe. She was also at Viacom's Comedy Central, and MTV/MTV2 where she developed the 1st sponsored episode of MTV2's short form series, Hood Fab. 

 

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 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 The Network Journal's 2019, 40 Under 40 Achievement Award in recognition of her professional accomplishments and contribution to the community. She was recognized as a 2020 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Technology Catalyst and was recently named as a 2021 Trailblazer Honoree from Black Women in Media.

 

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.

EDUCATION
Masters in Business Administration

MBA, Dual Concentration:

Marketing / Communications & Media Management

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY

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Bachelor's Degree

B.S., Music Business, Concentration:

Business Administration

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

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PAST LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
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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 

Association
2006 – 2007  
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She Runs It

2019 Mentor

2020 Multicultural Alliance Chair 

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Fordham University Gabelli 

School of Business

Vice President, Media & Entertainment

Alliance

2008 – 2009  

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African Services Committee

Board Member
2016 – Present  
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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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