Africa is a communications leader with significant experience in governmental affairs, policy, public relations and media. She has also worked as an adjunct instructor, teaching public relations and newswriting. As an accomplished professional, Africa is a sought after public speaker and has worked as the director of a local nonprofit, establishing partnerships among community leaders. She has served on corporate diversity committees and was an instructor at the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute at Vanderbilt University. She has also worked as a communications strategist on political campaigns. As a communications executive, she is well versed in a myriad of subjects including strategic planning, speech writing, external and internal communications.
She has Master of Science degree in mass communication and a graduate certificate of strategic communication management from Purdue University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where she was named among distinguished alumni. She also has a Management Certificate in Strategy and Implementation from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Stephen has nearly 20 years of journalism experience, covering legislative bodies, governors, social services, presidential campaigns and education. He is an award-winning journalist who has also conducted national and international interviews on cable television and radio. His experience in the industries of aviation, government, and economic development offers clients special insight into the impact of communication on business and operational plans. He has taught English and technical writing at community colleges.
Stephen is an author of fiction and has work published in The MacGuffin. He has completed municipal leadership training, attended national communication workshops and serves as a public speaker at community meetings. He has also conducted writing workshops for municipal organizations.
He is skilled at using storytelling to not only connect with readers, but to also help businesses better brand themselves in a way to engage with potential clients.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Toledo.