Alechia Reese is the chief brand strategist of 360 Gateway Brands, author of the award-winning book, Eating Elephants, former director of PR & creative marketing of Soledad O'Brien's PowHERful Foundation, and the former strategic marketing director of Disney star, Zendaya Coleman’s fashion line, Daya by Zendaya. She specializes in the development of brand identity, strategy and execution. Her clients have been featured in Glamour, on the covers of Cosmo and are regular speakers for Ivy League institutions and the White House, under the Obama administration. Alechia is also a media personality, certified international professional speaker and humanitarian who has hosted and curated award-winning entertainment and corporate activations. As an event curator and coordinator her company has designed events for Art Basel, Miami Fashion Week and a host of other tours and client campaigns. With a master’s degree and ScrumMaster certification Alechia’s skilled, fun and energetic speaking style has afforded her the opportunity to partner with and speak for a myriad of corporations & organizations from the entertainment stage to the corporate boardroom including Bank of America, UPS, the Miami Marlins, Progressive, Grey Goose, Verizon and others. You can download my full press kit here.
Honored as a Woman of Power Awardee presented by Bank of America & NABA NYC, her specialty is purpose leadership, millennial leadership development, effective networking and relationship building, and brand and business development. A firm believer in all things positive empowerment and strategic differentiation, you can catch her on a plane near you interviewing some of the most influential & successful world leaders, or hosting some of the most progressive and exclusive events around the globe. Alechia is a domestic violence thriver and she believes beyond empowerment it is necessary to properly equip all people to succeed. Her life's mantra is, "Your life is the sum total of your beliefs - believe greatly!"
ON THE STAGE
The stage is one of my oldest confidants and my most passionate lover. Each time I leave him, I'm in a rush to return. From hosting, moderating to speaking I call him home. I have spoken for and hosted a myriad of events from concert stages with Melanie Fiona to Essence Fest. You can check out my media kit here.
IN THE FIELD
I grew up a very troublesome child. My goal in all that I do is to make the way easier for the coming generations to excel. Transforming disadvantages to advantages has been my life's mantra. And my passion for foster and under-resourced youth shows them how to do the same, using my life as an example.
IN THE WILD
As adventerous as they come, I've played with tigers, swam with sharks, led elephants through rivers and charmed snakes like a pro. Travel and creativity are my drugs of choice and I invite you to join in my explorations here.