About Ann

Maynard Eaton and me during the CEO campaign in DeKalb County

Bio summary

Ann Lineve Wead Kimbrough is an award-winning financial writer and special projects author with more than 5,000 multi-media works produced under her byline and broadcast signature. She is also a  professor at a Florida university. Ann’s work has appeared in Business Week, Fortune, Time, Marketing Management, Black Enterprise, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Essence, Twins magazine and Ebony Jr! She was an anchor and reporter for WSB-TV morning show, WGST-FM afternoon drive, Media One and Georgia Public TV’s weekly business shows. She has taught hundreds of high school and university students in more than 500 courses in communications and international business. A highly regarded mentor, former students and college classmates are leaders in the business, broadcast journalism, motion pictures, nonprofit, print journalism, public affairs and public relations, special events and varied entrepreneurial fields. Follow my blog and on social media: twitter @awkimbrough; fb @annweadkimbrough and Insta @annweadkimbrough_. Her email is annweadkimbrough@gmail.com

A little more in-depth info about Ann

I’ve led a vibrant team that won an Atlanta Emmy award for television excellence in the public service category. I’ve earned many awards and received lots of recognition as a multi-media financial journalist. My career boasts of being a member of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games where I wrote and secured a multi-million dollar federal grant for holistic, construction trades training for economically poor individuals residing in Olympic venue neighborhoods. I’ve served as the highest ranking woman in local governments throughout the state of Georgia. As Chief of Staff of DeKalb (Ga.) County Government, I led the public policy experiences, supervised the state and federal lobbying teams and worked alongside the best and most creative legal and government operations leaders.

I remain pumped-up each day upon entering the university classroom or in experiential situations with students. As a tenured professor, I do the very best that I am able to do to facilitate opportunities that result in the best for every student. I am also a high achiever who had the vision to bring a $34 – $100 million project to the campus of a university that would change the trajectory of students and generations of people of color. The university shelved the five-year effort.

I am an author, editor and award-winning, multi-media financial journalist. 

Personal highlights

I am a mother of three adult children, daughter-in-laws, four grandchildren and a larger family of relatives and friends. This family and friends’ collective represent accountability, truth, ethics, career skills and spiritual demonstration.

Reclaiming my time

I’ve been through some things. Who hasn’t?  It is our going through that allows us to assess who we are and progress. I am restoring my prolific freelance writing, editing and producing career to result in blogs, podcasts, comedic shows, audio and e-books/books. I look forward to resuming my partnerships with professionals while continuing my academic research and teaching. 

 

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