A Chicago native, Michelle O’Kennard is the Founder and CEO of MCO Designs, Inc., a full service Brand Management and Event Production firm located in Chicago. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and continued her education at Governor’s State University, where she earned her Master’s degree in Health and Human Services (MHS), focusing on Addiction Studies. Currently, Michelle is a graduate business student at DePaul University, earning her second Master’s Degree in Marketing Science (MSM). For several years, Michelle has provided her clients with strategic insight and branding guidance as a Global Brand Manager, creating and running successful, bi-lingual digital marketing campaigns, reaching 20 + countries world-wide, helping to grow and scale her client’s businesses. Michelle Global Media Correspondent, Michelle is the Co Host of The Progressive Minds Show, facilitating powerful conversations impacting the Black diaspora.
Michelle’s additional specialties include: Film Production Management, Creative Writing Services, PR Strategy, Digital Marketing, Executive Image Consulting, Event Production, and Video/Photography Production. She is also skilled in the area of Google analytics, Primary and Secondary Marketing Research, and Marketing Trend Analysis, and Experiential Marketing.