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Keiana  Barrett

Keiana Barrett

Director, Development and Strategic Development, Sterling Bay

Keiana Barrett has over 20 years of government affairs & community engagement experience, with a proven track record of raising over $1 million for campaigns and organizations. Additionally, Keiana is well-versed in developing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion verticals, along with communications and cultivation strategies which are currently utilized by press secretaries on Capitol Hill and organizational thought leaders across the country. Her vast tenures in crisis communication and leadership development have resulted in the placement of articles and editorials in a range of news platforms, while shaping corporate value systems with internal and external stakeholders. Keiana's client/professional portfolio: * Director, Diversity & Strategic Development, Sterling Bay * Deputy Director, READI Chicago, Heartland Alliance * Chief Advisor, 4th Ward Aldermanic Office; * Chief of Communications, Chicago Public Schools; * Chief of Staff, 7th Ward Aldermanic Office; *Director of Communications, Cook County Commissioner, 1st District *Media Relations Coordinator, Metra Commuter Rail Service; *National Press Secretary, Rainbow PUSH Coalition * Director, External Affairs/Development, DuSable Museum of African American History.